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Calcutta  /  Published 27.07.20

Covid: confusion breeds hostility against patients

An informal survey by a group of doctors, healthcare professionals and people who have recovered from Covid-19 has revealed that the fear of the coronavirus is growing and stoking neighbours’ ho...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 27.07.20

Odisha Covid-19 cases cross 25,000

The number of corona positive patients in Odisha stood at 25,389 on Sunday with 1,376 fresh cases being reported from across the state during the past 24 hours. What is of concern to the government i...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

World  /  Published 27.07.20

1 Covid case, N Korea in emergency

North Korea said on Sunday that it had locked down a city near its border with South Korea and declared a “maximum” national emergency after finding what its leader, Kim Jong-un, said coul...
By Choe Sang-Hun in Seoul

West Bengal  /  Published 26.07.20

Theft as a side-effect of quarantine

A school at a village in East Midnapore discovered an unusual side-effect of the coronavirus.  The building of Maitana Girls’ High School in the district’s Ramnagar block, which was ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Contai

States  /  Published 24.07.20

Sikkim: scribes in isolation

The East Sikkim district administration has directed eight journalists to go in for 14-day home quarantine after they came in close proximity with the secondary contact of a Covid-19 patient. The dir...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 23.07.20

Rancour in apartments over rules of quarantine

A family, one of whose members and a help have tested positive for Covid-19, has accused their neighbours of assaulting them. The neighbours have alleged the family had been moving in the building ev...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri and Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 23.07.20

Virus fear hangs as factories reopen

When Bajirao Thengde voiced his fears about going to work after dozens of colleagues fell sick with coronavirus, his boss at a motorbike factory in Maharashtra said he should “learn to live with...
By Reuters in Chennai

India  /  Published 23.07.20

Isolation fee hits Telengana migrants

Coronavirus quarantine charges levied by the Telangana government on migrant workers who are being flown home from Gulf nations will drive many returnees further into debt and put them at risk of dest...
By Reuters in Mumbai

Cricket  /  Published 22.07.20

Two-week quarantine for Indian team

India will have to undergo a two-week quarantine period, most likely in Adelaide, once they touch down in Australia for the much-anticipated tour later this year, Cricket Australia acting chief Nick H...
By PTI in Melbourne

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.07.20

Palamau civil court shut for two days

Work at Palamau civil court has been suspended after one of its third-grade employees tested positive for Covid-19. Confirming the news, principal district and sessions judge (PDJ) Palamau Pradip Kum...
By Our Correspondent in Daltonganj


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