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News  /  Published 25.01.22

Why no mask? ‘Just removed it,’ says girl outside Howrah station

Some pull up the mask when asked the reason for not wearing it properly and some come out with excuses. Mask rules continue to be flouted on Kolkata streets. We talk to those spotted without a mask. ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar, Bishwarup Dutta

News  /  Published 25.01.22

Kolkatans demand for longer park hours, urban development minister pleads helplessness

Keeping the parks open for a longer period could reduce crowding, they said. Parks across Kolkata opened their gates to visitors on Monday after remaining shut for about 20 days. Mayor Firhad Hakim ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 21.01.22

Salt Lake gyms reopen, few attend

Despite the challenges, Yogam The Fitness Club, near the City Centre petrol pump, has not cut down on its staff. Customers may be trickling in but they are working on group events and engaging workout...
By Snehal Sengupta and Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 21.01.22

Salt Lake parlours blame Covid curbs for winter wedding season lull

Waste of a wedding season The wedding season means a steady stream of customers to parlours but now restrictions are eating into their business. A few weddings have got postponed and others no longe...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 21.01.22

Isolation room for students with Covid symptoms at all HS exam centres

The state higher secondary council will set up isolation facilities in each of the 6,800 centres where the school-leaving exams will be held in-person in April. “Exams will be held offline for ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

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News  /  Published 20.01.22

Why no mask? ‘My house is nearby’, replies north Kolkatan

[{"id":1,"type":"image","value":"","src":"https://assets.telegraphindia.com/telegraph/2022/Jan/1642634029_20metsks-nomask1_4c.jpg","caption":"A man was walking down a road in Curzon Park in central Ko...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar, Sanat Kumar Sinha in Kolkata

News  /  Published 20.01.22

IIT Kharagpur asks research scholars to avail takeaway mode of mess food

 IIT Kharagpur has asked research scholars residing at the BR Ambedkar hall to “avail of the takeaway mode of mess food” so that crowding can be avoided in the dining hall. The hall ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kharagpur

News  /  Published 19.01.22

Wedding Covid relaxation a boon, bookings pour in for picnic spots for January 23, 26 & 30

According to the state government’s rule, weddings are allowed amid the current surge in Covid cases but the number of guests cannot exceed 200 or 50 per cent of the venue’s capacity, whic...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 18.01.22

Bengal relaxes Covid curbs on gyms, jatra and outdoor shoots

Gyms can operate with 50 per cent capacity, the state government said in a notification on Monday. The notification also allowed resumption of jatra and outdoor shooting for films and TV shows. ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 18.01.22

IIT Kharagpur opts for six-day shutdown over Covid surge

The IIT Kharagpur campus will remain closed for six days from January 18 to 23 to break the chain of spread of Covid. The institute has recorded a spike of cases from late December, forcing the hall ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kharagpur


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