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Calcutta  /  Published 05.04.20

1,425 beds for Covid-19

The four Covid-19 hospitals in the city will have a total of 1,425 beds, the state health department has announced.The New Town campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI), MR Bangur Hospi...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 05.04.20

26 Covid-19 cases in Assam

Covid-19 cases in Assam shot up to 26 after one more positive case was detected in Cachar district on Saturday night, the second case in Barak Valley. The person was found to have attended the Nizamud...
By Pranjal Baruah and Satananda Bhattacharjee in Hailakandi

Calcutta  /  Published 05.04.20

ICMR changes test protocol

The Indian Council of Medical Research has advised all states and union territories to begin antibody-based blood tests in addition to swab tests to identify patients with the novel coronavirus.The ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 05.04.20

Hurdles in LPG delivery

The delivery of LPG cylinders across Assam has been hit by twin problems — barricading of roads by people in towns and villages to prevent the entry of outsiders and delivery boys being allegedly lo...
By Sanjana Bordoloi in Guwahati

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.04.20

Jharkhand gets its third coronavirus case

Jharkhand reported its third confirmed Covid-19 patient on Sunday from Bokaro, after the first two from Ranchi and Hazaribagh last week. The woman who tested positive is in her 40s and a resident of a...
By Vijay Deo Jha & Suresh Prasad Nikhar in Ranchi

India  /  Published 04.04.20

Modi phone call with Trump

Amid criticism in both countries for their delayed response to Covid-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump on Saturday decided to “deploy the full strength” of the bilateral ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 04.04.20

4 released from Beleghata hospital on Saturday

Bengal’s health department has started identifying potential clusters or hotspots of Covid-19 cases, chief secretary Rajiva Sinha said at a news conference on Saturday.“We have started work to ide...
By Subhajoy Roy and Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 04.04.20

Mizoram team for lockdown extension

A medical operation team of Mizoram, which was formed to tackle the rapid spread of novel coronavirus, has proposed extension of the lockdown for another 14 days to contain the deadly virus in the sta...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

North East  /  Published 04.04.20

University develops face shields

After IIT Guwahati, Tezpur University has joined the fight against coronavirus by developing face shields that can be used by medical staff as a protective device against Covid-19. The face shields ca...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

Health  /  Published 13.07.19

Get swinging if a kettlebell championship is on your mind

The sport of kettlebell is increasingly becoming popular to the point of several competitions and international meets being held in India. It’s very important for athletes to find the correct way to...
By Samrat Sen in


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