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Bengal Government
West Bengal  /  Published 03.03.21

Congress leaves 7 seats for cleric’s party

The Congress on Tuesday agreed to allot seven seats in south Bengal to Abbas Siddiqui’s Indian Secular Front, but reiterated that it would field candidates in not less than 92 Assembly segments....
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.03.21

Political parties tapped on ‘sensitive’ booths

The district administration in Jalpaiguri has asked leaders of political parties to submit details of booths they feel should be identified as sensitive and information on areas where they apprehend b...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

Calcutta  /  Published 01.03.21

Guide to Covid vaccination

The Bengal health department has said Covid-19 vaccination for people above 59 and those between 45 and 59 with comorbidities is set to start across the state on Monday. The Co-Win 2 app, the digital...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.02.21

Bengal: BJP ready to hurl into poll battle

The BJP is revving up for a no-holds-barred battle to win Bengal, hoping that victory in the state would shatter the Opposition’s morale and help the party neutralise the farmers’ movement...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 26.02.21

71 shops can sell 'Banglar Rasogolla'

A little over three years after Bengal bagged the GI tag for Banglar Rasogolla, a clutch of sweet shops in the city and the districts have qualified to sell the GI-tagged pure white sweet spongy ball ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 24.02.21

Price buffer for potato farmers

The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to encourage cold store owners in Bengal to buy 10 lakh tonnes of potato at Rs 6 a kilo directly from farmers to cushion them from the vagaries of a demand-s...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.02.21

Covid: 3,399 active cases in Bengal

Bengal on Tuesday logged 228 Covid-19 recoveries, 189 new infections and two deaths, but none from the city. The state now has 3,399 active Covid-19 cases, down from 37,190 on Dashami last year, in a...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.02.21

Assam tea pay hike brews Bengal ripples

A notification from Assam’s labour welfare department on the interim hike of Rs 50 in the daily wage of tea workers in the BJP-ruled state prompted the saffron camp in north Bengal to point out ...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 22.02.21

Covid: 3,525 active cases in Bengal

Bengal on Sunday logged 233 Covid-19 recoveries, 182 new infections and three deaths, including two from the city, with the state’s total active cases dropping for 118 days on the trot to 3,525....
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.02.21

CM attacks Centre on Bangla delay

Mamata Banerjee on Sunday accused the BJP-led Centre of step-motherly treatment towards Bengal, raising questions on the delay in renaming the state and accusing it of deprioritising regional language...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


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