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 14.05.20

Locked down township hits a high

Blood test, bank work, mobile phone repair…residents have lots of items on their “to do” list once the lockdown lifts. But for those who like their drink, there would be nothing more pressing th...
By Brinda Sarkar in

Calcutta  /  Published 14.05.20

Yoga guru dead at 68

Dibya Sundar Das, the yoga practitioner who travelled across the world to spread the discipline, breathed his last in the city on Wednesday morning. He was 68.Das was admitted to the Institute of Neur...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.05.20

Government suggests bus fare tweak

The transport department on Wednesday proposed to private bus operators to work out a model for fare revision for the government to consider so that services can resume from May 18.Transport minister ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.05.20

Leather taps hope from overseas

The first export consignments of leather goods from Calcutta have started leaving the city as Europe slowly opens up after a prolonged lockdown forced by the coronavirus and other markets start showin...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.05.20

City prayer for Manmohan Singh

A group of Calcuttans prayed for the speedy recovery of Manmohan Singh at a gurdwara on Tuesday morning because they felt the country needed a leader of his stature in fighting the Covid-19 crisis.Two...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.05.20

On 1st train from Howrah station: stuck son, employee…

An air-conditioned passenger train rolled out of Howrah station for Delhi on Tuesday evening, 48 days after passenger services were suspended in an attempt to contain the spread of the novel coronavir...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.05.20

Mental health survey by school

A city school is trying to assess how students, teachers and non-teaching staff are coping with the lockdown and if they need any help or reassurance.Calcutta International School sent a questionnaire...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.05.20

Two bridges in Calcutta set to be closed for load test

Bijon Setu and the Chetla bridge, both in south Calcutta, will remain closed to traffic between Thursday and Sunday as part of a health check, CMDA officials said on Tuesday.The 550m-long Bijon Setu c...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.05.20

IIEST students help feed strays

The lockdown has tested life, thrown up challenges and some enduring takeaways like the group of Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology students who have been feeding stray dogs on the...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.05.20

Hotels ready 783 rooms for foreign returnees in Calcutta

Hotels in Calcutta have pooled 783 rooms in response to a state government call to create accommodation for self-isolation of individuals coming to the city from abroad.Eleven properties have been ide...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta


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