West Bengal  /  Published 12.06.20

Nabanna sanitisation for two days

Bengal secretariat Nabanna will be closed for sanitisation on Monday as at least seven people who visited the 15-storey building in the past one week tested positive for Covid-19.“Of the seven patie...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.02.19

After prayers by CM, it’s time for questions

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday tweeted prayers for Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s safe return but raised questions later in the evening on the pre-emptive air strikes on Pa...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.05.20

Cyclone fallout and response

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday listed in detail the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan in Bengal, attributing the data to primary information sent by officials from the districts.During a vi...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.09.19

Centre mulls Delhi stint rider for IAS officers

The Narendra Modi government is set to amend IAS rules and make mandatory a “tenure” of at least three years at the Centre to secure promotions.The move may lead to a fresh face-off between the Be...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 11.04.20

CM: Humane, not total, lockdown

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday tried to dispel fears about ruthless containment to prevent the spread of Covid-19, underscoring that her government believed in a lockdown with a human face...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 23.09.19

Bengal seal on pay hike

The Mamata Banerjee cabinet on Monday accepted the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission and said it would be implemented from January 1, 2020, and announced additional benefits for state employ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.06.19

Junior doctors reciprocate flexibility displayed by Mamata

A meeting has been scheduled at Nabanna at 3pm on Monday between junior doctors and chief minister Mamata Banerjee. If loose ends are tied up and the meeting goes ahead without any hiccup, the chances...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.11.19

CM’s tactical advice to VCs

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee asked vice-chancellors of universities on Tuesday not to bow to pressure or come under any influence as they were heads of autonomous institutions.The chief minister had...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.06.19

Fingers crossed, maturity lauded

Let good sense prevail, several senior doctors in Calcutta said on Sunday after junior doctors accepted chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s appeal for talks.“We had been unsuccessful in bringing the ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.03.20

Virus case triggers self-isolation of officials

Bengal home secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay and a joint secretary in the home department went for self-isolation from Wednesday as the duo had come in direct contact with the bureaucrat whose son teste...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta


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