West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.21

Forced to be at home at a relief shelter

Flood-hit Panchali Mondal, 27, a homemaker from Mandirtala of Ghoramara Island, glumly sat on the floor of a school converted into a safe shelter at Bamankhali of Sagar in South 24-Parganas. As it ra...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Sagar

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.21

On boat, auto & car to have a baby

Sabina Begum’s newborn son will have quite a story to tell of his birth when he grows up. The 24-year-old pregnant woman had to travel for over three-and-a-half hours on two boats, an autoricks...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.21

HC directs CBI officials to meet Speaker

Calcutta High Court on Monday advised CBI officials to meet Bengal Assembly Speaker Biman Bandyopadhyay in his chamber at 4pm during the day after the investigating agency had moved a petition challen...
By Tapas Ghosh in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.21

Bengal’s biggest oxygen plant opens

Bengal’s largest oxygen plant was opened on Monday at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) in Susrutanagar, on the outskirts of Siliguri. The second wave of Covid-19 led to an ...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.21

Sukanta green-lights BJP Puja this year

The BJP has decided after much deliberation to organise Durga Puja this year with the move being seen as one of the first signs of the party’s new Bengal president Sukanta Majumdar changing his ...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta


Opinion  /  Published 05.10.21

Drowned: DVC in focus

Semantics can be illuminating. Bengal’s chief minister has described the devastation caused by floods in several districts in the southern part of the state — Bankura, Birbhum, Hooghly, We...
By The Editorial Board

Lifestyle  /  Published 04.10.21

How an online store is bolstering Bengal’s doll-making heritage

The renowned shellac dolls or Galar Putul from Midnapore are made from hand-pressed soil gathered from white ant hills. The 62-year-old Brindaban Chanda of Paschimsai village is one of the few artisan...
By Rupali Mandal

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.21

Bengal violence: SC defers govt's plea

  The Supreme Court Monday deferred to October 22 the hearing of West Bengal government's lawsuit alleging that CBI is pressing ahead with investigation into the post-poll violence cases in ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.21

Trinamul bags two more seats

In the 2016 Assembly polls, Trinamul had won only four seats in the district. The party’s tally was just one in the 2011 Assembly polls, which it fought in an alliance with the Congress. Trinam...
By Alamgir Hossain in Berhampore

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.21

Upbeat TMC eyes last district Darjeeling

Buoyed by Trinamul’s electoral victories on Sunday, party leaders have started preparing the ground in Darjeeling, the only district in Bengal where it has repeatedly drawn a blank. Trinamul ch...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri


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