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Post Covid, Kolkata saw 31.5% drop in suicides last year | Kolkata News – Times of India

KOLKATA: The city recorded a 31.5% drop in suicides last year, compared to Covid-hit 2021, according to figures released recently by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), released recently. The data serves as a pointer to just how much impact the pandemic had on citizens’ mental health, said experts.The report, called ‘Accidental Deaths and Suicides […]

Still from Bo Thet Htun’s ‘Dancing in the Dark’ that is part of “Broken Dreams” | Kolkata News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Bo Thet Htun, a 36-year-old exiled director from Myanmar who lives in Thailand now, arrived in Kolkata on Tuesday morning to attend the inaugural ceremony of the 29th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). He is part of a group of eight exiled Myanmar filmmakers called The Ninefold Mosaic who have directed a film titled […]

Quick nod to building plans on plots up to 7 cottahs from Jan Kolkata | Kolkata News – Times of India

Kolkata: In January, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will roll out a special sop for owners of small plots, enabling them to start construction of houses within a week of submitting building plans. Deviating from the erstwhile process of mandatory submission of a plan to the KMC buildings department and waiting for a long time […]

Kolkata to host four-day nephrology conference from December 14 | Kolkata News – Times of India

KOLKATA: The Indian Society of Nephrology Conference (ISNCON) is poised to make history by returning to Kolkata after nearly a decade. Scheduled to commence on December 14 in the City of Joy, the four-day event anticipates the participation of over 2000 nephrologists, post-graduates, and medical practitioners from across the country.ISNCON 2023 will feature six groundbreaking […]

Seat-sharing need of the hour, says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee; to skip INDIA meet | Kolkata News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Only pre-poll seat-sharing by INDIA bloc parties could prevent BJP from returning to office in 2024, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said here on Monday, adding that she would not be attending the bloc’s meeting in Delhi on Wednesday.Banerjee’s statement – that she would not attend Wednesday’s meeting at Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge’s residence because […]