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North East

Assam theatre fest ends with renowned playwright’s drama on pandemic

Guwahati, September 16: Renowned playwright and theatre personality Sitanath Lahkar’s latest play ‘Drohi’ was staged at the annual Brajanath Sharma Memorial Inter-State Drama Festival here on Friday, the last day of the 14th edition of the fest. Based on Covid period, the play exposes how a section of society tried to capitalise on the human catastrophe by means of superstitions. “The pandemic had brought out the best and worst in people. We have tried to portray both sides, especially how the medical community put their lives at stake only to...
North East

Consider package for lives lost during pandemic: HC to Meghlaya Govt. on deaths of newborns, mothers

SHILLONG, MARCH 26: The Meghalaya High Court on Friday suggested the State Government to consider a package in cases where lives may have been lost due to the want of medical facilities during the pandemic. A Division Bench headed by Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee made the observation while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on the deaths of 877 newborns and 61 mothers in Meghalaya during the pandemic. "It may also do well for the State to consider some form of package for those cases where lives may have been...
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