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...

West Bengal  /  Published 02.05.20

‘2 causes’ for ration rage

Calcutta: The Bengal government has identified inadequate supplies from the Centre and Opposition instigation of hungry people as the main reasons for the violence blighting the public distribution sy...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.05.20

Wet spell forecast

The city received a sharp spell of rain on Friday and the weather department said the next 72 hours are likely to see more than one similar spell. A low-pressure area over south Andaman Sea gave filli...
By Debraj Mitra in Alipore

Calcutta  /  Published 01.05.20

Covid symptom scare triggers disinfect drives

Parts of three blocks in Salt Lake have been sealed off after residents were admitted to different hospitals with Covid-19 like symptoms.Pranay Kumar Ray, the mayoral council member health of the Bidh...
By Snehal Sengupta in

Calcutta  /  Published 01.05.20

More shops open under police vigil

Following last Friday’s orders from the government allowing standalone shops to open despite the lockdown, some shops across the township have started lifting shutters. However a few of these drew s...
By Snehal Sengupta in

Calcutta  /  Published 01.05.20

Social-distancing economics worries bus owners

The Bengal government has asked the district magistrates of seven districts that have been identified as Covid-19 green zones to make a realistic assessment of the bus routes where services can resume...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.05.20

NIT Durgapur gives up on online exam

The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur, has abandoned plans of an online exam after realising half of its students do not have proper access to the Net.Students will be evaluated on thei...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Durgapur

Calcutta  /  Published 29.04.20

Rip-off cry on gear

Some private hospitals, not the ones designated as Covid-19 treatment centres, have been accused of overcharging patients for personal protective equipment (PPE) and masks. State health department off...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.04.20

Fresh cancer challenge

Cancer patients and their families are among the worst affected in this Covid crisis. Those who have been diagnosed during this period seek immediate treatment but are held back because of logistic an...
By Gautam Mukhopadhyay in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.04.20

5 cases, 30 isolated; test hub seeks hands

The School of Tropical Medicine (STM) has sought additional staff from the health department after five healthcare providers of the institution tested positive for the coronavirus and as many as 30 em...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.04.20

Samaritan support for stuck migrants

More than 100 migrant workers stranded in Howrah’s Tikiapara are living on food from a community kitchen that has come up at Rebecca Belilious English Institution, a day-boarding school for the unde...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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