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Calcutta  /  Published 31.12.20

Covid tests for 700 from 3 UK flights

The state government will conduct Covid tests of 700 passengers and crew members of three Air India flights from London that arrived in Calcutta since November 30, after the mutated strain of coronavi...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 18.12.20

Making history: An archive for the future

As the year limps to its close — not with a bang, but a whimper — and the scale and extent of the devastation caused by the SARS-Cov-2 virus gradually become apparent, even as the first va...
By Samantak Das in

Opinion  /  Published 17.12.20

Doomsday is creeping

Most people alive today are unlikely to have experienced a single year resembling 2020, both for the rapid spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the response to it worldwide. On the last day of last year...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda in

India  /  Published 01.09.20

Covid: call to limit testing

Three public health bodies on Monday called on government authorities to refrain from unbridled scaling up of tests for the new coronavirus and introduce pragmatic and targeted testing to conserve res...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.08.20

Cold immunity link to Covid

Immune memory cells that emerge from exposure to some common cold viruses also recognise SARS-CoV-2, the microbe that causes the coronavirus disease, scientists have discovered and speculate that this...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 29.07.20

Future tense: Examinations or students' lives?

You are 21 years old, going on 22. Three years ago, and a bit, you finished your final board exams, with a result that was neither terribly exciting, nor too disappointing, and then you got admission ...
By Samantak Das in

India  /  Published 19.04.20

From lab? Pangolin or bat more likely

Soon after the novel coronavirus outbreak, scientists identified an alteration in the virus’s RNA sequence.Compared to other coronaviruses, this alteration helps the novel coronavirus (nCoV or more ...
By Partha P. Majumder in

World  /  Published 04.05.20

Remdesivir helps in recovery, but is no magic pill

Pharma giant Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir has won US regulatory approval for emergency use in patients that are severely ill from Covid-19 but the drug, which flunked as a treatment for hepati...
By in

India  /  Published 29.04.20

IIT Guwahati collaborates with Hester Biosciences to develop Covid-19 vaccine

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) on Wednesday said it has joined hands with Ahmedabad-based Hester Biosciences to develop a vaccine for Covid-19 and animal trials are likely to start by ...
By PTI in Guwahati

Science  /  Published 19.05.20

Evolution or manipulation?

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has grabbed headlines with his controversial assertion that Covid-19 was caused not by a natural virus but one that was manufactured in a Chinese laboratory. Gadkari’s c...
By Shahid Jameel in


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