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  • newOmicron: WB govt orders 7-days isolation

    Omicron: WB govt orders 7-days isolation

    Travellers flying in from other parts of the country will have to furnish their reports of RTPCR tests as the threat of Omicron, the Covid variant, looms across the world, he said.
    - 1 hour ago 4 Dec 21, 4:38am -
  • newOdisha: Iraqi national undergoes rare surgery

    Odisha: Iraqi national undergoes rare surgery

    Hospital sources said the family of 77-year-old Hassoon Owaid Oglah al-Shadawi, who had been diagnosed with Central Skull Base Osteomyelitis in Iraq, was trying to get treatment in India. His country does not have such a treatment facility, said the sources.
    - 3 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 2:59am -
  • newDifferently-abled artist duo creates magic

    Differently-abled artist duo creates magic

    As visitors admired the exquisite sculptures at the 12th International Sand Art Festival in Chandrabhaga near Konark, little did they know that the creator duo in stall number 10 is deaf and dumb.
    - 4 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 2:02am -
  • newOdisha CM breaks silence on Mamita Meher

    Odisha CM breaks silence on Mamita Meher

    Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday defended his beleaguered junior home minister Dibya Shankar Mishra in the state assembly over the murder of Kalahandi schoolteacher Mamita Meher and assured justice to the victim.
    - 6 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 11:54pm -
  • newDrugs worth Rs 10 cr seized, 2 held in Kolkata

    Drugs worth Rs 10 cr seized, 2 held in Kolkata

    ​​​Acting on a tip-off, Kolkata Police's Special Task Force arrested the duo, one hailing from Rajasthan and the other from North 24 Parganas' Bangaon situated near the India-Bangladesh border, in Tangra police station area and seized over 1 kg of amphetamine and methaqualone each, and smaller quantities of other drugs, from their possession on Thursday night, an officer said.
    - 8 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 9:49pm -
  • newWB to soon conduct trials of Covid booster shots

    WB to soon conduct trials of Covid booster shots

    The West Bengal government is planning to soon conduct trials of Covid-19 booster shots in the metropolis, and has started feasibility tests at different medical establishments, a senior official of the health department said on Friday.
    - 12 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 5:46pm -
  • newLatest updates on Cyclone Jawad

    Latest updates on Cyclone Jawad


    - 16 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 2:26pm -
  • newKolkata: Costly medicines pinch pockets

    Kolkata: Costly medicines pinch pockets

    Demand for generic drugs is on the rise in the city following a rise in the price of branded medicines by 10%-20% in the past couple of months. With pharma companies coming out with new, expensive variants, there is also a shortage of some medicines including those required to treat respiratory disorders.
    - 16 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 2:21pm -
  • newNo Pocso charge for tugging at scarf: Calcutta HC

    No Pocso charge for tugging at scarf: Calcutta HC

    The Calcutta high court in a November 15 order had held that tugging at the scarf of the minor girl, or holding her hand, does not fall within the ambit of sexual assault and sexual harassment under the Pocso Act, 2002, but can be punished under penal laws covering unwelcome sexual advances and outraging modesty. The HC in its judgment upheld the three-year-prison term under IPC but acquitted the accused from the rest, including a four-year prison term under Pocso, 2002.
    - 16 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 1:38pm -
  • newOmicron fear: Kol hosps defer Covid bed squeeze plan

    Omicron fear: Kol hosps defer Covid bed squeeze plan

    Several private hospitals that had been contemplating scaling down the number of its Covid beds this week, have kept the plan on hold in view of Omicron — the South African strain classified as a variant of concern by WHO. Most have now decided to wait for a fortnight and keep a close watch on the number of admissions before squeezing Covid units.
    - 17 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 12:59pm -
  • new100 yrs on, Victoria paves path for wheelchair-bound

    100 yrs on, Victoria paves path for wheelchair-bound

    Exactly a hundred years since Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH) opened to the public in December 1921, the museum and its gardens are welcoming people with disabilities.
    - 17 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 12:38pm -
  • newNow, Prashant Kishor takes aim at Congress leadership

    Now, Prashant Kishor takes aim at Congress leadership

    After chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s remark on UPA made on Wednesday, poll strategist Prashant Kishor took to Twitter on Thursday to say “the IDEA and SPACE that #Congress represents is vital for a strong opposition. But Congress’ leadership is not the DIVINE RIGHT of an individual”.
    - 19 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 11:30am -
  • newAdani chief calls on Bengal CM, accepts BGBS invite

    Adani chief calls on Bengal CM, accepts BGBS invite

    Adani group chief Gautam Adani called on chief minister Mamata Banerjee in Nabanna on Thursday over investment opportunities in Bengal. Adani has accepted the CM’s invite to be part of Bengal Global Business Summit in April.
    - 19 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 11:30am -
  • newCyclone Jawad: Kolkata, districts on alert

    Cyclone Jawad: Kolkata, districts on alert

    The city could get stormy winds and moderate rain under the impact of cyclone Jawad, which is set to hit the north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts on Saturday. South Bengal districts like West and East Midnapore, South and North 24 Parganas and Jhargram could start receiving showers on Friday and could be lashed by very heavy rain on Saturday and Sunday after the cyclone makes landfall.
    - 21 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 9:30am -
  • WB: Cyclonic storm likely to cause heavy rain

    WB: Cyclonic storm likely to cause heavy rain

    A cyclonic storm brewing in the Bay of Bengal is likely to cause heavy to very heavy rain, along with gusty wind, in various districts of south Bengal during the weekend, the Met department said on Thursday.
    - 1 day ago 3 Dec 21, 2:35am -
  • Extremely heavy rainfall likely in Odisha

    Extremely heavy rainfall likely in Odisha


    - 1 day ago 3 Dec 21, 12:02am -
  • Cyclone threat: ECoR cancels 95 trains

    Cyclone threat: ECoR cancels 95 trains

    The East Coast Railway on Thursday said it has cancelled operation of 95 trains for three days from Thursday in the wake of predictions of a cyclonic storm hitting the Odisha coast.
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 9:09pm -
  • At Rs 2cr per annum, IIT-G bags record placement offer

    At Rs 2cr per annum, IIT-G bags record placement offer

    Campus placements for the 2021-22 academic year began on a robust note when a total 200 offers were made by 38 companies in the first two sessions of Day 1 (till afternoon).
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 1:25pm -
  • Bengal prepares bridge courses for classes I-VIII

    Bengal prepares bridge courses for classes I-VIII

    After preparing bridge course material for classes IX to XII, the state school education department is now preparing similar material for classes I to VIII, which will be given to students in the new academic year starting January. These are aimed at filling the gaps in teaching-learning that may have occurred due to online classes. The department is getting ready to reopen junior sections from January.
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 10:16am -
  • Sealdah link of E-W Metro gets international safety nod

    Sealdah link of E-W Metro gets international safety nod

    East-West Metro’s Sealdah extension project is now armed with the crucial international safety clearance. The French safety assessor, Certifier, has approved the signal and other systems, paving the way for Metro Railway to apply for inspection by the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS).
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 9:52am -

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