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Business  /  Published 18.03.21

PF pitch for casual workers

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has urged the Bengal government to consider extending the benefit of Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 to casual e...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.03.21

Mamata corners Modi on Covid jab promise

Superintendent of police (Howrah Rural) Soumya Roy has been transferred by the Election Commission, citing his wife Lovely Moitra’s candidature from Sonarpur (South) Assembly constituency on beh...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Jhargram(WestMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 18.03.21

Covid: active cases rise for sixth day in Bengal

Bengal on Wednesday — exactly a year since the first Covid-19 case was detected in the state — reported the sixth consecutive day of rise in the total of active cases, by 30, to 3,188. Th...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.03.21

Shah rebukes BJP leaders for protests

Union home minister Amit Shah reportedly pulled up Bengal BJP leaders at a late-night meeting here on Monday over the growing discontent among party workers at the grassroots level over selection of c...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.03.21

Stick to Covid norms, warn experts amid spike

Public health experts have called for stringent adherence to the Covid-19 safety protocols, including wearing masks, maintaining physical distance and sanitising hands regularly, following a fresh ris...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

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Calcutta  /  Published 15.03.21

In-person classes put off

In-person classes in colleges and universities in the state are unlikely to be held in the upcoming semester, to start in April, because of a fresh rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, an official in...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.03.21

Exams: schools under scanner

Schools where students will appear in the ICSE and ISC exams will have an additional round of inspection, during which officials will check seating arrangements, sanitisation system and other Covid-19...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.03.21

Newlyweds campaign against voting for BJP

The spirit of the farmers’ movement on Delhi borders permeated a wedding over a thousand kilometres away in Galsi, East Burdwan, where a newly married couple decided to urge their 400-odd guests...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 13.03.21

As many as 700 companies of central forces for first phase

A total of about 700 companies of central forces will be deployed in the first phase of Assembly polls in Bengal. According to sources, officials of the districts where the first phase would be held ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.03.21

Covid: Active cases rise after 136 days in Bengal

Bengal on Friday logged a rise in its total of active Covid-19 cases, by 23 to 3,133, for the first time since October 26, Vijaya Dashami, after an unbroken 136-day fall.  The state reported 253...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


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