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Kol: Former civic volunteer held for extortion

A former civic volunteer and his maternal uncle were arrested for threatening a former MMiC and present KMC ward coordinator from Jodhpur Park Ratan Dey and extorting mon

The Times of India 10 Aug 2020 10:00 am

Kol: Sr docs to update critical patients' data

The state health department has asked Aditi Dasgupta - a joint secretary in the department, now heading the data analysis cell - to provide the teams a list of critical p

The Times of India 10 Aug 2020 9:43 am

Kolkata: 3 charter flights to end int'l lull

Three charter flights from the UAE, scheduled to land in Kolkata between August 13 and 15, are set to end a month-long lull in international flight arrivals at the Kolkat

The Times of India 10 Aug 2020 9:30 am

Kol: 'Problems remain but we'll work around them'

Private hospitals in Kolkata have greeted the state order that restricts advance payment to 25% of estimated Covid-treatment cost or Rs 50,000,

The Times of India 10 Aug 2020 7:30 am

Fleeced by pvt facilities, patients seek relief

A screenshot of a provisional bill estimate from a private hospital in Kolkata, which adds up to Rs 10.4 lakh, has gone viral over social media and has raised questions a

The Times of India 10 Aug 2020 7:30 am

WB's Covid toll mounts to 2,059, tally 95,554

West Bengal reported 54 more Covid-19 fatalities on Sunday, raising the death toll to 2,059, the state's health department said in a bulletin.

The Times of India 10 Aug 2020 1:19 am

Siliguri topcop tests positive for Covid-19

Siliguri metropolitan police commissioner Tripurari Atharv has tested positive for Covid-19. He is currently in home isolation and his condition is stable.

The Times of India 9 Aug 2020 6:00 pm

Lockdown day: People rush for tests to avoid crowd

Several suspected or recovering Covid patients are scheduling their medical tests on lockdown days to avoid crowds at testing centres.

The Times of India 9 Aug 2020 12:06 pm

West Bengal: Corona impact on khunti puja

With barely 75 days to go, some Durga Puja organizers have started setting up pandals. Others are busy organising khunti pujas (the pre pandal-making event).

The Times of India 9 Aug 2020 12:05 pm

TMC MLA tests positive; Salim stable in Kolkata

Rukbanur Rehman, Trinamool Congress MLA from Nadia's Chapra, tested Covid positive at a private hospital in Kolkata on Saturday.Rehman was admitted to the hospital for a

The Times of India 9 Aug 2020 10:00 am

Kolkatas singing bars cook to survive

The famous (or infamous) singing bars of central Kolkata have done the pandemic pivot some in unexpected ways to stay afloat after the music fell silent in March, when

The Times of India 9 Aug 2020 9:30 am

WB govt caps pvt hosp advance deposit at Rs 50k

The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission (WBCERC) has barred private hospitals from charging more than 20% of the estimated cost of treatment or a max

The Times of India 9 Aug 2020 9:30 am

Condos join drive to help senior citizens

couple of days after chief minister Mamata Banerjee asked the civic bodies and cops to take care of the needs of elderly people staying at high-rises amid the pandemic, h

The Times of India 9 Aug 2020 8:07 am

Kolkata turns blind eye to people in distress

Two incidents on lockdown day, one of an MD student being hounded by neighbours after he tested Covid positive and another of an injured teenager whose uncle had to pedal

The Times of India 9 Aug 2020 8:06 am

14 Covid-19 patients die in Assam in 24 hours

Assams Covid-19 death count jumped to 140 after 14 patients succumbed in the last 24 hourseight of them being on Saturday. But, the mortality rate continue to remain arou

The Times of India 9 Aug 2020 2:00 am

Covid-19: Patient tries to jump off hospital

A Covid-19 patient in Kolkata tried to jump off a hospital building on Saturday after breaking the windowpane with an oxygen cylinder but was saved by an alert health wor

The Times of India 9 Aug 2020 12:54 am

KMC to watch condition of elderly living alone

As elederly citizens living alone, or with little manpower in high rises in the city face a tough time during the ongoing pandemic, Kolkata Municipal Corporation will coo

The Times of India 8 Aug 2020 10:51 pm

Lock-reserve at WBJEE e-counselling

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board is set to introduce sweeping changes in the counselling process to engineering, architecture and pharmacy streams this ye

The Times of India 8 Aug 2020 9:30 am

WB govt outreach plan with eye on senior citizens

To bridge the information gap, civic bodies and police in Kolkata, Salt Lake, New Town and Howrah will start a high-rise census to identify and reach out to elderly peopl

