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Fire hits rail booking across east

Online ticket booking for railways travel had shut down across east and northeast India from Monday evening af...

Covaxin worry among elderly

Many elderly people, who are receiving Covid-19 vaccines, are telling private hospitals that they prefer Covis...
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ICSE, ISC schedules changed

The ICSE (Class X) exams and ISC (Class XII) theory papers have been brought forward by a day and will now beg...

City ‘unhealthy’ air footprint spreads

Winter is gone but the air quality of the city and its fringes continues to be “unhealthy”, accord...

CU practical exams to be held online

The postgraduate departments of Calcutta University will hold their practical exams online in view of the pand...

Sibtainabad Imambara to be renovated

More than a century-and a-half ago, Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, built the Sibtainabad Imambara in Garden Reach after...

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Calcutta  /  Published 28.06.20

Calcutta’s ageing gentlemen

Last month’s super cyclone Amphan left a trail of destruction that is not likely to be forgotten in a long time. Nature’s fury went wreaking wrath everywhere, slamming, strangling, decimat...
By Paromita Kar in Una

West Bengal  /  Published 27.06.20

Bengal logs 542 Covid cases in single day

Bengal reported 542 Covid-19 cases for a 24-hour period till 9am on Friday, the highest intra-day rise that broke the June 12 record of 476 and took the total number of cases past the 16,000 mark.The ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.06.20

Metro only with seats occupied

Metro services may resume from July 1 if it can be ensured the trains run only with seated passengers, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.Railway and Metro officials said they were awaiting...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.06.20

July HS papers cancelled

The pending papers of the higher secondary exams that students were scheduled to write on July 2, 6 and 8 have been cancelled, education minister Partha Chatterjee said on Friday.Later, the president ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.06.20

CM nudge on fees that are ‘no longer relevant’

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday urged private schools to consider not charging fees that were “no longer relevant during the lockdown” and requested parents not to say they “wouldn’t ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.06.20

CMC nod to forest department’s plantation plan

The forest department will plant trees along some roads in Calcutta, making a departure from the usual practice of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation solely planting trees.The trees to be planted will...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.06.20

Fishing cat 'poisoned'

A fishing cat, Bengal’s state animal, was poisoned and killed in a village in Howrah on June 11, animal lovers and some villagers have alleged.They said the fishing cat was pregnant and that it had ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.06.20

Doctor fee, Covid-19 test and PPE rates capped

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Friday that private hospitals could not charge more than Rs 2,250 for a Covid-19 swab test and no patient could be charged more than Rs 1,000 a day for pers...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.06.20

Financial help for 6,000 private buses

The owners of 6,000 buses will be given Rs 15,000 each a month for three months from July to help them bring out their vehicles, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.The total expenditure ove...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.06.20

Bengal rider for overseas fights

Bengal has asked the Centre to stop international evacuation flights to Calcutta unless it ensures passengers have booked paid quarantine facilities for themselves before boarding a flight, a move tha...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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