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Jharkhand  /  Published 22.02.21

'Inoculate school staff first'

A group of parents has urged the state government to ensure all staff of schools are vaccinated against the coronavirus in the interest of students since schools have been allowed to open for classes ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.02.21

Cinema halls to reopen in March

Coaching centres, cinema halls with 50 percent capacity and public parks will reopen in Jharkhand from March 1 after remaining shut for about a year due to covid-19 pandemic. Also, all government offi...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.02.21

Cinemas opening only after Feb 19

Cinema halls, swimming pools and parks are likely to reopen in Jharkhand after February 19, the day a high-level meeting of decision-makers is scheduled, officials of the state disaster management dep...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Calcutta  /  Published 19.01.21

Schools see more students leave

Several schools have received applications from parents asking for transfer certificates of their children this academic year. During exit interviews or when they communicated with the parents, the s...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.12.20

Education: focus on post-Covid options

A parallel system of education exists along with the conventional school-college-university system, which Sugata Mitra, professor emeritus of NIIT University, calls the “street smart education s...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 23.11.20

IIT to call 50 scholars back to campus

IIT Kharagpur, which had closed down the campus in September because of the Covid pandemic, will ask 50 of its research scholars to return, officials of the institute said. The institute has 3,000 re...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kharagpur

Calcutta  /  Published 20.11.20

Business back on track, almost

Mihir Ghosh, route secretary of Karunamoyee-Phoolbagan autos, is down but optimistic. “People are now less paranoid about Covid and are gradually stepping out. They will eventually take trains a...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 12.11.20

Fitness certificate, licence, road permit fines waived

The state government on Wednesday waived penalties on lapsed fitness certificates, driving licences and road permits with effect from January 1. But the fees have to be paid by June 30, 2021. The dec...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.11.20

Fewer buses can pose transport challenge

Howrah station used to see 950,000 commuters travelling on suburban trains daily before the pandemic. And the bus terminus used to see close to 2,500 buses moving in and out till late at night. On We...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.11.20

Calcutta Metro braces for commuter surge

The passenger count of Metro Railway, knocking on the doors of the 1,00,000 mark, is expected to go well past the figure once suburban trains resume on Wednesday. The Metro authorities have increased...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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