19 Oct 2020
After saying for months that coronavirus "community transmission" is merely a term and that it would be premature to declare the same for India, considering the large population, the Centre admitted on Sunday that the deadly virus has entered the third stage of transmission in the country, although it is limited to certain districts.
16 Oct 2020
As Durga Puja fast approaches, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday asked the West Bengal government, led by Trinamool matriarch Mamata Banerjee, why Rs. 50,000 was given to each committee across the state.
10 Oct 2020
A massive controversy was ignited after a Sikh man's turban — considered holy in the religion — was purportedly pulled by a West Bengal policeman during a protest by the BJP.
09 Oct 2020
For the first time in weeks, the active number of coronavirus cases in India fell below nine lakh, data from the Ministry of Health revealed on Friday, giving the country a rare moment to rejoice as the pandemic rages.
11 Sep 2020
On a day when India added a record 96,551 new coronavirus cases and the total tally breached the 45 lakh mark, BJP Bengal President Dilip Ghosh declared that the health crisis is over and that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was imposing lockdowns to block the saffron party's rallies.
28 Aug 2020
Actor Sonu Sood, who is being the Good Samaritan in these difficult times, has donned that hat again.
27 Aug 2020
Congress will hold a nationwide protest tomorrow (August 28, Friday) against the Centre's decision to hold NEET and JEE competitive examinations next month, amid the coronavirus crisis.
26 Aug 2020
On Wednesday, at the opposition meeting convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the controversy around JEE and NEET examinations, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee suggested approaching Supreme Court seeking a postponement.
26 Aug 2020
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has finally waded into the controversy surrounding the impending NEET and JEE examinations, saying that the tests are being held due to "constant pressure from parents and students."
25 Aug 2020
Even as thousands of aspirants have been seeking the postponement of JEE and NEET examinations, in wake of coronavirus pandemic, the National Testing Agency released guidelines.
16 Aug 2020
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar expressed his annoyance over Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's absence at a traditional tea party at the Raj Bhawan to celebrate the 74th Independence Day on Saturday.
11 Aug 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for an increase in COVID-19 testing in ten most affected states of the country, stating that these states account for more than 80% of active cases in India.
22 Jul 2020
In a terrible piece of news that shows law and order has gone for a toss in Uttar Pradesh, the journalist, who was shot at by criminals in Ghaziabad on Monday evening, died, doctors confirmed on Wednesday.
14 Jul 2020
A bureaucrat of West Bengal, who earned lauds for her handling of the coronavirus pandemic, died of COVID-19 on Monday, evoking a heart-rendering reaction from many, including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
13 Jul 2020
In a shocking incident, an MLA of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Debendra Nath Ray, was found hanging near his home on Monday morning, sparking allegations from the saffron party that he has been murdered.
04 Jul 2020
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 Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that the state government will provide the poor with free ration till next year.
08 Jun 2020
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
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
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
As the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown nears its end, multiple reports have claimed that the curbs will be extended.
24 May 2020
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
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
A day after Cyclone Amphan made landfall at West Bengal's Digha, the super cyclonic storm left the state in ruins.
21 May 2020
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The states of Maharashtra and West Bengal on Saturday decided to extend the ongoing lockdown till April 30.
01 Apr 2020
After facing massive backlash over his new song Genda Phool, rapper Badshah has now issued a clarification.