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  • Covid shadow over Bengal civic polls as cases continue to rise January 9, 2022 12:20 am The surging Covid-19 cases in West Bengal has cast a shadow over the January 22 civic elections in the state. The West Bengal State Election Commission (WBSEC), which conducts the elections, are worried about the safety of the voters as well the poll …
  • Kolkata’s positivity rate up 23%, state’s daily cases top 6K January 2, 2022 10:00 pm Kolkata’s test-positivity rate shot up to 23.42 per cent on Sunday as the city recorded 3,194 new Covid-19 cases — the highest in West Bengal and one of the highest in the country. According to a bulletin issued by the health department, the state reported …
  • Bengal reports 6,153 new cases, 8 deaths January 2, 2022 8:42 pm Continuing with the steep hike in Covid-19 cases in West Bengal for the past one week, the state on Sunday recorded 6,153 infections with Kolkata accounting for 3,194 of them, a health department bulletin said. The state had recorded 4,512 Covid-19 cases …
  • Looking back at 2021: lessons to learn, moments to cherish December 31, 2021 8:23 am Looking back is a great art.  A breathtaking view caressing our eyes, assume lasting magnificence when remembered months later. A good-looking verse devoured in instant delight, returns one lazy afternoon, preserved like amber. Even misdemeanors, turn into …
  • Kolkata flyover in poster tweeted by Tripura Government handle triggers row December 11, 2021 6:00 pm The Opposition CPI(M) and TMC hit out at the Biplab Kumar Deb Government in Tripura on Saturday after a poster tweeted by an official handle had the photo of a flyover of Kolkata. The Opposition parties claimed that the State Government was "renting…
  • West Bengal logs 782 new cases, 5 fresh fatalities November 15, 2021 3:33 pm Kolkata recorded 216 new cases, 22 less than Sunday, followed by North 24 Parganas at 123. It has registered 140 infections on the previous day.KOLKATA: West Bengal's Covid-19 tally rose to 16,04,975 as 782 more people tested positive for the infection …
  • Bengal schools, colleges to reopen from November 16: CM October 25, 2021 5:52 pm West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said schools and colleges in the state will reopen from November 16, after a gap of around 20 months, and directed the chief secretary to facilitate the process. A school education department official …
  • DVC denies CM claim, says states have prior info on release of water October 3, 2021 12:51 am The Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) released a press statement on Saturday, denying the claim of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that the state government was not informed about the release of water from Maithon and Panchet barrages, a decision that she …
  • On Mamata Banerjee charge, DVC says flood warning given ‘well in advance’ October 2, 2021 10:35 pm Even as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) yet again on Saturday for the prevailing flood situation in the state, the corporation said water released from DVC dams was as per advice of the Damodar Valley …
  • Mamata Banerjee blames DVC for ‘man-made’ Bengal floods October 2, 2021 2:26 am Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday held the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) responsible for the current “man-made” floods in some districts of West Bengal, and claimed that it was caused by an unplanned and enhanced discharge of water from dams and …
  • Illegal arms unit busted,1 held: Kulti Police October 2, 2021 2:26 am AN ILLEGAL arms unit was busted in Paschim Bardhaman, the Kulti police said on Friday. One person has been arrested in connection with the case, police added. The police claim that arms were being traded and stored in an under-construction house in …
  • As weakened ‘Gulab’ approaches Bengal coast, more rain in store September 28, 2021 11:37 pm The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday forecast heavy thundershowers with lightning in south Bengal the following day after cyclonic storm Gulab converted into a deep depression and moved closer to the West Bengal coast. Some of the coastal …
  • Weather Alert! IMD forecasts heavy rain in Bengal September 27, 2021 3:10 am Heavy rain is likely to pound most of the districts in southern West Bengal on Tuesday owing to a low-pressure area that is developing in the Bay of Bengal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. Some of the districts in the region will …
