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Monday, Aug 19, 2019
Ruchir Kumar

Ruchir Kumar


Ruchir writes on health, aviation, power and myriad other issues. An ex-TOI, he has worked both on Desk and in reporting. He over 25 years of broadcast and print journalism experience in Assam, Jharkhand & Bihar.

articles by Ruchir Kumar (395 results)
Nov 15, 2018 07:43
The girls, aged 2 and 4 years, who belong to Patna City and Lakhisarai district, respectively, will register the first sound when the device implanted on Wednesday, is switched on after three weeks. However, it will take three years for speech and language... read more
Oct 14, 2018 15:09
A Buxar woman, Kiran Jaiswal, had lodged a complaint against Union minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey after she found a wellness centre closed a day after he had inaugurated it on September 15. read more
Oct 07, 2018 20:23
Bihar has sounded an alert for Zika virus and issued an advisory to all its 38 districts. read more
Oct 06, 2018 10:37
The IndiGo passenger Amarjit Tripathy, an Indian Navy personnel, was rushed to the nearest hospital, where doctors were able to save his life. read more
Sep 27, 2018 15:58
JDA president Dr Shankar Bharti, a postgraduate second year student pursuing master of surgery, said, “We are calling off our strike after the college administration met some of our demands and set a one-month timeline to execute others.” read more
Sep 12, 2018 12:15
Tension had gripped the BRBCL township area on Sunday as around 700 people, mostly employees of the NTPC, a Central public sector undertaking, and their family members were “held hostage” by villagers who were protesting discontinuation of power supply... read more
Sep 10, 2018 15:04
Illegal parking, indisciplined driving, lane violation and encroachment by roadside vendors have only added to traffic snarls in Patna, especially near schools during their assembly and dispersal time. read more
Sep 10, 2018 14:44
Around 200 villagers from Surar, Salya, Khaira and Gogara Bandh blocked the township entrance, cutting civil and medical supplies to NTPC staff and their family members on Sunday. read more
Sep 05, 2018 15:04
Almost two years on, only three Bihar government-run medical college hospitals - two in Patna and one at Bhagalpur — have generic stores on their campuses. read more
Sep 03, 2018 15:16
Patients in Bihar are having a difficult time procuring generic drugs as six of the nine government medical colleges in the state do not have generic drug stores on their campuses. read more
Aug 09, 2018 14:56
A co-accused along with Brajesh Thakur, Madhu Kumari is evading arrest in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal in which 34 of the 42 minor girls were allegedly raped. An FIR was instituted on May 31.  read more
Aug 05, 2018 16:23
The Bihar government is set to terminate the contract of yet another NGO, Wama Shakti Vahini, believed to be a front of Brajesh Kumar Thakur, the main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home abuse case in which 34 of 42 girls were allegedly raped. read more
Aug 03, 2018 00:37
The IPRD also cancelled the health insurance cover for journalists, extended to Thakur and Kumari through the IPRD read more
Jul 31, 2018 11:04
Investigators suggested that 34 of the 42 girls examined so far were found to have been sexually exploited. Two other girls were not subjected to medical examination because of their poor mental health. read more
Jul 29, 2018 17:47
After being given the tablets daily, the girls would soon go off to sleep after which their ordeal would begin. They would often wake up with abdominal or vaginal pain, said investigators. read more