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 17.05.20

Paralysed elder forced out of flat

A septuagenarian lady, just out of hospital, was hounded out of a rented flat in Dhakuria by some residents for fear of “the spread of Covid-19 from an outsider”, her son has alleged.The woman, pa...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.05.20

Protocol for train passengers

Thousands of people have come to Howrah station on trains from Delhi since partial resumption of passenger train services.The 20-coach train that is travelling between Howrah and New Delhi can carry 1...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.05.20

College hard sells green zone

A private engineering college of Bankura is trying to attract students, riding on its location within a “green” zone on Bengal’s Covid map.A district is labelled “green” if it reports no new...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.05.20

Apartments clock more Covid-19 cases than slums in Calcutta

More Covid-19 cases are now being reported from “buildings” than slums, Firhad Hakim, the chairman of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation’s board of administrators, said on Friday. A civic offici...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.05.20

Coronavirus street art by Baisakhi residents

Residents of Baisakhi Abasan took to the streets, paintbrush in hand, to raise awareness about Covid-19.A huge coronavirus catches the eye from a distance as one approaches AMP Vaisaakhi Mall from Bid...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

Calcutta  /  Published 15.05.20

Covid report alarm after cremation

Police is on the lookout for nearly 30 people who attended the cremation of a Sukantanagar woman who died purportedly of a stroke but was later found to have been Covid-positive.The lady in her 50s su...
By Snehal Sengupta in

Calcutta  /  Published 14.05.20

Look how some treat Covid hero

An orthopaedic surgeon who had volunteered to join the fight against Covid-19 at his workplace in East Midnapore, and did what many doctors are shying away from, allegedly faced his neighbours’ wrat...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.05.20

School fee list bares depth of crisis

Only 100 of the 2,000-odd students of a church-run school in central Calcutta have paid the first quarter fees. The unusual number shows how “difficult” the financial situation is for parents, the...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.05.20

Plan for taxis with extra fare

The Bengal government is working on a proposal to have taxis back on Calcutta’s streets against a 30 per cent additional charge on the metered fare.The idea came from taxi operators at a meeting on ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.05.20

Quiet days at the Alipore zoo

Cheerleaders are at work in one corner. Cupid has struck in another.Alipore zoo has remained shut to visitors for over a month and a half but keepers are trying to ensure life goes on as normal for 1,...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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