India  /  Published 16.09.20

Naidu bristles at mask-off reminder

Rajya Sabha chairperson M. Venkaiah Naidu ticked off Trinamul Congress member Santanu Sen on Wednesday for reminding the House how his party colleagues had been asked to remove their masks by the Chai...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.09.20

MP distributes Sambalpuri masks

Meher, who has employed more than 200 workers to make Sambalpuri saris and other products, said: “When the lockdown was announced, we suddenly became jobless. But when we started preparing the m...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

West Bengal  /  Published 08.09.20

MP Mahua unmasks ‘carelessness’ amid Covid

People argued with parliamentarian Mahua Moitra when she advised them to wear masks in Tehatta subdivision on Tuesday, prompting Nadia police to take note of the growing reluctance among many to obey ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar

India  /  Published 04.09.20

Guard down, infections up

The quaint, sugarcane-growing village of Rajewadi in Maharashtra did not have a single confirmed coronavirus case until mid-August. Now one in every four people there is positive for the virus, with p...
By Reuters in Rajewadi

India  /  Published 04.09.20

Masks not mandatory for solo drivers

A person driving a car alone need not wear a face mask, the Union health secretary said on Thursday, but emphasised the need for continued personal protective measures, including the use of masks, in ...
By G.S. Mudur in

Sports  /  Published 03.09.20

Message in mother ‘tongue’

On Wednesday, Osaka stepped into the Arthur Ashe Stadium wearing a mask that read “Elijah McClain”, harnessing tennis’s global appeal in her fight for racial justice. The 22-year-ol...
By Reuters in New York

Sports  /  Published 01.09.20

Osaka’s masked message

Japan’s Naomi Osaka says she wants to spread awareness about racial injustice after the former US Open champion walked onto court with a mask bearing the name of Breonna Taylor on Monday. Osaka...
By Agencies in New York

Opinion  /  Published 29.08.20

Zooming in on Covidiots

Now is different than before. How long will now last? Is now here to stay? Till Puja? Or Diwali? Or Christmas and beyond? Did we think now would be like this? A world in which we would have to learn a...
By Derek O’Brien in

Health  /  Published 25.08.20

Relief to Rigour

We have been using the mask for five months now. During this time the item has lost some of its strangeness, acquired some fashion quotient, bred much indignation and, while still breeding more, moved...
By Upala Sen in

India  /  Published 24.08.20

Masks not needed for kids aged 5 or below

An international expert panel constituted by the World Health Organisation has recommended that children aged 5 years and below should not be required to wear masks. The WHO, while underscoring that ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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