India  /  Published 25.12.21

Modi donates Rs 1000 to BJP fund

The BJP launched a "special micro-donation campaign" on the birth anniversary of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Saturday, seeking to raise funds through small contributions fr...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 18.11.21

Charitable trusts to pay tax on grants

Charitable trusts are liable to pay 18 per cent GST on grants and non-philanthropic donations received by them, the Maharashtra AAR has ruled. Jayshankar Gramin Va Adivasi Vikas Sanstha Sangamner, a ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.11.21

Puri shrine gets Rs 28 lakh in cash

The Jagannath temple in Puri, Odisha, received a record Rs 28 lakh in cash in the Hundi — a secret donation chamber in the 12th-century shrine, an official said on Saturday.  Total Rs 28,1...
By PTI in Puri

News  /  Published 13.11.21

Botanical Survey of India on path to revive natural dye patterns

The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) has been trying to replicate the natural dye patterns that were compiled by 19th century English silk dyer Thomas Wardle. In 1875, Wardle compiled 3,000 samples of...
By Anasuya Basu in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 12.10.21

Honour the dead: Organ donation

India ranks 78 among all countries when it comes to the deceased organ donation rate. India’s 10-year average (2009-2019) is 0.42 per million compared to 40 in Spain, 33.7 in Croatia, 30.23 in P...
By Bappaditya Mukhopadhyay


Opinion  /  Published 08.09.21

Heartless: Organs aren't criminal

Ignorance and the prejudice it begets need not be blissful. They almost cost a life recently when an organ transplant authorization committee in Kerala rejected the application for a kidney transplant...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 05.09.21

Pragya Mitra, 10, from UK, extends a helping hand to Kolkata NGO

A group of students from the city and parts of the UK have been making art on the theme of kindness, responding to a call by a 10-year-old girl from Derby who has also launched a fundraising campaign....
By Jhinuk Mazumdar

India  /  Published 02.09.21

Kerala HC: No criminal kidney

There’s no “criminal kidney or criminal liver or criminal heart”, Kerala High Court has ruled while chastising an organ-transplant authorisation committee that had rejected a kidney ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

West Bengal  /  Published 02.09.21

Training for staff at blood banks across north Bengal

The state health department has decided to open a zonal level training centre for the staff serving in the blood banks across north Bengal at the Regional Blood Transfusion Centre (RBTC) at the North ...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

India  /  Published 19.08.21

Drowned Odisha girl’s eyes donated

Parents of a nine-year old girl who drowned in a pond at Bankasole village in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha have donated her eyes to help “remove darkness from someone’s life”. Mahe...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar


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