Kolkata

The return of lockdown in different parts of West Bengal has forced artisans of Kumartuli, the famed hub of clay modellers in the city, to ask for 50 per cent advance payment during booking of idols.

Around 500 personnel of the Kolkata Police Combat Force staged a protest here, alleging that they were being deployed in areas where chances of contracting COVID-19 are high, a senior official said on Wednesday.

A central team on Thursday visited a quarantine centre in Rajarhat area near here to take stock of the COVID-19 situation, an official said.

Thundersquall and heavy rain lashed the city and some other districts in West Bengal as the Met department on Tuesday forecast enhanced thunderstorm activity across the state till April 24 owing to the formation of low pressure.

Two persons were arrested from a railway station near Kolkata with 2.7 kg gold of Myanmar origin, officials said on Saturday.

“My advice to other disabled people would be to concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you from doing well, and don’t regret the things it does interfere with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically,” says Sumit Agarwal

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be on a day-long visit to the West Bengal capital on Sunday and address a rally to "clear the confusion" surrounding the amended Citizenship Act, BJP sources said on Saturday.

In Begal, protest against Citizenship Bill turns violent and two people killed. There are reports saying that another three were critically injured on Wednesday.