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North East

11 more test positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya

Shillong, August 3: Eleven more people, including two BSF personnel, tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya on Tuesday, taking the northeastern state's tally to 913, officials said. Eighteen people were discharged from the hospital, pushing the number of recoveries to 282. Of the 11 patients, nine are from East Khasi Hills district, and one each from West Jaintia Hills and Ri-Bhoi, Health Services director Aman War said. Meghalaya currently has 626 active cases -- 509 in East Khasi Hills, of which the state capital is a part, 56 in Ri-Bhoi,...
North East

COVID-19 patient flees from facility in Assam’s Dhubri, booked

Dhubri, August 4: A COVID-19 patient fled from a medical facility in Assam's Dhubri district, and was brought back on Tuesday after an operation that lasted for hours, police said. The patient fled from the Diporkuti Covid Care Centre in Bilasipara town of the district on Monday night, they said. The centre's in-charge informed the police after noticing that the patient was missing. The patient was tracked and brought back from his house in the Golakganj area, police said. The centre's in-charge informed police that the patient was reluctant to...
North East

Tripura CM tests negative for COVID-19 as two family members contract disease

Agartala, August 4: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday tested negative for COVID-19 even as two members of his family have contracted the disease. Deb, however, has quarantined himself at his residence for the next seven days. "Two of my family members found COVID-19 positive. Other family members found negative..." he tweeted late on Monday. Both the infected family members have been placed under home quarantine, Deb said. "My COVID-19 test results came negative. For next 7 days I will follow home quarantine & other guidelines. Also, I...
North East

60 new COVID-19 cases in Arunachal; tally rises to 1,752

Itanagar, August 4: Sixty more people, including 13 security personnel and four health workers have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the northeastern state's caseload to 1,752 on Tuesday, a senior health official said. Of the 60 new cases, 14 were reported from East Siang followed by Namsai (13), Changlang (9), Lower Siang (6), five each from East Kameng and Capital Complex, three each from Papum Pare and West Siang and one each from Longding and West Kameng districts respectively, State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa said. "Thirteen...
Page Mail

Covid-19 has changed way of life

Dear Madam, With the advent of Covid 19 , our way of life has changed drastically and we're given to understand that, our present way of life is to be a new normal., and the virus ain't leaving us atleast, in the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, I'm sure most parents are very worried about their children's future. And they should. Unprecedented measures initiated to contained the virus, eg. lockdown, closure of places of public gathering.... etc, has necessitated children to be confined in the four walls. And, as outdoor activities are...
Editorial

Default teaching methods

It has been rightly said that education is the process of imparting or gaining knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning, logic, rationality and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. On the contrary academic grades can only measure the retention or memory power. But unfortunately, in present time education and intelligence are being measured by academic grades and marks, and how much marks one gets, so intelligent and creative he/she is considered. In today's standard, good grades are the indication for an educated person and...
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