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  • newWest Bengal reports 7,713 Covid cases, 32 deaths

    West Bengal reports 7,713 Covid cases, 32 deaths


    - 3 hours ago 18 Apr 21, 3:34am -
  • newWB polls: RSP candidate dies due to Covid

    WB polls: RSP candidate dies due to Covid


    - 3 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 10:04pm -
  • newOnline studies taking a toll on students

    Online studies taking a toll on students

    Students who appeared for pre-board examinations this year, whether online or offline, have not fared as well as students of past batches. This, schools say, is owing to attention deficiency, absence of congenial environment in some homes and various other factors that have hampered studies through the online mode, and points to the importance of physical classroom studies in a child’s education.
    - 13 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 11:30am -
  • newMake Covid-negative report must to enter Bengal: Mamata

    Make Covid-negative report must to enter Bengal: Mamata

    Speaking at several public rallies, the CM argued that influx of people from states that were showing a rapid rise in Covid cases might lead to a spike in Bengal too. Bengal was still not among the 10 states reporting highest caseloads, Banerjee said. “But how long can we stall this? Several thousands are coming to Bengal just to set up pandals for BJP’s public rallies.”
    - 13 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 11:30am -
  • newICSE, ISC exams put off; final call in June 1st week

    ICSE, ISC exams put off; final call in June 1st week

    The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Friday decided to defer the ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) board examinations, which were scheduled to be held from May 4. The decision comes just two days after the Central Board of Secondary Education took the unprecedented decision to cancel its Class X and defer its Class XII board exams, which were also to begin May 4, in view of the rising Covid threat.
    - 13 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 11:30am -
  • newDaily new Covid cases may rise 20-fold by April end

    Daily new Covid cases may rise 20-fold by April end

    For the past three days, the number of fresh cases has been rising by close to 1,000 each day. From 4,817 fresh cases on April 13, the number shot up to 5,892 the next day and then to 6,769 on Thursday. Going by this surging numbers, health experts fear the number of daily cases will touch the 20,000 mark in about two weeks from now.
    - 15 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 10:18am -
  • newEntire families getting infected this time: Docs

    Entire families getting infected this time: Docs

    The second Covid wave has seen entire families getting infected, rather than one or two members that had been the case during the first wave. This new phenomenon is not restricted to the city and its surroundings. Even hospitals in the districts are getting an increasing number of such cases. Doctors have blamed high infectivity behind the trend this time.
    - 15 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 10:17am -
  • newWB polls: EC wants strict compliance of Sec 144

    WB polls: EC wants strict compliance of Sec 144

    According to sources, central forces have been asked to hand over any violator to the state police for legal actions. While gatherings were earlier dispersed, the EC has called for arrests of those who flout the order.
    - 15 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 10:14am -
  • newCovid positive patients eye last hour to cast votes

    Covid positive patients eye last hour to cast votes

    As large parts of Bidhannagar, Rajarhat, New Town and Dum Dum go to polls on Saturday, uncertainty among Covid-positive voters and their family members surpass the excitement. Majority of patients and their family members in isolation fear that they might not be able to cast their vote in the last hour.
    - 15 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 10:09am -
  • new‘Dead’ patient returns home from hospital

    ‘Dead’ patient returns home from hospital

    A patient who was declared dead and a death certificate was issued in his name was found to be alive and healthy at the Chittaranjan National Medical College Hospital on Friday. Sabir Molla, the patient, had been admitted to the hospital on April 11 with chest pain. On Thursday evening, Molla’s family received a call from the hospital informing them of his death.
    - 15 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 9:52am -
  • newPlanned surgeries put on hold as blood banks run dry

    Planned surgeries put on hold as blood banks run dry

    Surgeons across city hospitals are postponing some planned surgeries as blood banks are running dry because of low supply due to summer, Covid-19 and the elections.
    - 15 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 9:50am -
  • newGovt asks pvt hospitals to hike Covid beds by 20%

    Govt asks pvt hospitals to hike Covid beds by 20%

    The state will soon issue an advisory to private hospitals about pushing back elective admissions and surgeries so that more beds can be used to treat Covid patients. Private hospitals have also been asked to increase Covid beds by 20% in view of the sharp spurt in the number of cases.
    - 15 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 9:30am -
  • newWest Bengal registers 6,910 new Covid cases

    West Bengal registers 6,910 new Covid cases


    - 21 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 4:12am -
  • EC slaps 24-hour campaign ban on Dilip Ghosh

    EC slaps 24-hour campaign ban on Dilip Ghosh

    The Election Commission on Thursday banned state BJP president Dilip Ghosh from campaigning for 24 hours for his statements on the Sitalkuchi deaths.
    - 2 days ago 16 Apr 21, 11:30am -
  • Vote for MSP, Rakesh Tikait urges Bengal farmers

    Vote for MSP, Rakesh Tikait urges Bengal farmers

    Leaders of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha on Thursday held a mahapanchayat in Bengal’s rice bowl to present a counter-narrative to the BJP’s “pro-farmer” stance amid the assembly polls.
    - 2 days ago 16 Apr 21, 11:30am -
  • Covid: Club remaining poll phases, Mamata urges EC

    Covid: Club remaining poll phases, Mamata urges EC

    Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday urged the Election Commission to consider holding the remaining election phases in one go in view of the huge surge in Covid cases, saying it would protect people from further exposure to the virus, and adding that she had initially “firmly opposed” the EC’s decision to conduct the polls in eight phases.
    - 2 days ago 16 Apr 21, 11:30am -
  • TMC goes to EC against Ghosh remark, Supriyo's tweet

    TMC goes to EC against Ghosh remark, Supriyo's tweet

    Trinamool Congress on Thursday complained to the Election Commission against both Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh and Union minister Babul Supriyo.
    - 2 days ago 16 Apr 21, 11:30am -
  • Local issues hold the key to battle for Panihati

    Local issues hold the key to battle for Panihati

    In Panihati, Nirmal Ghosh, the Trinamool candidate, is easily the most heavyweight leader. He is the outgoing chief whip of Trinamool Congress, a four-time MLA and one who virtually has the last word in the Panihati municipality.
    - 2 days ago 16 Apr 21, 10:09am -
  • Old and new: A tale of two contrasting worlds

    Old and new: A tale of two contrasting worlds

    Just like the name, Rajarhat-New Town assembly segment offers a clash of two contrasting worlds. On one side, there are residents living in tall high-rises overlooking six-lane roads and cycling lanes, smart bus stands and multinational hotel chains. On the other side, there are people living in tiled roof huts beside canals and dusty roads, still struggling for basic healthcare and regular supply of drinking water.
    - 2 days ago 16 Apr 21, 10:07am -
  • Kolkata: Corona fear mars Poila Baisakh mood

    Kolkata: Corona fear mars Poila Baisakh mood

    From temples to College Street boipara, people celebrated Poila Baisakh amid the fear of coronavirus in the city. Elaborate arrangements were made to control crowds at temples that opened doors to devotees since wee hours but turnout was not even one-fourth of what was expected.
    - 2 days ago 16 Apr 21, 10:04am -

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