Bengal: priority to 2nd dose

The state government on Wednesday asked private hospitals to give priority to Covid vaccine recipients turning...

Covid bed nudge to private hospitals

Private hospitals must further increase the Covid bed count as the number of people getting infected is increa...

ICSE: decision on exams soon

The ICSE council will take a decision on the ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) board exams and “inform ...

Ambedkar tribute to 'glorify peace'

A school in the city observed the birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar, the father of the Constitution of India,...

Plaque at Ali Akbar home

The saying goes that his father would thrash him if he missed his riyaz. The training under his father, Allaud...

Bishop of Methodist Church dies

Bishop Philip S. Masih of the Methodist Church, who was the chairman of Calcutta Boys’ School and Calcut...

Calcutta  /  Published 20.08.20

School initiative to encourage reading

A school has developed a library curriculum for students during the Covid pandemic to encourage them to read more. Garden High International School has introduced the curriculum in July, as part of w...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 20.08.20

Covid: IIT-K appeal after student tests positive

The IIT Kharagpur authorities have asked the 300-odd students still on the campus to move out by August 23 after a student tested positive for Covid-19, officials said. An official of the institute s...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kharagpur

Calcutta  /  Published 20.08.20

Rush to buy ahead of two-day lockdown

Calcuttans stocked up on groceries and packed refrigerators with ready-to-eats ahead of two consecutive days of “complete lockdown”. Except essential service personnel and people in emerg...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 20.08.20

CESC ready with revised June bills

CESC on Wednesday said it had revised the bills for June and would send them out with an explanation of the method of calculation printed on them. Only those consumers who  have not already paid...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 20.08.20

Most patients pledge to clear final bill

A private hospital in Calcutta admitted 50 patients on Tuesday and Wednesday and asked for Rs 50,000 as advance payment from each. Only one patient could pay the amount, while 18 paid much less. The ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.08.20

IIT Kharagpur inaugurates Academy of Classical and Folk Arts

IIT Kharagpur has inaugurated the Academy of Classical and Folk Arts on its campus, an institute spokesperson said on Wednesday. It will offer training on music, fine arts and other performing arts, ...
By PTI in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.08.20

Help held for Rs 35-lakh ATM theft

A woman who worked as domestic help of an elderly man in a highrise in Jadavpur for seven years has been arrested for allegedly stealing his ATM card after his death and handing it over to her son-in-...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Jadavpur

Calcutta  /  Published 19.08.20

‘Fake’ doctor performs surgery, patient dies

A man who allegedly posed as a doctor and performed brain surgery on a man after taking more than Rs 1.75 lakh from his son has been arrested, police said. Balzur Rahman was arrested after a resident...
By A Staff Reporter in New Town

Calcutta  /  Published 19.08.20

Covid containment zone list

Two places each in Chetla and Behala’s Barisha have been included in the latest list of Covid containment zones in the city, which the Calcutta Municipal Corporation put up on its Facebook page ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.08.20

110-bed Covid ward at NRS

A yellow bin on Aurobindo Sarani on Tuesday. The Calcutta Municipal Corporation has started installing these yellow bins across the city where people can dump their masks and other gear that are worn ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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