West Bengal  /  Published 16.01.22

Covid: Doubt on leave of teachers cleared

The school education department has issued a fresh order, clarifying that teachers are entitled to quarantine leave in case they test positive. The department had earlier this month issued an order t...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

India  /  Published 07.01.22

7-day isolation for global arrivals

7-day mandatory home quarantine for all international arrivals in India amid Omicron scare, reports quoting Jnion Health Ministry The list of 'at-risk' countries has also been expand...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.01.22

Isolation duration cut to seven days

A Covid-19 patient at home may end isolation after at least seven days have passed from testing positive with no fever for three successive days, the Centre said in new guidelines that cut the quarant...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

World  /  Published 22.12.21

UK: Self-isolation period reduced

 Britain surpassed 100,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday for the first time since the start of the pandemic, as the England’s government announced an easing of isolation restrictions. ...
By Cora Engelbrecht and Megan Specia in London

West Bengal  /  Published 18.12.21

Scan authority for imported plants

The Centre has decided to appoint a post-entry quarantine (PEQ) inspection authority in north Bengal to issue certificates for use of plants imported in the region. Floriculture and horticulture are ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


News  /  Published 27.11.21

Air tickets costlier now, bookings low from Kolkata

A flier to Dubai has to undergo an additional Rapid PCR test at Kolkata airport before boarding the flight that costs Rs 4,000 along with the routine RT-PCR test that has to be conducted within 72 hou...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

People  /  Published 22.11.21

A mishmash of music to comfort at midnight

The name of the show was easy. “At that time people were terrified and my partner and I were discussing how lucky we were that we lived close to each other.” Hence the hypochondriacs and p...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

India  /  Published 15.11.21

Quarantine-free entry to India from 99 countries possible

India on Monday resumed quarantine-free entry for foreign travellers from 99 countries, which have agreed to a mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccination certificates with it, almost 20 months after r...
By Our bureau and PTI

News  /  Published 28.10.21

IIT Kharagpur cuts quarantine period to 3 days

IIT Kharagpur has reduced the period of quarantine from seven to three days for the students who are being called back to the campus so the inflow could be increased. “The period of quarantine ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kharagpur

News  /  Published 02.10.21

IIT Kharagpur orders week’s isolation for scholars post-Puja

IIT Kharagpur has informed research scholars that those who will go home during the Puja have to “self-quarantine” themselves in their rooms on their return “in order to prevent any ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kharagpur


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