World  /  Published 30.11.20

Covid stalks Europe Xmas markets

The European plazas where people would usually gather at crowded stalls to partake in hot mulled wine, gingerbread, sausages and other delicacies are just empty squares. Christmas markets, a cherishe...
By AP via PTI, Reuters in Berlin

World  /  Published 24.10.20

Second wave eclipses peak

How long the resistance to lockdowns will last is uncertain. The governor of Campania, the southern Italian region around Naples which has imposed a curfew and shut schools, announced plans for a tot...
By Reuters in Madrid, Paris

World  /  Published 19.10.20

Have had enough: Fatigue sets in

When the coronavirus began sweeping around the globe this spring, people from Seattle to Rome to London cancelled weddings and vacations, cut off visits with grandparents and hunkered down in their ho...
By Julie Bosman, Sarah Mervosh, Marc Santora in Chicago

World  /  Published 19.09.20

Covid: Europe allows second low-cost drug

Europe’s health regulator has endorsed using dexamethasone to treat severely ill Covid-19 patients with breathing difficulty, paving the way for the steroidal medication to possibly become the r...
By Reuters in Bangalore

Business  /  Published 13.09.20

Jewellery sees a rebound

Gems and jewellery exports showed signs of recovery in August, rising 29.18 per cent to Rs 13,160.24 crore ($1,764.06 million) in August compared with the previous month following a gradual growth in ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 21.08.20

Tatas upbeat on Port Talbot

Tata Steel chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran said the company was in “intense discussion” with the Boris Johnson government to find a sustainable and structural solution to the UK steel bu...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 04.07.20

End to standoff at Tata Dutch unit

Tata Steel Europe has agreed not to enforce ‘compulsory redundancies’ at the Dutch operation, ending 25day long industrial actions which continuously disrupted operations at the IJmuiden p...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 03.07.20

Bengal: An incomplete account of a historical experience

Edited volumes are not the easiest to review. The present one is no exception. The challenge is to find substance in the claims made by the editors in the introduction where they make an argument for ...
By Lakshmi Subramanian in

Business  /  Published 30.06.20

Tata Steel in the red on asset writeoff

Tata Steel posted a surprising loss of Rs 1,236 crore in the fourth quarter of 2019-20 after adjusting impairment charges linked to the steel business in the United Kingdom and mineral assets in Canad...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 12.01.19

A name Modi cannot erase

By Amit Roy in


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