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Bengal CM urges Centre to give Rs 10,000 each to migrants

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday appealed to the central government to provide one-time assistance of Rs 10,000 each to migrant labourers and others in the unorganised sector to sustain amid coronavirus crisis.... read..
 

'No problem' with renaming of Kolkata Port Trust as Syama Prasad Mukherjee Port Trust: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 3, 2020 10:41:51 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that she does not have any problem with the renaming of Kolkata Port Trust as 'Syama Prasad Mukherjee Port Trust'.... read..
 

ICICI Lombard simplifies claim process for customers affected by cyclone Amphan

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 3, 2020 10:41:41 AM IST
India's largest private-sector non-life insurance company ICICI Lombard General Insurance has rolled out measures for the people affected by the super cyclonic storm Amphan.... read..
 

Kolkata commuters take to bicycles to avoid Covid-19 infection

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
In a bid to adjust to the new normal situation, many people in Kolkata have taken to bicycles, a cost-effective and environment friendly mode of transportation for daily commuters in this testing time of Covid-19 pandemic.... read..
 

JU holds students union elections after three years

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2020 1:20:55 PM IST
After a three-year hiatus, student union elections were held in Jadavpur University on Wednesday, with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (AVBP), the student wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), fielding candidates for the first time in the inst... read..
 

7 shops gutted in fire in West Bengal's Siliguri

Siliguri (West Bengal) | June 2, 2020 8:11:38 AM IST
Seven shops were completely gutted in a fire that broke out at DI Fund Market near Siliguri Police Station, in Siliguri on Tuesday morning.... read..
 

Mamata slams central govt over Tapas Paul's death

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2020 1:20:53 PM IST
Holding the BJP government at the centre responsible for actor-politician Tapas Paul's death, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that three persons including a Trinamool MP and wife of another Lok Sabha MP have died in recent ... read..
 

Cricket is 90 per cent an eye game: Arun Lal (IANS Special)

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
Bengal coach Arun Lal, the man behind mooting the idea of doing mandatory eye tests for its senior and U-23 teams once camps resumes post COVID-19 lockdown, feels eyesight is ninety percent of the game and there is no harm in getting to know whether they ... read..
 

Major reshuffle in Bengal BJP unit

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
In a major reshuffle on Monday, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made some organisational changes in the party's state unit. The changes came ahead of the high-voltage state assembly elections scheduled in 2021.... read..
 

Rose Valley money in separate accounts for ED to attach: St Xaviers

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2020 1:20:55 PM IST
The amount of around Rs 96 lakh, received by St. Xaviers College here in two tranches from Rose Valley Group Chairman, Gautam Kundu, when the company was a fully legal entity, has now been effectively handed over to the Enforcement Directorate which has a... read..
 

One secondary exam candidate arrested, 3 others banned in Bengal

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2020 1:20:55 PM IST
One Madhyamik (secondary) examination candidate was arrested in West Bengal on Wednesday for trying to leak the English question paper on TikTok while three others were banned for bringing mobile phones to the examination centre, officials said.... read..
 

Mamata slams central govt over Tapas Paul's death (Lead)

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2020 1:20:54 PM IST
Holding the BJP-led central government's "political vengeance" responsible for actor-politician Tapas Paul's death, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that three persons including a Trinamool MP and the wife of another Lok Sab... read..
 

BJP, Cong flay Mamata for 'playing politics' over Paul's death

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2020 1:20:54 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress in West Bengal criticised Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo, for "playing politics" while paying the last respects to actor-politician Tapas Paul, here on Wednesday.... read..
 

Tapas Paul's body flown to Kolkata for state funeral

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2020 1:20:52 PM IST
Actor Tapas Paul's mortal remains were flown to Kolkata on Tuesday late night, and he would be given a state funeral on Wednesday, official sources said.... read..
 

Eye tests mandatory for Bengal cricketers: CAB

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2020 6:45:07 PM IST
The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has made eye tests mandatory for Bengal cricketers, it said in a statement. There was a meeting between Bengal coaching unit and CAB administration.... read..
 

Religious places open in West Bengal from today, oldest Kalighat temple remains closed

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 1, 2020 3:11:45 PM IST
Even as West Bengal government declared that places of worship will open for devotees from Monday, some places such as the famed Kalighat Temple and the Cathedral Church in Kolkata remained shut for now.... read..
 

Ex-Mohun Bagan players recall 2015 I-League winning celebrations

Kolkata |Monday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
Five years ago it was on this day that Mohun Bagans homecoming was celebrated with a rousing reception -- fans pouring on the streets to celebrate Kolkatas first-ever I-League title.... read..
 

