Cyclone Amphan
West Bengal  /  Published 11.09.20

Amphan: Peanuts to fix cyclone scars

Authorities of 2,472 schools in East Midnapore, devastated by Cyclone Amphan, had asked the district administration for funds to repair the buildings. What they received from the state government fel...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 10.09.20

Bengal district schools in a fix over online classes

Authorities of 1,053 government schools in South 24-Parganas are in a fix on how to implement a district administration order to hold online classes as large swathes of the district lack high-speed In...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 10.09.20

Cyclone spurs change in site of Jagannath shrine

The Digha Sankarpur Development Authority has decided to shift the site for the proposed 214ft-high Jagannath Temple further away from the sea because of the experience of Cyclone Amphan that caused h...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

West Bengal  /  Published 09.09.20

TMC: Amphan 15 back in party

Trinamul Congress in Nandigram on Monday revoked the suspension of 15 of 25 party members accused of misappropriating Amphan relief funds in East Midnapore. The party justified its decision, saying t...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Nandigram(Bengal)

Calcutta  /  Published 09.09.20

School helps families survive

Anushree Sardar, 3, has been living in a makeshift room with her parents as their house in Gabberia village, South 24-Parganas, was demolished by Cyclone Amphan. Sree Chakraborty, 5, of Singheshwar v...
By Ayan Paul in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 07.09.20

Neglected lights put Salt Lake at theft risk

Five theft attempts at Karunamoyee Housing Estate in Salt Lake’s ED block over the past few nights have left residents jittery. While three theft attempts took place on Saturday night, two were ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 05.09.20

JEE: resolve Amphan and Covid couldn’t break

Biswanath Das, 18, lives in a bamboo house with a tin roof in a village in Kakdwip in South 24-Parganas. The roof came apart during Cyclone Amphan and even now water seeps through the cracks on the r...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar, Gautam Bose in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.08.20

Cyclone Amphan: stink of graft in betel ex-gratia

Another instance of alleged corruption in disbursal of compensation for people hit by Cyclone Amphan has been uncovered when a survey has found that many recipients of grants forked out by the Bengal ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 27.08.20

Fee anxiety for trafficking survivor

Parul (name changed), 18, a resident of Kakdwip in the Sundarbans, wants to work in the IT industry as an accountant. She is enrolled in a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) programme at a priv...
By Chandrima Bhattacharya in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 27.08.20

Time to marry: Proposal and lessons of Covid-19

In late June, a 15-year-old girl from East Midnapore in West Bengal alerted a non-governmental organization about her impending marriage. It had been arranged by her father who had lost his income bec...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in


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