West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.22

High tide submerges areas in North 24-Parganas

Several areas of Taki and Hansnabad towns in the Basirhat subdivision of North 24-Parganas were inundated on Sunday and Monday because of a high tide that caused the Ichhamati river to overflow the ea...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 16.10.21

Durga Puja: Low-key immersions

Immersions of the idols of Goddess Durga and her children in the Ichhamati in Taki, North 24-Parganas, were held on Friday under the watchful eyes of the state police, administration, the BSF and thei...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Taki (North 24-Parganas)

West Bengal  /  Published 10.10.21

Safe Ichhamati immersion rules

The traditional Vijaya Dashami boat ride on the river Ichhamati, to bid farewell to Goddess Durga, will be a restricted affair for the second pandemic year in a row. Taki civic administration has ann...
By Subhashis Chaudhuri in Taki (North 24-Parganas)

West Bengal  /  Published 23.04.21

Outsiders take boat rides to booth

“Our lives are beholden to the Border Security Force outpost, really,” he said pointing to his right just as a BSF jawan got off his outpost to adjust the octogenarian’s mask for a t...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Bongaon

West Bengal  /  Published 28.10.20

Two civic bodies plunge into river cleansing after idol immersions

The North 24-Parganas district administration on Tuesday morning started the cleansing of the Ichhamati river following the pollution of water during immersion of idols on Dashami. The authorities of...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Basirhat

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.19

The problem with seeking apologies

Sir — The apologies tendered by the former German chancellor, Willy Brandt, and by the former Japanese prime minister, Nobusuke Kishi, deserve special praise. But seeking an apology for sins of the ...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 01.06.20

Dam collapses, homes surge

A large area of Itinda near Basirhat in North 24-Parganas was inundated on Sunday night when a concrete dam on the Ichhamati river was washed away because of heavy tidal waves.At least 300 fishing boa...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Basirhat


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