Shortage as clinics flout medicine rule

Smaller private hospitals and nursing homes in Calcutta are not abiding by the government’s directive on...

Norms to ease hassle at vaccination units

The health department has instructed all government vaccination centres to abide by guidelines aimed at reduci...

NGO team to track virus symptoms

An NGO working the underprivileged has created a team to locate people with symptoms of Covid-19 and provide m...

Oxygen supply fraud surfaces

The city police have received at least eight complaints on online frauds related to the supply of oxygen cylin...

Panic sparks O2 device crisis

Bengal’s health administrators are worried about a tendency among a section of people to stock oxygen cy...

Id scaled down amid virus surge

The hugs and handshakes were replaced by ‘dur se salaam’ after the Id prayers on Friday. Fewer pe...

Calcutta  /  Published 22.05.20

Storm felled trees & smashed sculpture at JU

Hundreds of trees were ripped apart on the leafy Jadavpur University campus during Wednesday’s storm and many of the corridors were beyond recognition on Friday. A sculpture that was installed in fr...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 22.05.20

Medical help for other ailments hard to get

A couple of weeks ago Asis Karmakar showed his aching leg to his doctor through a window. He stood across the doctor’s pavement garden and explained his symptoms over phone, holding up his leg as hi...
By Brinda Sarkar in

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.20

Storm strikes 270-year-old

Cyclone Amphan did not spare the 270-year-old Great Banyan Tree in the Indian Botanic Garden in Shibpur, Howrah.Wednesday’s cyclone ravaged its old prop roots leaving a gaping hole in the northwest ...
By Anasuya Basu in Howrah

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.20

Power-cut delays draining

Large parts of Calcutta remained submerged on Thursday because several pumping stations that drain out water from the city remained unoperational following power outage.Calcutta received more than 20...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.20

Damage: Aircraft, two hangars

At least two hangars of Air India at the Calcutta airport collapsed, one plane was smashed and portions of the terminal’s roof were blown away during Wednesday’s storm.Airport officials said hanga...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.20

Storm as I saw it from my window

Ranjan Basu, 65, a retired chemical engineerResident of Rosedale Garden New Town 21st floorI could feel the windows shaking. Every apartment in the tower has large windows, measuring 9ft in width and...
By Ranjan Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.05.20

Lynched for ‘cheating’ patient’s family

A man who had allegedly taken money from the family of a cancer patient, with the false promise of delivering some medicines to the patient, was beaten to death with pipes and bamboo sticks early on T...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.05.20

Allegation: 3 anaesthetists refused to help child

A six-year-old boy with a ruptured cornea was allegedly refused by three anaesthetists in and around the city last week.A doctor at an ophthalmology hospital in Dankuni, Hooghly, was finally able to o...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 19.05.20

Amphan makes landfall

Cyclone Amphan, one of the worst storms over the Bay of Bengal in years, started making landfall around 2.30pm on Wednesday, bringing with blinding rain and gusty winds.'The landfall process began at ...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.06.20

2 days on road, unattended

An emaciated man lay on a road off Kestopur canal for at least two days with no agency willing to rescue him.Police said they had once tried and failed as the man resisted rescue attempt. The local co...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta


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