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Tamil Nadu, Bengal showcase rejected tableau at state functions

Chief ministers of both states have lodged a strong protest with Prime Minister Narendra Modi against the rejection by a Defence ministry committee.
Kolkata, India - January 26, 2022: Netaji tableau (in the view of 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose) of West Bengal Government, which was rejected by Central Government for the parade at Rajpath in Delhi this year, during 73rd Republic Day event at Red Road in Kolkata, West Bengal, India on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times) (Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Kolkata, India - January 26, 2022: Netaji tableau (in the view of 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose) of West Bengal Government, which was rejected by Central Government for the parade at Rajpath in Delhi this year, during 73rd Republic Day event at Red Road in Kolkata, West Bengal, India on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times) (Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:47 AM IST
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West Bengal logs over 1,000 daily Covid-19 cases after nearly six months

Kolkata registered 540 of the 1,089 new cases as the state's tally rose to 16,32,906, a health bulletin said.
A health worker collects swab samples of a woman for Covid testing.
A health worker collects swab samples of a woman for Covid testing.
Published on Jan 25, 2022 07:53 AM IST
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Bengali actor Bonny Sengupta quits BJP, says party failed to keep promises

Bonny Sengupta had been maintaining distance from the party after it failed to come to power in the state, despite a high-pitched campaign.
The West Bengal BJP unit made light of Bonny Sengupta's departure, asserting that it would hardly impact the party. (HT PHOTO.)
The West Bengal BJP unit made light of Bonny Sengupta's departure, asserting that it would hardly impact the party. (HT PHOTO.)
Published on Jan 24, 2022 07:56 PM IST
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Row, clashes mark Netaji’s birth celebrations in West Bengal

Gunshots were allegedly fired during a scuffle between Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party workers at an event at Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district.
Workers decorating Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's ancestral house for his birth anniversary celebrations, in Kolkata on Wednesday. (Agencies)
Workers decorating Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's ancestral house for his birth anniversary celebrations, in Kolkata on Wednesday. (Agencies)
Updated on Jan 24, 2022 06:57 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, West Bengal

Bengal sees dip in Covid tally with 9,154 fresh infections, logs 35 deaths

  • The death toll rose to 20,265 as 35 more patients succumbed to the infection. Meanwhile, the number of active cases dipped by 9,993 to 1,34,816, the health bulletin said.
West Bengal has thus far tested over 2.26 crore samples for Covid-19, including 72,738 in the last 24 hours, the health bulletin data said.
West Bengal has thus far tested over 2.26 crore samples for Covid-19, including 72,738 in the last 24 hours, the health bulletin data said.
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 10:36 PM IST
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Centre lists districts vulnerable to climate crisis in 1st weather hazard atlas

The atlas, the first of its kind, will aid in disaster preparedness as extreme weather events rise in the wake of the climate crisis, scientists said.
The Sunderbans in West Bengal is among areas most vulnerable to the highest storm surge, according to the Climate Hazards and Vulnerability Atlas of India released by the ministry of earth sciences.
The Sunderbans in West Bengal is among areas most vulnerable to the highest storm surge, according to the Climate Hazards and Vulnerability Atlas of India released by the ministry of earth sciences.
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 04:46 AM IST
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ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

SC asks Bengal Speaker to decide on Mukul Roy’s disqualification in 2 weeks

The Speaker represented by senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi submitted an affidavit indicating steps taken pursuant to the Court’s November 22 order where the Court took serious exception to the delay in deciding the petition against Roy.
The petition against Mukul Roy was filed by leader of opposition Suvendu Adhikari in June 2021 within days after Roy left the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and returned to the Trinamool Congress, which he had left in 2017. (PTI FILE PHOTO.)
The petition against Mukul Roy was filed by leader of opposition Suvendu Adhikari in June 2021 within days after Roy left the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and returned to the Trinamool Congress, which he had left in 2017. (PTI FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 06:17 AM IST
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ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

Bengal's daily Covid tally down by over 3,500 in 24 hours, Kolkata's drops too

  • The West Bengal government has extended Covid-19 restrictions in the state till January 31, but has offered some relaxations too that include increasing the upper limit of attendees at marriage functions to 200 from 50.
As many as 9,132 new Covid-19 recoveries were recorded in West Bengal on Saturday as opposed to Friday's 8,687,(PTI)
As many as 9,132 new Covid-19 recoveries were recorded in West Bengal on Saturday as opposed to Friday's 8,687,(PTI)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 11:12 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

News updates from HT: Normal train ops resume at Bengal train accident site

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
At least nine persons were killed and 36 others left injured following the derailment of 12 coaches of Bikaner-Guwahati Express in West Bengal on Thursday (January 13).(ANI)
At least nine persons were killed and 36 others left injured following the derailment of 12 coaches of Bikaner-Guwahati Express in West Bengal on Thursday (January 13).(ANI)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 08:59 PM IST
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Normal train operations resume at West Bengal train accident site after two days

