West Bengal  /  Published 03.01.20

Blast at illegal cracker unit kills four

A blast ripped through an illegal firework manufacturing unit at a village near here on Friday morning, killing four workers and damaging several homes and trees nearby. The brick-walled factory with ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Naihati

West Bengal  /  Published 02.01.20

‘Woman’s fall accidental’

The 29-year-old woman whose body was found on the ground behind the wall of an apartment building in Jadavpur on Wednesday had an accidental fall while she was drunk, police said on Thursday.Sweety Su...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jadavpur

India  /  Published 24.12.19

UP police contradict chief, admit firing

A senior police officer in this Uttar Pradesh district said on Tuesday a youth was killed when the force fired in self-defence last week, contradicting an earlier claim by the state’s police chief t...
By PTI in Bijnore(UttarPradesh)

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.01.19

XLRI student collapses, dies on campus

A 26-year-old XLRI student died under yet unexplained circumstances on the premier B-school’s CH Area campus in Bistupur on Friday.A surveillance camera footage shows Shashwat Dixit leaving his host...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 08.08.19

The death penalty delayed

As long as capital punishment exists, the administrative system should not appear either to hesitate or to lose interest once the prisoners have been placed on death row. Neither humanity nor the righ...
By The Editorial Board


World  /  Published 17.04.20

China raises Wuhan death toll by 50%

Nearly 1,300 people who died of the coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan, or half the total, were not counted in death tolls because of lapses, state media said on Friday, but Beijing dismissed cl...
By Reuters in Shanghai

Opinion  /  Published 07.08.19

The death penalty is never the answer

After a moratorium of 43 years, the gallows were getting ready in Sri Lanka. Two executioners with ‘excellent moral character’ and ‘mental strength’ were appointed. A list of four convicts —...
By Sonia Sarkar

West Bengal  /  Published 16.04.20

3 more deaths in Bengal, 24 new cases

The Bengal government on Thursday announced three more deaths related directly to the Covid-19 infection, 24 new cases and nine recoveries.The death toll in the state now stands at 10, the government ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 28.07.19

Opposition unifier Jaipal Reddy is no more

S. Jaipal Reddy, who was instrumental in forging Opposition unity when a seemingly unassailable Congress began to lurch from one blunder to another in the late-1980s, died on Sunday in Hyderabad. He ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 11.04.20

LIC assurance for Covid-19 death claims

Life Insurance Corporation of India on Saturday assured its policyholders that death claims arising out of Covid-19 shall be treated on a par with other causes of death for the purpose of settlement. ...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta


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