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Since 1st March, 1999
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‘I am perfectly fine. I don’t know why you people are doing this to me’
Asitabha Purakayastha, to doctors at ID Hospital, Beleghata

Peeved patient back in isolation
After a two-day tussle between the government and his family over where to treat him, Tuesday night saw Asitabha Purakayastha, Bengal’s first confirmed patient of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) back in the state-run Infectious Diseases (ID)...  | Read.. 
Airport scan for VIPs, carrier moves free
A drama in three acts was played out at the airport through Monday night and Tuesday morning. And SARS was at the centre of i...  | Read.. 
Beijing blocks bronze display
An exhibition from the Indian Museum currently touring China will be sent back home after the Chinese government’s cancellati...  | Read.. 
Murder suspect dead on rail track
Biswajit Banik, alias Monta, 24, allegedly involved in the murder of his friend Abhijit Pal on Sunday night, was found dead...  | Read.. 
Blood on the greens deals body blow to golf club
Once the undisputed clubbing capital of the country, Calcutta has, over the years, yielded a fair bit of ground to other citi ...  | Read.. 
AMRI Apollo Hospitals’ ambulance at the hospital gate to whisk away Asitabha Purakayastha to Beleghata ID Hospital. The vehicle waited from around 2 pm to well after dusk for the tug-of-war over the SARS patient to end. Picture by Amit Datta
Hello, it's Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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Protest walk
Child labour
Health fair
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Virus isolation ward with a view
Outside the windows of the Beleghata Infectious Diseases Hospital’s isolati...  | Read.. 

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Rap ahead for syllabus slip in Part II
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Father loses child custody to in-laws
Who becomes a child’s legal custodian if the mother dies' The father. But w...  | Read.. 

Baby’s bile duct cyst removed
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Shantytown up in flames, man charred
A 45-year-old man was charred to death early on Tuesday at Indira Colony, i...  | Read.. 

Retail roll spurs salon service in city
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