West Bengal  /  Published 01.05.20

Government seeks ration quality pledge

The Bengal government has asked nearly 1,000 ration dealers in Purulia to give written undertakings about the quantity and quality of food grains they have received before giving them out to the benef...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

Jharkhand  /  Published 30.04.20

Bullets fly in locked-down Jamshedpur

Seven members of the infamous Akhilesh Singh gang were injured after being attacked by members of a rival gang in Sitaramdera police station area on Wednesday night. The injured, identified as Kanhai...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

North East  /  Published 30.04.20

Lockdown misuse alleged

Senior advocate Upamanyu Hazarika on Thursday accused Dispur of “misusing” the lockdown to 'illegally' crack down on its detractors by lodging “false cases” or by “abducting” them.Hazarika...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

Business  /  Published 29.04.20

10% Boeing job cuts

Boeing Co said on Wednesday it would cut its 160,000-person workforce by about 10 per cent, further reduce 787 Dreamliner production and try to boost liquidity as it prepares for a years-long industry...
By Reuters in Chicago

Business  /  Published 29.04.20

Covid-19 lockdown: Voices of dissent grow

Individuals from the business and finance community have started venting their displeasure with the prolonged lockdown and are calling for the restrictions to be lifted entirely at least in the non ho...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

West Bengal  /  Published 29.04.20

State green zones set for leeway

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has said some industrial and trading activities will be allowed in the Covid-negative green zones in Bengal from May 4.“We had a meeting with doctors yesterday. Expert...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 29.04.20

Lockdown impact on Arunachal Pradesh tea hubs

Tea hubs, particularly of Medo area of Lohit district in Arunachal Pradesh, have been adversely affected after the town was sealed and declared a containment zone following detection of a Covid-19 pos...
By Pradeep Kumar in Itanagar

North East  /  Published 29.04.20

Testing time for teachers

Students call them “ghughuni sir”, “pakuri sir” and “sabjiwala sir” because these teachers have taken to selling these to survive during the lockdown. Nearly 30,000 teachers of 6,000 vent...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

Calcutta  /  Published 28.04.20

Ahiritola band of women help poor with food

A group of 30-odd women, including professionals and homemakers, have been procuring and distributing essential items among the needy in their north Calcutta neighbourhood.“We have been working as a...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 28.04.20

Future uncertain, Class XII pupils seek help

Psychiatrists are receiving calls from board examinees, especially those in Class XII, expressing their fears and anxiety as they stare at an uncertain future.In one instance, an “academically brigh...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


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