  • No direct impact of Cyclone ‘Gulab’ in Bengal, says Met, but govt wary September 27, 2021 12:33 am The regional Met department on Sunday ruled out any significant impact of cyclonic storm Gulab in Kolkata, but added that Gangetic West Bengal, including the capital city and its adjoining areas, was likely to receive heavy rains till Wednesday while …
  • Kolkata: 3 of family among six electrocuted to death September 22, 2021 12:41 am At least six people, including two minors, died of electrocution in south Bengal on Tuesday after incessant rainfall since the early hours of Monday caused waterlogging in several areas, throwing normal life out of gear. Sources said three members of a …
  • Teacher turns village walls into blackboards September 16, 2021 8:34 pm (MENAFN - Gulf Times) In a small tribal village on the eastern tip of India, an enterprising teacher has turned walls into blackboards and roads into classrooms, trying to close the gap in learning brought on by prolonged school shutdowns in the country. …
  • Teacher closes school gap in streets of Indian village September 16, 2021 4:00 pm In a small tribal village on the eastern tip of India, an enterprising teacher has turned walls into blackboards and roads into classrooms, trying to close the gap in learning brought on by prolonged school shutdowns in the country. Deep Narayan Nayak, 34, …
  • In remote Indian village, teacher turns walls into blackboards to close learning gap September 16, 2021 4:50 am PASCHIM BARDHAMAN, India: In a small tribal village on the eastern tip of India, an enterprising teacher has turned walls into blackboards and roads into classrooms, trying to close the gap in learning brought on by prolonged school shutdowns in the …
  • In remote Indian village, teacher turns walls into blackboards to close school gap September 16, 2021 2:59 am STORY CONTINUES BELOW THESE SALTWIRE VIDEOS By Rupak De Chowdhuri PASCHIM BARDHAMAN, (INDIA), (Reuters) - In a small tribal village on the eastern tip of India, an enterprising teacher has turned walls into blackboards and roads into classrooms, trying to …
  • PM Modi releases special Rs 125 coin on ISKCON founder’s 125th birth anniversary September 2, 2021 4:56 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday released a special commemorative coin of Rs 125 to mark the 125th birth anniversary of ISKCON founder Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada via video conferencing. Prabhupada founded the International Society for …
  • Banks in West Bengal to operate full-time from Thursday September 2, 2021 1:09 am Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said banks in the state would start functioning full-time from Thursday. The usual banking hours are 10 am to 4 pm but in May banking hours were curtailed following the Covid-19 second wave. In subsequent months, …
  • West Bengal Govt thinking about Covid-19 vaccines for children: Mamata Banerjee September 2, 2021 1:09 am Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said her government was mulling over the idea of allowing children to receive Covid-19 vaccines, keeping in mind an expected third wave of the pandemic. She also assured that everyone in the state would receive …
  • West Bengal will emerge as number one destination for industry, says Mamata Banerjee September 1, 2021 6:22 pm West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday exuded confidence that the state will again emerge as the number one destination for industry and assured that the government will always be on its side. The government has already created an …
  • West Bengal creates one-window clearance system for businesses September 1, 2021 4:37 pm West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Wednesday that industry is her prime focus and she has formed an empowered board, with Banerjee as chairman, which will work as a one-window system for the industry. The Board will have all related …
  • Dhanuka group to set up Rs 1,250 crore poly film factory at Panagarh September 1, 2021 7:28 am Kolkata-based Dhanuka group announced the setting up of a Rs 1,250 crore packaging poly film factory at Panagarh Industrial Park in Paschim Bardhaman district. The project is being implemented by Dhunseri Poly Films, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dhunseri …
