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 25.04.20

Duttabad, bordering Salt Lake, sealed

The Duttabad area along EM Bypass, which borders parts of Purbachal Housing Complex in Salt Lake, was sealed on Saturday after a 39-year-old man with Covid-19 symptoms was admitted to hospital.The man...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.03.20

Fake news cuffs on 29-year-old

A 29-year-old Behala resident was arrested for allegedly posting false information about the spread of Covid-19 cases in a WhatsApp group for guardians of a kindergarten school in New Alipore where he...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.03.20

Calcutta citizens arrange food for poor

People living in shanties near Dhakuria railway station got bowls of hot khichdi on Monday afternoon. The mutiyas (men who ferry goods by van) of Burrabazar got cereals, pulses and biscuits the day be...
By Subhankar Chowdhury and Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.03.20

Nailed: Diesel role in air pollution

The ongoing lockdown to fight the novel coronavirus has not only sharply reduced Calcutta’s air pollution level but has also underlined the pivotal role played by diesel-powered vehicles in making t...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.03.20

Hotels, hospital & delivery app unite

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Oyo, Lemon Tree and Zomato have come together to create 100 hotel rooms in Calcutta by next week where people can stay in isolation if they need to, officials of the compa...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.03.20

Ordinance planned on Calcutta civic rule

The Bengal government is all set to promulgate an ordinance for appointment of an administrator at the Calcutta Municipal Corporation as the existing law doesn’t provide for such a mechanism at the ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.03.20

Tourists back, quarantined

Forty-five tourists from Calcutta who were stranded in Hardwar because of the lockdown were intercepted while they were returning to the city on Sunday and sent to a government quarantine unit in New ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.03.20

Civic body drive for blood collection

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation will draw up a list of those willing to donate blood to help tackle the acute shortage blood banks have been facing following the Covid-19 outbreak, civic officials ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.03.20

Bus operators in Bengal seek relief for survival

Bus operators in West Bengal have sought immediate relief from the central and state governments due to loss of livelihood of everyone associated with the passenger transport industry as a result of t...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 28.03.20

Coronavirus lockdown: Bengal succour for those stranded

• A group of 70 people who had travelled to Puducherry for a medical emergency complains that the lodge where they are staying has stopped supplying food. The local administration of Puducherry arra...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


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