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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

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

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Narendra Modi

Few things tie Modi’s India and Imran’s Pakistan like their love-hate for foreign invasion

Be it Hindutva ideologues condemning the wicked foreign invader or Imran Khan hailing Turkish imperial rule, both want to reinforce that going forward means going backward.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.


Indian and Chinese soldiers during a military exercise in Meghalaya last year | Representational image | ANI

‘April status quo’ discussed as India, China generals hold marathon meeting over Ladakh

The formal meeting between the top military officers of India and China started around 11.30 am and is believed to have lasted until the evening.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.