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Mamata Banerjee Government
West Bengal  /  Published 12.05.20

Digital bid to end ration woes

The Mamata Banerjee government has laid stress on use of “point of sale” machines at all ration shops to ensure that beneficiaries are not deprived of the foodgrain allotted to them after allegati...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.05.20

Burrabazar off limits to trucks

The Bengal government has decided not to allow trucks into Burrabazar, eastern India’s largest trading hub, because Covid-19 has rapidly spread in that part of central Calcutta.“Our primary findin...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.05.20

Bid to address Covid queries

The Mamata Banerjee government on Wednesday sought to address many of the criticisms and queries raised by the Opposition or citizens on the state’s handling of Covid-19 and the lockdown. At a news ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.05.20

Sinha clears air on figures

The Mamata Banerjee government on Monday cleared the air over Covid-19 figures, explaining problems which had caused confusion and assuring that they had been solved. “In terms of reporting, you hav...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.05.20

Silence clouds Bengal work

The Mamata Banerjee government said on Sunday evening that Bengal had recorded 41 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths in the past 24 hours.The new figures released by the state government in a bulletin ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.05.20

15 more deaths reported in Bengal

The Mamata Banerjee government late on Saturday evening released Covid-19 figures for the past two days, stating that the number of new cases had gone up by 127 while 60 people had been discharged.The...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.04.20

Bengal toll 20; tests rise

The Bengal government on Sunday put the number of active Covid-19 patients at 461 with 38 new positive cases and two more deaths.The death toll from the disease has reached 20 with the two fatalities....
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.04.20

Central teams carry on with Covid-19 survey in Bengal

Two inter-ministerial central teams — one in south Bengal and the other in the north of the state — continued with their visits, mostly to markets and containment zones in Calcutta and Howrah and ...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.04.20

State death toll up by 3, new cases 29

The Mamata Banerjee government on Tuesday put the death toll from Covid-19 at 15 with three more fatalities and the total number of active patients at 274 of whom 29 were new cases. Chief secretary Ra...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.04.20

Outsiders can’t guide us, says Sinha

Bengal chief secretary Rajiva Sinha on Tuesday said outsiders couldn’t guide the state government on the execution of the lockdown and wondered how central officials could see from “guesthouses an...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


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