Independents, BJP biggest losers of deposits in KMC polls

The Left Front’s performance was better in terms of securing the deposit compared to the two national parties. 

23 Dec 2021

Kolkata Diary

“We are striving to achieve a complete digital health set-up and trying to incorporate better use of technology in healthcare.” 

23 Dec 2021

Bengal schools with zero enrolment to go ‘extinct’ 
 

The West Bengal government has decided to shut down 64 state-aided junior high schools (classes V-VIII) across the state, where student enrolment is down to zero.

19 Dec 2021

‘Silent’ prayers in Bengal mosque to support offline classes

From the day of the first offline class, the mosque authorities decided not to use loudspeakers during azan as the sound might disturb students.

12 Dec 2021

Trinamool Congress promises Rs 5000 per month to Goa women

As per the new scheme, the Bengal’s ruling party promises direct transfer of Rs 5,000 monthly assistance to the account of the female head of every household in Goa.

12 Dec 2021

IAF chopper crash: Father spoke to armyman son shortly before boarding

Rai’s son Bikkal, who is also in the Indian Army and presently based in Delhi, said his father talked to him on a video call hours before boarding the ill-fated helicopter.

10 Dec 2021

Lockdown pushes up malnourished kids’ tally in Bengal’s backward districts

The survey, conducted across the state in September, found that 6.7 lakh children were malnourished. The figure was 3.5 lakh in August last year.

07 Dec 2021

Over 33 lakh dormant Jan Dhan bank accounts in Bengal as Centre fails to deposit subsidies

In Bengal, a total of 4,08,93,000 PMJY accounts have been opened and now 33.65 lakh accounts are inoperative. 

06 Dec 2021

Denied ticket, TMC leader to contest against Mamata Banerjee's kin in Kolkata polls

Ratan Malakar, who was denied ticket in the upcoming civic polls, filed nomination on December 1 for contesting in ward no 73.

02 Dec 2021

Kolkata Diary

The Park Street flyover in Kolkata will be shut to traffic from 10 pm on December 3 to 6 am on December 6 for a load test for the structure.

29 Nov 2021

CPM fields ‘crisis-tested’ Red Volunteers in Kolkata civic poll

Even though the CPI(M) has left 17 seats vacant for Congress, the national party is not happy with it and is likely to field candidates in more wards.

28 Nov 2021

CPM plans to strengthen women cadre in West Bengal

Another CPI(M) leader said that to highlight the TMC-led government’s 'anti-people' policies door-to-door, the party will have to engage women brigade.

25 Nov 2021

Mamata’s Delhi trip aimed at wider footprint for TMC

Sources in the state government said Mamata might meet PM Modi and Union Home minister Ami Shah and place the state’s financial demands.

22 Nov 2021

West Bengal's doctor-turned-civil service officer still has his finger on the pulse

To not waste his knowledge of medicine, block development officer Dr Arun BIswas goes the extra mile to treat poor patients for free.

21 Nov 2021

Buoyed by repealing of farm laws, Trinamool Congress to fuel CAA agitation

In the recent Bengal Assembly elections, the BJP attempted to consolidate Hindu electorates with its Hindutva rhetoric, which proved a futile effort.

21 Nov 2021