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A 40 year old man of Garacharma committed suicide on Saturday. P Manu, the deceased, 47 years, son of late PP Kurup took the extreme step by hanging himself at his residence. The Police have registered a case of unnatural death.

Port Blair

The IGNOU, Regional Centre has  arranged a Special Admission Counselling Camp at  IGNOU, Study Centre, M. G. Govt. College, Mayabunder. It started today and will continue through Sunday, Ausust 13.

Port Blair

The Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation branch Junglighat, Port Blair organized a Blood Screening and Counselling Camp at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan with the help of Directorate of Health Services, Blood Bank. The team was headed by Dr. Ganesh Samadder, CMO, G.B.


ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (CIARI), North & Middle Andaman organised a three- day training programme on “Backyard Pig Farming for Livelihood Security” for the farmers and farmwomen at farmers house, Tugapur-8 from August 10 to August 12.

Harihar Swarup

If the BJP and its ideologues think they can erase the names of great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and others by rewriting India’s history from the public memory, they are sadly mistaken. A quiz book prepared by the BJP to be used as the basic text to judge the general awareness of nearly 15 lakh school children in Uttar Pradesh has expunged name of Mahatma Gandhi from the list of India’s great personalities. A chapter titled “India’s first” covers everything except the country’s first Prime Minister Nehru.

Dr Arun Mitra

War is the one of the most serious threat to public health with catastrophic effects on infrastructure & environment and accounts for more deaths and disability than many major diseases combined. It destroys families, communities and sometimes-whole cultures. It channels limited resources away from health and other social needs.

Complaints of negligence of patients continue to pour in against private corporate hospitals. There have been cases in which the hospitals were ordered to pay heavy compensation to the relatives of dead patients. Inquiry Committees have been formed to go into specific allegations of neglect. A law has been passed by the State Legislature to control private clinics and hospitals. But nothing seems to have changed the old habit of money first, treatment next.