West Bengal: 1,478 new Covid cases, 29 more die in a day

The fresh caseload took the total number of cases till date to 14,99,783. As many as 1,478 more people in the state tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, while 29 fresh fatalities pushed Bengal’s coronavirus death toll to 17,708 a health bulletin said. The fresh caseload took the total number of cases till date to […]


During Covid, an image makeover opportunity for police

In their compassionate response during the pandemic, police personnel have shown how community engagement and trust can be deepened. This must continue even after the Covid crisis ends Sunil Kumar, while rushing to work from his home in Najafgarh, noticed a woman asking for help at AIIMS. He stopped to find that her only child, […]


Injecting a crisis

States issuing separate global tenders speaks of Centre’s abdication on vaccines. High time it listens, course corrects India’s anti-Covid vaccination plans are in disarray, and the Centre seems to be living in denial. On Monday, it assured the Supreme Court that it is in control of the situation and said that it is working with […]


UK authorities label version of Indian Covid variant as concerning

“Cases of VOC-21APR-02 have increased to 520 from 202 over the last week and almost half the cases are related to travel or contact with a traveller,” Public Health England (PHE) said. Health authorities in England on Friday labelled one subtype of the so-called Indian variant as a variant of concern (VOC), following a rise […]