Offices Shut, Transport Banned In Bengal’s COVID Containment Zone Rules

West Bengal: The entry and exit in containment zones will be controlled (File) Kolkata: Amid a spike in coronavirus cases, Bengal has declared strict lockdown from 5 pm on Thursday in redisgnated and newly expanded containment zones across Kolkata and the rest of the state. Large parts of Kolkata, among the country’s worst-hit by the […]

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Issue Death Certificates As Per Guidelines: Bengal Government To Covid Hospitals

West Bengal currently has 395 ventilators and 948 ICU beds in its COVID-19 hospitals. Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Monday advised all COVID-19 hospitals in the state to issue death certificates according to the guidelines set by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The department also advised the hospitals that “before putting hypoxic […]

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Fire Breaks Out At Kolkata’s Highrise, No Casualties Reported

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, official said. (Representational) Kolkata: Fire broke out on the 10th floor of a residential building in Kolkata’s Alipore area on Saturday evening, police said. There are no reports of any casualties, they said. Five fire tenders are at the spot to douse the blaze that […]

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Trinamool Congress Councillor Shot At Near Kolkata, Taken To Hospital

Trinamool Congress Councillor Shot At Near Kolkata. (Representational) New Delhi: A Trinamool Congress councillor was shot at near Kolkata today, police said. Champa Das, a councillor from the North Barrackpore Municipality, was shot in the leg and has been rushed to a hospital in Kolkata, they said. “She was shot at near her residence in […]

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Mamata Banerjee’s Virtual Rally On July 21, May Kick-Off Bengal Campaign

People should gather at the booth level from 1 pm, Mamata Banerjee said (File) Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will address a virtual rally on July 21 to mark the martyrs’ day, which the Trinamool Congress party has been organising every year since it came into being in 1998. This year’s 21st July […]

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“Shocked, Disappointed”: Bengal Says Nirmala Sitharaman’s Claims “Unfounded”

Nirmala Sitharaman had attacked the Mamata Banerjee government on multiple counts on Sunday. Kolkata: West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Tuesday stopped short of saying that his Central counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman had lied during her virtual rally on Sunday. Countering the minister’s remark that the state could not be made a beneficiary of a […]

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Bengal Ready To Market Immunity-Boosting Sandesh Sweets: Official

The sandesh is expected to hit the shelves in another two months. (Representational) Kolkata: Sweet-loving Bengalis have something to cheer about in COVID-19 time as the West Bengal government decided to come out with a “sandesh” which will contain honey from Sundarbans and increase immunity, an official said on Sunday. Cotton cheese made from cow […]

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West Bengal Introduces Software to Keep Track of Staff Working From Home

The West Bengal government has come up with a software to monitor the performance of its employees working from home amid the COVID-19 scenario, a senior official said on Monday. The state’s department of finance is using the software on an experimental basis, he said. “If the results are satisfactory, we will put this to […]

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Bengal Governor, Trinamool Leaders Spar Over Video Of Disposal Of Bodies

The video was shot by protesting locals who claimed authorities were trying to hide coronavirus deaths. Kolkata: The West Bengal Governor and top Trinamool Congress leaders fought a day-long war of words on Twitter over the ghastly viral video of decomposed dead bodies held with a pair of long tongs and dragged by civic workers […]

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