Calcutta  /  Published 12.01.21

Don't drop your guard and mask

The footfall has been on the rise at the zoo, Science City and the Victoria Memorial.  The average week-day footfall at the zoo was 5,000 in the middle of November. Now, it has climbed up to aro...
By Sanjay Mandal, Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 02.01.21

Calcuttans celebrate New Year’s Day

By The Telegraph in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 02.01.21

Fewer people step out on New Year’s Day

Covid-19 made New Year’s Day celebrations a muted affair across the city's hotspots as many preferred not to step out. The crowd was thin at the main entrance of Nicco Park on Friday aftern...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.10.20

Recognition relief for small Puja

In October 2000 when some residents from a locality in New Alipore decided to organise a Durga Puja, the organisers had a trying time shuttling between police stations and court. There was no officia...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.09.20

Zoos in Bengal to reopen on October 2

Zoos in Bengal, shut since March 17 in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, will be open from October 2, the government said on Friday and released a set of guidelines for the reopening. Tickets have t...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 22.08.20

Zoo death focus on cable below ground

The two workers electrocuted at Alipore zoo on Thursday might have come in contact with an underground cable, CESC sources said.  A team from the power utility visited the site, near the elephan...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.08.20

2 workers at Alipore zoo electrocuted

Two men, part of a group of labourers putting up hoardings at the Alipore zoo, were electrocuted on Thursday morning. A third was injured and is in hospital. An official of the hospital said his cond...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.08.20

Alipore Zoo goes online

The Alipore zoo is closed to visitors because of the Covid pandemic. But animal lovers can now get a peek into the enclosures every day. The zoo authorities have started to upload live feed of the ani...
By The Telegraph in

Calcutta  /  Published 15.08.20

Seized toucans in isolation at Alipore zoo

The pair of Keel-billed toucans that were seized by the BSF in Bongaon, North 24-Parganas, on Thursday are in quarantine at the Alipore zoo hospital. The birds are “traumatised and have not bee...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.08.20

Pet cat goes missing from home in Alipore

The family had adopted two-month-old Max after losing two Labradors and a cat in a row years ago. “We can just request people to return him. He is too docile to even protest if someone overpower...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta


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