West Bengal  /  Published 01.05.21

Assault, arson over goat theft doubt

Two men were assaulted and their vehicle torched over a suspicion of being cattle lifters by a group of villagers in the Maynaguri block of Jalpaiguri on Friday. According to sources, some local resi...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

Calcutta  /  Published 30.03.21

Tailoring lessons for jobless teacher

A 50-year-old primary schoolteacher who lost her job in September last year because children had stopped going to school, started taking embroidery training in January. With around 15 days left to co...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 22.02.21

Reliance: snarl at panther transfer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be pooh-poohing the farmers’ movement but one fallout is apparent: it’s open season on anything to do with privatisation and Reliance. The purported &ldqu...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 18.02.21

Rescued kid shivers, cops won’t identify trio

A shadow crossed the labourer’s face as he turned to look at his nine-year-old daughter, standing near him as he worked at the construction site. “She is too scared to sit at home. She st...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.02.21

State sending teams to Chamoli

The Jharkhand government has decided to send teams of officials to flood-ravaged Chamoli district of Uttarakhand to facilitate the safe return of all those who are stranded there, officials said on Fr...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi


India  /  Published 11.02.21

Sludge flow-back stalls tunnel rescue attempt

The theory that the flash flood was caused by a “glacial outburst” — offered on Sunday and dismissed on Monday in favour of an avalanche theory — received a shot in the arm on ...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

World  /  Published 01.02.21

Dogs save 2 from avalanche in Switzerland

Two people caught in an avalanche in Switzerland were rescued after their dogs barked for help, attracting the attention of nearby snow-shoers who were able to dig them out, air ambulance service Rega...
By Reuters in Vienna

Calcutta  /  Published 13.01.21

BSF teams rescues rare birds

Three helmeted currasows, an endangered species of birds found in Columbia and Venezuela, and over a dozen pigeons of various varieties were rescued by a BSF team while they were being allegedly smugg...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.12.20

600 softshell turtles rescued

More than 600 Indian softshell turtles, some of them dead, were seized from the courtyard of a fish trader’s house in Naihati, North 24-Parganas, on Tuesday morning. The trader’s son...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.12.20

Residents, NGOs rescue birds

Nylon nets spread over ponds in the city and on the fringes to keep birds away are maiming and killing them, foresters, NGOs and residents who rescue them said. Metro had reported in November how a w...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta


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