271 new COVID-19 cases in West Bengal, 8 more people die in last 24 hours

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 1, 2020 10:11:44 PM IST
A total of 271 new COVID-19 cases were reported in West Bengal in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases to 5,772.... read..
 

CAB to pay tribute to Bengal cricket legends

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 1, 2020 2:12:09 AM IST
The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) will be paying tributes to the former greats of Bengal on their birth anniversary, said its president Avishek Dalmiya on Sunday.... read..
 

AIFF asks East Bengal to inform them about change in ownership

Kolkata |Monday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has asked city football giants East Bengal to officially inform them about their change in ownership after the I-League club and their investor Quess parted ways on Sunday.... read..
 

Unlock 0.1: Life limps back to normalcy in Kolkata

Kolkata |Monday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
After more than two months of nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, West Bengal state capital gears up to step outdoors on Monday albeit with restrictions. Amid spurt in number of Corona cases across India, life springs back to normalcy in this bustling eastern m... read..
 

CAB to pay tribute to past Bengal captains on birth anniversaries

Kolkata |Monday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) will be paying tribute to past Bengal captains on their respective birth anniversaries, its President Avishek Dalmiya said on Sunday on the occasion of the 92nd birth anniversary of former India opener and Bengal gr... read..
 

Playing in front of empty stands won't affect my performance: Jhingan

Kolkata |Sunday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Star India defender Sandesh Jhingan on Saturday said although it is not an ideal situation, he won't have a problem playing behind closed doors if need be when the Indian football season resumes.... read..
 

BSF inspector of North Bengal Frontier tests positive for COVID-19

Siliguri (West Bengal) | May 31, 2020 5:11:48 PM IST
A Border Security Force (BSF) inspector of North Bengal Frontier tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, said Rajib Ranjan Sharma, Deputy Inspector General (DIG), BSF, North Bengal Frontier, Kadamtala.... read..
 

No need to open mosques in current situation: Bengal Imams Association

Kolkata (West Bengal) | May 31, 2020 7:41:49 PM IST
The Bengal Imams Association has appealed to the public to continue the way they have been praying in their homes and inside the mosques during the COVID-19 lockdown with a strength of not more than five people.... read..
 

Forcibly opening temples not right decision: West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh

Kolkata (West Bengal) | May 31, 2020 8:41:38 PM IST
West Bengal BJP unit president Dilip Ghosh on Sunday said that forcibly opening temples in the State is not the right decision as the priests are also scared of the spread of coronavirus.... read..
 

371 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths in West Bengal in last 24 hours

Kolkata (West Bengal) | May 31, 2020 11:41:47 PM IST
A total of 371 new COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours in West Bengal, taking the total number of cases to 5,501 in the state, Health Department said on Sunday.... read..
 

COVID-19: Locality barricaded in WB's Birbhum to prevent movement of people

Birbhum (West Bengal) | May 31, 2020 11:11:47 AM IST
The residents of ward no.14 in Baruipara locality of Suri city in Birbhum district barricaded the entrance to their locality to prevent the movement of people, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.... read..
 

Railways running 'Corona Express' in name of Shramik trains: Mamata

Kolkata (West Bengal) | May 30, 2020 4:11:44 AM IST
In the name of Shramik Express, Indian Railways is running "Corona Express", said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday while alleging that social distancing is not being maintained in special trains transporting migrant workers and other p... read..
 

COVID-19: Bengal selector Sagarmoy Sensharma tests positive

Kolkata |Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Bengal selector Sagarmoy Sensharma has tested positive for COVID-19, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Avishek Dalmiya confirmed on Friday.... read..
 

317 new COVID-19 cases in West Bengal today

Kolkata (West Bengal) | May 30, 2020 10:11:40 PM IST
A total of 317 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported on Saturday, taking the total number of cases to 5,130 in the state, West Bengal health department said.... read..
 

Dairy farmers incur losses during lockdown, spill milk on road in protest in West Bengal's Asansol

Asansol (West Bengal) | May 30, 2020 4:11:42 PM IST
Dairy farmers in Asansol's Barabani area staged a protest by spilling milk on the road as they are unable to supply milk and feed their animals amid the coronavirus lockdown.... read..
 

Govt, non-govt offices to reopen from June 8 in Bengal: CM

Kolkata |Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
As the fourth phase of Covid-19 lockdown draws to a close in India, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that all government and non-government offices will resume their operations from June 8 across the state.... read..
 

Siliguri's Tea industry upbeat as WB Govt allows 100 per cent work force to function in tea gardens

Siliguri (West Bengal) | May 30, 2020 11:41:49 PM IST
A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that deployment of 100 per cent workforce at tea gardens would be allowed from June 1, the tea industry of Siliguri welcomed the state government's decision, citing reasons of more productio... read..
 

