Cyclone Yaas causes heavy damage in Odisha, Bengal

Weakens after making an early landfall. Kolkata: Cyclone Yaas weakened into a severe cyclonic storm after making landfall hours before it was expected to on Wednesday, leaving a trail of destruction. A PTI report, quoting Odisha’s special relief commissioner P.K. Jena, said seawater entered thousands of houses in Bahanaga and Remuna blocks of the Balasore […]

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The Wages of Neglect

A derelict public-health system has exposed its frontline staff to untold risk Medical professionals are the first and last line of defence against any viral outbreak, and the global battle against the Coronavirus has proved no exception. Doctors, nurses, health workers, laboratory technicians, paramedics and others in the profession, are risking their lives to protect […]

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COVID-19: ‘Contactless’ Payment Methods Still Unavailable

Although the government is stressing on maintaining social distance, people who go out for buying groceries have to deal in cash.  By Shalu Chowrasia Howrah: At 7’oclock in the morning, when Shambhu leaves his house to buy groceries, he makes sure he is wearing a mask. He says he is worried that social distancing norms […]

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Baisakhi greeted with the threat of COVID-19, markets face huge loss

North India is to witness a low-spirited “Baisakhi” celebration this year due to the threat of coronavirus. The total number of COVID-19 cases in India has crossed 9000. By Archita Chakraborty Kolkata: Celebrations for the festival of Baisakhi are on a low key this year because of the pandemic the world is facing at the […]

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Ration scam in Nadia? Complaints pour in about non-availability of food grains

Despite the West Bengal Government announced last week the provision of subsidized wheat and rice for the poor (maximum five kilos per month)  till September, people are raising complaints about non-availability of grains from their local ration shops. By Ritam Chatterjee When Swapan Mukherjee, a ration-card holder from Nadia district, went to the local ration […]

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