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Trouble Intensifies In West Bengal BJP Over Organisational Revamp

Jan 15, 2022 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Amid growing turbulence, Sukanta Majumdar, the state unit president of the BJP in West Bengal, dissolved all departments and cells on Friday night.

Railway Minister Inspects Bikaner-Guwahati Train Accident Site

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

He conducted an inspection of the tracks and the locomotive involved in the accident, a Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) spokesperson said here. The cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained and a committee has been formed to investigate it, she said.


NEWSFLASH: West Bengal Logs 18,213 New Covid-19 Infections, 2,792 More Cases Than Yesterday

Health Department on Friday confirmed that West Bengal has reported 18,213 fresh Covid-19 cases, which is 2,792 more than previous day taking the tally to 17,11,957.

PM Modi Unveils Cancer Institute In Kolkata, Vows To Reach Best Healthcare Benefits To Poor

Jan 07, 2022 PTI

PM Modi dedicated the the 400-bed tertiary cancer care centre to the nation built at a cost of Rs 534 crore.


Covid-19 Surge In Cities; Omicron Is Predominant Variant: Govt

Omicron Covid-19: The government said there is no need to panic and one must be alert, disciplined and prepared, adding that the country will face this phase of the pandemic as well.

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05 January, 2022

Mamata Banerjee Wishes Arvind Kejriwal Speedy Recovery From Covid-19

PTI

Covid-19: The Delhi CM and AAP supremo was tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, following which he had announced about his health status on social media.


04 January, 2022

Newsflash| Covid-19: West Bengal Records Highest Ever Single Day Spike

Outlook Web Desk

Covid-19: West Bengal health authorities said over 9000 infections were reported in the state on Tuesday.


03 January, 2022

NEWSFLASH | West Bengal Lockdown: Local Train Service Allowed Till 10PM

PTI

West Bengal govt modifies local train service hours, allows operations till 10 pm with immediate effect, said officials.


03 January, 2022

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

Outlook Bureau

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

Lockdown In West Bengal As Covid-19 Spikes 8 Times In 6 Days

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Covid-19 West Bengal: 10,091 cases in three days prompted the state government to shut schools, colleges, universities and allow trains to ply only till evening.


02 January, 2022

Breaking| West Bengal To Impose Covid-19 Restrictions From Monday; Schools, Colleges Closed

PTI

West Bengal announces Covid-19 restrictions in view of the surging cases in the state.


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29 December, 2021

NEWSFLASH: Bengal CM Hints At Closing Schools And Colleges In View Of Covid Threat

PTI

CM Mamata Banerjee asked officials to take a stock of the prevailing Covid-19 situation.


28 December, 2021

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

PTI

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.


22 December, 2021

West Bengal: BSF Foils Narcotics Smuggling Bid Along IB, Kills Intruder From Bangladesh

PTI

West Bengal: BSF (Border Security Force) foiled the narcotics smuggling bid along IB (International Border) near Nawada border post in Malda district in the state, the officials said.


21 December, 2021

TMC Sweeps Kolkata Municipal Elections, BJP Bags 3 Seats

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

West Bengal: In Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) Elections, TMC has won 134 seats, BJP—which is the main opposition party in the state assembly, has won two seats, the Left parties were leading in one seat, and the Congress has won two seats. The independents are slated to join TMC.


21 December, 2021

Bengal: Two more foreign returnees test positive; genome sequencing to be done

Outlook Web Desk

The state's coronavirus death toll rose to 19,676 after seven more people succumbed to the disease during the day, a bulletin issued by the health department said.


17 December, 2021

Bengal Tops Chart In Literacy Index, CM Mamata Banerjee Congratulates Teachers, Officials

PTI

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.


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17 December, 2021

Mamata Banerjee, BJP Share Dream Of ‘Congress Mukt Bharat’: RSS Linked Magazine ‘Swastika’

PTI

RSS linked Bengali magazine ‘Swastika’ has claimed that TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, along with BJP aspire for ‘Congress Mukt Bharat’ (Congress free India).


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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