West Bengal  /  Published 01.12.18

Hooch awareness by doctors

A social organisation on Saturday took several Santipur State General Hospital doctors to brick kilns and villages affected by the Nrisinhapur hooch tragedy to spread awareness about the harm caused b...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Santipur

North East  /  Published 06.03.20

Women’s Day

Dr B. Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) is celebrating International Women’s Day with month-long activities to boost women’s health. The institute has taken up cancer awareness generation and early...
By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 25.02.20

Rain triggers viral warning

The drizzle on Tuesday and the consequent drop in temperature have created conditions suitable for the spread of dengue and other viral diseases, public health professionals warned.The light rain has ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.09.19

Anti-dengue drive in Dhanbad

The district health department has initiated a number of measures, including spraying of larvicide, to prevent the spread of dengue across Dhanbad after a recent scare in Jharia where a patient was su...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.09.19

Dengue threat near Tatanagar station

The threat of dengue looms large in areas of the steel city, such as crowded wholesale hub Jugsalai, nearby Bagbera and Tatanagar station and stretches of the waterlogged Jugsalai-Station Road.Large s...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 24.07.19

What our views on cancer reveal about us

An apocryphal tale dating back to the Soviet era suggests that the dreary speeches of members of the Politburo were usually greeted with thunderous applause. The applause was the audience’s way of e...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Calcutta  /  Published 31.03.20

Students on hygiene mission

Sahana Khatoon, 13, and Jasmine Khatoon,14, have been busy the past few weeks. The neighbours in a Narkeldanga slum have been trying to spread awareness about the need for social distancing during the...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 24.03.20

Placards to practise social distancing

Local residents in Guwahati have come up with novel ideas to check the coronavirus pandemic. While a few resort to hanging placards outside their houses saying: “Kindly don’t visit our place; neit...
By Hiranya Barman in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 21.03.20

Mass-combat effort in Meghalaya

Meghalaya witnessed a rare occasion on Saturday with wholehearted cooperation to the state government’s call to remain indoors. The phenomenon was witnessed across the state.Since midnight, the stat...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

West Bengal  /  Published 21.02.20

Fight against cancer stigma

 A six-year-old boy in Malda was invited to a birthday party but while his friends sat together, he was made to sit with his face turned away. The reason: he has leukaemia.A four-year-old girl fr...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


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