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Lack of cycling lanes costs city

Calcutta is not among the 11 cities chosen for funding under a programme to promote cycling in urban India, th...

60-day liquor ban on The Park, HHI

The excise department on Tuesday extended the liquor ban at The Park till September 9. The ban was imposed la...
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Fake cop arrested for job racket

A man who was allegedly impersonating an officer of the anti-rowdy squad of the detective department at Lalbaz...

Bay system triggers rain alert

A fresh cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal triggered a sharp spell of rain in Calcutta on Monday nigh...

Nurses plan rally if govt fails to reach out

Nurses in government hospitals are set to organise a rally on Friday to demand an end to an alleged pay dispar...

Block printing kindles hope

On the ground floor of a house on the southern fringes of Calcutta, a group of people has been making tote bag...

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Calcutta  /  Published 19.04.20

Antibody tests soon in Bengal

Rapid antibody blood tests for Covid-19 will soon be introduced in Bengal as a “surveillance tool”, the health department said on Sunday.The rapid tests are likely to begin in the city on Monday ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.04.20

Spit-stain assault on duo in New Town

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By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.04.20

Salt Lake aid for migrants

A group of residents from Salt Lake’s FE Block distributed a week’s rations to the less privileged on Sunday. Professionals, retired people, doctors and businessmen distributed food packets among ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.04.20

Students to IIEST canteen staff rescue

Students and research scholars of IIEST, Shibpur, have created a corpus to help members of the canteen staff who are going through a difficult time because of the lockdown.Students have formed a body ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Howrah

Calcutta  /  Published 18.04.20

Distress & anxiety keep helplines busy

An 80-plus man calls up a suicide helpline number and says he wants to kill himself but cannot because he has to be alive for his ailing wife. His wife has been in hospital for two months and he has e...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

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

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


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