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East Burdwan
West Bengal  /  Published 19.09.22

Folk songs on missing MGNREGA jobs

A group of Bhadu folk singers from East Burdwan’s Khandoghosh are highlighting their poverty and unemployment through their songs by travelling across 40 villages in this district.  The &l...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

People  /  Published 17.09.22

The Durga Puja of the Chongdar family of Burdwan’s Guskara

Though most family members stay in faraway places, all visit their ancestral home during Durga Puja. The present generation is making their utmost effort to preserve the tradition of the puja in Chong...
By Amitabha Gupta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.09.22

CPM to contest tough charges, 7 sent to jail

East Burdwan district police on Thursday slapped stringent charges such as attempt to murder, provoking riots and voluntarily hurting public servants to deter from his duties on 46 CPM workers who wer...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar and Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 28.08.22

Letters to the editor: Yearning for childhood picnic days

Delicious past      Sir — As someone who grew up on Enid Blyton, I often rued the fact that the picnics of my childhood in Calcutta were nothing like the ones in my favourit...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 20.08.22

Dykes await funds for repairs

The cash-strapped Bengal government is finding it tough to repair damaged embankment as monsoon picks up because regular repairs of earthen embankments under the MGNREGA had to be stopped since the Ce...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 30.07.22

Irrigation crisis seeks solution in pumps

 The administration in Bengal’s rice bowl, East Burdwan, on Friday decided to appeal to the state electricity department to urgently restore power connections to around 1,700 submersible pu...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

Places  /  Published 08.07.22

Amadpur Baithak Khana – A hark back to ‘desher baris’ of the past

Amadpur is less than 100km north-west of Kolkata. One can take the Durgapur Expressway and then take a right turn from Masagram to reach Memari.  Cross the railway crossing near Memari Railwa...
By Amitabha Gupta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.06.22

Boiled snake in meal for kids

Six children on Thursday were admitted to a rural hospital in East Burdwan’s Jamalpur for reported unease after consuming a meal that had a dead snake at an Integrated Child Development Service ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.06.22

CM: Renu’s job letter ready

A letter appointing Renu Khatun, the 23-year-old nurse whose right palm was chopped off by her husband on Sunday, in a government job has been issued, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday. ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.22

Didi job promise to Renu

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said Renu Khatun, the 23-year-old nurse who has accused her husband of chopping off her right hand from the wrist, would get a government job. “The w...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty and Abhijeet Chatterjee in Calcutta/Durgapur


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