South 24 Parganas
Calcutta  /  Published 22.09.20

Covid-hit economy tightens trafficking noose

The cash crunch, resulting from a Covid-induced economic slump, is getting starker. And so is the vulnerability of daughters. Over 70 child marriages have been averted in two districts of Bengal sinc...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.09.20

Diesel price hits trawl for hilsa

Fishermen’s associations in South 24-Parganas and East Midnapore are citing the hike in diesel prices as the chief cause for a “notably low” hilsa yield this year, the claim coming i...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 21.08.20

Rivers in spate, earthen dam damaged

Several areas were inundated creating a flood-like situation in Minakha and Haroa block of North 24-Parganas and Roydighi in South 24-Parganas district because of overflowing of Bidyadhari and Mani ri...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Basirhat, Roydighi

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


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