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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 12.04.20

Be firm but polite, Anuj Sharma tells team

Calcutta police commissioner Anuj Sharma has asked officers to be “very firm but polite” with citizens to ensure they stay indoors during the lockdown, police said.Chief minister Mamata Banerjee h...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.04.20

Essay on lockdown moods

School students can write in their own words how they are coping with the lockdown and participate in an essay-writing competition. Indian Psychiatric Society and Kshema Trust, Shimoga, Karnataka, has...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.04.20

Helpline to report domestic violence

Domestic violence against women has increased during the lockdown and the West Bengal commission for women’s rights has launched a helpline for the aggrieved.The helpline, 9830947247, launched on Sa...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

India  /  Published 11.04.20

CM: Humane, not total, lockdown

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday tried to dispel fears about ruthless containment to prevent the spread of Covid-19, underscoring that her government believed in a lockdown with a human face...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.04.20

Ex-students chip in

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By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.04.20

JU tech students to intern from home

Engineering students of Jadavpur University will do their summer internship online because of the lockdown.The aspiring engineers will get a taste of work from home before they get familiar with the r...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.04.20

UCO Bank to reopen sealed Calcutta branch from Monday

State-run UCO Bank will reopen one of its branches in the city on Monday, which was sealed after the branch manager's mother was diagnosed with the coronavirus infection, an official said.The lender d...
By PTI in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.04.20

Private hospitals pass up Covid-19 cases

Several private hospitals in Calcutta are referring patients with Covid-19 symptoms or those who have tested positive for the virus to designated hospitals for coronavirus cases instead of treating th...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.04.20

Calcutta misses Easter goodies

Fedora Kolentine, 9, has missed the annual ritual of visiting New Market this year to buy Easter eggs and hampers for her friends and cousins.New Market is closed. The few confectioneries that are run...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.04.20

Xavier’s gives free ration to poor

Three hundred families, staring at hunger because of Covid-19, got a week’s free ration at a distribution camp at St Xavier’s College on Good Friday.Each family got three kilos of rice, two kilos ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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