Tridip Mandal

  • Saradha scam: CBI denies questioning Assam exDGP Shankar Baruah 17-09-2014 09:06 PM

    In a sudden twist in the Saradha Scam, the former Assam Director General of Police Shankar Baruah committed suicide on Wednesday. He was being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his involvement in the scam. ...
  • Assam killings: Little to celebrate for those at relief camps this Eid 29-07-2014 09:23 AM

    Baksa: In the midst of the Lok Sabha Elections earlier this year, 38 villagers were killed by suspected Bodo militants in Assam's Baksa district. Camped in a cramped relief camp in Khagrabari village, the displaced community of Muslims has little to celebrate this Eid. The mighty Beki river has been...
  • WB: Real Hero Sangita Bauri wages battle against child marriage 01-05-2013 04:54 PM

    Purulia: Every second girl in India is married underage, according to UNFPA data. The UNFPA also says that India has the highest number of child brides. Nearly 47 per cent of girls are married under the legal age of 18. The agency adds that nearly 140 million child marriages may...
  • Chhattisgarh: Ravina Biraha fights for transgenders 30-04-2013 10:09 AM

    Raipur: Ravina Biraha is a transgender who refused to live on the fringes and is fighting for dignity for her community. The taunts, the jeers and the humiliation, Biraha has experienced it all. But she prefers to define herself as the third gender. "People still believe that there are only...
  • Living It Up: Rising stress levels 03-11-2012 11:11 PM

    On this episode we take a look how stress and depression is affecting lives. ...
  • Real Hero Bertha helps the visually impaired 01-03-2012 10:05 AM

    Shillong: Bertha Dkhar's free school in Meghalaya helps hundreds of poor visually impaired students have a vision for the future. Thanks to her invention of introducing the local Khasi language in Braille, hundreds of her students can read and write in their mother tongue. A student Pynskhemlang said, "We don't...
  • Real Hero Keepu educates Lepcha community 29-02-2012 10:13 AM

    Gangtok: While India is on the verge of a population explosion, ironically the Lepcha community of Sikkim is on its way to fading away. But 72-year-old Keepu Lepcha has been doing her best to fight this. She runs a home, the Lepcha cottage, which is perhaps the last stand of...
  • Real Hero Pabitra a ray of hope for Assam dwarves 27-02-2012 09:16 AM

    Tangla: Dwarves in Assam have been written off by the society sadly as symbols of entertainment. Pabitra Rabha decided to give the men their dues in life and he has been doing this through the power of theatre. James Daimary was a circus clown for 18 long years. About two...
  • Real Hero Prakash Kaur mothers 60 abandoned girls 01-08-2011 09:09 AM

    Jalandhar: In a state infamous for female foeticide, Prakash Kaur is mother to 60 abandoned girls in Jalandhar. She has given them a life to look forward to, when their own parents wished they were dead. No one knows when they were born. But for Sheeba, for little Zeinab and...
  • Real Hero: doctor who charges Rs 5 for treatment 30-07-2011 10:25 AM

    Ranchi: Doctor Shyama Prasad Mukherjee has been treating poor patients for a mere Rs five for the last 55 years. He is said to be a medical marvel of a different kind. His consultation charges have helped many poor patients in times of sickness when other doctors and hospitals are...
  • Real Hero: Uttam set up school for tribal kids 29-07-2011 09:12 AM

    Uttam Teron set up Parijat academy in a village in Assam which opened up a whole new world of learning for the tribal children. ...
  • Real Heroes: Bina helps militancy scarred widows 28-07-2011 08:53 AM

    Imphal: Manipur's Binalaxmi Nepram, who's seen how militancy has permanently scarred women in her state, has set up the Manipur Women Gun Survivours Network for widows who have lost their husbands in the ongoing conflict in the state. More than 20,000 people have lost their lives in the killing fields...
  • Real Heroes: Man brings light to Bihar villages 26-07-2011 08:44 AM

    West Champaran: An electrical engineer Gyanesh Pandey left behind his American dream to bring light to villages in Bihar. Gyanesh Pandey is the founder of Husk Power system, the technology which is illuminating thousands of homes across 250 villages in Bihar. An electrical engineer from Benaras Hindu University, a cushy...
  • Real Heroes: Bina fights against child marriage 25-07-2011 08:51 AM

    Purulia: Fourteen-year-old Bina Kalindi, a resident of West Bengal's Purulia district is fighting the illegal but still prevalent practice of Child Marriages. In the land of the powerful Goddess, her daughters are helpless. Even before they can realize, child marriage or 'ballo vivaho' abruptly ends their childhood and they are...
  • Shillong choir all set to enchant Obama 07-11-2010 04:23 PM

    The award-winning Shillong Chamber Choir will perform for Barack Obama in New Delhi. ...
  • Swimming coach turns rural kids into champions 14-08-2010 11:04 PM

    Pratapura (Gujarat): Karsanbhai Patel has been training children of his village to swim in a local lake. He saw an opportunity where others saw only a dirty lake. For 28 years, there have been no professional facilities, yet the children he trained have gone on to become national champions. Olympic...
  • India home to 2.5 lakh Afghan refugees 18-06-2010 11:31 PM

    India also has about two lakh Tibetans and Sri Lankans living with hope and despair. ...
  • Film on Chandrashekhar Prasad in trouble 10-05-2010 06:31 PM

    Mahesh Bhatt accused by JNU students of distorting facts ...
  • Durga Puja goes green: Ecofriendly goddess 25-09-2009 03:06 PM

    A report from Kumartuli or the artisan's colony in North Kolkata. ...
  • Watch: Kumari pujo, worshiping the little goddess 24-09-2009 01:27 AM

    There is much more to Durga Puja than just worshiping the idol of the Goddess. ...
  • Festive cine fiesta: Films celebrate Durga Puja 22-09-2009 03:46 PM

    What makes Bengalis so excited about Durga Puja? Take a look at their films. ...
  • Ability to love conquers disability 14-02-2008 09:38 AM

    London: India coach Duncan Fletcher claimed the loss of opening bowler Zaheer Khan to a leg injury cost the visitors the chance of having a very good day in the opening Test against England. Khan was easily India's best bowler at Lord's on Thursday before he went to hospital for...
  • This 11yearold is a master of the chessboard 14-11-2007 09:04 PM

    Hambantota: Strong objections by the West Indies players along with chaotic scenes at one of three planned World Cup venues in this southern region has led to the abandoning of the five-match limited overs series also involving Sri Lanka, around noon on Thursday. While a massive cloud from the Bay...