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Jharkhand  /  Published 14.04.20

Families usher in New Year with video calls

Video calls instead of visiting each other’s homes. Cook-ins instead of a lavish restaurant buffet. Bengalis, Tamilians, Malayalis and the Assamese heralded a simple New Year on Tuesday.In Ranchi, t...
By Achintya Ganguly & Antara Bose in Ranchi/Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 13.04.20

Sikkim to get lab for Covid-19 test

The Sikkim government has started work on setting up a laboratory at the New STNM Hospital in Sochaygang near here to conduct tests for Covid-19.P.T. Bhutia, the director general-cum-secretary of the ...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Gangtok

World  /  Published 13.04.20

Spain eases curbs

Spain, one of the countries worst hit by the global coronavirus epidemic, on Monday started to ease tough lockdown restrictions that have kept people confined to their homes for more than a month and ...
By Reuters in Madrid

India  /  Published 12.04.20

In Bengal, face cover mandatory

The Bengal government on Sunday made covering the mouth and the nose mandatory for everyone, especially when in public places, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.An order issued by chief secreta...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 12.04.20

Assam to go by Centre’s lockdown direction

A meeting of the council of ministers here on Sunday decided that the Assam government would not take any decision on lockdown and go by whatever direction is issued by the Centre. The one-hour meetin...
By Rajiv Konwar in Guwahati

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.04.20

Coronavirus-hit man boards packed train, trucks

The second Covid-19 patient of the district, currently under treatment at the HZB Arogyam Multispeciality Hospital, had travelled in a packed train compartment and then boarded two mini trucks to reac...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

North East  /  Published 12.04.20

Say a prayer for grace

Light a candle, say a prayer, resonated across Meghalaya on Sunday as the people, led by chief minister Conrad K. Sangma, prayed and interceded for the world.Meghalaya Prays, an initiative of the chie...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong

World  /  Published 11.04.20

China reports rise in new cases

China reported on Saturday a rise in new coronavirus infections, mostly in travellers arriving from abroad, as doctors in the central city of Wuhan, where the virus initially emerged, warned its behav...
By Reuters

World  /  Published 11.04.20

Scientists in vaccine hope amid PPE row

With the Prime Minister Boris Johnson away for the foreseeable future, the strains in government are beginning to show with a huge row developing over the lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).T...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 26.09.18

Attitudes towards suicide worsen the problem

September 10 was World Suicide Prevention Day. On that day this year, according to media reports, a 15-year-old girl in Aligarh set herself alight with kerosene after telling her father that she had b...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty


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