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India  /  Published 18.04.20

Tests low, cases high: why it is so

Bengal, among all states, has tested the fewest number of people for the coronavirus but has the second-highest positivity rate after Delhi, possibly because its screening process is focused on high-r...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.04.20

Migrant falls and dies on PM’s turf

Ramji Mahto had set out for home and had covered around two-thirds of the distance when he collapsed on the road.Taken to a hospital, the 45-year-old migrant from Begusarai, Bihar, was declared dead o...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

North East  /  Published 17.04.20

People continue to flout norms

Several people in the city allegedly continued to defy regulations on Friday, the third day of the second phase of the lockdown.A police source said scores of people had gathered at the Uzan Bazar fis...
By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 17.04.20

NFR plans to make 2000 PPEs

The Indian Railways planned to produce 1.3 lakh personal protective equipment (PPEs) for healthcare professionals to fight against Covid-19 within May. Of them, 30,000 will be produced by the end of A...
By Satananda Bhattacharjee in Hailakandi

Health  /  Published 02.10.18

To beat pregnancy weight gain, start early

For years, maternal health experts have worried about a troubling statistic: more than half of all pregnant women in the US are overweight or obese when they conceive, putting them and their children ...
By Anahad O’Connor/NYTNS

World  /  Published 16.04.20

Wear masks in public, orders NY

Imposing a stricter measure to control the spread of the coronavirus, governor Andrew M. Cuomo said on Wednesday that he would start requiring people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in pub...
By Luis Ferré-Sadurní and Maria Cramer/ New York Times News Service in New York

World  /  Published 16.04.20

US virus testing falls woefully short

Flawed tests, scarce supplies and limited access to screening have hurt the US’s ability to monitor Covid-19, governors and health officials warn.As President Trump pushes to re-open the economy, mo...
By New York Times News Service in New York

Calcutta  /  Published 16.04.20

Fever clinic on Belle Vue premises

Belle Vue Clinic has set up a fever clinic outside the hospital building, the culmination of a process that officials said got delayed because of the lockdown. The fever clinic started earlier this we...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 16.04.20

Appeal from pig farmers

Pig farmers of Assam have sought the government’s help to allow sale of pork in all pork-consuming districts.A memorandum stating that the rise of swine fever has taken a toll on pig population, was...
By Hiranya Barman in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 30.09.18

Heartbreaking news, not heart transplant, twice in one month

A 44-year-old woman battling end-stage heart failure was on Sunday wheeled into an operating theatre for a transplant, only to learn that the surgery wouldn’t happen because the donated organ had be...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta


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