World  /  Published 23.03.20

Italy waits to bury its dead

Hospital morgues there are inundated. Bergamo’s mayor, Giorgio Gori, issued an ordinance that closed the local cemetery this week for the first time since World War II, though he guaranteed that its...
By Jason Horowitz and Emma Bubola/ New York Times News Service in

India  /  Published 19.03.20

Dead patient tests positive for coronavirus in Punjab

The sample of a 70-year-old man who had returned from Germany via Italy a fortnight ago and died at a health centre in Punjab after severe chest pain has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, sen...
By PTI in Chandigarh

India  /  Published 18.03.20

255 Indians infected in Iran, government confirms

The government on Wednesday broke its silence over reports that 255 Indians who tested positive for the coronavirus are stranded in Iran, confirming in Parliament that they are among 276 infected nati...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.03.20

Foreign tourists denied food and rooms in Kerala

Two foreign tourists had to go without food for four days as no hotel or restaurant in Kerala would serve them any, suspecting them to be coronavirus carriers, prompting chief minister Pinarayi Vijaya...
By PTI and Our Bureau in Thiruvananthapuram

India  /  Published 12.03.20

90 per cent of cases in 4 countries

India has decided to suspend all visas, except diplomatic, official and work visas, from March 13 to April 15, effectively shutting doors on foreign tourists on a day WHO declared the coronavirus as a...
By Our bureau and agencies in New Delhi


West Bengal  /  Published 11.03.20

Have not stepped out since Sunday

Dipanjan Bhattacharya is a scientist at IFOM, a molecular oncology research institute in Milan. Dipanjan, from Harinavi, stays in San Donato Mailanese in Milan. He recounts his experience.I have walke...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 11.03.20

Mapped: callousness

Date: 29/02/2020, Time: 10.30 to 11.30, Place: Hotel Aryas on Kuthattukulam-Muvattupuzha Road.Twenty-seven such information capsules retrace the steps of a family ever since they landed in Kerala from...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Culture  /  Published 09.03.20

Festivals as messy and fun as Holi

Holi the festival of colours is celebrated over most of north India to mark the end of winter and the advent of spring. In Punjab it is celebrated as Hola Mohalla, while in Assam it is called Basant U...
By TT Bureau in

World  /  Published 13.11.19

Mayor: Venice a disaster zone

Venice’s mayor called the city a disaster zone on Wednesday after the second highest tide ever recorded swept through it overnight, flooding its historic basilica and leaving many squares and alleyw...
By Reuters in Venice

World  /  Published 20.03.19

Driver abducts kids, sets bus ablaze in Italy

A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones on Wednesday, ordering the children’s hands to be bound and threatening them with death during the drive, before setting the ...
By Colleen Barry/AP in Milan


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