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West Bengal  /  Published 31.07.20

Bengal: Covid stress mounts

The rise in Covid-19 infections appears to have affected the mental health of several Bengal government employees, including frontline workers, prompting district authorities and civic bodies to seek ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

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

West Bengal  /  Published 31.07.20

Birbhum's Rajnagar block officials to monitor residents’ travel

Authorities of Birbhum’s Rajnagar block have asked its 80,000-odd residents to inform panchayat or block officials, the police or health workers where they are going and when they will be back b...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 30.07.20

41 more die as Covid cases cross 65,000

Bengal on Wednesday reported 2,294 new Covid-19 cases, which took the total number of patients past 65,000, of whom 44,000 had already recovered. The toll from Covid-19 reached 1,490 as the state rec...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.07.20

Bullets fly over virus fear

Officials of a private hospital allegedly called in goons, who opened fire to disperse a patient’s relatives seeking shelter under a shed on hospital premises amid heavy rain on Tuesday night. ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Bongaon

West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.20

Visva-Bharati school exam on WhatsApp

Visva-Bharati has resumed its school certificate exams, which were postponed following the outbreak of Covid-19 in March, through a WhatsApp video call from Monday. Equivalent to other Class X board ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.20

2,134 new Covid cases, CM points to rise in tests

Total active Covid-19 cases in Bengal fell for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, by nine this time to 19,493, as the state reported 2,134 new infections and 2,105 more recoveries. The total infe...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.20

Calcutta, 4 districts in Covid focus

The Mamata Banerjee government has engaged five senior IAS officers to monitor the government’s initiatives to contain the spread of Covid-19 in five districts where the number of infections is ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

World  /  Published 29.07.20

Virus: it lurked unseen for years

The novel coronavirus that has spawned the pandemic popped out of a lineage that has circulated unnoticed in bats for 40 to 70 years, scientists said on Tuesday after analysing the pathogen’s fa...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.20

Covid patients hit road over bad food

Around 50 Covid-19 patients walked up to a street in Karnajora on the outskirts of Raiganj town on Monday afternoon to protest lack of basics such as proper food and enough water at their go...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj


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