Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.20

Madrasas instruct parents on teaching kids at home

Every fortnight, scores of madrasas in Bengal have been coming alive amid the lockdown. But those attending the “classes” are not the students but their parents. They are being taught how...
By Soumya De Sarkar, Alamgir Hossain in Malda, Behrampore

West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.20

App to meet WBCS cadres’ Covid needs

An association of West Bengal Civil Service executive officers has launched a mobile application to address the Covid-19 treatment and logistics needs of the cadres and their families in the wake of a...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Calcutta  /  Published 25.07.20

Lockdown; axe on flights

Flights will remain suspended at the Calcutta airport on Saturday and the other days Bengal will be under total lockdown, the Centre has decided following a communication from the state government tha...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.07.20

TMC: party rejig spurs unity bid

The new appointees in the Trinamul Congress got to work building bridges with the old incumbents on Friday, trying to minimise the possibility of differences that turn counterproductive for the party,...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Avijit Sinha in Bolpur/Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 25.07.20

Amala Shankar passes away at 101

Dancer and choreographer Amala Shankar died in her sleep of age-related ailments on Friday. She was 101. The end came at 7.30am at her Kasba home, Udayan Kalakendra, named after her husband, legendar...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.07.20

Stranded in B'desh, surviving on alms

A few thousand people from Bengal are living in distress and penury as they have got stuck in Bangladesh where they had gone to visit their relatives in early March but could not return home because o...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri , Soumya De Sarkar in Malda, Krishnanagar

West Bengal  /  Published 25.07.20

Independence Day event scaled down

The Bengal government will celebrate Independence Day in a truncated manner on the Red Road in Calcutta this year in the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic. “A limited number of guests will be i...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 24.07.20

Get Set: Free ration to win Bengal?

The possibility of free rations is alluring. According to the speech of the chief minister of West Bengal on July 21, that is what the people of the state should look forward to, together with, perhap...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 23.07.20

93% grievances addressed: CM

Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday that the chief minister’s grievance redressal cell had addressed 93 percent of 7.89 lakh complaints lodged by common people through various channels over the pa...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.07.20

Hospital agrees to return 76% of PPE bill

A private hospital in the city has promised to return to the family of a Covid-19 patient as much as 76 per cent of the amount charged as “non-medical expenses” that are usually incurred o...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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