  • At least 12 coaches of the Guwahati-bound train, which originated in Bikaner, derailed in the Alipurduar section in West Bengal at 5pm on Thursday (January 13). At least nine people were killed while 36 others left injured due to the accident.
The Bikaner-Guwahati Express originated from Bikaner in Rajasthan and was heading to Guwahati in Assam via Patna.(PTI)
The Bikaner-Guwahati Express originated from Bikaner in Rajasthan and was heading to Guwahati in Assam via Patna.(PTI)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 07:31 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bengal extends Covid curbs till Jan 31, allows marriage events with 200 people

  • The latest announcement comes as West Bengal on Friday reported a slight drop in the single-day Covid-19 case count with 22,645 fresh infections, down from Thursday's 23,467.
The night curfew in West Bengal between 10pm and 5am. issued earlier, remains in place.(File Photo / PTI)
The night curfew in West Bengal between 10pm and 5am. issued earlier, remains in place.(File Photo / PTI)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 05:30 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bengal's single-day Covid tally dips with 22,645 cases, Kolkata's rises slightly

  • New recoveries in 24 hours saw a spike as 8,687 patients recuperated from Covid-19 on Friday, which is 548 more than Thursday's 8,139.
West Bengal continues to hold the second spot in India's active case count with as many as 1,45,483 infections, only behind Maharashtra. (File photo)
West Bengal continues to hold the second spot in India's active case count with as many as 1,45,483 infections, only behind Maharashtra. (File photo)
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 10:25 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

West Bengal logs over 23,000 Covid-19 cases, Kolkata's daily tally dips slightly

  • Fresh fatalities in West Bengal continued to maintain its upward swing after 26 people succumbed to Covid-19 on Thursday. On Wednesday and Tuesday, a total of 23 and 19 people died of the disease, respectively.
A health worker conducts Covid-19 testing as pilgrims arrive at Sagar Island in West Bengal on Wednesday. (PTI/File)
A health worker conducts Covid-19 testing as pilgrims arrive at Sagar Island in West Bengal on Wednesday. (PTI/File)
Published on Jan 13, 2022 10:38 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bikaner-Guwahati Express derails: PM Modi speaks to rail minister | Updates

Bikaner-Guwahati Express derails: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted that the situation is being monitored by the state headquarters.
Guwahati-Bikaner Express got derailed near Domohani in West Bengal on Thursday evening
Guwahati-Bikaner Express got derailed near Domohani in West Bengal on Thursday evening
Published on Jan 13, 2022 05:56 PM IST
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Covid-19: Kolkata sees slight dip in infections with 6,565 fresh cases; six die

As many as 19 people succumbed to the Covid-19 infection taking the death toll to 19,936. The state now has 1,02,236 active cases as 13,042 were added to the previous day's count.
Bengal's overall active cases breached the 1-lakh mark during the day with 21,098 more people testing positive for the infection.(REUTERS / Representational Image)
Bengal's overall active cases breached the 1-lakh mark during the day with 21,098 more people testing positive for the infection.(REUTERS / Representational Image)
Published on Jan 11, 2022 09:05 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Kolkata

Bengal sees drop in daily Covid cases, Kolkata has highest active caseload

  • West Bengal reported 19,286 new Covid-19 cases with 5,556 in Kolkata alone. The active caseload in the state, however, increased to 89,194.
As many as 71,664 tests were done on Sunday, while the count was 51,675 on Monday.(PTI)
As many as 71,664 tests were done on Sunday, while the count was 51,675 on Monday.(PTI)
Published on Jan 10, 2022 10:56 PM IST
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Mamata to hold virtual meeting with Modi today over Bengal Covid crisis

  • West Bengal government on Thursday mandated RT-PCR test for interstate movement. Meanwhile, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that the next two weeks are important and more Covid-19 restrictions may be imposed depending on the situation in the state.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee informed on Thursday that she will be meeting PM Narendra Modi virtually on Friday, January 7, 2022.(ANI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee informed on Thursday that she will be meeting PM Narendra Modi virtually on Friday, January 7, 2022.(ANI)
Published on Jan 07, 2022 08:52 AM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bengal CM ‘very offended’ as her brother roams around despite wife Covid +ve

  • West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee cautioned that she may opt for further restrictions if the Covid-19 cases continue to increase.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee speaks during a press conference in Kolkata.(PTI)
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee speaks during a press conference in Kolkata.(PTI)
Published on Jan 06, 2022 08:10 PM IST
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Flights from Mumbai, Delhi can reach Bengal thrice a week from today

  • Following the initial announcement on Sunday, the West Bengal government allowed flights from Delhi and Mumbai to land in the state twice a week. However, the decision was reviewed and in a fresh letter on Tuesday, it was announced that the restrictions have been changed to thrice a week.
The restrictions on flights from Delhi and Mumbai come after the West Bengal government last week announced a ban on all international flights coming to Kolkata from the United Kingdom.(HT File Photo)
The restrictions on flights from Delhi and Mumbai come after the West Bengal government last week announced a ban on all international flights coming to Kolkata from the United Kingdom.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 05, 2022 03:00 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

