Places  /  Published 23.09.22

From rural Bengal to royal heritage: Seven getaways from Kolkata this festive season

The Belgadia Palace was built in 1804. The heritage hotel today is owned by the erstwhile royal family of Mayurbhanj. It is easily accessible by road, bus or train. From Kolkata, it is about four hour...
By Subhadrika Sen

West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.22

Glare on rain deficit in dengue spread

Deficit rainfall this year left drains in rural and semi-urban areas choked, creating a situation that is helping Aedes aegypti mosquitoes breed and increase the number of dengue cases across Bengal. ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.22

NIA to probe explosive hauls

 The National Investigation Agency will probe how huge amounts of explosives reached parts of Mohammad Bazar in Birbhum and Beldanga in Murshidabad. The central agency had recently filed a charg...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.09.22

CPM leader held for ‘brick hurl’

A CPM leader from Murshidabad’s Samserganj block was arrested late on Saturday in connection with the injury of Trinamul leader Nasiruddin Ahamad.   Ahamad was part of a survey team led by...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore

West Bengal  /  Published 10.09.22

NEET feat of bidi worker’s son

His mother rolls bidis for a living. His father, a poor grocer, died five years ago. But Amin Hossain, 19, from a village in Murshidabad district, has ranked 12,335 in the state in NEET whose results ...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore


West Bengal  /  Published 07.09.22

Buildings damaged by Ganga erosion

Block officials said sand bags were being placed in the area to thwart further erosion. Most displaced families have been shifted to the Pratapganj Primary School. “Given similar events last y...
By Alamgir Hossain

Career  /  Published 05.09.22

Meet the Youngest Headmaster in the world; providing free education to thousands in WB

Babar Ali, a 29-year-old young man from Murshidabad district in West Bengal, who has taught thousands of children in the past decades...
By Nancy Jaiswal

West Bengal  /  Published 05.09.22

Teacher exodus from rural schools

A large number of teachers has shifted from Murshidabad’s government-aided schools to towns, disrupting the teacher-student ratio at many rural institutions. According to sources, rural-based t...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore

West Bengal  /  Published 30.08.22

What happens when CUET makes changes

Manoj (name changed), a cook at a Santiniketan hotel, had to sacrifice his two days’ salary and spend Rs 3,000 for a night’s stay and travel to Berhampore after his son Shyam (name changed...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.08.22

Three boys drown in pond

Three children drowned in a pond at Balumati village near Murshidabad’s Islampur on Sunday afternoon when they were bathing. Riaz Sheikh, 10, Khaled Sheikh, 12 and Wasim Reza, 11, were neighbou...
By Alamgir Hossain in Islampur


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