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  • Bengal orders advanced equipment from European firm, aiming for 1 lakh daily COVID tests Jul 11, 2020 07:31 PM IST

    Bengal orders advanced equipment from European firm, aiming for 1 lakh daily COVID tests

    The state is testing around 10,000 samples on a daily basis.

  • IRB Infra secures Rs 2,193 crore project in West Bengal under Bharatmala Jul 10, 2020 09:43 PM IST

    IRB Infra secures Rs 2,193 crore project in West Bengal under Bharatmala

    The project is on design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) pattern, and the concession period is 17 years, including construction period of 910 days, it added.

  • COVID-19 outbreak: Strict lockdown in Bengal's containment zones from July 9 Jul 08, 2020 08:11 PM IST

    COVID-19 outbreak: Strict lockdown in Bengal's containment zones from July 9

    Here's what will remain open and what will be shut

  • West Bengal: Govt to enforce total lockdown in containment zones from July 9 Jul 07, 2020 06:57 PM IST

    West Bengal: Govt to enforce total lockdown in containment zones from July 9

    The Mamata Banerjee-led state government also enlarged the domain of containment zones by including 'buffer zones' within such areas as well.

  • Frequency of trains to West Bengal from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad reduced over COVID situation Jul 06, 2020 10:26 PM IST

    Frequency of trains to West Bengal from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad reduced over COVID situation

    The South Eastern Railway has also decided to reduce the frequency of 02834/02833 Howrah-Ahmedabad special and 02810/02809 Howrah-Mumbai CSMT special from daily to weekly, its spokesperson said.

  • Kolkata family rents freezer to preserve COVID-positive man's body as officials remain unreachable Jul 02, 2020 04:04 PM IST

    Kolkata family rents freezer to preserve COVID-positive man's body as officials remain unreachable

    The doctor who had examined the deceased visited the man's apartment but refused to issue a death certificate saying it was COVID-19 case.

  • Be more sensitive to poor; implement PMGKAY proactively: Ram Vilas Paswan to laggard states Jul 01, 2020 08:00 PM IST

    Be more sensitive to poor; implement PMGKAY proactively: Ram Vilas Paswan to laggard states

    The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), announced as part of the Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package to help those affected due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, was earlier valid for a three-month period from April to June. The same has been extended for five months till November.

  • Mamata Banerjee announces free ration for the poor in Bengal till June 2021 Jun 30, 2020 05:21 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee announces free ration for the poor in Bengal till June 2021

    In his address to the nation, PM Modi had said that the Centre will provide free food grain to the poor till November end.

  • West Bengal asks Centre to stop trains, flights from five states with high COVID-19 cases Jun 30, 2020 01:59 PM IST

    West Bengal asks Centre to stop trains, flights from five states with high COVID-19 cases

    Flights from other states can be allowed once a week, said Mamata Banerjee

  • Over 90% of sellers back on platform, seeing huge traction in new sign-ups from MSMEs: Flipkart Jun 27, 2020 03:35 PM IST

    Over 90% of sellers back on platform, seeing huge traction in new sign-ups from MSMEs: Flipkart

    Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi and Tamil Nadu were the top states where local micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have shown maximum interest in taking their businesses online.

  • West Bengal govt to use ISRO's remote-sensing tech to assess crop damage Jun 26, 2020 06:42 PM IST

    West Bengal govt to use ISRO's remote-sensing tech to assess crop damage

    "This will help us in fast verification of the damage and, in turn, ensure timely submission of data to Agriculture Insurance Company of India Limited," state Agricultural Minister Ashis Banerjee told PTI.

  • Coronavirus lockdown: Mamata Banerjee eases night curfew; mulls resuming Kolkata metro from July 1 Jun 26, 2020 05:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: Mamata Banerjee eases night curfew; mulls resuming Kolkata metro from July 1

    Earlier this week, Banerjee had announced the extension of the ongoing lockdown till July 31.

  • Coronavirus outbreak: West Bengal extends lockdown till July 31 Jun 24, 2020 08:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak: West Bengal extends lockdown till July 31

    The ongoing lockdown in West Bengal was to end on June 30.

