Opinion  /  Published 28.06.20

No filters needed

Sir — One down, several more to go. According to news reports,, a leading matrimonial website in India has removed its skin colour filter after facing backlash from users. There are too m...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 26.05.20

Why the low Covid death rate?

India’s death rate among coronavirus disease patients is among the lowest in the world, the health ministry said on Tuesday, attributing it to early detection and clinical management, but health res...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 15.06.20

Vaccination hit as clinics around the city still closed

Immunisation and check-ups remain a worry because many doctors, including those who have started returning to outpatient departments of private hospitals, are yet to see patients in their standalone c...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 01.04.20

BCG link to fewer coronavirus cases: Study

The Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine, administered to millions of Indian children soon after birth to protect against tuberculosis, could be a game-changer in the fight against the deadly corona...
By PTI in New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 20.04.20

Novak Djokovic's vaccination dilemma

Novak Djokovic has said he would be against a compulsory coronavirus vaccination if it became a requirement for tennis players to travel to tournaments.“Personally I’m against vaccination. I would...
By Agencies in Belgrade


West Bengal  /  Published 28.02.20

Mammoth animal vaccination

The Bengal forest department carried out a “Herculean task” of vaccinating 17 wild rhinos over an area of 10sqkm in Jaldapara National Park a few days ago to prevent an outbreak of a suspected inf...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 22.02.20

Pet elephants and wild herbivores injected with medicine in Jaldapara

The Bengal forest department launched a drive on Saturday to vaccinate all herbivores in the Sishamara beat of the Jaldapara National Park and over 70 pet elephants against anthrax which is suspected ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

India  /  Published 08.05.20

Could this vaccine protect against the coronavirus?

A group of city-based researchers who scanned coronavirus-related data of 29 countries has suggested that factors such as BCG vaccination in developing nations like India have led to a situation where...
By PTI in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.05.20

Lockdown blow to children vaccination

The lockdown forced by the novel coronavirus has taken a toll on the immunisation of children.Most toddlers had missed the scheduled vaccinations in the first phase of the lockdown because of an advis...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

World  /  Published 05.05.20

Leaders pledge $8bn for vaccine, US opts out

Prime Ministers, a king, a prince and Madonna all chipped in to an $8 billion pot to fund a coronavirus vaccine.President Trump skipped the chance to contribute, with officials in his administration n...
By New York Times News Service in Brussels


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