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Bolpur
West Bengal  /  Published 27.05.20

Betel leaf farms razed to the ground

Sanatan Gayen is wondering how he will fund the education of two siblings after his betel leaf farm was destroyed by Cyclone Amphan last week.The 27-year-old has been trying to calculate the total los...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty and Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 09.05.20

Tragedy on tracks averted in Birbhum

A re-run of Friday’s massacre on tracks in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad was averted hours later near Nalhati railway station in Birbhum thanks to an alert train driver who pressed the emergency brakes...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 05.05.20

Home still far away for 10

Trains are taking back thousands of migrant labourers to their respective states, but 10 home-bound youths continue to walk to their houses at Kalna in East Burdwan as no government has come their way...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 26.04.20

Birbhum Covid-19 doctors to receive training

Doctors and other medical personnel attending to Covid-19 patients in Calcutta will train their counterparts at different hospitals across Birbhum district through video conferencing from Monday. The ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri

West Bengal  /  Published 10.04.20

Queues fail social distancing

The lockdown plight of the poor has showed up outside banks and post offices at several places in Bengal as people are turning up in thousands in violation of social distancing protocol to withdraw me...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 10.04.20

Relatives worried over bread and migrants

Tanjera Biwi, 35, was sitting in the courtyard of her one-storey concrete home at Basudevpur village in Murshidabad on Friday morning as she was busy scribbling calculations on a piece of paper. She h...
By Alamgir Hossain and Snehamoy Chakraborty in Berhampur

West Bengal  /  Published 05.04.20

Protests against quarantine centres

Protests have erupted in several south Bengal districts against establishment of Covid-19 quarantine centres despite chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s appeal to people not to oppose such facilities. ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 29.03.20

Move to collect migrant worker data

The Bengal government has asked all district administrations to prepare databases of migrant labourers who are stuck in different states during the lockdown so that authorities can take remedial measu...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 17.03.20

Visitors await sanitisers at police stations

People who visit police stations in Bengal will now have to rub their hands with sanitiser before they register a complaint.Following a state government order, all police stations in south Bengal dist...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 17.03.20

Tabs on migrant workers for screening

The Bengal government has decided to prepare a database of migrant labourers so that a health screening can be done when they return home from Covid-19-hit states such as Kerala and Maharashtra.Lakhs ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)


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