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West Bengal
West Bengal  /  Published 13.08.20

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 12.08.20

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

Calcutta  /  Published 11.08.20

JEE board announces counselling schedule

The three-round online counselling for admission to the BTech programme, which starts on August 12, will continue till October 28, the state joint entrance examination board has said. The board has p...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.08.20

Covid: hospitals contest panel's deposit logic

The commission’s advisory also says that for any inves-tigation above Rs 2,000, a hospital has to take the consent of a patient’s family. This was because the commission found that many ex...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.08.20

Covid: shocking hospital deposit

The Bengal health regulatory commission’s permission to private hospitals to take deposits for admissions and ask for removal of  patients within one hour after a 12-hour window belies its ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.08.20

Jobs: Trauma outguns need

The blisters of the lockdown are still raw. The head hunters of one of the largest private engineering firms in India have failed to source even half the labour requirement from Purulia after a three...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Calcutta  /  Published 09.08.20

JEE: 2-phase counselling

The Bengal joint entrance examination board will hold a separate round of counselling this year for students who will crack the JEE Main exams, which are set to be held in September, an official of th...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.08.20

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 08.08.20

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

Business  /  Published 08.08.20

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


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