Shopping Malls
News  /  Published 13.05.22

Dwindling demand for face mask cuts sales in Salt Lake, New Town

People only come for the Rs 5 masks and that too, only when refused entry into banks or offices without them,” says Das. “Pocket sanitisers only have a market when schools are on. As for 5...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 18.04.22

Kolkatans bid adieu to the facemask in season of low Covid

An official at Acropolis Mall said they were implementing the mask mandate with vigour. “There can be one or two stray incidents (of not wearing masks). But we are implementing the mask mandate,...
By Debraj Mitra, Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 02.04.22

Mask prosecution slackens in Kolkata

The city police did not share the number of people prosecuted for not wearing masks till late on Friday evening — something they had been doing for the last two years. The change suggested to s...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri, Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 31.03.22

Masks now a rarity in public places in Kolkata

Many Kolkatans are not wearing masks in public places and are trying to enter hospitals or shopping malls without one, claiming the government has said it is no longer mandatory to mask up.  Sta...
By Sanjay mandal and monalisa chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 18.03.22

Celebrate Holi, respect others’ wish and stay safe from Covid

What about public transport and app cabs? Buses will be there early in the morning and again from late afternoon. There will be a few metered taxis till afternoon, after which their count will incr...
By Our Bureau in Kolkata


News  /  Published 09.01.22

Kolkata restaurants & malls in misery

Almost a week into the fresh curbs to check the surge in Covid cases, restaurants and malls have been witnessing a massive plunge in their footfall. Friday and Saturday were no different. The start o...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Calcutta  /  Published 16.08.21

Crowds back in malls, restaurants

Quest mall was also busy throughout the day. “Business was good. Hope this is a pointer to the future. On Sundays, the footfall is usually decent but that often does not translate into business....
By Debraj Mitra and Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 22.06.21

Barrackpore markets shut to break the chain

Seven major markets and four malls in Barrackpore were shut on Monday to break the Covid infection chain. Alarmed at the growing number of Covid cases across the Barrackpore sub-division in North 24-...
By Our Special Correspondent 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

Jab drive at 2 malls, no booking needed

A drive-in vaccination facility was launched at South City Mall and walk-in vaccinations started at Acropolis Mall on Wednesday. Anyone who turns 18 this year or is older can get their Covid shots at...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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