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  • newGuwahati hotel sealed for hosting corona patient

    Guwahati hotel sealed for hosting corona patient

    The Kamrup (Metro) district administration on Wednesday sealed a hotel in the city and quarantined its employees after a woman from Tripura, who tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, revealed in her travel history that she had stayed there before returning home last month.
    - 1 hour ago 9 Apr 20, 4:41pm -
  • newKolkata: Lockdown violator survives bullet injury

    Kolkata: Lockdown violator survives bullet injury

    A 38-year-old man was severely injured after being shot at from a close range outside his home at Nimta on the northern fringes of the city. Cops said the man, Tanmay Das, a resident of Dum Dum Cantonment
    - 2 hours ago 9 Apr 20, 4:32pm -
  • newKolkata lockdown news: Today's live updates

    Kolkata lockdown news: Today's live updates


    - 5 hours ago 9 Apr 20, 1:04pm -
  • new'Other brands fine if can’t find prescribed drugs'

    'Other brands fine if can’t find prescribed drugs'

    Several prominent medicine brands are missing from stores though their alternatives and generic equivalents are available, say retailers and wholesellers. Consumers are often insisting on their prescribed medicines rather than settling for a substitute, which, according to doctors is unnecessary. It is creating an impression of a crisis which is not the case, they pointed out.
    - 6 hours ago 9 Apr 20, 12:15pm -
  • newCM to meet traders for views on longer lockdown

    CM to meet traders for views on longer lockdown

    Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to meet representatives of industry bodies, the hotel and hospitality industry, the tourism sector and MSMEs on Thursday to take their feedback after Prime Minister Narendra Modi hinted at an extension of the lockdown beyond April 14.
    - 7 hours ago 9 Apr 20, 11:30am -
  • newPPE supply eases at govt hospitals in Bengal

    PPE supply eases at govt hospitals in Bengal

    upply of personal protection equipment (PPE), which has been erratic ever since the corona outbreak, has become smooth across hospitals, much to the relief of healthworkers who had been struggling to manage with inadequate stock.
    - 8 hours ago 9 Apr 20, 10:25am -
  • newFocus on shelters for homeless after 2 go to hosp

    Focus on shelters for homeless after 2 go to hosp

    Reports of two pavement dwellers — one from Metiabruz and the other from Bowbazar — contracting novel coronavirus have prompted Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and Kolkata Police to take a closer look at shelters housing more than 10,000 vagrants and homeless across the city.
    - 8 hours ago 9 Apr 20, 10:23am -
  • newSchools may advance summer holidays in Kolkata

    Schools may advance summer holidays in Kolkata

    At a time when uncertainty looms over withdrawal of the lockdown, several schools across the city are planning to advance the summer vacation
    - 8 hours ago 9 Apr 20, 10:21am -
  • newKol: ‘Staying positive helped me recover quickly’

    Kol: ‘Staying positive helped me recover quickly’

    Gopi Krishna Agarwal, a 51-year-old with a history of diabetes and hypertension who survived Covid-19 and returned to his Salt Lake’s AD block home after a week in hospital, said he had never felt depressed or lonely during his treatment in isolation.
    - 8 hours ago 9 Apr 20, 9:36am -
  • newLockdown: 20 held in 7 days from Bidhannagar

    Lockdown: 20 held in 7 days from Bidhannagar

    Three Covid-19 suspects from different parts of Salt Lake are undergoing treatment in hospitals and hundreds have been kept in isolation, but that is still not proving to be a deterrent for some people to go out without any emergency.
    - 9 hours ago 9 Apr 20, 9:30am -
  • new108 foreigners in quarantine camp: Mamata

    108 foreigners in quarantine camp: Mamata


    - 16 hours ago 9 Apr 20, 2:30am -
  • 45,000 sanitiser bottles to reach Kolkata soon

    45,000 sanitiser bottles to reach Kolkata soon

    Alcohol-based hand sanitisers, produced under the state government’s watch, are likely to be made available in the city’s retail pharmaceutical outlets by end of this week. Hand sanitisers, which are being sold at a premium by a section of pharma retail outlets in the city, is likely to be priced much below the cap set by the Union health ministry.
    - 1 day ago 8 Apr 20, 4:20pm -
  • Kolkata lockdown news: Today's updates

    Kolkata lockdown news: Today's updates


    - 1 day ago 8 Apr 20, 2:21pm -
  • Cops shift focus bylanes to enforce lockdown

    Cops shift focus bylanes to enforce lockdown

    Last Sunday, when Shankar Haldar attempted to open his tea shop after assurance from local ‘dadas’ that there would be no trouble, local police arrived and promptly arrested him. In north Kolkata’s Chitpur, Rajbir Shaw had decided to walk down to the pan shop on Chitpur Road after locals said there was an interesting adda taking place on coronavirus there. Half an hour later, he and others, who were hanging out, landed in the police station.
    - 1 day ago 8 Apr 20, 12:20pm -
  • WB to procure 3 million tablets to tackle corona

    WB to procure 3 million tablets to tackle corona

    The state government is going to procure 3 million hydroxychloroquine tablets and has already placed orders for it, a senior Nabanna official said on Monday. “We are expecting the supply in phases before the lockdown period is over,” the official said.
    - 1 day ago 8 Apr 20, 11:41am -
  • West Bengal favours quarantine of hotspots

    West Bengal favours quarantine of hotspots

    Unlike some states, the Bengal government is not in favour of extending the lockdown beyond April 15 across the state and has instead identified seven hotspots that may be put under quarantine in the post-lockdown days to contain the novel coronavirus from spreading.
    - 1 day ago 8 Apr 20, 11:30am -
  • 30 NRS staffers test negative for Covid-19

    30 NRS staffers test negative for Covid-19

    Swab samples of 30 healthcare providers attached with NRS Medical College and Hospital have tested negative to Covid-19, much to the relief of the hospital authority and the state health department. Currently, 79 healthcare workers are under isolation at the government’s quarantine centre at New Town. More samples are being sent for confirmatory tests.
    - 1 day ago 8 Apr 20, 10:07am -
  • Vet hosp resumes outdoor after 9-day closure

    Vet hosp resumes outdoor after 9-day closure

    The West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, popularly known as Belgachhia veterinary hospital and university, resumed services from Monday.
    - 1 day ago 8 Apr 20, 10:05am -
  • CM comes up with film on city’s senior citizens

    CM comes up with film on city’s senior citizens

    How does Kolkata come in aid of senior citizens living in isolation during lockdown? That’s the logline of the short film titled ‘Jhhar Themey Jabe Ekdin’ conceived by Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and will be directed by Arindam Sil. This is perhaps the first time that any chief minister of India has come up with the concept for a film to create awareness about Covid-19.
    - 1 day ago 8 Apr 20, 10:01am -
  • Shutdown may delay real estate projects by a year

    Shutdown may delay real estate projects by a year

    Those who had booked apartments and were hoping to move in after the lockdown ends, be prepared for a long wait and pray the builder does not go bankrupt. Leading developers say the lockdown will lead to projects being delayed by a year.
    - 1 day ago 8 Apr 20, 9:41am -

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