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West Bengal  /  Published 07.01.21

Bengal: active cases dip below 9,000

Bengal’s number of total active Covid-19 cases fell below 9,000 on Wednesday — to 8,868 —  back almost to where it was 150 days ago on July 9. With 1,271 recoveries, 868 new in...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 07.01.21

Vaccine dry run from tomorrow

“There are Internet issues in the interior areas. The service providers have to be roped in so that data can be uploaded in real time. Otherwise two-three hours will be lost in moving from one p...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 06.01.21

Fall in Covid numbers point to herd immunity

But one consequence of developing the vaccines at ultra-high speed is that there are still several questions, including no clear picture yet on how long immunity will last after the second and final i...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.01.21

Covid: more than 18,000 cases, 264 deaths

India's Covid-19 caseload rose to 1,03,74,932 with 18,088 infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries are nearing one crore, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wed...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.01.21

Ranchi's Covid cases decrease

New infections of Covid-19 cases in Ranchi remained below 50-mark for the first time after at least a month as the state capital registered 47 confirmed patients in the last 24 hours, health departmen...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

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Health  /  Published 06.01.21

Are you snacking because of stress?

Not long ago, Stephen Loy had a lot of healthy habits. He exercised four times a week, cooked nutritious dinners for his family and snacked on healthy food such as hummus and bell peppers. But all th...
By Anahad O’Connor

Calcutta  /  Published 06.01.21

IIT scholars seek extension of fee deadline

A section of research scholars at IIT Kharagpur has written to the dean of students’ affairs appealing for an extension of the deadline for paying the fee for the spring semester by at least a m...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kharagpur

Calcutta  /  Published 06.01.21

Pre-schools give up premises, go online

Preschools in the city are letting go of their premises that are mostly on rent and focussing more on online classes in a bid to survive the Covid pandemic. A preschool chain in Bengal has retained o...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 06.01.21

Vaccine: export snub and truce

India has not banned the export of Covid-19 vaccines, the Union health secretary said on Tuesday, contradicting a claim by the head of the Serum Institute that the government would not allow exports f...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.01.21

Vaccine: all you need to know

Antibodies are expected to emerge around two weeks after the second dose of the vaccine. ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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