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Feeling isolated during lockdown? Tune into Radio Quarantine

Kolkata: Ten days down the line, what has been your strategy to cope with the sudden 21-day national lockdown, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to control COVID-19 pandemic in India? At a time when...

Prices of sanitizers and masks rise astronomically since black marketing becomes rampant in Kolkata

Kolkata: On the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic scare and eve of Janta Curfew, a visit to pharmacists, departmental stores and local shops at many places of Kolkata has revealed that the city has been gripped by...

Citizenship issue is more life threatening than coronavirus, Kolkata protesters to continue fight against CAA

Kolkata: The number of women participants at the Park Circus Maidan on Sunday was much stronger than what it had witnessed during the weekdays. A similar turnover was witnessed at Shireen Bagh (Raja Bazar Tram...

Bengal activists begin hunger strike, don’t buy Shah’s claim made in the parliament

Kolkata: At the time when Home Minister Amit Shah, was giving a speech on the doubts raised by fellow Parliamentarians at the Rajya Sabha, the anti-Nation Register for Citizenship (NRC), National Population Register (NPR) and...

It is the duty of Jharkhand and Maharashtra government to stop NPR in their states- Yogendra Yadav

Kolkata: Swaraj India founder Yogendra Yadav’s latest visit to Kolkata was as hectic as anticipated, after all, he was supposed to meet the “Women of Bengal” who have been protesting against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA),...

CAA, NRC, NPR implementation is crazy and inhuman idea: Amartya Sen

Kolkata: Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, minced no words when asked about National Register of Citizenship (NRC), National Population Register (NPR) and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). In one go – he labelled the recently passed...

Bengal Governor backtracks on Assembly Speech, supports CAA: Joint Forum

Kolkata: The governor of West Bengal – Jagdeep Dhankhar, might come a long way since September 2019, when he refused to meet the representatives of Joint Forum Against NRC to meeting them on February 10,...

How many more lives CAA, NRC will take, asks niece of Sameeda, the martyr of Park Circus

Kolkata: After almost 15 hours of no slogans, when Annie Raja from Delhi was sharing her experiences of Shaheen Bagh protest and explaining NRC, CAA and NPR to the protestors at Park Circus, an emotionally...

Resolution passed against CAA, NRC and NPR in Bengal, but protests to continue

Kolkata: The dharnas against controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizen (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR) are in place in Kolkata. The protesters are in the lookout for newer ways to make...

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Sharad Pawar, the Grand Old Man of Indian Politics is the Man of the Moment

The stratagem that yielded results in Goa, Manipur and Karnataka, has failed to reap benefits in Maharashtra. The 'invincible' combination of Narendra Modi-Amit Shah...

Meet the urban forest man of Kolkata

Kolkata: Who doesn’t know Assam’s Jadav Payeng – the forest man of India? But do you know that Kolkata has its own forest man?...

Patients suffer as doctor’s strike cripples healthcare in Rajasthan

Jaipur: Strike by resident doctors in Rajasthan has entered 7th day, and it has crippled the health service of the desert state, for now only a...

Has Mahendra Singh Dhoni become selectors’ nightmare?

In the recently concluded Asia Cup, Mahendra Singh Dhoni looked a pale shadow of his former self. His diehard fans somehow found him out...

After sexual harassment allegations, Calcutta Times Editor gets a transfer but survivors say, not enough

Kolkata: Editor of Calcutta Times, Satadru Ojha, who has been in the limelight for all the wrong reason, has been relieved of his current...