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West Bengal  /  Published 05.08.20

Picture perfect gift amid pandemic

The clouds lifted from Darjeeling to unveil the gleaming Mount Kanchenjungha and give the people of the hills a picture-perfect gift amid the raging pandemic. Gyanendra Rai, a mental health counsello...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 05.08.20

Bengal: Covid toll jumps

Bengal on Tuesday logged highest number of deaths from Covid-19 during a 24-hour period at 54, cases at 2,752 and tests at 22,321 as the total count of patients stopped just short of 81,000, of whom n...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.08.20

Hilsa haul dips to 25-year low

Fishermen and trawler owners in East Midnapore and South 24-Parganas have reported a “negligible” hilsa catch six weeks into the fishing season.  For the first time in almost 25 year...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Haldia

Style  /  Published 05.08.20

A passion project called ‘Baradari’

Baradari’s Instagram bio sums up the soul behind the initiative. ‘Narrowing the gap between designers & artisans’. And, puts a smile on the faces of the extended family of weaver...
By Saionee Chakraborty

World  /  Published 04.08.20

Donald Trump signs new order on H-1B visa hiring

In a huge blow to Indian IT professionals eyeing the US job market, President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order preventing federal agencies from contracting or subcontracting foreign wo...
By PTI in Washington

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India  /  Published 04.08.20

Covid: Siddaramaiah tests positive

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said he has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors. The Manipal hospital, where the 71-yea...
By PTI in Bangalore

Business  /  Published 04.08.20

Exide: slips into the red

Exide Industries on Monday reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 13.56 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 amid disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The lead acid battery major had post...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 04.08.20

HSBC profit plummets 96% in second quarter

HSBC, Europe’s biggest bank, said on Monday that its net profit plummeted 96 per cent in the second quarter of this year as lower interest rates combined with the downturn because of the coronav...
By AP in London

Business  /  Published 04.08.20

Coal India checks output slide

Coal India has put the brakes on the double-digit slide in production and offtake in the first three months of the fiscal. The public sector miner has produced 37.36 million tonnes (mt) in July, down ...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

World  /  Published 04.08.20

US colleges stare at uncertain autumn

This month, many colleges around the country plan to welcome back thousands of students into something they hope will resemble normal campus life.  But they face challenges unlike any other Amer...
By Anemona Hartocollis, Shawn Hubler


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