Municipality teams, accompanied by officials from the local police station, will conduct the survey. They will be asked to visit housing complexes, especially those in containment zones, to gather first-hand information about senior citizens living there.
After the body of a 52-year-old BJP worker was found hanging from a tree in Ghoramara area of South 24 Parganas district on Thursday, his family alleged that he was killed by local Trinamool Congress leaders. Police, on the other hand, said that they have found a handwritten “suicide note” from Goutam Patra’s body and […]
“If we utilise all the money from the state disaster relief fund for post-cyclone restoration work, how are we supposed to fight the pandemic? When floods will come in the state, what will we do then? There is a need for a separate fund to fight the pandemic. I request you to look into it,” Banerjee told Modi.
Chhatradhar Mahato, a former Maoist sympathiser currently out on bail, has been included in the party’s State Steering Committee along with two more tribal leaders — Churamani Mahato and Sukumar Hansda.
"There will be a two-day complete lockdown every week. This week, the total lockdown will be in force on Thursday and Saturday. Next week, the shutdown will be clamped on Wednesday (July 29)," the Home Secretary said.
These field visits were a part of The Indian Express investigation into alleged irregularities in the manner in which several of these lists were prepared after Cyclone Amphan tore through Howrah, North 24 Parganas, East Midnapore, South 24 Parganas and Sundarbans on May 20.
Days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee promised punitive action for filing false claims, the TMC sent show-cause notices to nearly 200 party members and Panchayat functionaries in Nandigram and East Midnapore, Hooghly, North and South 24 Parganas.
The rise in the test-positivity ratio is also due to the fact that the government has not ramped up testing. The daily average Covid testing in the state has been hovering around 10,000-plus even as the cases are rising at a very high rate.
This change in the appraisal system has drawn criticism from the Opposition, which has accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government of attempting to control administrative officials in the run-up to next year’s Assembly elections.
While taxis and ride-hailing services have a two-passenger limit, buses can take on as many commuters as their seating capacity. As a result, people are facing a harrowing time reaching their workplaces.
Many houses in the island with a total of around 5,000 households suffered damage and their livelihood destroyed in the cyclone. At least 86 people were killed in the cyclone, and the Bengal government pegged the damages at Rs 1 lakh crore
The Chief Minister also told them to make it a point to let people in villages know about the positive steps taken by the state administration, and said “fake news” spread by the BJP should be challenged.