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Bolpur
West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.21

Driven by dream, artisan builds ‘bus-house’

A 42-year-old artisan near Santiniketan had a childhood dream that he would one day own and drive a bus. After years of living hand to mouth as an adolescent and adult, Uday Das of Dhanai village fou...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.21

State glare on land scam

The state government on Tuesday asked the Birbhum land department for an action-taken report on allegations of land-grab through fake deeds, a day after over 100 landowners demonstrated in front of th...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.21

Land-grab cry in Tagore town

Over a hundred landowners in Bolpur and Santiniketan have formed a committee and submitted a memorandum to the local land revenue office demanding action against the alleged growing instances of land-...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 25.07.21

Cow catchers to offset bovine threat to traffic

Municipality authorities in Bolpur are literally taking bulls and cows by the horn on roads. Civic authorities have hired two persons to go out and rein in stray cows from local thoroughfares after a...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 17.07.21

Birbhum bid to check Covid spread

The Birbhum district administration has asked hotel and resort owners at Santiniketan and other tourism hubs to ensure proof of both doses of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative RT-PCR test report, not...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

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West Bengal  /  Published 14.07.21

Birbhum village: 100% jab feat

Papuri, a remote village in Birbhum, has achieved the distinction of vaccinating all villagers aged 18 and above with at least one dose, at a time the national rate of Covid inoculation is around 7 pe...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 16.05.21

Health staff fret about transport

The biggest challenge for the state government amid the stricter curbs in place is to provide uninterrupted health care in government and private hospitals as thousands of health workers living in rur...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 02.05.21

Abir traders facing severe losses

An abir trader in Burdwan waits for customers on Saturday. Many abir traders in Bengal who had stocked up on green, saffron and red colours ahead of counting Sunday are facing severe losses as the El...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty

West Bengal  /  Published 28.04.21

Kin’s Covid tag stirs election pot

Political parties in parts of Bengal have started lodging complaints against rivals with Covid-positive kin in a bid to keep them off poll activities ahead of the final phase. In Birbhum, the BJP lod...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 26.04.21

For Scheduled Castes, a clue in the teacup

Rajkumar Fulmani had been associated with the BJP since 1987. Now, he is a face of the “No Vote to BJP” campaign.  Fulmani, a former BJP member of the Birbhum zilla parishad, has att...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)


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