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Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal  /  Published 11.08.20

Nabanna reserves 2 lifts for Didi, core team

The Bengal government will reserve two VIP lifts in state secretariat Nabanna, one for the chief minister and the other for a handful of senior bureaucrats, as a precaution after a number of employees...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.08.20

Covid: shocking hospital deposit

The Bengal health regulatory commission’s permission to private hospitals to take deposits for admissions and ask for removal of  patients within one hour after a 12-hour window belies its ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.08.20

TMC bid to woo tribals

The Mamata Banerjee government on Sunday celebrated Biswa Adivasi Diwas or the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, across the state, including some areas in north Bengal. The sc...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

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

Calcutta  /  Published 06.08.20

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 06.08.20

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)

West Bengal  /  Published 05.08.20

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 04.08.20

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 31.07.20

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


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