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.
RT-PCR tests were conducted on the pilgrims as part of the measures to check the spread of the virus at Gangasagar Mela.
The accident occurred around 5 pm in an area under the Alipurduar division of Northeast Frontier Railway, an NFR spokesperson said in Guwahati.
She requested pilgrims not to overcrowd vehicles in trying to reach Sagar Islands in South 24 Parganas district, to wear double masks and cooperate with the administration, and seek the police's help if needed.
While attending the virtual event where PM Modi unveiled the second campus of the Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said that the state has funded 25 per cent of the project cost.
State BJP spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya also urged the governments of other states from where pilgrims come in large numbers to the annual fair to impose some restrictions at their end.
A TMC core committee meeting was held at Banerjee's residence, who is also the TMC supremo, during the day to discuss the party's strategy and the candidate list for four municipal corporations to be held on January 22.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that Covid-19 cases were rising in Kolkata as it's a transit point for travellers. She also said pandemic restrictions can't be imposed everywhere as they would hurt the economy.
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".
The MHA said the application for the renewal of FCRA registration of MoC was refused on December 25 for not meeting the eligibility conditions under the FCRA 2010 and the Foreign Contribution Regulation Rules (FCRR) 2011.
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.
The budget document emanates that the allocation of Rs 100 crore for the scheme was proposed for the 2021-22 fiscal, Dhankhar said.
Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee took it to the Twitter and attached the report prepared by the Institute for Competitiveness where Bengal has secured the top position while Bihar's name appeared at the bottom in the 'large states' category.
The senior TMC leader Subrata Mukherjee was being treated for cardiac ailments. His death was announced by TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
This will be Mamata Banerjee's maiden visit to the coastal state, where the TMC has decided to contest the upcoming Assembly elections due in February 2022.
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee earlier on Sunday had appealed to PM Narendra Modi to immediately withdraw the Union Home Ministry's notification that extended the jurisdiction of BSF.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee emerged victorious in the recently concluded by-polls in the state.
The West Bengal CM beat the BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal after 21 rounds of counting on Sunday. Her winning margin was 54,213 in 2011 and 25,301 in 2016.
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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