Social Distancing
World  /  Published 19.10.20

Have had enough: Fatigue sets in

When the coronavirus began sweeping around the globe this spring, people from Seattle to Rome to London cancelled weddings and vacations, cut off visits with grandparents and hunkered down in their ho...
By Julie Bosman, Sarah Mervosh, Marc Santora in Chicago

Calcutta  /  Published 16.10.20

Book an e-pass for pandal visit

The system is also convenient for large groups and people who come from outside Calcutta, he said. The Covid-19 pandemic had cast a cloud on Bengal’s biggest carnival this year. The puja organi...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.10.20

Call to avoid Puja crowd to battle Covid

Public health experts have suggested measures such as social media campaigns with messages from doctors and regulation of public transport “to avoid crowding” during Durga Puja. They were...
By Jayanta Basu, Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta, Abu Dhabi

Calcutta  /  Published 13.10.20

Calcutta metro passenger count inches up

A month into the resumption of commercial services, the Metro passenger count is inching towards what the authorities had geared up for. The passenger count on Monday was 77,565. The count was over 7...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 13.10.20

Ache over transport full-occupancy nod

The Assam government’s decision to allow public transporters to operate at 100 per cent capacity from Friday has not only triggered concern but also seems to be going against its own campaign to...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 13.10.20

Mamata to launch big-ticket Pujas online

The BJP, despite its stellar Lok Sabha results in the state last year, had tried and failed to erode her hegemony in this domain, despite adding the likes of Union home minister Amit Shah and party na...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.10.20

Lockdown solace for ‘book thieves’

She added that during the lockdown, the library is also a “playground of minds”. “In this tea garden area, there are hardly any physical spaces open for children. There are no parks...
By Vivek Chhetri in Nagri Farm

India  /  Published 12.10.20

Covid: No God says ‘go to pandal’

By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.10.20

Protesters held, made to take Covid test

The ADM (law and order) said they needed to act as people had become lax and were ignoring safety measures. “The administration will do everything to keep people safe,” he added. Convenor...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

Calcutta  /  Published 07.10.20

Improvement tests start for ICSE, ISC

The ICSE and ISC improvement and compartmental exams for 2020 started on Tuesday. But principals of several schools said hardly any student had appeared for the improvement exams in Calcutta. The im...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


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