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Covid 19
West Bengal  /  Published 29.05.22

Manab: TMC’s beacon of hope

Bengal on Saturday reported 38 new Covid-19 cases, 41 recoveries and no death. The state has 341 active cases of which 20 are in hospital. The positive confirmation rate on Saturday was 0.45 per cent...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore

Health  /  Published 28.05.22

Nasal vaccine: how it works against Covid

Imagine inhaling just a few drops of liquid or mist to get protected from COVID-19. That is the idea behind nasal COVID-19 vaccines, and they have been getting a lot of attention recently as a spray ...
By Mayuresh Abhyankar in Charlottesville, Virginia

News  /  Published 28.05.22

Made with love in Cooch Behar, sold online for entire India

A group of domestic workers in Cooch Behar in north Bengal are making bags that are being sold online all over the country. The women learnt the skill when they had no livelihood in the pandemic. But...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.05.22

Another model found dead in Kolkata, finger at Covid job loss and lack of work

A private car and two two-wheelers were damaged after a truck hit them near Ballykhal in Howrah early on Friday, police said. The truck was travelling from Uttarpara to Bally in Howrah when the drive...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri and Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 28.05.22

Bid to check anomalies

The Bengal government has taken a first-of-its-kind initiative to plug loopholes in the implementation process of projects taken up under the 100-day job scheme and sent a detailed list of dos and don...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

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India  /  Published 27.05.22

Co-WIN: for all vaccines soon

The Union government is planning to repurpose the Co-WIN platform for India's Universal Immunisation Programme and other national health programmes while continuing with its current function of re...
By Payal Banerjee in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 27.05.22

When India’s numbers lie

Books: Whole Numbers and Half Truths: What Data Can And Cannot Tell Us About Modern India Author: Rukmini S. Publisher: Context Price: Rs 699 Data, or their absence — in the times of search ...
By Deeptanil Ray

News  /  Published 26.05.22

National laurel for Kolkata boy for one-minute animation video on health

He was not too keen on science. Neither did he have any knowledge of animation. Yet 16-year-old Nirbhay Parakh of Sri Chaitanya Techno School is the only student from Kolkata to win the third prize fo...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Burrabazar

India  /  Published 26.05.22

Retirees tap savings, eat less as living costs soar

T.L. Wali, a 66-year-old lawyer in Delhi’s high court, had been looking forward to retirement. But with India’s living costs soaring, he is now forced to dip into his savings and will nee...
By Reuters in New Delhi

News  /  Published 25.05.22

Report released on Covid, CAA-NRC-NPR shadow on voting by migrant labourers

Many migrant labourers from Bengal cast their votes in the 2021 Assembly polls in the state with the fear that their names would be struck off the electoral rolls if they did not, Jadavpur University ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata


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