West Bengal  /  Published 15.08.21

Erosion below rail line hits trains

Incessant rain on Friday evening led to the sudden erosion of 70 metres of land below the railway line in Murshidabad’s Ahiran village on Saturday around dawn. The stretch from below the Azimga...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.20

39,000 detonators seized in Birbhum

Birbhum police early on Sunday morning recovered nearly 39,000 detonators from a car approaching from West Burdwan’s Raniganj and arrested the driver. Sources said the vehicle was intercepted n...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri

West Bengal  /  Published 13.10.19

Political rivals rush to Jiaganj

All political roads continue to lead to Jiaganj despite investigations suggesting the October 8 triple murder was not political and the family appealing against the politicisation of a “personal tra...
By Alamgir Hossain and Snehamoy Chakraborty in Rampurhat

West Bengal  /  Published 24.07.19

Jewellery in stomach of Rampurhat woman

Surgeons at Rampurhat district hospital in Birbhum took out over 1.6kg of ornaments, 60 coins and a wristwatch from the stomach of a 21-year-old mentally unstable woman on Wednesday afternoon.Ayurneha...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Rampurhat

West Bengal  /  Published 05.04.20

MLA wields ‘gun’ to check body temperature

A Congress MLA in Birbhum district has been touring his constituency with an infrared thermometer and checking people’s temperature following reports that many refuse to visit hospitals despite havi...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Rampurhat


West Bengal  /  Published 29.06.19

Robbers on Calcutta train

Robbers raided the Malda-bound Gour Express from Calcutta early on Saturday, looting valuables worth Rs 2.5 lakh from passengers in two AC II-Tier coaches and beating up those who put up resistance.Th...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty and Soumya De Sarkar in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 06.12.19

Samaritan SDO saves two crash victims

The subdivisional officer of Birbhum’s Rampurhat, Sweta Agarwal, rushed two persons lying unconscious along a road after an accident to hospital in her official car on Friday.Sources said the 2016-b...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Rampurhat

West Bengal  /  Published 17.11.19

Goal to promote maize in Bengal

The Bengal agriculture department on Sunday organised a one-day workshop and training for farmers with a view to promote maize cultivation across 12 districts in the south.Sources said the cultivation...
By Our Special Correspondent in Rampurhat

West Bengal  /  Published 25.10.19

‘Abbas Kali’: A beacon of harmony

A Kali puja in Birbhum’s Rampurhat town has become famous as “Abbas Kali” among residents for the involvement of Abbas Hossain, a local councillor who has been a key organiser for 23 years.The p...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Rampurhat

India  /  Published 04.10.19

Puja gift 'beyond imagination'

The felicitation of an unlikely guest marked the onset of the Puja at Nabapally in Rampurhat town on Sasthi.Mohammed Sirajuddin stood smiling shyly at the mandap, bouquet in hand and “teeka” on hi...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Rampurhat


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