  • West Bengal: Toll increases to 10, but Covid cases plummet August 21, 2021 9:40 pm The daily Covid toll on Saturday slightly increased to 10 from nine on the previous day while the daily caseload dropped to 678 from 758. So far, the state has recorded 15,42,425 Covid cases and 18,356 deaths attributed to the virus, according to the state …
  • View: Transition from fossil fuels in India is a matter of politics, communities, federalism & jobs August 11, 2021 7:12 am The latest IPCC report paints a grim picture of the future if the world fails to eliminate the use of fossil fuels over the next three decades. India will be disproportionately impacted by extreme weather events. Therefore, the only question in front of us …
  • Kolkata wakes up to flooded streets, more rain expected in north August 8, 2021 10:16 pm While there is a possibility of the state experiencing more rainfall in the next 24 hours, the weather in south Bengal is likely to improve from Monday. According to the Met office, the depression over the Bay of Bengal has shifted to Bangladesh as a …
  • Kolkata: Two Bangladeshi women detained near border August 8, 2021 7:49 pm The Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday said it detained two Bangladeshi women near the Jeetpur border outpost in the early hours of Saturday while they were trying to illegally cross over to the neighbouring country. Troops of the paramilitary force’s …
  • Heavy rains again add to West Bengal’s woes August 7, 2021 1:42 am Heavy rainfall continued in several parts of West Bengal, including Kolkata, on Friday morning, adding to the state’s woes at a time several parts of districts such as Purba and Paschim Bardhaman, Birbhum, Paschim Medinipur, Hooghly, Howrah and South 24 …
  • Bengal flood situation remains critical; 3 lakh affected August 6, 2021 6:14 am Image Source : PTI/FILE Heavy rain and subsequent discharge of water from dams in the last few days have inundated large parts of Purba and Paschim Bardhaman, Paschim Medinipur, Hooghly, Howrah, South 24 Parganas, and Birbhum districts.   The flood …
  • WB flood situation remains critical; 3L affected August 6, 2021 1:13 am The flood situation in West Bengal remained critical on Thursday though there was less rainfall, a senior state government official said. The number of deaths due to the deluge remained unchanged at 23 as no fresh fatality was reported from any of the …
  • Flood fury: 3 lakh affected in Bengal, IMD alert for 23 MP districts August 5, 2021 6:59 pm Army team going to evacuate local residents during the rescue operations after the flood hits in the districts of Bengal.NEW DELHI: The flood situation in West Bengal remained critical on Thursday though there was less rainfall. In Madhya Pradesh, twelve …
  • Modi dials Mamata, assures help after her ‘man-made’ flood claim August 5, 2021 3:09 am The Trinamul Congress supremo, however, complained to Modi against the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) for causing a “man-made” flood Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, worried over the flood situation in some West Bengal districts following discharge …
  • PM Modi calls Mamata, pledges Central help to tackle floods August 5, 2021 2:55 am The Trinamul Congress supremo, however, complained to Mr Modi that the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) was to blame for causing the flood Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, worried over the flood situation in some districts of West Bengal following …
  • As West Bengal struggles to stay afloat, Met forecasts more rainfall till August 6 August 5, 2021 12:11 am At a time when several districts of West Bengal and Kolkata are reeling under extensive flooding on account of unrelenting rainfall and subsequent discharge of water from dams of the Damodar Valley Corporation, the Met department has forecast more rain for …
  • Bengal floods: Mamata writes to PM, flags role of dams in ‘man-made’ floods August 4, 2021 12:27 pm WEST BENGAL Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, after visiting flood-hit areas in the state on Wednesday, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing the floods as “man-made”. Banerjee blamed “unprecedented release of water from the Damodar Valley …
  • 15 dead, three lakh displaced; TMC blames DVC for ‘man-made flood’ August 3, 2021 11:18 pm At least 15 people have died and three lakh people have been rendered homeless in at least six districts of the state following incessant rainfall in the past few days. The government on Tuesday said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was likely to conduct an …
