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West Bengal  /  Published 27.12.20

Two-month drop in active cases in Bengal

Bengal on Saturday completed two months since Dashami on October 26 of a continuous drop in its total active Covid-19 cases, which fell from 37,190 to 14,108, improving by over 62 per cent. The total...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.12.20

BJP showcause for protest at inductions

The Bengal BJP leadership served a showcause notice on state party general secretary Sayantan Basu on Tuesday for his public statement against Trinamul Congress leader Jitendra Tiwari’s possible...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.12.20

38 more die of Covid in Bengal

Bengal on Tuesday reported 2,270 Covid-19 recoveries, 1,653 infections and 38 deaths as the state logged a drop in its total of active cases for the 57th consecutive day since the end of Durga Puja. ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.12.20

Tablet cash for pupils in Bengal

Mamata Banerjee has said the administration will transfer Rs 10,000 each to the accounts of 9.5 lakh Class XII students at government or government-aided schools to buy tablets or smart phones for onl...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.12.20

Mamata issues rebuttal of Shah’s charges

What Shah said: The quality of electricity is not up to the mark. Mamata’s response: Cent per cent electrification was achieved in 2018. There is excess capacity and no shortage of supply. Aver...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

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Calcutta  /  Published 23.12.20

Privates buses to be off 10 routes

Private bus operators of around 10 routes across Calcutta have threatened to suspend their operations from Wednesday till the state government clears the dues for transporting personnel and materials ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.12.20

Fair to keep Pous Mela tradition alive

The state government has given its nod to a social organisation to hold a three-day cultural event and handicrafts fair from December 23 to keep the tradition of Pous Mela alive in Santiniketan. The ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 22.12.20

Rs 8,700cr benefits at door

The Mamata Banerjee government has released Rs 8,700 crore to extend benefits to common people under various schemes after 1.12 crore people visited 20,000-odd camps set up under the Duare Sarkar &mda...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.12.20

Covid: campaign against waste burning

A group of Calcuttans is running awareness campaigns in the city urging people to refrain from burning waste, which damages lungs and can have serious impact on people who have recovered from Covid-19...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.12.20

Varsity town seethes on eve of Shah visit

Students at Rabindranath Tagore’s university town on Saturday protested against Amit Shah’s proposed Sunday trip to Bolpur and Santiniketan, denouncing the BJP’s alleged attempt to u...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan


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