Puja: dos & don'ts announced

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday laid out the plan for Durga Puja 2020, issuing guidelines from inau...

Run health services during Puja: CM

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee said the impact of Covid-19 made her sad, which was why she could not be cheerf...

Civic bodies on anti-dengue drive

The Sector V authorities are running a pilot project with a machine that will determine the kind of mosquitoes...

Covid: Gasping for oxygen supply

Soumadeep Mondal got a call in the dead of the night one of these days. It was from the CBI. “I got alar...

Relief for hawkers, civic volunteers, Asha team

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced a one-time financial assistance for hawkers ahead of the ...

Scientist Sekhar Basu is no more

Former Atomic Energy Commission chairman Sekhar Basu, who had tested positive for Covid-19, died at a private ...

Calcutta  /  Published 06.04.20

Tallah demolition resumes in lockdown

The demolition work of the Tallah bridge resumed a few days ago to ensure the 57-year-old structure is pulled down by the end of this month.The demolition of the bridge had stopped after the Centre an...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.04.20

New Town seeks resident volunteers

By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.04.20

1,425 beds for Covid-19

The four Covid-19 hospitals in the city will have a total of 1,425 beds, the state health department has announced.The New Town campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI), MR Bangur Hospi...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.04.20

ICMR changes test protocol

The Indian Council of Medical Research has advised all states and union territories to begin antibody-based blood tests in addition to swab tests to identify patients with the novel coronavirus.The â€...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.04.20

4 released from Beleghata hospital on Saturday

Bengal’s health department has started identifying potential clusters or hotspots of Covid-19 cases, chief secretary Rajiva Sinha said at a news conference on Saturday.“We have started work to ide...
By Subhajoy Roy and Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.04.20

Lights-off drive sends shock wave

The Bengal power sector has been forced into a dizzying scramble to counter the possible fallout of the sudden electricity load reduction at 9pm on Sunday followed by a demand surge that the Prime Min...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.04.20

Violation cout dips

The number of vehicles on the roads and lockdown violators came down on Saturday compared with Friday.Police said 706 people were prosecuted for lockdown violation till 8pm on Saturday and 117 vehicle...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.04.20

NKDA extends property tax date

In view of the outbreak of Covid-19 and the lockdown imposed to contain it from March 23, the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has extended the last date for self-assessment and payment o...
By Our Special Correspondent in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 04.04.20

Police reach pay of domestic help

Police officials belonging to the New Town Technocity police station are earning kudos for a courier job they have undertaken. They are picking up salaries of the domestic help working in some of the ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 01.05.20

Covid-19 pandemic: ‘Exaggeration’ cuffs on 2

Two men have been arrested for allegedly circulating a clip of a Covid-related conversation that police said contained false information and was “motivated and exaggerated”.Naveen Kumar Poddar was...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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