West Bengal Government
West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.20

Malda eyes random Covid tests in markets

A steady rise in number of Covid-19 cases in north Bengal district has made senior officials plan random tests at marketplaces. Susanta Roy, the officer on special duty (OSD) for Covid-19 in north Be...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Business  /  Published 14.10.20

Bengal set to get Rs 613 crore loan

The government is keeping the option of coming out with more stimulus steps to boost demand and various measures are being assessed, senior finance ministry officials said on Tuesday. “We are n...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 13.10.20

Govt Covid test labs to run during Puja

Covid test centres in all government medical colleges and hospitals in Calcutta will remain operational during Durga Puja. Each will have 14 laboratory technicians working in three shifts under the s...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.10.20

Covid: 600 more beds for Bengal patients

The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to add 600 ICU (intensive care unit) and HDU (high dependency unit) beds to dedicated Covid-19 hospitals across the state in the next few weeks in anticipati...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.10.20

Cry to restart suburban trains in Howrah

A group of people whose primary mode of communication to workplaces is local trains held protests at Liluah and Chinsurah railway stations in Howrah district on Monday against non-resumption of suburb...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)


West Bengal  /  Published 11.10.20

30 injured as bus hits NH14 crater and flips

At least 30 passengers, including four children and six women, were injured when a private bus on the Rampurhat-Behrampore route hit a crater about 2 feet deep and flipped sideways on NH14 near Nakpur...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.20

Minister among new Covid patients

Bengal minister of state for parliamentary affairs Tapas Roy tested positive for the novel coronavirus late on Thursday night and got admitted to hospital, while his family went on home-isolation. Th...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.10.20

Idol-makers ask state govt for help

The virus has not spared the clay magicians whose fingers conjure up idols revered by millions. Over a thousand potters, mainly idol-makers, from East Burdwan’s Kalna and Nadia’s Phulia t...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalna, Phulia

Calcutta  /  Published 30.09.20

Raze Vivekananda Road flyover: Panel

A committee appointed to decide the fate of the Vivekananda Road flyover has recommended its demolition, government officials said on Tuesday. V.K. Raina, a bridge engineer and the external expert on...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.09.20

Alapan new Bengal chief secretary

Alapan Bandyopadhyay, a 1987-batch IAS officer and currently the home secretary and the information and cultural affairs secretary, has been appointed as the new chief secretary of the state. He will...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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