News  /  Published 14.07.22

Calcutta High Court seeks report on steps to stop hunting in West Bengal

The latest order came on June 29 this year, when the court was hearing a contempt petition filed by an NGO, Human and Environment Alliance League (HEAL). The petition alleged that hunting festivals co...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 05.07.22

Hint of two leopards in Purulia forest

“We need more pictures. We also need to scan pugmarks for confirmation,” said Sharma. The rainy season usually means a softer soil surface, which makes it easier for foresters to collect ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Lifestyle  /  Published 04.07.22

‘Mukhosh Khela’: The masked dance forms of West Bengal

The female deity, especially forms of Kali or Chandi, feature heavily in Gomira dances, which are usually based on themes of good versus evil. In South Dinajpur, the tri-headed wooden mask of Mahiraba...
By Barnini Maitra Chakraborty

West Bengal  /  Published 04.07.22

Cong strike over teacher rural-urban migrations

The Congress in Purulia’s Bagmundi has called for a daylong strike on Monday citing concerns regarding government-school education in the area, which over the past year has seen a “brain d...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.06.22

High price that hyper-nationalism exacts

The pursuit of hawkish nationalism is detrimental to the growth of a country’s economy, Kaushik Basu, C. Marks Professor of international studies and professor of economics at Cornell University...
By Joyjit Ghosh in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 24.06.22

Village school constitution excites economist

“Sir, please look here, this is our constitution.” The ‘sir’ was former World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu, who immediately turned to Sayna Naaz, a Class VI student of th...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

West Bengal  /  Published 21.06.22

6 of a gang of robbers arrested in Malda

District police have arrested six persons, including five residents of Maharashtra, from various locations in the past five days in connection with a robbery on May 11 that had taken place at a jewell...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Places  /  Published 11.06.22

Exploring the built history of Purulia, one ruin at a time

Nearby, 480 steps lead to the top of Jaichandi Hill, and along the way one can see the ruins of a tower that was once part of a signalling system connecting Kolkata to Chunar.  Location: About 4...
By Rangan Datta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.06.22

Officials shifted after CM reprimand

The Bengal government on Saturday transferred two block-level officials of land and land reforms department in Purulia district after they had been pulled up by chief minister Mamata Banerjee at an ad...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.06.22

CM’s target: Full sweep of Purulia polls

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asked Trinamul Congress leaders and workers to work hard in order to ensure that opposition parties didn’t get a single seat in Purulia district in the next panchayat ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta


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