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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

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

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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...
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