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Health  /  Published 13.03.19

Price cap push to drug sales

More patients in India began consuming a cholesterol-lowering drug called atorvastatin after the Centre imposed price caps on the medicine, suggests a study that health economists say bolsters argumen...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 02.03.19

Kohima bans public smoking

The Kohima district administration has banned smoking in all public places, including police stations, public transport and prisons, to generate awareness about health.Kohima deputy commissioner Grego...
By Bhadra Gogoi in Dimapur

West Bengal  /  Published 22.02.19

CMC checks on last year’s dengue hubs

Aedes aegypti mosquito — the primary transmitter of the dengue virus — is known to breed in stagnant, freshwater that has been left undisturbed for seven days or more.About 3,000 people had tested...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

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

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.02.19

Hygiene lessons for food vendors in Jharkhand

The urban development department will launch a special drive to train street food vendors in all 44 urban local bodies (ULBs) across the state to ensure offerings in their menu are safer and hygienic....
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshdepur

Opinion  /  Published 18.02.19

Government must promote awareness on air pollution

Things are not always as they seem. A study published last year in the medical journal, Lancet, had found that Uttar Pradesh was the worst off in terms of deaths attributable to air pollution in India...
By The Editorial Board in

Jharkhand  /  Published 16.02.19

Marine Drive fly ash mountain spells hazard in Kadma

Families living along Marine Drive near Anil Sur Path in Uliyan, Kadma, are battling respiratory problems owing to reckless dumping of fly ash for the past one month.The fly ash is mostly wheeled in p...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

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

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.01.19

Ranchi civic body's dispensaries falling apart

Dispensaries are ailing in neglect even as the municipal corporation in the capital is focusing on everything from roads and marts to toilets and drains under mission Smart City. A close look at three...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi

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


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