Doctors share agony and resolve

Several patients admitted under them or in their wards dying in a single day. Spending long hours in ICUs trea...

Record in monthly vaccine supply

The Bengal government will receive more than 1 crore Covid vaccine doses by the end of August, the highest all...

Covid: cry for an epidemiologist

Five lakh lives have been officially lost to Covid in the country but India is yet to see a qualified epidemio...

Telecaller dupes with wallet bait

A woman was duped online by a telecaller who said she needed to click on a link to redeem Rs 2,000 on her e-wa...

New Town: gardens from garbage

Small vacant plots in New Town where garbage had piled up over the years have been turned into parks and garde...

Telemedicine or clinical medicine? Pros and cons during pandemic times

During the worst phase of the Covid pandemic last year, I received a call for a consultation at my clinic in s...

My Kolkata  /  Published 12.11.21

Film dropped from festival, says Bratya Basu

The upcoming International Film Festival of India has allegedly dropped — after formally including — a film directed by Bratya Basu, the Bengal education minister, who blamed political int...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

News  /  Published 27.10.21

Biker killed near Park Street, 2 hurt

A young motorcyclist riding with two others died in an accident at the Park Street-Rawdon Street crossing early on Tuesday. Police said SM Mujjammal Gause, 19, was riding at a high speed and lost con...
By Our Special Correspondent in Park Street

Places  /  Published 27.10.21

Calcutta High Court lawyer attacked in Shibpur

A group of criminals allegedly attacked an advocate of Calcutta High Court in Howrah’s Shibpur on Tuesday morning, police said. The attack took place around 11.30am when Tanvir Alam stepped out...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Places  /  Published 27.10.21

Environment activist assaulted at East Calcutta Wetlands

An environment activist was allegedly assaulted at the East Calcutta Wetlands on Saturday while trying to film an alleged attempt to plant dead fish laced with poison into the shallow water bodies. T...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Places  /  Published 27.10.21

Anti-dengue drive in Salt Lake

An increasing number of dengue cases are being reported from Salt Lake, Baguiati, Teghoria and Ashwininagar, among other places, prompting the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation to launch an anti-mosqu...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 27.10.21

Reopening: Kolkata private schools keep eye on Covid scenario

At Jadavpur Vidyapith, a government-aided school, Classes IX to XII are being divided into smaller groups and seating arrangements are being tweaked so in-person classes can be held complying with the...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar, Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 10.10.21

Collapse kills 2 shelter seekers

Two persons from a group of men who had taken shelter under the balcony of an old dilapidated three-storey building on Rabindra Sarani during a sudden downpour on Saturday evening died after a portion...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Events  /  Published 10.10.21

Safety drives True Spirit

The virus was an unknown adversary for Puja organisers in 2020. A year later, it is a familiar foe but still threatening. Against such a backdrop, Pujas that tick all the Covid safety boxes will vie ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

News  /  Published 10.10.21

Crowds issue early warning

The last Saturday before Puja, Chaturthi in the Durga Puja calendar, was chaotic: crawling traffic, surge of people and little care for Covid hygiene were made worse by intermittent rain. Tritiya, Fr...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

News  /  Published 10.10.21

Puja night relaxation for bars, eateries

Restaurants and bars can remain open beyond 10.30pm from Sunday to October 20, an order from the state government said on Saturday. Till now, eateries and bars had to shut shop by 10.30pm. “Al...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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