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Kolkata nurse stable, experts trying to ascertain cause behind illness post COVID vaccine jab

The health department official, who is also a prominent doctor, said the experts are examining her condition as of now, and the analysis might take some time.

published : 17 Jan 2021

Kolkata nurse loses consciousness after taking COVID vaccine, hospitalised

Thirteen other 'Adverse Event Following Immunisation' (AEFI) cases were also reported from various parts of the state but those were not serious.

published : 17 Jan 2021

Presidency University students organise sit-in demanding resumption of academic activities

Around 30 students participated in the sit-in outside the main gate on the footpath adjacent to College Street for about 22 hours from 4 pm on Wednesday.

published : 14 Jan 2021

Major fire at Kolkata slum leaves hundreds homeless, blaze under control after four hours

Twenty-seven fire tenders took around four hours to control the blaze that broke out around 6.55 pm in the Hazari Bustee on Kshirode Vidyavinode Avenue beside the Bagbazar Women's College.

published : 14 Jan 2021

Kolkata allocated highest number of COVID-19 vaccines in Bengal

North 24 Parganas district has been allocated the second-highest number of COVID vaccines at 47,000, followed by Murshidabad at 37,500, a senior health official said.

published : 14 Jan 2021

COVID museum on cards in Kolkata to commemorate pandemic fight

The museum will also have a memorial for the doctors who have succumbed to the disease.

published : 13 Jan 2021

Fire breaks out at Kolkata godown, no casualties

The fire was doused completely within an hour, a Kolkata Police officer said.

published : 13 Jan 2021

No e-passes needed in Kolkata Metro from Monday, weekday services to increase

The metro will also increase the frequency of its weekday services on the North-South Line from 228 to 240, the official said.

published : 13 Jan 2021

Bengali feature film on Rohingya issue screened at KIFF

The film, which has fictional elements, has been inspired by the real life story of a girl whose story was published in a journal.

published : 12 Jan 2021

First lot of COVID-19 vaccine vials to arrive in Kolkata on Tuesday

At the Bagbazar store, five walk-in-coolers (WICs) and four walk-in-freezers (WIFs) have been prepared to store the vials

published : 11 Jan 2021

Brown sugar worth Rs 50 lakh seized in Bengal's Malda

Following interrogation of the accused, a resident of Dakshin Laxmipur village, police seized around 2.5 kg of brown sugar from his house.

published : 10 Jan 2021

Gay cruising in the City of Joy: A quest for touch amidst Covid-19

During the lockdown, a sense of loneliness crept slowly into our lives and made its way into our hearts, refusing to leave. More so for the LGBTQ community.

published : 09 Jan 2021

NGOs come together to support trans community in Kolkata

29-year-old D Chatterjee, the only breadwinner in her family, lost her job as a dancer at weddings soon after the government of India put a halt to gatherings.

published : 08 Jan 2021

Imams' body to oppose AIMIM's entry into the West Bengal poll arena

The entry of AIMIM and Asaduddin Owaisi's alliance with Abbas is said to be aimed at chipping away at the minority vote share of the TMC.

published : 06 Jan 2021

Amit Shah likely to address Matuas to quell discontent ahead of West Bengal polls

The Matuas have been insisting that Shah visit their headquarters and let them know by when their demands for citizenship can be met.

published : 06 Jan 2021