Health  /  Published 28.03.21

Schizophrenia: maze of torment

We do not know exactly what causes the illness Most people who are diagnosed as having schizophrenia experience a detachment from reality. Often — though not always — this is deeply distr...
By J.R. Ram in

Health  /  Published 28.01.20

When Mental Illness Is Severe

There are some crimes that are almost impossible to forget. For me, they include the death in 1999 of Kendra Webdale, an aspiring young journalist who was pushed in front of a New York subway train by...
By Jane E. Brody/NYTNS in New York

Opinion  /  Published 14.04.19

Smith, Warner should have been barred longer

Sir — The legendary West Indies pace bowler, Curtly Ambrose, was right when he said that both the disgraced Australian batsmen, Steve Smith and David Warner, should have been barred from playing for...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 11.04.19

Relief for aspiring doctor

The high court on Thursday directed the West Bengal Health University to admit a youth suffering from schizophrenia to the MBBS course and pay him a compensation of Rs 3 lakh for denying him admission...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 20.02.20

Delhi rape convict Vinay can't recognise mother: Lawyer

A Delhi court on Thursday sought response from Tihar jail authorities on a plea by one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder case, seeking better treatment for his clai...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.06.19

A humane view on prisoners with mental illness

A verdict must not merely be seen as the law catching up with an offender. A judgment, on occasion, can illuminate the philosophy integral to jurisprudence. In a singular judgment, one that propelled ...
By The Editorial Board in

North East  /  Published 30.10.19

Tearful mother-daughter reunion plays out at border

Tears flowed unbridled as mother and daughter hugged each other on the India-Bangladesh border on Wednesday, nine years after Bithi Akhter, 26, went “missing” from home. Bithi, who suffers from ch...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala


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