West Bengal  /  Published 31.08.20

Erosion leaves villagers homeless

River bank erosion along the Ganga in parts of Malda district turned acute on Sunday, prompting hundreds to vacate homes. The river is fast submerging chunks of land in two villages on its left banks...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 17.08.20

Barrage gap hits launch ride

Two launches brought by the state transport department for safer and faster journey between two river ports of Malda and Murshidabad districts could not be introduced for service as the height of the ...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Opinion  /  Published 10.08.19

In the crosshairs of ageing authority

Human civilization has been known to split hairs over tresses. There are numerous recorded instances of people, especially the young, being in the crosshairs of ageing — balding? — figures of auth...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 13.12.18

Central pat for Farakka police station

The Farakka police station in Murshidabad has secured third place in a nationwide competition organised by the Union home ministry which picked police stations based on parameters such as cleanliness,...
By Alamgir Hossain in Farakka(Murshidabad)

India  /  Published 10.10.18

Malda train on ‘unused’ tracks derails in UP

The engine and six bogies of a train from Malda derailed after leaving Rae Bareli station in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday morning, killing seven persons and pointing the needle of suspicion at a last-mi...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow


West Bengal  /  Published 27.11.18

Haldibari being upgraded for Bangla rail link

Indian Railways has started augmenting the infrastructure at Haldibari station in Cooch Behar to resume train services to Chilahati across the Bangladesh border. The border is just 3.5km from Hal...
By Our Correspondent in

West Bengal  /  Published 17.02.20

Probe into crash at bridge site

An engineer and a technician were crushed to death and five workers suffered serious injuries when a girder of the second Farakka bridge under construction collapsed on the right bank of the Ganga in ...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

India  /  Published 10.10.18

8 from Bengal among injured

Many people turned up at Malda Town station for information on their relatives and friends after the New Farakka Express that left the station on Tuesday evening derailed in Uttar Pradesh.None of the ...
By KOUSIK SEN in Raigunj

West Bengal  /  Published 10.08.19

A rebel with a cause

In the 1950s, when Kedarnath Mondal was a student of Class V, a sadhu visited his parents’ house in Malda district, the gateway to north Bengal. Those days it was an accepted thing to wash the feet ...
By Abahan Datta in

West Bengal  /  Published 24.03.19

Bridge spanner in fray

A purported promise by former president Pranab Mukherjee and his son Abhijit to build a bridge and their alleged failure to deliver have become the talking point among 80,000 voters of Suti in the Jan...
By Alamgir Hossain in Suti(Murshidabad)


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