A former civic volunteer and his maternal uncle were arrested for threatening a former MMiC and present KMC ward coordinator from Jodhpur Park Ratan Dey and extorting mon
The state health department has asked Aditi Dasgupta - a joint secretary in the department, now heading the data analysis cell - to provide the teams a list of critical p
Three charter flights from the UAE, scheduled to land in Kolkata between August 13 and 15, are set to end a month-long lull in international flight arrivals at the Kolkat
Private hospitals in Kolkata have greeted the state order that restricts advance payment to 25% of estimated Covid-treatment cost or Rs 50,000,
A screenshot of a provisional bill estimate from a private hospital in Kolkata, which adds up to Rs 10.4 lakh, has gone viral over social media and has raised questions a
West Bengal reported 54 more Covid-19 fatalities on Sunday, raising the death toll to 2,059, the state's health department said in a bulletin.
Siliguri metropolitan police commissioner Tripurari Atharv has tested positive for Covid-19. He is currently in home isolation and his condition is stable.
Several suspected or recovering Covid patients are scheduling their medical tests on lockdown days to avoid crowds at testing centres.
With barely 75 days to go, some Durga Puja organizers have started setting up pandals. Others are busy organising khunti pujas (the pre pandal-making event).
Rukbanur Rehman, Trinamool Congress MLA from Nadia's Chapra, tested Covid positive at a private hospital in Kolkata on Saturday.Rehman was admitted to the hospital for a
The famous (or infamous) singing bars of central Kolkata have done the pandemic pivot some in unexpected ways to stay afloat after the music fell silent in March, when
The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission (WBCERC) has barred private hospitals from charging more than 20% of the estimated cost of treatment or a max
couple of days after chief minister Mamata Banerjee asked the civic bodies and cops to take care of the needs of elderly people staying at high-rises amid the pandemic, h
Two incidents on lockdown day, one of an MD student being hounded by neighbours after he tested Covid positive and another of an injured teenager whose uncle had to pedal
Assams Covid-19 death count jumped to 140 after 14 patients succumbed in the last 24 hourseight of them being on Saturday. But, the mortality rate continue to remain arou
A Covid-19 patient in Kolkata tried to jump off a hospital building on Saturday after breaking the windowpane with an oxygen cylinder but was saved by an alert health wor
As elederly citizens living alone, or with little manpower in high rises in the city face a tough time during the ongoing pandemic, Kolkata Municipal Corporation will coo
The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board is set to introduce sweeping changes in the counselling process to engineering, architecture and pharmacy streams this ye
To bridge the information gap, civic bodies and police in Kolkata, Salt Lake, New Town and Howrah will start a high-rise census to identify and reach out to elderly peopl
In yet another case of procedural delay to cremate a deceased Covid patient, the body of a 75-year-old woman was kept in her bedroom for 18 hours with the family members
After prohibiting international flights from landing in Kolkata for over a month, the state government on Friday eased the restrictions by allowing international charter
The city police has spent the past 48 hours sending out the message that anyone caught stepping out of their house without a valid reason may invite legal action against
Connecting breastfeeding practice with climate change, the chief of Field office, UNICEF West Bengal Md Mohiuddin on Friday said, Breast milk substitutes production, pack
Cops probing into a two-year-old housing loan fraud arrested three persons, including one of the key fraudsters on Wednesday evening.
At a time when Covid positive cases are rising, especially in some containment zones, Kolkata Police and Kolkata Municipal Corporation find it difficult to strictly imple
Former transport minister and CPM central committee member Shyamal Chakraborty died at a Kolkata hospital on Thursday following a cardiac arrest. Chakraborty was aged 77
The state government has decided to hold walk-in interviews to recruit doctors, bypassing the usual process followed by the West Bengal Health Recruitment Board (WBHRB) o
The Bengal government has decided to hold a low-key Independence Day celebration this year.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday stressed on the need for community support in these times of pandemic and asked younger residents of housing complexes to take
Cops probing into a two year old housing loan fraud have arrested three persons including one of the key fraudsters on Wednesday evening. They were produced before a Salt
Manipur government on Thursday passed an order saying that all government and private hospitals in the state have to mandatorily provide prompt service to all patients, w
Five persons were reported missing in collapse of some houses after a landslide in the Bramhagiri hills near Talakaveri in Karnataka's Kodagu district following heavy rai
A majority of gyms across the city are set to resume operations from Thursday, albeit with a handful of members on the floor at a time and following all social distancing
Rural Bengal has seen a sharp drop in fertility rate, compared with urban Bengals, latest Census data indicate.
After the death of a Covid warrior cop, who battled the virus for over three weeks at three different hospitals, his colleagues in Kolkata Police have decided to extend t
Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation Ward 6 councillor Subhash Bose (63) died on Wednesday morning. According to civic officials, Bose had tested positive for Covid and was
The death of a 36-year-old doctor on Tuesday has shaken his colleagues and other young doctors, but the medical fraternity vowed to carry on their fight against Covid-19
The spike in Covid cases in Kolkata and its immediate suburbs North 24 Parganas and Howrah has prompted the state government to increase beds in the state-run Covid fac