North East  /  Published 25.02.19

Assam government's anti-drug body lacks funds

The state anti-drug and prohibition council, a statutory body formed by the Assam government in 1974 to spread awareness against drugs and alcohol, has met with little success owing of lack of funds, ...
By Pankaj Sarma in Guwahati

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

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

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


North East  /  Published 16.04.19

40-foot gamosa to weave poll awareness into voters

Basumoti Pator, 35, of Morigaon district has woven a 40-foot gamosa to enhance voter awareness in the central Assam district about the 17th Lok Sabha elections. “The 40-foot-long traditional Assames...
By Sarat Sarma in Nagaon

North East  /  Published 16.02.20

Bid to make island temple plastic-free

A cleanliness and plantation drive was carried out on Sunday by the members of Voice of Environment, an organisation of youths working for preservation of environment, at Umananda island in Guwahati. ...
By Satananda Bhattacharjee in Hailakandi

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

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

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


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