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  • newBengal: Affordable housing plan in New Town

    Bengal: Affordable housing plan in New Town

    The Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (Hidco) plans to engage a consultant to prepare architectural design along with detailed estimate and bid documents to set up affordable housing of LIG and EWS category on about 7.6 acres in New Town.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 4:00pm -
  • newHawker menace: New Mkt traders threaten strike

    Hawker menace: New Mkt traders threaten strike

    Traders of New Market and surrounding areas have threatened to go on a strike if the KMC does not act on its complaint against illegal encroachment by hawkers in the entire belt.
    - 7 mins ago 24 Jan 21, 1:27pm -
  • newWB: Kin of Netaji underline unity, tolerance

    WB: Kin of Netaji underline unity, tolerance

    Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s immediate family — his Germany-resident daughter and a grandnephew staying in Kolkata — chose his birth anniversary to underline the ideals of “unity and tolerance” that he espoused in life.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 11:30am -
  • newCM protests ‘politics’ after Jai Shri Ram chants

    CM protests ‘politics’ after Jai Shri Ram chants

    A section of the crowd at the main Netaji birth anniversary ceremony at Victoria Memorial chanted “Jai Shri Ram” slogans just as Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee got up to speak, prompting her to cut short her speech to protest against the “humiliation” and “the politicisation of a dignified affair”.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 11:30am -
  • newDeclare January 23 a national holiday: WB CM

    Declare January 23 a national holiday: WB CM

    Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birthday should be declared a national holiday, chief minister Mamata Banerjee demanded on Saturday, adding that institutions like the Planning Commission that the iconic patriot had envisioned should be brought back to strengthen the federal structure of the country. She said that to “truly celebrate” Netaji’s philosophy of “unity in diversity”, India should have four capitals in each geographic zone and Parliament sessions should be held in each on a ro…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 11:30am -
  • newWB: Netaji, Vivekananda books in school syllabus

    WB: Netaji, Vivekananda books in school syllabus

    Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed the school education department to include ‘His Call to the Nation’, written by Swami Vivekananda, and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s ‘Taruner Swapno’ and ‘Sabujer Obhijan’ in the school curriculum.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 10:22am -
  • newSr citizen loses Rs 50,000 in bank fraud in WB

    Sr citizen loses Rs 50,000 in bank fraud in WB

    A 64-year-old man from Dum Dum claimed to have lost Rs 50,000 hours after he went to his bank to enquire about his account, for which he was not getting updates since its merger with another nationalized bank last year.
    - 4 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 9:32am -
  • newPolitical violence hits Howrah, Titagarh; 1 dies

    Political violence hits Howrah, Titagarh; 1 dies

    Two persons, including a bystander, were injured in a clash between Trinamool and BJP supporters in Howrah’s Liluah on Saturday morning as gunshots and bomb blasts shook the area. In Titagarh, a Trinamool activist, Rumani Khan (48), reportedly a close aide of a former Trinamool councillor, was shot dead in front of his family on Saturday evening.
    - 4 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 9:31am -
  • newWest Bengal reports 410 new Covid-19 cases

    West Bengal reports 410 new Covid-19 cases

    West Bengal's Covid-19 tally rose to 5,67,714 on Saturday as 410 more people tested positive for the infection, while 10 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 10,107, a health bulletin said. As many as 474 more people were cured of the disease, taking the recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state to 97.09 per cent, it said.
    - 10 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 3:16am -
  • newTMC, BJP lock horns over legacy of Netaji

    TMC, BJP lock horns over legacy of Netaji

    While TMC supremo and chief minister Mamata Banerjee kicked off the celebrations with a grand procession in Kolkata, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the city to participate in "Parakram Diwas" programmes to commemorate the legendary freedom fighter's birth anniversary.
    - 12 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 1:31am -
  • newCovid cases, fatality sharply decline in Odisha

    Covid cases, fatality sharply decline in Odisha

    Covid-19 positive cases are hovering between 100 and 200 during the last one week. Thirteen people have lost their lives due to Covid in the last two weeks. Only 130 Covid cases and a death were reported in the last 24 hours. Capital city has witnessed single digit Covid positive cases for the past several days.
    - 14 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 12:01am -
  • Clean air: Step out of home between noon & 4pm

    Clean air: Step out of home between noon & 4pm

    If someone wants to inhale the cleanest possible air, it is better to venture out between 12pm and 4pm. This time period on Wednesday and Thursday recorded the best ambient air quality with PM2.5 count being lowest — almost within the permissible limit. This is the time to have brisk walking, strenuous exercise which necessitates higher inhalation, said a recent study.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 1:30pm -
  • Vax: Pvt hosps in Kolkata fall back on staffers

    Vax: Pvt hosps in Kolkata fall back on staffers

    Private hospitals had to fall back on their own employees to meet their vaccination target on Friday even as 25%-35% of those on the Co-Win list failed to turn up. Four out of six hospitals that conducted vaccinations had to substitute the absentees with their own healthworkers. Several are planning to step up counselling to convince recipients.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 12:31pm -
  • Netaji’s daughter opposes demand for Bharat Ratna

    Netaji’s daughter opposes demand for Bharat Ratna

    Subhas Chandra Bose’s daughter, Anita B Pfaff, has opposed the demand to confer the Bharat Ratna on the iconic freedom fighter “now”, which she feels is “so late”.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 11:30am -
  • WB: TMC expels Bally MLA Baishali Dalmiya

    WB: TMC expels Bally MLA Baishali Dalmiya

    In a step that may have reverberations beyond politics, Trinamool Congress on Friday expelled Baishali Dalmiya, the party’s Bally MLA.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 11:30am -
  • PM is biggest well-wisher of Assam: Sonowal

    PM is biggest well-wisher of Assam: Sonowal


    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 11:15am -
  • Ancestral home in Kodalia ready for yr-long events

    Ancestral home in Kodalia ready for yr-long events

    Last-minute touches are being given to the ancestral house of Netaji in the sleepy locality of Kodalia. The roof tiles that were damaged in cyclone Amphan have been replaced. A year-long celebration to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji will begin this Saturday.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 10:19am -
  • PM may visit Netaji's house, CM to lead rally

    PM may visit Netaji's house, CM to lead rally

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Netaji Bhawan on Saturday, in addition to attending the two programmes lined up at the National Library and the Victoria Memorial Hall to mark Subhas Chandra Bose’s 125th birth anniversary.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 9:53am -
  • Bengal plans to set up university for journalism

    Bengal plans to set up university for journalism

    The government is set to unveil a university for journalism and mass communication, aiming to begin admissions in 2022-23.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 9:48am -
  • Ray lensman's house set to get heritage status

    Ray lensman's house set to get heritage status

    The West Bengal Heritage Commission has notified that it intends to declare the residence of iconic cinematographer Subrata Mitra on 70, Sarat Bose Road, as a building of heritage importance. On Friday, it issued a notice stating that local authority/owner/occupier/leaseholder shall not transfer, by way of sale, lease or mortgage or cause demolition, removal, alteration, defacing, hoarding of the wall or misuse of the part of whole of this building. Plans are also afoot to install a blue plaque…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 9:41am -

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