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West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.21

Three die in separate accidents

Three persons, including a five-year-old, died in separate mishaps in the past 24 hours in south Bengal. An electrician died because of electrocution when he was busy ensuring power supply to a micro...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri, Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum), Kalyani

West Bengal  /  Published 07.10.21

Fields & fisheries flooded, prices rise

Inundation of vast swathes of south Bengal has led to a shortage in the supply of vegetables and fish in the market and the resultant price rise ahead of Durga puja. Sources said more than 1 lakh hec...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 07.10.21

CM flood case in PM’s court

Mamata Banerjee has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging his immediate intervention to find out a permanent solution to the problem of regular deluge in Bengal because of “unc...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.21

Forced to be at home at a relief shelter

Flood-hit Panchali Mondal, 27, a homemaker from Mandirtala of Ghoramara Island, glumly sat on the floor of a school converted into a safe shelter at Bamankhali of Sagar in South 24-Parganas. As it ra...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Sagar

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.21

On boat, auto & car to have a baby

Sabina Begum’s newborn son will have quite a story to tell of his birth when he grows up. The 24-year-old pregnant woman had to travel for over three-and-a-half hours on two boats, an autoricks...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

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Opinion  /  Published 05.10.21

Drowned: DVC in focus

Semantics can be illuminating. Bengal’s chief minister has described the devastation caused by floods in several districts in the southern part of the state — Bankura, Birbhum, Hooghly, We...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.21

Lowlands choked with water

West Midnapore has 120 relief camps as on Sunday. “In a few places, floodwater is flowing out but the rate is so slow that it could take at least seven days to be stable,” said Rashmi Kam...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.21

Flood situation man-made: CM

Mamata Banerjee on Saturday explained why she called the floods “man-made” as she rolled out data on the quantum of water released by the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) over the past 48 ...
By Pranesh Sarkar, Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta, Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.21

DVC: Water release protocol followed

The DVC on Saturday said that there were no procedural lapses in warning Bengal state officials before releasing water from its dams in response to the Bengal government narrative that floods were cau...
By Pranesh Sarkar , Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.21

Dam-desilt plea to ‘friendly state’

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she would request the “friendly” Jharkhand government to desilt dams in the neighbouring state to prevent flooding in several Bengal distric...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)


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