Covid 19
India  /  Published 15.05.20

Special plasma trial in Calcutta

Starting next week, doctors at Calcutta Medical College hope to draw 500ml plasma from the blood of patients who have recovered from the new coronavirus infection and offered their help in a clinical ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 15.05.20

Covid report alarm after cremation

Police is on the lookout for nearly 30 people who attended the cremation of a Sukantanagar woman who died purportedly of a stroke but was later found to have been Covid-positive.The lady in her 50s su...
By Snehal Sengupta

Science  /  Published 11.05.20

How safe are we? Check the sewer

The world is eager to come out of lockdown. But if countries simply return to business as usual, new outbreaks of Covid-19 will follow. The only solution that public health experts see is to keep care...
By Carl Zimmer/New York Times News Service

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.20

Connected: 1.2 billion Indians

Dreams come true in different ways. Inaugurating Digital India Week in 2015, the prime minister had said that he dreamt of a digital India where high-speed digital highways unite the nation and 1.2 bi...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 06.05.20

Institutions approved for PLACID Trial

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has approved 21 institutions for participating in a randomised controlled study to assess the safety and efficacy of convalescent plasma to limit complica...
By PTI in New Delhi


Business  /  Published 04.05.20

GDP to contract by 20% in June quarter: Icra

Icra on Monday estimated that the country's GDP might contract by as much as 20 per cent in the June quarter. India’s GDP is expected to overcome some lost ground in the remainder of the year but st...
By PTI in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 03.05.20

Restart call within red zones

Districts with substantial economic activity should be permitted to resume all industrial and business operations with highest safety protocols for enterprises to remain financially sustainable while ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 02.05.20

Masks Etcetera

By Dr Gita Mathai

Calcutta  /  Published 01.05.20

Social-distancing economics worries bus owners

The Bengal government has asked the district magistrates of seven districts that have been identified as Covid-19 green zones to make a realistic assessment of the bus routes where services can resume...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 28.04.20

Govt damper on plasma ‘cure’

The Union health ministry said that plasma therapy was at an experimental stage and there is no evidence yet to support claims that it can be used as treatment for Covid-19, Tuesday’s clarification ...
By PTI in New Delhi


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