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Crisis churns out innovation for fashion designers

Kolkata: What happens to creativity when the world is in the midst of a crisis? Be it the World War-I or WW-II, the great depression or the pandemic of 1918-20, we have seen how fashion...

Smaller idols, day hours pandal hopping, sanitisers to mark Durga Puja during Covid times

Kolkata: A forum, which represents more than 350 Durga Puja committees in Kolkata, has come up with a broad-based code for holding Pujas amidst Covid-19 pandemic, bringing cheer to the emotionally-charged Begalis and pandal hoppers. The...

Covid Care Network: A guiding light for Covid-19 patients

Kolkata: With India battling the ever bulging number of Covid-19 positive cases, panic and chaos amongst patients and their family members are constant. How bad is the level of infection, what does one do next,...

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...

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Bollywood’s style of donation: Few make major contribution, some donate in private, several remain silent

Kolkata: The screaming eerie silence of top Bollywood actors, when the anti-NRC movement was at its peak, had drawn strong criticism from not just...

Asaram to spend his life in jail until death for raping a minor school girl

Jodhpur: Five years after being arrested for having raped a minor on pretext of exorcism, Jodhpur Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Court, gave a...

Love jihad is a campaign to curb inter-faith marriages

Allahabad High Court in its recent judgment opposed the conversion to get married to the person of another faith. The logic is that in...

‘Under supervision of Supreme Court’ does not always mean fair play

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has tried to convince the people that the government has no role to play in the finalisation of the National...

Open letter To The Prime Minister From Public Health Experts On Why India Needs To Rethink Its Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy

Dear Shri Modi: This letter is essentially to suggest that aiming to vaccinate all the citizens against the SARS-COV-2 disease is not a sound, rational,...