Science  /  Published 23.02.20

Why do viral pandemics happen?

Viruses are essentially “non-living” entities; they cannot thrive or multiply without the physiological support of the species they infect. Thus, they are generally considered “host” specific,...
By Koustubh Panda in

North East  /  Published 28.01.20

Tripura on alert against corona virus

Tripura has sounded an alert to prevent the spread of novel corona virus and issued a high alert across the state, especially along the areas adjoining the Indo-Bangladesh international border.Speakin...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

Calcutta  /  Published 22.05.20

Cyclone halts patient cremation

The cremation of 20 Covid-19 patients was held up between Wednesday evening and Friday morning because transporting bodies to the Dhapa crematorium was difficult in the wake of Cyclone Amphan, the civ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.06.20

Hospitals set up non-Covid wings

Creating “non-Covid” wings for patients not infected by the coronavirus, shifting a patient who has tested positive for the disease to another unit — private hospitals in Calcutta are tweaking t...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.06.20

Relieved to be back, finally

The first flight bringing back stranded Indians from the US to Calcutta landed at the city airport on Tuesday afternoon.Part of the Centre’s Vande Bharat mission, 195 people, including children, fle...
By Snehal Sengupta in

Health  /  Published 09.06.20

Exposure to a few coronaviruses does not make you sick...

When experts recommend wearing masks, staying at least six feet away from others, washing your hands frequently and avoiding crowded spaces, what they are really saying is: try to minimise the amount ...
By Apoorva Mandavilli in

Calcutta  /  Published 31.05.20

Varsities, colleges shut till June 30

The higher education department has extended the closure of colleges and universities till June 30.The department issued an order on May 30 to vice-chancellors, saying “all government, all governmen...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.05.20

ACP shifted, ASI and 4 cops suspended over police unrest

An assistant sub-inspector and four constables of Calcutta Armed Police have been suspended and an assistant commissioner has been transferred following violence in the Salt Lake compound of the fourt...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.05.20

The Covid code: buffer, clean

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC) has defined what would be a “buffer area” and what would be an “affected area” if someone tests positive for Covid-19 but there are some unexplained po...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 29.05.20

17 released from Dhanbad quarantine centre after protest

As many as 17 persons were released from the quarantine centre on the campus of Government Polytechnic Institute on Friday after they launched a fast-unto-death to protest the delay in discharging the...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad


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