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Bengal bid to tame cyclone of mismanagement

An inquiry into 40,000-odd complaints about irregularities in the distribution of the Amphan house-building re...

Backlash on graded compensation rates

The Bengal government has split its flat-rate Rs 20,000-for-all compensation package for those whose homes wer...
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Amphan: Nandigram in 2007 rerun

Around 1,000 villagers blocked roads and waved black flags at police in Nandigram on Thursday morning in an ee...

Bengal surpasses 5 lakh Covid-19 tests

Bengal on Thursday went past the landmark of total 5 lakh Covid-19 tests with 10,405 tests in 24 hours and bec...

10 wards in Alipurduar submerged

Ten wards of Alipurduar were inundated after the town received over 300mm rain in 24 hours till Thursday morni...

Coal: RSS wing joins strike

The RSS-affiliated Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh on Thursday joined trade unions of the CPM and the Congress to enfor...

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West Bengal  /  Published 03.07.20

Bengal bid to tame cyclone of mismanagement

An inquiry into 40,000-odd complaints about irregularities in the distribution of the Amphan house-building relief has revealed around 34,000 of them were genuine, the finding revealing the volume of ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.07.20

Beloved architect no more

Austen Plant, who designed beautiful Swiss cottages in Mirik and the trekkers’ huts in Sandakphu, is no more. He was 82. A familiar face in the hills, Plant was one of the last British passport...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 03.07.20

Bengal hand in app for screening

A team of scientists from India and Denmark has developed first-ever mobile application to screen suspected carriers of a blood disorder called beta-thalassemia by analysing five blood parameters thro...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.07.20

Coal: RSS wing joins strike

The RSS-affiliated Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh on Thursday joined trade unions of the CPM and the Congress to enforce a three-day strike against the Centre’s decision to open up coal sector for priva...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol

West Bengal  /  Published 03.07.20

Tea workers to protest on wage

A conglomeration of trade unions for tea estate workers has said demonstrations will be held in each garden on Friday to press for revision of wages and granting of land rights to tea plantation dwell...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 03.07.20

Villagers & BSF clash, minister cries foul

A policeman and a civic volunteer were seriously injured when they were hit by angry villagers with sticks and bricks after Border Security Force personnel accused them of cattle smuggling at the Tufa...
By Our Correspondent in Cooch Behar

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.20

Amphan: Nandigram in 2007 rerun

At Kultali in South 24-Parganas, three women were injured in a stampede-like situation in front of the Kultali block development office on Thursday after 1,000 villagers queued up to register their na...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Nandigram(Bengal)

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.20

NBU works out formula to calculate final result

The North Bengal University has drawn up a formula to assign marks to papers in the final semesters of undergraduate and postgraduate courses as exams cannot be held because of Covid-19. The varsity ...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.20

10 wards in Alipurduar submerged

Ten wards of Alipurduar were inundated after the town received over 300mm rain in 24 hours till Thursday morning. Around 10,000 people were affected by the inundation and many of them were stuck at h...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.20

Bengal surpasses 5 lakh Covid-19 tests

Bengal on Thursday went past the landmark of total 5 lakh Covid-19 tests with 10,405 tests in 24 hours and became the seventh state to reach the figure. It took 44 days for Bengal to attain the tally...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


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