West Bengal  /  Published 14.08.20

State bid to speed up road work

The Mamata Banerjee government has taken up the responsibility of removing the hurdles the National Highways Authority of India has been facing in executing a major road project stuck for over 20 year...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 13.08.20

Covid: shift only stable patients

The Bengal government has asked all hospitals and nursing homes to set up isolation wards for suspected Covid-19 patients and make sure that their condition is stabilised before transferring them to m...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.08.20

Airlines want to resume evacuation flights

The state government will “consider” a request from airlines to allow international evacuation flights to Calcutta so that thousands of people stuck around the world could return home...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.08.20

3 cubs at Siliguri park

Shila, the Royal Bengal tigress at the popular Bengal Safari park on Siliguri outskirts, gave birth to triplets on Wednesday.  The birth of three more cubs has increased the tiger population to ...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 12.08.20

Trinamul pins hope on cops’ tribal outfit

Police in West Burdwan’s tribal-dominated areas have launched first-of-its-kind grassroots initiative for adivasi youths to address the problem of their alienation. The move stands out as local...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 11.08.20

NBMCH to start plasma therapy

The Regional Blood Transfusion Centre (RBFC) of the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) has finally got the approval to start plasma therapy for Covid positive patients. Mridumoy Das, t...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 11.08.20

JEE board announces counselling schedule

The three-round online counselling for admission to the BTech programme, which starts on August 12, will continue till October 28, the state joint entrance examination board has said. The board has p...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.08.20

Covid: hospitals contest panel's deposit logic

The commission’s advisory also says that for any inves-tigation above Rs 2,000, a hospital has to take the consent of a patient’s family. This was because the commission found that many ex...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.08.20

Covid: shocking hospital deposit

The Bengal health regulatory commission’s permission to private hospitals to take deposits for admissions and ask for removal of  patients within one hour after a 12-hour window belies its ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.08.20

State polls: BJP focus on north Bengal

The Bengal BJP has its eye on north Bengal, including minority-dominated Malda, ahead of the 2021 state polls. In the 2016 state election, the BJP won two Assembly seats out of 54 in the region, but ...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri


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