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 29.03.20

New Alipore model for entire city

The city police have asked all police stations to follow New Alipore police station’s model of delivering essentials at the doorstep of residents “wherever feasible” so that they need not go to ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 28.03.20

Xavier’s goes for online MBA admissions

St Xavier’s University will conduct admissions to its MBA course for the 2020 academic session online because of the coronavirus outbreak.Group discussions and personal interviews to screen aspiring...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.03.20

5, including baby, test positive

Two women and three children, including a nine-month-old, tested positive for Covid-19 in Bengal on Friday, the highest number of cases in a day in the state so far.With the five testing positive, the...
By Subhajoy Roy and Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.03.20

No medicine shortage: CM

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said there was no shortage of medicines but reminded people that this was a period of crisis and not everything could be same as they were before. Across parts...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.03.20

Covid-19 test nod for School of Tropical Medicine

The School of Tropical Medicine will conduct tests for Covid-19 from Monday, an official of the institute said on Friday after chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced that the central Calcutta facili...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.03.20

Grievances addressed, say Beleghata nurses

The state health department has created a helpdesk at the Beleghata ID hospital, which has been treating coronavirus patients, to coordinate the pick up-drop off of nurses.Metro had on Friday reported...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.03.20

How to battle mental impact of Covid fight

Feeling trapped in Covid 19. During the time of the coronavirus pandemic, the impact of quarantine on mental health of the population cannot be overlooked. History has evidence that the impact of quar...
By Farishta Dastur Mukerji in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.03.20

Calcutta cops feed stray dogs

Cops across the city have started feeding stray dogs, many of who survive on food provided by animal lovers in the neighbourhood.Officers of the anti-rowdy squad have formed multiple teams under an of...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.03.20

KV students to be promoted

All students from classes I to VIII in Kendriya Vidyalayas will be promoted to the next class, according to a notice issued by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) on Tuesday.The schools have been a...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.03.20

Cab stopped, woman licks cop uniform

A woman travelling in an app cab allegedly bit her own tongue and licked the uniform of a policeman when she was stopped at a checkpoint in Salt Lake during the lockdown on Wednesday.The incident happ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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