West Bengal  /  Published 11.03.20

Holi organiser faces music over speaker use

A day-long Holi celebration attended by Bengal minister of state Bachchu Hansda who danced to Bollywoood tunes at Tapan in South Dinajpur on Tuesday came under scanner as the organisers flouted the ba...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

West Bengal  /  Published 10.03.20

Women police team in Raiganj

Armed with electric batons and chilly spray, women police constables will patrol Raiganj and the surrounding areas on bikes to control crimes against women. Thirty specially trained women police const...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

West Bengal  /  Published 08.03.20

Attempt to expand TMC footprint in north

By Soumya De Sarkar & Kousik Sen in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 07.04.20

Posters at Debasree ‘home quarantine’

But the BJP said the minister’s home quarantine had ended on April 6. “The administration is indulging in partisan politics and trying to harass the Union minister. She had been under the home qua...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

West Bengal  /  Published 22.02.20

Tree felling at ground linked to chief minister Mamata Banerjee meet

Seventeen full-grown trees have been felled at a ground owned by the state agricultural department in Buniadpur in South Dinajpur allegedly to make space for a proposed public meeting by chief ministe...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj


West Bengal  /  Published 12.04.19

At 90, a campaign for the right to vote without fear

Ninety-year-old Rani Kar walked out of her Raiganj home and joined a human chain with hundreds of others on Friday, demanding free, fair and safe elections.The nonagenarian, who is the widow of Jatind...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.20

First Covid-19 cases in a north district

South Dinajpur district recorded Covid-19 cases for the first time with three migrants workers who had returned home in Kushmandi block being tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The number of p...
By Kousik Sen and Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 10.08.19

Dharma is about everyone getting their due: Debasree Chaudhuri

When Debasree Chaudhuri reached Raiganj in north Bengal earlier this year to fight for the Lok Sabha elections, the place was seething with communal tension. Two students — Tapas Burman and Rajesh S...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 05.04.20

Rose for stay at home

Members of 14 families at a Raiganj locality were greeted with flowers and chocolates on Sunday by the local councillor, health workers and neighbours as they had completed their two-week quarantine w...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

West Bengal  /  Published 03.03.20

Won’t let rerun of Delhi riot in Bengal: Didi

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asked people to be alert to trouble-makers in the backdrop of communal conflagration in northeast Delhi and asserted that riots wouldn’t take place in Bengal under her wat...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj


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