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Coronavirus vaccine consignment awaits government nod for take-off from Pune

08 Jan 2021

Coronavirus vaccine consignment awaits government nod for take-off from Pune

On Thursday night, the Pune Airport was prepared to airlift vials of coronavirus vaccine, the first such exercise in India's massive inoculation drive.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.4 million with 18K+ new cases

08 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.4 million with 18K+ new cases

India on Thursday reported 18,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.41 million cases.

Shah Rukh Khan to grace 26th Kolkata film festival inauguration

07 Jan 2021

Shah Rukh Khan to grace 26th Kolkata film festival inauguration

The ongoing coronavirus health crisis has put a halt to almost everything, with top film festivals and various cultural activities facing the brunt of the pandemic.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.39 million with 20K+ new cases

07 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.39 million with 20K+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 20,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.39 million cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.37M; death toll reaches 1.5 lakh

06 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.37M; death toll reaches 1.5 lakh

India on Tuesday reported nearly 18,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.37 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.3%.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.35 million with 16K+ new cases

05 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.35 million with 16K+ new cases

India on Monday reported over 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally past 10.35 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.3%.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.34 million with 16K+ new cases

04 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.34 million with 16K+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally past 10.34 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.1%.

Woodlands Hospital CEO gives update on Sourav Ganguly's health

03 Jan 2021

Woodlands Hospital CEO gives update on Sourav Ganguly's health

Woodlands Hospital CEO Rupali Basu, on Sunday, assured that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly's recovery is on track.

Coronavirus: India's daily death toll remained under 300 last week

01 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's daily death toll remained under 300 last week

India recorded less than 300 deaths linked to coronavirus every day between last Thursday and today, the government said.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.26 million with 22K new cases

31 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.26 million with 22K new cases

India on Wednesday reported just short of 22,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.26 million cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.24 million with 20K+ new cases

30 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.24 million with 20K+ new cases

India on Tuesday reported over 20,000 fresh coronavirus infections, a day after witnessing the lowest single-day spike in over six months. The nationwide tally has risen to 10.24 million cases.

Coronavirus: India reports 16K+ new cases, lowest spike since June

29 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India reports 16K+ new cases, lowest spike since June

India on Monday reported over 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, marking the lowest single-day spike in over six months.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.2 million with 20K+ new cases

28 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.2 million with 20K+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 20,000 fresh coronavirus infections, a day after the nation saw a "landmark" decline in its infection trajectory. The nationwide tally has now risen to 10.2 million cases.

Farm unions meet today to decide on talks with Centre

26 Dec 2020

Farm unions meet today to decide on talks with Centre

As the "Delhi Chalo" protests by farmers against the Center's contentious farm laws near Delhi's borders entered the 31st day, 40 farm unions are meeting today at 2:00 pm to decide on resuming talks with the Centre.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.14 million with 23K+ new cases

25 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.14 million with 23K+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 23,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally past 10.14 million cases.

RGV's '12'o'clock' to be the first theatrical release of 2021

24 Dec 2020

RGV's '12'o'clock' to be the first theatrical release of 2021

Director Ram Gopal Varma is all set to release his new movie 12'o'clock in theaters on January 8, 2021.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.1 million with 24K+ new cases

24 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.1 million with 24K+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 24,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally past 10.1 million cases. The recovery rate now stands at 95.7%.

Four skip Mamata Banerjee's cabinet meeting, spark speculations of resignations

23 Dec 2020

Four skip Mamata Banerjee's cabinet meeting, spark speculations of resignations

Four cabinet ministers skipped the meeting convened by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday, triggering speculations that more resignations could hit Trinamool Congress.

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 10.1 million with 23K+ new cases

23 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 10.1 million with 23K+ new cases

India on Tuesday reported 23,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to almost 10.1 million.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.07 million with 19K+ new cases

22 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.07 million with 19K+ new cases

India on Monday reported over 19,000 fresh coronavirus infections, marking the first time in several months that daily infections dropped below 20,000.

Bengal: BJP MP to divorce wife as she joined Trinamool

21 Dec 2020

Bengal: BJP MP to divorce wife as she joined Trinamool

Furious that his wife, Sujata Mondal Khan, joined rival party Trinamool Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Saumitra Khan said he would send her a divorce notice.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.05 million with 24K+ new cases

21 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.05 million with 24K+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 24,000 fresh infections, pushing the nationwide tally past 10.05 million.

