News  /  Published 07.10.22

Salt Lake CG Block funds clean-up drive with govt-gifted Durga Puja grant

The executive committee members of the block association took this decision before the Pujas. Workers were put on the job about a week before the festival and they worked through the Pujas. “Thi...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Health  /  Published 18.05.22

Counter Attack

One of my first memories is the pung ent smell of rubbing alcohol. Every evening, my mother sprayed the kitchen sink and counters with isopropyl alcohol to disinfect them. And no wonder: she had cared...
By Melinda Wenner Moyer

Lifestyle  /  Published 23.03.22

A handy guide to spring cleaning and a decluttered life

The Spring Equinox (that was on March 20 this year) heralds the first day of a new season in most parts of the northern hemisphere including Asia. Our tropical climate might have a short window for sp...
By Annesha Basu

News  /  Published 22.01.22

New Town bins send alert when full

Waste bins equipped with sensors are being placed along New Town roads in northeast Kolkata that will send alerts when they fill up. According to an New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) offi...
By A Staff Reporter in New Town

Places  /  Published 19.11.21

In pictures: Kolkata's Ritchie Road dhobikhana

The dhobi ghat has acted as the primary laundry service for hospitals, restaurants, hotels and salons in Kolkata...
By Ritagnik Bhattacharya


Science Tech  /  Published 15.11.21

Wipe it off, Dear Duster

Apple recently unveiled an array of new gadgets — more powerful MacBook laptop computers, AirPod wireless headphones with longer battery life and HomePod Mini speakers in three more colours. Bu...
By Daisuke Wakabayashi

News  /  Published 29.10.21

Clouds set to clear, dip in mercury likely

The sky was cloudy in Kolkata throughout Thursday, barring a brief sunny spell in the afternoon. Some parts of the city also got light rain. The Met office recorded around 10mm of rain in Alipore. A...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.06.21

Tata township ponds to wear a clean look

The two ponds C1 and C2 at the township of Indian Steel and Wire Products (ISWP), a Tata Steel subsidiary near Telco will undergo massive desiltation work supposedly being carried out after about...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 19.02.21

Garbage piles up in Siliguri

Residents of Siliguri continued to bear the brunt of the garbage lying in heaps and piles and the obnoxious smell emanating from the trash for the second day in succession on Thursday as conservancy w...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

Jharkhand  /  Published 25.08.19

Curbs on RIMS hostels

Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) has sacked 25 cleaners, who used to keep the rooms of 12 hostels on the campus tidy for more than 20 years, besides stopping the supply of newspapers to ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi


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