Bengal's Covid-19 tally crosses 30,000-mark

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West Bengal's Covid-19 tally crossed the 30,000-mark on Sunday with record 1,560 new cases reported from different parts of the state, according to a bulletin issued by the health department.

Mom donates kidney to son after both defeat Covid

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In perhaps the first instance of Covid survivors participating in an organ transplant surgery in India, a 65-year-old mother donated one of her kidneys to her 38-year-old son at a city hospital last week, days after both recovered from an attack of the novel coronavirus.

Hindutva leader Tapan Ghosh dies battling Covid

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Hindutva leader Tapan Ghosh, who had tested positive for Covid-19, died at a hospital on Sunday, his associates said

Edu institutions asked to observe cleaning week

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With the dengue scare looming large, The New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) have requested educational institutions located in New Town to observe a cleaning week to prevent stagnant water accumulation within their campuses.

Burrabazar: Resource worry for police as cases rise

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Spike in Covid-19 cases, non-compliance of safety guidelines and the need for constant supervision of crowded markets in the wholesale hub of Burrabazar has stretched the cops for their resources. Burrabazar not only has the highest number of wholesale and retail markets along with high footfalls everyday, it has also registered one of the highest number of Covid-19 cases (250 estimated) till now.

21-yr-old student crusader shot dead in Titagarh

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In a rerun of the 2014 murder of Bamangachhi’s anti-hooch crusader Sourav Chowdhury, a college student was gunned down by criminals in Titagarh on Friday night for raising voice against the activities of a local gangster.

Covid: Govt hosps running out of beds in Kolkata

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It is not only private hospitals that are running out of Covid beds. Government health facilities in Kolkata, too, have started feeling the pressure with Covid cases spiralling rapidly in the city and its vicinity.

Bengal: Man stabs wife and her father to death

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A woman and her septuagenarian foster father from Subhash Gram, Sonarpur, were stabbed to death at their residence on Saturday. The husband of the woman went missing after the incident.

Kolkata: 17-year-old girl raped in New Town

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6 NSCN-IM rebels killed in Arunachal Pradesh

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A team of Indian Army, Assam Rifles and Arunachal Police in a joint operation killed six active rebels of NSCN (I-M) near Nginu in Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh in the early hours of Saturday.

Eden turns quarantine centre for affected cops

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Eden Gardens, the first stadium to host a cricket World Cup final outside England and the venue of India’s first day-night Test, has had another first thrust on it by Covid-19: it is now going to be the first cricket stadium of its stature in the country to be converted into a quarantine centre.

Kol: Civid bodies to resolve waterlogging issue

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Mystery shrouds 10-year-old’s death in Alipore

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A 10-year-old girl was allegedly found dead at her New Alipore home under mysterious circumstances. According to cops, the girl — a resident of E Block — was standing near the window of her residence at 3pm on Friday when, according to her family, she suddenly saw something and fainted.

45-year-old Kol traffic volunteer dies of Covid

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A 45-year-old civic volunteer of Kolkata traffic police, Subrata Das — serving with the east traffic guard — lost his life while battling Covid on Sunday. He is the third personnel associated with Kolkata Police who died after contracting the virus and the second from the traffic wing.

Kol: ‘False positive’ results add to bed crisis

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Even as some experts feel that the novel coronavirus might be losing some of its virulence, the dead virus is lingering on in some patients, throwing up ‘false positive’ reports in those who have completely recovered and are in no danger, either to themselves or to others. This is keeping hospital beds occupied longer than strictly required and denying beds to patients who genuinely need them, feel doctors.

Kolkata: Drones to help cops check violations

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The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and Kolkata Police have decided to put emphasis on slums and mixed zones to contain the spread of coronavirus after reports of multiple violations reached them on Saturday. While police will take help of technology and manpower to clamp a total lockdown on slums, the KMC teams have decided to visit all affected apartments in the quickest possible time to carry out necessary tests.

Odd-even rule at 25k Kolkata shops from today

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Nearly 25,000 shops in the Central Business District will follow the even-odd day rule from Monday after its members agreed to a three-day-a-week format. Traders’ bodies felt that keeping groups of shops open on alternate days will significantly reduce the pressure of the customers that they had been facing for past few weeks since the unlock was announced.

Lockdown, pricey diesel push up veggie prices

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The new lockdown in certain areas in Bengal, supply problems, expensive diesel and the long suspension of suburban trains have again pushed up vegetable prices. If the price rise of perishable items has been sharp, that of semi-perishable items, like potato, which can be hoarded easily, has been even steeper.

House parties: The new challenge in virus fight

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The cops and healthcare workers in certain pockets of the city are facing a new adversary in their fight against Covid-19 — ‘get-togethers’ and ‘house parties’ that are termed high-risk activities as they take place in an enclosed space and make social distancing difficult.

West Bengal: Students seek stay on MBBS exams

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A section of MBBS students from West Bengal University of Health Sciences has filed a petition in the Calcutta High Court against conducting the second professional MBBS and third professional Part I MBBS examinations from July 14 to 21, seeking a stay due to the Covid-19 situation.

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