Assistant Editor of Hindustan Times, Kolkata. I have spent more than 20 years covering different areas like health, environment, transport, state secretariat and police in Bengal
Articles by Subhendu Maiti
The note will now be sent to RBI.
About 45% of those between 20-25 years are vulnerable to diseases, hypertension and depression.
Acting under instructions from the prime minister’s office (PMO), income tax officials on Friday met the top brass of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and sought details of the revenue collected by the civic body through property tax post-demonetisation.
Updated on Dec 04, 2016 12:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByArpit Basu and Subhendu Maiti, Kolkata
At least 50 babies sold off and three buried, says CID. Three nursing homes, two NGOs already found involved, 18 arrested so far. Yet this may not be the end of this racket.
Howrah fish market with a business turnover of more than Rs 10 crore a day, is on the verge of closure.
State govt is all set to lease out land lying unused at the Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC) bus depots at Taratala, Thakurpukur and Garia to generate revenue.
Will be the highest revolving restaurant in the country.
As many as 20,000 may lose their jobs in the state.
His failure to control the dengue menace and the tout raj in government hospitals seem to have irked the chief minister.
Passengers can book tickets in advance through www.calcuttatramways.com
May be a blow to the tout raj in the motor vehicles offices.
Authorities pay hefty amount to doctors to show them on the rolls of the institution.
Wilson’s disease can be fatal is the drugs are not administered regularly, say doctors.
Lacha from Uruguay, chakori from Vietnam, Dubai and Oman, hilsa from Myanmar, basa from Indonesia — this festive season fish from foreign waters will tickle the palate of Bengalis
Over the past few months, high-level meetings have been held to work out how to bring the curtains down on the 143-year-old mode of city transport.
He was driving a bus that crashed into a truck carrying bamboos.
Since land is being given back to farmers, the industry promotion body can’t show it as an asset any longer.
Waiting for government approvals for the procedure.
Singur verdict may be a setback for ongoing industries in Bengal, fear industrialists and bureaucrats
After she became the chief minister, Mamata Banerjee has faced a dilemma on the land question -while her uncompromising anti-acquisition stand has earned her rich political dividends, the same stand has proved to be counterproductive in attracting investments.
Published on Aug 31, 2016 08:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySubhendu Maiti and Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri, Kolkata
MCI might withhold approval to MBBS course at the state-run hospital if it fails to address loopholes in its preparedness for fire hazards.
‘When ideology is lost everything is lost,’ says the victorious chief minister.
The two most visible faces of the Kamduni people’s movement for justice after the brutal gang rape and murder of a college student and fellow villager in 2013 could take the plunge into West Bengal’s electoral politics.
Livid with doctors of SSKM Hospital for delaying planned paediatric surgeries, five mothers took their children out of the hospital and marched straight to chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s Kalighat home on Saturday to demand immediate action.
As the countdown for the assembly elections scheduled in April-May in 2016 in Bengal begins, the Mamata Banerjee government is all set to showcase its much-publicised 40 super specialist hospitals that are coming up in the districts, West Midnapore, East Midnapore, Purulia, Bankura, Birbhum, Jalpaiguri, South 24-Parganas and North 24-Parganas, during poll campaigns.
Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi will seek a report from the state election commission on the large-scale violence and rigging reported during the civic polls in Salt Lake, Bally, Asansol and other civic bodies on Saturday.
Health dept is already facing a PIL for operating a similar unit at School of Tropical Medicine since 2013. Though the state health department has given clearnace, it is yet to procure permission from MCI, ICMR and drug controller of India.
A large number of de-addiction psychiatric rehabilitation centres, that is, centres that rehabilitate and detoxify drug/ alcohol abusers, are mushrooming in the city and the districts without valid permission from the health department, thereby virtually endangering the lives of patients.
Radiologists and cardiologists in the city have urged the state government to review the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostics Techniques (PCPNDT) Act — the law that deals with sexdetermination of still-to-be-born children — to save many cardiac patients who suffer from acute pulmonary thrombo embolism or pericardial effusion problems.
India is a land of committees and, despite being one of the most widely ridiculed concepts in bureaucracy, various governments are simply in love with committees that they employ for virtually all purposes under the sun — to probe irregularities and mishaps, advise on strategy, construct a building or bridge, dig tanks, pull down structures — and even coursecorrection on earlier decisions.
Sources in the health department said a minister had recently sent his relative, a swine flu suspect, to a private hospital in South Kolkata on Tuesday. The hospital demanded Rs. 1 lakh for admission.