India  /  Published 23.03.20

Doctor ‘suicide-squad’ parallel

Medical teams battling the coronavirus pandemic are grappling with a shortage of personal protection equipment (PPE) that is making them feel like “suicide squads”, a senior doctor at a government...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 20.03.20

RBI loans to fund Kerala package

Kerala finance minister Thomas Isaac said on Friday that the Rs 20,000-crore economic stimulus package announced by the chief minister in view of the coronavirus crisis would be financed by withdrawin...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 18.06.19

How we can reduce the impact of disasters

I was undergoing my district training as an IAS probationer in Uttar Dinajpur, a district in West Bengal, which witnessed its worst-ever floods in August 2017. The distraught people did not quite know...
By Jitin Yadav in

Business  /  Published 20.03.20

Tax stay quashed

With the Centre pleading that it would have “devastating consequences” for the economy, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed two orders passed by the Kerala and Allahabad high courts, which had earl...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.03.20

For the forgotten, a healing touch

Once is happenstance. Twice must be something more than coincidence.The voice that reassured Malayalis two years ago when floods ravaged Kerala is making its presence felt again in the state that was ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


India  /  Published 19.03.20

No distance, even 1 metre, too far for a drink

The latest coronavirus protocol in Kerala: Stand one metre apart in the liquor queues.The state government has acknowledged that it cannot afford to deny itself a substantial chunk of its revenues or ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

West Bengal  /  Published 18.03.20

Grassroots alert on entry

Where: Belkuni-Natunpara village, Kalna, East BurdwanWhat: On Tuesday, villagers asked three youths who had returned from coronavirus-affected states to get a check-up done. When the trio refused, the...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

India  /  Published 17.03.20

Free special meal in Kerala ward

A medical college hospital in Kerala has made sure the coronavirus patients and those under observation feel at home when it comes to having nutritional food, that too free of cost.While all governmen...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

West Bengal  /  Published 16.03.20

Didi: Can’t stop entry from virus-hit states

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday urged people to come forward and go through required tests if they developed symptoms similar to those of the novel coronavirus and said Bengal couldn’t stop...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.03.20

One man, one lapse, big anxiety

A Briton infected with the coronavirus and 18 fellow tourists were tracked down and offloaded from a plane that would have taken off with 290 passengers for Dubai in just over 15 minutes from an airpo...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


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