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Bengal CM urges Centre to give Rs 10,000 each to migrants
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday appealed to the central government to provide one-time assistance of Rs 10,000 each to migrant labourers and others in the unorganised sector to sustain amid coronavirus crisis.
2020-06-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
TTFI recommends star paddler Manika Batra for Khel Ratna award
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) on Tuesday said it has recommended star paddler Manika Batra's name for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
2020-06-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Anand back in India, to stay in Bengaluru under quarantine
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) Chess legend Viswanathan Anand has finally made it back to India after being stuck in Germany for over three months due to the travel restrictions imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, his wife Aruna Anand confirmed on Saturday.
2020-05-30
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: Bengal selector Sagarmoy Sensharma tests positive
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Bengal selector Sagarmoy Sensharma has tested positive for COVID-19, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Avishek Dalmiya confirmed on Friday.
2020-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Govt, non-govt offices to reopen from June 8 in Bengal: CM
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) As the fourth phase of Covid-19 lockdown draws to a close in India, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that all government and non-government offices will resume their operations from June 8 across the state.
2020-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Savage cyclone Amphan leaves death, destruction in its trail (Ld)
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Scenes of large uprooted trees, damaged houses and flown off roofs were just the beginning when Super Cyclone Amphan made its appearance less that 24 hours back, as it pummelled through the night over Kolkata and large parts of West Bengal it left behind a trail of deaths as at least 12 people were killed.
2020-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc in Bengal
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Severe cyclonic storm Amphan made a landfall in West Bengal on Wednesday and caused severe damages in Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, North and South 24 Parganas districts and their nearby areas, with a wind speed ranging from 155 to 185 kmph, accompanied by heavy rainfall.
2020-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Strong winds, heavy rain in south Bengal districts
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Cyclone Amphan, which has weakened from a super cyclone to an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm', is likely to make a landfall in Bengal between Wednesday afternoon and evening even as strong winds accompanied by heavy rain lashed different south Bengal districts since morning.
2020-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Mamata forms task force, evacuates 3L people from coastal belts
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday held a high-level administrative meeting to review the arrangements in various south Bengal districts in view of cyclone Amphan that is expected to make a landfall in the coastal districts of the state on Wednesday.
2020-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Protesting workers at Kolkata multiplex not our employees: INOX
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Staff hired as workers at Kolkata's INOX Swabhumi have been protesting on social media, alleging that they have not been paid salaries and their contracts have been terminated.
2020-05-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
Two RPF jawans test Covid positive at Howrah station
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Two Railways Protection Force (RPF) jawans tested positive with Covid-19 symptoms in one of eastern India's major railheads Howrah railway station on Friday, police said.
2020-05-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
105 additional special trains to bring home Bengalis: Mamata
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Thursday that the state administration has arranged for as many as 105 additional special trains to bring home all the Bengalis and migrant workers from the state who are stranded in various parts of the country owing to the Covid-19 induced lockdown.
2020-05-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Communal tension in Bengal's Hooghly, internet snapped
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Internet services were suspended in a large part of Kolkata's adjoining Hooghly district following the communal clashes there.
2020-05-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
MB players want dues cleared, club seeks time till lockdown is lifted
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) Mohun Bagan players have asked the club to clear their dues with the management requesting the I-League winning team's footballers to wait until the nationwide lockdown is lifted.
2020-05-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Jhulan applauds CAB for introducing genetic test based diet
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) Seasoned India pacewoman Jhulan Goswami has applauded Cricket Association of Bengal's (CAB) initiatives of keeping a close watch on proper diet of the players with the guidance of health experts to boost immunity along with online fitness session and classes.
2020-05-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
AIFF nominates Jhingan, Bala Devi for Arjuna Awards
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has nominated national team defender Sandesh Jhingan and womens team striker Bala Devi for the Arjuna Award, general secretary Kushal Das confirmed on Tuesday.
2020-05-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Bengal CM asks for special economic package from Centre: Sources
Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asked for special economic package from the Centre during a videoconference session with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sources at the state Secretariat Nabanno said.
