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Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal  /  Published 06.08.20

Mamata opts for low-key I-Day celebrations

The Bengal government has decided to scale down the celebrations this Independence Day because of the Covid-19 pandemic, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said at Nabanna on Thursday. “Only (the n...
By Our Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.08.20

Fests forced change in lockdown dates: CM

Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday that the Bengal government had rescheduled dates of complete lockdown because of festivals and sought to address concerns over rumours of district/townwise weeklong co...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.08.20

TMC: will not be provoked

BJP workers and police clashed at several places in Bengal on Wednesday as the party sought to maximise gains from the bhoomi pujan at Ayodhya by allegedly provoking the ruling dispensation over viola...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Anshuman Phadikar in Kharagpur, Bolpur(Birbhum)

Calcutta  /  Published 05.08.20

Salt Lake councillor dies after testing positive

A councillor of the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation who had tested positive for Covid-19 passed away on Wednesday. Subhash Bose, in his mid-50s, was admitted to a private hospital after he tested p...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.08.20

State to join Centre's water drive

The Mamata Banerjee dispensation has decided to join a central scheme to ensure piped water supply to rural households across the country after the Union government allowed the state to shoulder 10 pe...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 03.08.20

Bengal calls for ICMR antigen test guideline change

People with negative antigen test results at fever clinics in medical colleges and hospitals need not immediately go for an RT-PCR test unless they have other symptoms, the state health department has...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.06.20

Plain-paper ease for Amphan pleas

The Bengal government has done away with printed application forms and allowed people to apply for compensation by giving their details on plain paper amid growing complaints of graft in Amphan relief...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.06.20

CM attacks ‘crisis’ politics by BJP

Mamata Banerjee on Friday criticised the BJP, though without naming it, for the recent surge in on-the-ground activities by the party during crises like Covid-19 and Cyclone Amphan in Bengal.“Going ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.06.20

Migrant job report ready

The Bengal government has compiled a report suggesting that at least nine districts in the state could have qualified for the Centre’s Rs 50,000 crore scheme to provide jobs to migrant workers who r...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.07.20

Congress: Somen Mitra passes away

Bengal Congress president Somen Mitra, or Chhorda (youngest elder brother), as he was fondly called by his followers, breathed his last at a Calcutta hospital on Thursday early morning, leaving the be...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


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