West Bengal Government
Calcutta  /  Published 29.07.20

State ‘wants’ 6-city flight ban to stay

The state government is likely to seek continuation of the ban on flights from six cities of high Covid prevalence, including Delhi and Mumbai, to Calcutta beyond July 31, officials said on Tuesday. ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.07.20

Bengal: Total shut down twice a week

The Bengal government has decided to impose a complete lockdown across the state for two days every week for the time being and said that community transmission is presumably taking place in some area...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.07.20

‘Genuine 2,358’ receive Amphan dole

The East Midnapore administration, which so far has found only 2,358 of 15,000 Amphan aid complaints filed at police stations in the district to be genuine, distributed the doles on Friday. A block o...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

Calcutta  /  Published 17.07.20

Exams: not now, says Mamata

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said it was not “possible” to conduct the final-year undergraduate and masters  examinations “now”, as recommended by the Univer...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.07.20

Bengal among states testing less, says Centre

Bengal is among 13 states or Union territories performing less than 140 coronavirus disease tests per day per million population, a threshold set by the World Health Organisation for “comprehens...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


West Bengal  /  Published 14.07.20

Trinamul appoints tribal face in coal turf

The ruling Trinamul made a key change in party leadership at Bharkata in Mohammedbazar block, Birbhum, ahead of the state government’s proposed Deocha-Pachami coal mine project in the area after...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 12.07.20

Bengal liquor sales slide

The sale of liquor has dropped drastically in Bengal ever since liquor stores were allowed to reopen in May first week after 40 days of the Covid-induced lockdown. Low sales have dragged excise reven...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.07.20

Tweak in coal project over relocation

The Bengal government has decided to tweak its plan to kick off the coal mining project in Birbhum’s Deocha-Panchami as it doesn’t want to take the risk of relocating more people ahead of ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.07.20

Mine ‘exploration’ after Puja: Rajiva Sinha

Bengal chief secretary Rajiva Sinha said on Thursday that the state government would start the “exploration work” at Deocha-Pachami coal block immediately after Durga Puja. After a meetin...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Deocha (Birbhum)

Calcutta  /  Published 08.07.20

Total lockdown in Bengal's containment zones

The Bengal government has decided to enforce complete lockdown in containment zones across the state from 5pm on July 9 (Thursday) to remind the people that they should not let their guard down at a t...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


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