World  /  Published 13.03.20

1st Covid-19 case traced back to Nov 17 in Hubei

The first case of novel coronavirus can be traced back to November 17 last year in China's Hubei province, which subsequently became its epicentre as it rapidly spread at home and abroad before Chines...
By PTI in Beijing

Opinion  /  Published 26.12.18

First aid for farmers

The editorial, “Open season” (Dec 21), has pointed out that farm loan waivers can never be a lasting solution for farmers’ distress in India. However, one must admit that taking a hard-line appr...
By The Telegraph in

North East  /  Published 21.05.20

Paneri welcomes co-existence with bats

The widespread fear of bats, which have been linked to the emergence of viral diseases like SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) and now Covid-19, have not...
By Shajid Khan in Udalguri

Science  /  Published 02.02.20

Virus in flight

If previous outbreaks of coronavirus are any indication, the Wuhan strain that is now spreading may eventually be traced back to bats. Dr Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance, who has been wo...
By James Gorman/NYTNS in

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.01.20

Fruit bats exit hastily

Thanks to noise pollution, the sharp-eyed fruit bats, also known as flying fox, have made an hasty exit from the island at Jayanti sarovar at landmark Jubilee Park.Heightened activity in view of the ...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 12.05.20

In bat terrain, it’s live and let live

The outbreak of Covid-19 has cast what the scientific community last month termed a “premature and unfair” pall over the bat species.But in the midst of a tug-of-war between science and popular op...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

Science  /  Published 27.02.20

Moths with special scales evolved to evade bats

Some species of moths can absorb as much as 85 per cent of the sound that hunting bats pitch and reflect off the insects to locate them, according to a study which may lead to advanced, bio-inspired a...
By PTI in London

World  /  Published 03.06.20

Scientists trace evolution of coronaviruses in bats

An international team of scientists, including a prominent researcher at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, has analyzed all known coronaviruses in Chinese bats and used genetic analysis to trace the li...
By James Gorman in New York


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