West Bengal  /  Published 05.01.22

Colleges organise freshers’ welcome, flout state order

Two state government-sponsored colleges in Nadia organised their freshers’ welcome on Tuesday, flouting the January 2 state order that categorically announced the closure of campuses in Bengal t...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnanagar

West Bengal  /  Published 24.12.21

29 students test positive

Panic broke out among students and officials of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya here when 35 persons, including 29 students, tested positive for Covid-19 within a week of a parent-teacher meeting.  S...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

West Bengal  /  Published 18.12.21

Scan authority for imported plants

The Centre has decided to appoint a post-entry quarantine (PEQ) inspection authority in north Bengal to issue certificates for use of plants imported in the region. Floriculture and horticulture are ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 18.12.21

Nadia loom owners make big strides

Power loom owners in Nadia’s Santipur and Phulia, famed for making traditional cotton saris, will now broaden their horizons. The Bengal government is offering them logistics support in setting...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.12.21

Gigantic fish caught from Hooghly sold for ₹12,000

Fishermen in Nadia’s Santipur caught a gigantic baghair (Bagarius bagarius) or dwarf goonch from the Hooghly on Saturday evening. Also known as the devil catfish, the species is usually availab...
By Our Correspondent in Nadia


West Bengal  /  Published 10.12.21

New Year date for Sanskrit centre

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said an exclusive practice-and-research centre on Sanskrit and Indological studies would start functioning from January 1 in Nadia’s Nabadwip. As an e...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar

West Bengal  /  Published 08.12.21

Doctor ‘thrashed’ for mask-up request

A doctor attached to the Calcutta Medical College was allegedly beaten up by a co-passenger for requesting the latter to wear a mask when they were aboard a Krishnagar-bound local train on Tuesday aft...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.12.21

Hi-tech ambulance donated in Nadia

A Durga Puja committee in Nadia’s Kalyani has pooled funds to procure and donate a hi-tech cardiac ICU ambulance to a local non-profit, responding to a need for emergency medical support service...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

West Bengal  /  Published 30.11.21

Autopsy can’t confirm drink driving

A day after the mini-truck crash in Hanskhali claimed 17 lives, a team of Nadia District Hospital that did an autopsy on the driver failed to confirm he was drunk. Police probing the accident on Sund...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar

West Bengal  /  Published 29.11.21

Accident kills 17 mourners

Seventeen people, including a six-year-old child, were killed on Sunday morning when the mini-truck they were travelling in to a crematorium collided with a truck in Nadia’s Hanshkhali. The tra...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar


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