Calcutta  /  Published 16.07.21

The Park: Eye on DJ console

The Park had organised an elaborate console for a disc jockey to perform on the third-floor corridor where guests danced till police arrived past 1 in the morning on Sunday, officers investigating the...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.07.21

Corridor party busted at hotel post-midnight

The remaining 28 accused were granted bail.   Later in the day, a team of forensic experts reached the hotel and collected some items for examination. Officers said some powder-like substances s...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 09.07.21

Covid-19 effect: Games without spectators

Olympic organizers said Thursday that they would bar spectators from most events at the games scheduled to open in two weeks, a decision that followed the declaration of a new state of emergency in To...
By Ben Dooley in Tokyo

Calcutta  /  Published 02.07.21

Auto fares rocket on Salt Lake routes

Autorickshaw drivers on four routes originating in Salt Lake charged nearly double the earlier fares on Thursday, Day 1 of resumption of public transport following relaxation of curbs imposed on May 1...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.07.21

What’s on & what’s off from Thursday

Public transport, barring trains and Metro, is set to be back from Thursday following some relaxations in the Covid-19 curbs announced a couple of days ago. Gyms and salons have also been green-lighte...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 23.06.21

Three wards declared as micro-containment zones

Three wards of Kamarhati Municipality, on the northern fringes of the city, have been declared as micro-containment zones by the board of administrators. The move followed an alert from the health de...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.06.21

Malls open, Covid fear keeps most indoors

Fear of contracting Covid-19, coupled with incessant rain and lack of public transport, evoked timid response from citizens at shopping malls, restaurants and bars on Wednesday, marking a muted resump...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.06.21

Relief as diners and shoppers walk in

Hassan Raza, a waiter at Moulin Rouge restaurant on Park Street, was standing at the door, looking expectantly at almost every passer-by. Raza, who has been working for two decades at the eatery, got...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

World  /  Published 13.06.21

Britain’s ‘Freedom Day’ postponed

The Oxford vaccine has received a vote of confidence from the British government, with Prof. Sarah Gilbert, one of the scientists behind its creation, recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours ...
By Amit Roy in London

India  /  Published 11.06.21

JNU files FIR against students

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) authorities have alleged that a group of students forcefully entered the library and continued to sit inside in violation of Covid guidelines. In a circular, the JNU...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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