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News  /  Published 21.01.22

Salt Lake gyms reopen, few attend

Despite the challenges, Yogam The Fitness Club, near the City Centre petrol pump, has not cut down on its staff. Customers may be trickling in but they are working on group events and engaging workout...
By Snehal Sengupta and Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 19.01.22

Wedding Covid relaxation a boon, bookings pour in for picnic spots for January 23, 26 & 30

According to the state government’s rule, weddings are allowed amid the current surge in Covid cases but the number of guests cannot exceed 200 or 50 per cent of the venue’s capacity, whic...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 29.12.21

Schools get ready for jabs

Schools like The Heritage and La Martiniere have estimated they will have about 1,000 students eligible for vaccination. At South Point, the count could touch 3,000. “We will organise the camps...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar, Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 29.12.21

Jadavpur University offline classes put strain on resources amid pandemic

Jadavpur University has been forced to start offline classes in the engineering and technology faculty from January as workshops and lab classes cannot be attended over online platforms. But the arri...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Jadavpur

News  /  Published 28.12.21

Sessions on child safety before schools in Kolkata reopen

Schools in the city are making teachers, non-teaching staff and parents aware about the rights of the child and the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act, the move timed with reop...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata


News  /  Published 27.12.21

Omicron forces residential institutes in Bengal to defer students’ return to campus

Residential educational institutes like NIT Durgapur and IIEST, Shibpur, have decided to either defer calling students to the campus or hold meetings soon to discuss how to go about the process, the m...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 17.12.21

IIEST Shibpur focuses on hostel repair for recall

IIEST has asked its engineering department to get the hostels ready before students are called back to the campus to attend in-person classes, an official of the Shibpur institute said. The official ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Howrah

News  /  Published 14.12.21

Periodic table murals make return to school near Kolkata enjoyable

The long absence has also impacted the mental well-being of students. Counsellors feel activities outside of routine studies would be beneficial to the mental health of children. The murals the stude...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 10.12.21

Offline lessons for all at St Xavier’s University in New Town

St Xavier’s University, New Town, will call students of all classes, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in a staggered manner from January 3 for in-person classes. Most of the s...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in New Town

News  /  Published 10.12.21

NIT Durgapur seeks student, guardian consent for shared hostel rooms

Undergraduate students at NIT Durgapur who are being called to attend in-person classes have to state in a consent form that they “have no-objection to stay in a shared room in the hostel”...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Durgapur


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