West Bengal
West Bengal  /  Published 20.07.20

HS stars give lessons in fighting the odds

The state higher secondary results, out on Friday, brought cheer to many homes amid the pandemic. The Telegraph speaks to some achievers whose high scores are equalled by their tenacity to fight pover...
By Soumya De Sarkar, Snehamoy Chakraborty, Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta, Malda, Bolpur(Birbhum)

India  /  Published 18.07.20

Covid: which state is the least, most vulnerable?

Darbhanga district in Bihar is India’s most vulnerable to the health and economic impacts of the new coronavirus disease while South 24-Parganas is Bengal’s most vulnerable, an exercise to...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 18.07.20

Daunting odds add shine to success

Amid thousands of high scorers in the Bengal higher secondary exams, shone a few whose marks can never do justice to them. ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar, Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 18.07.20

Stingy HS board turns generous

The Bengal higher secondary board, which was once notoriously stingy with marks, has awarded 499 out of 500 to at least four students in the 2020 exams. All four top scorers have scored 100 out 100 i...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.07.20

‘Genuine 2,358’ receive Amphan dole

The East Midnapore administration, which so far has found only 2,358 of 15,000 Amphan aid complaints filed at police stations in the district to be genuine, distributed the doles on Friday. A block o...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 18.07.20

Family, teachers stand by students in need

The Telegraph chronicles the struggle and toil of some students who passed Madhyamik examinations conducted by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education. The results were declared on Wednesday ...
By Alamgir Hossain, Bireswar Banerjee, Anirban Choudhury in Siliguri, Alipurduar, Murshidabad

Calcutta  /  Published 17.07.20

Exams: not now, says Mamata

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said it was not “possible” to conduct the final-year undergraduate and masters  examinations “now”, as recommended by the Univer...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.07.20

Girls shine in madarsa exam

Merit outshone poverty as most toppers of the West Bengal Board of Madrasah Examination (WBBME), whose Class X board results were announced on Thursday, proved their mettle by defying odds. The WBBME...
By Alamgir Hossain, Soumya De Sarkar in Malda, Behrampore

West Bengal  /  Published 16.07.20

Covid numbers will rise a little, says Mamata

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday underscored that the Covid-19 outbreak was a global affliction and said Bengal knew of no “magic spell” to keep it at bay when the number of patients was risin...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.07.20

Bengal among states testing less, says Centre

Bengal is among 13 states or Union territories performing less than 140 coronavirus disease tests per day per million population, a threshold set by the World Health Organisation for “comprehens...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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