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Jai Hind: A chant is born

Abid Hasan, aide to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the man who coined the slogan “Jai Hind”, was p...

Mukundapur water reservoir to double

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC) will increase the storage capacity in Mukundapur booster pumping stat...
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Consent form for Covaxin recipients

Recipients of Covaxin, India’s indigenous Covid-19 vaccine, would have to sign informed consent forms be...

Nurture Netaji’s values as tribute

The values that Netaji stood for need to be celebrated and that will be a tribute to the patriot, said the sec...

Modi in Calcutta amid TMC attacks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Calcutta on Saturday afternoon to take part in the 125th birth anniver...

Lists of frontline workers sought

The state health department has requested various government departments to draw up by January 25 lists of emp...

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Calcutta  /  Published 19.06.20

BF Block residents restore fallen banyan tree

The legwork was done by youths like Chetan Mukherjee, Ranabir Bhattacharya, Soham Sarkar and Sayan Ghosh, who got in touch with the NGO Nature Mates for help.On June 7, the NGO sent a lifting crane to...
By Brinda Sarkar in

Calcutta  /  Published 19.06.20

DD Block temple to hold sole outdoor Rathyatra

Rathyatra is slated for June 23 but the pandemic-induced lockdown has ensured that celebrations are rather muted this year.Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra is perhaps the only institute in S...
By TT Bureau in

Calcutta  /  Published 19.06.20

Regreening New Town

New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) is approaching owners of empty plots to allow the use of their land for plantation till they need to use it themselves. Similar requests will also be made...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

Calcutta  /  Published 26.06.20

Matters of the mind

How is the lockdown taking a toll on the mental health of residents? And what are the ways to identify symptoms from the behavioural patterns of family members? Psychiatrist Kedar Ranjan Banerjee addr...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.05.20

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

Calcutta  /  Published 05.06.20

Rain coming, cave-in alert

Three persons were injured when a portion of the third-floor balcony of a house on College Street collapsed on Friday morning.The four-storey house, more than a century old, stands near the intersect...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.06.20

Scan on private hospital deaths

The Bengal government will audit the reasons for the “large number of Covid-19 deaths” in private hospitals and nursing homes requisitioned by the state government to treat coronavirus patients.A ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.06.20

5 crore trees for Sundarbans

The state government will plant “five crore” trees in the Sunderbans to make up for the loss of mangroves because of Cyclone Amphan, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.Mamata said 1,600...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.06.20

Auto-rickshaw drivers in a fix

Autorickshaw drivers are in a Catch-22 situation. If they double the fare to make up for the drastic fall in passenger count, people are not always willing to pay.If the drivers decide to ferry four p...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.06.20

Cancellations, quarantine rules hold up fliers

Many fliers are getting stuck in Calcutta because airlines are cancelling flights following changes in quarantine rules in some states and poor phone network is leading to passengers missing alerts ab...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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