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West Bengal  /  Published 11.01.21

Active Covid cases drop below 8,000

Bengal’s active Covid-19 cases fell to below 8,000 on Sunday, to 7,881, as the state reported a drop in the total number of existing patients for the 76th consecutive day, since Vijaya Dashami o...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.01.21

Rally against ‘divisive forces’ in Bengal

The Murshidabad unit of the All India Imam-Muezzin and Social Welfare Organisation on Sunday held a general meeting here and emphasised the need to elect a “secular and competent” party in...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore

West Bengal  /  Published 10.01.21

Bengal groundwork for PM-Kisan

The Mamata Banerjee government started groundwork to verify farmers who have applied for the Centre’s PM-Kisan scheme to ensure Bengal farmers get central financial aid at the earliest. Trinamu...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.01.21

Active Covid cases 8,034 in Bengal

Bengal on Saturday reported a drop in its total active Covid-19 cases for the 75th consecutive day, since Vijaya Dashami on October 26, with the total cases falling from 37,190 to 8,034, improving by ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.01.21

Farm laws for freedom: Nadda

The BJP seemed to have flagged off its election campaign in the hills through Prahlad Singh Patel, the Union minister of state for tourism and culture. BJP ally in the hills GNLF lined up party suppor...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Katwa

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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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