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Students, teachers adapt to the new normal: Virtual classes

Kolkata: Anu Kumari, preparing for the mandatory National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET), misses her classroom at the coaching centre. But with virtual classes she has been able to revise her subjects even during the...

Travel industry expects a quick turnaround as business resumes during unlock 1

Kolkata: With the Unlock-I in place, India is taking baby steps towards getting back to work. The travel and tourism industry, after being in limbo for last three months, is also trying to put its...

Aerial survey makes PM Modi announce 1000 cr relief package for Bengal

Kolkata: Baban, an Amherst Street resident complained that the streets are waterlogged for the second day which has meant that the water which seeped inside his three-story house is yet to clear. “I’m under houses...

WB Govt plans to restart public transport from Monday, but it is not a smooth sailing

Kolkata: With many offices opening up as the lockdown rules get relaxed by the state, commuters are seen queuing up at bus stops and taxi stands for the elusive transport to ferry them to their...

Bengal police get innovative in campaign against Coronavirus

Birbhum/Kolkata: With Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s orders that the lockdown in Bengal will be strict but humane, the state’s police force has the task of not only enforcing the law but also educating the public...

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...

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Madhya Pradesh now has an extra-constitutional body to aid and advise Chouhan

BJP has not been able to constitute a Council of Ministers in Madhya Pradesh to help Shivraj Singh Chouhan who has been Chief Minister...

Fear grips migrant workers after death of corona patient in Dharavi

Mumbai/Ranchi: The death of a Covid-19 patient in Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum on Wednesday has not only worried officials in India’s financial capital but...

CPI-ML hit streets against mob lynchings

Kolkata: The ongoing protest against mob lynching, which has mostly remained apolitical, in nature, on July 3, witnessed CPI-ML taking on to the streets...

Open Letter to My Muslim Friends– “Do not build mosque on the 5 acres land”

My dear Muslim friends, Honour the Supreme Court’s verdict on Ayodhya. Let the Ram temple come up at the place where the Babri mosque stood...

Martyr’s wife waits for job and land promised to her

Giridih/Ranchi: Reshmi Updhyay was only 19 when she got married. However, within four years, she became a widow. Reshmi, is the wife of martyr...