Malda: A hailstorm wreaked havoc in four blocks of Malda district last night, destroying ripening mangoes and damaging the boro crop.

The hailstorm left Sabera Bibi, 30, dead in a lightning strike at Mandi village near Vaisnabnagar. Her husband suffered severe burn injuries and was admitted to the Malda District Hospital.

Radar too far, response too slow

Bengal found itself handicapped when a thunderstorm

Malda, March 28: A group of farmers burnt quintals of potatoes in a Malda village yesterday to protest the lower price for the produce, prompting the district administration to order the agricultural marketing department to buy the crop at Rs 3.50 per kilo.

- Late melting of glaciers & dry spell decrease ganga flow
The Farakka barrage in Murshidabad

Malda, March 15: A five-month-old girl died soon after being administered a dose of polio vaccine at a pulse polio booth in a village in Kaliachak yesterday.

Another girl, the one-year-old Priya Karmakar, was admitted to a health centre in Gajole after she started vomiting yesterday. The girl had been given polio drops at a camp in Mongalbari.


Targeting the Leftruled West Bengal government for misuse of NREGA funds, minister of state for rural development Sisir Kumar Adhikari has asked Cabinet minister C.P. Joshi to look into the matter.

The state government has decided to set up over 400 primary schools

KOLKATA, 10 DEC: The West Bengal horticulture department is planning to set up six multi-purpose cold storage units in the state under the National Horticulture Mission.

More than 20,000 people displaced by the Ganga came down to the streets today, demanding relief and rehabilitation for more than 1.5 lakh victims who have lost their home and hearth to the river in the past two decades.

The people flocked here under the banner of the Panchanandapur Ganga Bhangan Pratirodh Action Committee and surrounded the collectorate around 11am, staying there till 3pm.

More than 25,000 people have been affected by widespread waterlogging in Malda