Fire hits rail booking across east

Online ticket booking for railways travel had shut down across east and northeast India from Monday evening af...

Covaxin worry among elderly

Many elderly people, who are receiving Covid-19 vaccines, are telling private hospitals that they prefer Covis...

ICSE, ISC schedules changed

The ICSE (Class X) exams and ISC (Class XII) theory papers have been brought forward by a day and will now beg...

City ‘unhealthy’ air footprint spreads

Winter is gone but the air quality of the city and its fringes continues to be “unhealthy”, accord...

CU practical exams to be held online

The postgraduate departments of Calcutta University will hold their practical exams online in view of the pand...

Sibtainabad Imambara to be renovated

More than a century-and a-half ago, Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, built the Sibtainabad Imambara in Garden Reach after...

Calcutta  /  Published 07.04.20

Covid-19 hospitals in three orbits

 India’s health ministry on Tuesday announced plans for a three-tier network of Covid-19 patient management centres that will for the first time separate patients with mild and moderate symptom...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 07.04.20

Small steps important: Abhijit Banerjee

Economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, heading the global advisory board to counsel chief minister Mamata Banerjee regarding Bengal’s Covid-19 response, over a videoconference on Tuesday conveyed a few...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.04.20

Pollution spike in ‘solidarity’

The city’s air and noise pollution levels, which had been below the limits since the lockdown started, took a sudden leap after 9pm on Sunday when people burst firecrackers to show solidarity in the...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.04.20

Pass for ‘extreme emergency’

By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.04.20

Xavier’s aid for villagers

St Xavier’s College has identified several villages around its Raghabpur campus in South 24-Parganas for distributing food, essential commodities and medical help.Relief work is being carried out i...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.04.20

Helpline for the elderly in Calcutta

A healthcare company and service provider will launch a helpline for the elderly on Monday to provide them with medical support and counselling.Many elderly live alone in Calcutta and the lockdown has...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.04.20

Garments for Bangladesh hit coronavirus block

Tonnes of garments, worth crores of rupees and meant for export to Bangladesh on the eve of Id, are lying in warehouses in and around the city as both countries are on lockdown forced by the coronavir...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 03.04.20

Report on campus digital divide

The higher education department has sought a report from vice-chancellors on the number of students attending online classes and those who are being left out because of lack of access to computers, an...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 03.04.20

South Pointers deliver medicines and more at doorstep

They walked out of classrooms years ago but the bond forged on campus is as strong as ever. Former students of South Point School have taken it upon themselves to ensure that their retired teachers do...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 02.04.20

How to pay help? How to get plumbers?

Police across the city have been flooded with calls from residents seeking to know how to pay their help or get electricians or plumbers during the lockdown.Families granted their help leave with pay ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta


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