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West Midnapore
West Bengal  /  Published 28.11.20

Sudden rain spells woe for pricey potato

Untimely rainfall in parts of West Midnapore last weekend has delayed potato sowing. Delay in the sowing of potatoes spells bad news, especially when potato is retailing anywhere around Rs 45 a kilo....
By Anshuman Phadikar in Midnapore

West Bengal  /  Published 09.11.20

Costly potato poser on midday plate

The rising price of potatoes has created a funds poser for midday meals — rationed to students as schools are closed amid the pandemic — in West Midnapore.  The district chapter of t...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Midnapore

West Bengal  /  Published 30.10.20

Watch over Covid patients at home

The West Midnapore district administration has set up specialised teams of admission committees at gram panchayats to regularly supervise Covid-19 patients in home isolation and help them get admitted...
By Anshuman Phadikar in West Midnapore

Calcutta  /  Published 07.10.20

Amphan: Midnapore receives Rs 24 crore

The state government had transferred Rs 24.74 crore to West Midnapore authorities to clear pending compensation of those hit by Cyclone Amphan a day before chief minister Mamata Banerjee held an admin...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Kharagpur

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.20

Farmers: loss of Rs 138cr

A report by the agriculture department has revealed that heavy rainfall that lashed 226 mouzas spread across three subdivisions in West Midnapore over a period of 10 days in August caused irreparable ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Ghatal

West Bengal  /  Published 28.08.20

Rain-fed rivers flood 50 Bengal villages

Over 50 villages in West Midnapore’s Ghatal were inundated since Tuesday night after rivers Parang and Shilabati overflowed in the wake of heavy rainfall in the region. Over 40,000 persons in t...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Ghatal

West Bengal  /  Published 14.11.18

4 ‘Maoists’ arrested in Jungle Mahal

A medical student and a youth pursuing higher studies in Calcutta were among four persons arrested from Jungle Mahal in West Midnapore on Tuesday night on the charge of instigating people to join Maoi...
By Pranab Mondal and Anshuman Phadikar in Goaltore(WestMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 13.05.19

Attack on Trinamul workers and homes by BJP

Over 20 Trinamul workers were injured and several offices of the party were ransacked by alleged BJP activists in Jhargram and West Midnapore shortly after the sixth phase polling ended on Sunday. The...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee and Anshuman Phadikar in

West Bengal  /  Published 03.05.19

Roofs fly, poles down, beach towns emptied

Winds and rain blew away tiled roofs of hundreds of houses and knocked scores of electric poles in pockets of West Midnapore close to the Odisha border on Friday morning, soon after Fani made landfall...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

West Bengal  /  Published 20.03.19

Reptile surprise in carton that sailed from Colombia

A Colombian landed in West Midnapore after a two-month voyage via Singapore.The stowaway is a 3.5ft-long reptile with a scaly beard and a row of spines along its back and tail. Workers at a factory ab...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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