A file picture of North Brook Jute Co Ltd. The mill located at Champdani in the State's Hooghly district was closed after CEO was lynched by workers on June 16, 2014. Photo: Sushanta Patronobish
The Hindu A file picture of North Brook Jute Co Ltd. The mill located at Champdani in the State's Hooghly district was closed after CEO was lynched by workers on June 16, 2014. Photo: Sushanta Patronobish

Jute mill managers escape ‘NorthBrook’ type incident after workers turn violent

A replay of the NorthBrook Jute Mill incident of May 18, 2014 when a senior mill manager was lynched to death by a mob of irate workers was narrowly averted on Sunday when three managers of the In... »

Mukul Roy never met Saradha CMD, says son

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CPI (M) plans to agitate on refugee issue

: The issue of refugees has once again become a topic of political debate in West Bengal with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) planning agitations demanding citizenship rights in the coming... »

‘Madrasas made a scapegoat’

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Left parties criticise diesel price deregulation

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