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Civic Issues
West Bengal  /  Published 15.06.20

Dance troupes on the brink

The dhamsa or the traditional drum has been silent for three months at the house of Malati Kora at Bichabhanga, a forest village on the fringes of the Gorumara National Park in Jalpaiguri.Malati, 28, ...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

Calcutta  /  Published 27.05.20

Wednesday wind won’t let city bury Amphan

Winds clocking nearly 100kmph, along with a sharp spell of rain and streaks of lightning, buffeted Calcutta on Wednesday evening — exactly a week after Cyclone Amphan struck.Several trees fell again...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 26.05.20

140-hour wait for CESC help

Subir Mukhopadhyay has been waiting for a CESC team to arrive ever since Cyclone Amphan knocked off power at his home at Sarsuna in Behala on May 20.The wait crossed 140 hours on Tuesday evening.“Wh...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 25.05.20

In the dark: Power outage and outrage

Prolonged outage seems to have led to severe outrage. Several parts of Calcutta have witnessed spontaneous demonstrations and roadblocks after residents alleged that households in large parts of the c...
By The Editorial Board in

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.20

Water supply hit as power was turned off

Water supply in several parts of Calcutta was affected on Thursday as the Calcutta Municipal Corporation could not operate water treatment plants between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning because...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

India  /  Published 13.05.20

Reminder to Supreme Court of duty to protect rights of all

An advocacy group for judicial accountability has expressed concern over the Supreme Court’s response to the sufferings of India’s Covid-19-hit poor, in a scathing criticism that also accused it o...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.05.20

Migrant tragedy ‘govt-made’

The Congress has said the migrant workers would have been suffering far less had the government heeded its suggestions to ensure food security and transfer Rs 7,500 to their accounts.Senior Congress p...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 06.05.20

Hygiene aid to daily wagers in Assam

Aide et Action, an NGO, with support from Small Industries Development Bank of India, distributed Swavalamban Suraksha Kawach to livelihood entrepreneurs as part of the Assam Covid-19 Response for Dai...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 05.05.20

‘Half of 10cr card holders already took May rations’

The Bengal government on Tuesday said nearly half of the 9.95 crore ration card holders had availed themselves of their monthly allotment of rice within the first four days of May.The announcement was...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.05.20

Food relief by theatre group of Belghoria

Migrant labourers from Bengal and Jharkhand would cook meals at the roadside stalls around Belghoria station every day for thousands of people.They used to work in the 100-odd stalls and small eateri...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta


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