COVID-19: Park Circus CAA protest in Kolkata scaled down; batch of 7 to continue sit-in
The sit-in demonstration on the lines of Shaheen Bagh in Delhi began at Park Circus Maidan on January 7 with 60 women protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. "We were requested by the government to stop the gathering of protesters as a sit-in on a rotational basis. This has been allowed by the government," said Asmat Jamil, one of the organisers of Park Circus sit-in.
Kolkata: Clash breaks out between inmates, officials at Dum Dum Jail over corona restrictions
A clash broke out between the prisoners and off...
Covid-19 measures: Bengal government asks civic bodies to conduct door-to-door survey
According to an official in the health department, memb...
Congress, CPI(M) stage rallies in Kolkata against Amit Shah visit
As Amit Shah arrived in the city in the morning, hundreds of Left and Congress protesters, carrying black flags and anti-CAA posters, demonstrated outside the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport and raised 'go back' slogans.
Amit Shah to visit Kolkata tomorrow to 'clear confusion' on CAA
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be on a day-long visit to Kolkata where he is scheduled to address the rally at the Shaheed Minar Ground and also inaugurate a new building of the National Security Guards (NSG) at Rajarhat and hold closed-door meetings with state BJP leadership along with Nadda.
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.
COVID-19: Shah Rukh Khan announces series of initiatives to help citizens
The actor has taken the help of his companies -- Kolkata Knight Riders, Red Chillies Entertainment, Meer Foundation and Red Chillies VFX -- to provide support to the governments.
Covid-19: Kolkata hotels asked to keep isolation rooms for guests
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Hotel & Restaurant Association of Eastern India has asked hotels of all categories in Kolkata to keep isolation rooms for guests irrespective of whether they are coming from abroad or within the country.
Two passengers put in isolation for suspected coronavirus at Kolkata airport
Passengers of flights coming to Kolkata from Kunming and Guangzhou in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok were being screened since January 17. At present, passengers arriving from Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok are being screened as no flights are operating to and from China.
Congress, CPI(M) students' wings 'purify' ground where Amit Shah held Kolkata rally
The Students Federation of India (SFI) and the Chhatra Parishad, students' wings of the Left party and the Congress respectively, washed the base of the Shahid Minar (Martyrs' Tower) with water and vowed not to allow communal forces disturb the harmony of the state.
Frontline medics fume over protective gear
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the fore that all is not well with the country’s medical staff. A dozen doctors in five states have contacted the highly contagious virus — mainly due to lack of masks, gloves and personal protection equipment (PPE) — and there are many resident doctors and interns who feel they are “sitting ducks”.
Mumbai, Kolkata see highest women, child trafficking cases: NCRB study
Mumbai, followed by Delhi, was among the most populated metros with a population of 18,394,912 and 16,349,831 respectively. Kolkata had 14,035,959, as per the 2011 Census. According to the NCRB study, the common causes of trafficking were forced marriages, child labour, domestic help and sexual exploitation, among others.
Give Modi govt five years and we will make the state 'Sonar Bangal': Amit Shah in Kolkata
Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Kolkata: Give Modi government five years and we will make the state 'Sonar Bangal'. Join the 'Aar Noi Anyai...
Anti-CAA protesters, BJP supporters clash at Kolkata book fair
A scuffle broke out between anti-CAA protesters and BJP supporters on Saturday, after a senior saffron party leader visited a stall at the Kolkata book fair here.
Number of coronavirus cases 724 in India, death toll 17: Health Ministry
The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 17 in the country on Friday and the number of coronavirus cases climbed to 724, according to the Health Ministry.
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