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West Bengal  /  Published 14.05.21

Covid: Clash over mask in Nadia

Residents of Kuchaidanga village in Nadia district’s Hogolberia, who were allegedly lathicharged by police in a mask awareness drive, reportedly retaliated by thrashing the men in uniform and hu...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Hogolberia

West Bengal  /  Published 14.05.21

Dalit panel scan on post-poll violence

A team of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes on Thursday reached Bengal on a two-day tour to visit areas hit by post-poll violence amid stiff resistance from the Bengal government. The two-...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.05.21

Covid: Extortion blot on last rites

Relatives and friends who came to cremate the bodies of Covid-19 patients at the lone electric crematorium in the industrial city have complained that handlers charged “arbitrary fees” and...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 14.05.21

Covid spike challenge to rural health care

In Birbhum, a 200-bed Covid hospital has been opened in Suri, in addition to the existing facility that has 100 beds. “The government has opened 488 Covid hospitals with around 33,000 beds acro...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 12.05.21

New Bengal govt gears up for Covid fight

Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic is the priority of the new government in West Bengal, state minister Firhad Hakim said, maintaining that the focus would also be on creating more jobs, infrastructure an...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

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Calcutta  /  Published 12.05.21

Covid: Bengal govt rules on rapid test

The state health department on Tuesday asked all hospitals to conduct the rapid antigen test for Covid on patients arriving with symptoms of the disease but not carrying any report. The hospitals hav...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.05.21

Doctors panel highlights lapses

The condition of Covid patients at some government hospitals was not being monitored closely and some doctors, including seniors, were not focussing on their treatment, a panel of doctors set up by th...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.05.21

Bengal seeks nod to allot doses to private units

The Bengal government on Tuesday requested the Centre to allow it to provide Covid vaccines to private hospitals for about four lakh people who have taken their first dose at private units across the ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.05.21

Covid: Bengal reports 20,136 new cases and 132 deaths

Bengal on Tuesday reported the 61st consecutive day of rise in the total of active Covid-19 cases amid the second wave, with a record-resetting 20,136 new infections and 132 deaths. The number of act...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.05.21

School teachers flag Covid threat

An organisation of head teachers of government-aided schools in Bengal has appealed to the state project director of cooked midday meal scheme to suspend the distribution of dry midday meal items from...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta


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