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 11.05.20

Hope rides on first order in idol hub of Calcutta

Mintu Paul has about 12 orders for Durga idols by Poila Baisakh every year. This year, he received his first order from a city puja committee on Monday.The order from Santosh Mitra Square Sarbojanin D...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.05.20

Fire at Sector V highrise

A fire broke out on the 10th floor of a 12-storey building near RDB Boulevard in Salt Lake’s Sector V on Sunday morning.Five fire engines from the Sector V fire station doused the flames at Megather...
By A staff reporter in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.05.20

NUJS students raise funds for support staff

A group of students of the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) raised funds to provide Rs 5,000 to each of the 80 members of the institution's support staff.The students arranged the one-...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.05.20

Semester final exam one-month window

The postponed final semester exams of undergraduate and postgraduate courses will be held a month after the colleges and universities reopen following the withdrawal of the lockdown, education ministe...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.05.20

CCTV footage ‘nails’ chain snatchers

Footage from a couple of CCTV cameras placed on separate houses in Salt Lake helped police nab two scooter-borne men who had allegedly snatched a gold chain from a woman walking back home in GD block ...
By A Staff Reporter in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 08.05.20

Drone vigil on New Town markets, streets

New Town is using drones to fly over its markets and streets to ensure residents abide by the lockdown rules.“We had invited companies to demonstrate drone technology and are using it to monitor the...
By Brinda Sarkar in

Calcutta  /  Published 08.05.20

Residents organise blood donation camps

With blood banks drying up during the pandemic, residents of New Town have come together to organise a series of blood donation camps in the residential complexes and blocks across the township.With b...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

Calcutta  /  Published 08.05.20

To call or not to call for help

To call or not to call the domestic help: that is the question. The lockdown is well into the second month and by now residents are exhausted at having to cook and clean all by themselves.From May 4, ...
By Brinda Sarkar in

Calcutta  /  Published 08.05.20

Headmaster from North 24-Parganas helps with ration

The headmaster of a school in North 24-Parganas, along with some ex-students, has helped provide ration to more than 150 families in nearby villages.The initiative started by the headmaster of Kanakna...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.05.20

Online photography contest for students

La Martiniere for Boys has decided to start an online photography competition for students apart from holding classes online.Students of Classes I-XII can send their entries on the topics “From my w...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


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