West Bengal

Onion embargo: tears for exporter

A Bangladesh-bound consignment of 1,612 tonnes of onions, worth some Rs 5.5 crore, is in the danger of rotting...

3,188 new Covid cases, 56 deaths

Bengal on Saturday logged 3,188 new Covid-19 cases, 2,993 recoveries and 56 deaths, of which 15 each were repo...

Sikkim nod for tourists from Oct 10

The P.S. Tamang (Golay) government in the Himalayan state of Sikkim has decided to reopen the state for touris...

7-day Covid lockdown in Gangtok

The Sikkim government on Saturday announced a complete lockdown in Gangtok for seven days from Monday to Septe...

Blackout village scrambles for gen-sets

Around 150 families of a village in East Burdwan’s Kalna are spending thousands from their savings to hi...

October 2 comeback for Gorkha soldier statue

Binay Tamang has decided to reinstall a statue of a Gorkha soldier which was originally installed by GNLF lead...

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.20

3,192 new Covid cases in Bengal

Bengal on Friday logged 3,192 new Covid-19 cases, 59 deaths and 2,960 recoveries, which raised the state’s total caseload to over 2.18 lakh, of which over 1.9 lakh are recoveries and 4,242 death...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.20

Bengal govt scheme for unemployed

The Mamata Banerjee government has launched a new scheme under which unemployed people will be given soft loans up to Rs 2 lakh and incentives to start a manufacturing unit or trade. The Karmasathi P...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.20

Student caught in clash killed in Keshpur

A 14-year-old boy was killed by shrapnel when he was caught in a clash in which two alleged factions of the Trinamul Congress fought with crude bombs at Damodar Chowk village near here on Thursday eve...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Keshpur (West Midnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.20

Partial relief on stuck onions

The Centre on Friday evening partially withdrew the embargo on export of onions as the Customs authorities were asked to allow the movement of the produce handed over to them on September 14 when the ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.20

HC panel to look into Mela wall

A Calcutta high court division bench headed by Chief Justice T.B.N Radhakrishnan on Friday set up a four-member committee chaired by Justice Sanjiv Banerjee to look into aspects of the ongoing strife ...
By Our Legal Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.20

Social outfit sows seeds of alternative farming

Rupantaran’s beneficiary Sankar Dhara, 58, a farmer in Kusumtala, said he had cultivated paddy on his 2 bigha land last year and earned Rs 12,000. But, Amphan had damaged his crops this year. &...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Mousuni Island (South 24-Parganas)

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.20

Tea bonus cheer

Workers in the tea gardens of the Terai and the Dooars in north Bengal will get their annual bonus at the rate of 20 per cent ahead of Durga Puja this year, higher than last year. The decision was ma...
By Avijit Sinha, Anirban Choudhury in Siliguri, Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.20

Bomb to wrest loan

A 24-year-old migrant worker from East Midnapore's Panskura was arrested on Thursday night by police for allegedly planting a bomb at a hardware store. Police said Asanur Aliwas trying to intimid...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.20

Covid curbs for zoos, safaris

The state forest department on Friday said it would reopen all zoos and state-run parks to the public from October 2, a day after it said national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and tiger reserves of the...
By Anirban Choudhury, Avijit Sinha in Siliguri, Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.20

Kidnapped boy’s body in canal

Police early on Friday discovered the body of a nine-year-old boy, a Trinamul Congress gram panchayat member’s son, who had allegedly been kidnapped for ransom on the night of September 16 from ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan


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