West Bengal

Tragedy strikes site of idol immersion

Eight people died and several others suffered injuries because of a flash flood in the Mal river when hundreds...

Survivors recall how water level rose

Residents of Malbazar, a town located on the gateway of the Dooars with tea estates all around, were in a stat...

BJP rift out in the open

The Durga Puja organised by the Bengal unit of the BJP this year remained a lacklustre event as the top tier o...

Erosion hits temple, BSF camp

Fresh erosion has hit Malda district coinciding with the end of Durga Puja.  In the past 24 hours, a tem...

Mujibur and Ray through the lens of collectors

Six collectors of historical documents, coins and stamps from Calcutta will exhibit their collections in Bangl...

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.22

Alipurduar: portal to promote tourism

The Alipurduar district administrations has come up with a dedicated website on tourism for travel enthusiasts keen to explore the Dooars and its jungles. The website ( is f...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.22

Car hits truck, 2 tourists die

Two tourists were killed when their car crashed into a stationary truck near Contai in East Midnapore on Tuesday. The accident led to a severe traffic disruption on 116B national highway and police h...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.22

'Gandhi' as asura: BJP raises 'relevant' point

The BJP on Tuesday said while it unequivocally condemned the installation of a Mahatma Gandhi look-alike Mahisasura at a Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata, the saffron party claimed that several other puja...
By PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.22

Celebrating pujo far off in Kiwi land

And the food was worth enjoying. Kids were getting their face painted, women were dressed in traditional  Bengali sarees.  Some young girls dressed exactly like Maa Durga, Saraswat...
By Our Web Desk

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.22

Concern over fair on parking plaza rooftop

The Darjeeling administration has given permission to a fair (mela) on the rooftop of a seven-storey parking plaza, raising questions on safety and the logic behind an event at a parking lot during pe...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.22

A wig to cover up Mahishasura evil

The Mahishasura resembling Mahatma Gandhi at a Right-wing Hindu outfit’s Durga Puja here got a new look late on Sunday night following public outrage, with spectacles gone and a wig and black mo...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.22

Activists arrested

Police on Monday arrested nine CPM activists, including doctor-filmmaker Kamaleswar Mukherjee, and allegedly manhandled veteran advocate Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya from Rashbehari where they had gathe...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.22

Rain damper for north Bengal

Intermittent rainfall coupled with strong winds badly affected the Maha Ashtami mood of various districts of north Bengal on Monday. The sky stayed overcast and rainfall continued through the day in ...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta/Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.22

Puja tribute to ‘real-life Durgas’

The Aranghata Upendra Memorial Institution in Nadia, which is the only school in the state that officially organises Durga puja on its campus in the School Para area of the township, on Monday felicit...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.22

Puja creates 3 jobs

Not just fun and frolic, Durga Puja in West Bengal is a grand economic affair involving transactions of at least Rs 40,000 crore, creating employment opportunities for around three lakh people, stakeh...
By Bappaditya Chatterjee in Calcutta


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