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West Bengal  /  Published 18.01.19

Killer stick sold outside Calcutta schools

Cigarettes are openly sold through kiosks in the vicinity of most schools in Calcutta, some of them right outside the gate, despite a ban on the sale of tobacco products within a radius of 100m of any...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 06.11.19

Battling hunger: Jharkhand shows the way

Chronic hunger has, for a while now, been made undetectable. For instance, even though pockets in Jharkhand have been reporting ‘hunger deaths’ — 21 such cases in the state made up a quarter of ...
By The Editorial Board in

Bihar  /  Published 27.11.18

Bihar govt wakes up to smell the dirty air

Two state ministers on Tuesday expressed concern at different events over the city’s polluted air.Recent data from the Central Air Pollution Control Board suggest that the air quality in Patna latel...
By Dipak Mishra in Patna

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.04.19

What’s biting Birsa airport?

If you are going to board flights from the Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi, don’t forget mosquito repellents, a frequent flier has advised.Swarms of mosquitoes at Birsa Munda Airport in the capital’...
By Animesh Bisoee in Ranchi/Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 03.01.19

Doctors call for sane health care policies

May this new year bring health to India, wealth to its healthcare budget and wisdom to its lawmakers. This is the essence of a charter demanding rational, ethical and universal healthcare for Indians ...
By The Editorial Board in

Health  /  Published 16.01.19

Beg your pardon?

The earsplitting sound of ambulance sirens in New York City is surely hastening the day when I, and many others repeatedly subjected to such noise, will be forced to get hearing aids. I just hope this...
By New York Times News Service in

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.19

Cow-based cancer cures: Mythology over facts

A leap of faith can save us from botheration. The finance minister had undertaken a foreign trip for medical treatment, which made him miss a coveted function — the presentation of the Union budget....
By Arunabha Sengupta in

Opinion  /  Published 26.10.18

India's abject failure on manual scavenging

The death of five sanitation workers in Delhi is a grim reminder of the hostile conditions that confront manual scavenging in India. Manual scavenging has been prohibited by law. Yet, it remains unche...
By Partha Pratim Mitra in

Opinion  /  Published 29.09.19

Why India can't fix its malnutrition problem

Some burdens are Sisyphean — no amount of endeavour seems to make them any lighter. The burden of malnutrition in India can be counted among these. A report published in The Lancet showed that while...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 06.11.18

Is the PM Jan Arogya Yojana just eyewash?

The newly-launched Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana is set to cover 10.74 crore needy families. It is said to come with a robust mechanism to avoid fraud — in contrast to its antecedent, the Rashtri...
By Soham D. Bhaduri in


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