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The artists of Kumartuli wait for the Rathyatra days in July when booking for Durga idols starts frenetically.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Kolkata Durga idol makers anxious about business in second Covid-hit year

PTI | , Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 07:45 PM IST
  • The apprehension of a total lockdown after May 15 has made the 100-odd workers currently employed in the workshops scared "and they are planning to leave for their homes in districts"
Migrant workers board an overcrowded bus to return to their cities and villages after West Bengal imposed a coronavirus disease (Covid-19)-necessitated lockdown on May 6 to limit the spread of the virus. May 6, 2021. (Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)
Migrant workers board an overcrowded bus to return to their cities and villages after West Bengal imposed a coronavirus disease (Covid-19)-necessitated lockdown on May 6 to limit the spread of the virus. May 6, 2021. (Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)

With 127 new Covid-19 deaths, West Bengal registers highest single-day toll

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 08:01 AM IST
West Bengal Covid-19 update: The coronavirus caseload increased to 9,73,718 after the state also recorded its highest one-day spike of 19,436 fresh cases, the health department said.
Police officials said the accused will be produced before the Alipore court on Saturday.(Representational image)
Police officials said the accused will be produced before the Alipore court on Saturday.(Representational image)

BMW runs over 1 in Kolkata, cop among 3 injured

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2021 03:59 AM IST
Four persons, including the driver of the BMW that had a Delhi registration number, were arrested, police said.
Mamata Banerjee announced the slew of Covid-19 measures on her first day in office after assuming the post of the chief minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term.(File Photo / PTI)
Mamata Banerjee announced the slew of Covid-19 measures on her first day in office after assuming the post of the chief minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term.(File Photo / PTI)

Bengal's new Covid-19 curbs: 50% occupancy in Metro, limited gatherings

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 04:05 PM IST
West Bengal on Tuesday reported its highest single-day deaths of 107 Covid-19-affected patients, which took the state's death toll to 11,744, the health department said in a bulletin. Meanwhile, a record number of new cases were also registered
The Supreme Court said that West Bengal Housing Industry Regulation Act (HIRA) has failed to include valuable safeguards for the homebuyers'. (Representational Image)
The Supreme Court said that West Bengal Housing Industry Regulation Act (HIRA) has failed to include valuable safeguards for the homebuyers'. (Representational Image)

'Unconstitutional': Supreme Court strikes down Bengal law regulating real estate

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 01:58 PM IST
A bench of justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah said the West Bengal Housing Industry Regulation Act (HIRA), 2017 is more or less identical to the Centre's RERA and hence repugnant to Parliament's law.
Kolkata: A worker draws markers on the road to ensure social distancing as coronavirus cases spike across the country, outside Netaji Indoor Stadium on the eve of counting day of West Bengal Assembly Poll, in Kolkata, Saturday, May 1, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)
Kolkata: A worker draws markers on the road to ensure social distancing as coronavirus cases spike across the country, outside Netaji Indoor Stadium on the eve of counting day of West Bengal Assembly Poll, in Kolkata, Saturday, May 1, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)

West Bengal issues additional rules for Covid-19 partial lockdown. Check details

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 06:54 PM IST
In a new order, the West Bengal government informed that no more than 50 people are to be allowed in weddings and other congregations. Moreover, the principle of keeping shops open for three hours in the morning and for two in the evening would also now be applicable to all retail shops as well.
Other posts provide information on availability of medical oxygen cylinders in different pockets of south Kolkata and Hooghly district. (ANI Photo)
Other posts provide information on availability of medical oxygen cylinders in different pockets of south Kolkata and Hooghly district. (ANI Photo)

Netizens harness social media to help Covid-19 affected citizens

PTI | , Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 06:06 PM IST
  • Over 1000 youths have already joined the 'Covid-19 Helpdesk' started by Presidency University Students Council, a network on Facebook to share updates on matters like hospital beds and oxygen cylinders
Voters stand in long queues on polling day in West Bengal. The seventh phase of the state assembly elections will witness an intense battle across six constituencies in Dakshin Dinajpur, six in Malda, nine in Murshidabad, nine in Paschim Bardhaman, and four in Kolkata, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. (File Photo / Representational Image)
Voters stand in long queues on polling day in West Bengal. The seventh phase of the state assembly elections will witness an intense battle across six constituencies in Dakshin Dinajpur, six in Malda, nine in Murshidabad, nine in Paschim Bardhaman, and four in Kolkata, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. (File Photo / Representational Image)

17.95% voter turnout recorded till 9:35am in 7th phase of West Bengal elections

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 10:08 AM IST
A total of 268 candidates, including 37 women, are in the fray in the seventh and penultimate phase of the West Bengal elections. The Murshidabad district has reported the highest turnout so far with 19.53%, while Kolkata South reported the lowest so far with 13.07%.
As per the ministry, the state reported 11,948 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.(AFP)
As per the ministry, the state reported 11,948 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.(AFP)

West Bengal home secretary to hold meeting over Covid-19 situation in state

ANI |
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2021 04:42 PM IST
According to the Union health ministry, West Bengal is among the twelve states displaying an upward trajectory in daily new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases. The state reported 11,948 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
When produced at a court, the woman was sent to police custody till March 29.(Representational image)
When produced at a court, the woman was sent to police custody till March 29.(Representational image)

After dinner with father, Kolkata woman sets him on fire

PTI | , Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 11:26 PM IST
The woman went out with her father for dinner to a restaurant on Sunday night and got him drunk, then they went to the Chadpal Ghat on Strand Road for a stroll, a senior police officer said.
A section of Majerhat bridge collapsed in south Kolkata.(PTI Photo)
A section of Majerhat bridge collapsed in south Kolkata.(PTI Photo)

Kolkata bridge collapse kills 1, injures 19. Search continues for survivors

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Avijit Ghosal
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 11:38 PM IST
The bridge on Diamond Harbour Road in south Kolkata reportedly collapsed around 4.45 pm on Tuesday.
Vehicles ply on road during heavy rains in Kolkata.(PTI File Photo)
Vehicles ply on road during heavy rains in Kolkata.(PTI File Photo)

2 dead as 150-yr-old building collapses in Kolkata market

Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 12:19 PM IST
The incident happened around 2am when a two-storey “dilapidated” building came crumbling down at Baithakkhana Road in Muchipara Police station area of the city, an official said.
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