West Bengal Government
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

West Bengal  /  Published 01.07.20

250 phoney victims return Amphan aid

Around 250 ineligible beneficiaries in South 24-Parganas have refunded the Bengal government Cyclone Amphan compensation of about Rs 50 lakh. The quantum of refunds prompted administrative officials ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 30.06.20

PWD overhaul put on hold

The public works department (PWD) put its restructuring plan on hold till August 31 following intervention by the Bengal government’s top brass amid questions on the need for this exercise at a ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.06.20

Sharp drop in bus count across Calcutta

Over the past few weeks the state government had cajoled the owners of about 1,900 buses into rolling out their vehicles. On Monday, the count came down to 900. More and more private bus operators ar...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.06.20

Delhi cloud on Calcutta Metro

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday her government would talk to the railways for partial resumption of Metro for essential service providers, hours before the Union home ministry issued gui...
By Debraj Mitra in


West Bengal  /  Published 17.12.18

Centre seeks 7 IAS officers from Bengal

The Centre has written to the Bengal government, asking if it will release seven state-cadre IAS officers who were already empanelled for senior positions in Delhi.But the Mamata Banerjee government h...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.12.19

WB govt working at snail's place: Dhankhar

The West Bengal government is working at a 'snail's pace', said state governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday even as the relation between the him and the Trinamul Congress government hit a new low.The s...
By PTI in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 18.11.18

Beep! Salt Lake stadium riddle

Soccer has always been known to mesmerise Bengal and now, it has cast a mysterious spell that makes officials either amnesiac or tongue-tied.On October 26, when the Indian Super League match was about...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 11.04.19

UN recognition would broaden Durga Puja appeal

Sir — India has nominated Durga Puja for Unesco’s list of cultural institutions that are in need of protection. If Durga Puja does make it to the feted list, it would be a matter of great joy and ...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 09.04.20

Order against school quarantine

The Bengal government has directed the districts not to set up quarantine centres in educational institutions after a person was killed in a clash between two groups in Birbhum’s Parui over setting ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri


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