India  /  Published 28.01.21

Guard dies in Odisha 3 days after Covid jab

A 25-year-old security guard at the Nuapada district hospital in western Odisha has died three days after taking a Covid-19 vaccine shot, prompting health authorities to launch an investigation into t...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

World  /  Published 28.01.21

Lockdown to last till March 8: Boris

Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicated on Wednesday the Covid-19 lockdown in England would last until March 8 when schools could start to reopen as the government announced new measures to clamp down ...
By Reuters in London

India  /  Published 27.01.21

Covid: National recovery rate up to 96.91 per cent

  India's Covid-19 tally mounted to 1,06,89,527 with 12,689 new cases in a day, while 1,03,59,305 people have recuperated from the infection so far pushing the national recovery rate to 96.9...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

World  /  Published 27.01.21

Italy PM quits after weeks of infighting

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy resigned on Tuesday after weeks of political infighting, thrusting the country into renewed instability as the pandemic ravages lives and livelihoods. The lates...
By Elisabetta Povoledo in Rome

India  /  Published 26.01.21

Covid: Fresh cases below 10,000 after 8 months

  India reported 9,102 fresh coronavirus cases in a day, the lowest in around eight months, as the infection tally reached 1,06,76,838, according to Union Health Ministry data on Tuesday. Durin...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi


Education  /  Published 26.01.21

‘You are greater than your circumstances’

Professor Debashis Chatterjee, the director of IIM Kozhikode, has taught leadership classes at Harvard University, the Indian Institutes of Management in Calcutta and Lucknow as well as several other ...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

Calcutta  /  Published 26.01.21

Waiting in the wings: a bacteria pandemic

Recalling how the exhibition was conceptualised, Arijit Dutta Choudhury, director general, NCSM, said: “In 2018, we were approached by Science Museum, London, to develop an exhibition on the sub...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 26.01.21

Compensation order for hospital

The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission has asked a hospital in south Calcutta to give Rs 50,000 as compensation to a patient who was overbilled during his Covid treatment. Chinm...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 26.01.21

Surge in vaccination with rise in site count

More than 4,600 health workers were vaccinated against Covid-19 in Calcutta on Monday, the city’s highest daily count since the vaccination was launched across the country on January 16. Also o...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 26.01.21

Revival of business, on time salary - a lease of life

Deepak Shaw, usher at a cinema hall July 2020: Shaw was then getting half his salary and had to depend on help from several NGOs to run his family. January 2021: His situation has worsened, Shaw sai...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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