Calcutta  /  Published 13.10.20

Unrecognised faces behind Covid shields

He has not gone home for five-and-a-half months. A community hall in north Calcutta, not far from his Shyambazar home, has been his address for all these months during the Covid pandemic. The reason ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.10.20

Refund order to two private hospitals

The state’s clinical establishment regulatory commission has asked Desun Hospital to return Rs 80,000 to a patient’s family for overcharging them. The commission also fined the private ho...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 22.09.20

HC refuses state plea on patients’ bodies

The high court on Monday turned down the state health department’s plea, seeking a modification of an earlier division bench order that directed it to hand over bodies of Covid patients to the n...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 01.09.20

Cremation with full state honours

By Our Bureau and Agencies in

West Bengal  /  Published 11.08.20

Cremation solution for Covid bodies

Hooghly district’s Arambagh Municipality will restart a burning ghat lying unused for the last 30 years to cremate the bodies of Covid patients. The move comes after residents living near the t...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Arambagh


Calcutta  /  Published 08.08.20

‘Body swap’ at BR Singh Hospital

A 72-year-old woman in Kestopur who had tested positive for Covid lay dead in her bedroom for over 15 hours till Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation officials removed the body for cremation on Friday. ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.20

Protest at Covid victim cremation

Around 300 villagers in Arambagh’s Brindabanpur blocked a state highway for over 12 hours in phases on Friday to protest against cremation of Covid-19 patients near their area as they feared it ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Arambagh

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.08.20

Effigy of priest cremated

The burial of a priest, who died of Covid seven days ago, sparked controversy among relatives who were not happy at the way his last rites were conducted. The administration in Ra...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.08.20

Cremation unit that is eco-friendly

Decks have been cleared for the commissioning of the Rs 20-lakh eco-friendly cremation unit at Parvati Ghat in Bistupur with the equipment in place, and the ghat management committee eyeing a Septembe...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 28.07.20

Covid: BJP leader stops cremation

A BJP councillor who tried to stop the cremation of a Covid-19 victim claiming the virus would spread through smoke was booked by Kerala police on Monday. Councillor T.N. Harikumar and 30 others have...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


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