West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.21

7-year-old orphaned by bolt from the blue

A bolt from the blue on Monday evening tore apart a seven-year-old girl’s life in Hooghly, killing her parents. Her parents had gone to their field to save their peanut crop from rain, when lig...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore, Hooghly

West Bengal  /  Published 26.05.21

Adhir asks PM for Behrampore Covid facility

Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha and Congress MP from Murshidabad's Behrampore, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, on Monday evening reportedly made an appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a tempo...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore

West Bengal  /  Published 03.05.21

Minority shift from Congress

The 2021 Assembly elections stand testimony to the Trinamul Congress’s emergence as the most dominant force in the minority-dominated belts of north and central Bengal, areas on which Mamata Ban...
By Avijit Sinha, Soumya De Sarkar, Alamgir Hossain in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.21

Death sentence in museum murder

The fourth additional and sessions judge's court in Murshidabad’s Berhampore on Thursday awarded death sentence to a man who worked as a casual labourer in the historic Hazar Duari museum fo...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore

People  /  Published 17.01.21

The Stone Hinge

The ground-floor studio in central Calcutta where I am meeting sculptor Chitta Dey is anyway very small. Moreover, it is cramped with sculptures, canvases, framed paintings, easels, paints and paintbr...
By Prasun Chaudhuri


West Bengal  /  Published 11.01.21

Rally against ‘divisive forces’ in Bengal

The Murshidabad unit of the All India Imam-Muezzin and Social Welfare Organisation on Sunday held a general meeting here and emphasised the need to elect a “secular and competent” party in...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore

West Bengal  /  Published 17.11.19

Mamata Banerjee meet with officials lined up on November 20

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to hold two meetings in Murshidabad on November 20, Trinamul sources said on Saturday. According to the sources, the government might announce major sops fo...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore

West Bengal  /  Published 29.05.20

Buses give up migrants midway at Behrampore

A group of 110 migrant labourers returning from Hyderabad to Cooch Behar were left stranded midway after two buses dropped them off at the Behrampore bus stand before dawn on Thursday and left.The res...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore

West Bengal  /  Published 04.09.19

Lynched after ‘intruder’ tag in clinic

A mason was beaten to death inside a polyclinic in the heart of Behrampore town in Murshidabad on Wednesday after employees of the establishment accused him of “intruding” into the premises and at...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore

West Bengal  /  Published 24.05.19

Adhir Chowdhury's win streak continues

Adhir Chowdhury came back from the brink of political irrelevance to retain the Behrampore Lok Sabha seat, securing his fifth consecutive victory from his backyard amid a Congress debacle across the c...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore


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