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West Bengal  /  Published 01.04.21

Bengal target: 5 lakh Covid jabs a day

The health department is also working to increase the number of daily tests to arrest the spread of the virus. This time, the department has upgraded its laboratory facilities to conduct more RT-PCR t...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 31.03.21

Ward-wise data to fight air pollution

Calcutta, like Delhi, will soon start generating ward-wise air pollution data that will make it easier to manage local pollution, an air pollution expert from IIT Delhi said. “Based on our sugg...
By Jayanta Basu in Ballygunge

Calcutta  /  Published 31.03.21

Vaccine booking rush begins

Private hospitals and civic health clinics in Calcutta and Salt Lake are flooded with requests from people above the age of 45 for slots for Covid jabs. Some hospitals that have been booking slots fo...
By Subhajoy Roy, Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 31.03.21

Govt to ramp up Covid tests to tackle rise in cases

The state government is planning to ramp up tests for Covid-19 across Bengal as the number of cases has started rising again, officials said. The health department has decided to increase the number ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 31.03.21

Dry winds heat up poll season

The heat is on the rise in the poll season, literally. The mercury climbed to around 38 degrees in Calcutta on Tuesday, a couple of notches up from the day before and three notches above normal. The ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

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Calcutta  /  Published 31.03.21

LGBT persons feel left out of polls

A brief mention in the party manifesto but not a single candidate in 294 seats. Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA) community on Tuesday gave a scat...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar , Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 31.03.21

CU next semester to start online on April 5

The undergraduate and postgraduate classes of Calcutta University in the next semester (even semester) will start on April 5 through the online mode, the university said on Tuesday. The rise in the n...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.03.21

Govt issues advisory on celebrating Holi

The state health department has issued an advisory requesting people to avoid crowding during Dol and Holi. The advisory, issued on Friday, asked people to celebrate the festivals, which fall on Sund...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.03.21

Hospitals told to be ready with Covid beds

The state government on Friday asked private hospitals to plan an increase in Covid beds as the number of people suffering from the disease is rising again, officials said. The hospitals were told to...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.03.21

Covid jab calls flood hospitals in Calcutta

Private hospitals who were looking for Covid-19 vaccine recipients till the other day to avoid wastage are now flooded with calls from people above 45 who are interested in taking the shots. The Cent...
By Sanjay Mandal, Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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