Puppeteers, artists refused to vacate Kathputli Colony

Puppeteers and folk artists residing for decades at a designated colony refused to heed an official order to vacate their homes from Monday.

West Bengal to give Rs.750 stipend to 4,000 folk artists

The West Bengal government would provide monthly stipends of Rs.750 to nearly 4,000 folk artistes across the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here Tuesday.