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Healthcare Sector
Calcutta  /  Published 13.01.21

Vaccine distribution from today

A consignment of nearly 10 lakh doses of Covishield, a Covid-19 vaccine, reached Calcutta on Tuesday afternoon on a Spicejet flight, with 6.89 lakh doses earmarked for Bengal. The rest will be sent to...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.01.21

Active Covid cases drop below 8,000

Bengal’s active Covid-19 cases fell to below 8,000 on Sunday, to 7,881, as the state reported a drop in the total number of existing patients for the 76th consecutive day, since Vijaya Dashami o...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.01.21

Active Covid cases 8,034 in Bengal

Bengal on Saturday reported a drop in its total active Covid-19 cases for the 75th consecutive day, since Vijaya Dashami on October 26, with the total cases falling from 37,190 to 8,034, improving by ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 10.01.21

Medical payout benefits sought

Life insurers want parity in tax exemption on their pension plans and investment under NPS. Moreover, increased supply of long-term government bonds could generate better yields on annuities. “...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.01.21

21 more die of Covid, active cases drop further

Bengal on Friday logged 1,136 Covid-19 recoveries, 926 infections and 21 deaths, aiding a drop in its total of active cases for the 74th consecutive day since Vijaya Dashami on October 26. In this pe...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

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World  /  Published 04.01.21

Loss of smell and loss of life as you know it

Until March, when everything started tasting like cardboard, Katherine Hansen had such a keen sense of smell that she could recreate almost any restaurant dish at home without the recipe, just by reca...
By Roni Caryn Rabin in New York

West Bengal  /  Published 03.01.21

First vaccine dry run, crowds expect jab

Amid reports of the Covid-19 vaccine’s rollout in the country soon, Bengal’s first dry run of the vaccination process was held at three places in North 24-Parganas on Saturday.  At e...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.01.21

863 new Covid cases in 24 hours in Bengal

Bengal logged 863 Covid-19 infections during the 24-hour window ending Saturday 9am, 1,443 recoveries and 28 deaths, including eight from Calcutta. The day’s number of new infections was the low...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.01.21

Tourists, UK returnees test negative for Covid

All eight tourists from Chinsurah of Hooghly district, including the trio who had travelled from the UK, have been tested negative for Covid-19, much to the relief of the district health officials and...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 02.01.21

26 more die of Covid, active cases fall further

Bengal on Friday began 2021 with 1,496 Covid-19 recoveries, 1,153 new infections and 26 deaths, logging a drop in its total of active cases for the 67th consecutive day (since Vijaya Dashami on Octobe...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


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