Polarisation does worry some voters

A mother and son who voted in Salt Lake lamented that issues like health, education and livelihood that bother...

Cambridge cancels May-June exams

The Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) has cancelled its May-June exams and decided to switch...

Bengal polls: masks come off in booths

Covid protocols were flouted across polling booths on Saturday. In several polling booths, polling officials ...

Sikh event calls for harmony

The remembrance of a Sikh guru turned out to be a reminder to preserve religious harmony. A host of religious...

Bengal polls 2021: Voters’ voice

As the polls reached Salt Lake, Lake Town, Bangur, New Town Rajarhat,Dum Dum, Kamarphari and Baranagar The Tel...

Kamarhati: no division on religious lines

In a neighbourhood off Graham Road on the northern fringes of Calcutta, a Lakshmi temple shares a wall with an...

Calcutta  /  Published 17.04.21

No protocol at EVM centre

Covid-19 cases are rising alarmingly but there was no such alarm at the centres where thousands of polling and police personnel had gathered to collect EVMs before being sent to their respective polli...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 17.04.21

IIM Calcutta students vacate hostels early

Most first-year MBA students of IIM Calcutta, who had been set a deadline of April 18 to vacate the hostels, have already left the campus. On April 5, the institute had set the deadline for the stude...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Joka

Calcutta  /  Published 16.04.21

JU closed on April 16 for sanitisation

Jadavpur University has decided to keep the campus close on April 16 to undertake sanitisation following reports of Covid-19 cases at the institution. Registrar Snehamanju Basu issued a notice announ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Jadavpur

Calcutta  /  Published 16.04.21

Shortage of remdesivir drug

The number of active Covid cases in Bengal rose by 4,360, to 36,981, on Thursday. The state recorded 6,769 new infections and 2,387 recoveries during the day. ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.04.21

Election effect on stage too

Still, stubborn poets, singers, artists and intellectuals simply refuse to be cowed down. Rejecting Dilip Ghosh’s horrendous threat, they staged the memorable and evergreen anti-fascist play Mep...
By Subhoranjan Dasgupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.04.21

IB cancels May exams, moots alternative

The International Baccalaureate (IB) has cancelled exams across the country because of rising Covid-19 cases. The exams had been scheduled for next month. The decision was taken on Wednesday and head...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.04.21

Assertion of Bengal's culture

In Bengal, the word Ram first brings to one’s mind Rammohan and not Lord Ram. The “Ishwar” people of Bengal are familiar with is Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar. The Sonar Bangla that peopl...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.04.21

Social media star vs local boy

Once an industrial belt, with factories and jute mills, Kamarhati has a sizeable population of Muslims and Hindi-speaking voters who will play a crucial role this time, said all the three parties. Com...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kamarhati

Calcutta  /  Published 16.04.21

Poll battle between one-time colleagues

Bidhannagar MLA and fire services minister Sujit Bose’s biggest challenge is to win over the 19,000-odd votes the BJP had got in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and defeat Sabyasachi Dutta, who was onc...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.04.21

How people are flouting rules

By Brinda Sarkar, Debasmita Bhattacharjee in Salt Lake


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