Abantika Ghosh

Articles By Abantika Ghosh

At all-party meeting, Speaker Om Birla calls for smooth winter session

3-hr special joint session on Nov 26 to mark Constitution Day

Summit on innovations in public healthcare to begin today

The two-day summit will share some of the most innovative efforts undertaken by states in public health, and will help explore which programmes are scalable at the national level, and which could be adopted by other states.

Ayodhya verdict: Jamiat panel to take call on review plea

Jamiat president Maulana Arshad Madani on Thursday called the verdict “baffling”.

Climate change set to undo health gains, to affect kids most: Lancet study

Children will be among the worst sufferers from a he rise in infectious diseases, the study said, pointing out that cholera is rising 3 per cent a year in India since the early 1980s with climatic suitability for Vibrio bacteria, which cause the disease.

Ayodhya verdict: Ahead of meet, many in AIMPLB favour review petition

Supreme Court held that the act of placing idols inside the mosque in 1949 was “desecration”, that there is no evidence that Babri Masjid was built after demolishing a temple and that the 1992 demolition of the mosque was against the rule of law.

Nine states, Northeast carry 44% of India’s cancer burden: study

The study combined open-source data from the United Nations, the WHO and data from the Million Death Study for preparation of National Burden Estimates (NBE).

Ayodhya verdict: Sunni board says won’t go for review; Muslim parties cold to five-acre offer

Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board chairman Zufar Farooqui said the board, one of the main litigants in the case, would not file a review petition.

BJP state chief attacks Mamata for ‘silence’ on Ayodhya judgment, Trinamool cites cyclone work

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is yet to respond to the Ayodhya verdict.

Ayodhya verdict neither provided equity nor justice, will consider review plea: Muslim body

Raising objections to certain parts of the Ayodhya verdict, Jilani said, "We are dissatisfied that the inner courtyard where prayers were offered was given to the other side. Neither equity nor justice has been served." 

First time in two decades, new HIV subtype found by genetic sequencing

Pharma major Abbott has reported that a team of Abbott scientists have identified the HIV-1 Group M, subtype L virus. The findings have been published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS).

Arshad Madani: Respect SC verdict on Ayodhya, mediation failed as Hindu parties refused to budge

Madani was part of the mediation attempts by a Supreme Court-appointed committee.

Babri was a mosque as per Sharia, but will accept SC verdict: Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind president

Arshad Madani, a teacher at Darul uloom Deoband and the seniormost leader of Jamiat, will be meeting RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat later today for the second time in the last few months.

Ayodhya: We need to keep lines open, RSS, BJP tell Muslim leaders

A Constitution Bench ruling on the Ayodhya matter is expected before Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi retires on November 17.

Stack and blueprint — Building digital infrastructure for national health database

NHS is digital infrastructure built with the aim of making the health insurance system more transparent and robust, while factoring in the uniqueness of India’s health sector, and the political realities of federalism.

Ahead of Ayodhya verdict, Muslim groups stress on peace, keep legal option open

The five-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, which reserved its verdict earlier this month after conclusion of the 40-day hearing, is expected to deliver its judgment by mid-November.

Explained: What National Health Profile says about targeted, actual health spend

The National Health Profile (NHP) is an annual stocktaking exercise on the health of the health sector.

With Ayushman Bharat push: India may eliminate shortage of doctors ‘in less than 7 years’

India has far less doctors than the WHO-mandated one doctor for a population of 1,000, and to meet that requirement, the country would need approximately 13.5 lakh doctors.

Just 15% of Indians with foreign medical degrees clear test once they return home

Of the total number of students that appeared for the test, 87.6 per cent (54,055) were from colleges in seven countries: China, Russia, Bangladesh, Ukraine, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

One year of PMJAY: Govt looks at incentives to close gender gap in heart surgery data

Traditional wisdom is that because women are less likely to be breadwinners, especially in families of limited means (who are primarily the targeted PMJAY beneficiaries), families are more reluctant to pay for their treatment.

87% of India covered under immunisation programme: govt

Official data on India’s immunisation coverage is still 62 per cent, given as the National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16).