West Bengal Govt decides to extend lockdown till June 15 with relaxations

Kolkata (West Bengal) | May 30, 2020 10:42:02 PM IST
West Bengal government on Saturday decided to extend the coronavirus-induced lockdown for another two weeks i.e. up to June 15 with further relaxations with conditions.... read..
 

CAB advises no use of saliva and sweat during small group training

Kolkata |Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) medical committee on Friday advised no use of saliva and sweat on the ball as part of its detailed guidelines in their bid to resume training in small groups for local cricketers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.... read..
 

Religious places to open in WB from June 1: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata (West Bengal) | May 29, 2020 5:41:40 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that all religious places will open in the state on June 1 where not more than 10 people will be allowed at any time.... read..
 

Equipped with PPE kits, salon opens in Siliguri

Siliguri (West Bengal) | May 29, 2020 7:11:45 PM IST
Barber shop at Rathkhola in Siliguri has started their services while following proper safety measures to prevent spread of COVID-19.... read..
 

JMB terrorist Boro Abdul Karim arrested in Bengal

Kolkata |Friday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police on Friday morning arrested Bangladesh-based terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh's (JMB) top operative Abdul Karim alias Boro Karim.... read..
 

Bengal minister Sujit Bose tests positive for COVID-19

Kolkata |Friday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services Minister Sujit Bose has tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Friday.... read..
 

CAB prepares Standard Operating Procedures, restricts saliva use during training

Kolkata (West Bengal) | May 29, 2020 10:11:43 PM IST
The Cricket Association of Bengal on Friday prepared guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which will be adopted by the association prior to opening back its office and also prior to making decisions on the resumption of training for the Ben... read..
 

West Bengal: People protest establishment of quarantine centre at school in Asansol

Asansol (West Bengal) | May 29, 2020 4:41:38 PM IST
People protested in large numbers against the establishment of a quarantine centre at a local school here.... read..
 

Wanted Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh terrorist Abdul Karim arrested in West Bengal's Murshidabad

Kolkata (West Bengal) | May 29, 2020 12:41:56 PM IST
Kolkata Police's Special Task Force on Friday arrested Abdul Karim, a wanted Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorist, from Suti Police Station area in Murshidabad. He will be produced before a court today.... read..
 

Will have to wait & watch if rules need tweaking: ONE Championship

Kolkata |Friday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Mixed martial arts promoters ONE Championship is discussing whether the contact sport needs a tweaking of rules or not with medical experts when they resume activities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a top official said on Friday.... read..
 

Mohun Bagan duo hail fathers' contributions in I-League win

Kolkata |Thursday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Young Mohun Bagan footballers Subha Ghosh and Sheikh Sahil have hailed their fathers' contributions in helping them develop mental strength as the Kolkata giants won the I-League this year.... read..
 

Domestic flight operations resume at Kolkata Airport

Kolkata (West Bengal) | May 28, 2020 10:41:42 AM IST
As domestic flight movement resumed in West Bengal on Thursday, passengers queued up at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, while maintaining social distancing, as they were screened before entering the terminal.... read..
 

Vistara Airlines operates first Dreamliner on Delhi-Kolkata route

Kolkata (West Bengal) | May 28, 2020 11:41:41 AM IST
A Vistara Airlines Dreamliner Boeing 787-9 on Thursday operated its first commercial flight on the Delhi-Kolkata route.... read..
 

Centre must have discussed matter with West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee over 36 trains coming from Mumbai

Kolkata (West Bengal) | May 28, 2020 9:41:39 AM IST
Miffed with Centre for sending 36 trains from Mumbai to West Bengal without State government's knowledge, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that if Central Government had planned and discussed the movement the trains with West Bengal, it wo... read..
 

Consortium of footballers aim to help Amphan-affected West Bengal

Kolkata |Thursday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
A consortium of 38 footballers have decided to pool in their resources to help the affected people of West Bengal as it strives to get back on its feet after being heavily hit by Super Cyclone Amphan.... read..
 

TTFI plans non-compulsory camp in June for paddlers

Kolkata |Thursday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) is planning to hold a camp for its national players between June 20-30 and will seek consent from the government and sports ministry for the same, its secretary general, MP Singh said on Thursday.... read..
 

Don't go by social media, Dhoni can play WT20 even next year: Coach

Kolkata |Thursday, 2020 8:45:08 PM IST
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not the kind of person who will call up his close aides and talk about calling it a day from international cricket, said his childhood coach Keshav Banerjee quashing rumours of the decorated former India captain's retirement.... read..
 
 
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