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West Bengal  /  Published 17.08.20

Covid rider to meet officials backfires

The West Midnapore district magistrate issued an order on Friday asking all visitors to secure Covid-19 negative reports before they met government officials, causing embarrassment to Nabanna as senio...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 14.08.20

Covid: shift only stable patients

The Bengal government has asked all hospitals and nursing homes to set up isolation wards for suspected Covid-19 patients and make sure that their condition is stabilised before transferring them to m...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.08.20

Airlines want to resume evacuation flights

The state government will “consider” a request from airlines to allow international evacuation flights to Calcutta so that thousands of people stuck around the world could return home...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.08.20

Amphan: 5 lakh more seek relief

Over 5 lakh fresh applications have been filed for compensation for homes damaged during Cyclone Amphan, surprising many in the Bengal government who were not expecting such a high number nearly three...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 09.08.20

Centre plea for those stranded in Bangla

The Centre has repeated its request to the Bengal government to let in 2,680 people from the state, who are stranded in Bangladesh since the nationwide lockdown was imposed in March, through two of th...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

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Business  /  Published 09.08.20

Bengal eyes $20 billion for logistics

Bengal could attract investment worth $20 billion in the logistics sector by using the state’s unique locational advantage and harnessing its vast network of rail, road and river. The state gov...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.08.20

Chartered flights get Bengal govt nod

The state government will allow chartered flights to bring back stranded people from abroad from August 10, provided they test negative for Covid-19 within 96 hours before departure, officials said. ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.08.20

Lockdown days changed

The Bengal government has changed the dates for the complete lockdown this month because of local festivals. The number of the complete lockdown days for the month stays unchanged at seven. The compl...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.07.20

State ‘wants’ 6-city flight ban to stay

The state government is likely to seek continuation of the ban on flights from six cities of high Covid prevalence, including Delhi and Mumbai, to Calcutta beyond July 31, officials said on Tuesday. ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.07.20

Bengal: Total shut down twice a week

The Bengal government has decided to impose a complete lockdown across the state for two days every week for the time being and said that community transmission is presumably taking place in some area...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


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