India  /  Published 26.09.19

PF shrink plan runs into wall

The Centre has proposed that the contributions by the employer and the employee to the Employees’ Provident Fund be reduced from the current 12 per cent of the basic salary each to 10 per cent each,...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.04.20

The nine minute 'lights-off' fix

Several states shot off letters to power utilities to take steps to deal with the possibility of a sudden drop in electricity demand, which has already dipped by 25 per cent to 125.81 gigawatts due to...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in

Education  /  Published 25.06.19

Just one failure does not ruin a career

Q After my results, I have become rather confused. I have got average marks which means I will not get into the best colleges. What shall I do? My friends tell me that average marks are okay and I sho...
By Shivani Manchanda in

West Bengal  /  Published 24.06.19

An important lesson to a child should be learning to accept failure

A suicide is like a pebble in a pond. The waves ripple outward. The person committing suicide creates the ripples. The family, the friends, the teachers are often shell- shocked by the incident. The s...
By Ishita Sanyal in Calcutta

Education  /  Published 02.07.19

Suicide watch

There is a lot that parents can do to prevent suicide. First, they need to pay attention to the verbal and non-verbal signs of distress their child is exhibiting. There may be times when young student...
By Shivani Manchanda in

Education  /  Published 04.06.19

Just one failure does not ruin a career

Q I have always scored in the 90s in all subjects but this time I was shocked to see my results. My overall percentage was only 78. I don’t know what to do now. My parents will be so shocked. I don...
By Shivani Manchanda in

Health  /  Published 28.04.20

Seven predictors of survival possibility

Doctors across the world fighting to save the lives of patients with the stormiest versions of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) with supportive medications, oxygen and mechanical ventilators are als...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 23.03.19

Passengers rescued from Norway ship

Rescue helicopters were evacuating people from a cruise ship which suffered engine failure on Saturday in windy conditions off the west coast of Norway, police and rescue workers said. The maritime re...
By Reuters in Oslo

India  /  Published 27.06.19

No intelligence lapse in Pulwama: Government

The Centre on Wednesday informed Parliament that the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed was not the fallout of intelligence failure.Replying to a question, junior...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 11.06.19

New AC rake glitch trips Metro for hours

One of the new air-conditioned rakes of Metro Railway was stranded at Sovabazar station following a power failure on Monday evening and several passengers of at least two other trains stuck midway ref...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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