West Bengal  /  Published 30.07.21

More seats for Class XI this year

The West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Education on Thursday withdrew the existing cap on the number of seats in Class XI at all state-run and state-aided schools for this year. With this, a sc...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.07.21

Ten held in hookah bars in Bhowanipore

Two hookah bars in Bhowanipore were raided on Wednesday night and 10 persons arrested for violating Covid restrictions imposed by the state government. Three of the accused were picked up from a bar ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.21

Covid: Bengal extends curbs

 Keeping in mind the warning of experts about a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bengal government on Thursday extended the existing restrictions till August 15, but also announc...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.07.21

Panel issues refund order to 4 hospitals

The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission on Wednesday asked several private hospitals to refund part of the amounts paid by patients’ families as the bills had been prepared ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.21

Distress alert device a must on boats: Bengal

The Bengal government has made it mandatory for boats and trawlers out for deep-sea fishing to install distress alert transmitters (DATs) so that the vessel operators can alert Chennai’s Maritim...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.21

Police attacked over teacher arrests

Nearly 60 people, including some local Trinamul leaders in Karandighi, North Dinajpur, protested the arrest of two teachers accused of stealing funds, by blocking NH12 on Tuesday night and attacking a...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

Business  /  Published 29.07.21

Bengal amends realty rules, win-win for all

The Mamata Banerjee government has notified rules to fill up the vacuum created by a Supreme Court  judgment that struck down the state legislation governing the real estate industry in Beng...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.07.21

Bengal tiger beats storms

The Sunderbans tigers are extremely tough because they have to survive in the inhospitable terrain. In the past two years, one tiger had to be captured from a fringe village because it was straying in...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.21

500 parakeets seized in Malda, one arrested

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) seized over 500 birds from a Calcuttabound train and arrested a person in this connection from Malda Town station on Tuesday night. V.B. Sharma, an inspector of the...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.21

815 more cases, 14 deaths in Bengal

Bengal on Wednesday logged 815 new Covid-19 cases, 811 recoveries and 14 deaths. Active cases fell by 10 to 11,370 on Wednesday, the 38th straight day of the slide. Calcutta logged 81 new cases and ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


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