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 20.10.19

Bengal Congress leader gets bail

State Congress spokesperson Sanmoy Banerjee secured bail from a Purulia court on Sunday, two days after his arrest on the charge of circulating “objectionable” content on social media against the ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

West Bengal  /  Published 08.02.19

Purulia whip over Yogi rally

Purulia police have started cases against the BJP for holding Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s rally on Tuesday without permission and the decorator who had constructed the dais and su...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Purulia

Jharkhand  /  Published 23.03.19

Three dead in highway mishap

Three persons, including a nine-month-old girl, were killed and around 18 persons injured after a pickup van they were travelling in turned turtle and fell into a roadside ditch along NH-33 near Narg...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 15.12.19

Batch of 1976 at RKM Purulia reunion

Decades ago, some students of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith, Purulia, watched a magic show on the sly. They had been barred from the show as the Madhyamik exams were to start in a few days. When the h...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

India  /  Published 28.03.20

Home small, isolated on treetop

A Purulia village took quarantine awareness to a new high, fixing cots atop mango trees to isolate seven migrant labourers who had returned from Chennai on March 22.The villagers of Bhangidih in Balar...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

West Bengal  /  Published 13.03.20

New armed forces for forests

The state government has decided to set up an armed Special Task Force (STF) to check illegal activities in forests across Bengal.Two STF teams will be formed for the forests of south and north Bengal...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Purulia

West Bengal  /  Published 26.05.19

TMC defeat spurs CPM office reopening

The CPM on Sunday reopened its local committee office, which had been shut in Purulia’s Para since 2016 because of alleged Trinamul terror, with the Left outfit being emboldened by the ruling party...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

West Bengal  /  Published 09.05.19

Didi picks 3 leaders for poll strategy in two seats

Trinamul supremo Mamata Banerjee has assigned three heavyweights — Asansol mayor Jitendra Kumar Tiwari, minister Malay Ghatak and Birbhum party chief Anubrata Mondal — to chalk out the strategy to...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Purulia


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