India  /  Published 26.11.20

Unveiled: Covid curbs till December

The Union home ministry on Wednesday issued a fresh set of guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution against Covid-19 that will be effective from December 1 and will remain in place till ye...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 18.11.20

New Town speed cameras with a direct line to cops

Speed cameras will be installed at regular intervals on the six-lane Major Arterial Road that connects New Town with Salt Lake on one end and the airport on the other. The 10.5km-long road had been o...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

West Bengal  /  Published 27.10.20

‘Covid warriors’ on puja pandal duty

Hundreds of cured novel coronavirus patients, who have been named “Covid warriors” by the state government, were on duty at many popular Durga Puja pandals across Bengal during the four da...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

World  /  Published 07.10.20

EU court blow to snooping

The European Union’s top court ruled on Tuesday that unrestrained mass surveillance of phone and Internet data is unlawful, in a move that could curb the powers of spying agencies in France and ...
By Reuters in Paris

West Bengal  /  Published 13.09.20

GPS tracking system for Haldia trucks

The East Midnapore district administration has mandated GPS tracking systems and driver background checks for all private transporters operating around 6,500 heavy vehicles daily in the industrial tow...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Haldia

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.09.20

Central team at steel city for inspection

A three-member team of the central health department reached the steel city on Monday afternoon amid rising Covid-19 cases in East Singhbhum. The team is set to inspect various health hubs to ascerta...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

Cricket  /  Published 20.08.20

App to keep eye on players

Players will be tracked by an app designed specifically to monitor their movements in and out of the bio-security bubble during the IPL in the UAE. This app has been designed by Restrata, a British f...
By Indranil Majumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 23.07.20

Face-recognition tech and its consequences

Charles Darwin was once almost prevented from boarding a ship by the captain for a strange reason. Looking at Darwin’s nose, the captain, Robert Fitzroy, had wondered whether Darwin possessed su...
By Nirupam Hazra in

West Bengal  /  Published 16.07.20

Covid numbers will rise a little, says Mamata

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday underscored that the Covid-19 outbreak was a global affliction and said Bengal knew of no “magic spell” to keep it at bay when the number of patients was risin...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.07.20

Trucks, drones to watch tuskers

The forest department on Wednesday unveiled four mini trucks, which will ferry men and equipment to control marauding elephants. Every truck, called Airavat, is GPS-enabled and comes with a drone to ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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