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Online merit-based admission to UG & PG courses in Bengal

State-run higher educational institutions in West Bengal will have to complete the admission process online based on merit without calling anyone to campus for any other process, the higher education department has said in a notification.
Online merit-based admission to UG & PG courses in Bengal
Online merit-based admission to UG & PG courses in Bengal
Published on Jul 15, 2021 03:43 PM IST
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West Bengal extends Covid-19 restrictions till July 30, lets Metro to run 5 days

West Bengal government in its revised norms retained its cap on wedding guests at 50, and restricts the movement of people and vehicles between 9pm and 5am.
West Bengal govermment has decided to allow Kolkata Metro to run five days a week with 50% passenger seating capacity in its revised Covid-19 guidelines.(File photo)
West Bengal govermment has decided to allow Kolkata Metro to run five days a week with 50% passenger seating capacity in its revised Covid-19 guidelines.(File photo)
Published on Jul 14, 2021 05:58 PM IST
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TMC to continue state-wide protests today over rising fuel prices

Petrol is currently retailing for 101.01 per litre in Kolkata. The Trinamool Congress has devised several unique ways to protest against the rising fuel prices -- dragging hand-carts, cooking on the road, and organising rallies with bullock carts.
Trinamul Congress supporters pull a scooty on a tri-cart and others ride bicycles during a demonstrative protest against fuel price hikes at a petrol pump, in Kolkata on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Trinamul Congress supporters pull a scooty on a tri-cart and others ride bicycles during a demonstrative protest against fuel price hikes at a petrol pump, in Kolkata on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 11, 2021 05:33 AM IST
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Kolkata: At least 12 injured after bus crashes into Fort William wall

Kolkata road accident: The bus lost control upon the Red Road area. A motorcyclist was recovered in a critical condition from under the bus.
The minibus en route from Metiabruz to Howrah crashed into a wall of the Fort William in Hastings, Kolkata, on July 1, 2021. (HT Photo)
The minibus en route from Metiabruz to Howrah crashed into a wall of the Fort William in Hastings, Kolkata, on July 1, 2021. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 01, 2021 01:41 PM IST
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Fake vaccine case: 2 more, including fake IAS officer's cousin, held in Kolkata

Six persons have so far been arrested in the case, which includes fraud IAS officer Debanjan Deb -- the mastermind behind the elaborate scam.
People protest against the fake Covid-19 vaccination procedure in front of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation office at Esplanade, in Kolkata on Monday. (ANI Photo)
People protest against the fake Covid-19 vaccination procedure in front of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation office at Esplanade, in Kolkata on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jun 29, 2021 10:51 AM IST
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Kolkata fake Covid-19 jab drive accused admitted to organising two camps: Police

  • A team of police officials conducted a raid at accused Debanjan Deb’s residence, and seized various stamps, of which some were of government agencies, along with three debit cards and bank passbooks
Investigations have so far revealed that 800 people received fake jabs at camps organised in north and south Kolkata by the accused, but police said the number could rise.(Reuters)
Investigations have so far revealed that 800 people received fake jabs at camps organised in north and south Kolkata by the accused, but police said the number could rise.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 28, 2021 11:39 AM IST
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Kolkata fake jab drive: Accused charged with attempt to murder

The Kolkata Police has already formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by a deputy commissioner of the detective department to probe if there was any larger conspiracy.
A PIL has also been filed in the Calcutta high court seeking a CBI probe into the scam.(PTI file photo. Representative image)
A PIL has also been filed in the Calcutta high court seeking a CBI probe into the scam.(PTI file photo. Representative image)
Updated on Jun 27, 2021 05:57 AM IST
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West Bengal student credit card to be launched soon, cabinet approves scheme

A student can get a soft loan of up to 10 lakh to pursue higher studies with the help of a credit card.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a press conference at Nabanna in Howrah on Wednesday, June 23. (File photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a press conference at Nabanna in Howrah on Wednesday, June 23. (File photo)
Published on Jun 25, 2021 12:03 PM IST
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Alipurduar district BJP president joins Trinamool Congress

