All 22 districts in Bengal to have nodal COVID-19 hospital: Mamata Banerjee
She also said an insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh will be extended to those who have been aiding the government in the fight against COVID-19, including healthcare professionals, sanitation workers and police personnel. Earlier, the government had sanctioned an insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh for people working in the healthcare sector.
PM calls up West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, praises govt's role in fighting Covid-19
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up West Bengal Chief...
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.
Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi for ban on all incoming flights to West Bengal to check coronavirus
Banerjee's letter requests Modi govt to issue "necessary instructions to stop all flights coming to West Bengal with immediate effect", so that the source of the infection is effectively contained and "lockdown in the state is implemented in true letter and spirit". A day earlier, the her govt had suspended interstate bus services till March 31.
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.
1,000 people arrive at Howrah from Mumbai by special train, screened at station in view of coronavirus
On Saturday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her anguish at thousands of passengers being brought to West Bengal from Maharashtra and other states by the Railways amid the Novel Coronavirus outbreak and called for an immediate halt of interstate trains.
Scale up COVID-19 testing, involve private sector & stop flights immediately: CMs to PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday interacted with Chief Ministers of all states via video conferencing to discuss measures to combat COVID-19 and told them that the next 3-4 weeks were crucial in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Second coronavirus positive case in Bengal, Mamata wants immediate ban on international flights
The 22-year-old resident of Kolkata who is pursing higher studies in the UK had returned on March 13 and was admitted to the Beliaghata ID Hospital here on Thursday with COVID-19 symptoms, health officials said. The officials are now trying to ascertain the number of people who had come in contact with him.
Delhi violence state-sponsored genocide: Mamata Banerjee
Addressing a TMC event, Banerjee also condemned those who raised the controversial "goli maro..." slogan while heading to Home Minister Amit Shah's rally in the city on Sunday. "I am deeply pained by the killing of innocent people in Delhi. I think it was genocide... the violence in Delhi was state-sponsored," she said.
All Bangladeshis living in Bengal are Indian citizens: Mamata Banerjee
"Those who have come from Bangladesh are citizens of India... They have got citizenship. You don't need to apply for citizenship again. You have been casting your votes in elections, electing PM and CM, Assembly, Zila Parishad... Now they are saying that you are not citizens. You all are bonafide citizens of this country," she told
TMC launches new mass outreach campaign 'Banglar Gorbo Mamata'
Over one lakh Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers would fan out across the state as part of the campaign and make people understand how Banerjee is key for the development and growth of West Bengal and preserving its communal harmony, sources in the party said.
TMC creates fund for victims of violence; calls Delhi violence "planned genocide"
Addressing a press briefing, O'Brien termed the Delhi violence "genocide" and said that the party wanted the issue to be discussed in Parliament and also demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into it.
Mamata Banerjee urged Centre to work together with opposition parties to revive the economy
Every body should work together to improve the economic condition. If needed Prime Minister Narendra Modi should speak to the opposition parties, the TMC supremo said at a post budget press conference.
CM Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi over reduction of central funds to Bengal
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the reduction of central funds to the stat...
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