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West Bengal  /  Published 04.11.20

Decline in cases makes govt ‘confident’

Bengal on Tuesday reported a drop in total active Covid-19 cases for the eighth consecutive day since the end of Durga Puja, prompting the Mamata Banerjee government to assert that this pattern since ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.20

Major bureaucratic reshuffle in Bengal

In a major IAS-cadre reshuffle effected by the Bengal government, Poonambalam S, who was the district magistrate (DM) of Darjeeling, has been made the new joint secretary in the land and land ref...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.20

Bengal sees week-long drop in active cases

For a week since the end of Durga Puja, Bengal logged a drop in total active Covid-19 cases, aided by a rise in recoveries and a relative slump in new infections, in what seems to be turning out to be...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.20

EC calls Bengal all-party meeting on November 9

The Election Commission of India has called an all-party meeting for Bengal on November 9, a move indicative of the panel’s willingness to get the ball rolling for the state’s Assembly ele...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.20

Plan to ramp up Covid tests in Jalpaiguri

The rise in Covid-19 cases across Jalpaiguri district in the past few days prompted the health department to plan an increase in the number of daily tests. Sources in the department said the staff wo...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

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Calcutta  /  Published 03.11.20

First-year classes from December

First-year classes at state-aided colleges and universities are likely to start on digital platforms in December, said an official of the education department. While most private institutions in Beng...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.10.20

Bengal revises liquor prices

The West Bengal Government has revised the price structure of liquor brands to be sold through the retail route in the state which will come into effect from Sunday, sources said. The government has ...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.10.20

Active cases drop for two days on trot

Total number of active Covid-19 cases dropped for the second consecutive day in Bengal on Wednesday in what was being deemed as a “major positive”. The state’s total number of activ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.10.20

5 drown as boat with huge idol capsizes

In Nadia's Hogolberia, a third-year BA student, Bibhash Das, 20, drowned in a pond when Durga idol apparently fell on him during immersion on Monday evening. The body of Bibhash Das, 20, was recov...
By Alamgir Hossain in Beldanga

West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.20

Staff at Covid hospital strike in Jalpaiguri

Over 50 casual employees of the Covid-19 hospital in Jalpaiguri struck work and held a dharna on the premises on Wednesday demanding immediate payment of their due salaries. Some ancillary services a...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri


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