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Basudeb Das Baul complained before the local media that he was not given an opportunity to talk to Shah and seek a job or higher education facilities for his daughter.(HT PHOTO.)

Folk singer who hosted Amit Shah’s lunch in Bengal caught in BJP-TMC tug of war

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 09:56 PM IST
Shah, who was on a two-day tour of Bengal, took a chopper ride to Bolpur on December 20 to visit Visva Bharati, the state’s only Central university set up by Rabindranath Tagore and also lead a BJP rally. In between, the two programmes, Shah had home-cooked lunch at the singer’s home and also enjoyed his music.
The Palam station has recorded about 4.4 millimetres (mm) of rain, while other stations in south Delhi have also recorded light to moderate rain.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The Palam station has recorded about 4.4 millimetres (mm) of rain, while other stations in south Delhi have also recorded light to moderate rain.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Several parts of Delhi record light rain

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 06:58 PM IST
Delhi is likely to record moderate category of rain for three days between July 27 and 29, when the eastern end of the monsoon trough will start shifting to the Himalayan foothills and a western disturbance is likely to affect the region.
The amount was handed over to the Block Development Officer of Bolpur on Wednesday. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
The amount was handed over to the Block Development Officer of Bolpur on Wednesday. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Cyclone Amphan: Visva Bharati teachers donate Rs 1 lakh to CM s relief fund

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2020 06:53 PM IST
The Visva Bharati university authorities had in a notification on May 24 said that one day’s salary would be deducted from all permanent staff members for contribution to the CM’s relief fund to “stand by those who are in dire need of food and shelter”.
Homeless people stand in a queue. (Representative Image)(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Homeless people stand in a queue. (Representative Image)(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Bringing food, dignity to a Bengal village

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 05:51 AM IST
Maji has been running a coaching centre in Bolpur since 2006; each year, his institute receives almost 250 higher secondary and undergraduate students, who receive tuitions on everything from Bengali language to history and political science.
The food packets that Shyamal Maji (in photo) leaves for those affected by the Covid-19 outbreak contains around two kilos of rice, potatoes, some vegetables, cooking oil, salt, puffed rice and a soap.(HT Photo)
The food packets that Shyamal Maji (in photo) leaves for those affected by the Covid-19 outbreak contains around two kilos of rice, potatoes, some vegetables, cooking oil, salt, puffed rice and a soap.(HT Photo)

Covid-19: Bengal’s very own Santa Claus secretly providing food packets to poor

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 02:36 PM IST
For the past two weeks, Shyamal Maji, a private tutor in Benal’s Bolpur town, and his flock of students, have been providing food to poor people in the area affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
Amid skyrocketing price of onions, 70 kgs of the bulb were allegedly stolen in two separate incidents on Monday(PTI)
Amid skyrocketing price of onions, 70 kgs of the bulb were allegedly stolen in two separate incidents on Monday(PTI)

70 kg onion stolen in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal

New Delhi | By Agencies
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 06:51 AM IST
In the first incident two bike-borne miscreants looted 50 kgs of bulb from a rickshaw puller in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur district the police said.
(Samir Jana / Hindustan TimesAmong those arrested is Shambhunath Mandal, president of the scheduled caste cell of the BJP Birbhum unit.)
(Samir Jana / Hindustan TimesAmong those arrested is Shambhunath Mandal, president of the scheduled caste cell of the BJP Birbhum unit.)

Five Bengal BJP workers arrested in ‘cut money’ row

Hindustan times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 04:54 PM IST
The BJP leadership has claimed that the charges are concocted and its supporters were framed for resisting sale of sand collected illegally from the bed of the Ajoy river.
A newly-married couple was found dead at Visva-Bharati university campus in Birbhum district, police said on Saturday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A newly-married couple was found dead at Visva-Bharati university campus in Birbhum district, police said on Saturday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Newly-wed couple found dead on Visva-Bharati university’s campus

Suri (WB) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 11:22 AM IST
Though it appears to be a case of suicide, it can be confirmed only after the most-mortem examination report arrives, a senior officer of Bolpur police station said.
JP candidate from Jadavpur, Anupam Hazra met TMC’s Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal, on Monday in Birbhum’s Bolpur.(ANI)
JP candidate from Jadavpur, Anupam Hazra met TMC’s Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal, on Monday in Birbhum’s Bolpur.(ANI)

Bengal BJP candidate meets Trinamool leader, fuels speculations

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 10:48 AM IST
Anupam Hazra, the BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate in Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituency in the city where polling would be held on May 19, called on Anubrata Mondal, the TMC’s Birbhum district president, at the latter’s party office.
The polling station, comprising five booths, is in the Krishnagar Lok Sabha constituency that goes to the polls on Monday along with Berhampore, Ranaghat, Asansol, Burdwan East, Burdwan-Durgapur, Bolpur and Birbhum.(PTI PHOTO)
The polling station, comprising five booths, is in the Krishnagar Lok Sabha constituency that goes to the polls on Monday along with Berhampore, Ranaghat, Asansol, Burdwan East, Burdwan-Durgapur, Bolpur and Birbhum.(PTI PHOTO)

Polling staff in Bengal district demand central forces, threaten to boycott polls

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 11:38 PM IST
Polling staff in many parts of Bengal started demanding central forces even before the first phase of election was held on April 11.
Two days before the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders alleged on Saturday that Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers vandalised a party office and beat up their supporters .(Burhaan Kinu/HT File PHOTO)
Two days before the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders alleged on Saturday that Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers vandalised a party office and beat up their supporters .(Burhaan Kinu/HT File PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP alleges attack by TMC in Bengal; Left candidate assaulted, Congress office vandalised

Hindustan Times, Midnapore/Kolkata | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 12:10 AM IST
Birbhum district has two seats, both of which were won by the TMC in 2014. From Bolpur constituency, TMC candidate Anupam Hazra (who joined the BJP this year) won by 2,36,114 votes. In Birbhum seat, the ruling party won by 67,263 votes.
The Trinamool Congress swept the Bolpur parliamentary constituency, once a pocket borough of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), in West Bengal in the last Lok Sabha election.(AP)
The Trinamool Congress swept the Bolpur parliamentary constituency, once a pocket borough of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), in West Bengal in the last Lok Sabha election.(AP)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Once held by Somnath Chatterjee, Bolpur is in Trinamool’s kitty

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 02:00 PM IST
In 2014, the Trinamool Congress had defeated the CPI(M) by 2,36,112 votes in Bolpur parliamentary constituency.
Students attend an outdoor class on the Visva-Bharati campus (Surojit Hazra/ HT Photo)(HT file photo)
Students attend an outdoor class on the Visva-Bharati campus (Surojit Hazra/ HT Photo)(HT file photo)

Former Visva Bharati VC, registrar found guilty in forged certificate case

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Midnapore | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2019 06:40 PM IST
The forged certificate case came to light in 2004, soon after Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel medallion was stolen.
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