  • Water from Damodar Valley Corp Dams Submerge Bengal August 3, 2021 4:04 pm   NET Web Desk At least 14 people have died due to wall collapse or electrocution, and around 2.5 lakh people have been displaced in six West Bengal districts when water from Damodar Valley Corporation dams was unleashed, followed by heavy rains, …
  • Seven dead, 2.5 lakh affected as heavy rain, water discharged from dams flood Bengal August 3, 2021 3:11 am At least seven people have died and nearly 2.5 lakh have been displaced from their homes in six flood-hit districts of West Bengal, a senior state government official said on Monday. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee directed ministers to keep a tab on the …
  • West Bengal: 7 Dead, 2.5 Lakh Displaced After Water Discharged From Dams Floods 6 Districts August 3, 2021 2:43 am Water released from the Damodar Valley Corporation dams (DVC) coupled with heavy rains has left six districts in southern West Bengal inundated, leading to nearly 2.5 lakh people getting displaced from their homes. According to state government officials, …
  • Babul Supriyo slams Bengal BJP chief, Dilip Ghosh says ex-minister wants to be in news August 2, 2021 12:37 am A day after announcing on social media that he was quitting politics, former Union minister Babul Supiyo on Sunday said he has not decided his course of future action. The BJP MP from Asansol in Paschim Bardhaman district also lashed out at state BJP …
  • Heavy rain batters south Bengal, man electrocuted in Kolkata July 29, 2021 11:40 pm As heavy overnight rain caused by a low-pressure system over Bangladesh and West Bengal affected normal life in Kolkata and other south Bengal districts on Thursday, inundating low-lying areas. An elderly man got electrocuted to death in Kolkata’s …
  • Rain affects normal life in south West Bengal, heavy precipitation forecast July 29, 2021 2:41 pm The Met department has predicted heavy to very heavy rain with an extremely heavy downpour at some places in south Bengal districts till Friday. (PTI)KOLKATA: Heavy overnight rain owing to a well-marked low pressure over Bangladesh and West Bengal affected …
  • Excess deaths in West Bengal 11 times official COVID-19 tally July 25, 2021 5:59 pm The number of “excess deaths” registered by the Civil Registration System (CRS) in West Bengal ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit (from April 2020 to May 2021), was an estimated 1,20,227, which is 11.1 times the official reported figure of 10,787 deaths …
  • JNV principal, teacher among 8 arrested for child trafficking; incident sparks political slugfest July 19, 2021 5:51 pm By PTI BANKURA: The principal and a teacher of a Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) in West Bengal's Bankura district were among eight people arrested for allegedly attempting to traffic five children, police said on Monday. The incident has sparked a …
  • Job racket busted in West Bengal, 8 held July 7, 2021 6:01 am According to police, at least 3,000 people from across the state were duped of crores of rupees on the promise of government jobs. Eight people were arrested from West Bengal's Purba Bardhaman district for allegedly duping thousands of people by …
  • Paschim Bardhaman: Mob vandalises police outpost after 21-year-old dies in custody July 7, 2021 3:18 am The people of Barakar in Paschim Bardhaman district’s Asansol area vandalised a police outpost on Tuesday after a 21-year-old youth died in police custody the night before. The authorities have suspended two policemen following the death of Arman Khan. …
  • Row over TMC leader administering Covid vaccine at Asansol camp July 3, 2021 7:02 pm A Trinamool Congress leader administered COVID-19 vaccine to a woman at a vaccination camp in West Bengal’s Paschim Bardhaman district on Saturday, stirring a row. The incident happened in the Sitarampur village in Kulti. Tabassum Ara, the former deputy …
  • Landslides in Darjeeling; heavy rainfall batters West Bengal June 18, 2021 2:11 am Incessant rainfall since Wednesday in Kolkata and most parts of West Bengal led to waterlogging in several low-lying areas in the state Capital and several districts across the state, with the Met department predicting more rain over the next three days in …
