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West Bengal allows plays, cinemas, shows to reopen with 50 per cent participants from Oct 1

Kolkata/IBNS: The West Bengal government has allowed the reopening of all kinds of shows including cinemas with maximum 50 per cent participants from Oct 1.

Mamata government wants to enroll for PM-Kisan, Ayushman Bharat if funds routed through state

Kolkata/IBNS: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) government has agreed to enroll West Bengal for two central schemes- Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi and Ayushman Bharat- but only if the funds are routed through the state.

NIA busts secret chamber in arrested al-Qaeda operative's house in Bengal

Murshidabad/UNI: With the grilling of one of the six arrested al-Qaeda operatives from Murshidabad, Abu Sufian Mollah, who was almost on the run, National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday unearthed a cemented secret chamber underneath the ground at his residence in Raninagar.

TMC hits out at Narendra Modi government for holding UGC NET during Durga Puja

Kolkata/IBNS: The conduction of the National Eligibility Test (NET), also known as UGC NET, during festival Durga Puja has turned out to be a new flashpoint between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC), which has been attempting to lead the students' issues in the last one month.

NIA officials arrest 9 Al-Qaeda operatives from West Bengal, Kerala

New Delhi: National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials have arrested nine Al Qaeda terrorists while conducting multiple raids in Kerala’s Ernakulam and West Bengal’s Murshidabad regions.

Umar Khalid arrest: All proceedings must be as per law, none should be victimised, says Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata/IBNS: Reacting to the arrest of former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid in connection with the Delhi riots, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said all proceedings must be in accordance with law but no one should be victimised.

West Bengal: TMC appoints Dinesh Trivedi as party's Hindi Cell chairman

Kolkata/IBNS: With a few months to go for the state polls, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday appointed its veteran leader Dinesh Trivedi as the chairman of its West Bengal unit's Hindi cell.

Bihar boy misses NEET by 10 minutes after travelling 700 kms to Kolkata

Kolkata/IBNS: In another instance of the ordeal of lakhs of students who appeared for the joint and medical entrance examinations, a Bihar boy missed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) by a few minutes after travelling 700 kilometers from Bihar to West Bengal on Sunday, media reports said.

West Bengal: Mystery shrouds death of BJP worker in Hooghly

Kolkata/UNI: Mystery shrouded the death of a BJP worker at Goghat in Hooghly district.

West Bengal Police's Commanding Officer Debashree Chatterjee dies in road mishap

Kolkata/IBNS: Kolkata Police's first woman Officer-in-Charge (OC) Debashree Chatterjee, who was posted on deputation to the West Bengal Police as the Commanding Officer (CO) of state armed force's 12th Battalion, lost her life after her SUV rammed into a parked truck on Durgapur Expressway at Helda area under Dadpur Police Station limits in Kolkata's neighbouring Hooghly district on Friday early morning, reports said.

'Corona is over, Mamata Banerjee calling lockdown to stop BJP': Dilip Ghosh

Kolkata/IBNS: In another weird statement, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Dilip Ghosh has said the Novel Coronavirus pandemic is over at a time the country is adding over 90,000 Covid-19 cases on a daily-basis.

Kolkata Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma tests positive for Covid-19

Kolkata/IBNS: Commissioner of the Kolkata Police force, Anuj Sharma, on Thursday tested positive for novel coronavirus and he is currently in home quarantine with mild symptoms, city police officials said.

West Bengal: Athlete Pinki Pramanik joins BJP

Kolkata/IBNS: Indian athlete Pinki Pramanik, who is from West Bengal's Purulia district, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Thursday.

No anti-Covid-19 lockdown in West Bengal on Sept 12, announces Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata/IBNS: In yet another change in the lockdown dates, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the state won't witness complete anti-Covid-19 restrictions on Sept 12, keeping in mind the Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) scheduled to be held on the next day.

CPI-M MLA Sujan Chakraborty in quarantine after his colleague tests Covid-19 positive

Kolkata/IBNS: CPI-M MLA from West Bengal, Sujan Chakraborty, has quarantined himself after his colleague who drives his car tested positive for Covid-19.