Kolkata: Govt launches portal for real-time info on Covid beds – ET HealthWorld

Kolkata: The state has launched an exclusive online portal that will show bed availability in private and government Covid hospitals in real time. Patients or their families can log into the portal and apply for beds by uploading the Covid-positive report. This could bring respite to residents, who have been running from hospital to hospital … Read more

Mamata Banerjee participates in TMC’s march on wheelchair

Four days after she was injured and hospitalised during an election campaign in Nandigram, TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee Sunday attended her first public event, as she led a roadshow in Kolkata in a wheelchair. Accompanied by senior TMC leaders, Banerjee was seen greeting the crowd with folded hands, with security personnel pushing her wheelchair. Banerjee … Read more

View: How the tyranny of distance amplifies some protests, ignores others

Nine years ago, vicious sectarian riots broke out between Bodos and Muslims in the Kokrajhar district of Assam. The disturbances left nearly 80 people dead and nearly four lakh people fled their homes and took shelter in makeshift camps. To use a phrase popularised by lachrymose reporters in the Western media, it was a “humanitarian … Read more

‘Co-WIN glitches’ drag down Bengal’s vaccine turnout by 17% – ET HealthWorld

KOLKATA: There was a 17% drop in attendance among health workers in Bengal on Monday — the second day of vaccination in the state — compared with Saturday, the inaugural day of the countrywide launch of the Covid-19 inoculation drive, primarily because of a malfunctioning Co-WIN app. Though Bengal had targeted to administer the vaccine … Read more

Major blaze at slum in Kolkata’s Bagbazar

KOLKATA: A major fire broke out at a slum in Kolkata‘s Bagbazar area on Wednesday evening, police said. At least five fire tenders were pressed into service as the blaze engulfed several houses in the slum on Kshirode Vidyavinode Avenue beside the Bagbazar Women’s College near Chitpore Lock Gate Bridge, they said. Blasts were heard … Read more

Mamata Banerjee interacts with protesting farmers in Delhi, assures Trinamool Congress’ support

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday spoke to farmers protesting in Delhi against the Centre’s new agriculture laws and assured them that her party stands by them, a TMC leader said. The ruling party in West Bengal had recently sent a five-member delegation to interact with the farmers who were on a … Read more

House price index growth continues to moderate: RBI data

Annual growth in the all-India House Price Index (HPI) continued to moderate and stood at 1.1 per cent in the second quarter of the fiscal as compared to 2.8 per cent expansion in previous quarter, according to data released by the Reserve Bank. The growth in HPI was 3.3 per cent the July-September quarter of … Read more

Trinamool filled with individuals who don’t bother about anyone: Suvendu Adhikari in open letter

In an open letter addressed to the grassroots members of the Trinamool Congress, Suvendu Adhikari said on Saturday that West Bengal is standing at a critical juncture as the people of the state are destined to make a choice in the 2021 Assembly elections that will impact them forever. Adhikari, who switched over to the … Read more

Amit Shah to visit West Bengal on November 5 to boost BJP’s preparedness for 2021 assembly elections

New Delhi: Union Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah will be on a two-day visit to West Bengal from November 5 to boost the party’s preparations for assembly elections scheduled to be held next year, an officer bearer in the party’s state unit said on Tuesday. Sharing details of the Shah’s visit, BJP’s West … Read more

Calcutta High Court orders all Durga Puja pandals in Bengal be declared no-entry zones

KOLKATA: The Calcutta High Court on Monday ordered that all Durga Puja pandals across the state be declared no-entry zones to prevent the spread of Covid-19. A division bench of the high court comprising Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Arijit Banerjee, hearing a public interest litigation, said that no visitors will be allowed to enter … Read more