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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...
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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...

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West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.20

North Bengal forests to reopen

The state forest department has decided to reopen national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of north Bengal to visitors from September 23.  “At a meeting on Wednesday, it was decided to reop...
By Anirban Choudhury, Avijit Sinha in Siliguri/Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.20

Farmers: loss of Rs 138cr

A report by the agriculture department has revealed that heavy rainfall that lashed 226 mouzas spread across three subdivisions in West Midnapore over a period of 10 days in August caused irreparable ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Ghatal

West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.20

Covid: 3,197 cases, toll 60 in a day

Bengal on Thursday logged 3,197 new Covid-19 cases, and 60 deaths, 22 of which occurred in Calcutta and 18 in North 24-Parganas.  Bengal also saw 2,948 recoveries, with the state’s recover...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.20

Onions rot on India-Bangladesh border

On Monday, the Centre had banned the export of onions of all varieties (except Bangalore rose and Krishnapuram) to contain the spike in price in the domestic market and to increase availability. An o...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.20

Agitation threat by ex-KLO men

Former militants and linkmen of the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation in Cooch Behar district have decided to launch a movement from October 1, demanding government jobs and an autonomous council for t...
By Our Correspondent in Cooch Behar

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.20

Cough syrup smuggling arrest

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested a key person of a racket smuggling cough syrups to Bangladesh. Santu Saha was arrested from a Calcutta hideout on Tuesday based on information shared by tw...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.20

Trinamul faces defiance in Nandigram

Mansura Begum, former chief of Kendamari-Jaalpai panchayat in Nandigram, was re-elected panchayat pradhan on Tuesday, embarrassing Trinamul that had nominated panchayat member Sakina Khatun instead. ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Nandigram(Bengal)

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.20

TMC protest spurs NH12 repair word

Trinamul supporters held a roadblock at the toll plaza on NH12 at Baishnabnagar in Malda for five hours on Wednesday to protest the bad shape of the highway’s 60km stretch.  The roadblock ...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.20

Resort workers protest against ‘rude’ manager

Twenty-one employees of a tourist resort run by West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation (WBTDCL) at Murti on the fringes of Gorumara National Park here on Wednesday locked the property’s ent...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.20

Coal mine meeting with panchayat members

Bengal state government officials held a meeting with representatives of four gram panchayats in Birbhum’s Mohammedbazar on Wednesday to prepare for a survey that would be carried out among land...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)


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