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Places of worship to open from June 1 in Bengal: CM

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that all places of worship in the state will open from June 1. The announcement comes two days before the lockdown 4 is due to end. Not more than 10 people will be allowed when religious places reopen, she declared, adding that congregations or functions would...

Amphan: Protests continue in Bengal for restoration of power, water supply

Sporadic protests over demands for restoration of power and water supply continued in several cyclone Amphan-hit parts of West Bengal for the fifth consecutive day on Monday while normalcy has returned in other affected areas of the state. Agitators in several areas in Kolkata blocked roads with branches of uprooted trees and placed barricades to...

Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi visits Bengal, offers Rs 1,000 cr immediate assistance

The Union government stands with West Bengal in these testing times and will provide immediate advance assistance of Rs 1,000 crore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday during a visit to West Bengal and Odisha that had been battered by cyclone Amphan this week. This is PM Modi’s first outstation visit in nearly three...

Amphan kills 72 in Bengal, Mamata asks PM to visit state

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said 72 people have lost their life due to cyclone Amphan in the state. The CM’s statement came a day after the powerful cyclone destroyed thousands of homes, uprooting trees, electric poles and flooding low lying areas, leaving authorities struggling to mount relief efforts amid the coronavirus...

PM Modi, Amit Shah must explain the need to send team to assess COVID-19 situation in Bengal: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah to explain why the Centre wants to send a team to Bengal to examine violations and dilutions of the coronavirus lockdown. Two inter-ministerial teams are to visit seven districts including state capital Kolkata to look into reports of...