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Nagaland BSL-3 lab: 9 samples test negative

Kohima, May 23: On the second day of the home test of suspected COVID-19 samples, the just inaugurated Bio-Safety Level (BSL) – 3 Laboratory at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima conducted six more test taking the tally to 9 as on Saturday. Official sources said that three test were conducted on May 22 while six were done today, while all nine have tested negative. “We have got more samples and we will be testing tomorrow, but since we have just started the lab the testing will gradually increase and pick up...

WHG online platform launched for Mon district

Dimapur, May 23: The World Help Group (WHG) online platform for Mon District was launched on May 22 at National Informatics Centre (NIC), Video Conference room in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner Mon. Nimith Agarwal, the founder of WHG said the Foundation has developed an online platform entirely dedicated to cater to the needs of the individuals and families whose livelihoods were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic on essential requirements such as food, rations and basic medicines. The platform has been developed by the WHG foundation in response to...
North East

Senior journalists seek justice for lady scribe

Dimapur, May 23: At a time when journalists are keeping company with Covid-19 warriors at the forefront so as to keep people informed of the unprecedented crisis, some media houses are displaying rank heartlessness and irresponsibility. In a recent incident in Guwahati which has triggered widespread dismay among the journalist fraternity, a married lady reporter of a TV news channel has been given marching orders after she informed the management of her pregnancy and requested transfer to the news desk. Taking serious note of the incident, a group of senior...
North East

Sikkim reports first COVID-19 case as Delhi returnee tests positive

Gangtok, May 23: Sikkim reported its first COVID-19 case on Saturday as a 25-year-old student who recently returned from Delhi tested positive for the disease, a senior official said. The sample of the student was sent to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri for testing. The report came back positive, Health Department Director General-cum-Secretary Pempa Tshering Bhutia told reporters here. The student, who hails from Rabangla in South Sikkim district, is undergoing treatment at Sir Thutob Namgyal Memorial (STNM) Hospital here, he said. The student was in Delhi...

Media one of the most adversely affected sectors due to COVID-19: PHDCCI report

New Delhi, May 23: Media has been one of the most adversely affected sectors due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a significant decline in advertisement revenues, a research report of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry said on Saturday. The report was submitted to Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, by Dr D K Aggarwal, President, Sanjay Aggarwal, Senior Vice President, Mukesh Gupta, Chairman - Media and Entertainment Committee, PHDCCI. Media has been one of the most badly affected sectors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the report said. "The...
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