India  /  Published 26.12.20

Justice in the time of a pandemic

Bombay High Court and lower courts across Maharashtra stepped into the mostly uncharted waters of virtual hearing during the year as the coronavirus pandemic forced the state into lockdown. After act...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Mumbai

Calcutta  /  Published 26.12.20

Goa top draw for Covid-wary

Thailand is out of bound because of Covid-19 and so are other countries of the region, prompting many Calcuttans whose favourite holiday destination is south-east Asia to fly to Goa to spend the year-...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 26.12.20

IISER partially resumes research activities

IISER Kolkata, which had suspended all research activities because of a rise in the number of Covid cases on the campus earlier this month, resumed the activities with restricted attendance on Monday....
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 26.12.20

No need to visit office, solve it online

South Point school has introduced a mode of online communication where parents can raise issues concerning their children through the school portal. The message will directly reach the department con...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 25.12.20

Covid recoveries cross 97 lakh mark

India's Covid-19 caseload rose to 1,01,46,845 on Friday with 23,067 new infections being reported in a day, while total recoveries crossed 97 lakh, according to Union Health Ministry data. The de...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi


Science Tech  /  Published 25.12.20

Isolated: aquatic flies with bacteria that can lead to pandemics

Indian and Israeli scientists have identified tiny aquatic flies called chironomids as the natural reservoirs of disease-causing cholera bacteria with pandemic potential, adding fresh insights into th...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 25.12.20

Trends 2020

The song, shared on the commissionerate website, has drawn 3.66 lakh likes and been shared 1.08 lakh times. Majumdar was even invited to compose the theme song for the Kestopur Prafullakanan (West) Du...
By Our Bureau in Salt Lake

India  /  Published 24.12.20

Covid caseload crosses 1.1 crore mark

  India's Covid-19 caseload rose to 1,01,23,778 with 24,712 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries surged to 96.93 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data upd...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

World  /  Published 24.12.20

Second Covid-19 mutant found in UK

A new, potentially more infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19 has been found in Britain in cases linked to South Africa, British health secretary Matt Hancock said on Wednes...
By Reuters, AP in London

World  /  Published 24.12.20

US faces govt shutdown

The US on Wednesday faced the prospect of a year-end government shutdown during a raging pandemic after outgoing President Donald Trump threatened not to sign a $2.3 trillion package that includes gov...
By Reuters in Washington


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