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BJP remembers workers killed in post-poll violence more during Puja: Dilip Ghosh

  • The saffron party's national vice president, Dilip Ghosh claimed that at least 53 of its workers were brutally killed by ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) activists since results of the West Bengal Assembly elections were declared on May 2.
BJP national vice president Dilip Ghosh said many of its slain members had actively participated in Durga Puja celebrations in their respective areas.(PTI)
BJP national vice president Dilip Ghosh said many of its slain members had actively participated in Durga Puja celebrations in their respective areas.(PTI)
Published on Oct 10, 2021 10:58 PM IST
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‘Joined TMC as Didi asked me to come back home’: Sabyasachi Dutta on leaving BJP

Sabyasachi Dutta, who unsuccessfully bid for the Bidhannagar seat in the 2021 West Bengal Assembly polls on a BJP ticket, was inducted into the TMC in presence of state cabinet ministers Partha Chatterjee and Firhad Hakim in Kolkata.
Sabyasachi Dutta (extreme left) said he left BJP because of having disputes with “one of two persons” in the party. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Sabyasachi Dutta (extreme left) said he left BJP because of having disputes with “one of two persons” in the party. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Published on Oct 08, 2021 12:03 AM IST
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West Bengal government issues Covid-19 guidelines ahead of Durga Puja

The Calcutta high court has banned entry of visitors to puja pandals this year as well, but the TMC-led state government has relaxed night curfew timings by allowing movement between 11pm and 5am for 10 days.
The West Bengal government has banned all forms of cultural programmes near the marquees in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The West Bengal government has banned all forms of cultural programmes near the marquees in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Published on Oct 05, 2021 11:25 PM IST
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Kolkata: No fixed rates in some private hospitals, plea filed in high court

The petition has been filed by Bhaskarananda Halder through Advocate Srikanta Dutta.
A view of the Calcutta high court. (HT archive)
A view of the Calcutta high court. (HT archive)
Published on Oct 05, 2021 10:41 AM IST
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Kolkata: Ex-Goa CM Luizinho Faleiro, 3 others to join Trinamool Congress today

Faleiro, who previously served two terms as the chief minister of Goa, submitted his resignation on Monday as an MLA to the Speaker of the Goa Assembly ahead of state assembly elections next year.
Former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro, who quit the Congress on Monday, is set to join the Mamata Banerjee-led Trimamool Congress. (File Photo)
Former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro, who quit the Congress on Monday, is set to join the Mamata Banerjee-led Trimamool Congress. (File Photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2021 05:53 AM IST
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4th finance panel in Bengal flouted Constitution norms, alleges guv Dhankhar

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar also claimed that state finance commission in West Bengal did not make recommendations to the governor since 2014. 
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar called the alleged violation collapse of constitutional mechanism. (File photo)
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar called the alleged violation collapse of constitutional mechanism. (File photo)
Published on Sep 19, 2021 06:50 PM IST
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Bengal govt moves Calcutta HC against arrest relief to BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari

The Calcutta high court had a day earlier granted relief to the Nandigram MLA Suvendu Adhikari from 'coercive action' against him.
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari approached the Calcutta high court seeking relief from probe into six cases registered against him in four police stations across the state. (File photo)
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari approached the Calcutta high court seeking relief from probe into six cases registered against him in four police stations across the state. (File photo)
Published on Sep 07, 2021 04:31 PM IST
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‘Abuse of process’: SC junks Bengal plea on DGP appointment

A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao observed that the state government was “wasting so much of its time” in filing applications such as this and that states must refrain from flooding courts with such pleas.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
Updated on Sep 04, 2021 01:47 AM IST
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By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bring back cycles on Kolkata roads: Ruskin Bond among others appeal to Mamata

A recent study found that Kolkata traffic police who have implemented the cycling ban on 64 major thoroughfares are themselves most vulnerable to air pollution.
The open letter to chief minister Mamata Banerjee highlighted that cycles are not only a zero-emission transportation but also enables livelihoods and reduces congestion in the city. (SwitchOn Foundation)
The open letter to chief minister Mamata Banerjee highlighted that cycles are not only a zero-emission transportation but also enables livelihoods and reduces congestion in the city. (SwitchOn Foundation)
Published on Aug 12, 2021 10:07 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee takes jibe at PM Modi, says he gives more money to BJP states

  • The West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo said that the Centre deprived the state government of 60,000 crore, and that actual devolution of funds in 2019-20 and 2021-21 were less than the funds allocated to the state under the Union Budget.
The West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that PM Modi should do
The West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that PM Modi should do "petrol and vaccine ki baat" instead of Mann ki baat.
Published on Jul 07, 2021 07:20 PM IST
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Academicians sign joint letter seeking probe into post-poll 'violence' in Bengal

