World  /  Published 06.07.20

China rules Covid-19 medical gear market

Alarmed at China’s stranglehold over supplies of masks, gowns, test kits and other front-line weapons for battling the coronavirus, countries around the world have set up their own factories to ...
By Keith Bradsher in Beijing

India  /  Published 05.07.20

Vaccine: warning on shortcuts

A national scientific body on Sunday warned that shortcuts in vaccine development could compromise scientific rigour, amid public concerns that Indian researchers are under pressure to produce a vacci...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.20

Uncertain future: perils of star gazing

Susan Miller, a leading astrologer in the United States of America, had predicted in January that 2020 would “be a great... and... prosperous year,” going on to add that Capricorn would be...
By Atanu Biswas in

Calcutta  /  Published 04.07.20

Containment plan: change mooted

The concept of containment zones has been changed. In the new concept, the house or flat of a patient will be called isolation unit and the surrounding areas will be declared free zones. There have b...
By Subhajoy Roy and Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 03.07.20

Database hole in India points to missing patients

Dozens of clinical trials registered on an American database and listing India among their sites for enrolment of patients are missing from India’s own database of trials, a study has revealed, ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.07.20

Curbs on visitors to Odisha govt offices

The Odisha government on Thursday decided to restrict the entry of visitors to the Lok Seva Bhavan (state secretariat) and other important government buildings like the Krushi Bhavan till July 31. Th...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.20

Bengal surpasses 5 lakh Covid-19 tests

Bengal on Thursday went past the landmark of total 5 lakh Covid-19 tests with 10,405 tests in 24 hours and became the seventh state to reach the figure. It took 44 days for Bengal to attain the tally...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 01.07.20

Covid vaccination priority for health workers: govt

India will prioritise healthcare workers and vulnerable people to be among the earliest recipients of any vaccines against the coronavirus disease, officials said on Tuesday. Vaccines would also be ma...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 01.07.20

Couples sleep better

Women have more Alzheimer’s disease-related changes in the brain than men, and this may be linked to hormonal disruptions at menopause, researchers say. “About two-thirds of people living ...
By Agencies in

Business  /  Published 29.06.20

Government allows export of PPE

The government has permitted shipment of personal protection equipment (PPE) medical coveralls for Covid-19, partially relaxing the export norms with a monthly quota of 50 lakh units. The product was ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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