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Muslims across Kolkata find new ways to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha during pandemic

Kolkata: Ashik Khan, a businessman by profession and a singer by passion, has chosen not to sacrifice an animal this Eid-ul-Adha. A resident of Topsia, a densely populated Muslim area in Kolkata, Khan will be...

“Dr Kafeel is behind bars not for his anti-CAA comments but because CM of UP is settling old scores”

At a time when India needs doctors on the frontline, the bail of Gorakhpur’s Dr Kafeel Khan has been continuously denied by the Uttar Pradesh Government for over six months now. This comes even after Dr...

Political prisoner Khalid Saifi is vulnerable to Covid-19

The last post on Khalid Saifi’s timeline was - “Please contact the number mentioned below if Ambulance or Medical team is required anywhere in Delhi. Pls mention proper Name, Address and contact person.” The post...

A doctor who is happy to be paid ‘peanuts’

Kolkata: At a time when big multispecialty hospitals in Kolkata are busy adding additional charges to their patients' bills even for OPD consultations, a doctor in his humble dispensary right in the heart of Kolkata...

Kolkata boy extends a helping hand to joyride horses of Victoria Memorial

Kolkata: A law student by day and YouTuber by night, aptly describes this 21-year-old lad from Kolkata, who has been utilising social media to counter hate and fake news being peddled in scores. And when...

“Government tells us not to do politics during pandemic, but it is doing petty politics by arresting anti-CAA protesters”

Kolkata: On Wednesday afternoon, Kolkata witnessed the first public protest by students and social activists against the arrests of CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) protesters. Sporting masks and maintaining social distance, the protesters at Jadavpur 8B...

A social worker travels 28 km to get sanitary pads for village girls in Rajasthan

Jodhpur/Kolkata: Not all superheroes wear capes, some wear sarees and even ride a scooter. Meet 28-year-old Renu Gaur, Osian Tehsil in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, who rode 28 kilometres on her scooty to get sanitary pads for...

Why are medical students from Bengal left out of Operation Vande Bharat?

Kolkata/Dhaka: Even as the first batch of 167 medical students from Jammu & Kashmir stranded in Bangladesh were airlifted from Dhaka, under Operation Vande Bharat, a massive repatriation programme to bring back Indians stranded in...

Bengal and Centre’s corona virus positive cases data differs, which one is authentic?

Kolkata: At a time when the world is uniting to face the global pandemic, the Union Government of India and West Bengal State government are engaged in the petty politics of blaming each other. The allegations...

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North East dilemma: Is fresh NRC a solution to citizenship imbroglio?

Shillong: As the political game over NRC (National Register for Citizens) and CAB (Citizenship Amendment Bill) hots up, apprehensions about the exercises are growing...

Revoking of Article 370 is unethical, says Left, resist the decision, hold two protest rallies in two days

Kolkata: Putting up a resistance against the centre's decision to revoke Article 370, CPIM, organised a protest rally in Kolkata on August 7. This...

Video: A music band dedicates album, Boatman to Rohingya cause

Kolkata: Rohingya exodus and persecution is perhaps the most planned genocide in recent times. We all know how the Rohingya refugees flee from their...

Journalists Assaulted By Kolkata Police During Left Rally

Kolkata: On Monday Kolkata turned into a battlefield when police lathi charged on Left supporters and journalists reporting on Left rally, which was organized...

‘The Winners’ an all-women police squad to tackle crime against women in Kolkata

Kolkata: After ‘Raftar’ in national capital Delhi, which exclusively tackles cases related crime against women, Kolkata has got ‘The Winners’ an all-women police squad which...