  • West Bengal Health dept warns private & govt hospitals of strict action if patients denied admission Jun 24, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    West Bengal Health dept warns private & govt hospitals of strict action if patients denied admission

    The state Health department has also cautioned private hospitals of suspending licences as well as initiating necessary penal steps if patients were denied admission for treatment.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | 56% COVID-19 cases in West Bengal are migrant workers Jun 17, 2020 07:59 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | 56% COVID-19 cases in West Bengal are migrant workers

    The news comes at a time when Bengal’s coronavirus count dipped for the third consecutive day and the patient recovery rate crossed 50 percent for the first time.

  • Mamata Banerjee announces compensation for families of 2 soldiers from West Bengal killed in Galwan clash Jun 17, 2020 05:50 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee announces compensation for families of 2 soldiers from West Bengal killed in Galwan clash

    Rajesh Orang of Birbhum district and Bipul Roy of Alipurduar were among the 20 Indian Army personnel killed in the fierce clash on Monday night.

  • PepsiCo Foundation to invest $3 mn for safe water access Jun 15, 2020 03:09 PM IST

    PepsiCo Foundation to invest $3 mn for safe water access

    This programme aims to provide 2 lakh farmers and their families access to piped water supply for household use, and increased water resources, the company said in a statement.

  • West Bengal govt to set up 200 'safe homes' to curb spread of coronavirus Jun 13, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    West Bengal govt to set up 200 'safe homes' to curb spread of coronavirus

    The migrant labourers will be provided shelter in the safe homes irrespective of them being asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic if they do not have enough space in their homes to follow the isolation norms, official said.

  • Amit Shah attacks Mamata Banerjee over culture of political violence in West Bengal Jun 09, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    Amit Shah attacks Mamata Banerjee over culture of political violence in West Bengal

    "Bengal is the only state in the entire country where the culture of political violence is flourishing," he told the BJP's virtual 'Jan Samvad' rally.

  • Unlock 1.0 | One-third of Bengal’s COVID-19 cases reported during first week Jun 08, 2020 09:04 AM IST

    Unlock 1.0 | One-third of Bengal’s COVID-19 cases reported during first week

    West Bengal had recorded its first COVID-19 case on March 17. However, the number of cases being reported per day has shot up in the last few weeks.

  • TMC, BJP gear up for 2021 polls in West Bengal with virtual campaigns, rallies Jun 07, 2020 06:16 PM IST

    TMC, BJP gear up for 2021 polls in West Bengal with virtual campaigns, rallies

    Given the unrelenting rise in coronavirus cases, physical distancing and minimal human contact have become the new norm everywhere, leaving the arch-rivals of Bengal politics to bank on social media for garnering support.

  • Keventer Agro executes eastern India's 'largest' rooftop solar plant Jun 05, 2020 08:15 PM IST

    Keventer Agro executes eastern India's 'largest' rooftop solar plant

    The 2.15-MW project is expected to yield 2.83 million units of energy, it said.

  • PIL claims bodies of people dying due to COVID-19 cremated disrespectfully; Calcutta HC seeks report Jun 05, 2020 07:57 PM IST

    PIL claims bodies of people dying due to COVID-19 cremated disrespectfully; Calcutta HC seeks report

    A PIL in this regard was moved before a division bench comprising Chief Justice T B N Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee.

  • Central team visits cyclone-hit areas of West Bengal Jun 05, 2020 11:40 AM IST

    Central team visits cyclone-hit areas of West Bengal

    The seven-member team, headed by Joint Secretary (Cyber and Information Security) in the Ministry of Home Affairs Anuj Sharma, arrived in Kolkata on Thursday evening on a three-day visit.

  • Swiggy launches alcohol delivery service in West Bengal Jun 04, 2020 11:56 AM IST

    Swiggy launches alcohol delivery service in West Bengal

    The company is partnering with authorised retailers across major cities after validating their license and other required documents as outlined by the state government.

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