Social Distancing
Calcutta  /  Published 09.09.20

Queue ordeal for the aged at banks

The days of complete lockdown in the state have compounded the problem, said bankers and customers. “The state was under complete lockdown on Monday. When the bank opened after two days on Tues...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 08.09.20

SOPs for schools offering guidance

The Union health ministry has issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for “partial reopening” of schools outside Covid containment zones to offer guidance to students of Classes XI to ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 08.09.20

Health experts emphasize sanitisation and social distancing

As the country slowly eases back into normalcy following the Covid-19 lockdown, preventive measures to keep the virus at bay assume much more importance.  What should be the proper social distan...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

World  /  Published 06.09.20

No fee refund for Covid flout dismissal

Northeastern University dismissed 11 first-year students this week and declined to refund their $36,500 tuition after they were discovered crowded into a room at a Boston hotel serving as a temporary ...
By New York Times News Service in New York

India  /  Published 04.09.20

Guard down, infections up

The quaint, sugarcane-growing village of Rajewadi in Maharashtra did not have a single confirmed coronavirus case until mid-August. Now one in every four people there is positive for the virus, with p...
By Reuters in Rajewadi

Calcutta  /  Published 03.09.20

Metro date expected after Friday meeting

A meeting between officials of Metro Railway and the state government on Thursday could not finalise the date of resumption of commercial services. A date and other modalities are likely to be announ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 01.09.20

Sun Temple opens for visitors

The 13th Century Sun Temple at Konark, which has been closed since March 15, reopened for tourists on Tuesday. However, tourists need to adhere to the Covid-19 guidelines like wearing masks and maint...
By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneswar

Jharkhand  /  Published 31.08.20

STATE DIGEST: Fire at Bokaro power plant

Congress ljhar Ahmad on Monday protested the steep hike in Vegetables by wearing a garland of vegetables.  Ahmad blamed the central government's flawed policy for the price rise in  the...
By Our Bureau in

Opinion  /  Published 29.08.20

Zooming in on Covidiots

Now is different than before. How long will now last? Is now here to stay? Till Puja? Or Diwali? Or Christmas and beyond? Did we think now would be like this? A world in which we would have to learn a...
By Derek O’Brien in

India  /  Published 21.08.20

EC: pandemic poll norms

The Election Commission of India on Friday issued guidelines for the conduct of polls during the pandemic, incorporating a host of precautionary measures but not banning convicted leaders from being p...
By Our Correspondent in New Delhi


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