West Bengal

South Bengal rain alert

The India Meteorological Department office in Alipore has issued an alert for “enhanced rainfall activit...

Covid: Funds for Bengal hospitals

The state health department has sanctioned over Rs 21 crore for equipment  in government-run hospitals to...

Birthday party? Charter a toy train

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) , in a bid to popularise the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) toy train...

Risky school to be shifted

The state government has decided to relocate a primary school in Ghoramara island of South 24-Parganas as its ...

Tea garden clash over puja cash

An altercation over the use of money collected for a community Durga puja sparked violence at a tea estate in ...

Digha tourist molested; child acts

A young homemaker from Hooghly was allegedly molested and robbed of her gold chain by seven youths on a beach ...

West Bengal  /  Published 13.10.21

Train scrap after mishap spoils Puja holidays

Tourists and residents bound for East Midnapore’s Digha on the first day of the Puja were halted on the tracks on Tuesday morning when a freight train overturned near Raghunathbari station and s...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 13.10.21

Puja showcase for Lakshmi’s treasure

Several Durga Puja committees across Bengal have chosen the theme of Lakshmir Bhandar (Lakshmi’s treasure) — the flagship scheme of the state government that envisages to empower women thr...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 13.10.21

Gorkha talks inconclusive

The much-awaited meeting involving Gorkha stakeholders and central and Bengal governments was convened in New Delhi on Tuesday but no concrete decision was taken. The Centre had invited the Bengal ch...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 12.10.21

36 families homeless amid erosion

Some 36 families in Dhulian, a municipal town in Murshidabad’s Samserganj, turned homeless owing to erosion in the Ganga on Monday. Six houses so far have been swept away by the erosion that st...
By Alamgir Hossain in Murshidabad

West Bengal  /  Published 12.10.21

Covid: 606 new cases, 9 deaths

Bengal on Monday reported 606 new Covid-19 infections, 597 recoveries and nine deaths, as the number of active cases stayed put at 7,649. This occurred as the number of recoveries and deaths put toge...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.10.21

2 of TMC in Cooch Behar die in party feud

Two persons died and five others got injured as two Trinamul factions clashed at Gitaldaha under Dinhata police station of Cooch Behar district on Sunday night. Both had bullet injuries, police said....
By Our Correspondent in Cooch Behar

West Bengal  /  Published 12.10.21

Puja festivities that define amity

A group of Muslim youths at remote Lodda village in Bankura district on Sunday gifted new clothes to around 400 poor Hindu families after they held a survey on how many villagers could not buy any for...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 12.10.21

Faith no bar for Durga Puja festivities

Residents of Suktabari, a tiny village on the outskirts of Cooch Behar town, have been hosting a community Durga Puja for around 55 years now. A homely affair, it doesn’t have the glamour of th...
By Main Uddin Chisti, Soumya De Sarkar in Malda, Cooch Behar

West Bengal  /  Published 12.10.21

Bus injures teen, mob ire erupts

Angry residents ransacked several vehicles and blocked two service lanes of NH2 in Durgapur town for over three hours after an Asansol-bound Volvo bus knocked down and injured a 19-year-old at 10.30am...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 12.10.21

BJP’s bypoll nominee ‘attacked’

The BJP’s Khardah bypoll candidate, Joy Saha, was allegedly attacked, along with others, by suspected Trinamul supporters during a clash over putting up banners near Girja More in Khardah on Sun...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani


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