As Coronavirus Cases Spike, Bengal Opposition Wants Mamata Banerjee To Drop Health Portfolio

[ad_1] The last time Bengal breached the 1,500 mark in new cases was on June 12. Kolkata: In the worst-ever spike in new cases, West Bengal reported 1,589 new cases in the last 24 hours and, with 20 deaths in that period, breached the 1,000 mark in the number of lives the pandemic has claimed […]

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Bengal Wants Flights From 8 Cities Stopped From July 6, Writes To Centre

[ad_1] Bengal said the curbs should apply on all three airports of the state — Kolkata, Andal and Bagdogra. Kolkata: Bengal, where coronavirus is surging, has decided to keep out people from outside the state especially places where the infection is rampant. The state government has written to the Centre, asking that incoming flights from […]

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Army Helps In Kolkata But Protests Smoulder In Cyclone-Battered Bengal

[ad_1] Cyclone Amphan was one of the worst storms to form over the Bay of Bengal in recent years Kolkata: The Indian Army was in action in Bengal today, helping the Mamata Banerjee government deal with the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, which tore through coastal Bengal and large parts of Kolkata on Wednesday, uprooting thousands […]

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Violence In Bengal Again Over Movement In Coronavirus Containment Zones

[ad_1] At least 37 people were arrested over Sunday and Monday. Kolkata: After relative calm for 24 hours, violence erupted at Telinipara in West Bengal’s Hooghly district, with rival communities hurling bombs at each other in a continuation of Sunday’s clash over people from one coronavirus containment zone allegedly entering another virus-hit zone to use […]

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Not Allowing Migrants’ Trains Is “Injustice”: Amit Shah To Mamata Banerjee

[ad_1] New Delhi: The centre is not receiving expected levels of support from the Bengal government over return of stranded migrants, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said in a letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today. In his letter the Home Minister accused the Bengal government of not allowing the “shramik (worker)” trains run by […]

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Increase Testing, Odisha, Bengal, UP Told As Migrant Inflow Begins

[ad_1] It is suspected that the return of migrant labourers might further spread coronavirus. New Delhi: Three states — Uttar Pradesh, Bengal and Odisha — have been identified as potential hotspots of the coronavirus in the coming days. The surge of the disease, sources said, is expected to happen with the return of the migrant […]

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Bengal Took “Antagonistic View”: Visiting Central Team’s Strong Note

[ad_1] Coronavirus: The Central team said the high mortality rate was due to low testing, weak surveillance. New Delhi: The Central team that visited Bengal to review the ground situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak, has accused the government of taking an “antagonistic view” and failure to cooperate with the team, unlike Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and […]

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1st Train Carrying 1,200 Migrants To Bengal To Leave Rajasthan Tomorrow

[ad_1] Coronavirus: Railways is running shramik trains for stranded migrants Kolkata: A “shramik (worker)” train carrying 1,200 migrants from Bengal stranded in Rajasthan due to the coronavirus lockdown will depart on Monday, Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar said this evening. The train, which is Bengal’s first “shramik” service, will leave from Ajmer and terminate at Durgapur […]

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Bengal Migrants’ Train Amid Letters, Tweets Between Governor, Governments

[ad_1] Coronavirus special trains: Railways is running shramik trains for stranded migrants (File) Kolkata: The Bengal government announced on Sunday evening that 1,200 migrants from the state, who had been stranded in Rajasthan amid the coronavirus lockdown, would be returning on Tuesday via a special “shramik (worker)” train run by the Indian Railways. Bengal’s Information […]

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“Unprecedented”: Mamata Banerjee On Bengal Governor’s “Abusive” Letters

[ad_1] Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankar continue clash (File) Kolkata: The gloves came off again today in the long-running letter war between the Bengal Chief Minister and the Bengal Governor, with Mamata Banerjee writing a 13-page, sarcasm-filled letter to Mr Jagdeep Dhankar; it also consists of some annexures but these have […]

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