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Growing panic over COVID-19 made us realize that it was more dangerous to stay in village: Franz Gastler

Ranchi/Kolkata: United States (US) national Franz Gastler, founder of Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Yuwa, has trained and empowered many tribal girls, was recently forced to move out of Hutup village in Jharkhand, as some locals thought...

Councillors mark slots at the markets for social distancing, Salt Lake Mayor calls it over-reaction

Kolkata: Despite repeated pleas by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, people still throng streets and markets in large numbers, throwing Corona caution to the winds. CM Banerjee had recently asked people to...

Kolkata’s designer masks to stave off the virus

Kolkata: When China shut down to fight the corona virus, it snipped the supply of raw material to the fashion designers. When India phased in a shut-down, local factories had to curtail work to maintain...

West Bengal witnesses its first COVID-19 death

Kolkata: A 57-year-old man succumbed to the coronavirus infection at a private hospital in the city on Monday and with his demise the state reported its first Covid-19 death in West Bengal. The man, who was...

Corona virus fear grips Kolkatans, as government announces preventive measures

Kolkata: The novel Coronavirus pandemic, which was till now grabbing headlines in other states of India, has come closer to affect people in West Bengal, more so in its capital Kolkata. The virus, which has already...

NIFT design students to be given business orientation

Kolkata: India’s only government fashion institute National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has reworked its curriculum to produce not only designers, but also those with marketing and managerial skills and the spirit of enterprise. Professor Raghuraman...

Offline mobile traders up in arms against alleged unfair online trade practices by Samsung

Kolkata: The offline retailers of mobile phones, are facing a crisis situation. Not only are they losing out on business due to increase in online trade by Samsung, there is dwindling of profit margins too. To...

Anti-CAA sentiments run high at Kolkata Book Fair

Kolkata: The anti-NRC, CAA protests, which had been marking its presence at 44th International Kolkata Book Fair since its beginning in a muted way, took a violent turn on Saturday when a bunch of protesting...

Religious bonhomie at Kolkata Book Fair

Kolkata: Kolkata has always been known for its ability to soak in all kinds of forces positive, negative and also neutral. It is unique. On one hand it has been the hotbed of social activism,...

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Versatility thy name is Ranveer Singh

Kolkata: Bittoo Sharma is now Jayeshbhai! If you are confused, here we go – it’s tracing Bollywood star Ranveer Singh’s transformation or to be...

Sujan Mukhopadhyay: Like an Uttam Kumar fan, I had taken ‘part’ in a FB contest and got the role

Kolkata: In this exclusive interview, popular actor Sujan Mukhopadhyay (Neel) who has traversed the world of theatre, serial and cinema talks about his experiences...

30000 Adivasis of Jharkhand’s Pathalgadi area charged with sedition!

Ranchi: As more than 30000 tribals residing in three blocks of Khunti district where Pathalgadi movement is going on are facing sedition charges, which...

Doesn’t Maa Durga bleed? Asks Bengal-origin artist, faces FIR, threats and gets trolled

Kolkata: Visual artist Aniket Mitra, who happens to be a gold medallist from Kolkata’s prestigious Art College, was in for a rude shock when...

Doctor fight: Rajasthan Health Minister claims that the new born is alive

Jodhpur: With the video of two doctors fighting as a patient lied on the operation table at Jodhpur’s Umaid Hospital went viral, Health Minister...