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‘The PM’ India never had

From Union Finance Ministry to Political Oblivion to being the first Bengali President, the ‘Chanakya’ of Indian politics had tasted it all. Despite being the first citizen of the country, Pranab Mukherjee, more commonly known as...

Coronavirus infected people need positive support from society, feel survivors 

Kolkata: From getting discharge certificate with the header ‘Death Certificate’ to facing hardship due to societal acrimony and ignorance, COVID survivors need protection from the system as much as from the disease. That is the...

United to help cyclone Amphan victims

Kolkata: Cyclone Nisarga has made its landfall in Maharashtra, exactly a fortnight after super cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in West Bengal. Amphan, had made its landfall on May 20 and left behind a trail of...

Super cyclone Amphan digs a watery grave for Kumartuli artisans

Kolkata: Super cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in Kolkata, flattening thousands of trees and flooding roads and lanes. Kumartuli, the place of famous Durga Puja idol makers too suffered extensive damage due to waterlogging. Many of...

Daily wagers find alternate income ops to survive lockdown

Kolkata: According to the Centre for Monitoring the Indian Economy (CMIE) the current data of unemployment in India is at a record high of 27.1%, four times than that of US. Unemployment rate went up to...

Chaos continues outside liquor shops, police lathi charge not dampening spirit of buyers

Kolkata: Since Monday, Kolkata woke up to a new type of chaos. Like several other cities, it too witnessed serpentinous queues of men defying the social distancing norm to get their hands alcohol of their...

Many markets fail to adhere to all govt directives during lockdown

Kolkata: Bengalis love their food and they want it as fresh as possible. Festival or not, Kolkatans can be seen thronging markets for their daily dose of fish and vegetables throughout the year. Even in a...

Corona Virus Threatens To Sting Bengal’s Famous Durga Puja

Kolkata: It is a common that almost every year incessant rains dampen the festive mood during Durga Puja. This year however, the weather is the last thing on the minds of the sculptors or organisers...

Corona scares customers of Asia’s biggest brothel

Kolkata: When the city of joy goes to sleep, it’s dawn in Durgacharan Mitra Street in Chittaranjan Avenue. The place teeming with entrepreneurial life in row houses is ‘Sonagachi’ in north Kolkata. Sonagachi is known as...

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Kolkata’s designer masks to stave off the virus

Kolkata: When China shut down to fight the corona virus, it snipped the supply of raw material to the fashion designers. When India phased...

A year on, protests against citizenship issue continue in North East; ILP demand gets louder

Shillong: On January 8 last year, the Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill despite protests in the North East and other parts of...

Immediate trigger for Pathalgadi was the state government’s repeated attempts to amend the Chhotanagpur Tenancy Act: Fact-finding team

Ranchi: In 2018, Pathalgadi movement had made headlines across India. It had been reported that the adivasis (tribals) of Jharkhand and Chattisgarh were indulging...

रबीन्द्रनाथ टैगोर: मानवतावाद और राष्ट्रवाद

पश्चिम बंगाल में चुनाव नजदीक हैं. भाजपा ने बंगाल के नायकों को अपना बताने की कवायद शुरू कर दी है. जहां तक भाजपा की...

Madhya Pradesh Assembly by-elections and disquiet within the ruling BJP

The 28 Assembly by-elections in Madhya Pradesh are becoming more problematic for the ruling BJP than for Congress. Of the BJP candidates, 22 are...