Bengal BJP divided on strategy for 2021 state polls
After the BJP's defeat in the Delhi Assembly elections, poll managers of its West Bengal unit are divided whether to push its aggressive strategy on the CAA-NRC or mellow it down and lace it with alternate policies of governance.
Madhya Pradesh and Bengal finally get cracking on participants
Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal have begun tracking participants of the Nizamud...
Bengal civic polls: BJP meets SEC, demands ample time for campaigning
A BJP delegation Thursday met the West Bengal state election commission...
Elderly man tests positive for coronavirus in West Bengal
The 66-year-old from Nayabad in Kolkata had no history of travelling abroad or outside the state. He had recently attended a wedding in Midnapore and might have come in contact with a person infected with the virus, health officials said.
Despite Lockdown, crowd gathers at temples in Bengal for Ram Navami
Defying the ongoing lockdown, people gathered in strength before Ram temples to offer prayers on Ram Navami while congestion in several larg...
Elderly coronavirus stricken man dies in Bengal
The deceased was aged 57 years and was a resident of Dumdum in the North 24 Parganas district. He died at a private hospital. He was in the hospital since February 16 and was on ventilator support.
First positive case of Coronavirus reported in West Bengal
The first confirmed novel coronavirus case was detected in West Bengal on Tuesday, as a youth who returned from the UK recently tested posit...
West Bengal reports first positive case of coronavirus
He started showing symptoms of covid-19 since morning, following which he was admitted to the isolation ward of the Beliaghata ID hospital here, they said.
From squats to frog jumps, police punish lockdown violators in Bengal
While more than 1,800 people were arrested only in Kolkata since Monday evening, many were let off with warnings and a few got whacked with batons. In some areas, police also made the violators do squats and frog jump on the roads.
Covid-19: Pay-and-use quarantine units at 31 hotels in Bengal
Amid the spurt in Covid-19 cases, a total of 31 hotels in the city and nearby Rajarhat and New Town areas have agreed to offer pay-and use rooms to people who have been asked to live in isolation for 14 days.
Bengal FM against GST hike for mobiles
In the letter, Mitra said that the proposal should not be considered in the GST Council meeting on Saturday. "May I urge you not to make any changes in the rate structure in these perilous economic times, particularly keeping in mind the interest of the common people," the state finance minister said.
Entire West Bengal brought under lockdown till March 31
"After assessing the situation, it has been decided that the ongoing lockdown will be extended to the entire state from 5 pm today," Banerjee told a press conference. The lockdown in Kolkata and several urban agglomerations had begun on Monday and was scheduled to continue till March 27 midnight.
COVID-19: Man with no foreign-travel history tests positive in West Bengal
The resident of Dumdum in North 24 Parganas district was admitted to a private hospital on Monday with fever and dry cough.His symptoms intensified since Thursday, according to the official.
225 people with link to Tablighi Jamaat meet placed under quarantine in Bengal: Official
So far, around 400 COVID-19 positive cases and about 12 deaths across the country were found to have links with the last month's event in the national capital.
Coronavirus: West Bengal mulling release of life convicts on parole
The West Bengal jail department is mulling releasing life convicts on parole in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
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