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Purulia
West Bengal  /  Published 14.08.20

Govt ramps up Covid tests among women in Purulia

The district administration used Kanyashree Day on Friday to ramp up Covid-19 tests among women. The decision to have more Covid tests among women was taken after a survey revealed that the percentag...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

West Bengal  /  Published 13.06.19

OPDs run at hospitals in Purulia, Birbhum

Doctors at three hospitals in Purulia and Birbhum districts stood out on Wednesday amid the ceasework by junior doctors at the outpatients’ department at state-run hospitals across Bengal paralysing...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Purulia

West Bengal  /  Published 26.05.19

Posters on poll loser, ‘end of arrogance’

“Ahankarer patan holo (the end of arrogance)” – read about half a dozen posters with photographs of former Purulia Trinamul MP Mriganka Mahato which were found pasted at several places here on S...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

Opinion  /  Published 16.05.19

Election officials: heroes behind the scenes

Look East (as in cardinal direction, not a government policy): one presiding and four polling officers travel 98 kilometres by road and then walk 6 km uphill to reach the polling booth at Malogam in A...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee in

West Bengal  /  Published 11.05.19

After poll personnel, EVMs feel the heat

The heatwave in south Bengal has hit voters and poll staff. Now, even voting machines are vulnerable.In addition to protecting voters and poll officials from the scorcher, the Election Commission is h...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 24.02.20

Illegal quarries cause pollution

Several unauthorised stone quarries are operating in two blocks of Purulia district close to Jharkhand border, triggering dust and sound pollution and damage to homes. Villagers said a section of loca...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Purulia

West Bengal  /  Published 17.03.19

Explosive seizures raise alarm in South Bengal

Three successive hauls of explosives in South Bengal in less than a week have raised concerns in civil and police administrations as raids continue in different parts of Birbhum, Bankura, West Burdwan...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty and Abhijeet Chatterjee in Bankura

West Bengal  /  Published 16.03.19

Poll hunt for tech-savvy in Bengal

Before people’s test, the tech challenge.Political parties in some south Bengal districts are looking for tech-savvy youths to seek the Election Commission’s clearance for rallies and book venues...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 13.03.19

Left-Congress talks stuck on three seats

Talks between the Congress and the Left Front to finalise seat-sharing in Bengal have it another stumbling block over Purulia, Basirhat and a Lok Sabha seat in north Bengal. While the Forward Bloc is ...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.12.19

Dining halls for schools

The Bengal government has taken up a project to build dining halls in schools for serving midday meals.Sources in the education department said the move followed complaints about inadequate and unhygi...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Purulia


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