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A doctor wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) holds a saliva swab in a test tube during coronavirus symptom tests | Representational Image | Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi | Bloomberg

Andaman & Nicobar has started conducting ‘pool tests’ for Covid-19 — first in the country

Five samples per testing kit, that's what a "pool test" looks like in the Andaman & Nicobar islands for the past 10 days. Rest of resource-poor India may follow suit.
File image of John Chau | johnachau/Instagram

It’s practically impossible to recover body of American killed by Andaman tribe: Police

A US consulate team is in talks with Andaman authorities to retrieve the body of John Allen Chau. Police say he illegally tried to enter a protected island.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands

American national allegedly killed by protected tribe in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A case of culpable homicide has been registered, and the fishermen who took John Allen Chau, 27, to the island have been arrested. 

On Camera

Doctors treat Covid-19 patients in an intensive care unit at a Hospital in Rome, Italy | Bloomberg

Why coronavirus treatments shouldn’t take back seat to vaccines

Everything would have to go right to get a vaccine this year, but several types of treatments may be able to help patients in a matter of months.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Chinese troops present in sizeable numbers at LAC, India has done what’s needed: Rajnath

Defence Minister says India and China perceive LAC differently, leading to regular jostling; Beijing ‘should seriously deliberate’ and resolve the issue amicably.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.