Bengal Government
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

Business  /  Published 03.08.20

Bengal takes loan for discom

Bengal has taken a Rs 1,022-crore transition loan from the Centre to help its power distribution company tide iteself over liquidity stress amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The loan is part of the central...
By PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.08.20

Covid tests cross 9 lakh, toll jumps by 48

Bengal on Saturday reported the highest 24-hour count in new Covid-19 infections, with 2,589, and deaths, with 48. Nineteen persons died of Covid-19 in Calcutta alone on Saturday, 13 others in North ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.08.20

Helpline clues to vulnerable spots

The Bengal government’s toll-free helpline for all Covid-19-related issues has come in handy for authorities to identify vulnerable areas at a time they plan to launch aggressive testing to cont...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.08.20

Home survey runs into cloak of fear

Many people suffering from influenza-like illnesses, signs of Covid-19, are hiding their symptoms when Calcutta Municipal Corporation personnel are visiting their homes, officials of the civic body an...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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