Aug 11

Didi’s portraits find a cult following among ministers

Source: The Indian Express Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay   Kolkata She sits on Manish Gupta’s table and blesses his cabinet colleague Shankar Chakrabarty from a calendar on the wall, where he plans to hang a larger portrait soon. When he does, he will join many other ministers who already have Mamata Banerjee’s portrait in their chambers at

Aug 10

আবেদন ভাসিয়েই ঢুকছে জল, হুঁশিয়ারি ডিভিসি-র

Source: Anandabazar Patrika কলকাতা আশঙ্কা সত্য হতে শুরু করেছে। প্রবল বৃষ্টি এবং ডিভিসি-র ছাড়া জলে প্লাবিত হতে শুরু করেছে দক্ষিণবঙ্গের বহু এলাকা। ডিভিসি-র খবর, ঝাড়খণ্ডে প্রবল বৃষ্টির জন্য পাঞ্চেত জলাধারের উপরে যে-ভাবে চাপ বাড়ছে, তাতে জল ছাড়ার পরিমাণ নিয়ন্ত্রণে রাখা যাবে না। ঝাড়খণ্ডের তেনুঘাট জলাধারে সোমবার সারা দিন জল ঢুকেছে এক লক্ষ কিউসেক হারে। ফলে

Aug 10

DNA test confirms Bengal skeletons of 2 TMC workers

Source: The Indian Express Kolkata The recovery of skeletons at Garbeta in West Bengal’s West Midnapore district, a CPM stronghold, took a new turn on Tuesday when a DNA test confirmed the identity of two victims as missing Trinamool Congress supporters. The Central Forensic Laboratory on Tuesday placed the DNA report in a sealed cover

Aug 10

Crocodile kills tiger in Sunderbans

Source: The Hindu Ananya Dutta KOLKATA: The tiger and the crocodile have respective supremacy as the predators of the islands and the waters of the Sunderbans, but in a contest that the two recently engaged in on the marshes, which get submerged during the high tide, the crocodile has won. A patrolling party of the

Aug 10

Spotlight on security in Bengal Assembly premises

Source: The Hindu KOLKATA: Even as the West Bengal Assembly reconvenes on Wednesday for its Budget session, a special committee comprising members of different parties will be taking up matters concerning security within its premises with the city police. A seven-member committee has been set up to look into various matters related to strengthening security

Aug 09

Kolkata remembers Tagore

Source: The Hindu Author: Raktima Bose Kolkata: Undeterred by incessant monsoon showers and water-clogged thoroughfares, Kolkata’s citizens trooped on to the streets here on Monday with poetry and melody on their lips to commemorate the 70th death anniversary of India’s national poet – Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The enthusiasm among Tagore’s admirers was a tribute to

Aug 09

Delhi remembers the legendary humanist on his 70th death anniversary

Source: The Hindu NEW DELHI: “Rabindranath Tagore was an extraordinary human being and his work has spread not just in India but across the globe. He was also an activist and an eternal traveller. He travelled the world over to discover the relationship between man and man and believed in the universal brotherhood of mankind

Aug 08

Skeleton found in Maoist-hit forest area

Source: PTI/Zee News Midnapore (WB): A skeleton was unearthed on Sunday from a jungle at Salbani in Maoist-hit West Midnapore district, police said. The villagers began to dig an area in the jungle near Saldanga village this morning and found the skeleton after the leg of a cow got stuck in the mud, the police

Aug 08

Two killed as rain lashes Kolkata

Source: The Hindu Two persons were killed as rain lashed the city and its adjoining districts for the second day on Sunday, flooding low-lying areas and affecting normal life. While a woman was electrocuted in the Entally area of the city another person was killed in the Titagarh area of the North 24 Parganas district

Aug 07

It’s time to drop ‘West’ from Bengal

Source: Times of India Kolkata: It has been more than six decades since India gained Independence, breaking free from the shackles of the ‘West’. But we are still left with a colonial remnant we can jolly well do without. Bengal continues to drag along the prefix ‘West’ before it, a constant reminder to one of

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