India  /  Published 19.09.20

Bengal students, Kerala 3 in ‘Qaida’ net

By Kinsuk Basu, Alamgir Hossain in Calcutta, Murshidabad

West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.20

Pandemic puts off Bera festivities

Murshidabad’s 300-year-old Bera festival, celebrated on the last Thursday of the Bengali Bhadra month, has fallen victim to the pandemic as district authorities and the Murshidabad's royal f...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore

West Bengal  /  Published 10.09.20

Car crash kills family of 3 in Murshidabad

An elderly couple and their daughter died when their car collided head-on with a Berhampore-bound bus on NH12 in Murshidabad’s Rejinagar around 5.30pm on Wednesday. The three were returning hom...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar

West Bengal  /  Published 04.09.20

Ganga gobbles up 70 houses in a few hours

Erosion has swept away at least 70 houses on the banks of the Ganga in Murshidabad’s Hiranandapur village late on Thursday night. Forty other families living at the same village under the juris...
By Alamgir Hossain in Samserganj

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.20

Fixed by villagers, road awaits fitness report

The villagers are livid as the administration sits on road inspection. “We met the executive engineer of the public works department and district police chief on Wednesday. They assured us that...
By Alamgir Hossain in Berhampore

Calcutta  /  Published 03.09.20

Farmer sells land to help son fulfil Isro ambition

An unlettered farmer in Murshidabad sold off 10 cottahs of his two-bigha plot last year to pay for his son’s coaching classes. Skipping the JEE (Main) exam was not an option for his son because...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar, Gautam Bose in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.08.20

Girl with cancer dies in mishap

An 18-year-old girl from Murshidabad’s Samserganj, who excelled in this year’s higher secondary examination despite undergoing treatment for cancer for nearly seven months, was killed in a...
By Alamgir Hossain in Samserganj

West Bengal  /  Published 17.07.20

Girls shine in madarsa exam

Merit outshone poverty as most toppers of the West Bengal Board of Madrasah Examination (WBBME), whose Class X board results were announced on Thursday, proved their mettle by defying odds. The WBBME...
By Alamgir Hossain, Soumya De Sarkar in Malda, Behrampore

West Bengal  /  Published 19.01.20

Bridge shut, trucks stuck in long lines

A British Raj-era single-lane bridge has been shut to vehicles heavier that three tones at Karalitala in Murshidabad district for over a month, throwing traffic into disarray on the Kandi-Behrampore r...
By Alamgir Hossain in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 10.01.19

On test: Bengal bridge closed in 1985

A barricaded British-era iron bridge in Murshidabad declared hazardous by the PWD in 1985 has been brought back into use amid questions on whether local authorities are turning a blind eye. The bridge...
By Alamgir Hossain in Jangipur


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