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Calcutta

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...
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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...

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Calcutta  /  Published 14.04.20

Poila Baisakh shoppers arrested

Calcutta police on Tuesday prosecuted 602 people, most of who had stepped out of their homes to celebrate Poila Baisakh, for violating of the lockdown, police sources said. Tuesday’s prosecution cou...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.04.20

Baguiati stalls moved to unclog market

A least 160 temporary stalls have been shifted from their usual spots in the Baguiati market to a nearby fairground to control the huge crowds that would gather at the market in violation of social di...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.04.20

Kolkata Gives helps home for kids with HIV

A home that takes care of HIV positive kids have run out of resources because regular contributors have stopped funding in the wake of the lockdown.But the home in Gobindapur in South 24-Parganas, Ana...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.04.20

Calcutta private hospitals mull rate hike

Some private hospitals in Calcutta are planning to increase their charges beyond their annual rate revision because of a sharp dip in income following the coronavirus-related lockdown and mounting exp...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.04.20

Grocery shop in Chitpore makes burglars’ list

A grocery shop in Chitpore has been burgled and packets of detergent powder and cartons of biscuits on the front rack were stolen.Essentials have become valuables, courtesy the lockdown imposed to fig...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.04.20

Airlines plan for social distancing

Keeping the middle seat of each three-seat row vacant, not assigning the last row to any passenger, allowing only one person to sit in each row in coaches that carry passengers to aircraft or terminal...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.04.20

Online classes for LMB this week

La Martiniere for Boys will start online classes for students of Classes I to X and XII by the end of this week. The school will send soft copies of the report cards to the parents of students before ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.04.20

Covid-19 fighters unwanted in Calcutta

Some technicians of a private hospital who shared a room in south Calcutta were asked by the landlord to move out because the hospital is treating Covid-19 patients.Another private hospital’s outsou...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.04.20

Muted Baisakhi celebrations amid lockdown

Baisakhi was celebrated across homes in the city on Monday and people offered prayers in their homes because they could not visit gurdwaras during the lockdown.A few committee members offered prayers,...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.04.20

Novel idea of online programme for Bengali New Year

A New Town neighbourhood and a school in Ajoynagar are celebrating Poila Baisakh online.Sudipta Guha, 55, who lives in New Town's AB block will wear her favourite red ikkat sari and perform an audio p...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta


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