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Cyclone Amphan
Calcutta  /  Published 13.06.20

New Town help for Sunderbans

A group of residents of a New Town complex made a two-day trip to the Sunderbans to provide over 200 families with food.The group from PS Arham reached Raidighi last Saturday afternoon. But a low tide...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.06.20

Dangling cable snip begins

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation on Saturday snipped television and Internet cables in some places that were, at times, a risk to pedestrians and two-wheeler riders.Civic officials, however, could n...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.06.20

Spice price sting lies in tail

Difficulty in procuring pulses from other states owing to transportation problems and poor harvest because of shortage of agricultural labourers — both results of the lockdown — have together led ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.06.20

Bengal targets credit for 20 lakh farmers

The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to infuse liquidity into the rural economy that is reeling from economic consequences of the lockdown and Cyclone Amphan to help cash-strapped farmers in the...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri

Opinion  /  Published 12.06.20

Lessons in the storm: Tress lost in Britain, 1987

From family members I hear of neighbourhood trees that fell during Cyclone Amphan. Quite apart from the human toll, it was also very sad to read about the countless birds that lost their homes or even...
By Amit Roy in

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Calcutta  /  Published 11.06.20

Students help Amphan-hit

A group of high school and college students have raised close to Rs 1 lakh to “do their bit” for people in South 24-Parganas and the Sunderbans hit by Cyclone Amphan.The group has been holding an ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.06.20

Abhishek goal: 1 lakh for Bengal rebuilding

The youth wing of the Trinamul Congress on Thursday launched an “apolitical” programme called Bangla’r Jubo Shokti (Bengal’s Youth Power) to get one lakh people aged between 18 and 35 on a sin...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.06.20

Helpline to fight trafficking

The state child rights’ watchdog has set up a helpdesk to address the issues of child marriage and child trafficking, which it says have increased with Covid-19 and Amphan pushing families into extr...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 09.06.20

Hurtful words

Sir — J.K. Rowling is in the news again, but this time for the wrong reason. The author of the Harry Potter series posted a tweet, perhaps unwittingly, that many found uninformed and demeaning towar...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 08.06.20

Rs 850 crore for social pension

The Bengal government on Monday allotted a sum of Rs 850 crore as pension to nearly 50 lakh beneficiaries of various social pension schemes, and Rs 1,050 crore for the development of industrial infras...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


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