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Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal  /  Published 30.07.20

‘Lepcha Master’ Sonam Tshering no more

Sonam Tshering Lepcha, who had been awarded the Padma Shri for his contribution to folk music, died peacefully at his home at Bongbusty in Kalimpong on Friday morning. He was 92.  Fondly ca...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 30.07.20

46 more die of Covid in Bengal

Bengal on Thursday saw 46 deaths reported till 9am, the highest so far in a day since the pandemic struck, raising the toll to 1,536. Sixteen of the deaths were in Calcutta. On the brighter side, the...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.07.20

Politicians condole demise of Somen Mitra

Mitra passed away around 1.30am following a cardiac arrest, hospital sources said, adding that he had tested negative for Covid-19. He is survived by his wife and son. A three-time president of the C...
By PTI in Calcutta, New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.20

State to draft growth report for each Assembly seat

The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to turn the battle for Bengal into one over development and asked district authorities to prepare a booklet for each of the 294 Assembly segments with detail...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Calcutta  /  Published 29.07.20

August key to September school wish

Schools and colleges in Bengal will remain closed at least until August 31 and, “if the situation improves in August”, the state government might reopen them on alternate days in September...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.20

Full lockdown on seven days in August

Schools and colleges in the state will remain closed at least until August 31 and, “if the situation improves in August”, the state government hopes to reopen the institutions on alternate...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya, Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.20

Calcutta, 4 districts in Covid focus

The Mamata Banerjee government has engaged five senior IAS officers to monitor the government’s initiatives to contain the spread of Covid-19 in five districts where the number of infections is ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.20

2,134 new Covid cases, CM points to rise in tests

Total active Covid-19 cases in Bengal fell for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, by nine this time to 19,493, as the state reported 2,134 new infections and 2,105 more recoveries. The total infe...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.20

Bengal: Lockdown extended till August 31

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Tuesday that the lockdown in the containment zones of the state will continue till August 31 as also the biweekly restrictions in place to check...
By PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.20

Mamata seeks labs, state dues and UGC rethink

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday seized the opportunity of a virtual event attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and televised live to place before the Centre several demands of Bengal to c...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


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