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Calcutta  /  Published 02.07.21

Covid fear drives sale of small cars

Many people in Calcutta are buying small cars despite reduced income because they want to avoid the public transport for their daily commute to minimise chances of infection amid the Covid pandemic. ...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.06.21

Struggle for existence intensifies

The young man at a retail store in a shopping mall in Calcutta now goes to the washroom only once in seven hours because there is no one else to look after the store anymore. A youth works as a ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.06.21

Malls ready, but transport?

Malls are ready to go. The worry is how to reach them. The government has allowed reopening of malls from Wednesday with a cap of 30 per cent visitors and 25 per cent employees. Mall operators said t...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.05.21

'Staff special' to family's rescue

A couple and their three children arrived at Howrah station from Delhi on Sunday morning and were stuck because of lack of public transport before being helped by police to reach Sealdah station on th...
By Debraj Mitra, Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 07.04.21

Mask-less despite Covid surge

“When I asked the youth to put on a mask, he laughed and said Covid had gone. He did not put on the mask. Most of the others who were standing there, too, did not have a mask on. No one else tol...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

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Jharkhand  /  Published 24.12.20

Dhanbad autos call off strike

The indefinite strike launched by auto-rickshaw operators, in support of their seven-point demands, came to an end on Thursday, following a meeting between the protesters and the district administrati...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

West Bengal  /  Published 20.11.20

Left rally for trains in Birbhum

The SFI and DYFI— CPM’s student and youth wings — on Thursday took out rallies and gave memorandums to station managers of nine important railway stations in Birbhum demanding the re...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Calcutta  /  Published 12.11.20

Fitness certificate, licence, road permit fines waived

The state government on Wednesday waived penalties on lapsed fitness certificates, driving licences and road permits with effect from January 1. But the fees have to be paid by June 30, 2021. The dec...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.11.20

Operators root for revised fare

With the Jharkhand government making it mandatory for all public transport operators to reintroduce the pre-lockdown fares, regular disputes between the passengers and auto-rickshaw operators have bec...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

Calcutta  /  Published 11.11.20

Fewer buses can pose transport challenge

Howrah station used to see 950,000 commuters travelling on suburban trains daily before the pandemic. And the bus terminus used to see close to 2,500 buses moving in and out till late at night. On We...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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