West Bengal  /  Published 03.05.20

Labour troubles to the brim in rice bowl

The shortage of hired labourers from the neighbouring districts of Bankura, Birbhum, Purulia as well as Jharkhand has caused financial losses for several boro paddy growers in East Burdwan, home to ne...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 02.05.20

Ration violence in two districts of Bengal

Distribution of rations continued to pose problems for the Bengal government on Saturday as people turned violent at two places in Murshidabad, while beneficiaries protested against a couple of ration...
By Alamgir Hossain and Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 02.06.20

Tussle over pro-VC

The row between Bikash Bhavan and Raj Bhavan over the appointment of pro vice-chancellor of Burdwan University has once again brought to the fore how higher education in Bengal remains in a state of f...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.10.19

GI push for Burdwan’s langcha

The East Burdwan administration has been busy inspecting the quality of langcha from Shaktigarh, after chief minister Mamata Banerjee instructed district magistrate Vijay Bharti to try to get Geograph...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 26.09.19

CBI arrests IPS officer Mirza in Narada case

A special court on Thursday remanded S. M. H. Mirza in five-day CBI custody on a prayer by the probe agency, following the IPS officer's arrest in the Narada case.Special CBI court judge Anupam Mukhop...
By PTI in New Delhi


West Bengal  /  Published 05.05.20

Nurse detected with infection

A 43-year-old nurse attached to Pavlov Institute, Calcutta, has been tested positive for Covid-19, two days after she fell ill while visiting home in Burdwan town on leave.The nurse was immediately se...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

Calcutta  /  Published 01.05.20

Residents, cops help stuck girl reach home

A group of New Town residents and police helped a college student return home to East Burdwan on Wednesday night after she sought their help because she was feeling lonely and depressed.The student wa...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.03.20

Long queues for ‘fitness’ papers

Hundreds of homeward-bound people — ranging from engineers to labourers — were seen queuing up at the Burdwan Medical College and Hospital on Monday to get “fitness certificates” from doctors ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 12.03.20

Villagers detain surveyors over NRC fear

A four-member-team from the Survey of India was detained for an hour and physically prevented from conducting field-work in East Burdwan’s Galsi on Thursday morning as villagers got apprehensive tha...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 01.03.20

Hindu friends help in Delhi

A Muslim couple at Ketugram in East Burdwan said they were “grateful to and overwhelmed by” the care and protection extended to their son’s family by Hindu flatmates in Delhi’s Maujpur during ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan


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