West Bengal

Comorbidity priority for vaccine

The Mamata Banerjee government is set to prepare a complete list of persons with comorbities in Bengal to ensu...

Covid: fall in active cases

Bengal for the third consecutive day on Thursday reported a drop in total active Covid-19 cases with another n...

Watch over Covid patients at home

The West Midnapore district administration has set up specialised teams of admission committees at gram pancha...

Bengal BJP agog over ‘tweaks’

The sudden removal of BJP state organisation (secretary) Subrata Chatterjee, also seen as state party unit chi...

Hard life for Kulgam victims’ kin

A year on, the sleepy hamlet of Bahalnagar off NH12 in Sagardighi wears a forlorn look. The place, where mainl...

Tiny hamlets now tourism focus

The Bengal tourism department has drawn up a plan to promote rural tourism in the new district of Kalimpong an...

West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.20

Essex’s Sankalpo ensures Puja

By Nefertiti Biswas in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.20

More beds after high toll

The Bengal government has decided to introduce 245 high dependency unit (HDU) beds for critical Covid-19 patients across North 24-Parganas after the district recorded alarmingly high deaths from the p...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.10.20

Dilip disbands district youth panels

Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh dismissed all district committees of the party’s youth wing on Friday, a move that yet again brought the organisation’s inner conflict out in the open. Sa...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in

West Bengal  /  Published 23.10.20

Speeding car kills elephant

The forest department conducted a raid on the Naya Sylee tea estate in the Nagrakata block of Jalpaiguri district on Thursday night and seized two leopard skins. A team of foresters led by Ayan Chakr...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 23.10.20

After 40 years, no Chandi Path

The Taki municipality on Friday withdrew the ban on traditional boat rides on the Ichhamati river for immersion of idols on Dashami this year. The blanket ban had been announced in view of the raging...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.20

Ichhamati rides on Dashami banned

Traditional boat rides on the Ichhamati river for the immersion of idols of goddess Durga will not be held this year on Dashami with the Taki civic administration on Thursday banning such events becau...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.20

Puja idols as frontline warriors

The organisers said that they took every preventive measure according to the order of the Calcutta High Court and safety protocols stated by the state government to prevent crowds and ensure the safet...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.20

Milind ambassador of hill marathon

“There are categories for police, under 45 years and above 45 years for both male and females. Registration will be done only online through and the runners&rsqu...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.20

Gurung volte-face changes equations

Bimal Gurung’s decision to join hands with Trinamul Congress, a party which opposes the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland, may be seen as a masterstroke by Team Mamata Banerjee, but the ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.20

4157 new Covid cases in Bengal

Bengal on Thursday logged 4,157 new Covid-19 cases, 64 deaths and 3,608 recoveries, all the three figures highest for a 24-hour period. This is the 19th time that the highest 24-hour rise in the case...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


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