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South Bengal
West Bengal  /  Published 17.06.21

Rain drowns bridges, maroons villages

Incessant rain in several south Bengal districts and adjoining parts of Jharkhand over the past few days has disrupted normal life in several pockets of Bengal as water level of seasonal rivers began ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bankura

West Bengal  /  Published 05.05.21

South Bengal districts augment Covid care

With a fresh spike in Covid cases and deaths in south Bengal, local administrations have on an emergency basis taken up initiatives to increase the number of beds at state government hospitals. At th...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.03.21

Bimal Gurung’s campaign in south

Gorkhaland activist Anjani Sharma Bhujel has decided to contest as an Independent in Darjeeling. Anjani had earlier planned to contest in Kalimpong. There are allegations that Anjani changed the deci...
By Vivek Chhetri

West Bengal  /  Published 08.03.21

Matuas unhappy with Trinamul list

The chief of a Matua outfit allegiant to the Trinamul Congress has said the party should have fielded two-three members of the community in the Assembly polls and claimed she had been offered candidat...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Gaighata

Calcutta  /  Published 28.12.20

Amphan havoc worst in world this year

Cyclone Amphan, which had struck south Bengal on May 20, accounts for “the biggest displacement” in the world caused by a natural calamity this year, according to a report released in the ...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 05.12.20

Duare Sarkar steps up to reduce crowds at camps

The Bengal government has taken the ongoing Duare Sarkar programme literally on the doorsteps of beneficiaries in many south Bengal districts through grassroots workers to reduce crowding at camps in ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri

West Bengal  /  Published 07.09.20

PWD in a fix over repair funds

At least 39 bridges in five south Bengal districts — North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas, Howrah, Nadia and Murshidabad — are in need of urgent renovation or replacement, a report prepare...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.08.20

Desk cops get glass ammo against Covid

Glass shields such as those at bank counters are coming up on the desks of duty officers at police stations in south Bengal districts to protect cops from possible Covid infection. Duty officers usua...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 24.07.20

Lockdown Day 1: travellers stranded

Bengal began its twice-a-week lockdown on Thursday to arrest the spike in Covid-19 cases. The Telegraph presents a collage of incidents that happened across south Bengal on the first day of the fresh ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Anshuman Phadikar, Abhijeet Chatterjee and Subhasish Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 21.02.19

CNG buses roll in West Bengal

Buses powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) were introduced between Asansol and different parts of the state, including Calcutta, on Wednesday.Chief minister Mamata Banerjee flagged off the green fl...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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