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Tweak in plans to abide by CM advisory

Additional gates, extra windows, provisions for visitors to watch idols without entering the pandal — pu...

95-year-old puja to keep three sides open

A north Calcutta Durga Puja that bills itself as the oldest sarbojanin (community) celebration of the goddess ...
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Designer’s friends, kin seek probe

Some relatives and friends of late fashion designer Sharbari Datta went to Lalbazar on Friday and said police ...

Talks on restarting classes

Education minister Partha Chatterjee will hold a videoconference with the vice-chancellors on Sunday to decide...

Tough therapy times for kids with disability

The pandemic has posed intervention and assessment challenges for children with disabilities, professionals wh...

CAG report highlights lapses in museum modernisation

The Indian Museum executed a Rs 100-crore “modernisation” programme to celebrate its bicentennial ...

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Calcutta  /  Published 24.09.20

Ceiling drilled to rob Lenin Sarani shop

Robbers broke into a ground-floor shop in a three-storey building on Lenin Sarani by drilling a hole in the ceiling after getting into a first-floor abandoned room through a window AC opening, police ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.09.20

Cyber cheats in Rs 82 lakh net

Two men were arrested in Bangalore on Thursday on charges of cheating a businessman in Calcutta of Rs 82 lakh by promising to help him set up a seed and fertiliser company’s distribution network...
By A Staff Reporter in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 24.09.20

Puja scaled down to help cyclone-hit

Durga Puja celebration in the city may not be the boisterous extravaganza it usually is as most big puja organisers have had to slash their budgets. One puja committee has taken a conscious decision ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.09.20

Puja: dos & don'ts announced

“Start using social media and conventional media to spread awareness about physical distancing,” was the chief minister’s message to the organiser and the police. All clubs should ha...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.09.20

Scientist Sekhar Basu is no more

Former Atomic Energy Commission chairman Sekhar Basu, who had tested positive for Covid-19, died at a private hospital in Calcutta early on Thursday. He was 68. The nuclear physicist, who was awarded...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.09.20

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 cheerful during the coordination meeting with Durga Puja organisers on Thursday. Mamata asked t...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.09.20

Relief for hawkers, civic volunteers, Asha team

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced a one-time financial assistance for hawkers ahead of the festive season and also a salary hike for civic volunteers and Asha workers. She also ann...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.09.20

Dark days ahead for home help who travels by train

Thousands of women working as help in city homes have been jobless for the last six months after the local train services were paused because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The trains may soon be back, but...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.09.20

Still-water panic along canal banks

In Salt Lake, several blocks including AE, AB, BD, AC, AL, BL, SA AH situated off the Kestopur canal in sectors I and II as well blocks HB, IB, IC, KB and KC situated off the Eastern Drainage Channel ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.09.20

Hakim makes a promise to the disabled

The boss of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation has promised to “rectify” public utility buildings and other public spaces that are not friendly towards the physically challenged in terms o...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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