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

West Bengal  /  Published 27.05.21

Cyclone Yaas: 'CM's insistence on micromanaging preparedness played an important role in containing damage'

A senior official said that whenever the Met office predicts natural calamities, the administration follows a standard operating procedure, evacuating people from vulnerable areas and alerting departm...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.05.21

CM camps at Nabanna for Yaas combat

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she’d stay overnight at state secretariat Nabanna with the top-tier bureaucracy to keep tabs on Cyclone Yaas from a war-room of the disaster manage...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.05.21

Hub with link to weather base

According to sources, Upanna used to house the chief minister’s grievance redressal cell and it would be shifted temporarily to make space for the control room. A senior government official sai...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


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