Delhi  /  Published 10.04.20

Why are doctors being assaulted?

Several doctors and health workers, at the forefront of the battle against the coronavirus, are reporting an alarming trend: a large number of them are being abused and assaulted by mobs. Ironically t...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 24.07.19

What our views on cancer reveal about us

An apocryphal tale dating back to the Soviet era suggests that the dreary speeches of members of the Politburo were usually greeted with thunderous applause. The applause was the audience’s way of e...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Opinion  /  Published 27.04.19

Surgical strike against science and scholarship

A term greatly beloved of the Narendra Modi government is ‘surgical strike’. It was first invoked in September 2016, after a cross-border raid undertaken by the Indian army on camps in Pakistan. N...
By Ramachandra Guha

West Bengal  /  Published 23.04.19

GPS collars to track elephant herds

The state forest department has decided to attach collars fitted with GPS tracking devices to wild elephants to monitor the movement of herds in north Bengal.The project, sources said, would be carrie...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

North East  /  Published 16.02.20

NE has 60 polluted river stretches: Board

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has identified 60 polluted river stretches based on biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) in different northeastern states, a study published by Delhi-based Centre...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala


West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.18

Women in science rue gender play

A woman on the dais of a physics seminar is a rarity, Parnika Das of the Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) told Metro, speaking about gender play in the world of physics. “And even if there is...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 30.04.20

Death & dignity during pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic is a test for everything and everyone — healthcare infrastructure, disaster management ability, response and responsibility of governments as well as of citizens as individuals...
By Avik Saha & Prannv Dhawan

India  /  Published 27.04.20

AIIMS committee to restore health services after lockdown

A month after the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) shut down its OPD services and curtailed all elective surgeries in its effort to redirect its resources to control the Covid-19 outbre...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.09.19

JC Bose fest eyes Guinness record

The science and technology ministry will this November host the fifth India International Science Festival in Calcutta where hundreds of students will seek to simultaneously repeat Jagadis Chandra Bos...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 14.10.19

Institutionalized gender discrimination in technical education

Sir — The 20-year-old engineering student, Monjita Baruah, was recently given the opportunity to head the British diplomatic mission in Calcutta for a day. This was part of an initiative by the Bri...
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