Didi’s dole for women drains Bengal’s coffers, affects infrastructure projects 

Sources in the state administration said projects worth about Rs 8,000 crore were already pending for administrative approval and more were supposed to be sent for the government’s nod.

26 Oct 2021

Kolkata Diary: Niti Aayog team to meet tea estate stake-holders

This is the first time that the BJP-led government is sending a high-level team to north Bengal in recent years.

24 Oct 2021

Bengal will hire special secretaries from private sector to boost performance of beneficiary schemes

Thirty special secretaries from the private sector with extraordinary talent will be picked up.

24 Oct 2021

Playing safe: CPM not to fight all West Bengal Urban wards

The TMC is all set to go all out in the civic polls against the BJP, which has emerged as the main opposition in the state.

22 Oct 2021

Hindu-Muslim Lakshmi Puja in Bengal village

Residents of Dharmadanga village have joined hands to celebrate the festival of the goddess of prosperity irrespective of religious beliefs.

21 Oct 2021

Landslide cuts off highway linking north Bengal & Sikkim

Torrential rains caused landslides in north Bengal cutting off National Highway 10, the arterial thoroughfare linking the state with Gangtok in Sikkim, on Wednesday morning.

21 Oct 2021

Mamata visits Bhowanipore day after bypoll as BJP introspects loss of face among non-Bengali voters

This area — Kolkata Municipal Corporation’s wards No 70 and No 74 — is said to be the BJP’s stronghold. Mamta also visited a gurudwara and interacted with people.  

05 Oct 2021

Kolkata Diary

A notice said the University considered the proposal to provide support towards teaching aid especially in the pandemic area where online teaching is compulsory.

01 Oct 2021

All eyes on bypoll in Bhowanipore today

Leaving no stone unturned, she visited a gurdwara and a Jain temple in the area and sought blessings of the religious heads.

30 Sep 2021

Bhawanipore bypoll: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's desperation aimed at protecting image

Sources in the ruling party said that the West Bengal CM had issued a dictate to party leaders to increase her victory margin.

28 Sep 2021

Over 1.5 lakh Kolkata residents skipped their second Covid jab

The civic body authorities said they would send the list of the people unwilling to take the second dose of the vaccine to the state health department.

27 Sep 2021

BJP fears dent in non-Bengali votes in ‘Didi vs Didi’ battle

Those who do not speak Bengali form around 40% of the total electorate in Bhowanipore. Though the BJP is expecting the support of this section, the ground scenario doesn’t second their expectations.

27 Sep 2021

Babul Supriyo likely to resign as BJP’s Asansol MP on Wednesday

The latest BJP tunrocat to join the Trinamool Congress said that he would request the party not to ask him to campaign for its leader Mamata Banerjee against the BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal.

20 Sep 2021

Kolkata Diary

St Xavier’s University in New Town, Kolkata has decided to introduce courses in statistics and computer science starting from next year.

19 Sep 2021

TMC-led civic body puts off opening of quarantine centres until after Bhowanipore bypoll

The Covid advisory mentioning the bypoll date has made some TMC leaders uneasy.

18 Sep 2021