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Two more deaths, eight fresh cases in Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee
Wed, Apr 08, 2020

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said migrant workers who wanted to return to the state after the lockdown would be kept in quarantine as a precaution.

Bengal: Stores running out of stock, online services hit, SFI cushions sanitary pad scarcity
Mon, Apr 06, 2020

According to SFI members, they had started distributing sanitary napkins from March 25 in almost every district of the state. At least 5,000 women have bought sanitary napkins from them, they said.

Get goods delivered at doorstep, courtesy Bengal govt’s mobile stalls
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

The services first started on March 22, the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the ‘Janata curfew’. However, the services continued due to the 21-day nationwide lockdown.

Coronavirus: 3 deaths in 24 hrs in Bengal, one patient was kept in general ward
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

By late Tuesday night, two more coronavirus patients died - a 52-year-old man in Howrah and a 62-year-old man in Kolkata.

Coronavirus lockdown: Stranded and running low on money, truckers in a bind
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

Yadav is subsisting on a diet of rotis, and one vegetable dish or dal. “I don’t know how many days the lockdown will continue.

Desperate to take ride, even on hearse: ‘Ready to die but still want to go home’
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

To stop the migrants, the state administration has already sealed all iner- and intra-state borders, but in vain.

Work non-stop or stay at home? For the 18 members of this Kolkata lab, the answer was tough but clear
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

At the Beleghata office, the team’s workspace includes a small room next to the lab with a round table at the centre surrounded by computers, tabulation sheets, and piles of papers and reports.

Airline staff racially abused, says cops refused to file FIR
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

A group of people surrounded the flight attendant on seeing she was not wearing a mask. The woman said she had taken it off five minutes earlier as it had become dirty because of the dust from potatoes at the market.

Covid-19: PM Modi urges calm as migrants leave cities for home
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

PM Modi’s appeal came as West Bengal and Jharkhand asked the Railways to stop trains entering their states from outside.

Kolkata coronavirus patient was asked to visit hospital, delayed for 2 days: Officials
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Health department authorities are now tracking and putting in quarantine all the people he met in the two days that he moved about Kolkata.

Bengal reports first coronavirus case: Student who returned from UK
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

The student's parents and driver have been sent to the newly opened Special Quarantine Unit in Kolkata. "There is mild infection but he is under control. All his parameters are stable," said a government official.

Kolkata: To ensure his statue is installed after death, TMC MLA readies 3
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

According to sources in the police, Naskar has been attacked by miscreants on at least two occasions, but he managed to escape every time. For the last three years, his security has been increased taking into account his threat perception.

Bengal not Delhi, won’t tolerate ‘goli maaro…’ slogans: Mamata Banerjee
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

“If you did something illegal, you will have to face the consequences. Police have already arrested three persons. The police will take action in this case,” Mamata Banerjee said.

West Bengal govt makes public bus services better, boosts incomes, and reduces subsidies
Mon, Feb 24, 2020

In 2017-18, for instance, the annual subsidy (see table) bill towards these three entities was Rs 830 crore. But this bill has been coming down and in the current financial year, it is expected to fall below the Rs 700 crore level.

West Bengal Budget populist and has no direction, says Opposition
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

The BJP leader also hit out at the state government on the issue of employment, rejecting the government’s claim of generating jobs.

Is Mamata govt intolerant towards me, asks West Bengal Governor after Budget live telecast
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

In a press conference after the Budget, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the live telecast was under the purview of Speaker Biman Banerjee, who declined to comment on the controversy.

NRC-NPR panic: Google halts Net education outreach in Bengal
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

The programme aims to empower women in rural India by teaching them how to use Internet in their daily lives. Google claims it has benefited over 30 million women across 20 states so far.

Around the world: Pitch against CAA, NRC finds resonance in Europe and US
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

A pamphlet is being circulated urging protesters to unite in front of the UN. “We, a group of Indians in Europe (Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, Finland, and France) have organised a protest at the United Nations, Geneva on the 1st of February.

Visva-Bharati V-C ‘on video’: Give the students a dose
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

In the video, shot during a march led by Chakrabarty with a demand to stop “defaming” the university, the V-C is heard asking for photographs of certain people, to which a reply comes that all the names and photographs will be provided to him.

Play On Bengali Singer Lalon Fakir: Dum Dum inmates to spread message of communal harmony — on stage
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Under the guidance of Samrat Bose, director and mentor of the group, Theatre Traveller, the prisoners will spread the message of communal harmony through the eponymous drama, Lalon.

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