Date wise Archive

Say despite SC order no govt agency visited their camp
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Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay

Even though the Supreme Court on March 18 issued a directive to the Centre to file a report on the condition of Rogingya refugee camps across the country, the refugees numbering about 100 who have taken shelter at Hardoho village of Baruipur in South 24 Parganas district allege that neither had any government agency visited them nor had they received any aid from th

Kolkata

The West Bengal government as well as some NGOs have started taking steps to combat the upward trend in crimes against children in the state.

Lucknow

Riding high on bypoll victories in UP, Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav today said the win was a "big one" as it has instilled confidence among party workers and sent out a message all over the country that the BJP can be defeated in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

BJP hits back
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Agencies

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over allegations of data sharing from his official App without users' consent, a charge the BJP trashed.

NEW DELHI

Seizure of narcotic drugs like opium, heroin and cannabis in the country increased by more than 300 per cent in the last five years with 2017 witnessing an all-time high recovery of over 3.6 lakh kg of narcotics, according to the latest NCB report.

NEW DELHI

The National Commission for Women has ordered a probe into alleged manhandling of JNU students and a woman journalist during a protest march here.

Kolkata

West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee today said the government will take necessary action against those found guilty of tampering with sealed question paper packet at a school in Jalpaiguri district.

NEW DELHI

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has issued notice to the Union health secretary and director of AIIMS, New Delhi over a petition that seeks to prevent the shifting of the conjoined twins from Odisha, who were separated after a surgery, from the pre

Guwahati

BJP president Amit Shah has advised the Assam unit of his party to reach out to the people of the state, down to the grassroot level, keeping in view the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha election, a party leader said today.

Guwahati

Students of Assam Women's University (AWU), the only institute of its kind in the North East, are agitating to press for permanent vice-chanellor and for transforming it into a full-fledged university.

Udalguri

An Army officer and two militants were injured in an encounter between a joint Army-police team and underground group NDFB (Songbijit) in Darrang district of lower Assam today, police sources said.

MUNGER

The abducted village head (Mukhiya) and his son were today rescued from the clutches of the Naxalites in Bihar's Munger district, the police said.

Bhubaneswar

A police sub-inspector was arrested for allegedly accepting Rs 20,000 bribe from the proprietor of a company for registering an FIR in a theft case, vigilance officials said.

Malkangiri

The Odisha Police on Saturday said an armed Maoist was gunned down during an encounter in Malkangiri district.

Motihari

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel have seized charas worth over Rs 7 crore and arrested one person in this connection, an official said on Saturday.

Agartala

Tripura health minister Sudip Roy Burman has asked people, especially women, of the state to change their lifestyle to prevent cancer.

NEW DELHI

Eighty-six people lost their lives and 131 got injured in accidents at 10 "black spots" on the city roads last year, the Delhi government has informed the state Assembly.

Kishanganj

Two truckloads of beer, passing through Bihar from West Bengal, were seized by police here. Stringent anti-liquor law is in place in Bihar. The trucks were moving to north Bengal from south and did not have the valid permit while entering Bihar, police said.

Patna

US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster today called on Bihar Governor Satya Pal Mallik and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at their official residences here and apprised them of the US' willingness to help the state in its journey towards economic progress.

CHAT ROOM
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LOKNATH PATRA

Mr. Venkat Rao, fondly called ‘Budha Chacha’, has in his 95 years witnessed firsthand the multiple layers of paint applied by destiny’s brush on the canvas called Andaman and Nicobar Islands right from the British occupation, Japanese invasion, Freedom and the Indian Government.

Port Blair

The Chief Secretary, A & N Administration, Mr Anindo Majumdar, accompanied by the Principal Secretary (Revenue), Mr Vikram Dev Dutt and Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman, Mr Udit Prakash Rai attended a function organised at Govt Primary School, Indira Nagar, Mang

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ARUN BARLA

Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Research Institute, Vishakhapatnam along with Indus Hospitals in collaboration with Indian Medical Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands chapter, held a Continuous Medical Education (CME) programme yesterday at a prominent city hotel. Dr. Voonna Murali Krishna, MS.M.Ch(Surgical oncologist), Consultant, MGCH & RI, Vishakapatnam and Dr.

Author: 
Dr. Arun Mitra

The transfer of Bhupendra Singh, Chairman National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), has evoked strong reaction from the medical fraternity as well as civil society groups working for affordable healthcare to all. This reaction has come in the wake of several positive steps taken by him to bring down and streamline prices of drugs, which include medicines and medical devices. His order to drastically cut down the price of coronary stents in February 2017 has been seen as a bold initiative on his part.

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Aditya Aamir

Statues are sitting ducks. Lenin, Periyar, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee… Toppled, battered, blackened, statues can do nothing. Statues everywhere are game for pigeon, crow, and vandal. And if a BJP office in Coimbatore gets petrol-bombed, that is not enough retaliation for the statue in the Statute.

After embittering the relationship with West Bengal for no apparent reason, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has at last seen reason and agreed to forget the past and open a new chapter of cooperation with Bengal after meeting his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee on Friday. This is a welcome development. But forgetting the past is not so easy. And it is questionable whether Chamling would have realized the need for cooperation had not Mamata been able to isolate and marginalize totally Bimal Gurung and his gang in the Darjeeling hills.