Enforce night curfew strictly: Chief secy

The chief secretary on Tuesday asked all police commissioners, police superintendents and the excise departmen...

Queue chaos at CMC Covid jab units

Chaotic scenes outside most Covid vaccination centres run by the Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC) have bec...

Unions threaten 2-day taxi strike

Several unions of yellow/metered taxis have threatened a 48-hour strike beginning August 12 if the state gover...

Autumn semester at IIT to be online

IIT Kharagpur has informed students, barring 500 who are facing resource constraints, that they will continue ...

Artificial limbs distributed with jabs

Scores of people without limbs got prosthetic legs and Covid-19 vaccines at a camp organised by young entrepre...

Rise in Covid patients at Calcutta hospitals

The number of Covid patients getting admitted to private hospitals in Calcutta is increasing again but the dem...

Calcutta  /  Published 27.07.21

Man held for cheating lawyer of Rs 40 lakh

A man has been arrested for allegedly cheating a lawyer of Rs 40 lakh by promising him a job in the CBI, police said. Biswajit Chatterjee, the lawyer from Baranagar, lodged a complaint against Krisha...
By Our Bureau in Baranagar

Calcutta  /  Published 27.07.21

Balcony with tenant collapses

An elderly man was critically injured when the balcony of a two-storey house in north Calcutta on which he was standing collapsed on Monday afternoon. Golok Chandra Das, 68, who fractured his hip, li...
By Our Bureau in Girish Park

Calcutta  /  Published 27.07.21

RKM plea for cheaper jabs

Ramakrishna Mission has written to the Centre seeking 4 lakh Covishield doses at a discounted price of Rs 150 a jab to launch a mass vaccination drive in all 23 districts of Bengal and parts of the No...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.07.21

Tech varsity expands hostels with WiFi

The state tech university has begun renting accommodation in the vicinity of the campus to set up WiFi-enabled hostels where students can attend classes over digital platforms, a university official s...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.07.21

City likely to get more rain: Met office

A weather system brewing over the Bay of Bengal is likely to bring a wet spell in south Bengal.  The system was in the form of a cyclonic circulation on Monday. It is expected to turn into a low...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.07.21

ISC maths: no 100 scorers

Several schools reported that no student had scored 100 per cent in ISC (Class XII) maths unlike other years. Some said the highest in the subject had gone down, too, making them believe that the abse...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.07.21

State gets 1.5 lakh Covaxin doses

Bengal on Monday received around 1.5 lakh doses of Covaxin and got an assurance from the Centre that another 1.7 lakh doses would arrive on Tuesday, paving the way for administering the second jab to ...
By Kinsuk Basu and Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.07.21

9pm to 5am curfew? Ha, ha

“Bada gari hai na bahut, is liye hamare liye time nahi hai tere paas (There are a lot of fancy cars around. That is why you don’t have time for us),” the man barked.   The...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.07.21

Cop whip on faulty number plates

The city police have started prosecuting vehicles with defective number plates and the ones that have registration numbers written in fonts that are difficult to read when the vehicles are in motion. ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 26.07.21

Focus on Urdu play in online drama workshop

Farhat Anjum, a Class X student of Jagbandhu Girls High School, was eager to do something new when she got an invitation to attend an online drama workshop. It taught Farhat much more than honing her...
By Arundhati Bhattacharya in Calcutta


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