West Burdwan
West Bengal  /  Published 28.11.21

3 workers feared dead

Three workers of a private integrated iron plant in West Burdwan’s Raniganj are feared dead after the container with around 300 tonnes of hot fly ash collapsed on them early on Saturday. The inc...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol

West Bengal  /  Published 11.10.21

TMC leader hit on head in party feud

Two factions of Trinamul clashed with iron rods and bamboo sticks in West Burdwan’s Laodoha block on Saturday night reportedly over the party’s clothes-distribution drive ahead of Durga Pu...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 10.10.21

1 lakh hit by water crisis in Jamuria

Over 1 lakh residents of a dozen municipal areas and adjoining villages in West Burdwan’s Jamuria are grappling with severe water crisis for over a week now, because the water treatment plant in...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol

West Bengal  /  Published 02.10.21

DVC dams flood 20 blocks

The extent of damage can be assessed only after water levels recede, but preliminary reports suggest the following: nTens of thousands of mud houses have collapsed because of the inundation At lea...
By Pranesh Sarkar, Abhijeet Chatterjee in Calcutta, Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.21

CBI arrests 4 in coal case

The CBI on Monday arrested four persons in connection with alleged theft of coal worth hundreds of crores of rupees from Bengal. This is the first time that the CBI has made arrests in this case. The...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Calcutta, Durgapur


West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.21

Cabinet nod for two policies to boost jobs

The state cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal to frame two policies, one on ethanol and the other on data, in an apparent bid to boost industrialisation in Bengal. On Wednesday, at an event in Pa...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.21

Citu essay contest for ‘unreached’

The Citu will organise an online, global essay competition as part of its upcoming 12th state conference with an aim to get inputs from across the world in drawing up an updated strategy for the trade...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 02.09.21

Mamata bullish on industry

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday expressed pain over the BJP government’s “apathy” towards rising petrol prices and appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene. ...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Panagarh

West Bengal  /  Published 26.08.21

‘Sand smuggler’ arrested in West Burdwan

The enforcement branch (EB) of the Asansol-Durgapur police commissionerate on Tuesday night arrested Sujoy Pal, a businessman with alleged links to sand smuggling in West Burdwan. Police seized over ...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 19.07.21

Bengal: power utility plans golden handshake

The loss-making state-run power utility, Durgapur Projects Limited (DPL), is working out a “lucrative” voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for its employees, mostly those above 50, in a bid ...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur


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