  • West Bengal: Lightning Death Toll rises to 27, Weather experts say rapid temperature fluctuations causing frequent lightning June 9, 2021 12:01 am A day after lightning strikes during a thunderstorm in south Bengal were reported to have killed at least 20 people, the toll climbed to 27, officials said. Eleven deaths were recorded in Hooghly, nine in Murshidabad, four in the two Medinipur districts, …
  • Nurses in Indian villages struggle to cope with pandemic-related pressures June 8, 2021 1:26 pm Panagarh rural hospital is a major government health care facility in West Bengal state's Paschim Bardhaman district. On June 4, dozens of people were seen huddled together outside a section of the hospital to get tested for COVID-19.    "People …
  • West Bengal: Toll crosses 14,000 with 159 new deaths May 22, 2021 12:21 am The state’s Covid-19 toll jumped to 14,054 on Friday after 159 more patients succumbed to the virus. As many as 19,847 fresh cases of the infection increased the coronavirus tally to 12,29,805, the health department said in its bulletin. The state now has …
  • Transportation of oxygen from West Bengal to Kerala witnesses high octane drama May 20, 2021 9:31 pm The transportation of the Liquified Medical Oxygen (LMO) from a steel plant in Burnpur, a township in Asansol of Paschim Bardhaman district in West Bengal, to Kochi on Thursday morning marked the successful culmination of a dramatic sequence of events …
  • First since February, Mamata may attend Modi’s Covid meeting May 20, 2021 12:40 am In a first since the Assembly election was announced in February, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may attend a virtual meeting on Covid management with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday at 11 am. Officials from 54 districts and the Union Health …
  • Experts say prolonged poll campaign helped COVID cases jump in rural Bengal May 16, 2021 6:08 pm Since the announcement of elections, nearly three months ago till Saturday, West Bengal’s riverine, largely rural hinterland has seen a 48-fold jump in active COVID-19 cases, with medical experts attributing it to the unprotected poll rallies. Most medical …
  • Mukul Roy tests positive: 5 docs die of Covid as state logs highest single-day toll at 144 May 15, 2021 11:52 pm As many as five doctors died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours in Bengal, even as the state logged 144 deaths, the highest so far in a single day, pushing the toll to 13,137. The deceased doctors are pathologist Dr Subir Kumar Dutta (90), Dr Utpal Sengupta …
  • PMO summons officials of nine Bengal dists to Covid meet, TMC hits out May 12, 2021 11:46 pm The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Wednesday lashed out at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) for allegedly bypassing the West Bengal government and convening a virtual meeting on the Covid-19 situation with officials from nine districts. According to sources …
  • Covid: At 134, Bengal logs highest 1-day toll May 11, 2021 12:48 am West Bengal recorded 134 Covid-19 deaths on Monday, its highest single-day toll since the pandemic broke out. Even as the state reported 19,445 fresh infections over the last 24 hours, the number of active cases dropped further to 1,26,663. The record …
  • Bengal post-poll violence continues May 7, 2021 8:36 pm Five days after the results of the West Bengal Assembly polls were declared, post-poll violence in the State continued on Friday, with supporters of both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) bearing the brunt of the violence.   …
  • Mamata Banerjee effects landslide on a wheelchair - Defectors, boisterous campaign boomerang on BJP as poor stand by Didi May 2, 2021 10:41 pm Mamata Banerjee-led All India Trinamool Congress has retained West Bengal, delivering a blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party which had made wresting the state its main target in this round of assembly elections. Trinamool won 215 seats and decimated the Left …
  • Mamata stops BJP’s juggernaut, will be West Bengal’s Chief Minister for a third time May 2, 2021 5:14 pm Trinamool Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee led her party to one of its biggest political victories in the past three decades by single-handedly stopping the BJP juggernaut in Bengal, paving the way for her return as Chief Minister for a third …
  • West Bengal Assembly poll: Trends indicate Trinamool win, Mamata likely to be CM for third time May 2, 2021 7:52 am The BJP is placed at a distant second and the Samyukta Morcha, an alliance of the Left Front and Congress, has failed to make a dent. The initial trends of counting for the West Bengal Assembly election indicate that the Trinamool Congress is likely to …
