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  • newKolkata: 60 Covid patients released from CMCH

    Kolkata: 60 Covid patients released from CMCH

    A total of 60 Covid-19 patients were discharged from the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital on Monday. A little more than a week back the hospital discharged 19 Covid-19 patients.
    - 3 hours ago 26 May 20, 4:48am -
  • newAssam vegetable seller lynched; two arrested

    Assam vegetable seller lynched; two arrested

    Police on Monday arrested two persons allegedly involved in beating to death a labourer of Emami Limited’s Assam plant at Pacharia in Kamrup district. The deceased, Sanatan Deka (38), had started selling vegetables after his factory temporarily shut down due to the lockdown on Friday.
    - 5 hours ago 26 May 20, 3:03am -
  • new8 flights bring 500 passengers to Guwahati

    8 flights bring 500 passengers to Guwahati

    Eight flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore brought in 500 passengers to Guwahati while about 350 passengers flew out on Monday as domestic air services resumed.
    - 10 hours ago 25 May 20, 9:53pm -
  • newSporadic protests continue in cyclone-hit WB

    Sporadic protests continue in cyclone-hit WB

    Sporadic protests over demands for restoration of power and water supply continued in several cyclone Amphan-hit parts of West Bengal for the fifth consecutive day on Monday while normalcy has returned in other affected areas of the state.
    - 10 hours ago 25 May 20, 9:42pm -
  • newB'day cake arrives 3 days after Behala man’s death

    B'day cake arrives 3 days after Behala man’s death

    Pavneet Singh Sethi would have turned 31 on Saturday. But Cyclone Amphan snuffed the life out of the lively youth just three days before his birthday. His body was found floating on a waterlogged street, barely 500m from his house in Parnasree, the morning after Amphan had ripped the city apart. He was electrocuted when he went out to buy medicine for his father.
    - 20 hours ago 25 May 20, 12:15pm -
  • new4 days after storm, veggie prices hike in Kol mkts

    4 days after storm, veggie prices hike in Kol mkts

    A shock was awaiting the Kolkatans in local bazaars, four days after Cyclone Amphan hit the state. Those who went to the market on Sunday morning returned with only a few vegetables which, too, were of questionable quality. The prices, too, shot through the roof. Vendors from different markets admitted it was difficult to bridge the demand-supply gap. In coming days, the crisis may deepen, with severe shortage of vegetables, felt vendors.
    - 20 hours ago 25 May 20, 12:03pm -
  • newHuge cost of repairs strikes homes in West Bengal

    Huge cost of repairs strikes homes in West Bengal

    A massive reconstruction work awaits thousands of families in Kolkata, Salt Lake and Howrah, whose standalone residential buildings suffered extensive damage during Cyclone Amphan’s march through south Bengal on Wednesday.
    - 21 hours ago 25 May 20, 11:30am -
  • newWB: Mission turnaround after Amphan misery

    WB: Mission turnaround after Amphan misery

    Chief minister Mam-ata Banerjee’s direct intervention and the joint action by central and state agencies on the ground seemed to have brought about a sense of normality in large parts of the city on Sunday, with several areas getting back basic services and many city thoroughfares — un-navigable till Saturday — seeing traffic movement.
    - 21 hours ago 25 May 20, 11:30am -
  • newKolkata doc joins work after recovery from Covid

    Kolkata doc joins work after recovery from Covid

    A young doctor who got infected on the line of duty is now back to work in Kolkata’s tertiary level Covid hospital after being discharged from the hospital and completing the mandatory home isolation. The doctor, a second-year post graduate trainee in the medicine department of Medical College Hospital Kolkata (MCHK), brushed aside the risk of professional hazards like getting infected with the virus and said that he could not wait any longer to resume work.
    - 22 hours ago 25 May 20, 10:13am -
  • newCyclone-hit booksellers get students’ help

    Cyclone-hit booksellers get students’ help

    Students of Presidency University as well as Calcutta University have come forward to help the book sellers on College Street which was ravaged by Cyclone Amphan last week leaving the books floating in water and blowing away the stalls.
    - 22 hours ago 25 May 20, 10:13am -
  • newKolkata: New estimate pegs green loss at 15,000

