Calcutta  /  Published 06.03.21

Tour operators want Thai rule revoked

The Thailand government must do away with its 14-day quarantine rule so that tourists can start visiting the country again, tour operators of Calcutta told the Thai authorities on Friday. At an inter...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.03.21

On-campus tests see dip in scores

Teachers have reported sketchy answers, incomplete answer scripts and a dip in performance from the evaluation of pen-and-paper exams that have been conducted across city schools. Usually, students a...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 04.03.21

Double blow to women employment

Crises — economic or medical — invariably have a disproportionate impact on vulnerable constituencies. The Covid-19 pandemic has reiterated this hypothesis. Data from the United Nations ha...
By The Editorial Board in

Calcutta  /  Published 03.03.21

Education hopes rekindled

A coaching centre that started a month ago from the ground floor of a Patuli apartment block has enrolled close to 50 children whose right to education has been robbed by the pandemic. The students o...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 01.03.21

DVC on course to meet generation target

Damodar Valley Corporation hopes to be close to the generation target set by the Central Electricity Authority by the end of the current fiscal despite the setback in the first quarter following the p...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta


Culture  /  Published 28.02.21

Her very alone highness

In normal times, on this day, a van loaded with huge deghs or large containers filled with bhog set out from the mandir, stopping before each house in Debinibash — more than a 100 of them, many ...
By Paromita Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 28.02.21

Isolate the problem of loneliness

The French philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre, was wrong. Hell is not other people, but the lack thereof. Social isolation and the resultant loneliness are more lethal than smoking 15 cigarettes a day or o...
By The Editorial Board in

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.02.21

Dhanbad traders stare at zero income

Amit Sahu, who runs an electronics shop at Jharia, said markets saw a momentary revival last year from November 25 to December 15 due to the marriage season. “But now we are back to square one. ...
By in

Calcutta  /  Published 27.02.21

Tech to count in teacher appraisals

Several schools in the city will take into account teachers' technological skills during their appraisals this year. In a couple of schools, the format of the appraisal forms have changed and hea...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 26.02.21

The trickster: memory, story, desire

Memory is a tricky thing. Most of us, I reckon, tend to fall back on our memories if we’re asked to give an account of who we are, what we do, how we spend our time, what we enjoy or dislike and...
By Samantak Das in


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