  • Ruckus erupts at Asansol’s vaccination centre April 28, 2021 7:38 pm Apr 28, 2021, 10:28PM ISTSource: ANIThe vaccination drive against the COVID-19 virus is underway across country. Ruckus erupted at one of the vaccination centres in West Bengal’s Asansol on April 28. People were anguished due to delay in inoculation of …
  • Amid Covid fear in West Bengal, a dip in polling April 26, 2021 11:58 pm The seventh phase of the ongoing Assembly polls for 34 constituencies recorded the lowest till 5 pm voter turnout at 75.06 per cent on Monday as the state continued to post more than 15,000 daily coronavirus cases. The Covid impact on voters was more …
  • Bengal Elections: Polling During Seventh Phase Largely Peaceful, 75.06 % Turnout Till 5 PM, Says EC April 26, 2021 11:28 pm The seventh phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections concluded at 6.30 pm on Monday with 75.06 per cent of voters casting their ballots as of 5 pm. Polling was by and large peaceful, an Election Commission official said. Security was tight in view of …
  • West Bengal Assembly polls | Peaceful polling in seventh phase, Kolkata records low polling April 26, 2021 5:31 pm Polling for 34 Assembly seats across five districts in the seventh and penultimate phase of elections in West Bengal on Monday was peaceful. The polling percentage till 5 p.m. — one hour before closure — was 75.06% and the four seats in Kolkata South …
  • BJP's success in every phase of West Bengal polls made Mamata frustrated: Nadda April 26, 2021 12:32 pm n this election, Mamata Ji tried to create false narratives. But I salute the electorate of Bengal who rejected these narratives and gave their support and blessings to BJP: JP Nadda, BJP presidentKOLKATA: Bharatiya Janata Party president JP Nadda said …
  • Seventh phase of polling begins in West Bengal April 26, 2021 10:34 am By Chennaivision in National News, News April 26, 2021 Polling began at 7 am today for 34 seats in the seventh phase of the assembly elections in West Bengal, amid tight security and a rampaging second wave of COVID-19. Over 81 lakh voters will decide the …
  • West Bengal elections: Stray violence marks first half of seventh phase, voter turnout 37% till 11 am April 26, 2021 8:41 am KOLKATA: Stray incidents of violence were reported Monday from some areas where voting is underway for the seventh phase of the assembly elections in West Bengal, though the overall polling process has been peaceful with 37.02 per cent turnout till 11 am, …
  • West Bengal Assembly elections, Phase 7: Voting begins for 34 seats April 26, 2021 3:44 am Apr 26, 2021, 08:15AM ISTSource: Times NowVoting began for Phase 7 of West Bengal Assembly elections on Monday at 7 am for 34 constituencies. In the 7th phase, voting will be held at 12,068 polling stations spread over nine assembly constituencies each in …
  • Bengal elections phase 7 voting for 34 seats today, 284 candidates in fray April 26, 2021 3:31 am Image Source : PTI Polling officials with their Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and other election materials on the eve of 7th phase of the West Bengal Assembly polls, in Kolkata. Over 86 lakh voters in West Bengal will decide the political fate of 284 …
  • Bengal elections: 34 constituencies to go to polls in 7th phase April 25, 2021 9:55 pm Polling officials with their Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and other election materials on the eve of 7th phase of the West Bengal Assembly polls, in Kolkata, Sunday, April 25, 2021. (PTI) Kolkata, April 25 (PTI): Over 86 lakh voters in West Bengal will …
  • EC issues 111 notices, files 75 cases against parties April 25, 2021 9:18 pm As the fourth election candidate died in West Bengal due to Covid-19 on Sunday and questions hang heavy about the role of election campaigns in the spread of the pandemic in West Bengal, the Election Commission of India has finally cranked up pressure on …
  • People interested in 'COVID ki baat', and not 'Mann ki baat', says Mamata Banerjee April 25, 2021 3:06 pm Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday claimed that people are no longer interested in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Maan ki baat' programme, they, instead, want to hear 'COVID ki baat'(COVID- related talks) as the pandemic …