2020-05-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
People of Kolkata have a very fond place in my heart: Cummins
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) With no cricket happening, Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins has been living in a farm and enjoy life in the country side as he manages to go for runs and also do basic weight training.
2020-05-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Shah telling lies on migrants' issue, should apologise: Trinamool
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) Accusing Union Home Minister Amit Shah of "lying" in his letter to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the issue of return of migrants, the ruling Trinamool Congress on Saturday said that he should retract or apologise.
2020-05-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Covid-19: 4 cases in WB's 'green zone' North Dinajpur; 4 in Malda
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) Four coronavirus positive cases were reported on Saturday in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district, which was so far a "green zone".
2020-05-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Shah to Didi: Not getting 'expected support' from Bengal (Ld)
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) The Centre-state debate over the issue of bringing back thousands of migrant workers to West Bengal reached a new flashpoint on Saturday with Union Home Minister Amit Shah writing a letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee complaining that the Centre was not getting the "expected support" from her state government in bringing back stranded migrants home.
2020-05-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Amid Covid scare, Bengal celebrates Tagore's 159th birth anniversary
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus scare, West Bengal, led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, observed the 159th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore on Friday.
2020-05-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Bengal Guv questions KMC notification, says he's not aware
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday called upon State Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha in regard to the issuance of a notification to appoint a 14-member board of administrators for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC).
2020-05-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ganguly shares 96' debut training photo on social media
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) It is the day Sourav Ganguly can never forget. The decorated former India captain and current Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President made his debut at Lord's in London in a Test match against England on a fateful June 20 morning in 1996.
2020-05-06
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Big cat count rises to 96 in West Bengal's Sundarbans
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) The number of Royal Bengal Tiger in West Bengal's Sundarbans has risen to 96, up by eight, according to the latest census.
2020-05-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Death toll rises to 72 in Bengal, CMC named Covid dedicated hospital
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) In a bid to ramp up Covid-19 tests and subsequent treatment, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the state-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital would function as a full-fledged tertiary level Covid hospital from May 20.
2020-05-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 toll 68 in Bengal: Home Secy
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) The death toll in Covid-19 pandemic rose to 68 in West Bengal, up by fresh seven cases in the last 24 hours, State Home Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay said on Tuesday.
2020-05-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
After relaxation, large number of pvt vehicles ply on Kolkata roads
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Day after West Bengal government announced a bunch of relaxations in the third-phase of nation-wide COVID-19 lockdown, a large number of private vehicles were seen plying on the roads of state capital Kolkata and its adjoining districts on Tuesday.
2020-05-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Mamata writes 13-page letter to Guv, Dhankhar hits back in tweets
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday wrote a 13-page letter to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in reply to his communication that the latter had sent to the State Secretariat Nabanna on April 24.
2020-05-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Woman stranded at Bengal-J'khand border with husband's body
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) A bereaved wife who was coming from New Delhi with the dead body of her husband was stranded for over six hours at the Bengal-Jharkhand border on Saturday.
2020-05-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Legendary Indian footballer Chuni Goswami passes away at 82
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Former India football team captain Chuni Goswami died at a private city hospital here on Thursday after suffering from prolonged illness.
2020-04-30
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Not getting any time to sleep, says Mamata
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Hitting the streets regularly in her bid to combat the Covid 19 pandemic, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she was having to do without sleep as all her time was getting exhausted in standing by the distressed.
2020-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
I didn't form the death audit committee: Mamata
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday claimed she was not involved in the formation of the death audit committee that is tasked with the final call in deciding whether a coronavirus positive patient expired due to Covid or for any other primary cause.
2020-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
10 arrested for Howrah violence, raids on
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Ten people have been arrested and raids are still on to nab all the culprits responsible for the attack on the police in West Bengal Howrah district, an officer said on Wednesday.
