"We have now little more than two crore power connections in the state and we now are left with about 20,000 connections to achieve 100 per cent household electrification," the official told.

The bi-weekly lockdown to be imposed in West Bengal in the wake of a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in the state is likely to affect its jute industry, which was limping back to normalcy after being hit during the nationwide lockdown, industry sources said on Wednesday.

The West Bengal Vice-chancellors' Council has taken exception to the letter to the VCs of the state universities by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar which stated that communications required to be sent to him as the chancellor should henceforth be directed to him and "not through any other authority".

Totos, one of the least populous tribes in the world, have been hit hard by the lockdown in their abode Totopara in West Bengal's Alipurduar district due to the unique geographical location of their village, residents said on Monday.

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh was on Saturday stopped by police from visiting the cyclone-ravaged areas of the South 24 Parganas district, triggering a war of words between the saffron party and the ruling TMC.

MHA warns West Bengal Govt over ‘blockade’ of goods

The audit committee constituted by the West Bengal government to ascertain if a death was due to COVID-19 or a pre-existing ailment will henceforth study only select coronavirus cases and submit its report to the government, a senior member of the panel said on Sunday.

An anxious Hepatitis-B patient and her family with a depleting stock of critical medicine in a remote village in West Midnapore district were relieved when a few good samaritans came to her rescue and delivered the drugs to her doorstep after travelling over 150 km amid the ongoing lockdown.