  • Babul Supriyo, wife test positive for COVID-19 April 25, 2021 2:08 pm Image Source : PTI Babul Supriyo, wife test positive for COVID-19  Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Sunday informed that he and his wife Rachna Sharma tested positive for COVID-19. The BJP leader has tested positive for the second time. Taking it to Twitter …
  • West Bengal polls | 34 Assemblies across five districts go to polls in West Bengal on April 26 April 24, 2021 6:37 pm About 280 candidates are in the fray and the total number of polling booths is about 9,000 Elections to the seventh and penultimate phase in West Bengal will be held across 34 Assembly segments across four districts of the State including Kolkata on April …
  • Centre’s negligence has led to COVID-19 crisis, says Mamata April 23, 2021 11:15 am West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday addressed a public meeting virtually in Paschim Bardhaman and said that it was because of the “negligence of the Centre” that the COVID-19 situation in the country had assumed alarming proportions. She …
  • 43 seats of Bengal to vote in sixth phase today April 22, 2021 4:50 am The Matua factor centred around the promise of citizenship, closure of jute mills, rising unemployment and agrarian distress are some of the crucial factors likely to impact the sixth phase of polling in Bengal on Thursday that will see voters in 43 …
  • Campaigns in West Bengal continue despite surge in COVID cases April 19, 2021 8:24 pm CM Mamata Banerjee, Union Home Minister Amit Shah hold public rallies; Modi to canvas this week West Bengal on Monday registered a record 8,426 new cases of COVID-19 and 38 deaths in the past 24 hours even as the political campaign by the BJP and Trinamool …
  • Bengal Covid patient count tops 32,000 after another record jump April 15, 2021 4:43 am West Bengal on Wednesday recorded the highest single-day increase in Covid cases as 5,892 infections pushed up the active caseload past 30,000 to 32,621. The toll rose to 10,458 as 24 patients died in a day, according to the state health bulletin in which …
  • Bengal records 4,511 new COVID cases, highest one-day spike since pandemic began April 12, 2021 10:44 pm By PTI KOLKATA: West Bengal on Monday registered 4,511 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike since the pandemic started last year, pushing the state's tally to 6,19,407, the state health department said in a bulletin. Kolkata also set a …
  • Mamata gets EC notice for appeal to minorities not to split their votes April 8, 2021 5:05 pm The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday issued a notice to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) with her appeal last week to minority voters not to divide their votes between different …
  • In Bengal polls, CPI(M) bats for young candidates March 29, 2021 3:46 pm Pritha Tah was 19 years old when her father Pradip Tah, a former MLA of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), was killed allegedly by Trinamool Congress activists in 2012. At 28, Pritha, a leader of the Students Federation of India, is contesting the …
  • Polling begins under high security arrangements on Saturday March 27, 2021 1:41 am About 73 lakh voters that includes 37.5 lakh male, and 36.2 lakh female electorates will decide fate of 191 candidates. Amidst unprecedented security arrangements 30 Assembly seats across five districts of West Bengal will go to polls in the first phase of …
  • Nandigram ‘attack’: CM Mamata appeals for peace; BJP demands CBI probe, says ‘drama’ won’t yield results March 11, 2021 8:40 pm Appealing to her party workers and supporters to maintain peace, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was injured after being allegedly pushed by some unknown miscreants in Nandigram, said Thursday that she would resume work possibly in two to …
  • BJP workers protest in Kolkata against removal of Shubhankar Majumdar from party post February 14, 2021 7:19 pm KOLKATA: A group of BJP workers on Sunday demonstrated in front of a party office here, protesting against the removal of a leader from its local committee in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district. They staged the protest in Hastings area in the …
  • Kolkata cattle smuggling ring: CBI files chargesheet against seven, including BSF official February 10, 2021 9:32 am The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a chargesheet against seven people in a transborder cattle smuggling case, including suspected kingpin Enamul Haque and BSF commandant Satish Kumar, in a special court in Asansol in Paschim …
