Science Tech  /  Published 28.12.20

2020: an exciting year for science

Since the genome-snipping tool called CRISPR arrived in 2012, it has given scientists power to engineer crops and animals, stirred ethical debates and earned a Nobel Prize. Now, it has hit the headlin...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Jharkhand  /  Published 13.12.18

Glare on private blood bank in Ranchi

The rot of unsafe blood transfusion seems to run deep in Jharkhand. Parents of a nine-year-old thalassemic girl from Bengal met state health secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni a couple of days ago and in ...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.12.18

Ranchi hospitals face blood data notice

Stung by reports that seven thalassaemic children were given untested blood at Ranchi Sadar Hospital’s day care centre, civil surgeon Dr Vijay Bihari Prasad has decided to issue notices to all gover...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 12.11.19

Year-round blood donation to tackle crisis

A blood crisis during the festive season affects people with thalassaemia as they don’t get enough blood for transfusion, doctors said at a programme on Tuesday.Blood donation drives should be sprea...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.01.20

Gift of life before new life

A couple organised a blood donation camp to benefit children with thalassaemia on Monday, a day after they got married.Mayank Kothari, 28, and Khushali Matalia Kothari, 24, tied the knot on Republic D...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi


Opinion  /  Published 24.05.19

May Dutee Chand's courage inspire others

Sir — Fame should be accompanied by a sense of responsibility. Most public icons in India seem unaware of this. Dutee Chand is a notable exception. The ace sprinter decided to make public her sexual...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 23.10.18

Stem cells breathe fresh life into child

Little Lavisha Jain from Delhi used to suffer from shortness of breath and lethargy and to the dismay of her parents, was diagnosed with thalassaemia.Help came from a Calcutta-based financial advisor ...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.12.18

Ranchi shuns infected thalassemic boy

The past three months have been baffling for a Class III student in Tatisilwai. The 10-year-old is not sure why his friends have stopped playing with him or why he is not allowed to share food with ot...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.18

How Make-A-Wish charity cheered ailing kids

A 10-year-old girl from East Midnapore who had gone to a hospital in Garia for treatment of thalassaemia went home with a giant red teddy bear and a smile on Monday. A six-year-old boy from Hooghly un...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.12.18

7 children get infected blood in Ranchi

Asked, state health secretary Kulkarni said he directed hospitals to arrange blood on their own as a step to ensure safe transfusion, but admitted it was difficult for him to act against blood banks t...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi


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