West Bengal

1000-plus cases in a day

Bengal on Thursday reported over 1,088 new Covid-19 infections and 27 deaths in the 24-hour window, the highes...

Amphan: govt vigil on relief

The East Midnapore district administration on Wednesday appointed 18 senior government officers to oversee Amp...

Mason's home was actually a snake pit

A mason from East Burdwan’s Kalna discovered at least 50 snakes, including deadly Indian cobras, between...

HMI's breathe-easy aid easy on the pocket

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Darjeeling, has come up with a low-cost innovation “for em...

Cops hit streets to enforce lockdown in Siliguri

Senior police officers hit the streets of Siliguri on Thursday afternoon and moved through all nine wards whic...

Mine ‘exploration’ after Puja: Rajiva Sinha

Bengal chief secretary Rajiva Sinha said on Thursday that the state government would start the “explorat...

West Bengal  /  Published 08.07.20

Bengal: drive faces backlash

The Trinamul Congress is making desperate attempts to contain the resentment of people over distribution Amphan compensation by cracking down on “perpetrators of corruption” within the par...
By Anshuman Phadikar and Subhasish Chaudhuri in Nandigram/Basirhat

Calcutta  /  Published 08.07.20

Living with the enemy

The solution? Long-term social change “Thousands of years of conditioning takes time to change” says Kapoor. “However, with the work of women’s organisations over decades, dom...
By Bhagyasri Chaudhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.07.20

PM politicises jawan deaths, says Mamata

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused Narendra Modi of indulging in political opportunism over death of jawans and questioning the patriotism of anybody who criticised the Prime Minister or his governm...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.07.20

84 zones to contain Covid in Darjeeling district

Darjeeling district authorities have notified 84 containment zones in the Siliguri subdivision, 54 of which are in the Siliguri town, because of rising coronavirus cases. In Malda, where the number o...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 07.07.20

Banned app for scanning

Visva-Bharati continues to repose faith in a Chinese application that has been banned in the country as a “retaliatory measure” in the aftermath of the border conflict with China. &nb...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 07.07.20

ED seeks details of assets in Narada case

The Enforcement Directorate has sent mails to 11 Trinamul leaders, seeking details of their assets and income in the past seven years as a part of its ongoing probe into the Narada scam. The leaders,...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.07.20

4 held over attack on Trinamul councillor

Four youths have been arrested in connection with an alleged murder attempt on Champa Das, a Trinamul Congress Councillor at North Barrackpore municipality. Four bike-borne men had opened fire at Das...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Barrackpore

West Bengal  /  Published 07.07.20

Bengal logs 25 deaths and 850 cases in a day

Bengal logged 25 deaths from Covid-19 on Tuesday as the state set record number of fatalities for five days in a row. The death toll went past 800 to touch 804 even as the total number of Covid-19 ca...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.07.20

Race for Matua clout heats up

The battle for the top position in the All India Matua Mahasangha, an organisation backed by the BJP, has intensified with a section of the community accusing the party’s Ranaghat MP Jagannath S...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

West Bengal  /  Published 07.07.20

BJP eulogises Syama Prasad Mookherjee

BJP national president Nadda, who addressed the virtual rally for the party’s Bengal unit on the birth anniversary of Syama Prasad Mookerjee, credited him for the abrogation of Article 370 and t...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya & Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta


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