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West Bengal  /  Published 11.03.20

Govt can’t set terms for compensation: HC

The high court has ruled that the Bengal government has no authority to impose any condition while releasing compensation to victims of natural or manmade tragedies. Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharya of...
By Our legal reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.04.20

Rations to reach quarantined homes

The Bengal government has ordered the supply of rations of one month to the doorsteps of families under home quarantine.The decision was taken to ensure that quarantined people didn’t have to step o...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Hooghly

West Bengal  /  Published 18.02.20

App bus policy in March for licence to run

The government has decided to bring in a regulation for app buses, which will make it mandatory for a service provider to follow rules to get a licence to operate.The transport department has prepared...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.18

Durga Puja's unpardonable waste

When Nandikar revived Football, Rudraprasad Sengupta inserted a line saying everybody worships Rabindranath but nobody reads him — pujo korey, porey na. The alliteration added emphasis to the gulf b...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

West Bengal  /  Published 02.10.19

City’s toxic waste keeps growing

 How much plastic waste does Calcutta produce every day?Though no definite data is available but various studies indicate that the volume may be anything between 500 and 1,200 tonnes.However, all...
By Subhajoy Roy 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

West Bengal  /  Published 01.05.20

Bengal govt writes to Centre over 'erroneous' assessment of red zones

The West Bengal government on Friday wrote to the Centre emphasising that there are four red zones in the state and not 10, as mentioned in the list presented during a video conference of the cabinet ...
By PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.03.20

Students return

A group of Kashmiri medical students, studying in Bangladesh, returned to their respective hostels in the neighbouring country after the Indian immigration officials at Benapole-Petrapole border refus...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.05.19

Bengal jitters over home minister Amit Shah

Amit Shah’s appointment as Union home minister has set off jitters in a section of the Bengal government as some believe relations with the Centre may suffer because of the BJP president’s hawkish...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 28.02.19

Air-conditioned trams are, well, cool

Sir — The West Bengal government is often blamed for the deteriorating condition of trams in Calcutta. But the efforts made by the authorities in recent years to revamp trams seem encouraging. From ...
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