Calcutta  /  Published 18.04.20

Lack of material halts mask production

With the state government making it mandatory to wear a mask in Bengal, the requirement for masks has seen a rise. Though there are enough hands ready to ply the sewing machines, supply of cloth is pr...
By Sudeshna Banerjee and Brinda Sarkar

North East  /  Published 16.04.20

Start-up to supply cloth masks

Brahmaputra Fables, an Assam start-up supplying handloom and handicraft products to customers around the globe, has started an initiative to supply cloth masks to protect against the Covid-19 pandemic...
By Ali Fauz Hassan in Guwahati

Health  /  Published 13.02.20

Do masks really block the coronavirus?

Chinese authorities have encouraged people in the city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the epidemic, to wear surgical masks in public to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus. The question is: do the...

North East  /  Published 12.05.20

Stitching up safety gear

Dinesh Das, 55, is stitching together protection for his fellow beings during the Covid-19 pandemic, making use of his skills as a tailor. For when intentions are right, no occupation in life is too h...
By Satananda Bhattcharjee in Hailakandi

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.06.20

State digest

A trailer plying on the NH-33 near the Chutupalu valley, rammed into another trailer and two tractors, killing two drivers and one co-driver in Ramgarh on Wednesday.The incident occurred at around 9:3...
By TT Bureau in Ranchi


Opinion  /  Published 11.05.20

Same battle

Sir — Numbers indicate that, in the United States of America, it is mostly women who have been laid off as industries such as hospitality and leisure, which largely employ women, have been hit the h...
By The Telegraph

World  /  Published 09.05.20

Singapore India-origin woman in mask row

A 40-year-old Indian-origin woman in Singapore was charged with five counts, including use of criminal force, in a court here on Saturday for refusing to wear a face mask for protection against Covid-...
By PTI in Singapore

Calcutta  /  Published 18.04.20

JU and CU on mask overdrive

Teachers, students and researchers at Jadavpur and Calcutta universities have gone on an overdrive to produce masks at a time the Bengal government has made it mandatory to cover one’s face before s...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

World  /  Published 10.04.20

Do children need to wear a mask?

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced last week that all Americans should wear cloth face coverings to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the not-so-crafty parent...
By New York Times News Service/Christina Caron in New York

Health  /  Published 09.04.20

Covid-19 outbreak: How NOT to wear a mask

Almost overnight, masks in a variety of colours, styles and materials have appeared on the faces of people around us. While it’s good news that many people are doing their part to slow the spread of...
By Tara Parker-Pope/New York Times News Service in New York


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