India  /  Published 03.07.20

Health ministry revises home isolation guidelines

As a large number of people showing no symptoms being detected for Covid-19, the Union health ministry on Thursday revised the home isolation guidelines to include asymptomatic positive patients in th...
By PTI in New Delhi

States  /  Published 02.07.20

Sikkim FIR against five from Bengal over funeral

Sikkim police have registered an FIR against five members of an extended family from Bengal for entering the state by violating the Covid-19 protocol, but the law enforcers themselves have come under ...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Gangtok

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.20

Bengal surpasses 5 lakh Covid-19 tests

Bengal on Thursday went past the landmark of total 5 lakh Covid-19 tests with 10,405 tests in 24 hours and became the seventh state to reach the figure. It took 44 days for Bengal to attain the tally...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 02.07.20

Markets shut in virus fear

Elsewhere, in Salt Lake, at least six officers of the cyber crime police station housed in the Bidhannagar North police station have tested positive for Covid-19. The police station is on the first fl...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

World  /  Published 02.07.20

On video call? Do try the Zoom shirt

It’s time to log in to his first Zoom meeting of his workday, so Joe Farrell puts on a short-sleeve button-down from Brooks Brothers, in black, red and white plaid. He has worn it for video cal...
By Joel Stein in New York

India  /  Published 01.07.20

Bihar migrant kills himself

It was the will to live that had spurred migrant worker Sikandar Yadav, 32, to walk under a scorching sun and thumb truck rides to make the 1,000km journey from Delhi to his home in Bihar amid the loc...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Calcutta  /  Published 29.06.20

Mother, son face ire over Covid-19

A woman who has tested positive for Covid-19, along with three others in the family, allegedly faced hostile behaviour from neighbours who did not want her and her eight-year-old son to stay in home i...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 29.06.20

Quarantined alone at home with Covid-19

The narcissism of bourgeois life is concealed in normal times by good manners but becomes obvious in moments of crisis. When I discovered I was running a temperature one afternoon late last month, my ...
By Mukul Kesavan in Una

Calcutta  /  Published 28.06.20

Landed, chased at airport, quarantined

This newspaper had written on Thursday about a fiasco over 143 fliers from Malaysia who refused to go to any paid quarantine centre after landing at the airport around 7pm on Tuesday and instead heade...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.06.20

Crash kills ambulance driver, Covid-19 patient

A youth who had tested positive for Covid-19 at a quarantine centre in East Midnapore’s Kolaghat was killed and a 21-year-old patient from a quarantine centre in Gopalnagar suffered serious injuries...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Panskura


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