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Bark of Cinchona tree is a natural source of quinine -- of which hydroxychloroquine is a synthetic derivative. Photo | Pixabay

For this 160-year-old Darjeeling plantation, Trump’s push for HCQ is a boon

The Cinchona plantation in Darjeeling has seen a surge of interest in its bark since Trump backed HCQ for treating Covid-19
Vaccinations

As we fight Covid-19, here’s how Edward Jenner developed the world’s first vaccine

To develop a vaccine against novel coronavirus is a challenge but the history of vaccination, which revolutionised global health, gives us hope.
Narendra Modi and Donald Trump

Over 29 million hydroxychloroquine doses to fight Covid-19 bought from India, says Trump

Over a phone call last week Donald Trump requested PM Modi to lift the hold on the American order of hydroxychloroquine, of which India is a major producer.
President Trump Departs White House For Walter Reed

Hoarding chloroquine won’t cure coronavirus

US President Donald Trump's advocacy of older malaria drugs, chloroquine & hydroxychloroquine, with limited evidence of efficacy in Covid-19, is arguably dangerous.
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Indians will be infected with malaria, cholera and flu as part of new vaccination trials

For all the strides India has made, it wields a heavy disease burden from afflictions such as cholera, malaria and dengue.  
ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka terror attack

Sri Lanka blasts: A dangerous resurgence of the ISIS

Intelligence sources say two suicide bombers might be a Sri Lankan millionaire’s sons

On Camera

File photo of the Constitution of India | Commons

India’s democracy crumbling? Constitution shows how to create democracy in unlikely settings

Ashutosh Varshney, in his reading of Madhav Khosla’s new book, writes how India is a democracy by design and the Constitution its teacher.

Jugaad and Covid pose new threats to India’s diesel consumption

Rise of natural gas & electric vehicles will crimp diesel demand over longer-term, but coronavirus is adding to the pressure by cutting economic activity.

Defence

File image of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Govt will take more steps towards indigenisation of defence infrastructure, says Rajnath Singh

Kick-starting the 'Atmanirbhar Week' in the defence sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the govt is looking to expand defence manufacturing capability in India.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.