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South 24 Parganas
West Bengal  /  Published 15.11.18

Trafficked girl gets compensation after fight

A 22-year-old trafficking survivor diagnosed with HIV after her rescue from a brothel in Mumbai has received Rs 4 lakh in compensation from the Bengal government after more than a year of fighting for...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.03.20

Torment survivor returns as rescuer

A woman from South 24-Parganas was rescued from a brothel in Pune’s Budhwar Peth area in February 2019.A year later, she was instrumental in helping a police team conduct a raid on the same place an...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.04.20

2 barges capsize, crew rescued

Two Bangladeshi barges, one of them carrying fly ash and the other aluminium, headed for Bangladesh, capsized in separate places in South 24-Parganas on Thursday. MV Tofa Tarif-4 sank at C Tangrar Cha...
By A staff reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.05.20

Shelter under open sky for family

Six persons of a family, including an octogenarian couple, at Mathurapur in South 24-Parganas had to spend the stormy night under the sky after a large tree branch almost flew to land on the asbestos ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Mathurapur

West Bengal  /  Published 26.02.19

Hung out to dry: fair and brand-new clothes

Row after row of clothes lines were set up and clothes, curtains, shawls and dress materials were hung out to dry at the Central Park fairground as the sun came out on Monday afternoon. They were all ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.19

Tigers sighted in new pockets

Over 400 pairs of cameras across the Sunderbans and South 24-Parganas have captured tiger images in areas that have not had any previous sighting of the big cat, suggesting a rise in the animal count....
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.19

Trafficking survivor stitches empowerment dreams

A 30-year-old trafficking survivor is sewing up dreams with her own tailoring unit in South 24-Parganas, where she is empowering underprivileged girls by providing them employment.The journey has bee...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.06.20

Fresh tidal wave of woes for cyclone-hit

Large parts of the riverine belt of the Sunderbans in the North 24-Parganas as well as parts of South 24-Parganas were inundated by a heavy spring tide that started on Saturday morning and continued w...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Basirhat

West Bengal  /  Published 01.11.19

HC cracks whip on govt

The high court on Friday directed the state government to send doctors to a primary health centre in South 24-Parganas that has been running without one for the last five years.A division bench of Cal...
By Our legal reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.11.19

Cyclone Bulbul loss put at Rs 23,811 crore

The Mamata Banerjee government on Saturday pegged losses inflicted by Cyclone Bulbul in three coastal districts at Rs 23,811 crore, doing so in an assessment handed over to central teams that visited ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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