Beware! Gorakhpur redux in Bengaluru?

NATION, CURRENT AFFAIRS DECCAN CHRONICLE. | JOYEETA CHAKRAVORTY PublishedAug 23, 2017, 2:50 am IST UpdatedAug 23, 2017, 3:23 am IST Queues of weary patients awaiting treatment at Bowring Hospital are a common sight.  Contrary to the increase in number of doctors trained in Karnataka, the shortage of total number of specialists went up from 32% to 39%... Continue Reading →

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When TV Anchors Become BJP Spokespersons To Spread Fake News

Published: July 09, 2017 13:19 IST Mahua Moitra The Goebbels doctrine - "Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth" -is also known to psychologists as "the illusion of truth". Under test conditions, people were more likely to rate statements as true when these statements were more familiar. Welcome to the BJP's nation-wide... Continue Reading →

9-YEAR-OLD GIRL FORCED INTO BEING ‘DEVADASI’ RESCUED IN KARNATAKA

Link State child helpline officials on a visit to a government school in a remote village in Kalaburagi district spotted a 9-year-old girl wearing a chain with beads generally worn by children who are dedicated to the Devadasi system prevalent in parts of North Karnataka. Swinging into action, the officials rescued the girl who is... Continue Reading →

Pricing of Cardiac Stents

Rema Nagarajan Vol. 52, Issue No. 23, 10 Jun, 2017 Download PDF Version Rema Nagarajan (reemanagarajan2016@gmail.com) is a senior journalist with the Times of India and writes on health issues. The pricing of cardiac stents in India has been mired in controversy and allegations of profiteering at the cost of vulnerable patients. This article looks at the... Continue Reading →

Activists: Don’t join SUN, a nutrition drive

TNN | May 24, 2017, 05.19 AM IST Link   Civil society groups have cautioned the central government about fresh efforts to persuade India to join the international movement called Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN), whose stated mission is to help countries fight malnutrition. Several paediatricians, nutritionists and public health activists wrote to the Niti Aayog stating... Continue Reading →

Are Akshaya Patra Kitchens What They are Made Out to Be?

BY LANA WHITTAKER ON 01/08/2015 • 10 COMMENTS  Link In recent years, NGOs have become increasingly involved in supplying meals to schools as part of the government’s midday meal scheme, particularly in large urban areas. Akshaya Patra is the largest of these, currently working in 10 states, feeding 1.4 million children each day. Centralised kitchens are vast... Continue Reading →

I am a stable person – Justice Karnan

By Rabi Banerjee | From issue dated May 21, 2017 Justice Karnan | Salil bera Why did you write to the prime minister about the alleged corruption among judges? As per the Indian Constitution, the judiciary is the highest body. The Central and state governments, assemblies, Parliament, bureaucrats, politicians or the general public cannot interfere... Continue Reading →

How can SC issue gag order… I am like Ambedkar’s adopted son, says Justice Karnan

The Supreme Court on Tuesday barred the media from publishing any orders passed by Karnan. Written by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Updated: May 10, 2017 7:47 am Justice C S Karnan in Chennai. (Express Photo)LESS THAN an hour after the Supreme Court sentenced him to jail for six months, Calcutta High Court Judge C... Continue Reading →

Bengaluru woman hacked to death, police and media dub her a ‘temptress’ who deserved it

Media Ethics Media reports suggested “illicit affair” with her murderer as justification for her murder Theja Ram Friday, April 21, 2017 - 13:18   In yet another crime committed against a woman the blame is shifted on to the woman. A 29-year-old Bengaluru woman was hacked to death in broad daylight right outside her house... Continue Reading →

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