Jharkhand  /  Published 19.11.20

Steel city flouts noise norms

The residential area of Indira Chowk at Adityapur recorded 94.5 decibel during the window period against 93 decibel last year, both readings way above permissible limits of 55 decibel during day ...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.11.20

Diwali: norms flouted, none booked

The JSPCB order set a time limit of two hours, from 8pm to 10pm, for bursting firecrackers across the state, and allowed only “green crackers” in at least 14 urban areas of Jharkhand, incl...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 18.11.20

Covid: count under 30,000

India’s count of new coronavirus disease cases on Tuesday fell below 30,000 for the first time in four months, but experts have cautioned about localised surges elsewhere, citing Delhi’s t...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.11.20

Congress slams Kejriwal over ICU beds

The Congress on Tuesday said 600 intensive care unit (ICU) beds could have been readied for critical Covid-19 patients in Delhi with “Rs 32 crore” that the Arvind Kejriwal government spent...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 18.11.20

Guwahati air better on Diwali

The city not only registered lower air and noise pollution levels during Diwali this year but also less burn cases, the improvement attributed to the ban imposed on bursting of firecrackers and awaren...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 18.11.20

Diwali gift for manual labourer: a rebuilt home

For the past six months, 42-year-old Babla Pramanik has been living under a tarpaulin shed with his wife Pinki and three-year-old daughter. The manual labourer, who is a known hand in the Haripur are...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Santipur

Opinion  /  Published 17.11.20

Clear the air: Quiet Diwali in Calcutta

Good sense is seldom evident when celebrations are at hand. But this year’s Kali Puja and Diwali in Calcutta seemed to have bucked the trend — to some extent. The city remained unexpectedl...
By The Editorial Board in

Calcutta  /  Published 16.11.20

Air pollution drops up to 60%

The maximum air pollution level this Diwali night dropped by 20 to 60 per cent in various parts of the city compared with the previous Diwali, shows an analysis by the Central Pollution Control Board ...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 15.11.20

Sombre Diwali in Assam jawan’s village

The All Koch Rajbongshi Students’ Union (AKRSU) not only organised a condolence meeting in front of his home on Saturday evening but also appealed to the government to provide jobs to his wife a...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 15.11.20

Dark Diwali for 1,400 tea garden workers

Diwali came with gloom for Binnaguri tea estate in the western Dooars under Jalpaiguri district as its management announced suspension of operations in the garden on Saturday in the wake of sustained ...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri


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