North 24 Parganas
West Bengal  /  Published 18.07.22

Better pay clears land hurdle to new bridge

The North 24-Parganas district administration has resolved a land acquisition problem holding up the construction of an approach road to a bridge over the river Ichhamati in Baduria, though a major pa...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.07.22

BSF jawan on duty drowns

A BSF jawan drowned in the Ichhamati near Taki in North 24-Parganas on Friday morning when he fell from a boat and got entangled in a rope that was being used to pull out a broken anchor from the rive...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

News  /  Published 14.07.22

Trafficking survivor gets Rs 8 lakh in damages, Rs 8,000 a month for treatment

On New Year’s Day 2021, a 13-year-old girl in North 24-Parganas district was trafficked, allegedly by an aunt and a man. She was rescued from a house in south Kolkata three days later, bef...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 19.06.22

5 trucks gutted in Petrapole

Five export-bound trucks with bleaching powder, cotton bales and paper rolls worth Rs 50 lakh were gutted in a fire at the Petrapole land port parking on Saturday. BSF sources said that around 2.45am...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.06.22

Agnipath fury in Bengal

The wave of protests against Agnipath, the short-term recruitment scheme in the armed forces, reached Bengal on Friday as thousands of youths held demonstrations at different locations, including Sili...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta/Siliguri


West Bengal  /  Published 16.06.22

Centre fund halt poser for dyke repair

Ahead of monsoon, the administration of South 24-Parganas and North 24-Parganas districts is facing a tough time in doing minor jobs such as maintaining earthen dykes as the Centre has halted funds un...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.06.22

School hobbles with sole guest teacher

Mondal, a geography teacher during his service years, says he found it difficult to teach science, but eventually worked a way out by engaging a local unemployed youth. “There has been a major ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.06.22

Mangrove plants on Hooghly banks

Three organisations based in the Sunderbans, with help of the local clubs in Baranagar, on Sunday planted over 200 mangrove saplings on the banks of the river Hooghly on the occasion of World Environm...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.06.22

8 DMs shifted ahead of panchayat polls

The Mamata Banerjee government on Thursday transferred eight district magistrates in a major bureaucratic reshuffle ahead of next year’s panchayat polls. “Most of the DMs had spent three ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.05.22

Rare species of turtles seized, two arrested

The state wildlife department seized around 450 Indian softshell turtles from Swarupnagar in North 24-Parganas on Sunday morning. The endangered species of turtle is generally found in the lower midd...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta


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