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West Bengal  /  Published 05.07.20

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

Calcutta  /  Published 05.07.20

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

One active case, and how

Five weeks since May 30, when the first coronavirus infection was reported in the district, there was only one active Covid-19 case here as of Friday. The figure is remarkable because an estimated 1....
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar

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

Calcutta  /  Published 03.07.20

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

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Calcutta  /  Published 03.07.20

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

Calcutta  /  Published 03.07.20

Anxious wait for shoppers to walk in

A young man whose job is to sell denims has to mop the shop floor, too. An employee of a bar and grill chain, getting 30 per cent of his usual salary, is serving patrons with a smile. The manager of a...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 03.07.20

Covid-19: A medical and ethical challenge

The outbreak of Covid-19 has ripped open a deep-rooted ethical crisis within human society. Science seems to be clueless about a solution for this crisis. The instant success of science has trapped th...
By Nibedita P. Jena

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.20

Covid cases rise, recoveries too

Bengal on Wednesday reported 611 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total to 19,170, of which 13,398 were recorded in the past month. In just six days since Friday, the state recorded 3,522 new cases. Th...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.07.20

Bus requisition on Bengal CM’s lips 

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday the state government would requisition private buses under the National Disaster Management Act if operators didn’t hit the roads from Wednesday. ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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