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Karate for mind, body & spirit

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Blood pressure: New normal

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Jaundice decoded

Jaundice, contrary to popular perception, is not a disease. It is a generic descriptive term for increased qua...

Survivors’ tale

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Egg-citing advice

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Knee is the key

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World  /  Published 10.04.20

Global toll surges towards 100,000

Never have so many millions so suddenly lost their jobs. Never has the US government vowed to spend so much money all at once to stave off economic ruin. Still, never has the financial security of so ...
By New York Times News Service and Reuters in New York

World  /  Published 10.04.20

Rohingya camps under lockdown

Bangladesh has imposed a “complete lockdown” in Cox’s Bazar district — home to over a million Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Myanmar — to halt the spread of coronavirus, officials have ...
By AFP in

Health  /  Published 25.09.18

No such thing as a healthy smoker

Indians don’t just smoke cigarettes but also bidis, chillums and hookahs. Hookah bars are very popular among youngsters who are under the mistaken impression that passing tobacco smoke through water...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

North East  /  Published 10.04.20

Second case identified in Tripura

The second Covid-19 case was identified in Tripura on Friday.As many as 35 Covid-19 positive cases have been reported from the Northeast till Friday. According to the latest figures, 29 positive cases...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

North East  /  Published 10.04.20

No shortage of medicines

Patients suffering from HIV/AIDS, who are entirely dependent on life-saving drugs, claim that they are not facing any problems in getting their daily supply of essential medicines and monthly check-up...
By Sanjana Bordoloi in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 10.04.20

Guwahati mosque Covid-19 hotspot: Sarma

The Athgaon Kabarstan Masjid here was sealed on Friday after three positive Covid-19 patients were found to have attended a religious function at the mosque with 100 others last month.After a person f...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 10.04.20

Sarbananda Sonowal directive

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday directed the deputy commissioner of South Salmara-Mankachar district to take immediate steps to check the movement of any person to the “no man’s ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 10.04.20

Online class aids students

The education department has launched a distance learning programme in Assam Hailakandi’s district to aid academic activity after closure of schools owing to the lockdown.The information and communi...
By Satananda Bhattacharjee in Hailakandi

North East  /  Published 10.04.20

Take over BTC: Ripun to Mukhi

Assam PCC president Ripun Bora on Friday wrote to governor Jagdish Mukhi urging him to take over the administration of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) on expiry of its term on April 26.The five...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 09.04.20

2 Calcutta doctors in corona fight in north

Two senior doctors from Calcutta reached Siliguri on Thursday on the instructions of chief minister Mamata Banerjee and held meetings with local health department officials to discuss ways to treat Co...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri


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