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West Bengal
Calcutta  /  Published 08.08.20

‘Licence’ to exact hefty deposit

Bengal’s regulatory commission has said private healthcare units in the state could during admission demand up to Rs 50,000 — or 20 per cent of the estimated treatment cost — whichev...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 07.08.20

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 07.08.20

More vessels for Hooghly rides

The government has increased the number of vessels connecting Calcutta with districts such as North 24-Parganas and Hooghly to meet the demand of transport as suburban train services remain suspended ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Calcutta  /  Published 06.08.20

JEE board announces result websites

The engineering aspirants will have to check the results of the Bengal joint entrance examinations on www.wbjeeb.nic.in and www.wbjeeb.in on August 7. JEE board registrar Dibyendu Kar said the result...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.08.20

Madhyamik: RTI check at home

Madhyamik examinees who want to check their answer scripts under the right to information act (RTI) will not be allowed to inspect the scripts in the office of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Educa...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.08.20

Rules for homestay owners ease in Bengal

The Bengal tourism department has simplified its policy on homestay tourism to help homestay owners and others planning to come up with such ventures in Bengal. According to sources in the department...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

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

Business  /  Published 03.08.20

Bengal takes loan for discom

Bengal has taken a Rs 1,022-crore transition loan from the Centre to help its power distribution company tide iteself over liquidity stress amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The loan is part of the central...
By PTI in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 03.08.20

Leash on private clinics for over-charging

Private hospitals should not charge an OPD patient more than Rs 150 for Covid gear and laboratories collecting swab samples from home should not demand any extra payment other than a conveyance fee of...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.08.20

Refusal query to private hospital

The state regulatory commission for private hospitals has asked a private hospital why it refused admission to a Covid positive pregnant woman after she had completed registration formalities. The ho...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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