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Teen jab Jan target

The Bengal government has told the districts to increase the numbers of camps to meet the target of inoculatin...

Steep drop in positivity rate

Bengal on Saturday reported 9,191 new Covid-19 infections, including 1,489 from Calcutta. In the 24 hours til...
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BJP mulls showcause on two dissidents

The Bengal BJP leadership has decided to issue showcause notices to two dissident leaders, Joy Prakash Majumda...

Tamang shares picture with Giri

From best friends to worst enemies to rapprochement — Darjeeling politics came a full circle in Calcutta...

Bengal: Rs 1,000cr World Bank loan

The World Bank has approved a soft loan of $125 million (about Rs 1,000 crore) to the Bengal government for it...

Bootlegger turns vegetable vendor

Bhuban Das, 42, was a known trouble-maker in the sparsely populated village of Chachanda in Murshidabad. An al...

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West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.22

Vandalism bares Haldia feud

The foundation stone-laying ceremony of a Rs 80-crore bus stand to be built jointly by Haldia Refinery and the Indian Oil Corporation here was marred a few hours prior to the event purportedly by a fa...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Haldia

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.22

Bank robbery in Burdwan

A gang of seven armed robbers raided a nationalised bank in the heart of Burdwan town and looted around Rs 34 lakh from the vault while holding employees and customers at gunpoint on Friday morning. ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.22

Snow envelops Darjeeling & Sikkim

There was a chill feel in the adjoining plains as well. Sources at the Gangtok centre of the India Meteorological Department said there might be fresh rain and snowfall in Sikkim and the neighbouring...
By Our Correspondent in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.22

VC draws flak for lecture by MP

Visva-Bharati on Friday evening organised a lecture by Rajya Sabha member Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and invited fresh criticism from teachers and students, who charged vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty wit...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.22

New airport at Bhangar?

The Mamata Banerjee government has identified Bhangar 2 block in South 24-Parganas as the location to set up the second airport of Calcutta after the Centre rejected the state’s proposal to decl...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.22

Poll campaign in Covid times

Backend blues It isn’t just the political parties who are having a tough time gearing up for the elections. Spare a thought for the officials in the Bidhannagar Sub-divisional Office. “Se...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.22

Salt Lake: Clash of Left Front partners in Ward 32

Point counterpoint Both candidates admit that a clash between Front partners was not desirable but have different points of view. “CPI used to contest in Ward 16 in Rajarhat. This time possibly...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.22

Meet Manik Ranjan Chakraborty the oldest campaigner on the streets of Salt Lake

At 87, Manik Ranjan Chakraborty is possibly the oldest campaigner on the streets across all parties in this civic election. “My official age is 83. Char bochhor jol meshano achhe,” he grin...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.22

No more FB live for Madan Mitra

Maverick TMC MLA Madan Mitra, who is popular among a cross section of netizens for his regular Facebook live shows, has announced on the networking site that he would be deactivating his profile for f...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.22

Covid: 2,210 new cases in north

North Bengal reported 2,210 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday. Among the districts, the highest number of cases have been reported in Malda (480), followed by Jalpaiguri (468) and Darjeeling (386) dis...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri


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