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West Bengal Government
Calcutta  /  Published 18.01.21

Vaccine tweak in staff deployment

The state government thinks the first phase of Covid-19 vaccination will last several months and is drawing up plans such as deploying doctors and nurses for the inoculation drive in rotation so hospi...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.01.21

A college driven by a dream to excel and expand

Remembering St Xavier’s College is to take a quiet walk back to the ’50s and ’60s when it was happy and content to be a college that stood quietly apart as a centre of unassuming exc...
By Rev Fr Dr Dominic Savio SJ in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.01.21

When Celsius takes a sub-15 plunge

The Celsius plunged to 14.5 degrees in Calcutta on Friday, going under 15 degrees for the first time in 10 days and living up to the January reputation. The minimum temperature on January 5 was 13.4 ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.01.21

Refund, damages order for 2 hospitals

The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission on Thursday asked AMRI Hospitals Dhakuria to refund Rs 3.19 lakh to the family of a man who was admitted to the hospital with Covid. The h...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.01.21

V-Day: doctors speak out on vaccine

Ajoy Krishna Sarkar, 62, respiratory and critical care expert: Till Friday evening, I did not receive any message from the health department about when I will get the vaccine. Once I get the message, ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.21

794 more recover, 18 die of Covid in Bengal

Bengal on Wednesday logged 794 Covid-19 recoveries, 723 infections and 18 deaths as the total of active cases dropped for the 79th consecutive day since Vijaya Dashami on October 26 last year. The to...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.01.21

Part of Sealdah flyover to be closed

A portion of the Sealdah flyover, between its crossings with MG Road and Beleghata Road, will be closed to traffic from Friday night till Tuesday morning to facilitate the construction of the Bowbazar...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.01.21

'Vaccine doses fewer than required'

In Bengal, 353 venues have been identified for vaccination but all may not be in use on Day 1. The health department had till Tuesday fixed eight venues in Calcutta - Calcutta Medical College, Calcut...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.01.21

Vaccine distribution from today

A consignment of nearly 10 lakh doses of Covishield, a Covid-19 vaccine, reached Calcutta on Tuesday afternoon on a Spicejet flight, with 6.89 lakh doses earmarked for Bengal. The rest will be sent to...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.01.21

Shield yourself from bird flu: Advice to poultry handlers

The health department has instructed poultry farm workers and others who handle birds and animals to wear protective gowns, gloves and goggles to protect themselves from the avian influenza (HSN1) vir...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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