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West Midnapore
West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.21

Fresh floods sweep twin Midnapores

A depression over the Bay of Bengal triggered heavy downpour across coastal Bengal since early Monday, including East and West Midnapore districts, and inundated new areas in a region already battling...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.21

Three swollen rivers breach dams

Floods continued to wrack West Midnapore on Friday as well, with fresh breaches being reported in the dams of at least three overflowing rivers that impacted over 100 villages, mostly in the district&...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.21

Floods render 3 lakh homeless

Over three lakh people in East and West Midnapore had become homeless till Thursday as vast areas of the two districts were flooded amid heavy rain in the past two days. Two persons also died on Thur...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Anshuman Phadikar in Bolpur/ Tamluk

West Bengal  /  Published 13.08.21

Social cost of schools shut: teen weddings

The continued closure of schools amid the pandemic-induced lockdown has resulted in dropouts and at least 500 instances of underage girls being married off in the twin Midnapores this year. Reports o...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 06.08.21

Couple dead in wall collapse

An elderly couple died after the mud wall of their hut collapsed while they were asleep in West Midnapore’s Jogardanga early on Thursday. The deceased have been identified as Dulal Bal, 65 and ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Midnapore

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West Bengal  /  Published 06.08.21

Drinking water scarce amid flood

The Bengal public health engineering department is struggling hard to combat severe scarcity of drinking water in three flood-affected districts — West Midnapore, Hooghly and Howrah — as a...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Khanakul

West Bengal  /  Published 05.08.21

Flood-hit areas marooned

Thousands of people in at least 100 villages in the state’s three flood-hit districts —Howrah, Hooghly and West Midnapore — remained inaccessible to the administration as water level...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Anshuman Phadikar in Khanakul, Ghatal

West Bengal  /  Published 08.06.21

Lightning kills 26 in Bengal

Lightning killed at least 26 persons across five Bengal districts — Hooghly, Murshidabad, Bankura, East and West Midnapore — on Monday. A state government official said 11 persons died in...
By Alamgir Hossain, Snehamoy Chakraborty in Behrampore, Hooghly

West Bengal  /  Published 03.05.21

How Trinamul tackled the Adhikaris

“But Trinamul started the work to stitch together the party after Suvendu left. Senior leaders like Subrata Bakshi repeatedly visited the districts to ensure Trinamul workers didn’t get demoralise...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 04.04.21

Train runs over 3 rail workers in West Midnapore

Three railway maintenance employees instantly died and one more was injured when the Howrah-bound Falaknuma Express ran over them between Balichak and Tuan stations in West Midnapore around 10am on Sa...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Balichak


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