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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 in

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

India  /  Published 20.02.19

‘Sunny Leone’ on top leaves Bihar govt red-faced

Sunny Leone has emerged the topper among around 17,000 candidates who have applied for the post of junior engineers (civil) in Bihar’s public health engineering department.Whether she has any connec...
By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 14.01.19

Patna bans fish from Bengal, Andhra

Fish lovers in the Bihar capital will have to go without their fix for at least 15 days with the state government on Monday ordering a ban on its import from Bengal and Andhra Pradesh with immediate e...
By Dev Raj in Patna

North East  /  Published 13.11.18

Thursday strike in Manipur over jobs demand

The All Manipur Public Health Engineering Department Die-In-Harness Appointment Demand Committee has called a 24-hour statewide strike on Thursday demanding the recruitment of the kin of the departed ...
By Ngangbam Indrakanta Singh in Imphal

Opinion  /  Published 14.10.19

Malnourished children: shocking but not surprising

India is busy building five-trillion-dollar castles in the air. In the meantime, less than 7 per cent of its children under two years of age get an adequate diet. The stark numbers thrown up by the Co...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 07.07.19

Gorakhpur doctor arrested for child deaths narrates family ordeal

The Gorakhpur doctor who was arrested in connection with the death of multiple kids at the hospital where he worked after it ran out of bottled oxygen in August 2017 alleged on Sunday that his family ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 01.05.20

EPL clubs keen to complete season

England’s Premier League, on hold since March 9 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, will consult with club managers and players over ‘Project Restart’ while the UK government stepped up plann...
By Reuters in London

India  /  Published 11.02.19

Modi vaunts vaccine boost

Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed on Monday that India’s universal immunisation programme had been languishing before he arrived on the scene and transformed it in 2014.“It was not that the imm...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow


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