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West Bengal
West Bengal  /  Published 04.12.20

RT-PCR test becomes cheaper in Bengal

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday capped the cost of RT-PCR testing for Covid-19 at Rs 950 in Bengal’s private facilities, down from the existing Rs 1,500. “The state now has 95 ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.12.20

Special kiosks for Bengal health scheme

The Bengal government has asked district authorities to set up special kiosks for the Swathya Sathi scheme at the camps under the Duare Sarkar (government on doorstep) programme after it appeared that...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 03.12.20

Hint at end to drop in total active cases

Bengal on Wednesday reported a drop in its total of active Covid-19 cases for the 37th consecutive day since the end of Durga Puja as the state logged 3,275 recoveries, 3,271 infections and 51 deaths....
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.12.20

At SSC candidates dharna, Partha promises ‘action’

Bengal Education Minister partha Chatterjee told a delegation of protesting School Service Commission Candidates on Wednesday that the government will take prompt action regarding their employment as ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 02.12.20

What govt-on-doorstep heard

Other schemes include Rupashree (a one-time grant of Rs 25,000 to poor families during their daughter’s marriage), Jai Johar (for betterment of STs), Taposili Bandhu (pension scheme for SCs) and...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 02.12.20

Haven’t taken a paisa: Mamata

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday sought to underscore her personal probity and lashed out at Narendra Modi and the BJP over their attacks on the Bengal government before questioning the alleged lack of tran...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.12.20

Tumpa touched by first contact with sarkar

Four Santiniketan residents who interacted with Soumitra Chatterjee in the Tagore town that was the late thespian’s favourite weekend getaway remembered him at “Soumitra and Santiniketan&r...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 02.12.20

Govt-on-doorstep a big draw: Bengal

Around 1.25 lakh people applied for benefits under government schemes at 20,000-odd camps set up under “Duare Sarkar (government on doorstep)”, said sources on Tuesday, the first day of th...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.12.20

Thapa to govt: Don’t play foul

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Binay Tamang faction), an ally of Trinamul since 2017, on Tuesday said the state government should not “play foul” with them, the assertion coming in the wake o...
By Vivek Chhetri in Kurseong

West Bengal  /  Published 01.12.20

Bengal: 'Duare Sarkar' campaign launched

  With an eye on the 2021 assembly elections, the Trinamul Congress administration in Bengal on Tuesday launched its massive outreach programme 'Duare Sarkar' (government at doorste...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta


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