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India logs 20,000 COVID cases, 279 deaths in 24 hours

A total of 16,88,18,054 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now. Of these, 7,15,397 samples were tested on Sunday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said

Published on 28th December 2020

Intellectuals protest in support of Amartya Sen after Visva Bharati University named him an illegal occupant on campus

The protest programme convened by theatre personality and West Bengal Minister for Science and Technology Bratya Basu, was held in front of the premises of Kolkata's Academy of Fine Arts

Published on 27th December 2020

Recoveries and new cases at neck and neck in the last 24 hours, recovery rate remains at 95.78 per cent

A total of 16,71,59,289 samples have been tested for COVID-19 till now. Of these, 8,53,527 samples were tested on Friday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said

Published on 26th December 2020

Ladakh's Startsapuk Tso, Tso Kar lake complex added to list of Ramsar sites

Last month, two wetlands — the Lonar lake in Maharashtra and Sur Sarovar, also known as Keetham lake, in Agra — were added to the list of Ramsar sites

Published on 24th December 2020

Tagore's vision, philosophy must be preserved: Mamata Banerjee on Visva-Bharati turning 100

Visva-Bharati, located in Santiniketan, was established in 1921. The institute received the status of a central university in 1951 by an act of Parliament

Published on 24th December 2020

India records 333 deaths in 24 hours, worries arise over new Coronavirus variant

A new virulent strain of the COVID-19 virus has appeared in the UK and Africa. The mutant is said to be 70 per cent more aggressive, according to reports

Published on 23rd December 2020

WB Govt to transfer Rs 10,000 to 9.5 lakh students' accounts to buy tab, smartphone

Most of the students in rural Bengal either have one handset in the family or the gadget is not compatible to attend online classes

Published on 22nd December 2020

India reports 24,000 new COVID-19 cases, 333 deaths

A total of 96,06,111 people have recovered till now, while 25,709 recovered in the last 24 hours. Currently, there are 3,03,639 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 95.53 per cent 

Published on 21st December 2020

Amit Shah visits Visva Bharati University, attends cultural programme amid his two-day visit to WB

The Union Minister is also scheduled to visit Shyambati in Birbhum, where he will have lunch with the family of a Baul singer

Published on 20th December 2020

India's COVID tally 99,79,447 with 22,890 new cases

As of the ministry's data on Friday, there are 3,13,831 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 95.40 per cent, and the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent

Published on 18th December 2020

Shocking! Over 60 per cent of women in 12 states and UTs never used the internet, reveals survey 

Over 60 per cent women in 12 states and union territories have never used the internet, the latest National Family Health Survey has revealed

Published on 15th December 2020

COVID-19 cases in India at over 99 Lakh. Country records the lowest daily hike since July

The last time India recorded around 20,000 cases was on July 2 when there were 20,903 fresh cases reported in 24 hours; on July 3 it was 22,771; July 6 it was 22,251

Published on 15th December 2020

COVID-19: Daily new cases dip below 30,000 again this month 

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 98,84,100 with  27,071 infections being reported in a day. The death toll rose to 1,43,355 with 336 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed

Published on 14th December 2020

With over 29,000 new cases, India's COVID-19 tally rises to 97.96 lakh

The recovery rate stands at 94.84 per cent, and the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent. On Thursday, 9,22,959 tests were conducted, taking the tally of total tests conducted to 15,07,59,726

Published on 11th December 2020

COVID-19: India's cumulative tests inch closer to 15 crores, national positivity rate stands at 6.50%

The cumulative COVID-19 national positivity rate stands at 6.50 per cent as on date. The daily positivity rate is just 3.14 per cent. Higher volumes of testing eventually lead to low positivity rate

Published on 9th December 2020

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