West Bengal imposes fresh Covid-19 restrictions, read deets inside

The West Bengal government on Sunday decided to shut down schools and other educational institutes, spas, salons, beauty parlours, zoos, and entertainment parks from January 3, in view of rising Covid-19 cases. They also announced that flights to Kolkata from New Delhi and Mumbai will be allowed to operate only twice a week, with effect from January 5.(ANI) 12
The West Bengal government on Sunday decided to shut down schools and other educational institutes, spas, salons, beauty parlours, zoos, and entertainment parks from January 3, in view of rising Covid-19 cases. They also announced that flights to Kolkata from New Delhi and Mumbai will be allowed to operate only twice a week, with effect from January 5.(ANI)
Published on Jan 03, 2022 11:13 AM IST
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West Bengal shuts schools, colleges; offices allowed with 50% workforce

The West Bengal government brought back stricter COVID-related restrictions amid a steep rise in cases, shutting all educational institutions from Monday and allowing offices to operate with 50 per cent workforce.
COVID curbs: Bengal shuts schools, colleges; offices allowed with 50% workforce
COVID curbs: Bengal shuts schools, colleges; offices allowed with 50% workforce
Published on Jan 02, 2022 05:30 PM IST
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News updates from HT: WB to operate flights twice weekly to Delhi, Mumbai

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The last flight from London's Heathrow airport to Kolkata's Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport lands on Sunday, i.e. January 2, after which the service will remain suspended.(Vijayanand Gupta/ HT Photo)
The last flight from London's Heathrow airport to Kolkata's Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport lands on Sunday, i.e. January 2, after which the service will remain suspended.(Vijayanand Gupta/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2022 04:59 PM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

West Bengal likely to impose curbs as Covid positivity rate jumps to 12%

The state on Saturday reported 4,512 fresh Covid-19 cases, with Kolkata accounting for 2,398 fresh infections, a health bulletin said.
A Covid-19 vaccine is being inoculated to a beneficiary during a special vaccination drive, in Kolkata on December 7, 2021. (ANI)
A Covid-19 vaccine is being inoculated to a beneficiary during a special vaccination drive, in Kolkata on December 7, 2021. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 02, 2022 04:51 AM IST
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Cong appoints in-charge for West Bengal

The development comes at a time when the Congress is on the backfoot in West Bengal and its relations with the ruling All IndaTrinamool Congress are strained.
Chellakumar is already the party’s in-charge for Odisha
Chellakumar is already the party’s in-charge for Odisha
Published on Dec 31, 2021 10:53 PM IST
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Appointment of VCs in 24 Bengal universities illegal: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

State transport minister and mayor of Kolkata Firhad Hakim attacked Dhankhar, saying he was acting beyond his jurisdiction.
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar’s tweet comes a week after the West Bengal education minister Bratya Basu had suggested that the chief minister should be made the interim chancellor of state-run universities. (Archive)
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar’s tweet comes a week after the West Bengal education minister Bratya Basu had suggested that the chief minister should be made the interim chancellor of state-run universities. (Archive)
Published on Dec 30, 2021 11:56 PM IST
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Mamata mulls shutting schools, colleges as Covid-19 cases rise in Bengal

  • West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee held an administrative meeting wherein she asked officials to review the current pandemic situation in the state and also begin identifying containment zones in Kolkata given the high rate of infection in the city.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee held an administrative meeting on Wednesday, December 29, 2021.(PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee held an administrative meeting on Wednesday, December 29, 2021.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 29, 2021 03:34 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

29 students of West Bengal school test positive for Covid-19

  • The infected students have, so far, shown symptoms like cough and cold. The health authorities are now testing other students of the school for the viral disease.
The infected students are from classes 9 and 10 of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Kalyani.(HT File)
The infected students are from classes 9 and 10 of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Kalyani.(HT File)
Published on Dec 22, 2021 07:29 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Kolkata municipal elections: Crude bombs hurled, 72 arrested in city

At least 63 per cent of the nearly 40.5 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 5 pm on Sunday, when voting ended, the SEC said.
Police personnel detain a false voter during the Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections on Sunday. (ANI)
Police personnel detain a false voter during the Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 20, 2021 02:33 AM IST
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Security beefed up in Kolkata ahead of civic body polls on Sunday

The state election commission (SEC) has installed security cameras inside all polling booths, counting centres and facilities to be used for storing around 6,500 electronic voting machines (EVMs) following an order of the Calcutta high court passed on December 16. The petition was filed by the BJP.
Police Commandos conduct a march on the eve of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation election, in Kolkata on Saturday. (ANI PHOTO.)
Police Commandos conduct a march on the eve of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation election, in Kolkata on Saturday. (ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 19, 2021 02:20 AM IST
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BJP Kisan Morcha calls for 'Nabanna Abhiyaan' against West Bengal govt on Jan 10

West Bengal BJP launched a three-day sit-in at Singur on Tuesday to corner the Mamata Banerjee government over the farmers' issue in West Bengal.
BJP Kisan Morcha leaders sit on a 3-day dharna against the state government's alleged anti farmers issue at Singur, in Hooghly district.(ANI)
BJP Kisan Morcha leaders sit on a 3-day dharna against the state government's alleged anti farmers issue at Singur, in Hooghly district.(ANI)
Published on Dec 16, 2021 06:20 PM IST
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