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

India  /  Published 06.01.21

Hilly Sikkim seeks small vehicles to carry vaccine

Sikkim government has urged the Centre to provide smaller refrigerated vehicles to transport Covid-19 vaccines — as and when they are made available — since bigger vehicles cannot reach ev...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

India  /  Published 05.01.21

Covid: India records lowest daily cases in over 6 months

India recorded 16,375 new cases of coronavirus, the lowest in over six months, taking the country's Covid-19 caseload to 1,03,56,844, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 05.01.21

UK patient’s wait reveals choice lacuna

Actress Banita Sandhu, who arrived in Calcutta from the UK via Dubai on Sunday and tested positive for Covid-19, declined to get admitted to the Beleghata Infectious Diseases Hospital and sought a bet...
By Subhajoy Roy, Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.01.21

Total active Covid cases fall below 10,000

Bengal on Monday lowered total active Covid19 cases to less than 10,000 as the state recorded a drop in the count for 70 consecutive days since Vijaya Dashami on October 26. The active cases at prese...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


World  /  Published 05.01.21

Oxford jab begins Operation Hope

“Operation Hope” began on Monday morning in the UK with Brian Pinker, an 82-year-old dialysis patient, the first to get the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. Pinker, a retired maintenance manag...
By Amit Roy in London

West Bengal  /  Published 05.01.21

Covid test must for pilgrims

The Bengal government on Monday urged pilgrims, who wish to visit Gangasagar Mela this year, to get tested for Covid19 before leaving their respective states. The state government has also decided to...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

India  /  Published 04.01.21

Covid: 16,504 cases in a day

Daily new Covid-19 cases in the country remained below 20,000 for the third consecutive day taking the virus caseload to 1,03,40,469, while the recoveries surged to 99.46 lakh, according to the Union ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.01.21

Pakur no longer Covid free

Jharkhand's Pakur district along Bengal borders, on Sunday, registered two new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, weeks after turning zero and successfully maintaining status quo till now.  As per...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Calcutta  /  Published 04.01.21

IIEST end-semester exams on digital platform

IIEST will conduct its end-semester exams, scheduled for January, on digital platforms, an official of the Shibpur institute said. The decision follows an assessment by the institute that most studen...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Howrah


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