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West Bengal  /  Published 24.06.21

Falakata BJP MLA’s thank-you post raises brows

Deepak Barman, the BJP MLA of Falakata in Alipurduar district, put up a post on social media on Wednesday, thanking Mridul Goswami, the district Trinamul president, and Ganga Prasad Sharma, the immedi...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 24.06.21

Focus on kids before third wave

The Mamata Banerjee government has initiated a series of measures, most of which would be implemented by July-end, considering that children could be more vulnerable in case the third wave of the Covi...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.06.21

Covid jab priority for containment zones

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday also expressed concern that Covaxin was not yet authorised by the World Health Organisation, which has become a big worry for students who want to go abroad...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.06.21

Black fungus toll in north reaches 10

The death toll from black fungus or mucormycosis has reached 10 in north Bengal. Sources said the most recent death was of an 80-year-old Covid-19 patient on Tuesday night. “He was admitted to ...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 24.06.21

Covid: Active cases fall by 130 in Bengal

Bengal on Wednesday logged a drop in total active Covid-19 cases for the third straight day, by 130 to 22,378. The total number of active cases had declined till June 9 by around 89 per cent to 14,70...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 24.06.21

Mamata ‘plea’ to PM for bypoll nod

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday demanded that pending bypolls in seven Bengal Assembly seats be held by the Election Commission of India at once and said she was aware that the poll panel would conduct t...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.06.21

Covid: ICU trend belies drop in cases

The number of new Covid cases has dropped sharply but at several hospitals the percentage of critical patients is higher than those in the general ward, said doctors and officials of healthcare facili...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.06.21

Four go missing in Arabian Sea

“All the three brothers are married and we don’t know what awaits their families. We hope the state government will help them,” said Mamoni. On learning about the missing fishermen,...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Kakdwip

Calcutta  /  Published 22.06.21

32,000 teachers to be hired by March: CM

The Bengal government will appoint over 32,000 schoolteachers at the upper primary and primary levels by March 2022, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday. “The appointment process to f...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.06.21

Bengal: More beds for children

Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government would work to increase Covid-19 beds for children in the state keeping in mind the possible third wave of the pandemic. “We are trying to increase ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


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