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Calcutta  /  Published 07.07.20

Bengal govt to set up plasma bank at CMCH

The Bengal government will set up a plasma bank at the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital to help conduct trials for plasma therapy for Covid-19. Doctors and health department officials welcomed t...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

World  /  Published 05.07.20

Stage set for pandemic theatre

Inside a former firehouse in Richmond, Virginia, a lone actor performs The Picture of Dorian Gray for audiences as small as two. In a Denver parking lot, theatregoers in cars watch, through their wind...
By Michael Paulson in New York

West Bengal  /  Published 05.07.20

895 Covid cases, 21 deaths in Bengal

Bengal set another 24-hour record with 895 Covid-19 infections and 21 deaths, as reported till 9am on Sunday . In what turned out to be the worst week so far in Bengal during the pandemic, the total ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.07.20

Jharkhand Covid recovery rate drops

Jharkhand’s Covid-19 recovery rate dropped to 72.85 per cent on Sunday as only five patients recovered from the viral infection – the first instance of recoveries reported in single digit ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Calcutta  /  Published 04.07.20

Schools in distress over fee refusal

The Ashok Hall Group of Schools issued newspaper advertisements on Saturday saying the institutions would not be able to pay salaries to its staff if they had to give further fee concessions and may e...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.07.20

New 743 cases and 19 deaths in Bengal

Bengal set 24-hour records in the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths at 743 and 19, respectively, for the second day in a row on Saturday. The state also reported the highest number of daily recover...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

World  /  Published 04.07.20

Brace for new reality, virus here to stay

China is testing restaurant workers and delivery drivers block by block. South Korea tells people to carry two types of masks for differing risky social situations. Germany requires communities to cra...
By Sui-Lee Wee, Benjamin Mueller and Emma Bubola in New York

West Bengal  /  Published 04.07.20

One active case, and how

To ensure that those who are in home quarantine stay there, frequent calls were made to their contact numbers. Around 4,000 volunteers monitored them. “Many in home quarantine said they received...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar

Calcutta  /  Published 02.07.20

Buses: 900 to 3,000 in a day

More than 3,000 private buses hit the streets on Thursday, following an assurance from the transport department that the operators’ demand for a fare hike would again be placed before the chief ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 02.07.20

Cop riddle: how to deal with feverish suspect

Police are trying to figure out  what to do if a person arrested is found running a temperature. In the absence of any clear protocol, police stations across the city have devised ways to keep t...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta


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