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West Bengal  /  Published 07.09.21

SMC plans new water intake point

The Siliguri Municipal Corporation has come up with a proposal for the installation of an alternative intake point through which water from the Mahananda canal can be routed to the treatment plant at ...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 06.09.21

Silt deposits turn Siliguri taps dry

Around 10 lakh residents of Siliguri, the largest urban hub in north Bengal, are facing acute shortage in drinking water that is supplied by their civic body for about a week. The reason being huge s...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

Opinion  /  Published 09.08.21

The Age of Agony: Public health

“A thoroughly unpleasant period to exist,” Guy R. Williams wrote in the context of health and living in the 18th century in The Age of Agony, an age of puerile States and embryonic pu...
By Arunabha Sengupta

World  /  Published 06.08.21

Delta: Fresh worries flagged

There are early signs that people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 may be able to transmit the Delta variant of the virus as easily as those who have not, scientists at Public Health England ...
By Reuters in London

West Bengal  /  Published 06.08.21

Drinking water scarce amid flood

The Bengal public health engineering department is struggling hard to combat severe scarcity of drinking water in three flood-affected districts — West Midnapore, Hooghly and Howrah — as a...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Khanakul

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India  /  Published 17.05.21

Eminent doctors to aid Odisha 

The Odisha government has roped in eminent surgeons, including president, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, vice-chairman and managing director of the Asian Heart Instit...
By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneswar

Calcutta  /  Published 09.12.20

When virus hits men, women save

She was earning about Rs 2,000 a month earlier from various activities. But during the lockdown, when no veterinary doctor would visit villages, she was earning more than Rs 5,000 through goat and pou...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 14.10.20

A vector called privilege

On January 15, 1897, The New York Times wrote of Bombay’s plague epidemic as an urban crisis: “More than half of its population has run away!” Let us break this ‘popu...
By Sohini Chattopadhyay

India  /  Published 01.09.20

Covid: call to limit testing

Three public health bodies on Monday called on government authorities to refrain from unbridled scaling up of tests for the new coronavirus and introduce pragmatic and targeted testing to conserve res...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.07.20

Covid: some cities may be closer to herd immuntiy

India’s Covid-19 outbreak remains a long way from the threshold at which the natural spread of the virus itself suppresses the epidemic, health researchers have cautioned amid signals that some ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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