West Bengal  /  Published 26.07.20

Lockdown pain in Burdwan station

At least 30 passengers, including women and children who got off the New Delhi-Howrah special train at Burdwan station on Saturday, were stranded for at least six hours with no vehicle amid the state-...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 19.07.20

Covid spike shuts parts of South Bengal

The spike in Covid-19 cases in a few south Bengal districts has forced the respective administration to enforce micro-level lockdowns. Sources said in the health department blamed the lack of awarene...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Tamluk(EastMidnapore), Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 18.07.20

Driver takes on robber at loan firm

A 45-year-old man was shot at by a robber after he held on to him while the criminal and five other gang members were trying to flee after looting gold ornaments from the branch of a non-banking finan...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 10.07.20

Mason's home was actually a snake pit

A mason from East Burdwan’s Kalna discovered at least 50 snakes, including deadly Indian cobras, between Wednesday and Thursday in his 40-year-old mud house on Thursday morning. Haru Majhi, 40,...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 27.06.20

Government official tests positive

A deputy magistrate in Durgapur tested Covid-19 positive on Friday.Sources said the WBCS (executive) officer was suffering from fever and fell ill at his office on Thursday. He was admitted to a priva...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur


People  /  Published 23.03.19

The world-class pianist the world never heard

That evening, 40 people sat in the dimly lit room on the second floor of Park Mansions, as Malavika spoke to academician Julie Mehta about another time, another music. It seems Monica, the only daught...
By Paromita Sen

West Bengal  /  Published 18.12.19

Priyanka briefed on people’s ‘fear’ in Bengal

Congress leaders in West Burdwan told their national general-secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday that people of Bengal were “living in fear” following the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment)...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 14.12.19

Bangladesh migrant ‘suicide’ linked to citizenship fear

A 36-year-old woman who had come to Bengal from Bangladesh has allegedly hanged herself after she spent “two nights in continuous worry” over how to collect documents to prove her Indian citizensh...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 17.11.19

Bidhan Chandra Roy bust vandalised

A bust of former Bengal chief minister Bidhan Chandra Roy — popularly known as Banglar Roopokar (maker of modern Bengal) — in front of a Congress office in East Burdwan’s Mankar was vandalised a...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 06.04.19

Modi contest cry in Durgapur

BJP leaders have demanded that Narendra Modi be fielded from the Burdwan-Durgapur Lok Sabha seat as the party is yet to name a candidate with only two days left for the close of nominations.“The Tri...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur


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