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The man was arrested on September 27 in connection with an alleged kidnapping of a minor girl in which one of his relatives was the accused. He died of illness at SSKM hospital in Kolkata on October 13, said the police. (Bloomberg file photo)

Man’s body in mortuary for 18 days as BJP and Trinamool slug it out in court

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 07:23 PM IST
The BJP said the man, Madan Ghorui, was a party supporter and alleged that he died because of torture in judicial custody. This triggered a legal battle at the Calcutta High Court and Ghorui’s body was sent back to the morgue hours after it was handed over to his family following post mortem examination.
The police had created a 60-km long green corridor to bring two of the injured victims to the state-run SSKM hospital in Kolkata. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
The police had created a 60-km long green corridor to bring two of the injured victims to the state-run SSKM hospital in Kolkata. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)

In Bengal, 2 injured school kids battling for life; doctors use artificial lungs to treat them

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 07:44 PM IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee contacted the hospital authorities to enquire about the condition of the victims and the treatment being carried out. The two children-- Rishabh Singh and Dibyanshu Bhakat are aged around five and six years.
A 12-year-old boy got a new lease of life after doctors at the state-run hospital here removed a pen cap from his lungs. (Representative Image)(AFP)
A 12-year-old boy got a new lease of life after doctors at the state-run hospital here removed a pen cap from his lungs. (Representative Image)(AFP)

Pen cap removed from lungs, 12-year-old Kolkata boy gets new life

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 04:03 PM IST
The boy, a resident of Garia in the southern fringes of the city, was brought to the SSKM Hospital with persistent cough and cold problems, said Dr Arunabha Sengupta, head of the ENT department at the SSKM Hospital.
The girl was called out from her house on August 24 by her boyfriend and taken to a nearby field, where he and five of his friends raped her. Her family members alleged that the rapists recorded the ordeal and threatened to circulate it if she spoke.(HT FILE)
The girl was called out from her house on August 24 by her boyfriend and taken to a nearby field, where he and five of his friends raped her. Her family members alleged that the rapists recorded the ordeal and threatened to circulate it if she spoke.(HT FILE)

16-yr-old Bengal gang rape victim dies

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Midnapore | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2019 01:11 AM IST
She was brought to SSKM after her condition deteriorated at a district hospital.
A West Bengal woman was gangraped by her boyfriend and his friends on Aug 24. She was hospitalised after consuming pesticide(Representative photograph of a woman lying on the floor. Shutterstock)
A West Bengal woman was gangraped by her boyfriend and his friends on Aug 24. She was hospitalised after consuming pesticide(Representative photograph of a woman lying on the floor. Shutterstock)

Bengal gangrape victim dies, police accused of shielding key accused

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Midnapore | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 03:47 PM IST
The victim was called out from her house on August 24 by her boyfriend and taken to a nearby field, where he and his friends raped her. They also filmed the incident and threatened to release video if she didn’t stay quiet.
The Medical Council of India delegation during inspection at Government Medical College in Patiala on Tuesday(HT Photo)
The Medical Council of India delegation during inspection at Government Medical College in Patiala on Tuesday(HT Photo)

Central body visits GMC to decide on increasing seats

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2019 11:11 PM IST
MCI had approved increasing seats from 150 to 200 in the 2019-20 academic session; but the decision to make this permanent will be taken after this survey
Patients have been facing the heat of junior doctors’ protest in West Bengal as services remained affected in state-run hospitals (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)
Patients have been facing the heat of junior doctors’ protest in West Bengal as services remained affected in state-run hospitals (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)

Patients bear brunt as junior doctors continue stir in West Bengal

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 05:17 PM IST
Hundreds of doctors have resigned in support of their colleagues. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has urged the junior doctors to return to work and said her government had accepted their demands.
Junior doctors at NRS Medical College and Hospital demonstrate against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Friday.(ANI)
Junior doctors at NRS Medical College and Hospital demonstrate against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Friday.(ANI)

‘CM has to apologise first’: Striking docs turn down Mamata’s invite for talks

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 12:24 PM IST
The doctors, who are protesting against the assault on two of their colleagues at NRS Medical College and Hospital, had on Friday sought unconditional apology from Banerjee and set six conditions for the state government in order to withdraw their stir.
During the day, members of Kolkata’s civil society stood by the agitating doctors. Film director-actor Aparna Sen, theatre personality Kaushik Sen and composer Debojyoti Mishra went to NRS Medical College and Hospital and urged the chief minister to soften her stand, speak to the doctors and find a solution.(AMIT DATTA /AFP PHOTO)
During the day, members of Kolkata’s civil society stood by the agitating doctors. Film director-actor Aparna Sen, theatre personality Kaushik Sen and composer Debojyoti Mishra went to NRS Medical College and Hospital and urged the chief minister to soften her stand, speak to the doctors and find a solution.(AMIT DATTA /AFP PHOTO)

640 Bengal doctors would ‘like to resign’ as standoff with Mamata continues

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Berhampore/Siliguri | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 09:12 PM IST
The spate of threats to resign followed after the chief minister on Thursday ruled out any discussion with the agitating doctors. The “cease work” by the junior doctors has severely affected services in all departments of the medical colleges.
Renowned Bengali actress and filmmaker Aparna Sen addresses junior doctors at Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital or NRS, who are in the strike from past three days in Kolkata on June 14, 2019. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Renowned Bengali actress and filmmaker Aparna Sen addresses junior doctors at Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital or NRS, who are in the strike from past three days in Kolkata on June 14, 2019. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

