Poverty kills dreams of Bengal’s young tribal football talents

Somnath Hembram, 24, has returned home after driving a truck from Chennai. A local football talent, he has to drive a truck to earn a living. Tribal football talents like Somnath are nipped in the bud due to poverty. Somnath alias Kunu played for Bankura district of West Bengal as a striker. He was one […]

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Tickets not available, migrant labour can’t reach workplaces

The unavailability of train tickets is preventing construction workers from going back to their workplaces.  Arpan Roy, a civil contractor from West Bengal, informed The Observer: “Site managers are calling now and then, but the unavailability of tickets is making it difficult for labourers to travel.” Along with his 30 workers, Roy returned home in […]

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It’s a gloomy Puja for Bankura’s idol makers

Bankura: Fewer and cheaper orders this year has upset Durga idol makers of Bankura. Due to the pandemic, almost all Puja committees have demanded smaller idols in order to cut their budgets. Artisans of many villages of Bankura district wait throughout the year for Durga Puja as idol-making contributes in a big way to their […]

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