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West Bengal  /  Published 25.08.21

Bengal meeting on tea garden pay revision

The state labour department on Tuesday held a virtual meeting of tea garden owners and trade union leaders to discuss the salaries of the staff and sub-staff, about 10,000 of whom work in the brew bel...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 24.08.21

Focus on third-wave care for children

The state government is ramping up paediatric Covid beds in its hospitals with a special focus on critical care treatment facilities in preparation for a third wave of infections, a senior official in...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.08.21

Fresh curbs to rein in possible third wave

The Bengal government on Sunday announced new precautions aimed at containing a possible third wave of Covid-19 in the state, following a spike in new cases across several districts. Sources said upd...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.08.21

Cancer patients' jab worries

Eight months into the Covid vaccination drive in India, many cancer patients are still apprehensive of taking the shot. Doctors are receiving frequent calls from follow-up patients who want to know w...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.08.21

Pandemic effect on nursery admissions

The number of applications for admission to nursery schools is lower than what it used to be before the Covid pandemic, many school heads said. The impact on application started last year and the num...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

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Calcutta  /  Published 23.08.21

What's new in the CMC jab schedule

A senior doctor at the CMC said they were concerned over the routine immunisation of children at its centres on Wednesdays.  “Earlier, the first two or three hours on Wednesdays were kept ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.08.21

3,000 Bengal youths for Internet hubs

The Mamata Banerjee government is set to recruit nearly 3,000 youths to run the Bangla Sahayata Kendras — Internet hubs set up by the state government to help people with online related work &md...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.08.21

Jab list with personal details raises brows

The decision of employees of a Covid-19 vaccination centre at the Gorkha Rangamanch Bhavan here to display exhaustive personal details of those on the priority list for jabs has created a furore in th...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 22.08.21

Covid: Bengal logs 679 new infections

Bengal on Saturday recorded 679 new Covid-19 infections, 709 recoveries and 10 deaths. The total number of active cases fell by 41 to 9,594 after 62 continuous days of slide. Calcutta reported 70 ne...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 22.08.21

Reduced night curfew brings back crowd

Bell Bottom, the first big Bollywood film to have released across halls in over two years, has breathed some life into the sector. Single screen halls registered three-figure ticket sales after a long...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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