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West Midnapore
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

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.05.19

More jumbos return home

A herd of over a dozen elephants returned to the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary after their annual sojourn to the jungles of Bankura and West Midnapore in neighbouring Bengal.The jumbos slipped into the san...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 14.05.19

Symbol of ‘Bengali bhadralok’s idea of renaissance’

Nearly half a century back, when a statue of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar was vandalised in Calcutta, Bengal was in another form of tumult. Back then, Naxalites had beheaded a bust of Vidyasagar at the de...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 14.05.19

The shameful traditions of democracy

Some legacies are durable. The legacy of violence during elections in Bengal will count as one such. Several sporadic incidents of violence were reported from areas spanning the districts of East and ...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 24.03.19

Teams to ward off jumbos

The Bankura district administration has decided to deploy for the first time teams comprising forest officers and villagers to chase away elephants from polling booths. Foresters have said at least 40...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bankura

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.03.19

More jumbos return home

A herd of around 20 elephants, which had migrated to the jungles of West Midnapore and Bankura in August-September last year, slipped into to Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary on Friday night.While most of the...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Calcutta  /  Published 10.06.20

Fishing cat trapped and killed ‘for meat’

A fishing cat, Bengal’s state animal, was allegedly trapped, killed and skinned — purportedly for its meat — by some residents of a village in West Midnapore on Wednesday.A forest official in Ca...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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