News  /  Published 28.05.22

Made with love in Cooch Behar, sold online for entire India

A group of domestic workers in Cooch Behar in north Bengal are making bags that are being sold online all over the country. The women learnt the skill when they had no livelihood in the pandemic. But...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.05.22

Another model found dead in Kolkata, finger at Covid job loss and lack of work

A private car and two two-wheelers were damaged after a truck hit them near Ballykhal in Howrah early on Friday, police said. The truck was travelling from Uttarpara to Bally in Howrah when the drive...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri and Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 28.05.22

Bid to check anomalies

The Bengal government has taken a first-of-its-kind initiative to plug loopholes in the implementation process of projects taken up under the 100-day job scheme and sent a detailed list of dos and don...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

News  /  Published 27.05.22

Techno India fair effort to spread happiness

If happiness was a place, it may have looked like the fairground on the Techno India University campus recently, where they held a “happiness fair”.  “Earlier, parents would dr...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Books  /  Published 27.05.22

When India’s numbers lie

Books: Whole Numbers and Half Truths: What Data Can And Cannot Tell Us About Modern India Author: Rukmini S. Publisher: Context Price: Rs 699 Data, or their absence — in the times of search ...
By Deeptanil Ray


News  /  Published 26.05.22

Bus with 77 tourists falls into Odisha gorge, six from Howrah dead

Six tourists from Bengal died and 15 were critically injured after a tourist bus fell into a gorge at Kalinga Ghat in Ganjam district in Odisha, about 230km from Bhubaneswar, around 12.15am on Wednesd...
By Kinsuk Basu, Subhashish Mohanty in Kolkata, Bhubaneswar

News  /  Published 26.05.22

‘Aparajito’ fever grips box office, 40 shows daily on debut, 120 in second week

A Bengali film that looks back at Satyajit Ray’s foray into cinema and the journey to his first movie has caught the fancy of the box office. Aparajito, which opened on May 13 with some 40 show...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 25.05.22

Report released on Covid, CAA-NRC-NPR shadow on voting by migrant labourers

Many migrant labourers from Bengal cast their votes in the 2021 Assembly polls in the state with the fear that their names would be struck off the electoral rolls if they did not, Jadavpur University ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 25.05.22

Pockets in Behala, Salt Lake declared 'pink’ for uptick in Covid cases

A ward in Kolkata, parts of the Bidhannagar municipal area and some pockets in Rajarhat have been classified as ‘pink’ — where more than 10 new Covid cases have been reported in...
By Snehal Sengupta, Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 25.05.22

Hindu Hostel entry yet to start for Presidency University male students

Presidency has come up with a list of girl students for admission to its Salt Lake hostel but has not started the same exercise for the boys’ Eden Hindu Hostel because the university is yet to a...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata


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