West Bengal  /  Published 27.01.22

Tree falls, biker dies

A motorcyclist was killed in Nadia’s Santipur after a kadam (burflower) tree fell on him while it was allegedly being cut by members of a tree felling racket. Khorshed Seikh, 52, a grocer from ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar

West Bengal  /  Published 18.12.21

Nadia loom owners make big strides

Power loom owners in Nadia’s Santipur and Phulia, famed for making traditional cotton saris, will now broaden their horizons. The Bengal government is offering them logistics support in setting...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.12.21

Gigantic fish caught from Hooghly sold for ₹12,000

Fishermen in Nadia’s Santipur caught a gigantic baghair (Bagarius bagarius) or dwarf goonch from the Hooghly on Saturday evening. Also known as the devil catfish, the species is usually availab...
By Our Correspondent in Nadia

West Bengal  /  Published 06.11.21

Polyester yarn goes up in flames

Police said at 10.45pm, the godown caught fire and the flames spread fast, engulfing the entire stockpile spanning an area over 4,000sqft. “I didn’t see how the godown caught fire. But ba...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.21

TMC prevents BJP from opening bypoll account

“Mamata’s implementation of populist schemes — such as Lakshmir Bhandar, the monthly basic income initiative for women — has had a direct, substantial impact on these bypolls,&...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya


West Bengal  /  Published 26.10.21

BJP MPs shun poll grind in Santipur and Naihati

The beleaguered Bengal BJP is struggling to put up a united front ahead of the October 30 by-elections with the apparent reluctance of party MPs — Jagannath Sarkar and Nisith Pramanik — to...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.10.21

Baby falls off mom’s arms into river, missing

A 14-month-old girl  is feared drowned after allegedly slipping off her mother’s lap and falling into the Hooghly near Kalna Ghat while crossing the river on a ferry on Wednesday night. Tw...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Santipur

West Bengal  /  Published 18.08.21

7 more homes eroded by Hooghly in Santipur

Erosion along a stretch of the Hooghly river bank claimed seven more homes in ward 16 of Nadia’s Santipur on Monday night, with victims demanding their immediate rehabilitation. With this, arou...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Chakdah

West Bengal  /  Published 12.08.21

Hooghly river gulps 8 homes in 10 minutes

The spate of erosion along the banks of the Hooghly continued in Nadia’s Santipur with at least eight houses tumbling into the river “in 10 minutes” at the town’s ward 16 on Tu...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Chakdah

Opinion  /  Published 19.07.21

Reach for the horizon

What I miss the most during the lockdown are the little trips that would take me away from Calcutta for a day. Yes, I would love to stand before the Himalayas again and meditate on my littleness, or t...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya


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