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 27.05.20

Cyclone fallout and response

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday listed in detail the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan in Bengal, attributing the data to primary information sent by officials from the districts.During a vi...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 25.05.20

La Martiniere parents protest order to buy bags

Many parents have complained that the La Martiniere schools are charging them for school bags along with books at a time when going to school is uncertain because of the lockdown forced by the coronav...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 18.05.20

CAA activists to aid of migrants in Calcutta

A group of artists who were associated with the movement against the citizenship matrix has begun selling their artworks online to raise funds to help migrant workers.They have started drawing postcar...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 18.05.20

Kashmir leader worried for shawl sellers stuck in Bengal

Former Union minister Saifuddin Soz has urged the Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor to ensure that about 6,000 Kashmiri shawl sellers stuck in Bengal can return home.“They explained their hardships but ...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 18.05.20

Team of doctors to monitor Calcutta hospitals

The state health department has set up a team of doctors to ascertain whether doctors and nurses are regularly visiting patients at the four Covid-19 hospitals in Calcutta and healthcare workers perf...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.05.20

An eye for perfection

Eyes fascinate Amit Karak. “Eyes are the most beautiful features in a face,” he says. “Eyes speak. Eyes show what the person is like inside.”That is why he likes to highlight eyes. Amit, 27, i...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.05.20

Private bus threat & signal

Private bus operators have refused to run buses from Monday after the government ruled out a revision of the fares.Some, though, have said they could consider the government’s appeal to keep running...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.05.20

Bus ride & walk back home

A bench at a bus stop in Alipore had seven occupants on Sunday afternoon, seeking cover from the blazing sun and waiting for any vehicle headed further south.The group has been walking since 3am on Su...
By Debraj Mitra and Sanat Kumar Sinha in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.04.20

Implement lockdown strictly: Top cop

Calcutta police commissioner Anuj Sharma has instructed his officers to “strictly” enforce the lockdown, forced by the novel coronavirus, across Calcutta.“The top cop posted a message on an offi...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.04.20

Door-to-door symptom scan in Salt Lake

A door-to-door survey to identify people with Covid-19 symptoms has been started by the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation.The survey is being done by the 1,200-odd health workers who have been deploye...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta


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