WB: TMC's Suvendu Adhikari joins BJP at Shah's mega rally

19 Dec 2020

WB: TMC's Suvendu Adhikari joins BJP at Shah's mega rally

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday welcomed former Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader, Suvendu Adhikari, to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at a mega rally in West Bengal's Midnapore.

Shah reaches Bengal for two-day visit, will address rally today

19 Dec 2020

Shah reaches Bengal for two-day visit, will address rally today

Bharatiya Janata Party's top leader and the country's Home Minister, Amit Shah, arrived in West Bengal on Saturday, after 1 am. He will stay in the state for two days to take stock of the situation ahead of the high-voltage elections, slated to be held next year.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10 million as outbreak slows

19 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10 million as outbreak slows

India on Friday reported over 26,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally past the 10 million mark. The last million infections took nearly a month, indicating a slowdown in the pace of the outbreak.

Major fire in north Bengal market, 150 shops gutted

18 Dec 2020

Major fire in north Bengal market, 150 shops gutted

A major fire broke out at a market in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district in the early hours of Friday, gutting at least 150 shops. The flames were spotted around 3 am at the Dhupguri market by a shopkeeper, officials said.

After Suvendu Adhikari, Jitendra Tiwari, another TMC MLA quits party

18 Dec 2020

After Suvendu Adhikari, Jitendra Tiwari, another TMC MLA quits party

Trinamool Congress MLA Shilbhadra Dutta tendered his resignation from the party on Friday morning in what has been the third such exit for the ruling party in West Bengal.

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 99.8 lakh with 27K+ new cases

18 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 99.8 lakh with 27K+ new cases

India on Thursday reported over 27,000 fresh coronavirus infections pushing the nationwide tally to 99.78 lakh cases.

Tiger census begins in Sundarbans

17 Dec 2020

Tiger census begins in Sundarbans

The tiger census through camera trapping method has started in West Bengal's Sundarbans, which, according to the last estimate, was home to 96 big cats, an official said.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 98.5 lakh with 30K+ new cases

13 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 98.5 lakh with 30K+ new cases

India on Saturday reported 30,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the total number of cases past 98.5 lakh.

BJP's convoy attacked in Bengal, stones pelted at Nadda's car

10 Dec 2020

BJP's convoy attacked in Bengal, stones pelted at Nadda's car

Stones were pelted today at the vehicles of BJP President JP Nadda and National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya in West Bengal.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 97.3 lakh with 32k new cases

09 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 97.3 lakh with 32k new cases

India on Tuesday reported roughly 32,000 fresh coronavirus infections pushing the nationwide tally to 97.3 lakh cases. The recovery rate has now crossed 94.6%.

Bharat Bandh will be peaceful, say farmers; government ups security

08 Dec 2020

Bharat Bandh will be peaceful, say farmers; government ups security

Farmers who have been protesting against the Centre's agricultural reforms have called for a Bharat Bandh today, which will remain in place from 11 am to 3 pm.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 97 lakh with 26k+ new cases

08 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 97 lakh with 26k+ new cases

India on Monday reported over 26,000 fresh coronavirus infections, the first time since mid-November that daily infections fell under 30,000.

Siliguri rally: BJP worker dies amid clash with Bengal cops

07 Dec 2020

Siliguri rally: BJP worker dies amid clash with Bengal cops

A senior worker of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) died on Monday during the party's rally in Siliguri, West Bengal.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 96.7 lakh with 33k+ new cases

07 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 96.7 lakh with 33k+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 33,000 fresh coronavirus infections pushing the nationwide tally past 96.7 lakh cases.

As farmers threaten nationwide shutdown, Centre may amend laws: Report

05 Dec 2020

As farmers threaten nationwide shutdown, Centre may amend laws: Report

Ahead of the fifth round of talks between representatives of protesting farmers and the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly held a meeting at his house Saturday.

Government admits farm laws' drawbacks, say protesting farmers after meeting

03 Dec 2020

Government admits farm laws' drawbacks, say protesting farmers after meeting

Representatives from farmers groups protesting against the Centre's new farm laws on Thursday held talks with the government to address their concerns.

After TMC's outreach drive, BJP to target 10M Bengal households

03 Dec 2020

After TMC's outreach drive, BJP to target 10M Bengal households

With its eye on the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections, the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has come up with plans to reach out to 10 million households.

Economic losses sparked by Cyclone Amphan pegged at $14 billion

03 Dec 2020

Economic losses sparked by Cyclone Amphan pegged at $14 billion

Cyclone Amphan, which battered West Bengal and parts of Bangladesh, could be the costliest tropical cyclone to be recorded in the North Indian Ocean, according to the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) provisional report on the State of Global Climate.