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West Bengal  /  Published 06.07.20

13 held for Kultali clash

The SUCI in South 24 Parganas’ Kultali has put on hold its ongoing protests against alleged Amphan aid malpractices following the clash on early Saturday morning in Maipith. Trinamul youth lead...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Kultali

West Bengal  /  Published 05.07.20

TMC leader killed over Amphan dole fury

The ongoing Amphan relief graft row took an ugly turn on Saturday with one leader each from Trinamul and rival SUCI found dead in Kultali, South 24-Parganas, and at least 40 houses and shops ransacked...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 04.07.20

Trinamul acts on party men for cornering Amphan dole

The ruling Trinamul Congress on Friday issued showcause notices to at least 200 of its leaders and workers at the panchayat level in Nandigram-I and II blocks in East Midnapore, asking them to explain...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Nandigram(Bengal)

West Bengal  /  Published 04.07.20

TMC lines up booth meetings for July 21

Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that Martyrs’ Day on July 21 wouldn’t be held in its traditional form because of Covid-19 and hence, the biggest annual event of the Trinamul Congress would ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.07.20

‘Unrest fears’ behind Amphan list no-show

The Mamata Banerjee government’s recent plan to put up lists with names of beneficiaries eligible for state compensation publicly in 69 blocks hit by Amphan has not been implemented in most bloc...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 03.07.20

Bengal bid to tame cyclone of mismanagement

An inquiry into 40,000-odd complaints about irregularities in the distribution of the Amphan house-building relief has revealed around 34,000 of them were genuine, the finding revealing the volume of ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 01.07.20

Shifting lives in the mangroves

Since 2007, the Bay of Bengal basin has seen at least 15 major cyclones, including Sidr in 2007, Aila in 2009, Phailin in 2013, Hudhud in 2014, Bulbul in 2019 and Amphan this year. Amphan made landfal...
By Megnaa Mehtta & Debjani Bhattacharyya in

West Bengal  /  Published 03.07.20

Amphan: Nandigram in 2007 rerun

Around 1,000 villagers blocked roads and waved black flags at police in Nandigram on Thursday morning in an eerie reminder of the 2007 land agitation which is considered as one of the reasons for the ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Nandigram(Bengal)

West Bengal  /  Published 03.07.20

Backlash on graded compensation rates

The Bengal government has split its flat-rate Rs 20,000-for-all compensation package for those whose homes were damaged by Amphan, a move seen by many as a fresh assault on genuine victims of the May ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.20

Fury over corruption in Amphan aid gets stormier

Gourisankar Jena, Trinamul’s booth president in Nandigram’s Sainbari village, received Rs 20,000 from the state government as Amphan relief to repair his home even though his concrete hous...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Nandigram(Bengal)


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