West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.20

Cough syrup smuggling arrest

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested a key person of a racket smuggling cough syrups to Bangladesh. Santu Saha was arrested from a Calcutta hideout on Tuesday based on information shared by tw...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Health  /  Published 13.11.19

A clue to the flu

The weather is cold and damp now and many people are coughing and sneezing. The 200 known cold viruses and four types of human influenza are having a field day. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 07.03.19

That annoying cough

On a South American trip last month with two of my grandsons, the younger developed a cough. He had no fever, congestion or fatigue, said he felt fine, ate and slept normally and stayed well-hydrated....
By Jane E. Brody in

India  /  Published 15.04.20

Friend shot at for coughing in UP

A Noida youth has been accused of firing at a friend for coughing during a game of ludo, fearful that he would contract the coronavirus. According to eyewitnesses, Gullu Singh, the accused, and Prasha...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Health  /  Published 16.01.19

Miracle shot

Vaccines are among the most ingenious of inventions, and among the most maddening. Some global killers like smallpox and polio have been totally or nearly eradicated by products made with methods dati...
By New York Times News Service in


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