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Friday, Sep 20, 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 (401 results)
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
Jul 24, 2018 17:56
Reports of repeated sexual abuse of inmates at the short stay home in Muzaffarpur surfaced after Mumbai’s Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) carried out a social audit of shelter homes across Bihar last year. read more
Jun 27, 2018 18:22
Relatives say infant declared dead by a medical staffer at the Gopalganj district hospital began crying while being taken for cremation, but succumbed soon afterwards. Doctors deny allegations of medical negligence. read more
May 30, 2018 14:49
Rajesh Sahni, the UP police officer with the state’s Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS), shot himself dead in Lucknow on Tuesday. read more
May 12, 2018 20:34
Tej Pratap, the son of former chief minister of Bihar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad, is marrying Aishwarya Rai, the granddaughter of former chief minister Daroga Prasad Rai, in Patna on Saturday evening. read more
May 10, 2018 22:50
Groom-to-be Tej Pratap in bright yellow kurta, Tejashwi in crisp white kurta-pyjama and daughter Misa were among the family members who came to receive Lalu Prasad at Patna airport read more
Apr 04, 2018 20:15
The health ministry, in response to an RTI query by a Patna-based businessman, said it did not approve or grant recognition to the haplo stem cell transplant for thalassemia affected children. Yet, a Jaipur hospital continues to do it, with a doctor... read more
Apr 03, 2018 16:16
AIIMS, Patna officials facilitate couple’s reunion as girl’s mother suffering from cervical cancer is bedridden and may not survive. read more
Apr 02, 2018 12:56
The special aircraft of the Indian Air Force, C-130, carrying the coffins, is expected to reach Patna around 8pm, Patna airport director Rajender Singh Lahauria said. read more
Mar 23, 2018 22:07
The state health department is also conducting an inquiry into the circumstances that led to a fourth-grade hospital employee having to stitch the woman’s wound despite the presence of a doctor and two nurses at the Saharsa Sadar Hospital on March 1... read more