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Polarisation does worry some voters

A mother and son who voted in Salt Lake lamented that issues like health, education and livelihood that bother...

Cambridge cancels May-June exams

The Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) has cancelled its May-June exams and decided to switch...
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Bengal polls: masks come off in booths

Covid protocols were flouted across polling booths on Saturday. In several polling booths, polling officials ...

Sikh event calls for harmony

The remembrance of a Sikh guru turned out to be a reminder to preserve religious harmony. A host of religious...

Bengal polls 2021: Voters’ voice

As the polls reached Salt Lake, Lake Town, Bangur, New Town Rajarhat,Dum Dum, Kamarphari and Baranagar The Tel...

Kamarhati: no division on religious lines

In a neighbourhood off Graham Road on the northern fringes of Calcutta, a Lakshmi temple shares a wall with an...

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Calcutta  /  Published 15.04.21

Plaque at Ali Akbar home

The saying goes that his father would thrash him if he missed his riyaz. The training under his father, Allauddin Khan, often stretched from early morning till late at night. Along with him trained si...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.04.21

Bishop of Methodist Church dies

Bishop Philip S. Masih of the Methodist Church, who was the chairman of Calcutta Boys’ School and Calcutta Girls’ High School, died in Lucknow on Tuesday. Masih had tested positive for Co...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.04.21

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 all concerned at the earliest,” Gerry Arathoon, the chief executive and secretary of...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar, Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.04.21

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, because it felt it was important to “glorify peace, love and unity” in the mi...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.04.21

Bengal: priority to 2nd dose

The state government on Wednesday asked private hospitals to give priority to Covid vaccine recipients turning up for the second jab and administer the first dose only if enough doses are availab...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.04.21

Arsalan scion asked to surrender

Arsalan scion Raghib Parwez — the prime accused in the Jaguar crash that killed two Bangladeshis on Shakespeare Sarani in August 2019 — has been asked to surrender before a court by April ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.04.21

Celebration of India’s colourful and diverse images

Tharoor adds: “Many of these festivals are purely secular, harvest celebrations — Onam for example, or Dusshera, or even Holi— despite their origins in Hindu mythology…. The a...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.04.21

High court on Covid protocol at poll rallies

The election officer and police superintendent of each poll-bound district should ensure that the number of attendees at meetings and rallies does not exceed the limit set for public gatherings by the...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.04.21

Covid: Plea for beds for children

The health department on Tuesday asked private hospitals to increase Covid beds, including critical care beds. An official of Belle Vue Clinic said they had 150 Covid beds till Tuesday morning and add...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.04.21

Schools flooded with board exam queries

Schools are flooded with queries from parents and students on whether CBSE and ICSE board exams will be held on schedule as Covid-19 cases are rising across the country. The CBSE Classes X and XII, I...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


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