The signatories, mostly comprising professors, vie-chancellors, directors and deans of various universities, appealed to various agencies such as the National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, and the National Commission for Women to conduct probes into what they claimed as “unprecedented violence” in Bengal.
The BJP accused the Trinamool Congress of 'targeted killings' while the Mamata Banerjee-led party said the BJP was spreading fake news on social media. (File photo)
The BJP accused the Trinamool Congress of 'targeted killings' while the Mamata Banerjee-led party said the BJP was spreading fake news on social media. (File photo)
Published on Jun 02, 2021 01:58 PM IST
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No post-poll violence after May 8, Bengal govt tells HC

The HC on Friday had set up a five-judge bench headed by acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal to hear a PIL related to post-poll violence in West Bengal.
Earlier, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee had told media on May 6, a day after she took oath as the chief minister of West Bengal, that 16 people were killed in post-poll violence.(ANI)
Earlier, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee had told media on May 6, a day after she took oath as the chief minister of West Bengal, that 16 people were killed in post-poll violence.(ANI)
Updated on May 11, 2021 04:44 AM IST
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Bengal govt exploring possibilities to reopen schools from Feb 12

Bengal govt exploring possibilities to reopen schools from Feb 12
Representational image. (PTI)
Representational image. (PTI)
Published on Feb 03, 2021 01:29 PM IST
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Bengal govt postpones 2021 state school board final exams till June

The examinations are usually held in March but the state is likely to face the assembly polls in March or April next year.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 04:16 PM IST
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Kolkata school authorities in the dark over resumption of on-campus classes

With the West Bengal government yet to take a call on when schools can resume offline classes, Kolkata schools have no inkling whether on-campus process could begin this year or they have to continue with online arrangements till the pandemic situation improves.
Principal of B D Memorial Bijoya Choudhury told PTI on Tuesday, the school authorities will initiate the process to start classes with COVID-19 protocols once they receive the advisory from the state education department(HT file)
Principal of B D Memorial Bijoya Choudhury told PTI on Tuesday, the school authorities will initiate the process to start classes with COVID-19 protocols once they receive the advisory from the state education department(HT file)
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 04:16 PM IST
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Over 500 killed by wild animals in Bengal since 2015, govt to give jobs to their kin

Between 2014 and 2019, the state accounted for the highest number of people killed by tigers and the second-highest by elephants after Odisha.
This file photo taken on March 20, 2016 shows an elephant attacking an Indian man in a field in Baghasole village in Burdwan district in West Bengal.(AFP)
This file photo taken on March 20, 2016 shows an elephant attacking an Indian man in a field in Baghasole village in Burdwan district in West Bengal.(AFP)
Published on Nov 21, 2020 11:43 AM IST
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Bengal keen to run galloping local trains at half capacity under Covid SOPs

A galloping local train does not stop at all stations on the route and the strategy could be used to ensure that the number of passengers can be controlled in line with Covid SOPs.
Local trains are the lifelines connecting the cities of Kolkata and Howrah with towns and villages of adjoining districts.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Local trains are the lifelines connecting the cities of Kolkata and Howrah with towns and villages of adjoining districts.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Published on Nov 03, 2020 02:41 PM IST
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Eastern railway, West Bengal government to discuss resumption of suburban train services

The development comes a day after the state government wrote to the Eastern Railway (ER) seeking discussions for plying of a few pairs of suburban trains daily by observing the Covid-19 regulations.
Noting that the state government has helped the railway authorities to run metro trains peacefully and efficiently, Additional Chief Secretary (home) H K Dwivedi had urged the Eastern Railway to run a few pair of suburban trains daily(PTI)
Noting that the state government has helped the railway authorities to run metro trains peacefully and efficiently, Additional Chief Secretary (home) H K Dwivedi had urged the Eastern Railway to run a few pair of suburban trains daily(PTI)
Published on Nov 01, 2020 03:33 PM IST
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Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

West Bengal government asks medical establishments for list of workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19

The state government is aiming mid-November to hand over the complete details of all the health workers working in both private and state-run medical establishments in the state to the Centre.
The Mission Director of National Health Mission will be the nodal officer to coordinate this exercise(File Photo (Representative Image))
The Mission Director of National Health Mission will be the nodal officer to coordinate this exercise(File Photo (Representative Image))
Published on Oct 29, 2020 01:24 PM IST
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Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Final exams in West Bengal’s colleges and universities start today

The state government has asked the power supply corporations to maintain uninterrupted supply as students would have to download the question papers and upload the answer sheets using internet.
The University Grants Commission had allowed the West Bengal government to hold final year exams in colleges and universities within October 18.(ANI file)
The University Grants Commission had allowed the West Bengal government to hold final year exams in colleges and universities within October 18.(ANI file)
Published on Oct 01, 2020 09:56 AM IST
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Families can perform last rites of Covid-19 victims: Calcutta high court