On doctors’ strike, Aparna Sen urges Mamata to change her ‘stance’

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 05:38 PM IST
The intellectuals including renowned actor-filmmaker Aparna Sen, stage and screen actor Kaushik Sen, met the agitating doctors and expressed solidarity to their movement.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday accused the striking junior doctors of the city’s SSKM Hospital of verbally abusing her during her visit there.(PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday accused the striking junior doctors of the city’s SSKM Hospital of verbally abusing her during her visit there.(PTI)

‘Striking junior doctors hurled abuses at me’: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 10:38 AM IST
The chief minister made the allegation hours after her visit to the state-run hospital in the afternoon to take stock of the situation in the wake of disruption of medical services across the state.
Residents doctors of JJ hospital in Mumbai,hold playcards to support doctors’ strike in support of West Bengal stir.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Residents doctors of JJ hospital in Mumbai,hold playcards to support doctors’ strike in support of West Bengal stir.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Health services in Delhi, Mumbai hit as Bengal doctors’ strike enters Day 4

Hindustan Times, Kolkata / New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 06:58 PM IST
The junior doctors have been on strike since Tuesday in protest against the brutal assault on two colleagues in NRS Medical College and Hospital on Monday night by family members of an octogenarian patient who passed away.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who also holds the health and family welfare portfolio, speaks to patients during her visit to SSKM medical college in Kolkata on Thursday. (HT photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who also holds the health and family welfare portfolio, speaks to patients during her visit to SSKM medical college in Kolkata on Thursday. (HT photo)

Bengal doctors defy Mamata Banerjee’s deadline, refuse to call off strike

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 04:42 PM IST
A team of doctors met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi at Raj Bhavan over the issue and said the chief minister’s reaction to their protest was unexpected.
Representative image.(Getty Images)
Representative image.(Getty Images)

Young Kolkata club cricketer dies after collapsing on-field

Kolkata | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 05:51 PM IST
According to those present at the ground, the wicket-keeper-batsman was going back to the tent after finishing his batting and suddenly collapsed.
A man in Kolkata has been detained after police found him sitting with the body of his mother who seemed to have died around 18 days back in his house (Representative photo)(Getty Images)
A man in Kolkata has been detained after police found him sitting with the body of his mother who seemed to have died around 18 days back in his house (Representative photo)(Getty Images)

Man spends 18 days with mother’s decomposing body in Kolkata house

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 05:15 PM IST
Police broke open the door of the house late on Sunday and found Maitreyo Bhattacharya, who appeared to be in his thirties, sitting with the decomposed body of his mother, Krishna Bhattacharya, 70. Bhattacharya was detained for questioning.
A prisoner in a Kolkata jail swallowed a mobile phone after being caught with it by officials.(Picture for representation)
A prisoner in a Kolkata jail swallowed a mobile phone after being caught with it by officials.(Picture for representation)

Caught with mobile phone, Kolkata jail inmate swallows device

Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2018 08:16 PM IST
The prisoner was caught speaking on the phone by prison officials and swallowed the phone. He has been hospitalised after complaining of stomach pains
Emergency personnel during rescue operations after the bridge collapse at Majerhat.(PTI)
Emergency personnel during rescue operations after the bridge collapse at Majerhat.(PTI)

Rescue workers smash through slabs after Kolkata bridge collapse to locate two missing labourers

Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 05:04 PM IST
Undertaking rescue operations at the site, personnel from the army, Disaster Management Group, National Disaster Response Force, Kolkata Police and Fire Brigade tried to drill holes through the thick concrete sections to insert cameras or smash the slabs with pay loaders.
One of Aditi Sinha’s kidneys was transplanted on Kolkata resident Usha Parekh at Apollo Hospital.(HT File Photo)
One of Aditi Sinha’s kidneys was transplanted on Kolkata resident Usha Parekh at Apollo Hospital.(HT File Photo)

Kolkata records second organ donation in six days

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 06:25 AM IST
The surgery to transplant Aditi Sinha’s liver on Chandi Charan Ghosh, 52, a resident of Nadia district, started at 5 am on Thursday at state-run SSKM Hospital and continued for more than seven hours.
Police are yet to nab any of the men involved in throwing acid on passersby.(Photo for representation)
Police are yet to nab any of the men involved in throwing acid on passersby.(Photo for representation)

Acid bulbs thrown from taxi in Kolkata, five women among six injured

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2018 11:15 PM IST
Police said the accused attacked people indiscriminately and no one in particular was the target.
Binay Bhattacharya, a CID sub-inspector, allegedly shot himself inside a room of the agency headquarters of Bhawani Bhawan at around 11 am on Tuesday.(Picture for representation)
Binay Bhattacharya, a CID sub-inspector, allegedly shot himself inside a room of the agency headquarters of Bhawani Bhawan at around 11 am on Tuesday.(Picture for representation)

CID officer shoots self at Kolkata headquarters, critical

Press Trust of India, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2018 04:06 PM IST
Sources said he was depressed due to problems in his personal life.
A man walks past the house where Subhabrata Majumdar had allegedly kept his mother's body in a freezer for almost three years in Kolkata.(AP Photo)
A man walks past the house where Subhabrata Majumdar had allegedly kept his mother's body in a freezer for almost three years in Kolkata.(AP Photo)

Kolkata man who kept mother’s body in freezer sent to psychiatric hospital

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 08:53 PM IST
“My son did not allow me to go to the floor where the freezer was kept. I have no idea what happened,” the man’s 89-year-old father said.
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