West Bengal Government
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

West Bengal  /  Published 08.06.20

CCTV cameras for Calcutta containment zones

The West Bengal government has decided to install CCTV cameras in containments zones under the jurisdiction of Kolkata Police to keep a watch whether the residents of the area are strictly following t...
By PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.06.20

Amphan cost: Rs 102,442cr

The inter-ministerial central team (IMCT) held a meeting with top state government officials at Nabanna on Saturday afternoon to assess the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan.The meeting came in the wake...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.06.20

State nod to Bangladesh trade

The Bengal government on Saturday green-lighted the resumption of bilateral trade between India and Bangladesh via the Petrapole integrated checkpost (ICP) and put standard operating procedures in pla...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri and Pranesh Sarkar in Petrapole

West Bengal  /  Published 22.05.20

Amphan deaths in Bengal cross 70

Chief minister Ma­­mata Banerjee said on Thursday that Cyclone Am­­phan had resulted in at least 72 deaths before announcing that the state go­vernment would give Rs 2.5 lakh to the family of eac...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 19.05.20

Cyclone Amphan: Bengal evacuates 3 lakh people from coastal areas

Amphan weakens into extremely severe cyclonic storm Super cyclone Amphan weakened into an extremely severe cyclonic storm over the west-central Bay of Bengal on Tuesday afternoon as it rolled tow...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Calcutta

India  /  Published 19.05.20

Cyclone Amphan: Shah assures help to Odisha, Bengal

Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday spoke to chief ministers of West Bengal and Odisha, Mamata Banerjee and Navin Patnaik, respectively, and assured them of all possible help to deal with the sit...
By PTI in New Delhi


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