West Bengal  /  Published 09.11.20

Costly potato poser on midday plate

The rising price of potatoes has created a funds poser for midday meals — rationed to students as schools are closed amid the pandemic — in West Midnapore.  The district chapter of t...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Midnapore

Calcutta  /  Published 09.11.20

IIEST club for strays on campus

The pandemic has tested life, thrown up challenges and gifted some enduring takeaways. One such happy outcome is an animal welfare club that has been formed to take care of Bullet, Tiny, Blacky, Shiro...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Howrah

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.11.20

Back with a bang!

The evidence of social life in Steel City limping back to normalcy lies in the healthy number of clubs, hotels, and lawns being booked for weddings now. With the marriage season on, several shamianas ...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

Business  /  Published 08.11.20

Slow pick up in corporate credit

Credit demand from private corporate houses for investment is expected to take longer because of low capacity utilisation in the wake of the Covid pandemic and lockdown affecting business. But working...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.11.20

Lockdown days not lost to season tickets

The Eastern Railway authorities have decided to extend the validity of season tickets to match the days passengers lost in the lockdown. Passengers whose validity of season tickets expired during the...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 06.11.20

Car demand to sustain till March

About 10 lakh consumers postponed their car purchase plans because of the pandemic-induced lockdown between April and July 2020. This was revealed in an internal study conducted by Hyundai Motor India...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.11.20

ICSE council seeks schools’ feedback

The ICSE council has sought feedback from school heads on teaching, coverage of reduced syllabus and Classes X and XII assessments. The council sent a circular to school heads on Thursday, saying the...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.11.20

Schools: not to open before Dec

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the schools, which had shut down in March because of the Covid pandemic, would remain closed at least till the first week of December and a decision on ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.11.20

Schools bank on parents to bail them out

Several city schools have pinned their hopes on some parents “to rise to the occasion” and bail them out from financial difficulty by not seeking waivers. There are some parents whose inc...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 05.11.20

An eye-opening fiction read during the pandemic

There is humour in the tales — humour steeped in inexplicable darkness reflecting a society that seems shiny on the outside but is gnawed in places on the inside. The cover that shows a languid ...
By Shrestha Saha in


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