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  • newRural Bengal takes Covid safety to heart

    Rural Bengal takes Covid safety to heart

    An experiment conducted among 2.5 million cellphone users in rural Bengal by a team of US-based researchers — including Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo — has indicated that direct messaging by a respected public figure can persuade more people to report Covid-related health symptoms and adopt better hygiene measures.
    - 2 hours ago 15 Jul 20, 11:30am -
  • newCovid beds: Govt eager to push hotel-hosp tie-up

    Covid beds: Govt eager to push hotel-hosp tie-up

    The Bengal government is keen to facilitate a tie-up between hotels and hospitals to overcome the crisis of Covid beds in Kolkata and Howrah.
    - 2 hours ago 15 Jul 20, 11:30am -
  • newKMC struggles with window for Covid-19 cremation

    KMC struggles with window for Covid-19 cremation

    A 10-hour window to cremate those dying of Covid is proving impossible for Kolkata municipal corporation with only one of the twin furnaces at Dhapa functioning properly. Though the civic body is attempting to operate the other furnace to keep pace with the bodies arriving at the crematorium
    - 55 mins ago 15 Jul 20, 10:21am -
  • new'Onus of providing newer Covid drugs on hosps'

    'Onus of providing newer Covid drugs on hosps'

    The state government stepped in on Tuesday and directed all hospitals, including Covid facilities, to arrange for the newer drugs for corona treatment and do not pass this ‘burden’ on to the patient party.
    - 55 mins ago 15 Jul 20, 10:21am -
  • newGovernment extends stricter lockdown in Kolkata

    Government extends stricter lockdown in Kolkata

    Strict containment measures in Kolkata had been extended till July 19, said a state notification on Tuesday.
    - 47 mins ago 15 Jul 20, 10:13am -
  • newTotal lockdown extended in containment zones

    Total lockdown extended in containment zones

    The West Bengal government on Tuesday extended till July 19 the total lockdown in containment zones to stem the spike in COVID-19 cases.
    - 4 hours ago 15 Jul 20, 5:39am -
  • newAssam loses 99 lives to Covid, flood in 14 weeks

    Assam loses 99 lives to Covid, flood in 14 weeks

    Assam is battling twin attacks from a global pandemic and an annual natural disaster. 13 lives have been lost in 24 hours—four to Covid-19 and nine in flood. Altogether 99 people have died due to both causes in the state in 14 weeks.
    - 5 hours ago 15 Jul 20, 4:12am -
  • newKMDA to take up flyover road surface, pothole

    KMDA to take up flyover road surface, pothole

    The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) is engaging an agency to take up work of covering up some potholes that have developed on the road surface of Ultadanga flyover using cold mix technique. The selected agency will also remove the chock points on the flyover if any and will repair the rain water down pipeline to prevent waterlogging after heavy rains.
    - 7 hours ago 15 Jul 20, 1:58am -
  • newHotels offer rooms for asymptomatic patients

    Hotels offer rooms for asymptomatic patients

    Some budget hotels in the metropolis have proposed to act as satellite centres for asymptomatic Covid-19 patients to meet the demand for beds in overburdened hospitals and at the same time tide over dwindling footfalls in their properties due to the pandemic, an umbrella body for hotels said.
    - 9 hours ago 15 Jul 20, 12:36am -
  • newWB: One detained in death case of BJP leader

    WB: One detained in death case of BJP leader

    West Bengal CID detained a person named in the purported suicide note of BJP leader Debendra Nath Roy from Malda district on Tuesday, a senior officer said.
    - 10 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 11:41pm -
  • newDamaged embankments: WB seeks NABARD's help

    Damaged embankments: WB seeks NABARD's help

    The West Bengal government has sought assistance from NABARD for repairing embankments damaged by cyclone Amphan that barrelled through the state in May, an official said on Tuesday.
    - 11 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 9:59pm -
  • newSome gain, some lose from CBSE marking formula

    Some gain, some lose from CBSE marking formula

    The CBSE Class XII results, which were based on a formula that had been framed after some of the examinsations were cancelled due to the pandemic-induced lockdown, brought cheer for some students but many felt they could have secured better marks if given a chance to take the remaining subjects.
    - 17 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 4:43pm -
  • newHotels offer to house mild corona patients

    Hotels offer to house mild corona patients

    The Hotel and Restaurants Association of Eastern India (HRAEI) has offered the medical fraternity hotel rooms to house Covid patients with mild symptoms to tide over the crisis of beds that the city is currently staring at.
    - 22 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 11:30am -
  • newHotels to deliver food, drinks to your doorstep

    Hotels to deliver food, drinks to your doorstep

    The Hotel and Restaurants Association of Eastern India (HRAEI) is launching its own startup to home-deliver food and drinks. The development comes after reports of delivery persons with existing aggregators increasingly contracting Covid-19 surfaced. The service is called ‘vineOdine’, through which customers can order food and beverages, which will be handled by staffers of the the respective restaurants.
    - 23 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 10:04am -
  • new3-day-week start for shops in CBD, Salt Lake

    3-day-week start for shops in CBD, Salt Lake

    Almost two-third of nearly 25,000 traders, spread between Esplanade and Strand Road in the central business district, kept their shops opened on Monday, the first day of the three-day-week model. Markets in Salt Lake have also started following even-odd day pattern to reduce crowd.
    - 23 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 9:59am -
  • newCorona victim’s body lies outside home for 7 hrs

    Corona victim’s body lies outside home for 7 hrs

    A 54-year-old woman who lost her battle against Covid didn’t find peace even in death. The resident of a high-rise in Howrah’s Agrasen Street died on her way to hospital on Monday. As her Covid report came in after her death, the neighbours refused to let her family take her inside the apartment.
    - 24 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 9:50am -
  • newMetro work stalled after 20 test Covid positive

    Metro work stalled after 20 test Covid positive


    - 24 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 9:39am -
  • newSunday downpour claims 1, floods parts of Kolkata

    Sunday downpour claims 1, floods parts of Kolkata

    A 43-year-old man was found reportedly electrocuted around 11.30pm on Sunday when he was returning home from a hosiery factory in waterlogged stretch amid pouring rain. The incident was reported from the Saheb Bagan area in front of 18, East Canal Road under Maniktala police station.
    - 24 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 9:38am -
  • newCalcutta high court to stay shut till July 19

    Calcutta high court to stay shut till July 19

    Calcutta high court would remain closed till July 19, said an order issued by the HC Chief Justice, TBN Radhakrishnan, on Monday.
    - 24 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 9:37am -
  • newFee: Parents, schools harden stand in Kolkata

    Fee: Parents, schools harden stand in Kolkata


    - 24 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 9:35am -

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