West Bengal  /  Published 27.05.21

Cyclone Yaas: 'CM's insistence on micromanaging preparedness played an important role in containing damage'

A senior official said that whenever the Met office predicts natural calamities, the administration follows a standard operating procedure, evacuating people from vulnerable areas and alerting departm...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.05.21

CM camps at Nabanna for Yaas combat

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she’d stay overnight at state secretariat Nabanna with the top-tier bureaucracy to keep tabs on Cyclone Yaas from a war-room of the disaster manage...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.05.21

Hub with link to weather base

According to sources, Upanna used to house the chief minister’s grievance redressal cell and it would be shifted temporarily to make space for the control room. A senior government official sai...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.05.21

Post-poll violence: Didi announces compensation, jobs for victims' kin

By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.04.21

What Calcuttans stand to lose

Senior student activists in Delhi’s universities often cite Bengal’s example to juniors when faced with police action or violent clashes with rivals, highlighting their eastern peers&rsquo...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi


West Bengal  /  Published 14.03.21

Polls: A People’s Puja

These sweets, available in two flavours — vanilla and nolen gur — are not delectables the common man will buy. But yes, there will be conversations around them. And, according to Mullick, ...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 20.02.21

Bengal: forces deployed before poll dates

The Union ministry of home affairs has decided to send 12 companies of central paramilitary forces to Bengal by Friday night and another 113 companies by February 25 for the purpose of area domination...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.02.21

Left blames police for leader death

Maidul Islam Middya, a 33-year-old DYFI leader who took part in a protest on Thursday in Calcutta that witnessed clashes between the police and Left supporters, died in a nursing home on Monday mornin...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.02.21

Maidul Islam’s family loses breadwinner

Maidul Islam Middya, 33, the unit secretary of the CPM-backed DYFI in Bankura’s Kotulpur, who died in Calcutta on Monday allegedly of wounds sustained in the police-protester clash that erupted ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bankura

West Bengal  /  Published 12.02.21

Police and Left youths clash, bandh today

The Bengal government issued a notification on Thursday evening cancelling all types of leave for government employees and those in state-aided institutions in view of the strike called by the Left on...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta


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