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West Bengal: 3 more cases; first from Darjeeling hills

March 29, 2020 6:16:07 am

Family of five COVID-19 positive members had skipped quarantine to attend a family programme in Nadia district

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‘Don’t play with fire’: CM Mamta Banerjee warns against sharing fake news related to coronavirus

March 28, 2020 2:24:32 am

The chief minister again warned the police not to stop people from going to markets. She said action had been taken against 12 police officials for misbehaving with people on the first day of lockdown

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Kolkata: Infant, among five of family, tests positive for COVID-19

March 28, 2020 2:08:59 am

Their swab samples were sent for tests. The reports came and five of them tested positive. Around 20 others who are neighbours and relatives of this family are being taken to hospital where they will be kept in isolation ward.”

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10th Kolkata covid-19 patient attended a wedding

March 27, 2020 2:38:33 am

According to doctors of a private hospital where the latest patient was admitted to, he was critical and may need ventilator support.

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Offer namaz at home, spend less time at mosques: Imams

March 27, 2020 2:16:47 am

In a statement, the Bengal Imams’ Associations said, “In view of the present situation arising from COVID-19 pandemic, we are requesting all imams, secretaries and other members to close all gates of mosques for public.

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Special bus services to transport essentials, 453 held

March 27, 2020 1:53:13 am

State administration officials pointed out that many people who are in engaged in essential services, such as medical or paramedical services, were facing problems in reaching their workplaces or returning home

Bengal Muslim bodies urge people not to pray in mosques

March 26, 2020 9:08:08 pm

Imams’ associations of the state have asked all imams across the state to close mosques for the public.

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Don’t boycott health staff: CM Mamata Banerjee

March 26, 2020 6:17:42 am

“Please don’t boycott health workers. I request with folded hands, the doctor will work with necessary protection and will not spread the disease

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Bankers battle virus risk to keep services rolling amid lockdown

March 26, 2020 6:08:33 am

Services like cash deposit, withdrawal and transfer of money through NEFT and RTGS have been provided to people. The ATM outside is also loaded with cash. However, the flow of customers has reduced since the imposition of the lockdown.

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Radio Quarantine an antidote for anxieties in time of isolation

March 26, 2020 5:55:07 am

A group of friends including professors, PhD scholars and filmmakers  have set up the web-based community radio station to help people fight lockdown anxieties. The aim is to bring people together who are stuck at home.

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India lockdown: Vegetables prices soar, hundreds arrested for flouting restrictions

March 26, 2020 5:45:37 am

With supply chain hit, vegetable prices sold at a few markets in the morning soared across the state. In grocery stores, people jostled with each other to buy essential goods

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Airline staff racially abused, says cops refused to file FIR

March 26, 2020 5:39:14 am

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.

West Bengal to give Rs 1,000 grant to unorganised sector workers, seeks Centre’s assistance

March 25, 2020 3:21:22 pm

“Those working in the unorganised sector can apply for the scheme between April 15 and 30,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.

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West Bengal: After PM’s speech, spree of panic buying

March 25, 2020 3:14:20 pm

However, before the PM’s announcement, the West Bengal government on Tuesday had already extended the ongoing lockdown to the entire state till March 31 to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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Letter to Prime Minister: Allowing flights breach of lockdown, stop them from landing in Bengal: CM

March 24, 2020 2:46:06 pm

As West Bengal geared up to put major cities and several districts under lockdown from Monday 5 pm to curb the spread of coronavirus, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to issue necessary instructions to stop all flights from landing in the state and said that allowing operation of […]

India lockdown: Rajasthan migrant workers in Gujarat leave for homes on foot

Bengal records first coronavirus-linked death; patient had no foreign-travel history, say kin

March 23, 2020 9:33:30 pm

His body will not be handed over to his family members, instead will be disposed of following national health guidelines, the hospital sources said.

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Violence erupts in Kolkata prison for second straight day

March 23, 2020 3:10:50 pm

The prison authorities, meanwhile, started welding the iron locks of wards and cells that were broken in the violence on Saturday. Lights in the premises are also being fixed.

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From the Hills to coast, Bengal cities to be under lockdown from 5pm today

March 23, 2020 2:44:51 pm

Some of the other places where these strict curbs will be imposed are: towns such as Darjeeling, Siliguri, Cooch Behar, and Kalimpong, municipal towns in North 24 Parganas district, and districts such as Malda, Murshidabad, Nadia, Birbhum, Howrah, and Hooghly.

West Bengal: 3 more test positive for coronavirus, cases rise to 7

March 22, 2020 10:29:53 pm

Parents of the 22-year-old youth who had tested positive on March 20 and the maid servant of that household have tested positive, a senior state health department official said.

Coronavirus: Prison inmates in Bengal clash with guards after denied meeting with families

Coronavirus: Bengal prison inmates clash with guards after denied meeting with families

March 21, 2020 9:00:36 pm

Angry prisoners pelted stones and set fire to a portion of jail property, according to PTI.

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