West Bengal  /  Published 17.07.20

Covid: 4000 more beds

Mamata Banerjee said nearly 4,000 beds would be added to the existing total of around 11,000 to treat Covid-19 patients as Bengal logged a record number of infections at 1,690 on Thursday. The state a...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.07.20

Do not create panic, says Mamata

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday tore into the BJP and a section of the media without taking names for criticism of her government and the party over alleged graft in the distribution of relief for Cyclon...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 16.07.20

Covid: cloud on acidity drug

People who consume anti-acidity medications called proton-pump inhibitors appear to be at higher risk of severe disease or death if they get infected with the new coronavirus, a team of doctors in the...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 16.07.20

‘Curbs of no use until people realise severity of Covid’

A dip in a pond, taking the car out from the garage and buying a packet of cigarettes were some of the reasons why people flouted Covid curbs in a Behala containment zone on Wednesday. Metro spent mo...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.20

An Irish connection

When Leopold Bloom, the Jewish protagonist of James Joyce’s Ulysses, is asked if he knew what a nation means: “A nation?” says Bloom, “A nation is the same people living i...
By Farzana Quader in

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.20

Bleak future: what awaits children who may never go back to school

Sir — A new report by Save the Children has concluded that nearly 10 million children might never go back to school because of budget cuts in education and rising poverty caused by the pandemic....
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 15.07.20

718 recoveries and 1,390 cases in a day

Bengal reported that 718 people had been cured of Covid-19 during 24-hour period till 9am on Tuesday, setting a fresh record in the number of recoveries. As the recoveries rose to 19,931 and the tota...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.07.20

Covid claims officer, CM mourns loss

Debdatta Ray, a 38-year-old WBCS officer, succumbed to Covid-19 early on Monday, the day 1,435 new infections and 24 deaths were reported in Bengal. Ray, a 2010 batch officer posted as deputy magistr...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya, Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 14.07.20

How to help one another heal

The past weeks have brought to light valiant efforts to counter the pandemic with the use of melody and help villagers cope with the lockdown with aid and empathy. I was fortunate to hear Meghalaya&rs...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee in

India  /  Published 13.07.20

Sridevi's long walk and ride to 95 per cent

When 16-year-old C. Sreedevi left her home at the Poochukottamparai tribal settlement, set deep inside the Anamalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu, around 2am on May 27 with her father Chellamuthu, it wa...
By K.A. Shaji in


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