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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,...

Powerful feel the need to muzzle media: Swara Bhaskar

Kolkata: One would expect an exciting discussion when actress Swara Bhaskar, radio jockey Jimmy Tangri, actress Saayoni Ghosh, film director Arnab Middya and author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu came together for a talk show at the...

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Magical world of Harry Potter recreated at Jadavpur University

Kolkata: The two-day Harry Potter extravaganza - Alohomora kicked off in style at Jadavpur University's Vivekananda Hall on Tuesday. The inaugural ceremony was followed...

Jharkhand court sets benchmark, convicts 11 gau rakshaks for lynching, wife hails judiciary

Ramgarh/Ranchi: A trial court in Jharkhand gave a significant judgement on Friday, by convicting 11 cow vigilantes for lynching Ramgarh’s Alimuddin Ansari to death...

Reality of Gujarat from the eyes of a traveller

Ahmadabad/Surat/Rajkot/Vadodara: Gujarat is being touted to be one of the most developed and advanced states in India by the leaders as well as the...

Bengal, sitting on a tinder box? A sting operation blows the lid off riots plan

Kolkata: Babri Masjid and Ram Mandir nirmaan has always been a big tool for electoral gains for the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) ever since...

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