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World  /  Published 01.08.20

Study: Kids carry virus at high levels

It has been a comforting refrain in the national conversation about reopening schools: Young children are mostly spared by the coronavirus and don’t seem to spread it to others, at least not ver...
By Apoorva Mandavilli in New York

Calcutta  /  Published 31.07.20

Six-city flight ban extended till August 15

The ban on flights from six cities with high Covid-19 prevalence, including Delhi and Mumbai, to Calcutta has been extended till August 15 following an intimation from the Bengal govern...
By in

Calcutta  /  Published 31.07.20

IIM 'reopens' in online mode

IIM Calcutta will hold online classes both for the incoming and the second-year batch of the two-year MBA programme from early August, an official said. The institute will take steps to assist studen...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Joka

Calcutta  /  Published 31.07.20

CMC to help get death certificates

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation’s outgoing councillors have been told by outgoing mayor Firhad Hakim to keep track of deaths in their area and to alert him or his deputy if anyone found it di...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.07.20

Bengal: Covid stress mounts

The rise in Covid-19 infections appears to have affected the mental health of several Bengal government employees, including frontline workers, prompting district authorities and civic bodies to seek ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 31.07.20

46 more die of Covid in Bengal

Bengal on Thursday saw 46 deaths reported till 9am, the highest so far in a day since the pandemic struck, raising the toll to 1,536. Sixteen of the deaths were in Calcutta. On the brighter side, the...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.07.20

Birbhum's Rajnagar block officials to monitor residents’ travel

Authorities of Birbhum’s Rajnagar block have asked its 80,000-odd residents to inform panchayat or block officials, the police or health workers where they are going and when they will be back b...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 30.07.20

41 more die as Covid cases cross 65,000

Bengal on Wednesday reported 2,294 new Covid-19 cases, which took the total number of patients past 65,000, of whom 44,000 had already recovered. The toll from Covid-19 reached 1,490 as the state rec...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.07.20

Bullets fly over virus fear

Officials of a private hospital allegedly called in goons, who opened fire to disperse a patient’s relatives seeking shelter under a shed on hospital premises amid heavy rain on Tuesday night. ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Bongaon

West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.20

Visva-Bharati school exam on WhatsApp

Visva-Bharati has resumed its school certificate exams, which were postponed following the outbreak of Covid-19 in March, through a WhatsApp video call from Monday. Equivalent to other Class X board ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan


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