India  /  Published 28.06.19

Drug price promise ‘falter’

The US-based pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences has not kept its September 2018 promise to lower prices of a drug to treat brain infections in patients with advanced HIV infections, the humanitari...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 29.12.18

Nipah virus alert on half-eaten fruit

Health researchers have called for public advisories against consuming partially-eaten fruits after detecting the Nipah virus in 19 per cent of fruit bats sampled earlier this year near Kozhikode, Ker...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 14.12.18

Deep dive into life of legend Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis, the American diving legend with a scar on the back of his head as famous as his Olympic feats, is in Calcutta to inspire and charm with stories from his life like how he might never hav...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 13.12.18

Injury in Seoul made me more focused, says Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis’s performance at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul is legendary. Just hours before the finals, the diver, then 28, smacked his head on the springboard. His wound needed stitches and he suffer...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 05.12.18

Karnataka lake drained in fear of HIV virus

Indian authorities are pumping water out of a sprawling southern lake to assuage villagers’ fears it was contaminated after the discovery of the body of a woman infected with HIV, a regional officia...
By Reuters in New Delhi


World  /  Published 23.01.20

China puts millions on lockdown as toll rises to 18

China put millions of people on lockdown on Thursday in two cities at the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 18 people and infected more than 630, as authorities around the world work...
By Reuters in Beijing

Science  /  Published 29.03.20

The human DNA is littered with fossils of viruses past that attacked us. And lost

English naturalist Charles Robert Darwin’s seminal book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection went to press in 1859. That was 40 years before the “concept of viruses” was introd...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

Health  /  Published 22.12.18

History of the long world war against mosquitoes

Gunga got his name from a young British journalist by the name of Rudyard Kipling. Sometime in the late 1880s, Kipling was visiting the city, when he stopped by at this cemetery too. Later, in the Cit...
By Upala Sen

Science  /  Published 03.02.19

A ‘gut’ feel drives HIV battle

A group of Indian researchers has proposed additional therapeutic strategies to treat a string of ailments observed in HIV patients that they say may have a common source.The group from Jawaharlal Neh...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Odisha  /  Published 13.12.18

Bird flu scare in Puri district

The Odisha government on Thursday ordered the culling of chicken in four villages near the Chilika lake in Puri district following the detection of the H5N1 virus in samples of poultry birds and crows...
By PTI in Puri


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