The decision by West Bengal CM came hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the PM Garib Yojana till November-end, adding that 80 crore Indians, mostly poor, will stand to benefit from the scheme.
Cyclone Amphan last month caused widespread damage to several parts of Bengal, especially the Sundarban area that left the locals crying in despair. It is then, a local NGO named Calcutta Foodies Club came to their aid.
In Amphan, I have seen the biggest screenplay ever. It’s been a harrowing experience but humbling too. It’s time to accept nature’s fury and move on, writes National Award-winning Actor Rituparna Sengupta.
Ostentatious celebration of Durga Puja in Calcutta is traced back to the early 1700s when Bengal’s zamindars outdid each other in displaying their influence, power and wealth by spending large sums of money in festivities.
Indeed when the former Lok Sabha speaker, Somnath Chatterjee, was expelled from the CPI(M) in 2008, it was almost unthinkable considering the position the veteran politician enjoyed in his party which he joined in 1968.
The more immediate source of tension in Calcutta currently is the possibility that the forty lakh people who were declared illegal by the neighbouring state could try to flee Assam and enter the city as refugees.
Mountaineer Chhanda Gayen wouldn’t have got permanently lost on her 2014 expedition if she were fitted with a transceiver. That sums up the utility of ham radios for individuals in moments of crisis, which is where certain teams have found a niche.