Bengal: Essentials of lockdown

Essential service workers living in containment zones will have to ask police personnel deployed at the bounda...

Bengal panel lists Covid care laspes in hospitals

Doctors and nurses are not monitoring the health of Covid-19 patients close enough in various state-run and pr...

UGC: Bengal against exam plan

The state government has written to the Centre that it would not be “conducive” and “appropr...

When parents invade online classes

Parents of some primary schoolchildren are doing their school assignments instead of letting them do it, some ...

CISCE: results to be declared today

The results of the ICSE and ISC exams will be declared at 3pm on Friday, the Council for Indian School Certifi...

Car hits 3 bikes, 2 injured

A car headed towards Sector V from EM Bypass rammed into three bikes that were parked under the Chingrihata fl...

Calcutta  /  Published 09.07.20

Trucks, drones to watch tuskers

The forest department on Wednesday unveiled four mini trucks, which will ferry men and equipment to control marauding elephants. Every truck, called Airavat, is GPS-enabled and comes with a drone to ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.07.20

Complaint: Phoney cops in ATM heist

A group of men knocked at a Bright Street house early on Wednesday posing as cops and forced the resident at gunpoint to withdraw and give them Rs 10,000, police said. The robbery occurred at an apar...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.07.20

Guide to containment zones in Calcutta

SOME CONTAINMENT ZONES IN NORTH 24-PARGANAS AND HOWRAH This list is not exhaustive. The complete list is available on the Egiye Bangla website here North 24-Parganas ⚫ Bangur Avenue, Block &...
By Subhajoy Roy and Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.07.20

Mamata’s appeal and solution on masks

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday “requested” everyone to wear a mask and asked police to “strictly” enforce the norm that scientists say can play a significant role ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.07.20

Calcutta police step up Covid-19 campaign

“Please do not loiter. Please go back home once you are done shopping. Do not forget to wear masks and do not step out of your home unless absolutely necessary” -- that was the refrain of ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.07.20

Indian Botanic Garden plants mangroves

The Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, is planting 1,000 mangrove saplings along the Hooghly to protect the riverbank lining the 234-year-old garden premises. It is a continuation of last year’s pl...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.07.20

Emission, road dust to blame for air pollution

The final report of the air pollution source apportionment study by the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has found that roadside dust and vehicular emission form the major...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.07.20

One more held for supplying arms to chartered accountant

One more person has been arrested for supplying arms to chartered accountant Amit Agarwal who used them to kill his mother-in-law before shooting himself at his in-laws’ house in Kankurgachhi on...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.07.20

Lockdown stress: students lose interest

Students, some of whom will appear for board exams next year, have complained of not being able to sustain their interest in studies, psychiatrists and counsellors have said. Now that studies are com...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.07.20

Living with the enemy

The solution? Long-term social change “Thousands of years of conditioning takes time to change” says Kapoor. “However, with the work of women’s organisations over decades, dom...
By Bhagyasri Chaudhury in Calcutta


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