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Sweetmeat shops to open for four hours in Bengal
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
Bengalis can relish their favourite rosogolla, sandesh and mishti doi (sweet yoghurt) from Tuesday with the West Bengal government permitting sweetmeat shops to remain open for four hours daily during the lockdown period. ... read..


 
Bhaichung offers own building in Sikkim to help migrant workers
Kolkata | Monday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Monday offered his building in Lumsey,Tadong, Sikkim to the migrant workers in the state at a time they are struggling to reach their homes amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandem ... read..


 
Bengal orders employers to pay full and timely wages to workers (Ld)
Kolkata | Monday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
The West Bengal government on Saturday came up with a series of measures to prevent movement of migrant labourers, directing district administrations to arrange for temporary shelters and provisions of food, and all employers to pay full wages on the due ... read..


 
Bengal asks employers to pay full wages to workers
Kolkata | Monday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
The West Bengal government here on Saturday took a series of measures to prevent movement of migrant labourers. ... read..


 
They lived for days at quarantine centre, a banyan tree
Kolkata | Sunday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Seven migrant workers, who came back home to West Bengal's Purulia district from Chennai amidst the Coronavirus-induced lockdown, perched themselves on a banyan tree to remain in quarantine, in the absence of separate room for self-isolation in their smal ... read..


 
Three more found Coronavirus positive in Bengal, total now 18
Kolkata | Sunday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
Three more women were detected with the coronavirus infection in West Bengal on Saturday, taking the disease count to 18 in the state. ... read..


 
GSI DG urges staffers to donate one day's salary to PMNRF
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
Geological Survey of India (GSI) Director General M. Sridhar here on Saturday urged the organisation's staffers to contribute one day's salary from the pay bills of April towards the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF), set up to fight the COVID ... read..


 
BJP to feed 30 lakh poor families in Bengal during lockdown
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to feed 30 lakh poor families in West Bengal daily during the lockdown, called to prevent spread of coronavirus. ... read..


 
Mamata violating lockdown norms: Dilip Ghosh
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
Accusing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of violating the ongoing coronavirus induced lockdown by hitting the streets regularly, state BJP President Dilip Ghosh has wondered why people would abide by the law when she's herself was breaking it. ... read..


 
Centre sends 10,000 coronavirus testing kits to Bengal
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
The central government has sent 10,000 testing kits for detecting coronavirus infection to West Bengal, an official said. ... read..


 
Mamata Banerjee distributes essential commodities to people amid lockdown
Kolkata (West Bengal) | March 28, 2020 4:41:28 AM IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday distributed essential commodities to people at Kalighat night shelter amid nationwide lockdown. ... read..


 
Mamata govt to review lockdown related situation on March 31
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a 21-day lockdown in the country to combat the deadly coronavirus outbreak, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that her government would hold a review on March 31 and "take a decision ... read..


 
Bengal govt removes cops from duty excesses during lockdown
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
The West Bengal government removed seven-eight police personnel from duty for committing excesses on the people during the ongoing lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Friday. ... read..


 
India need Dhoni's experience in World T20: Coach
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
M.S. Dhoni should be part of India's T20 World Cup squad even if he does not play the Indian Premier League (IPL), due to the coronavirus outbreak, feels his childhood coach Keshav Banerjee. ... read..


 
Mimi shares funny expectation vs reality post during lockdown
Kolkata | Friday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
Bengali actress-politician Mimi Chakraborty has shared a funny expectation-versus-reality post on her Instagram while being under quarantine. ... read..


 
LR Shukla helps groundsmen with rice, pulses; donates salary
Kolkata | Friday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
Laxmi Ratan Shukla, the minister of state minister of state (sports and youth affairs) in West Bengal, has not only donated his three months' MLA salary and BCCI pension for the same period to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the former India allrounder has a ... read..


 
ITC sets up Rs 150 cr Covid Contingency Fund
Kolkata | Friday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
FMCG major, ITC has set up a Rs 150 crore Covid Contingency Fund for vulnerable sections of society who have been affected by the pandemic. ... read..


 
Coronavirus Outbreak: Social workers provide food to homeless at Kolkata's Dum Dum railway station underpass
Kolkata (West Bengal) | March 27, 2020 10:41:31 AM IST
Social workers in Kolkata were seen distributing food to the homeless and needy at an underpass in the city, which among the entire coutnry is under a lockdown aimed to break the chain of infection caused by the spread of coronavirus. ... read..


 
Mamata pays surprise visit to markets, pulls up police
Kolkata | Friday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday paid surprise visits to markets, pulling up police officers for shutting shops selling essentials and marking circles to denotie how people should queue up in markets and before retail and wholesale o ... read..


 
Mamata composes song on coronavirus
Kolkata | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has penned a song alerting people of the state about the cornonavirus pandemic, assuring them of their ultimate victory in fighting the disease amidst the ongoing nationwide lockdown. ... read..


