South 24 Parganas
West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.22

Crowd control flops at Mela

Devotees cared little for social distancing norms at Gangasagar Mela and at entry points to the fair as they arrived in large numbers to board vessels and buses to reach Sagar Island in South 24-Parga...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

West Bengal  /  Published 04.01.22

Over 1 lakh teenagers get Covid jab on Day 1

Bengal administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine to over one lakh minors from  age 15 and above, touching 102,829 at 8pm on Monday, the first day of the drive. The number of jabs achieved ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 03.01.22

Over 6,000 fresh Covid cases

Bengal on Sunday reported 6,153 new infections — above 6,000 in a 24-hour period for the first time since June 6, 2021, 210 days ago — including 3,194 or nearly 52 per cent of the state&rs...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.01.22

Bid to drive away tiger

On Friday morning, the villagers heard the roar of the animal and around 3pm the presence of the tiger was detected after a group of forest officials found it inside a bush. Dhirendranath Mondal, a vi...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty

West Bengal  /  Published 30.12.21

Campus shut down again

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday expressed her concern over the fresh surge in Covid-19 cases in the state and said her government might again shut down schools and colleges for “some...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri and Snehamoy Chakraborty in Kalyani/Bolpur


West Bengal  /  Published 28.12.21

Rescued Royal Bengal tiger sent to rehab

A Royal Bengal tiger, which strayed into a locality in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, was captured on Tuesday after nearly a week-long chase, in a relief to the locals, officials said. ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Kultali

West Bengal  /  Published 28.12.21

Tiger evades traps, drone cameras

A royal Bengal tiger evaded traps set up by the forest department and remained elusive till Monday evening, at least four days after straying into a human habitat on the banks of the Piyali river at K...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.12.21

Tiger avoids forester trap, attacks villager

The royal Bengal Tiger that strayed into human habitat on the banks of the interconnected Piyali and Matla rivers in South 24-Parganas’ Kultali three days ago stayed elusive on Sunday, but attac...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.12.21

Tiger roars halt Xmas picnickers

Several groups of Christmas picnickers had to be evacuated from the banks of the interconnected Piyali and Matla rivers at Kultali in South 24-Parganas on Saturday morning after they claimed to have h...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.12.21

Bengal logs 440 new Covid cases

Bengal on Tuesday reported 440 new Covid-19 infections, 451 recoveries and 12 deaths, causing a drop in the total of active cases by 23, to 7,451. Calcutta reported 177 new infections, the only one o...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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