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Shankha Ghosh passes away

Noted Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh passed away on Wednesday morning while he was in isolation at his residence a...

Hospitals defer planned surgeries

Private hospitals across Calcutta on Tuesday started postponing elective surgeries and are not booking any pla...
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Lowdown on safe homes in Calcutta

The state government has converted Uttirna, a six-storey building next to Women’s Correctional Home in A...

Drive-in Covid test centres in New Town

A couple of drive-in and as many walk-in coronavirus testing centres will be opened in New Town, an official o...

JU sets limits on open days

Jadavpur University has announced that all sections, departments and schools will remain open for only two or ...

ICSE schools to start class XI online lessons

ICSE schools in the city are planning to start Class XI early after the council cancelled the Class X exams on...

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Calcutta  /  Published 18.04.20

Bengali new year greeted on screen

Residents ushered in the Bengali New Year on Tuesday using new technology. They sang, danced and recited like on any other year but without laying a foot out of their houses. Their stage was their liv...
By Brinda Sarkar and Sudeshna Banerjee in

Calcutta  /  Published 17.04.20

Lockdown fight of parents hits kids hard

Parents confined in homes and bickering over uncertainty in their workplaces is affecting children, the state child rights watchdog has said.The state commission for protection of child rights has ask...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.04.20

Always remember people like him: CM

Mamata Banerjee on Friday talked about an octogenarian who donated Rs 10,000 to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to stress the importance of “positive things” amid the Covid-19 crisis.“Many ca...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.04.20

Some lanes sealed in Covid-19 fight

Some roads in Calcutta were sealed with guardrails on Friday to prevent vehicles and residents of the neighbourhood from coming out.In these areas, police used loudhailers to announce that people shou...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.04.20

Shops shut to stop crowding

A temporary market in Jagatpur near Baguiati was shut down on Thursday because it had been attracting large crowds every day in violation of the social distancing norms.There are around 200 stalls mad...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.04.20

Fever clinic on Belle Vue premises

Belle Vue Clinic has set up a fever clinic outside the hospital building, the culmination of a process that officials said got delayed because of the lockdown. The fever clinic started earlier this we...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.04.20

Calcutta, nearby hubs among hotspots

The Union health ministry on Wednesday listed 170 districts nationwide, including Calcutta, Howrah, East Midnapore and North 24-Parganas, as “hotspots” for Covid-19 that can earn the infection-fre...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 15.04.20

Covid care from Presi alumni

The Presidency Alumni Association started providing its elderly members, present students, teachers and other members of the staff of Presidency University with hand sanitisers and masks from Wednesda...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.04.20

HS in June, Class XI students to be promoted

The tests for the remaining papers of the Bengal higher secondary exams will be held in June and all Class IX students of the schools following the HS curriculum will be promoted to Class XII, the chi...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.04.20

Covid-19 kits plenty, tests few in Bengal

The Indian Council of Medical Research has distributed 7,500 kits among the five state-run laboratories in Bengal that are conducting Covid-19 tests, officials at Niced, the laboratory that is distrib...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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