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Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauds Centre for battle against COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India is in a much better position than other countries in the fight against COVID-19. The prime minister asserted that it is the result of the government’s “right decisions taken at the right time”. PM Modi said the country has been also able to expand its health infrastructure amid...

Kolkata family forced to keep 71-year-old man’s body in ice-cream freezer for 2 days

A family in Kolkata was forced to hire an ice-cream freezer to keep the body of a 71-year-old man who died at home on Monday, hours after being tested for coronavirus but much before results came in. The body was removed by civic authorities after 48 hours of horror and helplessness. The family’s two-day nightmare...

30 year old woman suffering from abdominal pain discovers she is a man

A 30-year-old woman in Kolkata who consulted doctors for her abdominal pain discovered that she is in fact a man! Doctors have described her condition as a rare one and that her abdominal pain was a result of testicular cancer. Doctors said the woman has Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome – a condition in which a person...

Man flies from B’lore to Kolkata to shoot mother-in-law, kills self too

A man flew from Bangalore to Kolkata to shoot dead his mother-in-law before turning the gun on himself. His father-in-law escaped after he locked the house and ran out shouting for help. The incident happened in an upscale apartment in the city. Polic found a note from the 42-year-old man in which he confessed that...

Bengal: Video of decomposed bodies being loaded into van in Kolkata rakes controversy

A video showing decomposed bodies, allegedly of COVID-19 victims, being loaded into a van by Kolkata’s civic body in daylight for cremation went viral on social media on Thursday, but authorities termed it “fake”. The video also showed protests by locals at Garia, a suburb in the southern fringes of the city where the incident...

Cabinet secretary meets authorities from 13 cities with 70% of India’s COVID-19 burden

Ahead of the completion of nationwide lockdown 4.0, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Thursday held a meeting with municipal commissioners and district magistrates of 13 COVID-19 hit cities in the country including Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, and Chennai, officials said. The meeting bears significance as these 13 cities are considered to be the worst coronavirus...

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...

Amphan: Death toll in Bengal rises to 85, widespread protests against waterlogging & power outage

The death toll due to cyclone Amphan in West Bengal has risen to 85, as angry Kolkatans resorted to protest and road blockades in various parts of the city over the administration’s failure to restore normalcy even after three days. With normal life thrown out of gear by the region’s worst weather disasters, the authorities...

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 assures support to Bengal to combat devastation caused by Amphan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the entire nation stands with Bengal and “no stone will be left unturned” to help those affected by the devastating cyclone Amphan. The cyclone had pounded state capital Kolkata for more than four hours on Wednesday, uprooting trees, knocking down electricity poles, damaging buildings and killing at least 12 people....

Cyclone Amphan to disrupt rail, road transport, warns IMD

Cyclone Amphan is likely to make landfall in West Bengal as an extremely severe cyclonic storm on Wednesday afternoon. The Indian Metrological Department and National Disaster Response Force have predicted that the cyclone is likely to cause heavy damage in the area. The IMD has requested the government to suspend all rail and road transport...

Centre will support Bengal and Odisha to tackle cyclone Amphan: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday spoke to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik and offered the Centre’s support to deal with the situation arising out of super cyclone Amphan. The super cyclonic storm is very likely to weaken into an extremely severe cyclonic storm before it hits...