West Bengal  /  Published 23.07.21

State centralises sand mining

The Bengal government on Thursday decided to put in place a centralised system for the auction of sand quarries amid complaints that local politicians were controlling the auction system, hurting the ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.07.21

Rain, state govt undo paddy farm harm

Bengal’s kharif paddy-sowing area will not reduce as the salt content of the 1.43 lakh hectares in three coastal districts that had remained under water for weeks in the aftermath of Cyclone Yaa...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.07.21

Yaas, Covid pose hurdle to schoolkid bank details

An association of heads of higher secondary schools in Bengal has requested the state government to extend the deadline of uploading bank account details of over 8 lakh students of Class XII as many d...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.06.21

Governor is a corrupt man, says Mamata

Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday said he had a disagreement with the state government over the draft of the address he would have to deliver at the beginning of the Assembly’s budget s...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta, Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 23.06.21

Didi orders probe into skill training cost

Mamata Banerjee has ordered an internal inquiry into the expenditure incurred by the technical education and skill development department in imparting training to youths over the past few years. &ldq...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 18.06.21

CM relaunches farm dole with higher pay

Mamata Banerjee on Thursday launched the new version of Krishak Bandhu scheme under which annual assistance to farmers in Bengal went up to Rs 10,000 a year from Rs 6,000 and highlighted that the dole...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.06.21

Heavy rain triggers Mamata alert

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday asked people living in coastal areas and at other places across Bengal, including Calcutta, to stay safe following a forecast of heavy rainfall over the next...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.06.21

Eateries welcome noon-8pm window

Dine-in, which had stopped because of the Covid-19 curbs, is set to resume across restaurants from lunch on Wednesday. “Restaurants and bars including in hotels and shopping malls may remain op...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.06.21

Bengal to write to Niti Aayog for shelters

Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that her government would write a letter to the Niti Aayog, the Centre’s apex think tank, seeking funds to set up 500 cyclone and flood shelters in the state, cons...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.05.21

Mamata stresses flawless relief

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday repeatedly told government officials during her three review meetings in Yaas-hit East Midnapore, North 24-Parganas and South 24-Parganas to ensure that affect...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta


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