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West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.19

Mauling of Sarobar worsens

If Saturday was bad, Sunday was worse at Rabindra Sarobar.Worshippers descended on the premises of the south Calcutta lake to perform Chhath Puja early on Sunday and placed oil-filled lamps on the wat...
By Subhajoy Roy and Bishwarup Dutta in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 04.12.18

Neglect at the roots of the court system

No system can remain healthy if its first stages are neglected. The rebuke reportedly administered by the Supreme Court to the government of West Bengal regarding its casual attitude towards providing...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 28.11.18

Hooch link to 10 Nadia deaths

Ten persons, including a woman, died and 26 fell ill on Wednesday after they allegedly consumed illicit liquor here. The Bengal government has ordered a CID probe and suspended 11 excise officials as ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 28.11.18

Students let in on union kitty

Class representatives will be allowed to act as assistant treasurer and share the responsibility of managing funds allocated to the students’ council of a college or university. The amendment broug...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.03.19

Bengal to examine aspiring teachers’ grievances

The state government on Friday set up a five-member fact-finding committee to look into the grievances of the 300-odd aspiring teachers, who have been holding an indefinite sit-in off the Maidan for 2...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 04.02.20

Lifter Achinta mulls state switch

A national championship title followed by a gold medal in the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship last year did help Achinta Sheuli dream bigger.In spite of that, the worries don’t seem to have ...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.02.20

Schools discuss way out of gender bias

A girl draws an alpana and a boy plays football. A girl runs, but a boy comes first.Teachers from several schools met on Monday to discuss gender stereotypes common in the classroom and that they are ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.03.19

Govt mulls optional maths for Madhyamik

The government is examining a proposal to offer Madhyamik board students a choice to drop mathematics in classes IX and X.The syllabus restructure committee, which is reviewing the Madhyamik syllabus,...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.01.20

Extra holiday on Jan 29

The Bengal government has declared a holiday on January 29 on account of Saraswati Puja, in addition to January 30 and 31, after it realised that the festival would be celebrated on Wednesday, too. ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.03.19

World Bank help hope for toxic air

The World Bank is ready to help the Bengal government tackle air pollution in Calcutta, if the state makes it a priority, an official of the financial institution said.Sumila Gulyani, World Bank’s p...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta


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