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Salt Lake
West Bengal  /  Published 24.05.19

Heard at the booth

Debkumar Palit, 81, plays a mouth organ on his way out of the polling booth at Bhagabati Devi Balika Vidyalaya in AE Block as 11-month old Aarya Manna listens spellbound in her father’s lap. “Uncl...
By Brinda Sarkar in

West Bengal  /  Published 24.05.19

Day of judgment

Early BirdWinner: Sarbojanin Durgotsav Committee, BE (West) Why: This time, the first announcement of the contest came out in our pages three days before Mahalaya. And sure enough by the afternoon, th...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.19

Poll history through frames

Anyone interested in the journey of the Indian elections right from 1951 to date, can head to the CGO complex in DF Block for a quick lesson. A photo exhibition, that is up till today, showcases vario...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.19

Battalions ready for ballot action

It may be summer vacation everywhere but the classrooms are packed in two of the township's schools. Hariyana Vidya Mandir and Salt Lake School are hosting two battalions of central forces since Monda...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.19

Heat factor in Tagore show

Residents thronged the multiple venues to watch Rabindrajayantis last week, even if it meant braving the heat. At the open-air Central Park venue, where about 150 artistes performed, visitors carried...
By Showli Chakraborty, Shatadipa Bhattacharya and Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.19

‘Modibhai and Didibhai are using antique binoculars’

What is your background?I grew up in Chakdah. Our family profession is agriculture. I used to carry tiffin to the fields for my father and helped him in ploughing land. I have been involved with numer...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.19

‘Sujit Bose’s men are removing my hoardings’

Tell us about your background.I was born and brought up in CIT Road, Phoolbagan. My grandfather was a freedom-fighter. My father and uncle worked in the merchant navy. Before he expired in 2013, my hu...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.19

‘Communists asking people to vote for BJP’

As a two-time sitting MP, what have you achieved?I have ensured supply of filtered drinking water from Khardah for Madhyamgram, Barasat, Habra and Ashoknagar. They only had handpumps. So there was ram...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.05.19

Worshipped then, topper adulation now

Dipak Haldar, an ENT specialist with the Panihati State General Hospital, was on an autorickshaw on the way to work on Wednesday morning when his cellphone rang. “Is Suchana there? Madam wants to sp...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.05.19

Doctors’ daughter third in country

Please come a bit late. She might be up late studying,” said Aratrika Pal’s mother Indira Pal Datta when The Telegraph Salt Lake called her to fix an appointment. The ISC results had come out...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta


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