WITHIN A 10-sq km area and among a population of 15 lakh, more than 10 lakh residents in Kolkata’s Garden Reach are Muslims. With only sporadic pockets in this vast Kolkata Port area on the banks of river Hooghly inhabited by Hindus, the area, locals claim, has always been known as ‘doosra Pakistan’. On Saturday, […]
Ganguly was in confrontation all day; her Trinamool Congress opponent in Howrah North, cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla, lodged a complaint against her for allegedly threatening the presiding officers of polling booths.
Former BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya’s daughter, the 47-year-old single mother will represent the Trinamool Congress from Bally, which will go to polls on Monday. In all, there are 1.4 lakh voters in Bally, which saw a turnout of 73.78 per cent in the 2011 Assembly polls.
Kanyashree Scheme offers every girl an annual amount of Rs 500 and another Rs 25,000 upon successfully completing the higher secondary with at least 85 per cent attendance. But she must remain unmarried.
In rural Bengal, nearly 47 per cent of all Muslims who work are either agricultural workers or ‘daily workers’ in non-agriculture sectors — “they are at the bottom of the economic ladder,” says the study.