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West Bengal  /  Published 29.10.20

Active cases drop for two days on trot

Total number of active Covid-19 cases dropped for the second consecutive day in Bengal on Wednesday in what was being deemed as a “major positive”. The state’s total number of activ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.10.20

5 drown as boat with huge idol capsizes

In Nadia's Hogolberia, a third-year BA student, Bibhash Das, 20, drowned in a pond when Durga idol apparently fell on him during immersion on Monday evening. The body of Bibhash Das, 20, was recov...
By Alamgir Hossain in Beldanga

West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.20

Staff at Covid hospital strike in Jalpaiguri

Over 50 casual employees of the Covid-19 hospital in Jalpaiguri struck work and held a dharna on the premises on Wednesday demanding immediate payment of their due salaries. Some ancillary services a...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.20

Puja no-crowd drive picks up pace

The Bengal government started a slew of measures to implement the Calcutta High Court order declaring puja pandals no-entry zones to contain the spread of Covid-19 as soon as the high court on Wednesd...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 20.10.20

Use safe homes, govt to patients

The state government wants more Covid patients —asymptomatic or with mild symptoms and staying at home — to be encouraged to use the safe homes. This will ensure better utilisation of the...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 18.10.20

3,865 new cases, recovery rate dips

Bengal on Saturday logged 3,865 new Covid-19 cases, which took the total cases past 3.17 lakh, dragging the recovery rate further down to 87.66 per cent. This happens to be the 14th day so far in Oct...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.10.20

Shah: ‘just’ call for central rule

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By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 15.10.20

15 Bengal bridges on priority list

The Mamata Banerjee government has identified 15 bridges which need to be replaced urgently across Bengal after it shortlisted 400 bridges that are in distress following a statewide health audit of 1,...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.10.20

Covid: 3,677 cases & 64 deaths in Bengal

Bengal logged the highest number of Covid-19 cases at 3,677 on Wednesday, resetting the maximum daily count for the 11th time in 14 days this month. The state on Wednesday also reported the highest n...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.20

Covid: hospital plea to cut GST

Private hospitals in the city have welcomed the state government's decision to reduce the cost of COVID-19 test from Rs 2,250 to Rs 1,500 as well as fixing rates for ambulance services. They have...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta


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