India  /  Published 30.04.19

Where ‘no voter to be left behind’ is a cruel joke

Ram Vilas Kharwar, 65, will not vote. For him the Election Commission of India’s catchphrase, “No voter to be left behind”, is a cruel joke.The nearest polling centre is around 12km from Kharwar...
By Dev Raj in Kaimur

North East  /  Published 15.05.20

Villagers receive bill for life in the dark

The residents of Karkhana Putni village (ward 6) under Patharkandi Assembly constituency in south Assam’s Karimganj district have allegedly been receiving electricity bills without even having elect...
By Swapnaneel Bhattacharjee in Silchar

Business  /  Published 06.07.19

Medium-term benefits

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden budget has the hallmark of the Modi 2.0 government.The finance minister has laid down a vision to make India a $5-trillion economy based on the “minimu...
By Shanti Ekambaram/Guest Column

Opinion  /  Published 07.07.19

The budget resembled a set of wishes contained in a political manifesto

The Union budget, contrary to expectations, did not contain any big bangs. The new finance minister’s style was unique in at least two ways. First, Nirmala Sitharaman did away with figures and measu...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 24.05.20

Electrocution sparks ransack

Angry villagers vandalised a customer care office of the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) in Nadia’s Dignagar on Sunday morning after a labourer was electrocuted ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar


West Bengal  /  Published 21.05.20

Storm knocks down power

Power was among the worst-affected sectors in the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan on Wednesday and numerous pockets of south Bengal remained without electricity even at the end of Thursday, promp...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 06.11.18

Bengal power cop wants CESC demerger details

By Our Bureau in Calcutta

India  /  Published 27.10.18

Low-hanging wire kills 7 jumbos

Seven elephants, including a tusker, five females and a calf, were electrocuted after coming in contact with a low-hanging live wire near Kamalanga village in Dhenkanal district, about 100km from here...
By Ashutosh Mishra in Bhubaneshwar

West Bengal  /  Published 30.08.19

Rs 25,000 for each Durga Puja

By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 22.08.19

Institutions in Assam wilt in the heat

Children in 86.57 per cent of government primary schools in Assam do not even have the minimum comfort of a fan in this unbearable heat as their schools do not have electricity connection.A report pre...
By Rajiv Konwar in Guwahati


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