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Banerjee added that one lakh unemployed youths in the state will be given soft loans and subsidies to become self reliant under Bengal govt's Karma Sathi Prakapla programme.
India Today’s ‘Mood of the Nation’ survey overplays Yogi Adityanath’s ratings in an all-India survey, and downplays the lacklustre ratings he gets within Uttar Pradesh.
Centre has repeatedly asked for Mamata Banerjee govt’s nod, but Bengal official says there’s hesitation because Bangladesh is a Covid hotspot.
There has been politicking over the date as CM Mamata Banerjee, who changed the lockdown dates for August four times in 6 days, didn't exclude 5 August.
As of 2 August, 1,678 people died of Covid in West Bengal — up from 668 deaths in April, May and June. The state is now seventh in India in terms of death toll.
As Kolkata hospitals run out of beds, patients are being made to sign ‘isolation bonds’ stating they are doing so by choice.
West Bengal BJP leaders say dates announced by Mamata govt have no set pattern, complete lockdown is without any scientific reasoning.
At the first press meet, the govt announced 10 lockdown dates, which were later revised to nine, and then finally to 7 after the tweet by the home department.
Some of Kolkata’s biggest hospitals have been handing out dates as far as three weeks after the onset of symptoms. Govt helplines seem to be of no help either.
Addressing a rally on TMC’s Martyrs’ Day, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says Bengal will be ruled only by Bengalis and not by outsiders.