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West Bengal  /  Published 09.01.21

21 more die of Covid, active cases drop further

Bengal on Friday logged 1,136 Covid-19 recoveries, 926 infections and 21 deaths, aiding a drop in its total of active cases for the 74th consecutive day since Vijaya Dashami on October 26. In this pe...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 07.01.21

Bird flu outbreak prompts watch on winged guests

Santragachhi Jheel in Howrah is currently home to nearly 5,000 birds, including a “near threatened” trans-Himalayan migrant, birdwatchers who have visited the water body have said. &ldquo...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 07.01.21

Vaccine dry run tomorrow

The second dry run for Covid vaccination will be held on Friday across 23 districts of Bengal. Each district will have three vaccination centres. The first dry run was restricted to three centres in ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 06.01.21

World Bank loan to Bengal

The World Bank will offer $105 million (Rs 770 crore) as a soft loan to improve inland water transport infrastructure in and around Calcutta as part of a $150 million (Rs 1,100 crore) project that wil...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.01.21

Free cataract surgeries and spectacles

The Mamata Banerjee government will enable 20 lakh cataract surgeries and distribute 8.25 lakh spectacles, both free of cost, in the next five years under the new Chokher Alo scheme that aims to provi...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

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Calcutta  /  Published 04.01.21

Vaccine outreach for private doctors

The state health department is trying to reach out to the doctors who are not attached to any hospital or other healthcare institute so they are not left out of the Covid-19 vaccination, senior offici...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.01.21

Bengal: health cards for all before poll

The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to enhance the capacity of printing Swasthya Sathi cards to cover all people in Bengal under the state-sponsored health insurance scheme ahead of the Assembl...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.01.21

First vaccine dry run, crowds expect jab

Amid reports of the Covid-19 vaccine’s rollout in the country soon, Bengal’s first dry run of the vaccination process was held at three places in North 24-Parganas on Saturday.  At e...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.01.21

863 new Covid cases in 24 hours in Bengal

Bengal logged 863 Covid-19 infections during the 24-hour window ending Saturday 9am, 1,443 recoveries and 28 deaths, including eight from Calcutta. The day’s number of new infections was the low...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.01.21

State govt takes over road at Visva-Bharati

Three days after chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s announcement at the Birbhum administrative review meeting, the state government on Friday formally took back control of a 2.9km road connecting ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan


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