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Burdwan
West Bengal  /  Published 15.10.20

Tribal woman gang-raped, one held

A 21-year-old tribal woman was allegedly gang-raped by two youths who had dragged her to a paddy field near her house in East Burdwan on Tuesday night. The woman said she had stepped out of her thatc...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 02.10.20

Campus exam tests Covid rules

A girls’ college in Birbhum’s Bolpur allowed at least 100 final-year under-graduate students to take on-campus examination in violation of Burdwan University norms and Covid-19 protocol on...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 24.09.20

Sisters’ birthday party with gift of life

Move over, flashy birthday parties at food courts of malls and banquet halls. A couple in West Burdwan’s Jhanjra celebrated their two daughters’ birthdays at a blood bank. Parents Saugata ...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 23.09.20

Trucks with illegal sand seized

The West Burdwan district administration on Tuesday seized 17 trucks carrying sand illegally mined from Damodar and Ajay river beds. The seizure was made during raids in Barabani and Raniganj blocks ...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol

West Bengal  /  Published 19.09.20

Kidnapped boy’s body in canal

Police early on Friday discovered the body of a nine-year-old boy, a Trinamul Congress gram panchayat member’s son, who had allegedly been kidnapped for ransom on the night of September 16 from ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

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West Bengal  /  Published 13.08.20

Fixed business hours for Burdwan shops

The East Burdwan district administration has ordered a staggered opening of shops and markets in Burdwan and Memari municipal areas to arrest the spike in Covid-19 cases in the district. East Burdwan...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 06.08.20

Barter system lets the poor get sanitisers

Some youths in East Burdwan’s Palla Road have started a sanitiser bank to ensure cash crunch did not come in the way of the poor keeping themselves safe during the pandemic. The bank operates o...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 30.07.20

Kiosks in Burdwan for swab collection

The East Burdwan district administration has decided to set up temporary kiosks in Burdwan town to collect swab samples of suspected Covid-19 patients after the number of positive cases increased here...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.20

3 friends drown during holy dip

Three youths drowned in the Damodar river on Monday in West Burdwan’s Andal while one of their friends was traceless till sundown. The tragedy took place when friends Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Shib...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.20

Death precedes Covid report, labs overflow with samples

An 85-year-old man died early on Monday in Burdwan town without confirmation of his Covid-19 status, as the reports of his and 12 other relatives were delayed. In the evening, reports showed the dece...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan


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