Mercury breaches 35 degrees

February is not yet over and the mercury has already breached 35 degrees. The maximum temperature on Frid...

On-campus turnout in schools dips

A fortnight into resumption of schools, in-person attendance in classes has dwindled. Several schools that ha...

Jab for pre-registered at private hospitals

People who want to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in a private hospital will have to register through the CoW...

St Xavier’s opens wellness centre

St Xavier’s College (Autonomous) has used money it had received under a central scheme to set up a &ldqu...

Jesuit priest Linus Gomes dies at 99

Jesuit priest Linus Nirmal Gomes passed away early on Saturday in the city. He was 99. Most Reverend Linus Ni...

‘Vivek Yatra’ starts from February 28

A visit to Swami Vivekananda’s ancestral house in north Calcutta on a tram followed by a trip to Belur M...

Calcutta  /  Published 11.04.20

Two die on way to hospital

A 50-year-old man who was being taken to hospital in a Maruti Omni van died after a Matador rammed into the vehicle near Axis Mall in New Town early on Saturday. The man at the wheel also died.The Mat...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.04.20

Network of friends in migrants’ aid

A group of young Calcuttans is using the network of its members in other cities to try and locate Bengal’s migrant workers who are still stuck there.The group, started by former students of Jadavpur...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.04.20

JU duo win hackathon for virus solution

Two engineering students from Jadavpur University are part of a team of six that won an online hackathon on Solutions of COVID-19, organised by the Center of Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND) at ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Jadavpur

Calcutta  /  Published 09.04.20

Data weapon to boost Covid-19 fight

A team of doctors, public health specialists and health administrators will identify current and potential Covid-19 hotspots in Bengal, try to predict outbreaks and advise random tests in pockets as a...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.04.20

Last-mile connectivity still a block for online learning

The Covid-19 onslaught will redefine many facets of higher education in India. The present crisis has brought to the fore several limitations and points of self-complacency.The most immediate and appa...
By Anupam Basu in

Calcutta  /  Published 10.04.20

Sour taste in return of sweets

The world has its shutters down but you may just find your neighbourhood sweet shop open. At the chief minister’s orders sweet shops can now operate from noon to 4pm despite the lockdown but shop ow...
By Brinda Sarkar in

Calcutta  /  Published 10.04.20

Free to innovate

Locked indoors and bored of bread and butter everyday? Gulsheen Sabharwal, a resident of Uniworld City, New Town and a second year student of IIHM, rustles up fancy dishes made of ingredients you are ...
By The Telegraph in

Calcutta  /  Published 08.04.20

Woman and kids flee isolation centre

A woman escaped from a quarantine facility in New Town, along with her two children, late on Tuesday, police said.A search was launched and a police team accompanied by health department officials tra...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.04.20

Common sense is what we all need now

Viruses are neither new nor novel. They were present on the planet well before we humans arrived. So why is Covid-19 so terrifying ? For one, it is highly infectious. It spreads by droplets and can ...
By Sudip Chatterjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.04.20

Fresh list of inmates eligible for parole, bail in WB

Kolkata, Apr 8 (PTI) The correctional services department in West Bengal has prepared a fresh list of 850 inmates eligible for parole and bail, as part of measures to prevent crowding in jails amid th...
By PTI in Calcutta


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