Bengal Government
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 09.08.20

Amphan: 5 lakh more seek relief

Over 5 lakh fresh applications have been filed for compensation for homes damaged during Cyclone Amphan, surprising many in the Bengal government who were not expecting such a high number nearly three...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.20

Centre plea for those stranded in Bangla

The Centre has repeated its request to the Bengal government to let in 2,680 people from the state, who are stranded in Bangladesh since the nationwide lockdown was imposed in March, through two of th...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.20

‘Politics’ whiff in Delhi audit in Bengal

Bengal’s ruling establishment is livid at the Centre’s decision to send a team to audit the state’s expenditure under the 100 days job scheme, with insiders saying it looked like Del...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 08.08.20

Bengal eyes $20 billion for logistics

Bengal could attract investment worth $20 billion in the logistics sector by using the state’s unique locational advantage and harnessing its vast network of rail, road and river. The state gov...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 07.08.20

Chartered flights get Bengal govt nod

The state government will allow chartered flights to bring back stranded people from abroad from August 10, provided they test negative for Covid-19 within 96 hours before departure, officials said. ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.08.20

Lockdown days changed

The Bengal government has changed the dates for the complete lockdown this month because of local festivals. The number of the complete lockdown days for the month stays unchanged at seven. The compl...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.08.20

Bengal panel to vet National Education Policy

The Bengal government has set up a six -member committee to examine the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, education minister Partha Chatterjee said on Monday. The panel, which will submit its rep...
By in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 03.08.20

Smart meters in time of Covid

Billing efficiency, an indicator of the proportion of energy billed to consumers with respect to energy supplied, has spiked to over 98 per cent during the Covid-19 lockdown for distribution companies...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta


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