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  • newKumartuli: Idol sales dip as pandemic hits small industries

    Kumartuli: Idol sales dip as pandemic hits small industries

    The sale of Vishwakarma idols in Kumartuli has declined by almost 25 to 40% this year. This is a grim indicator of the financial distress in small and medium scale industries in the city and its suburbs where the deity is worshipped every September 17 followed by feasts.
    - 3 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 2:39pm -
  • newTwin festivals, floods send fish prices through the roof

    Twin festivals, floods send fish prices through the roof

    Fish prices have soared in city markets following a spurt in demand due to twin festivals this week and hiccups in supply owing to flood situation in coastal regions.
    - 4 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 1:49pm -
  • newKol: Pvt hosps slam brakes on Swasthya Sathi admissions

    Kol: Pvt hosps slam brakes on Swasthya Sathi admissions

    Admission of patients under the Swasthya Sathi (SS) scheme — a subsidized state government insurance plan that offers coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh a year — has been stalled at several city private hospitals which have “ run out of beds” to accommodate these patients.
    - 6 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 11:30am -
  • newKolkata: Interior designer found dead in Taltala house

    Kolkata: Interior designer found dead in Taltala house

    A 51-year-old interior designer was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside his residence at Taltala’s Doctor Lane late on Wednesday night. The man’s neighbours alerted the police after a foul smell began to emit from the house, where Asish Philip Gomes lived. Cops broke open the door to find the body lying on the bed.
    - 7 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 10:28am -
  • newKolkata: Police trace Behala murder victim’s phone

    Kolkata: Police trace Behala murder victim’s phone

    Cops have finally recovered the cellphone of the woman who was murdered along with her son in Behala’s Senpally 10 days ago. Two brothers Sanjay and Sandep Das, cousins of the murdered woman Sushmita Mondal, have been arrested. Her son Tamajit had used the cellphone in online classes.
    - 7 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 10:26am -
  • newEconomic offences dip by a third in Kolkata in 2 years

    Economic offences dip by a third in Kolkata in 2 years

    City cops in 2020 registered 1,817 cases involving economic offences, which was far less less than 2,729 cases registered in 2018, according to NCRB data on all economic offences in the country for 2020.
    - 7 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 10:17am -
  • newSecond Covid jab share now 60% at KMC units

    Second Covid jab share now 60% at KMC units

    Even as queues for the second vaccine dose that had suddenly lengthened in end-August have started thinning at private hospitals this week, civic clinics have seen a steady swell in the number of recipients with second dose recipients outnumbering first dose ones by a ratio of 60:40.
    - 8 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 9:48am -
  • newBengal: Maths and language worry in Covid year

    Bengal: Maths and language worry in Covid year

    More than half the primary school students in Bengal were struggling to cope with their studies amid the year-and-a-half-long disruption caused by the pandemic, revealed a study by Siksha Alochana, a collective of teachers and educationists. But all children were impatient to rejoin school, the common refrain being “when will our schools open? We want to be back to school”.
    - 8 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 9:30am -
  • newKolkata poison info unit finds place on WHO global list

    Kolkata poison info unit finds place on WHO global list

    The poison information centre (PIC) at RG Kar Medial College has received WHO recognition and has been enlisted in the world health body’s Global Health Observatory under the directory of world poison centres. Only nine centres from India have bagged a place in the WHO directory, with the PIC in RG Kar being the only one attached with a government-run hospital. Other names on the list include AIIMS New Delhi and CMC Vellore.
    - 8 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 9:30am -
  • newBelur Math to stay shut for 9 days during festive season

    Belur Math to stay shut for 9 days during festive season

    Belur Math will be out of bounds to visitors during Durga Puja. On Mahalaya, October 6, and then for eight days of the Pujas, starting from October 9 (Chaturthi) to October 16 (Ekadashi), the gates will remain shut for devotees to avoid crowding. According to an official announcement made on Thursday, the premises will also remain out of bounds on November 10, Chhath Puja.
    - 8 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 9:30am -
  • newPatnaik opens Rs 1,500-cr refinery expansion

    Patnaik opens Rs 1,500-cr refinery expansion

    Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday virtually inaugurated the expansion of Utkal Alumina International Limited’s alumina refinery from 1.5 MTPA to 2 MTPA at Doraguda, Kashipur in Rayagada district.
    - 16 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 1:29am -
  • newAssam: Physical classes for Std X from Sept 20

    Assam: Physical classes for Std X from Sept 20

    State education minister Dr Ranoj Pegu said that after a review of the Covid-19 situation in the next 10 days, the government will take a decision on the re-opening of other classes.
    - 20 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 9:23pm -
  • new#DurgaPuja2021: ‘Phygital shopping’ comes to the rescue of Puja shoppers

    #DurgaPuja2021: ‘Phygital shopping’ comes to the rescue of Puja shoppers


    - 24 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 5:50pm -
  • West Bengal: Social media helps find missing youth

    West Bengal: Social media helps find missing youth

    Twenty-eight hours after an 18-year-old student had gone missing from his Rajarhat home, the police and his family members managed to track him down with the help of social media.
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 2:56pm -
  • WB CM reaches out to Punjabi community in Bhowanipore

    WB CM reaches out to Punjabi community in Bhowanipore

    Bonding between Punjabis and Bengalis on her lips, quoting from the national anthem and voicing support for the farmers’ movement, chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday reached out to a cluster of Sikh and Punjabi voters who constitute 10% of the electorate in Bhowanipore.
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 11:30am -
  • Kolkata is country’s safest metro to live in, yet again

    Kolkata is country’s safest metro to live in, yet again

    Kolkata has gained the top spot in the list of the country’s safest cities for the year 2020, with the lowest rate of cognizable offences recorded, according to the just-released 2020 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) crime report.
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 11:13am -
  • 1st day of reopening: Alipore zoo gets 1.2k visitors

    1st day of reopening: Alipore zoo gets 1.2k visitors

    Alipore zoo, along with other zoos in the state, deer parks and Siliguri’s Bengal Safari, reopened after more than five months on Wednesday, following the Covid second-wave break.
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 10:24am -
  • Kol: Covid, high price dampeners for kite-flying this season

    Kol: Covid, high price dampeners for kite-flying this season

    In the run-up to Vishwakarma Puja, the spirit and business of the kite-makers is not soaring high. A combination of factors, including the pandemic, farmers’ agitation in northern India, rising prices and unavailability of skilled makers, is threatening the traditional sport of kite-flying this Vishwakarma Puja.
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 10:23am -
  • WB boy gets 100 percentile, ranks 18th in JEE Mains

    WB boy gets 100 percentile, ranks 18th in JEE Mains

    Fever, tuberculosis and a surgery could not come in the way of Bratin Mandal’s success. Mandal on Wednesday emerged as the only student from Bengal among 44 candidates across the country to have scored a 100 percentile in JEE (Mains). The boy from Shantipur on Nadia has an all-India rank of 18. Bratin, who came third in state JEE, has secured a berth in IISc, Bangalore but he still wants to appear for JEE (Advanced) to take a shot at IIT Delhi.
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 10:01am -
  • Kol: Cops focus on cyber crime after 5-fold rise in 2 yrs

    Kol: Cops focus on cyber crime after 5-fold rise in 2 yrs

    A five-fold rise in cyber crime cases in Kolkata over two years reflects the increased online engagement of citizens in the post-pandemic scenario, felt cops. While 32 FIRs pertaining to cyber crime were registered in 2018, the number shot up to 172 in 2020. Though the spike in Kolkata is significant, the number is miniscule when compared to Bengaluru (8,892) and Hyderabad (2,553).
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 9:30am -

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