Culture  /  Published 20.06.21

Flock, Stock and Barrel

[{"id":1,"type":"text","value":"The birds do not sing anymore in Pakhiralaya. Home of the birds — that is what pakhiralaya means. It is also the name for a bird sanctuary in Gosaba island of Ben...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 19.06.21

Rain blow to three districts after Yaas

Continuous rainfall over the past few days has disrupted life and livelihood in the coastal districts of East Midnapore, North 24-Parganas and South 24-Parganas with thousands of people being rendered...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Anshuman Phadikar, Abhijeet Chatterjee in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.06.21

RKM Saradapitha help for Yaas-hit areas

Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, a branch centre of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Belur Math, has launched relief work in areas ravaged by Cyclone Yaas. A team of monks and representatives of a c...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Howrah

West Bengal  /  Published 16.06.21

Yaas damper on hilsa hunt

Cyclone Yaas, which lashed the coastal districts of the state on May 26, has dealt a severe blow to fishermen in East Midnapore and South 24-Parganas as only 40 per cent of trawlers could venture out ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore), Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.06.21

HC allows probe into Adhikari ‘theft’ case

Calcutta High Court on Monday turned down the prayer of the leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, Suvendu Adhikari, who had sought quashing of an FIR drawn up by Contai police accusing him and fou...
By Tapas Ghosh in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 14.06.21

Yaas: siblings empty piggy bank

Two school students, a brother and a sister, have donated Rs 1,200 that they had saved over the last few months for children whose homes and lives have been devastated by Cyclone Yaas. Angana Panda, ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.06.21

Legacy that Covid could not overpower

Funds started to pour in as soon as Dasani’s younger daughter Nishita posted a message on social media. “...In these difficult times of the Covid-19 pandemic when the entire nation is stru...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.06.21

High tides spare coast damage in 3 districts

Thousands of residents of coastal areas in East Midnapore, North 24Parganas and South 24Parganas and the administration heaved a sigh of relief as high tides on Friday didn’t cause much damage a...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri, Anshuman Phadikar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.06.21

Column of wind on Hooghly

The Met office called Thursday’s system a waterspout, a whirling column of air and water mist. “It is similar to a mesocyclone or a mini-tornado that was reported on May 25. The previous o...
By Debraj Mitra, Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.06.21

Jesuit priests provide Yaas relief

A relief campaign, led by Jesuit priests, has been feeding 1,500 people every day in pockets of East Midnapore that were devastated by Cyclone Yaas. Two trucks loaded with dry ration reached the coas...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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