Saptak Datta

National Writer

Saptak Datta covers national and political news for NewsBytes. He has previously worked with Zenger News as a correspondent. Over a career spanning more than a year, his work has focused on international affairs and defense. He holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune.
Saptak Datta

13 Dec 2021

World

UK PM anticipates Omicron 'tidal wave'; pushes for vaccine booster

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday warned of an impending Omicron "tidal wave."

13 Dec 2021

India

COVID-19 impact: Kerala's all-cause deaths to hit record high

Kerala's all-cause mortality figures are expected to reach new highs this year due to the second wave of COVID-19.

12 Dec 2021

India

4 more Omicron cases detected; India's tally climbs to 37

Four more cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus were detected in India on Sunday, bringing the nationwide tally to 37.

12 Dec 2021

World

Over 80 dead as tornadoes devastate 6 US states

Overnight, dozens of catastrophic tornadoes ripped through five US states, killing more than 80 people.

12 Dec 2021

Politics

Narendra Modi's Twitter account 'briefly compromised,' shares cryptocurrency scam link

PM Narendra Modi's personal Twitter account was "briefly compromised" in the early hours of Sunday.

10 Dec 2021

Politics

BJP's Kolkata civic poll manifesto talks security, health, education

The West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party released its poll manifesto for the civic elections in Kolkata on Wednesday.

09 Dec 2021

India

Omicron: Curbs on international flights extended till January 31

Due to concerns over the new Omicron variant of coronavirus, the government has prolonged the suspension on scheduled foreign flights until January 31.

09 Dec 2021

Entertainment

9-year-old Bengal actor wins Greece festival award for 'Dostojee'

Actor Arif Shaikh, aged nine, has been named the best young actor in the 'Child's Performance' category at the 24th Olympia International Film Festival in Greece.

09 Dec 2021

India

Group Captain Varun Singh: Lone survivor of IAF's chopper crash

Group Captain Varun Singh of the Indian Air Force is the only survivor of Wednesday's tragic chopper crash near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.

09 Dec 2021

Technology

'Cautious optimism' after initial Omicron studies; here's what we know

Early studies on the Omicron variant of coronavirus reportedly present a less grim picture than previously imagined.

08 Dec 2021

Politics

Farmers to end protest tomorrow as Centre agrees to demands

Farmers are set to call off their protest against the central government's agricultural laws after taking a final call on Thursday noon.

08 Dec 2021

Business

India's richest 10% hold 57% of national income: Inequality Report

India stands out as a "poor and very unequal country, with an affluent elite," according to the World Inequality Report 2022.

07 Dec 2021

India

Munawar Faruqui axed from Gurgaon comedy festival amid threats

Stand-up comic Munawar Faruqui has been removed from the line-up of performers at the Gurgaon Comedy Festival over "public safety concerns."

06 Dec 2021

India

Nothing wrong in transparency: SC judge wants hearings live-streamed

Supreme Court Justice Abhay Sreeniwas Oka has reportedly expressed support for the live-streaming of court hearings.

07 Dec 2021

India

Nagaland tribe body lists 5 demands after botched anti-insurgency op

The Nagaland tribe, which accounted for the most civilian fatalities in a failed anti-insurgency operation, has submitted a presented its demands to the government.

06 Dec 2021

Politics

India true friend and great power, says Putin in Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for the 21st India-Russia Annual Summit.

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