World  /  Published 17.09.22

Covid: Tibetans in rare cries for help

Infected patients were quarantined alongside those who tested negative. No food for hours, despite repeated requests. Lines of buses, loaded with people, waiting late into the night to drop them off a...
By Vivian Wang in Beijing

Books  /  Published 16.09.22

Charming, chance encounters

Books: Letter To A Stranger: Essays To The Ones Who Haunt Us Editor: Colleen Kinder Publisher: Algonquin Price: $19.95  “Strangers in the night/ Exchanging glances Wandering in the nig...
By Sonia Sahoo

News  /  Published 09.09.22

Price-rise hurdle for idol market on recovery path

Pradip Rudra Pal points to the crisis in the supply of bamboo poles. “While decorators can make do with green bamboo poles, we need the ripened yellow ones to make the chalchitra. But because of...
By Sudeshna Banerjee, Showli Chakraborty in Salt Lake

World  /  Published 06.09.22

Covid: China locks down 65 million

China has locked down 65 million of its citizens under tough Covid-19 restrictions and is discouraging domestic travel during upcoming national holidays. Across the country, 33 cities including seven...
By AP/PTI in Beijing

World  /  Published 26.08.22

'Lockdown 'trade offs' were not discussed'

Rishi Sunak has sparked huge controversy by claiming that even though he was the chancellor for two years during the pandemic, he was not allowed to talk about the negative effects of lockdown and tha...
By Amit Roy in London


News  /  Published 11.08.22

Parents still adjusting to kids’ return to class: Heads of Kolkata schools

Parents have become more demanding and their expectations from school and teachers have gone up after two years of online classes, said teachers in several schools. Many of the concerns that are rais...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 31.07.22

‘Analytical thinking’ focus in ISC, ICSE

The assessment pattern of ISC (Class XII) and ICSE (Class X) 2023 will focus on “analytical and critical thinking” to reduce “rote learning”, Gerry Arathoon, chief executive an...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

News  /  Published 29.07.22

New Town conclave to combat cyber trafficking

The Internet has emerged as a key source market for traffickers, police, activists and cyber experts said at a conclave on Thursday. The challenges posed by the pandemic have amplified the problem, th...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Business  /  Published 28.07.22

TaMo suffers Rs 5006cr loss

Analysts had forecast that its net loss would shrink to Rs 1,100-1,200 crore during the quarter. Consolidated revenues of the company rose to Rs 71,227.76 crore from Rs 65,535.38 crore in the previous...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

News  /  Published 23.07.22

Rugby back on Maidan greens in Kolkata after two-year Covid-induced gap

A 22-year-old man, once an orphan on the streets of Kolkata, is now a formidable fly-half in rugby. A 23-year woman from Siliguri, from a very poor family, found a new meaning of life because of the ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata


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