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Calcutta  /  Published 24.07.20

Two slums in Calcutta fully sealed

Two slums adjacent to Lake Gardens and Jodhpur Park in south Calcutta have been completely sealed after more than 20 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the past few days. The slums, Gobindapur an...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.11.18

Calcutta students share dengue tips

Groups of schoolchildren went door to door in their neighbourhoods to create awareness on how to keep their surroundings clean and prevent dengue.Students of Sri Sri Academy and Apeejay School Park St...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 30.09.19

Fire on top floor of Fancy Market

A fire broke out on the top floor of the four-storey Fancy Market building in Kidderpore on Monday night.The top floor of the building houses a bar-cum-restaurant and a garments godown.No one was trap...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

People  /  Published 13.01.20

Not a Winter’s Tale

“New area, guys.” From beside the driver’s seat, a voice cuts through the late night stillness of a city in hibernation, as a mini van crosses Dalhousie Square and enters Lalbazar Street. The ca...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.18

Gifts of warmth spread cheer in Calcutta slums

Two friends on way to school a couple of winters ago saw a boy shivering in the cold. They stepped out of their car and gave him one of their sweaters.This winter, the girls got over 900 shawls stitch...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 23.02.20

‘A first in 60 years’: Wall to hide slum

Donald Trump may be expecting seven million people to welcome him at Ahmedabad for the “Namaste Trump” extravaganza, but there is a community of around 5,000 people who have decided that they will...
By Sajeda Momin in Ahmedabad

India  /  Published 18.02.20

Slum-dwellers asked to vacate ahead of Trump's visit

At least 45 families living in a slum near the newly-built Motera stadium in Ahmedabad have been served eviction notices by the municipal corporation ahead of the scheduled visit of US President Donal...
By PTI in Ahmedabad

India  /  Published 13.02.20

Wall-lover Trump gets slum-masking wall in Gujarat

US President Donald Trump will be shielded from the sight of slums by a newly built wall when he visits the city of Ahmedabad during a visit to India this month.A senior government said the wall was b...
By Reuters in Ahmedabad

Photos  /  Published 18.04.20

What lockdown means for Mina

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By AP in

Opinion  /  Published 09.12.19

Painting slums merely pretty distraction

Sir — A slum in New Delhi was recently brightly painted by a collective of street artists with the goal of bringing cheer to a place that otherwise witnesses immense hardship. Similar endeavours had...
By The Telegraph in


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