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Hit By COVID-19 In Kolkata, AIFF Postpones I-League 2021-22 Next Round Matches

Dec 29, 2021 Koushik Paul

The AIFF, in an emergency League Committee meeting, decided to postpone six I-League 2021-22 next round matches following a COVID-19 outbreak on Wednesday. At least 11 players have tested positive for the virus.

Will Not Give Up Till Mamata Banerjee Is Defeated In Bengal: BJP

Dec 28, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The grand old party and the CPI (M) have several times in the past accused the TMC of being a "trojan horse of the BJP".


ISL 2021-22: Winless East Bengal Part Ways With Head Coach Jose Manuel Diaz

East Bengal are winless so far in the ISL 2021-22 season. They have played eight matches, and have lost four and drawn four. They are languishing at the bottom of 11-team table.

Elections to four municipal corporations in Bengal on Jan 22

Dec 28, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The commission left out Howrah Municipal Corporation, amid the ongoing row between the Mamata Banerjee government and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar over a bill seeking its bifurcation.


Sourav Ganguly, BCCI President, Tests Positive For Covid-19, Now Stable

Sourav Ganguly is double vaccinated and has been travelling extensively in the past few months. The former India captain's reports came on Monday night and he has been hospitalised.

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28 December, 2021

BJP Says Will Not Stop Until Mamata Banerjee’s TMC Is Politically Defeated In West Bengal

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BJP’s assertion comes at a time when there have been speculations that Mamata Banerjee’s TMC has entered into ‘tacit understanding’ to divide the opposition.


27 December, 2021

I-League 2021-22: Tiago Adan Hits Brace In Real Kashmir's 3-2 Win Over Aizawl FC

PTI

In a thrilling I-League 2021-22 match, Tiago Adan scored in the 8th minute to give Real Kashmir an early lead against Aizawl FC. He netted one more before Mason Robertson got a third for the team against the former champions.


27 December, 2021

Man Approaches Calcutta HC After Father Goes Missing From Correctional Home

PTI

The petitioner who has filed a Habeas Corpus petition claimed that Ranjit Bhowmick, his father, arrested in connection with a case of alleged possession of spurious liquor, went missing from a correctional home in Kolkata.


27 December, 2021

I-League 2021-22: Sergio Mendi Hat-trick Helps NEROCA Beat Sreenidi Deccan 3-2

PTI

NEROCA FC overcome Sreenidi Deccan in a thrilling encounter thanks to a hat-trick from Spanish striker Sergio Mendiguchia. Girik Khosla and David Castenada Munoz scored for the I-League debutants.


27 December, 2021

Amit Mitra urges PM to call GST meet to reverse tax hike on textiles

Outlook Web Desk

The union government had notified an increase in GST on natural fibre products from 5 per cent to 12 per cent, including apparels in the lower tax bracket with effect from January 1, 2022.


26 December, 2021

Need To Bring Back Covid Curbs In Kolkata In Light Of X-Mas Crowds: Experts

Outlook Web Desk

Virologists and public health experts felt an urgent clampdown was needed to avoid a repeat of such mass gatherings with Covid inappropriate behaviour during the New Year celebrations.


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26 December, 2021

I-League 2021-22: TRAU, Indian Arrows Play Out Goal-less Draw In Season Opener

PTI

Indian Arrows started with a 4-4-2 set-up with skipper Parthib Gogoi leading the attacking troops. TRAU, who had finished third last year, had a 4-3-3 formation with Krishnananda Singh and Joseph Olaleye in front line.


26 December, 2021

Yearender 2021: The Sweetest Year Of Mamata Banerjee's Life

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

From winning Bengal Assembly Elections with a landslide majority to expanding into other states, all over India, Mamata Banerjee had 2021 as the sweetest year of her life.


25 December, 2021

Omicron Will Spike In India But Cases Will Be Mild, Says South African Doctor Who Identified Variant

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Omicron Covid-19: Dr Angelique Coetzee, who first identified the new variant, said India will see a surge in the cases, but hopefully the majority of the cases will be as mild as in South Africa.


24 December, 2021

Unhappy Over Not Getting Chance To Speak In Last Meet, Mamata To Skip PM's Conference On Friday

Outlook Web Desk

Her decision came a day after Banerjee was apparently not given a chance to speak during a virtual meeting of chief ministers with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


24 December, 2021

Bengal Guv anguished over pvt varsities' chancellors, VCs skipping meeting at Raj Bhavan

Outlook Web Desk

The governor had earlier invited them to a meeting on December 20 and later rescheduled it on Thursday after officials of the private universities had expressed their inability to attend it, citing the COVID situation.


22 December, 2021

Day After Civic Poll Rout, BJP's Tathagata Roy Says Party Run By "Debauch, Traitors"

Outlook Web Desk

Roy, who has been attacking the party's West Bengal leadership since the assembly poll debacle, had said last month he has decided to bid "farewell" to the state unit of the BJP for the time being, a remark that was interpreted as an indication that he will hold fire.


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22 December, 2021

Visva-Bharati Announces Schedule For Four-Day Event, No Word Yet On 'Poush Mela'

Outlook Web Desk

A Visva-Bharati official said the university has decided against holding the fair for the second consecutive year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and rise in Omicron cases.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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