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Calcutta  /  Published 10.10.20

State doles challenged

The state government’s decision to pay Rs 50,000 to every community Durga Puja organiser was challenged in Calcutta High Court on Friday. A division bench, headed by Justice Sanjib Banerjee, fi...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.10.20

Presi alumni help for booksellers

The Presidency College alumni, many of who used to frequent the bookstalls dotting the College Street footpaths during their college days, on Friday extended a helping hand to booksellers hit hard by ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in College Street

Calcutta  /  Published 10.10.20

Tridhara opts for simple pandal

In its 74th year, Tridhara Sammilani, one of the biggest crowd-pullers in south Calcutta, is dispensing with the services of a theme-maker for its pandal. It will be a simple structure coming up on M...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Ballygunge

Calcutta  /  Published 10.10.20

Police chief appeals to Puja organisers

Police commissioner Anuj Sharma asked Puja organisers at a meeting on Friday to ensure that no visitor is allowed inside pandals without a mask and without getting his or her hands disinfected, an org...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.10.20

More Metro trains soon

Metro Railway will increase the number of trains and extend the timings from Monday in response to increasing passenger count. “From October 12, there will be 146 trains daily from Monday to Sa...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

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World  /  Published 10.10.20

PIA-owned NY hotel to shut down

The Roosevelt Hotel in New York’s Manhattan owned by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) announced that it will shut down for good by the end of this month. “Due to the current economic...
By Reuters in Islamabad

India  /  Published 09.10.20

Covid: results in a minute

A game-changer rapid Covid-19 testing technology being jointly developed by India and Israel should be ready for rollout in "a matter of days" and it will be able to give test results in les...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 09.10.20

Deshapriya Park scales down Puja

The puja at Deshapriya Park will be a muted affair this year amid the Covid pandemic, a far cry from its dazzling past. The organisers will build a small pandal around a concrete stage at the far end...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.10.20

Harder to stop child marriages

The prevention of child marriages has taken a hit during the pandemic. Teachers in the districts now don’t get to know if a girl has been married off as schools are closed. Earlier, they used t...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.10.20

Shrines: only 50 devotees

The Jharkhand government has said a maximum of 50 people can enter a place of worship at a time and devotees must wear masks and maintain social distancing. The state government allowed religiou...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Ranchi, Ramgarh


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