West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.20

Bengal convoy to bring back bodies

The Bengal government on Sunday dispatched a convoy of five vehicles, comprising two air-conditioned ambulances and a police escort, to Uttar Pradesh to bring the bodies of six migrant workers who had...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

West Bengal  /  Published 18.10.19

Congress leader arrested for social media posts

Sanmoy Banerjee, a state unit spokesperson of the Congress, was arrested by Purulia police in the early hours of Friday from his Agarpara home near Calcutta on the charge of circulating “objectionab...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

West Bengal  /  Published 31.10.18

Jumbo havoc in Purulia

A herd of 20-25 wild elephants that has strayed into the Ayodhya foothills in Purulia have been destroying crops in six villages for the past one week.The elephants from Odisa and the Dalma range in J...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Purulia

Opinion  /  Published 26.10.18

Medical care for a low, flat fee of Rs 10

On the first Sunday of every month, Dr Santanu Banerjee, MD, gets up at 4:30 in the morning and sets off for a small village some 300 kilometres from Calcutta. I’ve known Santanu for some years now,...
By Samantak Das in

West Bengal  /  Published 07.03.20

Timber mafia loot Purulia forests

The district is losing much of its green cover to the timber mafia with state government officials pleading helplessness in the absence of adequate manpower to stop the carnage.The felling of trees ha...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Purulia

West Bengal  /  Published 11.05.19

‘BJP martyrs’ kin: promises not kept

The families of Trilochan Mahato and Dulal Kumar, BJP workers found hanging in Purulia villages in May and June last year in the aftermath of the Bengal panchayat polls, have said the party has extend...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.02.20

Harrassed by youth, girl jumps off roof

An 18-year-old girl from the capital tried to kill herself on Sunday night by jumping off the roof of her maternal uncle’s house at Purulia town in Bengal, reportedly after being harassed by a youth...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 03.02.20

Chhau dancer stares at demon called NRC

The fear of the National Register of Citizens has rattled a family that boasts of an internationally acclaimed artiste and Padma Shri award winner. Kartik Singh Mura, a famous chhau dancer and son of ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

West Bengal  /  Published 16.03.19

Explosives haul rerun in Bankura

A large cache of explosives, including 800 pieces of detonators and a quintal of ammonium nitrate, was seized from a house in Bankura’s Indpur on Friday night. Police sources said the consignment wa...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Bankura

West Bengal  /  Published 11.05.19

Voting in eight seats today

Eight Lok Sabha seats in Bengal will vote on Sunday in the sixth phase of the general election. Central paramilitary forces (CPMF) will be deployed at all 15,428 booths in these constituencies, some o...
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