World  /  Published 26.10.21

US: Travel restrictions to ease from Nov 8

The US will lift all restrictions for fully vaccinated international travellers, including from India, from November 8 but they will have to show proof of a negative coronavirus test before boarding a...
By Lalit K Jha in Washington

India  /  Published 26.10.21

Covid: daily cases lowest in 238 days

India saw a single-day rise of 12,428 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest in 238 days, while the active cases declined to 1,63,816, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. With the...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 25.10.21

Bengal: schools, colleges to reopen mid-November

Educational institutions in Bengal will open from mid-November, as announced on Monday by chief minister Mamata Banerjee at Siliguri, amid a rise in Covid cases across the state post-Durga Puja. &ldq...
By Arnab Ganguly in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 25.10.21

Ed Sheeran tests Covid positive

Popular British singer Ed Sheeran has tested positive for COVID-19 but the musician said he will continue to perform from home. In an Instagram post on Sunday, the singer shared his COVID-19 diagnosi...
By Our Bureau, PTI in London

India  /  Published 25.10.21

Covid: over 14k cases, 443 deaths

India logged 14,306 new COVID-19 cases, taking the virus tally to 3,41,89,774, while the active cases declined to 1,67,695, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The death to...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 25.10.21

Letters to the Editor: Amit Shah visits Jammu and Kashmir

Too little Sir — During his maiden visit to Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370, the Union home minister, Amit Shah, tried to woo the youth by alluring them with financial ben...

News  /  Published 24.10.21

Covid cases are rising, masks are falling

Covid cases are continuing to rise in in the city along with other parts of Bengal but many people still lack awareness, said government officials, doctors and public health experts. Many experts had...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

News  /  Published 24.10.21

Bengal: nudge for 2nd dose

The state health department is nudging people whose second doses of Covishield are due or those who have not taken their second dose within the mandatory 16 weeks, a senior official of the department ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.21

Contain zones back on table

The Bengal government has decided to emphasise on setting up containment zones again as Covid-19 cases have shown a spurt in some districts after Durga Puja. Chief secretary H.K. Dwivedi on Saturday ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.10.21

Durga Puja mirrors Bengal growth story in pandemic times

Besides cash, free electricity is another incentive for the organisers, though they have to submit a security deposit. The state had this year raised Rs 9.36 crore as a security deposit. “If th...
By Arnab Ganguly


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