West Bengal  /  Published 26.11.20

Award for saying ‘no’ to marriage

A 16-year-old village girl from Murshidabad, who complained to the BDO against her parents for arranging her marriage this April after her Madhyamik exam, received the state Birangana (bravery) award....
By Alamgir Hossain in

West Bengal  /  Published 25.11.20

Saplings distributed by two Murshidabad school teachers

Two teachers of government-run schools in Murshidabad have turned green crusaders and set for themselves the task of distributing one crore saplings free of cost. Humayun Kabir, 29, and Ardhendu Bisw...
By Alamgir Hossain in Beldanga

West Bengal  /  Published 21.11.20

Murshidabad police rear up for mounted force

Bengal’s tryst with mounted police will travel beyond Calcutta for the first time since 1840 if the state’s seat of power, Nabanna, gives the go-ahead to Murshidabad police to raise a forc...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore

West Bengal  /  Published 18.11.20

CBI arrests BSF officer for alleged cattle-smuggling

The CBI on Tuesday arrested Satish Kumar, a serving commandant of the BSF in Chhatisgarh, for his alleged involvement in the cattle-smuggling trade in Murshidabad during his posting at the bordering d...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.10.20

Queue outside Jalsaghar palace puja

The Chowdhurys have hired a private security agency to enforce the Calcutta High Court directives on curbing puja crowds. Not more than 20 people are allowed inside the palace, said sources. “D...
By Alamgir Hossain in Nimtita (Murshidabad)

West Bengal  /  Published 18.10.20

Hunt for ‘character certificates’

Tanjila Biwi, 32, of Gangadhari village near Nowda, has been running from pillar to post ever since she received a “frantic phone call” from her husband who wanted a “character certi...
By Alamgir Hossain, Subhasish Chaudhuri in Behrampore

West Bengal  /  Published 25.09.20

Proposal for new police stations in 2 districts

The superintendents of police of Murshidabad and Jangipur police districts have submitted proposals to the state home department for creation of new police stations and manpower. In the Murshidabad p...
By Alamgir Hossain in Berhampore

West Bengal  /  Published 25.09.20

Road rage against civic woes

Residents claim there has been no word from the administration since, although the road is ready. District officials did not respond to the protest on Thursday. Agitators were forcibly removed by pol...
By Alamgir Hossain, Subhasish Chaudhuri in Basirhat, Behrampore

India  /  Published 21.09.20

'Our concern is livelihood'

Tazimuddin Sheikh’s house at Ghoshpara in Jalangi, Murshidabad, has become a spectacle of sorts as people are turning up to check the home that an NIA team had surrounded early on Saturday to ar...
By Kinsuk Basu, Alamgir Hossain in Calcutta, Murshidabad

India  /  Published 20.09.20

Qaida: students in NIA net

By Kinsuk Basu, Alamgir Hossain in Calcutta, Murshidabad


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