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West Bengal
West Bengal  /  Published 05.07.20

Centres to prepare youths for police jobs

The district police opened six centres — one at the district police lines here and others at five police stations — on Sunday to train youths who are interested in joining state and centra...
By Our Correspondent in Cooch Behar

West Bengal  /  Published 04.07.20

Bengal: new high in Covid cases

Bengal on Friday set three new 24-hour records on the Covid-19 front with highest number of cases at 669, deaths at 18 and tests at 11,053. While total number of patients went past the 20,000 mark to...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.20

Bengal surpasses 5 lakh Covid-19 tests

Bengal on Thursday went past the landmark of total 5 lakh Covid-19 tests with 10,405 tests in 24 hours and became the seventh state to reach the figure. It took 44 days for Bengal to attain the tally...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.20

Backlash on graded compensation rates

The Bengal government has split its flat-rate Rs 20,000-for-all compensation package for those whose homes were damaged by Amphan, a move seen by many as a fresh assault on genuine victims of the May ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 30.06.20

250 phoney victims return Amphan aid

Around 250 ineligible beneficiaries in South 24-Parganas have refunded the Bengal government Cyclone Amphan compensation of about Rs 50 lakh. The quantum of refunds prompted administrative officials ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Calcutta  /  Published 30.06.20

Delhi cloud on Calcutta Metro

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday her government would talk to the railways for partial resumption of Metro for essential service providers, hours before the Union home ministry issued gui...
By Debraj Mitra in

Calcutta  /  Published 30.06.20

Sharp drop in bus count across Calcutta

Over the past few weeks the state government had cajoled the owners of about 1,900 buses into rolling out their vehicles. On Monday, the count came down to 900. More and more private bus operators ar...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.06.20

PWD overhaul put on hold

The public works department (PWD) put its restructuring plan on hold till August 31 following intervention by the Bengal government’s top brass amid questions on the need for this exercise at a ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 15.06.20

Untimely disasters: Child rights during Covid-19 and Amphan

It is a mark of the State’s failure that any crisis can push a huge segment of the population to the edge of desperation. In West Bengal, the lockdown because of the pandemic was bad enough; Amphan ...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 13.06.20

Realtors get more time

Homebuyers may have to wait for up to a year more to check into their dream homes after the state regulator allowed an extension for ongoing real estate projects in Bengal by up to 12 months because o...
By in Calcutta


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