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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 24.05.20

Volunteers help make that call

When Subhoroop Ghosh reached the Majumdars at Srinagar colony, Panchasayar, the elderly couple had spent 48 hours without electricity and desperately needed to be ferried to a relative’s house in Dh...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.05.20

Power cuts leads to medical woes

Prolonged power cuts and lack of telephone network in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan have crippled homecare for the elderly, leading to stress and panic which, in turn, are triggering complaints of...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.05.20

Calcutta stares at rise in pollution level: Environmentalists

Calcutta is staring at a rise in pollution levels post-lockdown due to uprooting of thousands of trees in the city by cyclone Amphan, environmentalists said.The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has...
By PTI in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.05.20

Calcutta cops help pregnant woman in storm

A woman in labour was stuck at a flooded Rashbehari crossing on Wednesday night as Cyclone Amphan raged across the city.A police vehicle posted nearby helped her reach a hospital where she gave birth ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.05.20

At Victoria, 12 trees uprooted

Around 12 trees were uprooted on the sprawling 57-acre garden surrounding the Victoria Memorial Hall. One of the trees fell on a fibreglass rain shed that leads to the office.The statues liberally spr...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.05.20

Flight to hope and despair

Domestic flights are scheduled to start operations and bookings have begun but many Calcuttans stuck in different countries across the globe are still unable to get a seat on the repatriation flights ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.05.20

Army deployed after Mamata calls for assistance

The Army was deployed in Kolkata and neighbouring districts on Saturday for restoration of essential infrastructure and services in the wake of the destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan, a defence offi...
By Our bureau and agencies in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.05.20

Covid scare in two New Town complexes

Covid-19 has finally breached the walls of the residential complexes of New Town.Two positive cases have been reported in the last five days. The first was at Animikha Housing Complex. On Saturday, an...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

Calcutta  /  Published 22.05.20

A trek in cave of trees in city

First the full disclosures: I am on the wrong side of 50, I weigh 120-kg-plus, my exercise is limited to squeezing the lemon wedge and shaking the bottle to extract the last drop from both and I gener...
By R. Rajagopal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.20

Beast that was not to be tamed

Cyclones usually lose steam after making landfall but even a depleted Amphan kept surging through land like a raging bull because of its high wind speed, which peaked at 185kmph during landfall.In add...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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