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Covid Deaths
Calcutta  /  Published 11.06.21

Photo studios see rush for portraits

Business is down in all sectors but in a cruel turn of events, photo studios are inundated with calls. With so many deaths in the Covid second wave, there are that many families requiring framed photo...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 04.06.21

Final journey in a Covid world

NKDA has been trying to build a crematorium in New Town. “We had earmarked a plot near the Hanuman Temple behind Eco Park about four months ago but local villagers got wind from the placard put ...
By Snehal Sengupta, Sudeshna Banerjee and Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

India  /  Published 02.06.21

Space runs out for graves in Bhubaneswar

Hemanta Kumar Nayak, the relative of a Covid victim, said: “My uncle Bijay Kumar Nayak, who was a priest in a church in Jatani, passed away last Sunday. When we brought his body for burial, the ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

West Bengal  /  Published 29.05.21

12,193 new Covid cases, 145 deaths

Bengal on Friday reported a drop by 7,348 in total active Covid-19 cases, which fell to 1.09 lakh, as it reported 19,396 recoveries and 12,193 infections, besides 145 deaths. Bengal now has 4.95 per ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 25.05.21

Cong in FIR drive on death ‘cover-up’

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By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

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India  /  Published 22.05.21

24-year old twins die in Covid together

Joefred and Ralfred Gregory moved through life as one. They went to the same college. They studied the same thing. They wore matching clothes. They trimmed their beards the exact same way. Identical...
By Jeffrey Gettleman, Suhasini Raj in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 21.05.21

State logs highest one-day Covid deaths

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday highlighted some significant positive aspects of Bengal’s fight against the second wave of Covid-19, on a day the state reported a rise by only 19 in t...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 17.05.21

Hospital bed hunt in vain, new bride dies

A newly-wed bride in Odisha died of Covid-19 on Saturday after allegedly failing to get a hospital bed in the state capital of Bhubaneswar. Swarnalata, 25, breathed her last in an ambulance. Her husb...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 16.05.21

Death under-count alarming in UP

Long line-ups for space to cremate loved ones, crematoriums operating 24/7, parking lots turned into cremation grounds, bodies floating down the Ganges. The evidence is overwhelming that the real deat...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.05.21

Push for dignity of dead

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued an advisory to all states to ensure the dignified disposal of bodies on the ground that the fundamental right to life and dignity guarantee...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi


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