West Bengal  /  Published 08.06.21

Lightning kills 26 in Bengal

Lightning killed at least 26 persons across five Bengal districts — Hooghly, Murshidabad, Bankura, East and West Midnapore — on Monday. A state government official said 11 persons died in...
By Alamgir Hossain, Snehamoy Chakraborty in Behrampore, Hooghly

Calcutta  /  Published 28.05.21

Storm-effect fear comes true day after

The waterlogging in several pockets forced CESC to cut off power supply to avoid any accident because of the inundation. Officials of the company said they had stopped supply to parts of Kalighat, Mom...
By Subhajoy Roy, Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.05.21

Tornado-like system strikes

The two have been identified as Kamal Majhi and Swapan Baul Das. But a local resident said: “They were hit by lightning.” Met officials in Alipore said the IMD did not have conclusive pic...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri, Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 26.05.21

Double whammy of full moon & storm

As flooding is almost inevitable across large parts of the city, the police launched an evacuation drive. Till Tuesday evening, over 2,500 people in low-lying areas were shifted to safer places. Of t...
By Kinsuk Basu and Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.05.21

Trader’s body found on Hooghly banks

A 66-year-old city businessman who left his south Calcutta home early on Sunday for his daily walk did not return home and was allegedly spotted jumping from the Howrah-bound flank of Vidyasagar Setu,...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 15.05.21

Vaccine denial triggers protest

Two doctors in Murshidabad died of Covid-19 on Friday. Health officials said Sandipan Mondal, 37 a general physician at Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital, died at a private hospital in Behrampo...
in Hooghly

West Bengal  /  Published 07.04.21

Phase 3 voting more violent, says EC

Deaths, attacks on candidates and complaints of electoral malpractices on Tuesday marked the third phase of the Bengal polls in which 31 Assembly segments spread across three districts voted. In the ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.04.21

Do not allow Bengal’s division, says Mamata

By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Hooghly

West Bengal  /  Published 01.04.21

Nadda flags 39 closed mills, insiders demur

BJP’s national chief J.P. Nadda said at a poll rally in Hooghly’s Dhanekhali on Wednesday that 39 of the 60 jute mills in Bengal were not operating, but sources in the industry said the fi...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.03.21

BJP workers erupt in rage

Old-timers of the party from constituencies such as Panchla, Udaynarayanpur, Raidighi and Diamond Harbour gathered in front of the BJP’s election office in Calcutta’s Hastings on Monday. M...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta


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