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Burdwan
West Bengal  /  Published 12.08.20

Fixed business hours for Burdwan shops

The East Burdwan district administration has ordered a staggered opening of shops and markets in Burdwan and Memari municipal areas to arrest the spike in Covid-19 cases in the district. East Burdwan...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 06.08.20

Barter system lets the poor get sanitisers

Some youths in East Burdwan’s Palla Road have started a sanitiser bank to ensure cash crunch did not come in the way of the poor keeping themselves safe during the pandemic. The bank operates o...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 30.07.20

Kiosks in Burdwan for swab collection

The East Burdwan district administration has decided to set up temporary kiosks in Burdwan town to collect swab samples of suspected Covid-19 patients after the number of positive cases increased here...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.20

3 friends drown during holy dip

Three youths drowned in the Damodar river on Monday in West Burdwan’s Andal while one of their friends was traceless till sundown. The tragedy took place when friends Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Shib...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.20

Death precedes Covid report, labs overflow with samples

An 85-year-old man died early on Monday in Burdwan town without confirmation of his Covid-19 status, as the reports of his and 12 other relatives were delayed. In the evening, reports showed the dece...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 26.07.20

Lockdown pain in Burdwan station

At least 30 passengers, including women and children who got off the New Delhi-Howrah special train at Burdwan station on Saturday, were stranded for at least six hours with no vehicle amid the state-...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 19.07.20

Covid spike shuts parts of South Bengal

The spike in Covid-19 cases in a few south Bengal districts has forced the respective administration to enforce micro-level lockdowns. Sources said in the health department blamed the lack of awarene...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Tamluk(EastMidnapore), Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 18.07.20

Driver takes on robber at loan firm

A 45-year-old man was shot at by a robber after he held on to him while the criminal and five other gang members were trying to flee after looting gold ornaments from the branch of a non-banking finan...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 10.07.20

Mason's home was actually a snake pit

A mason from East Burdwan’s Kalna discovered at least 50 snakes, including deadly Indian cobras, between Wednesday and Thursday in his 40-year-old mud house on Thursday morning. Haru Majhi, 40,...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 27.06.20

Government official tests positive

A deputy magistrate in Durgapur tested Covid-19 positive on Friday.Sources said the WBCS (executive) officer was suffering from fever and fell ill at his office on Thursday. He was admitted to a priva...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur


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