News  /  Published 06.05.22

Kolkata Municipal Corporation begins survey of 40 markets in Kolkata

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) started a survey of its 40-odd markets a few weeks back to find ways to introduce maintenance fees, officials of the civic body said. Shop owners at these markets ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

India  /  Published 16.03.22

Missile: High-level probe underway

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday told Parliament that a review of the standard operating procedures for operations, maintenance and inspections of missile systems was being conducted in the w...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.12.21

Two faces: farm bills

Politics, the cynic scoffs, is a hydra-headed creature. It is perhaps natural, then, that India’s ruling party and its leaders would be infamous on account of their double-facedness. Take the ca...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 15.09.21

Inter-country adoption ease

The women and child development ministry will soon notify a mechanism to deal with inter-country adoptions under the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, bridging a legislative gap in this 1956 law wi...
By Our Bureau

Opinion  /  Published 16.08.21

National shame: India's senior citizens

India is now in its 75th year as an independent nation. This would be the right time to examine the lives of those who have aged along with the country. The results of this assessment can be found in ...
By The Editorial Board


Opinion  /  Published 17.06.21

A false veneration: Elder abuse

Aaji, 69 years old, leaned over my doctor’s desk to elaborate on why she visits the clinic alone. She had four sons, two daughters, and one goat. The sons would rotate her amongst themselves, ir...
By Manveen Kaur

Health  /  Published 15.06.21

Save the elders

HelpAge India, Agewell Foundation, Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI) ...
By Dr Sanchari Mukhopadhyay, Dr Debanjan Banerjee

Opinion  /  Published 11.01.21

Bleak age: India's senior citizens

Is a long life necessarily a fulfilling one? This is a key question arising out of the findings of India’s maiden longitudinal ageing study, the world’s largest-ever detailed survey conduc...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 24.11.20

Fine, jail term for strike by Odisha govt staff

Odisha government employees will now be penalised if they resort to strikes threatening the safety and security of the people. The Odisha Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) Amendment Bill, 202...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

West Bengal  /  Published 07.02.19

Staffing stumbling block for East-West

The first leg of the East-West Metro connecting Sector V with Howrah Maidan has hit a staffing hurdle after breaking through multiple land logjams to reach the commissioning stage.Kolkata Metro Rail C...
By Sanjay Mandal and Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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