  • Mamata slams BJP: You have insulted the icons of Bengal January 26, 2021 11:11 am Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday lashed out at the BJP, accusing it of insulting Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose by raising “Jai Shri Ram” slogans at an event held at Victoria Memorial here on two days ago to mark the iconic freedom fighter’s 124th …
  • TMC protests ‘insult’ to Mamata, BJP accuses her of ‘appeasing’ minorities January 25, 2021 7:33 am The war of words between the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the BJP continued on Sunday over Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s refusal to speak at an event organised at the Victoria Memorial on Saturday to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas …
  • Violence erupts as two factions of BJP clash in Purba Bardhaman, party office attacked January 21, 2021 9:00 pm Violence erupted as two factions of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clashed in Purba Bardhaman district on Thursday when a group of supporters attacked the party office and also set vehicles on fire. Such clashes have in the recent past been happening …
  • Miffed TMC MP Satabdi Roy named state unit vice-president January 17, 2021 11:28 am Three time TMC MP Satabdi Roy, who has called a truce with the party after a brief rebellion that triggered speculations of her crossing over to the BJP, was on Sunday appointed vice-president of the West Bengal unit of the ruling Trinamool Congress. …
  • Zero hearings in 4 years but Rs 40 crore spent: TMC govt’s grievance redressal panel comes a cropper January 8, 2021 5:55 am A commission set up by the Mamata Banerjee government to address grievances related to public services did not conduct a single hearing between 2015, when it was set up, and 2019, a Right to Information (RTI) activist has found. Two years after coming to …
  • BJP: Our worker’s father killed, 3 men injured in TMC attacks January 4, 2021 11:43 pm The BJP has alleged that the father of one of its workers was killed and three were injured in attacks by the TMC across the state since Saturday. The ruling party has dismissed the allegations. On Saturday, a BJP worker’s father died in Patashpur in Purba …
  • West Bengal: Covid recovery rate nears 95% December 20, 2020 11:15 pm According to the state bulletin,1,978 people tested positive in 24 hours, and 40 persons died. The toll rose to 9,360. (Representational)The recovery rate inched towards 95 per cent as the discharge of 2,627 patients pushed up the figure to 94.95 per cent. …
  • Ahead of Amit Shah meeting: Two more MLAs quit, TMC claims ‘deserters’ are no loss December 18, 2020 11:55 pm Police officers take stock of security preparations for Amit Shah’s rally at Midnapore College Ground, Friday. (Express photo by Partha Paul)Two MLAs of the Trinamool Congress, the leader of its minority cell, and general secretary of a district unit quit …
  • Bengal: Suvendu quits TMC, many likely to follow him to BJP; rebels flag anger with Kishor December 18, 2020 12:32 am Several rebel TMC MLAs and leaders will join the BJP along with Suvendu at a public meeting presided over by Home Minister Amit Shah in Medinipur over the weekend, sources said. The rest are likely to wait and watch for now.West Bengal’s former transport …
  • Bankura reports first Covid-19 death: Recovery upswing continues, but Bengal CM wary about Paschim Bardhaman August 26, 2020 3:49 am “Almost 5.9 per cent of the district has been highly affected by Covid-19. The death rate is decreasing but we have to still bring it down,” Banerjee said. (File)Four the second straight day and fourth time this month, West Bengal reported more recoveries …
  • Bengal Covid toll up to 580: Medinipur, Bardhaman bring down active cases June 24, 2020 8:46 am Overall, authorities have tested 4,20,277 samples. According to the bulletin, the test positivity rate now is 3.5%.(Express Photo Shashi Ghosh) The Covid-19 active caseload in West Bengal on Tuesday dropped below 5,000 for the first time since June 10 even …
  • Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee declares West Bardhaman as 23rd district April 7, 2017 1:31 pm By: PTI | Asansol | Published:April 7, 2017 5:35 pm West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (File Photo) A new West Bardhaman district was craved out of Bardhaman district by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today making it the 23rd district …