West Bengal
Calcutta  /  Published 23.01.21

Contract siege traps Vidyut staff for long

Vidyut Bhavan — the headquarters of the West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Ltd —  was under siege by thousands of contractual employees on Friday, prompting the police...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri and Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 23.01.21

Health panel orders refunds

The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission on Friday asked two healthcare institutes to refund the extra amount they had charged for Covid-19 tests.  “We have told them t...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.21

Bengal: forest minister quits

In yet another jolt for the TMC dispensation, ahead of the assembly polls, Bengal forest minister Rajib Banerjee on Friday quit the Mamata Banerjee cabinet, citing personal attacks aimed at ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 22.01.21

Buses in Netaji’s memory on birth anniversary

The state government will launch three bus services and lay the foundation stone of a bus terminus in Nadia’s Krishnagar as a tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 22.01.21

Govt cuts Covid requisitioned beds

The state health department has decided to reduce the number of Covid beds it had requisitioned in private hospitals across the state in early days of the pandemic because “rates of hospitalisat...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.21

Day’s Covid toll lowest in 8 months

Bengal on Wednesday logged six Covid-19 deaths, including two from Calcutta, the lowest daily toll for the state in this pandemic in 237 days since the six deaths reported on May 28 last year. The st...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.01.21

Model code must respect noise norms

Environment activist Subhas Datta has written to the chief election commissioner of India, Sunil Arora, urging him to include judicial orders on noise pollution in the code of conduct for the upcoming...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.01.21

Practical worry for HS students

The higher secondary practicals will be held from March 10 to March 31, but the absence of any clarity on when practical classes could resume has left many students anxious. Teachers are worried, too...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 21.01.21

Fight ahead: Mamata to contest from Nandigram

Sir — In a move that observers have described as a masterstroke, Mamata Banerjee, while addressing a rally at Nandigram, has announced that she will contest from that constituency against her&nb...
By The Telegraph in

Calcutta  /  Published 21.01.21

Arrived: second lot of vaccine doses

Bengal received 6.99 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine on Wednesday, which, together with the 6.89 lakh doses that came last week, will be enough to vaccinate the 6 lakh-odd health workers in the state...
By Subhajoy Roy, Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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