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Blindness
Calcutta  /  Published 17.09.20

Sight-less teacher with vision for Covid-hit

A teacher lacks sight but his vision has given new direction to thousands of people with visual impairment. In the wake of the pandemic, an organisation steered by him has supported over 500 out-of-wo...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 08.02.20

Treatment hope for age-related blindness

Scientists have identified a key protein linked to age-related macular-degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, that they say could help in early diagnosis and efforts to design novel treatment str...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 24.03.19

Election drill to help the blind

Dilip Sahoo, 30, hates to depend on others in doing his daily chores, despite being blind.But he could not vote without help in East Midnapore in the 2016 state elections.There was no dummy Braille ba...
By Debraj Mitra in Narendrapur

Opinion  /  Published 11.02.19

The problem with comparing Modi to Batman

Sir — A recent tweet from the handle of the Bharatiya Janata Party compared Narendra Modi with none other than Batman. The comparison was made with regard to the swift extradition of Deepak Talwar, ...
By The Telegraph in

Technology  /  Published 18.11.19

Making streets more navigable for pedestrians

Whether you are driving or hopping in an Uber, you probably depend on a navigation app to get where you need to be. But as handy as these tools are, they have significant drawbacks that leave behind m...
By Tyler Irving in

Entertainment  /  Published 24.01.20

Sparsh: A touching tale of love

Ek lavz aap jitni jaldi bhul jayen utna accha hoga. Bechara.So says Aniruddh Parmar (Naseeruddin Shah), the principal of a residential school for visually challenged boys, to the accomplished Kavita P...
By Sulagana Biswas in

North East  /  Published 25.02.19

Spurious hooch leads to vision loss in Assam

Abhiram Khesh, one of the survivors of the Assam hooch tragedy which has claimed over 144 lives since Thursday, has promised not to touch another drop of liquor as long as he is alive.But the vow may ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Golaghat

Bihar  /  Published 29.10.18

Blind baby buried alive by family is rescued

A one-and-half-month-old blind girl, buried under sand on the banks of a stream with a rock kept over the spot, was saved thanks to a few women and a young man in Banka district, around 270km south-ea...
By Gautam Sarkar in Banka

India  /  Published 10.10.19

Untreated cataract worry: Survey

Untreated cataract remains the primary cause of blindness in India, accounting for 66 per cent of people without vision aged 50 years or older, according to a nationwide blindness survey whose finding...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 26.10.18

Vision cheer for 23 villages in Arunachal

Twenty-three villages of Changlang and Namsai districts in Arunachal Pradesh were declared avoidable blindness-free under the National Programme for Control of Blindness.Deputy chief minister Chowna M...
By Damien Lepcha in Itanagar


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