South Bengal
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

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.20

Storm kills 19 in Calcutta

Cyclone Amphan has killed at least 76 people across south Bengal, 19 of them in Calcutta.Most of the victims died of electrocution, after being crushed under uprooted trees and branches or after being...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 18.08.19

Sapling drive to stop elephant herds in South Bengal

The Bengal forest department has started planting saplings of jackfruit, bamboo, mango and elephant apples in south Bengal’s elephant corridors this monsoon to discourage herds from entering human h...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bankura

North East  /  Published 25.03.20

Stranded labourers reach Chagolia

A group of 40 labourers, stranded at Sealdah railway station in Calcutta since March 21, reached the Chagolia interstate checkgate in lower Assam’s Dhubri district on Tuesday night. The labourers we...
By Rinkumani Pathak in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 03.08.19

Ministers Chandranath Sinha, Gautam Deb tour villages in connect campaign

Elected representatives of Trinamul, including ministers and MLAs, started visiting Bengal’s villages from Friday as part of Mamata Banerjee’s outreach programme. The Telegraph followed two minist...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty

West Bengal  /  Published 08.06.19

Trinamul taps ‘sources’ to keep tabs on BJP

Trinamul Congress leaders in various south Bengal districts have started appointing “sources”, especially in rural areas, to get accurate information on the BJP and the actual extent of its growth...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 15.03.20

Tourist haunts and hostels in south shut

The Birbhum district administration on Sunday ordered the closure of the famous rural market in Santiniketan, popularly known as Sonajhurir haat, till March 31 in order to prevent an outbreak of the n...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri


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