The Times of India 8 Aug 2020 7:30 am

Body lies for 18hrs as kin wait for documents

In yet another case of procedural delay to cremate a deceased Covid patient, the body of a 75-year-old woman was kept in her bedroom for 18 hours with the family members

The Times of India 8 Aug 2020 7:30 am

Kolkata: Green light for int'l charter flights

After prohibiting international flights from landing in Kolkata for over a month, the state government on Friday eased the restrictions by allowing international charter

The Times of India 8 Aug 2020 7:30 am

Cops tweak strategy to ensure Kol stays indoors

The city police has spent the past 48 hours sending out the message that anyone caught stepping out of their house without a valid reason may invite legal action against

The Times of India 8 Aug 2020 7:30 am

WB: 'Breastfeeding can mitigate climate change'

Connecting breastfeeding practice with climate change, the chief of Field office, UNICEF West Bengal Md Mohiuddin on Friday said, Breast milk substitutes production, pack

The Times of India 8 Aug 2020 1:58 am

Bengal: 3held for two-year-old bank fraud case

Cops probing into a two-year-old housing loan fraud arrested three persons, including one of the key fraudsters on Wednesday evening.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2020 2:19 pm

KMC, cops relax restrictions in some C-zones

At a time when Covid positive cases are rising, especially in some containment zones, Kolkata Police and Kolkata Municipal Corporation find it difficult to strictly imple

The Times of India 7 Aug 2020 10:00 am

Former WB transport minister passes away

Former transport minister and CPM central committee member Shyamal Chakraborty died at a Kolkata hospital on Thursday following a cardiac arrest. Chakraborty was aged 77

The Times of India 7 Aug 2020 10:00 am

West Bengal to conduct walk-ins for doctors

The state government has decided to hold walk-in interviews to recruit doctors, bypassing the usual process followed by the West Bengal Health Recruitment Board (WBHRB) o

The Times of India 7 Aug 2020 8:11 am

Low-key Independence Day celebrations in WB

The Bengal government has decided to hold a low-key Independence Day celebration this year.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2020 8:09 am

Take care of hsg soc elders, CM tells youngsters

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday stressed on the need for community support in these times of pandemic and asked younger residents of housing complexes to take

The Times of India 7 Aug 2020 7:30 am

Kolkata: 3 arrested in home loan fraud case

Cops probing into a two year old housing loan fraud have arrested three persons including one of the key fraudsters on Wednesday evening. They were produced before a Salt

The Times of India 7 Aug 2020 1:51 am

Manipur: 'No hosp can deny service to patients'

Manipur government on Thursday passed an order saying that all government and private hospitals in the state have to mandatorily provide prompt service to all patients, w

The Times of India 6 Aug 2020 11:10 pm

CPM leader Shyamal Chakraborty dies of Covid

Five persons were reported missing in collapse of some houses after a landslide in the Bramhagiri hills near Talakaveri in Karnataka's Kodagu district following heavy rai

The Times of India 6 Aug 2020 6:00 pm

Most Kolkata gyms ready to resume ops

A majority of gyms across the city are set to resume operations from Thursday, albeit with a handful of members on the floor at a time and following all social distancing

The Times of India 6 Aug 2020 3:02 pm

Rural WB's fertility rate dips 22.7% in a decade

Rural Bengal has seen a sharp drop in fertility rate, compared with urban Bengals, latest Census data indicate.

The Times of India 6 Aug 2020 9:30 am

Med bill shocker: Help pours in for cops kin

After the death of a Covid warrior cop, who battled the virus for over three weeks at three different hospitals, his colleagues in Kolkata Police have decided to extend t

The Times of India 6 Aug 2020 7:56 am

Covid warrior Bidhannagar councillor dies

Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation Ward 6 councillor Subhash Bose (63) died on Wednesday morning. According to civic officials, Bose had tested positive for Covid and was

The Times of India 6 Aug 2020 7:56 am

WBs docs death: Colleagues vow to fight on

The death of a 36-year-old doctor on Tuesday has shaken his colleagues and other young doctors, but the medical fraternity vowed to carry on their fight against Covid-19

The Times of India 6 Aug 2020 7:54 am

Covid: WB govt ramps up hospital beds

The spike in Covid cases in Kolkata and its immediate suburbs North 24 Parganas and Howrah has prompted the state government to increase beds in the state-run Covid fac

The Times of India 6 Aug 2020 7:31 am

Rain likely to lash Kolkata for two more days

The Times of India 6 Aug 2020 7:30 am