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Disaster Management Act 2005
West Bengal  /  Published 21.04.20

Plea in SC over work in hill tea gardens

A Kalimpong resident has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court alleging non-compliance of various provisions of the Disaster Management Act and other government mandates by Dar...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

India  /  Published 21.04.20

Scare in President’s estate

The residents of 115 houses in the Rashtrapati Bhavan complex have been home-quarantined after an employee’s relative tested positive for the novel coronavirus. In a statement on Tuesday, Rashtrapat...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 21.04.20

Managing a pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic found governments in India and the world in varying degrees of unpreparedness. Given the circumstances, state governments and the Government of India reacted reasonably quickl...
By Arghya Sengupta and Biswanath Ghosh Dastidar

Calcutta  /  Published 01.05.20

Probe into ‘fake’ post

Police on Friday said a social media post that claimed that 25 to 30 people with fever and cough died in their homes in the Taltala area of central Calcutta was fake.The post, which was circulated ove...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 03.06.20

Human rights for public health

The late Jonathan Mann, the WHO administrator who pioneered the global campaign against AIDS in the 1980s, had envisioned a future where public health, human rights and ethics would be seen as complem...
By Aditya Sharma

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Opinion  /  Published 25.04.20

Shock talk pays off

Corporate covens have been buzzing in disbelief after Rajiv Bajaj decided to call out the Narendra Modi government’s month-long lockdown as a monumental blunder. Mr Bajaj is a well-known straight-ta...
By The Editorial Board

North East  /  Published 23.04.20

35 Brus booked for violating lockdown

At least 35 Bru refugees were booked under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, and Section 188 IPC for violating the lockdown.The North district administration of Tripura has registered a complaint aga...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

Opinion  /  Published 07.04.20

Widen net to protect out-of-job workers

A petition was moved in the Supreme Court by some activists, seeking a directive to the Centre and the state governments to ensure that workers adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic are paid wag...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 09.06.20

SC sets deadline on returnees

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the government to facilitate the return of all migrants to their native places within 15 days and asked the states to consider withdrawing cases registered by pol...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 22.05.20

The darkest hour

Since its birth in August 1947, the Indian nation has often passed through difficult times. Consider the suffering caused by the Partition of India; the famines and wars of the 1960s; Indira Gandhi’...
By Ramachandra Guha


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