Calcutta  /  Published 07.08.20

Keep tabs on elderly, complexes told

Residents’ welfare associations of housing complexes should keep a close watch on the aged in their communities and let the police or civic bodies know if they need any help, Calcutta’s no...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.08.20

2,912 Covid cases and 52 deaths in Bengal

Bengal on Friday logged 2,912 Covid-19 cases and 52 deaths from the disease as the total number of patients reached 89,666, of whom 63,060 had recovered.  The tally of active patients is 24,652,...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.08.20

CPI(M) leader Shyamal Chakraborty no more

Senior CPI(M) leader Shyamal Chakraborty died of Covid-19 at a hospital in Calcutta on Thursday, party sources said. He was 76 years-old. Chakraborty, the three-time transport minister of West ...
By PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.08.20

Bengal's Covid toll jumps by 61

Bengal on Wednesday logged the highest 24-hour jump in deaths, with 61, and new Covid-19 cases, with 2,816.  Prior to this, the most number of single-day deaths was 54 and the highest number of ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.08.20

Seven-day lockdown in 8 Nadia towns

Nadia district administration on Wednesday announced a weeklong lockdown from August 8 in eight municipality towns, including Krishnagar and Chakdah, and 25 gram panchayat areas to contain the spike i...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar

West Bengal  /  Published 05.08.20

Picture perfect gift amid pandemic

The clouds lifted from Darjeeling to unveil the gleaming Mount Kanchenjungha and give the people of the hills a picture-perfect gift amid the raging pandemic. Gyanendra Rai, a mental health counsello...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 05.08.20

Bengal: Covid toll jumps

Bengal on Tuesday logged highest number of deaths from Covid-19 during a 24-hour period at 54, cases at 2,752 and tests at 22,321 as the total count of patients stopped just short of 81,000, of whom n...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.08.20

Hilsa haul dips to 25-year low

Fishermen and trawler owners in East Midnapore and South 24-Parganas have reported a “negligible” hilsa catch six weeks into the fishing season.  For the first time in almost 25 year...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Haldia

Style  /  Published 05.08.20

A passion project called ‘Baradari’

Baradari’s Instagram bio sums up the soul behind the initiative. ‘Narrowing the gap between designers & artisans’. And, puts a smile on the faces of the extended family of weaver...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

World  /  Published 04.08.20

Donald Trump signs new order on H-1B visa hiring

In a huge blow to Indian IT professionals eyeing the US job market, President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order preventing federal agencies from contracting or subcontracting foreign wo...
By PTI in Washington


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