    Kolkata: New estimate pegs green loss at 15,000

    The city has lost an estimated 15,000 trees, 40% among them full-grown, in cyclone Amphan. This is three times the loss estimated earlier. KMC’s parks department and civil engineering department have made this preliminary assessment borough-wise. The multi-agency clean-up, meanwhile, continued on Sunday and most of the Kolkata’s arterial roads could be opened to traffic, some along a single-lane.
    - 22 hours ago 25 May 20, 10:12am -
  • newPower back in 60,000 more Kolkata households

    Power back in 60,000 more Kolkata households

    Power supply to 60,000 homes on the CESC grid along the city’s southern periphery was restored on Sunday. The development came after a prod by CM Mamata Banerjee who visited power utility CESC’s headquarters at Victoria House in Esplanade on Saturday to drive home the urgency to step up restoration of power lines.
    - 22 hours ago 25 May 20, 10:11am -
  • newKol: Domestic flights to resume ops on May 28

    Kol: Domestic flights to resume ops on May 28

    Domestic flights to and from Kolkata will resume from May 28 (Thursday), instead of May 25 (Monday), following a request of Bengal government on Saturday, which cited the twin crisis of Covid-19 pandemic and cyclone disaster in south Bengal. Flights to Bagdogra will also resume on May 28.
    - 22 hours ago 25 May 20, 10:10am -
  • Biggest spike of 208 Covid cases in West Bengal

    Biggest spike of 208 Covid cases in West Bengal

    The number of novel coronavirus infections in West Bengal rose by the highest margin of 208 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 3,667 on Sunday, the health department said.
    - 1 day ago 25 May 20, 4:29am -
  • With 55,862 Covid tests, Assam surpasses Kerala

    With 55,862 Covid tests, Assam surpasses Kerala

    After shifting from manual to automatic RNA extraction machines borrowed from various government agencies and universities to ramp up the testing capacity of its seven labs, Assam on Sunday surpassed Kerala in number of samples tested for Covid-19 .
    - 1 day ago 25 May 20, 3:48am -
  • 'Kol, Bagdogra airports to operate from May 28'

    'Kol, Bagdogra airports to operate from May 28'

    The domestic flight operations at Kolkata Airport and Bagdogra Aiport in West Bengal will resume from May 28, with a reduced schedule amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown, said the Airports Authority of India (AAI) officials here on Sunday.
    - 1 day ago 25 May 20, 2:51am -
  • Hsg dept keeps govt flats functional post Amphan

    Hsg dept keeps govt flats functional post Amphan

    Even as several parts of the city have been without electricity and water ever since Cyclone Amphan passed, Kolkata’s various government housings have had mostly uninterrupted services thanks to the round-the-clock work of the state housing department.
    - 1 day ago 25 May 20, 12:40am -
  • Ghosh stopped from visiting Amphan-hit areas

    Ghosh stopped from visiting Amphan-hit areas

    Police on Sunday stopped West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh from visiting the cyclone-ravaged areas of the East Midnapore district, the second time in two days, triggering a war of words between the saffron party and the ruling Trinamool Congress. Sources in the BJP said Ghosh was on his way to distribute relief materials, when his convoy was stopped midway in Tamluk.
    - 1 day ago 24 May 20, 11:36pm -
  • 3 more Covid cases in Manipur, tally reaches 32

    3 more Covid cases in Manipur, tally reaches 32


    - 1 day ago 24 May 20, 9:33pm -
  • Flight ops in Kolkata likely to start on May 30

    Flight ops in Kolkata likely to start on May 30

    Domestic flight operations look unlikely to commence at Kolkata airport from Monday with CM Mamata Banerjee saying the state, that was in the midst of salvage and relief operations in cyclone-affected areas, required time till at least May 28. Sources said flights may resume operations in Kolkata on May 30 while operations at Bagdogra airport may start two days earlier on May 28. Among the services that the state needs to provide at the airport include city commute options for flyers.
    - 2 days ago 24 May 20, 11:30am -

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