’Tis The Season

After nearly two years of pandemic living, we are all ready to spend more time with friends and family. And mo...

Raw deal for the unborn

I am four months pregnant. Can I eat sushi? Raw, undercooked fish can be contaminated with bacteria and paras...

Right workout doesn’t kill

Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar suffered a fatal cardiac arrest as he was training in a gym a few weeks ago. Hi...

Who’s next?

For the third time Neena had to take leave for her brother’s Covid-19 vaccination. All three local vacci...

When sugar turns sour

November 14 was World Diabetes Day. On that day, we tried to remember the 63 million adults diagnosed with dia...

Medical flip-flops

When it comes to preventive health, few tenets are as entrenched as daily aspirin. For more than 30 years, man...

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

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.04.20

Jharkhand reports first Covid-19 death

Jharkhand reported its first Covid-19 death on Thursday, and the total number of novel coronavirus cases jumped to 13. Five cases were detected at Hindpiri locality in Ranchi, and four new cases were ...
By Vijay Deo Jha & Suresh Prasad Nikhar in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.04.20

Sweepers demand safety kits

Over 300 contract sweepers of Bokaro General Hospital on Thursday expressed concern over their safety after a 75-year-old man died of Covid-19 at the hospital, becoming the state’s first victim of t...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

North East  /  Published 09.04.20

Four buildings for quarantine

The Kamrup (metro) district administration on Thursday requisitioned four buildings, including a hotel and three community units, for being upgraded as quarantine shelters for health officials in Guwa...
By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.04.20

Doctors to CM: Extend lockdown

Extending the lockdown is the only way to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus in Jharkhand where four persons have tested positive so far, the medical fraternity told chief minister Hemant Soren ...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi


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