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World  /  Published 02.04.22

New Covid variant in UK

A new Covid variant has been found in the UK but experts say it’s too soon to know if it is more transmissible than previous strains, reports The UK Health Security Agency (U...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

News  /  Published 29.03.22

Noise and air pollution triggering sleep disorders in Kolkatans, say doctors

Rajarshi Neogi, a psychiatrist, pointed out that insomnia has increased during Covid, particularly in people confined to their homes. “Work from home is completely destroying sleep discipline an...
By The Plurals News Network

Opinion  /  Published 28.03.22

As damaging

Tobacco-use continues to be one of the primary causes of chronic ailments — cancer, lung disease and stroke — in India, accounting for nearly 1.35 million deaths every year. India ranks se...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 17.03.22

Pollutant in Kolkata winter air exceeds 10 times the WHO limit, 2.5 times the India limit

“Overall, the week from December 26 to January 3 was the poorest. The PM 2.5 value during the week was 118 microgram,” said Avikal Somvanshi, an air pollution researcher at CSE. “Th...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 12.03.22

Letters to the Editor: Buying and selling of sanitary pads must be normalized

End the shame Sir — Whenever someone asks for sanitary napkins at a pharmacy, other customers look at the person with shock and disdain. Then, the shopkeeper swiftly and discretely puts the pac...
By The Telegraph


World  /  Published 11.03.22

Destroy pathogens in labs: WHO

The World Health Organization advised Ukraine to destroy high-threat pathogens housed in the country's public health laboratories to prevent "any potential spills" that would spread dise...
By Reuters

Science Tech  /  Published 23.02.22

Africa: Tangle quest to make mRNA vaccine

Last week's European Union-African Union summit brought conflicting news about mRNA vaccine production in Africa. Two days after BioNTech executives announced plans to export a version of its Mar...
By Deutsche Welle

Opinion  /  Published 17.02.22

Keep treating: doctors' oath

Unearthing troubles where there are none seems to have become the norm in present-day India. The National Medical Commission has suggested to medical colleges that the traditional Hippocratic Oath &md...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 05.02.22

Pollutant in ‘scary’ Kolkata air exceeds 13 times the WHO limit

Sprinkling water on roads, the experts pointed out, will not achieve much. Mayor Firhad Hakim, who is also Bengal’s transport minister, admitted that the city’s pollution scene is “...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 05.02.22

Letters to the Editor: Hope Wordle doesn't go behind a pay wall now

Simple pleasures Sir — Wordle, the five-letter word game which has become the talk of the town, was recently acquired by The New York Times Company. The game is known for its ad-free, no-frills...
By The Telegraph


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