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Supreme Court adjourns hearing on West Bengal's suit against CBI probe in post-poll violence cases
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Supreme Court adjourns hearing on West Bengal's suit against CBI probe in post-poll violence cases

The suit said that as the general consent given to the central agency by the Trinamool Congress government has been withdrawn, the FIRs lodged cannot be proceeded with

'Profoundly shocked': Mamata writes to Modi over Centre rejecting Bengal’s R-Day parade tableau
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'Profoundly shocked': Mamata writes to Modi over Centre rejecting Bengal’s R-Day parade tableau

The proposed tableau was set to commemorate the contributions of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and his INA on his 125th birth anniversary year, the CM said

COVID-19 restrictions extended in West Bengal till 31 January; allows fairs, marriage functions
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COVID-19 restrictions extended in West Bengal till 31 January; allows fairs, marriage functions

All outdoor activities including the movement of people and vehicles shall be strictly prohibited between 10 PM and 5 AM except for health, law and order, transport of essential commodities

Amid COVID-19 surge, Election Commission postpones West Bengal's civic body polls
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Amid COVID-19 surge, Election Commission postpones West Bengal's civic body polls

On Friday, the Calcutta High Court had asked the West Bengal SEC to consider postponing the municipal elections by at least four to six weeks

With kite flying and pujas, India welcomes the harvest season
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With kite flying and pujas, India welcomes the harvest season

The festivals of Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bhogali Bihu, Uttarayan, and Paush Parva significantly mark the harvesting season of crops as the winter season ends and ushers in the spring

West Bengal's Gangasagar mela will be a 'super-spreader' event, fear health experts
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West Bengal's Gangasagar mela will be a 'super-spreader' event, fear health experts

The mela, akin to the Kumbh Mela held at Haridwar and Prayag among other places, which is slated to attract several lakhs of people could transform into a 'hot source of transmission of the coronavirus'

Bengal in throes of COVID-19, adds 18,802 new cases; one out of every two in Kolkata test positive
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Bengal in throes of COVID-19, adds 18,802 new cases; one out of every two in Kolkata test positive

The state's positivity rate also rose from Friday's 26.34 percent to 29.60 percent, portending a grim battle against the disease ahead, with the Gangasagar fair, a huge congregation of common people and seers having begun today

Bengal govt relaxes COVID curbs; allows salons, parlours to operate with 50% capacity
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Bengal govt relaxes COVID curbs; allows salons, parlours to operate with 50% capacity

An official order to this effect said the owners should ensure that the staff and customers are fully vaccinated and they follow all health protocols

Narendra Modi unveils new campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute built at Rs 530 crore in Kolkata
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Narendra Modi unveils new campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute built at Rs 530 crore in Kolkata

According to a statement by the PMO, the second campus of CNCI has been constructed in sync with the prime minister's 'vision to expand and upgrade the health facilities in all parts of the country'

SC adjourns Suvendu Adhikari's plea seeking transfer of Mamata Banerjee's election petition from Calcutta HC
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SC adjourns Suvendu Adhikari's plea seeking transfer of Mamata Banerjee's election petition from Calcutta HC

The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the plea of BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari seeking transfer of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's petition challenging his election from Nandigram constituency outside the state, for two weeks

Over 100 doctors in Kolkata test positive for COVID-19, as cases triple in three days
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Over 100 doctors in Kolkata test positive for COVID-19, as cases triple in three days

Contact tracing has begun, and the process of clinical examination of everyone in the hospitals have started, a health official said

Bengal announces fresh COVID curbs: Schools and colleges shut, offices at 50% strength
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Bengal announces fresh COVID curbs: Schools and colleges shut, offices at 50% strength

Flights from Mumbai and New Delhi to Kolkata will now ply only twice a week and all tourist attractions in the city would remain closed

Kolkata's daily COVID-19 count jumps to 1,090, more than double in 24 hours; positivity rate at 5.47%
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Kolkata's daily COVID-19 count jumps to 1,090, more than double in 24 hours; positivity rate at 5.47%

West Bengal registered more than 2,000 cases after nearly six months as the state reported 2,128 new infections on Thursday. It was nearly double the cases reported on Wednesday when 1,089 infections were detected

West Bengal to suspend direct flights from UK, other at-risk countries from 3 January
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West Bengal to suspend direct flights from UK, other at-risk countries from 3 January

State home secretary BP Gopalika wrote to the Union civil aviation ministry informing it about the state's decision due to the rising number of patients detected with the omicron strain

Mamata Banerjee mulls reimposing COVID-19 curbs in Bengal amid Omicron threat, asks officials to review situation
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Mamata Banerjee mulls reimposing COVID-19 curbs in Bengal amid Omicron threat, asks officials to review situation

The West Bengal government may consider closing schools and colleges for a brief period if the COVID-19 situation continues to deteriorate, the West Bengal CM said during an administrative review meeting at Gangasagar on Wednesday

Mamata Banerjee says schools, colleges in Bengal may be shut depending on COVID-19 situation
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Mamata Banerjee says schools, colleges in Bengal may be shut depending on COVID-19 situation

West Bengal CM on Wednesday asked officials concerned to review the overall COVID-19 situation in the state, amid the threat of a possible third wave of the pandemic looming large

How Mamata Banerjee has outdone the Left in muffling democratic voices in West Bengal
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How Mamata Banerjee has outdone the Left in muffling democratic voices in West Bengal

The Trinamool regime is very much reminiscent of the communist rule; only the scale, the sophistication with a light democratic veneer, is much higher than what the Left did in its heydays.

West Bengal Civic Polls: Elections to four municipal corporations on 22 January
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West Bengal Civic Polls: Elections to four municipal corporations on 22 January

The state election commission has left out Howrah Municipal Corporation, amid the ongoing row between the Mamata Banerjee government and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar over a bill seeking its bifurcation

High time to introspect governor as chancellor of state varsities, says Bengal education minister
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High time to introspect governor as chancellor of state varsities, says Bengal education minister

West Bengal Education Minister Bratya Basu's remarks came hours after Governor Jagdish Dhankhar expressed his anguish over non-participation of university heads in a meeting convened by him

Haldia IOC plant fire: At least three killed, over 40 injured after blaze in refinery
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Haldia IOC plant fire: At least three killed, over 40 injured after blaze in refinery

A senior police officer of Purba Medinipur district told PTI 37 injured people are being referred to a hospital in Kolkata. The official also said the condition of seven of them are stated to be critical