World  /  Published 25.10.20

Fauci calls for mask mandate

Dr Anthony S. Fauci, the US’s top infectious disease expert, said on Friday that the country should consider implementing a first-ever national mandate requiring masks, to help control a surge i...
By New York Times News Service in New York

West Bengal  /  Published 20.10.20

Mask-up drive relaunch in Bengal

By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 13.10.20


Thanks to still-developing immune systems, habitually licking the floor and not respecting complex and ever-changing government guidelines, children are bound to pick up a bug or cold between now and ...
By Guy Kelly in

West Bengal  /  Published 11.10.20

Mask vending machines for Puja crowds

“We will provide those migrant workers with raw materials and remuneration for making masks. It will help them earn some money before the festive seasons,” said an official. Officials exp...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri

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


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