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West Bengal  /  Published 02.01.21

26 more die of Covid, active cases fall further

Bengal on Friday began 2021 with 1,496 Covid-19 recoveries, 1,153 new infections and 26 deaths, logging a drop in its total of active cases for the 67th consecutive day (since Vijaya Dashami on Octobe...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.01.21

Notification for 5 universities

The state higher education department has issued a notification mentioning the appointed day, which marks the formal launch, of five universities — Biswa Bangla University, Birbhum; Kanyashree U...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.20

No night curfew in Bengal: official

Night curfew will not be imposed in Bengal on New Year's eve as the situation is not that adverse, a senior official has said. The state government, however, will take all precautionary meas...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.20

Amit Shah to talk to Matuas on CAA: MP

Bengal BJP launched a social outreach programme called Sonar Bangla or Golden Bengal campaign on Wednesday. The party prepared a list of 50 speakers who will reach out to people in all 294 Assembly s...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.20

Covid recovery rate 95.99% in Bengal

Bengal on Wednesday reported a drop in its total of active Covid-19 cases for the 65th consecutive day since Vijaya Dashami on October 26, from 37,190 to 12,381. The state on Wednesday logged 1,557 C...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.20

Protesting farmers from Nadia in spirit

The Platform for Education-Theatre-Culture, with Pather Panchali and Sanskriti Samanway, will host a convention at Barrackpore Sukanta Sadan on January 3 to express solidarity with farmers. Theatre a...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Nadia

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.20

Booths on priority at BJP north Bengal meeting

A number of state and central BJP leaders congregated here on Wednesday to address party leaders and workers who have been entrusted with the responsibility of “booth management” in north ...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 30.12.20

Training, list compilation ahead of vaccine rollout

Nearly 20,000 vaccinators under the state health department are being trained in imparting Covid-19 vaccines and a software is being developed where details of nearly six lakh health workers are being...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.12.20

Panel to look into Swasthya Sathi rates

The state government on Tuesday formed a committee to look into, among other things, whether the rates under the Swasthya Sathi insurance scheme could be increased as demanded by private hospitals. &n...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.12.20

Reluctance to get tested worries doctors

The number of people turning up for Covid-19 tests has gone down significantly over the last few weeks leaving doctors worried about the fallout both in treating those who develop complications after ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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