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 07.04.20

Masks made must for cops

Every cop on duty has been asked to compulsorily wear a mask, failing which action can be taken against him or her, officers at Lalbazar said on Tuesday.All divisional deputy commissioners have been a...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 07.04.20

Covid-19 hospitals in three orbits

 India’s health ministry on Tuesday announced plans for a three-tier network of Covid-19 patient management centres that will for the first time separate patients with mild and moderate symptom...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 07.04.20

Small steps important: Abhijit Banerjee

Economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, heading the global advisory board to counsel chief minister Mamata Banerjee regarding Bengal’s Covid-19 response, over a videoconference on Tuesday conveyed a few...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.04.20

Pollution spike in ‘solidarity’

The city’s air and noise pollution levels, which had been below the limits since the lockdown started, took a sudden leap after 9pm on Sunday when people burst firecrackers to show solidarity in the...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.04.20

Pass for ‘extreme emergency’

By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.04.20

Xavier’s aid for villagers

St Xavier’s College has identified several villages around its Raghabpur campus in South 24-Parganas for distributing food, essential commodities and medical help.Relief work is being carried out i...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.04.20

Helpline for the elderly in Calcutta

A healthcare company and service provider will launch a helpline for the elderly on Monday to provide them with medical support and counselling.Many elderly live alone in Calcutta and the lockdown has...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.04.20

Garments for Bangladesh hit coronavirus block

Tonnes of garments, worth crores of rupees and meant for export to Bangladesh on the eve of Id, are lying in warehouses in and around the city as both countries are on lockdown forced by the coronavir...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 03.04.20

Report on campus digital divide

The higher education department has sought a report from vice-chancellors on the number of students attending online classes and those who are being left out because of lack of access to computers, an...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 03.04.20

South Pointers deliver medicines and more at doorstep

They walked out of classrooms years ago but the bond forged on campus is as strong as ever. Former students of South Point School have taken it upon themselves to ensure that their retired teachers do...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta


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