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India faces lost generation as virus pushes children to work

August 10, 2020 2:03 pm

Global child labor had been gradually declining in the past two decades, but the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to reverse that trend, according to the ILO.

Lessons from 1918 Spanish flu: When mask laws triggered protests in US

August 09, 2020 8:31 pm

Then, as today, an intense debate had ensued over the utility and convenience of wearing masks. Citizens neglected the ordinance, showed defiance, and some also organised protests.

Co-morbidity a common factor in UT Covid deaths

August 07, 2020 11:18 am

In July itself, the UT recorded 12 deaths in 25 days. In August, it has already seen two deaths.

Panchkula deaths: Two with co-morbidities, one due to delay in admission

August 07, 2020 11:03 am

As per the district bulletin, this was recorded as the first Covid-19 related death in district.

A global solution for the digital world

August 06, 2020 4:58 pm

A multilateral approach is needed to resolve concerns over digital taxes.

Recommend ways to enhance Covid beds: Badnore to medical experts

August 06, 2020 11:10 am

The Administrator said, the guidelines notified for gymnasiums and yoga institutions should be strictly followed and any violation will invite closure of the unit.

Panchkula tests 500 people per day, stays ahead of UT, Mohali

August 06, 2020 11:00 am

With the increasing number of cases, aggressive testing will help the district immensely, says CMO Dr Jasjeet Kaur.

Covid-19: 47% of Punjab’s patients aged between 21 and 40 years

August 05, 2020 1:59 pm

Health economist with the Chandigarh-based Centre for Rural and Industrial Development Aswini Kumar Nanda attributed the high positivity rate between persons aged 21 to 40 years to their “more mobility”.

No flight ops at Kolkata airport on revised total lockdown days

August 04, 2020 8:51 pm

As per the new changes the lockdown will be enforced on August 20 and 21 and August 27 and 28, instead of August 16, 17, 23 and 24 as announced earlier, the government order said.

Germany already dealing with second coronavirus wave - doctors' union

August 04, 2020 1:07 pm

Europe's biggest economy has so far withstood the pandemic with far fewer deaths than some large neighbours like France and Italy, owing to widespread testing, a well-equipped healthcare system and good adherence to social distancing.


New times for Kolkata's New Market: Shops open, few customers

July 16, 2020 6:52 pm

The West Bengal government on Tuesday extended till July 19 the total lockdown in containment zones to stem the spike in COVID-19 cases.

On the job with a young Covid warrior

July 16, 2020 4:02 pm

The Covid care centre at CWG village is operated by a volunteer group of doctors called Doctors For You (DFY), which is also handling the Covid centre at Shehnai banquet hall in Delhi.

Laughter locked down: How 'Mickey Mouse' lost his job in pandemic

July 16, 2020 11:59 am

Due to coronavirus, many people have lost their jobs due to lockdown. As the country is unlocking, there are many who have not yet started working including Kolkata's Prabir Kumar Sajjan and Gautam Adhikari.

Unlock 2.0: Gardens, parks in J&K reopen after 3 months

July 08, 2020 10:25 pm

Gardens and parks in Kashmir reopened on Wednesday morning after remaining closed for over 100 days due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

A Delhi school now serving as a Covid-19 testing centre

July 08, 2020 6:58 pm

Delhi has seen 1,02,831 cases so far, of which 25,449 are active. In the past 24 hours, 50 people have died, taking the total toll to 3,165.

City of Joy springs back to life in times of Covid-19

July 07, 2020 8:23 pm

After a spike in COVID-19 cases, West Bengal has announced a strict lockdown in containment zones & buffer zones across the state from July 9, 2020.

With free entry for first 15 days, Dilli Haat reopens to low footfall

July 05, 2020 8:20 pm

The entry has been made free for first 15 days to encourage visitors.

How Mumbai, suburbs are fighting Covid-19

July 02, 2020 8:10 pm

The country’s worst-affected state, Maharashtra, on Wednesday recorded 5,537 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the total count to 1.8 lakh. With 198 deaths also recorded on the day, the toll crossed 8,000 as the state clocked 100 days of lockdown.

India ramps up Covid testing, now tests over 2 lakh samples a day

June 28, 2020 11:04 pm

With nearly 20,000 fresh infections reported in the past 24 hours, India now has over 5.28 lakh COVID cases. As many as 410 deaths were reported, taking the number of casualties to 16,095.

Eiffel Tower reopens after longest closure since World War II

June 25, 2020 5:47 pm

Marking another milestone in France's recovery from coronavirus lockdown, the Eiffel Tower reopened to visitors Thursday after its longest-ever closure in peace time: 104 days.