Calcutta  /  Published 25.09.20

Puja: dos & don'ts announced

“Start using social media and conventional media to spread awareness about physical distancing,” was the chief minister’s message to the organiser and the police. All clubs should ha...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.07.20

Glare on Bokaro wedding organisers

Our correspondent in Bokaro  Bokaro deputy commissioner Mukesh Kumar asked marriage organisers to follow the guidelines imposed during the lockdown  and warned them of strict legal action i...
By Our Correspondent in Bokaro

India  /  Published 16.05.20

Belated tips for urban belts

The Union health ministry on Saturday released guidelines on how overcrowded urban settlements should seek to contain the new coronavirus disease although 18 large cities, including Calcutta, already ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 31.10.18

Norms to curb child abuse before Calcutta high court

A writ petition filed by the father of a four-year-old who had been sexually assaulted in school has led to a high court-appointed committee framing a comprehensive set of guidelines to deal with chil...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 21.03.19

Doctors in India slip on quit-tobacco advice

Less than half of tobacco users in multiple states across India receive advice from doctors to quit the habit, according to a study that health experts say reveals the scale at which health-care provi...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 08.06.20

Guidelines on sale of loans

The RBI on Monday proposed a unified framework for the sale of loans that covers standard, sub-standard and non-performing assets (NPAs) as part of an exercise to deepen the market for lending.The RBI...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

India  /  Published 06.02.20

Follow Vishakha guidelines: DGCA to airline CEOs

Aviation regulator DGCA has told CEOs of all airlines to strictly follow the Vishakha guidelines to deal with the cases of sexual harassment in their respective organisations, according to an official...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.01.19

Experts oppose govt attempt to control Internet data

Legal activists and Internet privacy experts on Saturday expressed concern about what they said were attempts by the government to intercept and control Internet data.“Today, each application on our...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 17.12.18

Assam sets norms for schoolbag weight

The Assam government has set guidelines on the maximum weight of school bags following a recent order by Madras High Court on the load a child can carry.A notification by the commissioner and secretar...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

India  /  Published 22.02.19

Bhanwari Devi and a long march to wipe out the stigma of rape

None has been convicted for the alleged gang rape of Rajasthan social worker Bhanwari Devi in front of her husband in 1992 as punishment for stopping a child marriage in the family of a caste higher t...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi


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