West Bengal  /  Published 27.11.20

Suvendu’s post goes to his critic Kalyan

The Bengal government on Thursday appointed Serampore MP Kalyan Banerjee as the chairman of the Hooghly River Bridge Commission (HRBC) in place of state transport minister Suvendu Adhikari who is appa...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.11.20

Trade union bandh hits industrial belt

The Left in Bengal claimed workers in the industrial belts of Durgapur and Asansol and jute mills in North 24-Parganas and Hooghly “spontaneously” backed the bandh called by trade unions a...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.11.20

Boat rallies for erosion fix in Nadia

Addressing a rally, which was attended by over 1,000 erosion victims, at Santipur’s Balagarh ghat, CPM MLA Rama Biswas said: “Erosion is merely not an election issue. It has become a perma...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar

Calcutta  /  Published 29.10.20

How immersion fared at Calcutta ghats

Around 3,500 sets of idols — more than 12,000 in total — are immersed at Hooghly ghats in the city. This year, around 2,500 sets were immersed on the first two days of immersion — Mo...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.09.20

BJP worker dead, party cries murder

A BJP worker was found hanging from a tree near his home in Hooghly’s Goghat on Sunday morning, prompting the party to cry murder and accuse “Trinamul goons”. The party put up a roa...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Hooghly


Calcutta  /  Published 10.09.20

Covid: 3 hospitals fined

The state health regulatory commission has fined two private hospitals in Calcutta that did not admit a 78-year-old Covid patient and a third for not taking proper care of him after admission, the pan...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.08.20

‘Caste bias’ stalls resettlement

Members of five Scheduled Caste families whose homes were either washed away or face threat from the swirling waters of the Hooghly in Nadia couldn’t settle on the land allotted by the local pan...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Chakdah

Calcutta  /  Published 21.08.20

'Safe' lamp post kills two near Botanics

Two men returning home after a dip in the Hooghly were electrocuted near the botanical garden in Shibpur on Thursday afternoon after they came in contact with a lamp post barely seven hours after a CE...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.08.20

Mistaken identity ails Covid test reports

A 38-year-old police constable was told on August 10 that he was Covid positive but was addressed by a different name over the phone. A 65-year-old man from Hooghly’s Bhadreswar was called up a...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Arambagh

Calcutta  /  Published 06.08.20

'Covid' stigma on cardiac patient

A 32-year-old man from Arambagh, in Hooghly, who suffered “severe cardiac failure” on Monday, was allegedly refused admission by a nursing home after a doctor there learnt that the patient...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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