Puzzle: how to make us mask-up?

How to make people wear masks? The state government and public health experts involved in Covid-19 management ...

JU: no fee for convocation

Jadavpur University is not taking the convocation fee of Rs 500 each from the graduating students as the unive...

Dr Graham's works on revival

Dr Graham’s Homes, a one-of-its-kind school in the country which has left its imprint across the globe, ...

Councillor appeals to keep off crackers

An outgoing Calcutta Municipal Corporation councillor has in a Facebook post requested people to not burst fir...

Interaction tweak for pre-primary admissions

A progress report or a declaration by parents on a child’s basic knowledge and rescheduling interactions...

Lakshmi immersion only in some ponds

Idols of Goddess Lakshmi will have to be immersed in designated ponds in Lake Town, Dum Dum, New Town, and Beh...

Calcutta  /  Published 09.06.20

Tragedy strikes family of 3

An elderly couple and their physically challenged 47-year-old son were found dead at their Thakurpukur home on Tuesday with a purported suicide note saying no one was responsible for their death.Polic...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.06.20

Clean bowled by Gublu: biryani

The “leg spinner” was back on a familiar pitch, castling kebabs, parathas and raan biryani.Vedatman Chakraborty, 14, and his father Subir, 48, became the openers at Oudh 1590, a restaurant behind ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.06.20

Anglo-Indian schools offer relief on fees

The heads of Anglo-Indian schools on Monday decided to waive a part of annual fees to give some relief to parents at a time the economy has gone into a slump because of the pandemic, but no discount w...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.06.20

Relief and notice on monsoon

A hot and sultry day gave way to pre-monsoon showers on Monday afternoon, the second consecutive day the city received rain.The rain, which started around 3pm, was scattered. While Cossipore received ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 20.06.20

Shopkeeper hit on head for refusing air, dies

A man who had been hit with a hammer on the head for refusing to fill a scooter’s tyre with air in Kasba last week died of injuries early on Friday, police said.Moloy Patra, 27, one of the accused i...
By Our Special Correspondent in

Calcutta  /  Published 18.06.20

Building plan rule tweak

The CMC has tried to make the building plan approval process more transparent by asking landowners to mention in the application the exact quantum of land they have, a CMC official said on Wednesday.I...
By Subhajoy Roy in

Calcutta  /  Published 23.06.20

Park Street rape convict freed

A young man in whose Honda City car a 37-year-old mother of two had been gang-raped on Park Street eight years ago has completed his prison term and walked out of jail a free man.Sumit Bajaj, 29, one ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in

Calcutta  /  Published 26.06.20

Car festival minus chariots

A few devotees had come for the ritual and they were very supportive of the method devised. “My grandmother had passed away at this very centre when she had come to pray back in 2010. Two days befor...
By Brinda Sarkar in

Calcutta  /  Published 19.06.20

Bill nudge to private hospitals

Patient refusalPrivate and government hospitals will have to upload on the state health department’s portal the number of dedicated Covid beds available on a daily basis.The process will start on Fr...
By Sanjay Mandal in

Calcutta  /  Published 26.06.20

Extortion calls from jail, say police

The three men and a minor whom a trader in Entally has accused of extorting him are part of a larger extortion gang operating from a city jail, police said.The three men were arrested and the minor de...
By Our Special Correspondent in


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