2020-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
3,000 students in Kota take bus to Bengal, reach after 3 days
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Around 2,500-3,000 students from West Bengal, stranded at Kota in Rajasthan due to lockdown, would begin return journey on Wednesday evening to the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, here on Wednesday.
2020-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Mamata retweets Bengal police post promising strong action on Howrah violence
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Indicating her government's firm stand against the perpetrators of the attack on the police in Howrah, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday retweeted a West Bengal Police tweet promsising to take strong action against all those involved in the incident.
2020-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Police outpost attacked in Howrah, two personnel injured
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Two police personnel were injured as a mob hurled bricks and bottles and attacked a police outpost, besides vandalising two security force vehicles after lawkeepers tried to enforce the lockdown in West Bengal's Howrah district on Tuesday.
2020-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Orthopaedic consultant, detected with Covid, dies in Bengal
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) With a senior orthopaedic consultant, detected with the coronavirus infection, passing away, the death count among doctors in West Bengal detected with the disease has risen to two.
2020-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Better or close to national average in most Covid indicators: Bengal
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Under attack from various quarters for its management of the Covid 19 pandemic, the West Bengal government on Monday claimed that its performance on various indicators was better than or very close to the national average.
2020-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
227 containment zones set up in Kolkata to tackle Covid-19
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) A total of 227 containment zone to combat Covid-19 have been created in Kolkata covering stretches in northern, central and southern parts of the city, besides the fringes, a senior state official said here on Monday.
2020-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Restrictions to continue in Bengal till May 21: Mamata
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Restrictions enforced in West Bengal to fight Covid-19 will continue till May 21 with curbs on normal life varying in intensity based on the extent of spread of the viral infection in a particular area, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday.
2020-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
East Bengal sign Sehnaj, Jairu, Lobo despite financial hurdle
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) City football giants East Bengal on Monday announced the signings of Sehnaj Singh, Bikash Jairu and Cavin Lobo despite their principal investors, Quess Corp, terminating all the existing contracts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the club facing a financial crisis.
2020-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Bengal's Covid death toll rises to 20
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) The Covid-19 death toll rose to 20 in West Bengal on Sunday with a government appointed doctors' committee pronouncing the cause of death of two more persons as due to the viral infection, the state Health Department said.
2020-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Senior Bengal health official detected with corona dies
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) A senior West Bengal health official, who tested positive for the coronavirus infection earlier this month, died at a private hospital here in the wee hours of Sunday.
2020-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Active cases 423 in Bengal
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) With 40 new coronavirus cases reported over the past 24 hours in West Bengal, the total active cases in the state have shot up to 423, according to a Health Department bulletin on Saturday.
2020-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
No response to our letters till date: Central team to Bengal (Ld)
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Alleging non-cooperation by the West Bengal government, the Inter Ministerial Central Teams (IMCT) on Saturday shot off three more letters to the state Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha to know why its missives went unanswered and suggested immediate stricter enforcement of lockdown measures.
2020-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Trinamool ministers, MPs go all guns blazing against Central teams
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Saturday launched a blitz attack on the visiting Inter-Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs), as two ministers and two MPs accused the delegations of spreading political virus by speaking on the lines of the BJP and thereby disrupting the fight against the raging Covid-19 putbreak.
2020-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Central team pitches for immediate stricter implementation of lockdown in Bengal
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) An Inter-ministerial central team on a tour to northern West Bengal on Saturday suggested immediate stricter implementation of the ongoing lockdown and deployment of more field officers to avoid any further outbreak of the Covid-19 disease.
2020-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
IMCT questions Mamata govt on delay in Covid test results
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) The Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT), now stationed in Kolkata on Friday, sought clarifications from the state government on patients having to wait for a long time to receive the results of their coronavirus tests and asked for details on the tests being done in the state.
2020-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Mamata, Dhankhar in letter war amidst Covid-19 pandemic
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday engaged in a letter war as she accused him of repeatedly interfering in the administration of the ministries, and crossing the limits of constitutional dharma and elementary norms of constitutional behaviour.
2020-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics