04 Jul 2020
Kolkata temporarily bans flights from 6 cities starting July 6
The Kolkata airport, also called the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, has banned flights from six cities for three weeks starting July 6.
30 Jun 2020
West Bengal announces free ration; 'better quality than Centre'
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that the state government will provide the poor with free ration till next year.
08 Jun 2020
As India 'unlocks', West Bengal extends lockdown till June 30
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that the coronavirus lockdown in the state will be extended till June 30.
06 Jun 2020
India now has more coronavirus cases than Italy
With 9,887 fresh coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours, India has now touched the grim benchmark of becoming the nation which has sixth-highest COVID-19 cases. 294 died in the last 24 hours.
01 Jun 2020
India enters Unlock 1.0: What has changed in the states?
Four legs of lockdown later, India entered the first phase of the three-phased unlock plan on Monday, ground rules of which were announced by the Union Home Ministry on Saturday.
29 May 2020
Lockdown 5.0: Here's what is likely to be allowed
As the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown nears its end, multiple reports have claimed that the curbs will be extended.
24 May 2020
Domestic flights to resume from tomorrow, but confusion persists
Even as domestic passenger flights are set to resume in India from Monday, some states have questioned the move citing issues with rules and their reluctance to accept flights.
22 May 2020
PM Modi visits cyclone-ravaged Bengal, announces Rs. 1,000 crore aid
Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in West Bengal, to take stock of the situation in the state. Bengal is dealing with catastrophic damage, that the landfall of Cyclone Amphan caused on Wednesday.
21 May 2020
Cyclone Amphan: 72 dead in Bengal; Rs. 2.5L compensation announced
A day after Cyclone Amphan made landfall at West Bengal's Digha, the super cyclonic storm left the state in ruins.
21 May 2020
Cyclone Amphan leaves behind trail of destruction; 12 dead
After brewing over the Bay of Bengal for some days, the severe cyclonic storm, Cyclone Amphan, made landfall on Wednesday, battering parts of West Bengal and Odisha.
19 May 2020
Worst cyclone since 1999: IMD on fast-approaching Cyclone Amphan
At a press briefing, called to shed light on the preparedness about the impending Cyclone Amphan, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday that it is the most intense cyclone to have been formed over the Bay of Bengal after 1999.
11 May 2020
Why was India's discharge policy for COVID-19 patients changed?
The Union Health Ministry on Monday said that the discharge policy for COVID-19 patients was revised after a similar move by several other countries.
11 May 2020
On easing curbs, Modi tells CMs it was "people's will"
On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video-conference with Chief Ministers of all states, his fifth such interaction since the coronavirus pandemic attacked India. He said some curbs were relaxed keeping people's interest in mind.
11 May 2020
'Shramik' trains will run on full capacity, have several stoppages
Shramik special trains, meant to send migrant workers to their home states will now run on full capacity, the Railways announced on Monday.
09 May 2020
Bengal denying trains to migrants, it's injustice: Shah to Banerjee
Trains meant to ferry migrant workers to their home states sparked a battle between political adversaries Amit Shah and Trinamool's Mamata Banerjee with the former writing a letter today underlining that Banerjee's government was doing "injustice".
04 May 2020
TMC's Mahua Moitra v/s NRI doctors: Thin-skinned politician insults doctors
Mahua Moitra, one of the strongest voices All India Trinamool Congress has, is receiving criticism for insulting the NRI doctors. They had raised an issue about less coronavirus testing in West Bengal and ambiguous reports about deaths.
27 Apr 2020
Migrants' exodus in SC today, Centre against their movement
Today, the Supreme Court will take up a plea pertaining to the movement of migrant workers, who faced the maximum brunt due to the nationwide lockdown — imposed to contain the spread of deadly coronavirus.
27 Apr 2020
Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today
Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a video-conference with Chief Ministers of all states on the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown which is supposed to end on May 3.
25 Apr 2020
West Bengal: 57 COVID-19 patients died; 39 due to co-morbidities
After central teams asked the West Bengal government about the system of declaration of COVID-19 deaths by an auditing committee, the state on Friday admitted that 57 patients had died in the state.
22 Apr 2020
Bengal assures cooperation to Centre's COVID-19 teams sent for assessment
Earlier, the coronavirus pandemic fueled tensions between Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government and the Centre, ruled by BJP. But, the Bengal government assured on Tuesday that the visiting teams would be given full cooperation in the state.
21 Apr 2020
Centre's COVID-19 team stopped from leaving hotel in Bengal
Already on two ends of the political spectrum, the BJP-led Centre and Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool locked horns again today when a team was sent to the state to assess COVID-19 spread.
15 Apr 2020
Bengal Governor says central forces must enforce lockdown, sparks controversy
At a time when political adversaries have kept aside their differences to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, a battle is taking shape in West Bengal, one involving Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and the Trinamool government.
13 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: West Bengal is testing the least among Indian states
India is not testing as much as it should. For a population of over one billion, we tested merely 1,95,748 samples until yesterday, April 12.
11 Apr 2020
After Modi's meeting, Maharashtra and WB extend lockdown till April-end
The states of Maharashtra and West Bengal on Saturday decided to extend the ongoing lockdown till April 30.
01 Apr 2020
'Genda Phool' credit row: After backlash, Badshah gives clarification
After facing massive backlash over his new song Genda Phool, rapper Badshah has now issued a clarification.
01 Apr 2020
Badshah, Jacqueline's new track 'Genda Phool' accused of plagiarism
If you thought horrible lyrics and compulsive male gaze were the only problems with Badshah's new track, Genda Phool, know that the story doesn't end there.
23 Mar 2020
Coronavirus impact: All domestic flights canceled from midnight tomorrow
In a major move, all domestic flights will be canceled from Wednesday to curb the coronavirus from spreading, the government said a short while ago.
09 Mar 2020
Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders
The Opposition on Monday sent a joint resolution to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre demanding the immediate release of all political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir.
01 Mar 2020
Separatists must fear NSG: Amit Shah in West Bengal
Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that those who want to "divide the nation" should fear the presence of the National Security Guard (NSG).
19 Feb 2020
Mamata blames Centre's 'vendetta politics' for actor-turned-politician Tapas Pal's death
A day after noted Bengali actor and Trinamool member Tapas Pal breathed his last, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed the Centre, led by Bharatiya Janata Party, for it.
15 Feb 2020
JNUSU leader denied permission for gatherings in Bengal, tensions follow
Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, has no dearth of critics and President of JNU Students' Union, Aishe Ghosh has joined the list.
12 Feb 2020
On February 16, Kejriwal to take oath at Ramlila Maidan
Rewarded with a stunning mandate by people of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal will take the oath as the Chief Minister for a straight third time on Sunday, February 16.
11 Feb 2020
Delhi Elections 2020: Prashant Kishor, who helped AAP, thanks voters
Certain that Arvind Kejriwal is returning as Delhi's Chief Minister for a third consecutive time, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is celebrating with all its might.
10 Feb 2020
After Delhi, West Bengal plans to offer subsidized electricity
The West Bengal government on Monday announced a subsidy on electricity along with a flurry of sops in its last full Budget ahead of the 2021 Assembly elections.
08 Feb 2020
Coronavirus outbreak: Indians stuck aboard cruise quarantined off Japan coast
Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on Friday confirmed that many Indians remain stuck on a cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan due to the coronavirus outbreak.
31 Jan 2020
FIR against Dilip Ghosh for 'sexual remarks' against woman protestor
In yet another controversial statement, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party President Dilip Ghosh said that the woman protestor heckled by the party's supporters should "thank her stars."
23 Jan 2020
Rahul's next political step: Yatra to highlight government's economic failures
With an aim to criticize the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), "reconnect" with masses, and shed light on the economic failures of the current regime, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi will soon begin a yatra, an HT report said.
20 Jan 2020
Intellectuals protesting against CAA are Mamata's 'dogs': BJP's Soumitra Khan
Taking the political discourse in the country to another low, a parliamentarian of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has called intellectuals, who are protesting against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), "dogs" of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
19 Jan 2020
Shabana Azmi accident: PM Modi, celebrities pray for her recovery
The news of veteran actress Shabana Azmi getting critically injured in a major road accident on Saturday afternoon has sent a shockwave throughout the country.
13 Jan 2020
With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust
Today, Congress convened a meeting of opposition in New Delhi to prepare a strategy on pressing issues like the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR), and National Register of Citizens (NRC).