West Bengal  /  Published 08.09.22

Boarders beaten up for ‘protest’ against intruders

Several boarders of a school in East Midnapore’s Contai were allegedly beaten up by goons on Tuesday evening in a supposed retaliation to complaints that the goons had been using their campus to...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk

West Bengal  /  Published 16.07.22

Hilsa catch brings joy

Hilsa fishermen in East Midnapore and South 24-Parganas finally saw an end to a two-year drought this week when they returned from deep seas with catch of over 100 tonnes. As many as 3,000 trawlers f...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 15.06.22

Six more fishermen’s bodies found

The bodies of six more fishermen have been brought ashore, three days after a trawler sank in the Bay of Bengal off Petuaghat coast in Contai. Two bodies had been recovered on Friday, the day of the ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk

News  /  Published 09.05.22

Tourists from Kolkata drown at Mandarmani

Two persons from city drowned while bathing in the sea at Mandarmani, located 170km southwest of Kolkata in the Purba Medinipur district, on Sunday afternoon, police said. Sarim Sarfroz, 23, lived in...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 27.04.22

Scan on Contai poll footage: HC

A division bench of Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed the State Election Commission to hand over all CCTV footage related to Contai municipality polls to Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFS...
By Tapas Ghosh in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 03.03.22

Blow to Adhikaris’ turf of Contai

Municipal polls turned out to be a major setback for Contai’s “first family” — the Adhikaris — as results showed an evident decline of their clout on a turf they had rule...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Contai

West Bengal  /  Published 02.03.22

HC rejects BJP plea

The beleaguered Bengal BJP suffered a setback in Calcutta High Court on Tuesday when a division bench headed by Chief Justice Prakash Srivastava rejected its plea to cancel polling to the Contai munic...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.02.22

Adhikaris missing from BJP’s Contai list

The BJP has given the family of Suvendu Adhikari a miss in its list of candidates for Contai municipality polls, raising questions whether the decision reflected the party’s lack of confidence i...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar, Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore), Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.12.21

Govt schools shut over zero rate of attendance

Seven government-run junior high schools in East Midnapore have been shut down after district officials conducted reopening surveys this month and found that attendance rates had plummeted to zero. F...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

Places  /  Published 18.11.21

Experience a touch of Odisha near Contai

By Road: Drive to Contai via Uluberia, Bagnan, Kolaghat, Nandakumar, Bajkul, Henria and Nachinda. Marishda Bazar is just 2.5 km from Nachinda. Bahiri is 4 km from Marishda. One has to take the ...
By Amitabha Gupta


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