‘IMCT= India’s Most Callous Team’: TMC

KOLKATA: The ruling Trinamool Congress on Saturday described the two inter-ministerial central teams (IMCT) visiting West Bengal to assess the COVID-19 situation as “India’s Most Callous Team”, which, it said, has sought to spread the political virus “shamelessly”. The central teams have been visiting hospitals and quarantine centres and meeting […]

Rapid antibody tests put on hold: Sources

NEW DELHI: States and Union Territories have been asked to put on hold the use of Covid-19 rapid antibody test kits till their accuracy is rechecked by apex health research body the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), official sources said on Saturday. According to the sources, teams constituted by […]

Centre seeks stricter lockdown in North Bengal

KOLKATA: A central team visiting north Bengal to assess the Covid-19 situation wrote to the West Bengal government on Saturday, suggesting stricter implementation of lockdown there. Two central teams are visiting the state — one in Kolkata and the other at Siliguri in North Bengal. In a letter to chief […]

Palghar lynching: Who killed Sadhus & why?

The brutal killing of Sadhus at Palghar in Maharashtra by supposedly local criminals in the very presence of policemen shows the level of utter lawlessness and police apathy, besides booming morale of criminal-politician nexus in the state. While the so-deceased sadhus met their gory end en-route to attend the funeral […]

Covid-19: Govt guidelines on ACs, coolers & fans

NEW DELHI: The government has issued guidelines addressing concerns associated with air conditioning (AC) and ventilation to control the spread of coronavirus in residences, work spaces and healthcare facilities. According to the guidelines compiled by the Indian Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioner Engineers (ISHRAE), a temperature between 24-30 […]

Panic buying grips Chennai, four other cities

CHENNAI: Panic buying gripped Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem and Tirupur corporation areas on Saturday as total lockdown will be in force in these places from Sunday for a few days. Markets and provision stores saw hordes of people, throwing physical distancing to a complete toss. Around 11.30am, chief minister Edappadi […]

We’ll see who breaks Tendulkar’s records: Lee

NEW DELHI: Former Australia speedster Brett Lee believes Virat Kohli can surpass the extraordinary feat of “god” Sachin Tendulkar. “We are talking about phenomenal numbers here, so you mentioned seven to eight years of cricket and at the rate he (Virat Kohli) is going, yes, he can definitely knock it […]

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