Ganga Prasad Sharma said that the recent demand by "our local MP for a union territory status for north Bengal" has further pushed him to take the decision of moving to the TMC.
Ganga Prasad Sharma said said he was changing parties as working for the people was becoming increasingly difficult for him in his current circumstances.(PTI)
Ganga Prasad Sharma said said he was changing parties as working for the people was becoming increasingly difficult for him in his current circumstances.(PTI)
Published on Jun 21, 2021 03:26 PM IST
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Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

West Bengal reports 2,788 new Covid-19 cases, 58 deaths

Covid-19 in West Bengal: North 24 Parganas district registered the highest number of fresh cases at 388 followed by Kolkata (287), Purba Medinipur (265), and Darjeeling (240).
A health worker prepares a syringe with Covishield, Serum Institute of India's version of the AstraZeneca vaccine, during a drive-in vaccination program in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
A health worker prepares a syringe with Covishield, Serum Institute of India's version of the AstraZeneca vaccine, during a drive-in vaccination program in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 09:47 AM IST
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Mamata vs Suvendu: HC lists Nandigram poll plea for next Thursday

The petition was filed at the Calcutta high court by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, challenging BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari's Nandigram win in the 2021 state assembly elections.
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Published on Jun 18, 2021 11:12 AM IST
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Kolkata shopping malls reopen after 45 days, get mixed reception

Kolkata shopping malls reopen: A few managers said that malls that have a good catchment of visitors did well compared to standalone malls due to curbs on transport facilities.
Workers clean and sanitize South City Mall ahead of its re-opening with certain restrictions, during ongoing Covid-induced lockdown, in Kolkata. (PTI)
Workers clean and sanitize South City Mall ahead of its re-opening with certain restrictions, during ongoing Covid-induced lockdown, in Kolkata. (PTI)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 10:35 AM IST
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Elderly man fills empty Kolkata streets with his melodious violin performance

“Mindblowing. Absolute mastery over bowing and playing notes in harmony,” expressed a Facebook user under the clip of Bhagaban Mali playing the violin on a Kolkata street.
The image shows Bhagaban Mali playing the violin at Beadon Street, North Kolkata.(Facebook/Anindita Ghosh)
The image shows Bhagaban Mali playing the violin at Beadon Street, North Kolkata.(Facebook/Anindita Ghosh)
Published on Jun 09, 2021 12:37 PM IST
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IndiGo to start flights connecting Darbhanga with Kolkata, Hyderabad from July 5

A statement by IndiGo airline said that the Kolkata-Darbhanga flights as well as Hyderabad-Darbhanga flights will be daily flights. This announcement has come at a time when India and its aviation sector have been badly hit due to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
IndiGo to start flights connecting Darbhanga with Kolkata, Hyderabad from July 5(File Photo)
IndiGo to start flights connecting Darbhanga with Kolkata, Hyderabad from July 5(File Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2021 06:00 PM IST
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ATM hackers in Kolkata steal around 2 cr, more machines detected

  • The hackers are suspected to be part of a gang that carried out a similar operation in Faridabad of the Delhi/NCR region.
The hackers stole anything between <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2 to 20 lakh from each machine using technology that experts refer to as 'man in the middle' (MITM) hacking.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The hackers stole anything between 2 to 20 lakh from each machine using technology that experts refer to as 'man in the middle' (MITM) hacking.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jun 02, 2021 12:46 AM IST
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Very severe Cyclone Yaas makes landfall over Odisha, Bengal coasts

The weather department has predicted heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand. 8
The weather department has predicted heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand. "Light to moderate rainfall expected at most places with heavy to very heavy rains at few places with extremely heavy falls at isolated places in Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Balasore, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Mayurbhanj, Kendrapara, and Keonjhargarh today," the IMD said.(PTI)
Published on May 26, 2021 11:24 AM IST
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SC to hear plea seeking SIT probe into alleged post-poll violence in West Bengal

