Amphan: 80 dead in Bengal, ‘state suffered damage worth ₹1 lakh cr’

PM Narendra Modi made an aerial survey of the Amphan-hit areas of Bengal and Odisha and announced interim relief packages for the states. Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said her state suffered damages worth ₹1 lakh crore. Read More
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Amphan impact ‘more severe than Aila’, Bengal death toll 72

Supercyclone Amphan, which made landfall in southern West Bengal, killed 72 people in the state and left a trail of devastation. Officials said its impact was more severe than Cyclone Aila, which hit the state in May 1999. Read More
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In West Bengal’s Bhatpara, clashes leave two dead, three injured

Clashes broke out between two unidentified groups, in West Bengal’s violence-hit Bhatpara, two people were killed and three others were injured in the clashes. Read More
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‘One Nation, One Election’: Mamata to skip all-party meeting to discuss issue

West Bengal CM and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee rejected an invitation from the Centre to discuss Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “One Nation, One Election” initiative to hold the general and the state assembly elections simultaneously. Read More
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SC no to urgent hearing of plea for security after doctors end strike

A day after doctors called off the nationwide strike as West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee agreed to their demands, the Supreme Court refused an urgent hearing on a plea seeking safety and security of doctors in government hospitals across the country. Read More
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Bengal doctors agree to end strike after meeting Mamata

Doctors across West Bengal finally agreed to withdraw the ongoing protest after state chief minister Mamata Banerjee agreed to their demands during a meeting at Nabanna, in Kolkata. Read More
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Doctors’ strike: Mamata ‘accepts all demands’ after pressure grows

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said she has accepted all demands made by the striking doctors and asked them to return to work immediately. This comes after the striking doctors refused to meet Banerjee at her office. Read More
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Bengal doctors’ strike spreads across India, medical services hit

After the doctors’ strike that started from Kolkata’s Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital following assault of junior doctors by the family members of a patient who died, junior doctors in several states boycotted work affecting medical services. Read More
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BJP-TMC tension intensifies in Kolkata, cops teargas protesters

Police used water cannons and teargas to disperse BJP workers, who were marching towards Lalbazar in Kolkata to protest against the Trinamool Congress government. Read More
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Bengal doctors on strike after patient’s kin attack colleagues

The death of an octogenarian patient in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital triggered clashes between the deceased kin and doctors in the hospital. This was followed by a chain shutdown of healthcare services in medical colleges across West Bengal. Read More
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