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Cyclone Amphan
West Bengal  /  Published 03.08.20

State looks for loan to fix embankments

The Mamata Banerjee government has started discussions with Nabard (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) and the World Bank to secure a loan of Rs 2,000 crore to undertake permanent re...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 02.08.20

Amphan debris still scars Salt Lake

Devashis Jana, the mayoral council member in charge of solid waste management, said keeping roads clean and preventing a pile-up of garbage were proving to be a challenge. He also cited defunct trucks...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 28.06.20

Plain-paper ease for Amphan pleas

The Bengal government has done away with printed application forms and allowed people to apply for compensation by giving their details on plain paper amid growing complaints of graft in Amphan relief...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.07.20

Giant grandpa back on feet

The “wish tree” is back on its feet in the Indian Botanic Garden. The over 100-year-old Baobab tree, also known as Kalpavriksha, that was uprooted by Cyclone Amphan on May 20 was replante...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.20

Mamata seeks labs, state dues and UGC rethink

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday seized the opportunity of a virtual event attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and televised live to place before the Centre several demands of Bengal to c...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.20

Officials seek more time for Amphan lists

Several block and panchayat officials in East Midnapore have admitted that they couldn’t meet the July 24 deadline for providing exhaustive lists of people eligible for Amphan compensation, post...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

Opinion  /  Published 24.07.20

Get Set: Free ration to win Bengal?

The possibility of free rations is alluring. According to the speech of the chief minister of West Bengal on July 21, that is what the people of the state should look forward to, together with, perhap...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 22.07.20

Covid blow to Digha tourism revival

East Midnapore’s Digha recorded its first Covid-19 cases in the past few days, bringing the tourist town’s clean record to an end and threatening to cripple the hospitality sector for long...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

West Bengal  /  Published 21.07.20

Amphan: picture deadline grim

The East Midnapore district administration, busy battling Covid-19, is in a fix as the state government has asked it to submit by July 22 (Wednesday) fresh photographs of damaged homes with owners sta...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

Calcutta  /  Published 19.07.20

Restoration must for St Paul’s Cathedral

Two earthquakes, a cyclone and the ravages of time have pushed Calcutta’s St Paul’s Cathedral to a stage where only structural restoration can protect it from future tremors, a restoration...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta


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