While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) of "targeted killings", the Mamata Banerjee-led party said the BJP was spreading fake news on social media.
In the West Bengal Assembly polls, the TMC bagged 213 seats against the BJP’s 77.(File photo)
In the West Bengal Assembly polls, the TMC bagged 213 seats against the BJP’s 77.(File photo)
Updated on May 25, 2021 11:28 AM IST
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Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Narada case: Sovan Chatterjee in house arrest after release from hospital

Sovan Chatterjee, a former mayor of Kolkata, then went to the Presidency Correctional Home, where he was lodged before being admitted to the hospital, signed the necessary documents and left for his residence where he will be under house arrest as per the order of the Calcutta High Court.
Former Kolkata mayor Sovan Chatterjee, who had quit the party to join the BJP only to leave it before the recently concluded assembly election, suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and is highly diabetic, hospital sources said adding that he has developed cirrhosis of the liver.(PTI)
Former Kolkata mayor Sovan Chatterjee, who had quit the party to join the BJP only to leave it before the recently concluded assembly election, suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and is highly diabetic, hospital sources said adding that he has developed cirrhosis of the liver.(PTI)
Published on May 23, 2021 01:39 PM IST
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Kolkata gurudwara runs free 'oxygen langar' for Covid-19 patients

Anyone can avail of the services no matter which religion they belong to. If patients feel they are having low Oxygen level, they can come to the premises with their Adhaar card and doctors present will check their measuring oxygen level and if required, give an Oxygen cylinder for free.
The facility of 'oxygen langar' is available on the premises of Behala Gurdwara where at a time 25 people can avail of the service.(AP)
The facility of 'oxygen langar' is available on the premises of Behala Gurdwara where at a time 25 people can avail of the service.(AP)
Published on May 23, 2021 01:16 PM IST
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75-year-old woman hugs PPE-clad doctor after winning battle with Covid

The pictures included in the post show the elderly woman hugging the doctor identified as Avisikta Mallick
The image shows Dr. Avisikta Mallick hugging the elderly woman.(Facebook/@Tanmoy Dey)
The image shows Dr. Avisikta Mallick hugging the elderly woman.(Facebook/@Tanmoy Dey)
Published on May 05, 2021 10:23 AM IST
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West Bengal announces partial lockdown amid Covid-19 surge, bans all gatherings

In view of the rising cases of Covid-19 in West Bengal, all social or cultural gatherings were banned, according to a release issued by the state government.
West Bengal on Thursday registered its highest single-day deaths of 89 people due to Covid-19, pushing the toll to 11,248.
West Bengal on Thursday registered its highest single-day deaths of 89 people due to Covid-19, pushing the toll to 11,248.
Published on Apr 30, 2021 07:06 PM IST
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Panel asks Bengal private hospitals to earmark 60% of beds for Covid-19 patients

The hospitals which have already designated 60 per cent of their bed strength to treat coronavirus patients should not reduce them, the WBCERC said.
The CEs were asked to submit a report to the WBCERC on steps in accordance with the order. (ANI representative image)
The CEs were asked to submit a report to the WBCERC on steps in accordance with the order. (ANI representative image)
Published on Apr 24, 2021 10:50 PM IST
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West Bengal: 11 injured in gas cylinder explosion in South 24 Parganas

According to Deputy Superintendent of Police, Crime, Tamal Sarkar, factory workers were making fertilizer out of the left-over hide in the dark of the night.
Bhangar Police Station Police Commissioner and Sarkar reached the spot and sealed the illegal factory. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)(Representative image)
Bhangar Police Station Police Commissioner and Sarkar reached the spot and sealed the illegal factory. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)(Representative image)
Published on Apr 24, 2021 03:10 PM IST
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Most single-screen theatres in Kolkata to shut amid surge in Covid-19 cases