 
Mamata urges CMs of 18 states to help stranded workers from Bengal
Kolkata | Friday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday wrote to her counterparts in 18 states requesting them to provide basic shelter, food and medical support to migrants workers from Bengal who have got stuck at their place of work due to the complete ... read..


 
Youth dies in Howrah, family alleges police thrashed him
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
A youth allegedly died after a police baton charge for violating the ongoing lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID 19, with his family claiming that he had gone out to buy milk when the cops beat him up in West Bengal's Howrah district. ... read..


 
Bengal CM directs officials, vendors to practice social distancing
Kolkata (West Bengal) | March 26, 2020 7:11:31 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday directed officials and vendors to practice social distancing, in a market here amid the nationwide lockdown imposed in light of the coronavirus outbreak. ... read..


 
Mamata Banerjee requests 18 CMs to help workers from Bengal stranded in their states due to lockdown
Kolkata (West Bengal) | March 26, 2020 4:41:38 PM IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Chief Ministers of 18 states requesting them to provide basic amenities such as shelter, food and medical support to the workers of West Bengal stranded in their states due to lockdown. ... read..


 
Trinamool workers shave head to stay indoors during lockdown
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
A group of Trinamool Congress workers in West Bengal's Malda district have shaved their heads together to resist the temptation of going outdoor during the ongoing lockdown to prevent the spread of Coronavirus infection. ... read..


 
Mamata warns of action against officials stopping vegetable vendors
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday warned state government officials that action would be taken against them if they tried to stop vegetable vendors and personnel engaged in home delivery of essentials during the ongoing lockdown to p ... read..


 
Woman licks policeman's uniform for enforcing lockdown in Kolkata
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
In a bizarre incident, a young woman in Kolkata licked the uniform of a police man on Wednesday after he stopped her car during the ongoing lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. ... read..


 
Mamata asks for donations to combat COVID 19
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Complaining that the state is yet to receive any fund from the Central government to combat the coronavirus outbreak, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged people, including those living in foreign countries, to come forward and ma ... read..


 
Sports bodies in Bengal ready to help govt with quarantine facilities
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Sports associations in the state, led by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), are ready to help the West Bengal government if they need their facilities to create a temporary medical facility to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..


 
Police stations to take responsibility of delivering food at every doorstep: West Bengal CM
Kolkata (West Bengal) | March 25, 2020 5:41:41 PM IST
Amid the countrywide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that all police stations will take responsibility to deliver food at doorsteps under the supervision of District Magistrates and Police Sup ... read..


 
Trinamool councillor arrested for heckling police
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2020 2:15:05 PM IST
A Trinamool Congress councillor was arrested for trying to prevent the police from closing a sweet shop in Hooghly district during the ongoing lockdown in West Bengal to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection. ... read..


 
Mamata asks people not to crowd markets
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Worried over huge gatherings before shops selling essential commodities amid the coronavirus scare, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asked people not to crowd markets or retail outlets and maintain social distance. ... read..


 
RPF personnel extend helping hand to stranded passengers at Howrah Railway station
Kolkata (West Bengal) | March 24, 2020 11:42:00 PM IST
As 375 passengers were left stranded at Howrah Railway Station after West Bengal government announced that no public transport will be operational during the lockdown, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) has taken up the task to help them. ... read..


 
Coronavirus: West Bengal extends lockdown to entire state
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
The West Bengal government on Tuesday announced it will put the entire state under lockdown till March 31 as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of coronavirus. ... read..


 
255 arrested in Kolkata for violating lockdown restrictions
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Altogether 255 people have been arrested in Kolkata for defying the lockdown that began on Monday evening to prevent the spread of novel Coronavirus infection, police said on Tuesday. ... read..


 
Never thought would see my city like this: Sourav Ganguly
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Locked at home amid the lockdown in West Bengal due to the coronavirus pandemic, BCCI President and former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said he never thought his city would wear a deserted look with virtually no one on the streets. ... read..


 
On this day: Dhoni's sprint wins India thriller in World T20
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
M.S. Dhoni, on this day four years back, pulled off a run out from the top drawer as he helped India beat Bangladesh during a T20 World Cup Super 10 tie in Bengaluru. ... read..


 
Lockdown begins in Kolkata, other parts of Bengal
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
People rushed indoor while police personnel hauled up those on the streets as a complete lockdown began in large parts of West Bengal, including the whole of Kolkata and eight districts on Monday to combat the spread of novel coronavirus infection, as the ... read..


 
Pitcher full of cowries unearthed in Bengal village
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
A pitcher full of cowries used as currency in ancient times has been unearthed while digging for the construction of a house in a village in north West Bengal's Cooch Behar district, officials said. ... read..


 
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