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Sunday, December 06, 2020



The dancing plague that struck many in medieval Europe

September 20, 2020 4:40 pm

In the 15th and 16th centuries, little was understood about the science behind the dancing plague. The societies of the time offered explanations, ranging from demonic possession, wrath of God to bites of spiders.

A pandemic is never absolutely over, but it can be controlled: Dr Naresh Trehan

September 22, 2020 9:11 pm

"In any country, let alone a country the size and complexity of India, not everyone and not even large sections of the population can be immunized in the short or medium term. This takes years, even decades," says Dr Naresh Trehan

What New York looked like during 1918 Flu pandemic

April 02, 2020 11:20 pm

The illness spread, racing through crowded neighborhoods and tenements. The numbers rose slowly at first, then soared as if swept in on a huge wave — a pattern eerily familiar 102 years later.

Coronavirus outbreak: Death toll, extent of infection — all the latest updates

February 15, 2020 10:25 pm

China's foreign minister has expressed confidence that the end of the outbreak is in sight, and that the impact will be only temporary on its economy, which will resurface 'strongly'.

Coronavirus outbreak in China: New Delhi on alert, looks at ‘travel options’ for Indians in virus zone

January 27, 2020 7:54 am

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar, tweeted that the Indian Embassy in Beijing was in “close touch” with Indian citizens “to extend assistance, including on possible travel options out of Hubei Province”.

Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7,373: WHO

December 21, 2014 1:03 pm

Sierra Leone's government this week launched a major operation to contain the epidemic in West Africa's worst-hit country.

Could have done more to contain Ebola, says US

October 16, 2014 8:55 am

"Essentially any hospital in the country can take care of Ebola. You don't need a special hospital room to do it," Dr. Tom Frieden.

BJP MLAs to be produced before NSA Advisory Board

October 08, 2013 3:50 am

Date for appearance will shortly be announced.

Deadly Middle East virus unlikely to cause SARS-like epidemic

July 26, 2013 10:48 am

MERS Coronavirus was first identified 15 months ago and there have been 90 cases reported so far.

Modern Etiquette: Tips on How to Reform a Rude World

July 16, 2011 11:02 am

Hasn't anyone noticed that if we want to change anybody else,we first must change ourselves?


Kerala floods: A quick guide of DOs and DON’Ts for the people of Kerala after returning home

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

For the people of Kerala, here's a quick list of things to watch out for once you are home and living on your own. Dr KK Aggarwal, the former National President of the Indian Medical Association lists them out.