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West Bengal

2,936 new Covid cases and 54 deaths

Bengal on Wednesday reported 2,936 new Covid-19 cases and 54 deaths from the disease, besides 2,725 recoveries...

Trinamul pins hope on cops’ tribal outfit

Police in West Burdwan’s tribal-dominated areas have launched first-of-its-kind grassroots initiative fo...
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Fixed business hours for Burdwan shops

The East Burdwan district administration has ordered a staggered opening of shops and markets in Burdwan and M...

Two jumbos electrocuted in Buxa

 Two wild elephants were found electrocuted at the Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) in Alipurduar on Wednesday, c...

Traders seek import, planters fear oversupply

A proposal by a national body of tea traders to import the produce for export has drawn flak from big and smal...

9-year-old’s kidnap ends in murder, cousin held

The nine-year-old son of a Trinamul panchayat member here, allegedly abducted for ransom on August 9, was foun...

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West Bengal  /  Published 09.08.20

Covid doctor neglect probe

The Nadia district administration has ordered a probe into the alleged negligence and apathy on the part of a doctor in treating a critical patient “gasping for air” who eventually died on...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

West Bengal  /  Published 09.08.20

Safe homes solely for police

Bengal police have started setting up safe homes in south districts exclusively for its members who test positive for Covid-19 but show mild or no symptoms as over 500 novel coronavirus cases were det...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 09.08.20

Bengal crosses 11 lakh tests

Bengal on Sunday reported a new 24-hour high in Covid-19 tests at 26,242, taking the total number of tests past 11 lakh. On Sunday, the state also logged 2,939 new Covid-19 cases and 54 deaths, besid...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.08.20

Amphan: 5 lakh more seek relief

Over 5 lakh fresh applications have been filed for compensation for homes damaged during Cyclone Amphan, surprising many in the Bengal government who were not expecting such a high number nearly three...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.20

Centre plea for those stranded in Bangla

The Centre has repeated its request to the Bengal government to let in 2,680 people from the state, who are stranded in Bangladesh since the nationwide lockdown was imposed in March, through two of th...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.20

‘Politics’ whiff in Delhi audit in Bengal

Bengal’s ruling establishment is livid at the Centre’s decision to send a team to audit the state’s expenditure under the 100 days job scheme, with insiders saying it looked like Del...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.20

Lotus: designer sari in a tangle

The BJP does not have any dearth of national issues to tie itself up in knots. Yet, it has fallen upon the sari to land an associate organisation in a tangle. Some leaders are discussing threadbare w...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.20

Hooghly youth saved lives, says dad

Crew member Abhik Biswas, 24, who was in the Air India Express repatriation flight that skidded off the tabletop runway at the Calicut International Airport and split into two in a valley, called up h...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.20

Traders use Tagore as eviction shield

Rabindranath Tagore could not have imagined that people someday could hope that his bust would protect them from possible eviction by Visva-Bharati authorities. Traders and artisans of Kabiguru Handi...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.20

51 fresh deaths take total toll past 2,000

Ajit Mahato, 43, a contract worker who was tested Covid positive in South Dinajpur district, leapt to his death on Saturday morning from the roof of an Industrial Training Institute (ITI) at Bansihari...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


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