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World  /  Published 29.05.20

Trump strikes China over coronavirus, Hong Kong, student visas

President Donald Trump announced on Friday he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong's special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected o...
By AP in Washington

India  /  Published 22.05.20

Vardhan takes charge as WHO Executive Board chairman

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan took charge as the chairman of the WHO Executive Board on Friday and asserted that a worldwide crisis like the Covid-19 pandemic has underscored the need for streng...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.06.20

Covid-19 could be opportunity for India to speed up Ayushman Bharat: WHO chief

The Covid-19 pandemic, which has presented challenges for several nations, could be an opportunity for India to speed up the health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat, especially with a focus on primary...
By PTI in

Opinion  /  Published 12.04.20

Faulty diagnosis

In the ongoing global battle against Covid-19, the top leadership of the World Health Organization has kicked up a storm. It is alleged by many that the multilateral entity helped the Chinese authorit...
By Luv Puri in

India  /  Published 18.05.20

Questions over December date

There are unanswered questions around the origin, spread and transparency of communications about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the new coronavirus disease that spread out globally from China. The...
By T. Jacob John and Jagdish Rattanani in

India  /  Published 09.05.20

Cases will peak in July in India: WHO expert

The government acted quickly on containing the spread of Covid-19 in India and that is why the country has reported a relatively small number of cases, Dr David Nabarro, the World Health Organizationâ...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 29.03.20

Corona crisis: gardens in alert mode

With loudspeakers in their hands, the garden managers in Assam are visiting labour lines, announcing the dos and don’ts to workers on tackling the novel coronavirus pandemic.Though there has been no...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

World  /  Published 02.02.20

China’s secrecy epidemic fuelled virus

A mysterious illness had stricken seven patients at a hospital, and a doctor tried to warn his medical school classmates. “Quarantined in the emergency department,” the doctor, Li Wenliang, wrote ...
By Chris Buckley and Steven Lee Myers/ New York Times News Service in China

Opinion  /  Published 27.03.20

Terrific panic, unthinking nonchalance

The author is professor of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, and has been working as a volunteer for a rural development NGO for the last 30 years ...
By Samantak Das in

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.20

Mind the gap

A term that has received considerable recognition during the coronavirus crisis is ‘social distancing’. Interestingly, the phrase has been in the public domain for at least a century. Metaphorical...
By Nitya Nanda in


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