Prema Rajaram

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Coronavirus

Latest coronavirus update: A sweet note to beat blues in West Bengal

The West Bengal government on Monday announced that sweet shops can remain open for four hours a day during the lockdown period, days aft...Read More

Heartbreaking: As states enforce lockdown, migrants swim from Bengal to Jharkhand to get home

Heartbreaking: As states enforce lockdown, migrants swim from Bengal to Jharkhand to get home

With all land borders locked in West Bengal, our reporter Prema Rajaram managed to get images of scenes from Maithan area that is the bor...Read More

Good news for Bengalis: Sweet shops in Kolkata to now remain open for four hours in a day amid coronavirus lockdown

Good news for Bengalis: Sweet shops in Kolkata to now remain open for four hours in a day amid coronavirus lockdown

Good news poured in for Bengalis who are known to have a sweet tooth as the lockdown which saw sweet shops down their shutters is now op...Read More

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Latest coronavirus update: West Bengal reports 3rd death; cases mount to 27

He is said to have been unwell since March 23 with fever and respiratory distress after which he was hospitalised on March 26.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee raises insurance cover to Rs 10 lakh for workers on frontline

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee raises insurance cover to Rs 10 lakh for workers on frontline

The life insurance coverage is being increased from Rs5 lakh to Rs10 lakh till May15, 2020 for doctors, nurses, sweepers, hospital staff ...Read More

Kolkata: Mamata cracks the whip, woman arrested for sharing fake WhatsApp message on COVID-19

Kolkata: Mamata cracks the whip, woman arrested for sharing fake WhatsApp message on COVID-19

Kolkata Police has cracked the whip on fake news being circulated surrounding the Covid-19 alert and subsequent lockdown in India. A lady...Read More

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Coronavirus in Bengal: COVID-19 positive cases rises to 19

Within two weeks, Covid-19 cases in West Bengal have risen to seventeen. On Friday, five tested positive for the novel corona virus while...Read More

Coronavirus in West Bengal: Mamata distributes free ration to poor, sets up a 23-member task force to tackle pandemic

Coronavirus in West Bengal: Mamata distributes free ration to poor, sets up a 23-member task force to tackle pandemic

The state administration has started distributing 5000 thermal guns and PP suits along with hand sanitizers. Hand sanitizers with 70% alc...Read More

CM Mamata Banerjee Working Round the Clock To Make Arrangements In Wake Of Covid-19 Outbreak

CM Mamata Banerjee Working Round the Clock To Make Arrangements In Wake Of Covid-19 Outbreak

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that there will be Covid-19 testing facilities at the North Bengal Medical Coll...Read More

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Coronavirus in India: Mamata Banerjee writes to Uddhav Thackeray, other CMs to help stranded migrant workers from Bengal

Even as Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced a relief package for the poor in the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamat...Read More

Coronavirus update in India: Amidst lockdown, West Bengal  govt allows home delivery of essential items

Coronavirus update in India: Amidst lockdown, West Bengal govt allows home delivery of essential items

The move comes after reports began circulating in the last few days that home delivery personnel were being prevented from reaching vario...Read More

Coronavirus update in India: Lockdown extended till March 31 in West Bengal

Coronavirus update in India: Lockdown extended till March 31 in West Bengal

While people wait for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the Nation for the second time at 8:00 pm on Tuesday to curb the spread COV...Read More

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Coronavirus update in India: Committee formed to look into overcrowding of prisons amid virus outbreak

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday heard a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on overcrowding of prisons amidst the coronavirus outbreak. A...Read More

Coronavirus update in India: West Bengal records first death after 57-year-old passes away in Kolkata

Coronavirus update in India: West Bengal records first death after 57-year-old passes away in Kolkata

The news was first confirmed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at an all-party meeting on the situation around curbing the co...Read More

Complete shut down ordered across West Bengal to curb spread of Coronavirus

Complete shut down ordered across West Bengal to curb spread of Coronavirus

Exceptions will be made only to ferry passengers to hospitals, airports, railway stations, bus stands and for goods carriers carrying ess...Read More

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Stupidity in times of coronavirus: Fourth Bengal patient hid travel history, had gone to Italy

The first Covid-19 case was reported on Tuesday of an 18-year-old bureaucrat’s son who had travelled back from UK on March 15th and teste...Read More

Coronavirus updates in India: West Bengal govt orders closure of restaurants, bars and parlours till March end

Coronavirus updates in India: West Bengal govt orders closure of restaurants, bars and parlours till March end

With the number of COVID-19 cases rising to three in Bengal, the State Government has issued a notification stating that all restaurants,...Read More

Coronavirus update in India: Man with no international travel history tests positive; fourth case in West Bengal

Coronavirus update in India: Man with no international travel history tests positive; fourth case in West Bengal

West Bengal got its fourth coronavirus case on Saturday when a man with no history of travelling abroad tested positive. This is the four...Read More

Health officials screen passengers arriving from Dubai before being sent to hospital in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Indore

Coronavirus update in India: 23-year-old returning from Scotland tests postive in West Bengal; third case in the state

The 23-year-old woman had not tried to hide her travel history from airport authorities, and having symptoms insisted that she be admitted.

PM Modi holds video conferencing with CMs of various states to deal with virus scare

PM Modi holds video conferencing with CMs of various states to deal with virus scare

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, Andhra CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Arunachal CM Pema Khandu, Assam CM Sarbananda ...Read More

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