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Rescue Operation Of Derailed Bikaner-Guwahati Exp Completed: NFR

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

All stranded passengers have been provided with drinking water and snacks from the pantry car of the train.

Bengal Prepared To Tackle Rise In Covid Cases, Says Mamata At Meeting With PM

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Banerjee was speaking at a virtual meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where chief ministers and lieutenant governors of states and Union Territories were present to review the COVID-19 situation in the country.


Bikaner-Guwahati Express Derails And Overturns In Bengal's Jalpaiguri District, 3 Killed

TV footage showed a number of coaches lying sideways down the elevated tracks as rescue workers were seen trying to extricate the passengers.

Super Spreader: Health Experts Fear Gangasagar Mela Will Worsen Covid-19 Situation

Jan 11, 2022 PTI

The Gangasagar Mela will definitely be a super-spreader. There is no doubt of that. Lakhs of people will congregate and we fear there will be violation of Covid-19 safety protocols, said Dr Anima Halder, the principal of State-run Infectious Diseases and Beliaghata General (ID&BG) Hospital.


Covid Wave: Bengal Reports Over 19,000 Infections On Monday, Lesser Than Previous Day

West Bengal had registered an all-time high single-day spike of 24,287 infections on Sunday. However, the lower figure may well have to do with the far fewer number of people being tested.

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08 January, 2022

TMC Top Brass Wants To Withhold Political, Religious Meets Following Rise In Covid Cases

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The Calcutta High Court has directed West Bengal State Election Commission to file an affidavit on a petition seeking postponement of the elections in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases


08 January, 2022

Huge Difference Between Temporary Covid Centre, Cancer Institute: Thakur Hits Out At Mamata

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There is a huge difference between a temporary Covid centre and a world-class cancer institute, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said on Saturday, hitting out at Mamata Banerjee.


07 January, 2022

West Bengal CM Banerjee Claims To Have Inaugurated CNCI Cancer Hospital Before PM Modi

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'The state has funded 25 per cent of the project cost and is still carrying out the recurring expenses in the facility at Rajarhat' : CM Banerjee said.


06 January, 2022

Mimi Chakraborty Tests Positive For Covid-19

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Actress turned politician Mimi Chakraborty took to social media and announced that she has tested positive for the coronavirus.


03 January, 2022

Large Crowds In Local Trains Flout Covid Norms In West Bengal

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The West Bengal government, in an order issued on Sunday, capped the number of passengers in local trains to 50 per cent of the seating capacity. It has also limited the hours of service to 7 pm.


03 January, 2022

Supreme Court Quashes WB Govt Plea Against Granting Of Protection To Suvendu Adhikari

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On September 6 last year, a single bench of the Calcutta High Court had extended interim relief to Adhikari against the summons issued by the state police's Crime Investigation Department (CID) in connection with a probe into the death of his bodyguard.


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03 January, 2022

Covid-19 West Bengal: Kolkata Registers 9,762 Cases Within Week; Over 100 Doctors In Isolation

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Covid-19 West Bengal: Over 100 doctors and health workers have been hospitalised over the past three days in the state, after testing Covid positive.


02 January, 2022

Bengal Imposes Travel And Workplace Restrictions Amidst COVID Surge

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"All government and private offices will function with 50 per cent workforce. Work from home will be encouraged as far as possible," Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi said.


30 December, 2021

West Bengal To Restrict Flights From UK, At-Risk Countries From January 3

PTI

All the direct flights from the UK and those emanating from other high-risk countries will not be allowed to enter West Bengal from 3rd January. Covid-19 and Omicron variant cases are constantly rising in the state.


30 December, 2021

Central Govt Allocates Additional Fund Of Rs.3,063 Crore To States Affected By Natural Disasters

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The additional assistance is over and above the funds released by the Centre to the states in the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), already placed at the disposal of the states.


29 December, 2021

West Bengal Governor Seeks Updates On Hill Council's Operations

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The governor, who is on a visit to Darjeeling, has asked the GTA administrator to personally update him about the council's operations and way of functioning.


29 December, 2021

Centre should declare Gangasagar Mela a natl fair: Mamata

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The Gangasagar Mela is equally important as the Allahabad 'Kumbh Mela' but it is yet to get the national status, she said.


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27 December, 2021

Former GJM Leader Binay Tamang Promises To Secure Gorkha Votes For Trinamool Congress

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Election to 47 wards of SMC, which was won by the CPI(M) in 2015, is likely to be held on January 22, along with four other municipal corporations in south Bengal.


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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