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A file photo of West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. | Photo: ANI

CM Mamata is a nice person but her govt is ‘outsourced’ to private agency: Governor Dhankhar

In an interview to ThePrint, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar says Covid-19 exposed West Bengal’s inefficient health infrastructure and Amphan crisis showed it is ill-equipped.

Death toll due to cyclone Amphan rises to 98 in West Bengal, says CM Mamata Banerjee

The CM also announced a fund of Rs 6,250 crore to assist the affected people to build houses, help farmers, provide assistance for betel leaf plantations.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee | PTI

West Bengal will allow shrines, govt offices to reopen with 70% staff by 8 June

Hinting that lockdown might continue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a slew of relaxations Friday which faced criticism from the BJP and CPI(M).
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visits a ration shop during the lockdown in Kolkata on 17 April 2020

Mamata seeks PM Modi’s intervention, urges Centre to not pursue politics in times of crisis

BJP can disturb me politically, but why are they causing harm to the state? West Bengal is facing such a major disaster, Banerjee added.
Hundreds of electric posts were uprooted pushing the village to into darkness | Photo: Madhuparna Das | ThePrint

How villagers in Sundarbans are rebuilding lives after Amphan — the ‘scariest storm’ so far

In West Bengal's South 24 Parganas, which faced maximum brunt of Cyclone Amphan, electricity poles are uprooted. Sundarbans fishermen are affected. Those into farming have lost crops.

Political distancing and media apathy: How India developed Amphan-sized blindspot

As a battered Bengal and Odisha pick up the pieces, we must ask, did India just deliberately look away from Amphan and its aftermath in the East?

Detour for PM Modi amid aerial survey, and the common man’s questions on loans

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
A tree uprooted during heavy rain infront Tipu Sultan Masjid after the landfall of super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata | PTI

Amphan death toll rises to 85 in West Bengal with protests over electricity, water supply

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to visit Cyclone Amphan-hit South 24 Parganas district Saturday and take stock of the situation.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visits a ration shop during the lockdown in Kolkata on 17 April 2020

Mamata’s inspiring, Trump’s furious & NASA discovers an alternate universe — or maybe not

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
PM Narendra Modi at the video conference with all chief ministers Saturday | PTI

Indian politics scripts modern-day Raag Darbari in Covid

If you thought India's leaders would rise above personal and political gains and people's miseries during Covid will change their behaviour, then you were mistaken.

On Camera

Doctors treat Covid-19 patients in an intensive care unit at a Hospital in Rome, Italy | Bloomberg

Why coronavirus treatments shouldn’t take back seat to vaccines

Everything would have to go right to get a vaccine this year, but several types of treatments may be able to help patients in a matter of months.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Chinese troops present in sizeable numbers at LAC, India has done what’s needed: Rajnath

Defence Minister says India and China perceive LAC differently, leading to regular jostling; Beijing ‘should seriously deliberate’ and resolve the issue amicably.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.