WB post-poll violence: ‘More than 200 displaced’ and 74 complaints received

The Calcutta High Court heard a PIL calling for an investigation into the violence that happened after the declaration of assembly poll results on May 2, 2021.  Delhi: Over 200 people were displaced and are out of their homes during the pandemic in the violence that followed the declaration of assembly poll results in the […]

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Conversion therapy is still practised in the country

Study shows people who go through conversion therapy are more prone to suicide and mental health issues than others. Kolkata: It was 2004 when Dr. Kaustav Bakshi first came to know about conversion therapy. The therapy session, which was supposed to be a safe place for him, soon changed into persuading him to change his […]

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Odisha, West Bengal gear up for Cyclone Yaas

Around 20,000 people have already been evacuated in Odisha and the government is hiking payments for restoration work post the cyclone. Cuttack, Kolkata: A storm is coming. Within a year of the cyclone Amphan, another cyclone called Cyclone Yaas will make landfall on Odisha and West Bengal within the next 12 hours. While the state […]

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Govt. hospitals struggle to admit non-COVID patients

Due to the ongoing second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India, many government hospitals aren’t able to admit non-COVID patients with terminal diseases. Kolkata: Due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, most government hospitals are only admitting COVID patients. This coupled with the unavailability of hospital beds, patients with health problems like […]

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Pandemic and Cancer, a double whammy for patients

Cancer patients are finding it difficult to receive medication and treatment during the pandemic which is affecting their mental health too. Kolkata: It was in 2019 when Sunetra started having breathing problems. Not knowing the cause, she consulted several doctors and many blood tests later,  she was diagnosed with leukaemia.   After a bone marrow […]

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