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West Bengal Government
India  /  Published 11.12.20

Centre-state tussle over Nadda convoy attack

The Bengal government on Friday decided not to send its secretary and police chief to New Delhi in compliance with Union Home Ministry's order following an attack on BJP chief JP Nadda’s con...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.12.20

Dhankhar warns Mamata against playing with fire

Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Friday said he has sent a report to the Centre in the backdrop of the violent attack on the convoy of BJP chief J P Nadda, and castigated Chief Minister Mamata Banerje...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.12.20

Festive crowd on Majerhat bridge

“You have waited for over two years. A couple of extra hours is nothing,” one policeman told a biker coming from Mominpore. But hundreds of people descended on the 650m-long bridge soon a...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.12.20

Digital device for Class XII students

Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced that her government would distribute tablets to nearly 9.5 lakh Class XII students studying at 14,000-odd government or government-aided schools and 636 madrasas ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.12.20

RT-PCR test becomes cheaper in Bengal

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday capped the cost of RT-PCR testing for Covid-19 at Rs 950 in Bengal’s private facilities, down from the existing Rs 1,500. “The state now has 95 ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 03.12.20

Special kiosks for Bengal health scheme

The Bengal government has asked district authorities to set up special kiosks for the Swathya Sathi scheme at the camps under the Duare Sarkar (government on doorstep) programme after it appeared that...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 03.12.20

Hint at end to drop in total active cases

Bengal on Wednesday reported a drop in its total of active Covid-19 cases for the 37th consecutive day since the end of Durga Puja as the state logged 3,275 recoveries, 3,271 infections and 51 deaths....
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 02.12.20

What govt-on-doorstep heard

Other schemes include Rupashree (a one-time grant of Rs 25,000 to poor families during their daughter’s marriage), Jai Johar (for betterment of STs), Taposili Bandhu (pension scheme for SCs) and...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 02.12.20

Haven’t taken a paisa: Mamata

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday sought to underscore her personal probity and lashed out at Narendra Modi and the BJP over their attacks on the Bengal government before questioning the alleged lack of tran...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.12.20

Tumpa touched by first contact with sarkar

Four Santiniketan residents who interacted with Soumitra Chatterjee in the Tagore town that was the late thespian’s favourite weekend getaway remembered him at “Soumitra and Santiniketan&r...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)


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