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Doctors will 'skip' Covaxin

Many doctors in Calcutta who will not get the Covid jabs in the first round of vaccination said they would ski...

CMC set to triple vaccination sites

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation will triple the number of Covid-19 vaccination sites from next week, civic ...
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Suvendu vows to defeat Mamata

Suvendu Adhikari, who had joined the BJP last month, on Monday vowed to ensure Mamata Banerjee’s defeat ...

More smart eyes to enforce road rules

Calcutta police are installing automatic number plate recognition cameras and red light-violation detection ca...

Crowd surge on first day minus Metro e-passes

Metro Railway ferried around 1.92 lakh passengers on Monday, the most since the resumption of commercial servi...

Schools see more students leave

Several schools have received applications from parents asking for transfer certificates of their children thi...

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Calcutta  /  Published 11.05.20

Lockdown room for bridge tests in Calcutta

The Tollygunge- Karunamoyee bridge was closed to traffic on Monday for conducting a load test.The bridge will remain closed till 6am on Thursday, police and Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.05.20

61-year-old doctor to juniors: Shun your hide-and-seek attitude

A 61-year-old government doctor has written to his junior colleagues urging them to shed their misplaced fears and “self-concern” and work at a time when “humanity is facing a crisis”.Abhijit ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.05.20

Business slump tells on charity

The unprecedented slump in business is drying up donations to charitable organisations that have been providing free food to the poor and the hungry in and around the city.Fresh funds are dwindling an...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.05.20

Three-fold CMC plan to check virus spread

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation has decided to adopt a three-pronged strategy to bring down Covid-19 cases in areas from where new patients are being reported every day, senior civic body officials...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.05.20

App cab driver to fishmonger

An app cab driver now sells fish to run his family because he doesn’t know when and if cabs would return to roads.Balaram Nag used to set out early in the morning till March 22 with a Tata Zest whil...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.05.20

You can’t ignore the unsung pivot anymore

The lockdown has opened our eyes to the unsung contribution of the woman of the house in running the show at home.An NGO has started an initiative to recognise the role of the woman in supporting the ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.05.20

Less costly kit gets ICMR nod

A low-cost kit to detect Covid-19, developed by scientists in Calcutta, has got the green signal from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and can now go into commercial production.The team w...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.05.20

Covid-19 lockdown: Civic staff absence hits Salt Lake

A number of employees of the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation posted at different borough offices are not reporting for work.A section of employees has demanded vehicles to commute between home and o...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 09.05.20

OPD to close at CMCH

All outpatient departments at the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital, barring the anti-retroviral therapy clinic and the fever clinic, will shut from Monday as the facility has been turned into a 5...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.05.20

Pool tests to gauge virus spread

The health department has decided to start pool testing of samples for faster detection of positive and negative cases of Covid-19 across Calcutta.In this method, samples of four to five persons will ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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