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Cyclone Komen: Bengal, Odisha brace for impact

People wade through a flooded locality in West Midnapore district, West Bengal. Photograph: PTI Photo The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted "heavy to very heavy" rainfall......

Inside West Bengal's murky world of child marriages

Fairs are commonplace in the festive season but in tribal West Midnapore, which falls in the erstwhile Maoist-hit Jangalmahal area, it is child marriage fairs which are drawing large crowds. Such......

Panchayat polls begins in Bengal with clashes among party workers

Eleven persons were injured in a clash between the Trinamool Congress and Congress party workers at Sabong in West Midnapore district as the first phase of panchayat polls began on Thursday in West......

WB: Failed students lock teachers inside school

Class XI students of a school in West Midnapore district who had failed in the annual examination, on Thursday locked up the all the 50-odd staff and secretary after their meeting failed to yield......

The slain Maoist is Kishenji, 99 per cent: Centre

The Centre on Thursday said the person killed in an encounter in West Midnapore was most probably top Maoist leader Kishenji and it was awaiting a final confirmation from the West Bengal police......

Mamata returns land to Singur farmers

Mamata offered 1,000-acre land at Goaltore and said anyone be it the Tatas or BMW are most welcome to set up an auto plant in the state Image: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee interacts......

It's time for smart villages

  To allow our cities to thrive, we must look after our villages, notes Barun Roy How long shall we be fooling ourselves? It's fashionable to talk about smart cities. But what about smart......

Mamata woos investors, says Bengal favourable for industries

Mamata Banerjee said availability of land won't be a problem in Bengal as the state government has a land bank. Ahead of assembly polls in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday......

The story of West Bengal's dismal industrial performance

A policy-related problem that urgently needs to be redressed is the ‘miniaturisation’ of projects, notes Ashok K Lahiri. Image: Miniaturisation will not work for industry and......

How Sachin Tendulkar helped a tribal village school in Bengal

To his die-hard cricket fans, Sachin Tendulkar is 'God', something a tribal village in West Bengal swears by after the Rajya Sabha MP intervened to fund the reconstruction of a 51-year-old......
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Extortion in the name of Puja

Small groups of young men halting cars to demand chanda (subscription) for Kali Puja has become a nightmare for commuters and drivers onnumerous... ...
Mamata Banerjee cancels West Midnapore tour to stay by injured nephew's side

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants to stay by the side of her injured nephew, MP Abhishek Banerjee, who is recovering from an... ...
Doctor thrashed for paying Rs 10 as 'chanda'

MIDNAPORE: A government doctor returning home after attending to a patient was reportedly assaulted and threatened by members of a local club after... ...
Girl killed, two others injured as car hits them

One girl was killed and two others were injured on Thursday when a car dashed against them while trying to overtake a goods vehicle at Mahishadal... ...
JSW Group to invest Rs 3400 cr in Bengal; launch CSR activities for farmers

To help farmers who were made to unwillingly give up their land for industrial purposes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asked... ...

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