The alarming rise of Covid-19 cases in the last two weeks forced most of the single-screens in Kolkata to take the extreme step for public safety, an office-bearer of the Eastern India Motion Pictures Association said.
Menoka cinema hall in Kolkata is one among the many single-screen theatres in the city that will face a shutdown once again due to the sudden surge in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases. (File Photo)
Menoka cinema hall in Kolkata is one among the many single-screen theatres in the city that will face a shutdown once again due to the sudden surge in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases. (File Photo)
Published on Apr 22, 2021 01:59 PM IST
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Bengal reports highest daily spike of 10,784 Covid-19 cases, 58 new fatalities

In the last 24 hours, 5,616 patients were cured of the coronavirus disease in West Bengal, and the Covid-19 recovery rate stands at 89.23 per cent, the state health department said on Wednesday.
Polling officials, election workers, and presiding officers stand in queues flouting social distance at EVM distribution center on the eve of the 6th phase of the West Bengal assembly election at Barrackpore, in North 24 Parganas on Wednesday. (ANI photo)
Polling officials, election workers, and presiding officers stand in queues flouting social distance at EVM distribution center on the eve of the 6th phase of the West Bengal assembly election at Barrackpore, in North 24 Parganas on Wednesday. (ANI photo)
Published on Apr 22, 2021 08:22 AM IST
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Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh passes away, days after testing Covid-19 positive

Shankha Ghosh, at the time of his death, was aged 89. After he tested positive for coronavirus disease on Wednesday, the poet was being nursed at his own residence.
A prolific poet, critic, and academician, Shankha Ghosh was an authority on Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. (File Photo)
A prolific poet, critic, and academician, Shankha Ghosh was an authority on Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. (File Photo)
Published on Apr 21, 2021 12:24 PM IST
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Mamata Banerjee to discontinue poll campaigns in Kolkata in view of Covid-19

Mamata Banerjee will not campaign in Kolkata anymore. Only one 'symbolic' meeting on the last day of campaigning in the city on April 26 will be held. She slashed time for all her election rallies in all districts and is now restricted to just 30 minutes, informed TMC MP Derek O'Brien.
Kolkata: TMC party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a roadshow in support of her party candidates for the ongoing state assembly polls in Kolkata on Sunday, April 18, 2021. (PTI)
Kolkata: TMC party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a roadshow in support of her party candidates for the ongoing state assembly polls in Kolkata on Sunday, April 18, 2021. (PTI)
Published on Apr 19, 2021 10:24 AM IST
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Mamata stages dharna in Kolkata to protest EC's 24-hour campaign ban

Mamata Banerjee is protesting what she calls the Election Commission of India's "unconstitutional decision" to bar her from campaigning for 24 hours in the ongoing state assembly polls
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee sits on a dharna at Gandhi Murti in Kolkata on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (HT Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee sits on a dharna at Gandhi Murti in Kolkata on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 13, 2021 12:04 PM IST
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Fake job outlets spreading via social media in Kolkata, cops issue warning

The Kolkata Police headquarters at Lalbazar has issued a warning against such fraud portals and websites that are getting increasingly common in the city, the report added.
The Kolkata Police have asked citizens, especially the youth, to be on the lookout for such fake job outlets. (Representational Image)
The Kolkata Police have asked citizens, especially the youth, to be on the lookout for such fake job outlets. (Representational Image)
Published on Apr 11, 2021 03:32 PM IST
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Kolkata: Man held for making 'inappropriate comments' to judge over phone

Kolkata: A man, identified as the son of a central government employee, was arrested on Saturday for making inappropriate comments to a judge over a phone call.
Kolkata: Based on the judge's complaint, the arrest was made on Saturday, the police have informed. (Representational Image)
Kolkata: Based on the judge's complaint, the arrest was made on Saturday, the police have informed. (Representational Image)
Published on Apr 06, 2021 08:14 AM IST
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