The bodies shall be handed over to the families only if post mortem examination is not required, the judges said.
In case there is nobody to claim a body, it should be cremated or buried with dignity at the state expense, the order said.(REUTERS)
In case there is nobody to claim a body, it should be cremated or buried with dignity at the state expense, the order said.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 12:43 AM IST
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Bengal govt announces financial assistance for single-screen cinema halls

The government letter further announced that Rs 1 lakh as a financial package to single screens which suffered partial damage in the calamity which lashed South Bengal districts in May this year.
The Centre is yet to announce any possible time frame for opening of single-screens and multiplexes which downed shutters since the third week of March due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation.(PTI)
The Centre is yet to announce any possible time frame for opening of single-screens and multiplexes which downed shutters since the third week of March due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation.(PTI)
Published on Sep 05, 2020 10:03 AM IST
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Kolkata | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Calcutta University to conduct final semester exams online from October 1

Students of under graduate and post graduate level will take the exams during the period and the results will be published by October 31, Vice- Chancellor Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee said.
Calcutta University will conduct final semester exams online from October 1 to 18, 2020.(HT file)
Calcutta University will conduct final semester exams online from October 1 to 18, 2020.(HT file)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 06:25 AM IST
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Kolkata lockdown enters last day, over 4,000 arrested past week for violating norms

More than 4000 people have been arrested in Kolkata alone in the last five lockdown days for violating restrictions, while over 2,500 people were booked for not wearing masks.
Kolkata: A police constable uses a thermal screening device on a commuter amid rain during the biweekly lockdown in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.(PTI)
Kolkata: A police constable uses a thermal screening device on a commuter amid rain during the biweekly lockdown in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 01:14 PM IST
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Bengal extends biweekly Covid-lockdown till September 20: All you need to know

The Mamata Banerjee government has also partially eased its July 6 ban on flights to Kolkata from six metros, including Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.
West Bengal has reported over 1.44 lakh Covid-19 cases so far(PTI)
West Bengal has reported over 1.44 lakh Covid-19 cases so far(PTI)
Published on Aug 27, 2020 08:54 AM IST
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Flight operations to be suspended in Kolkata during lockdown days

Besides, the seven-day lockdown spaced out through August, the state government has announced that all restrictions would be strictly enforced in the containment zones until August 31.
A view of the empty airport premises, during a twice-a-week lockdown against coronavirus, at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport in Kolkata, West Bengal on Saturday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
A view of the empty airport premises, during a twice-a-week lockdown against coronavirus, at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport in Kolkata, West Bengal on Saturday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 30, 2020 07:22 PM IST
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Covid-19 cases cross 50,000 mark; Bengal enforces state-wide lockdown

The total number of cases registered in the state crossed the 50,000-mark and stood at 51,757 with 2,436 new cases being recorded in the last 24 hours.
The death toll climbed to 1,255 with 34 Covid-patients dying in the last 24 hours.(ANI)
The death toll climbed to 1,255 with 34 Covid-patients dying in the last 24 hours.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 09:38 PM IST
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WB Guv says education system in state ‘politically caged’

Jagdeep Dhankhar told reporters he will also ask the VCs, who were absent, about the academic problems being faced by students because of the outbreak of the disease.
Jagdeep Dhankhar told a press conference he will seek an explanation from the truant VCs for ignoring his letter calling the meeting.
Jagdeep Dhankhar told a press conference he will seek an explanation from the truant VCs for ignoring his letter calling the meeting.
Published on Jul 16, 2020 02:37 PM IST
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Kolkata | By Press Trust of India

West Bengal extends total lockdown in containment zones till July 19

The total lockdown was enforced in the containment zones from 5 pm of July 9 to stem the spike in Covid-19 cases.
According to a notification by the Home Department, the rigorous containment in these areas would be extended from July 15 to July 19.(PTI)
According to a notification by the Home Department, the rigorous containment in these areas would be extended from July 15 to July 19.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 14, 2020 09:34 PM IST
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Kolkata | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Bengal government planning to introduce lessons on Covid-19 in school syllabus

The West Bengal government is planning to introduce lessons of Covid-19 in the school syllabus from 2021. Discussions have already started in this regard, a top official said.
The West Bengal government is planning to introduce lessons of Covid-19 in the school syllabus from 2021. Discussions have already started in this regard, a top official said.(HT file)
The West Bengal government is planning to introduce lessons of Covid-19 in the school syllabus from 2021. Discussions have already started in this regard, a top official said.(HT file)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 10:55 PM IST
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