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...

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...

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.20

12-year-old sends SOS to teacher

A 12-year-old girl in Hingalganj in North 24-Parganas messaged her school headmaster at 7.30pm on Wednesday that her house was about to collapse.“Sir, amra khub kharap poristithi te achhi. Amader gh...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.20

Storm kills 19 in Calcutta

Cyclone Amphan has killed at least 76 people across south Bengal, 19 of them in Calcutta.Most of the victims died of electrocution, after being crushed under uprooted trees and branches or after being...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.20

NDRF teams to help cyclone battered Calcutta

Four more teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are being sent to Bengal that has borne the brunt of the devastation caused by cyclone Amphan which made landfall at Sagar Island, over 1...
By Our Correspondent in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.20

Cyclone Amphan: Our building was swaying

Rajdeep Ray, GreenfieldResident of Heights New Town, 18 floorI have been living here in New Town for the past several years and seen several storms but this time it was surely different.I had made it ...
By Rajdeep Ray in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.20

Cyclone Amphan: This was different and disturbing

Amit Sen, 54, filmmakerResident of South City, 34th and 35th floorI have been living here for 10 years now. By now we (my wife, my sons and I) have become accustomed to earthquakes.We have seen the e...
By Amit Sen in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.05.20

Checklist for highrise residents

Residents of highrises have been advised to keep their windows shut and jam their rails using cloth pieces or erasers so they do not slide open when hit by gusty winds to be brought by Cyclone Amphan....
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.05.20

Social boycott over travel in Subhasgram

A woman has been socially boycotted by her neighbours in Subhasgram, South 24-Parganas, after she returned from Pushkar in Rajasthan’s Ajmer and stayed in home quarantine and tested negative for Cov...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 18.05.20

St. Xavier’s to start online classes

St Xavier’s Collegiate School has sent a circular to parents on Monday to place an online order for books that will be delivered to them within seven days.The school will start the interactive onlin...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 18.05.20

'Left-back' gripe as 1st flight lands

A flight from Dhaka landed at the Calcutta airport with 169 passengers on Monday afternoon, the first plane to touch down the city under the second phase of a project to bring back Indians stuck abroa...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.05.20

Complaints of over-priced PPEs

The state’s regulatory commission for private hospitals has received several complaints over the past few weeks that healthcare units are overcharging patients for personal protective equipment and ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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