Abantika Ghosh

Articles By Abantika Ghosh

Centre planning to award scholarships to all eligible applicants in J&K

J&K at present has a quota of about 2 lakh scholarships. These include pre-matric, post-matric and merit and means scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Minority Affairs and also the Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarships for minority girls.

TMC to chair one panel, calls it ‘murder of democracy’

The party losing the plum post of chairman of House panel for Railways for a less fancied Food and Consumer Affairs committee

Government should win hearts of Kashmiris: Jamiat resolution

In a resolution adopted by its general council on Thursday, the Jamiat said that protection of democratic and human rights of Kashmiris is a “national duty”.

Pakistan minister takes on IMA for opposing medical journal’s critical take on J&K

The British journal had last month written about “serious concerns for the health, safety, and freedoms of the Kashmiri people”.

Preeti Sudan interview: ‘The national medical college network makes tele-consultations possible across India’

We have created a National Medical College Network of 50 colleges. Each of these will be given a catchment area of AB-HWCs to mentor and give tele-consultation services, says Preeti Sudan.

India declared free of Avian Influenza

Avian Influenza was first reported from Hongkong in 1997. Since then, there have been many outbreaks across the world. India too has had multiple outbreaks since 2005.

Screening all children for leprosy,TB: India’s disease burden, mission explained

Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. It usually affects the skin and peripheral nerves, but has a wide range of clinical manifestations.

Pakistan raises J&K in Malé, Harivansh objects strongly

Harivansh “strongly objected” to statements made by Qasim Khan Suri, Deputy Speaker of the Pakistani National Assembly, and also took on Senator Quratulain Marri.

Mamata Banerjee’s calibrated tweet: NRC fiasco exposed those who sought political mileage

Banerjee stated that the NRC “fiasco” has exposed “all those who tried to take political mileage out of it”. And these people, she said, without naming anyone, “have a lot to answer to the nation”.

E-cigarette ban: the science behind proposal, and industry counter-view

An e-cigarette, short for electronic cigarette, is a battery-operated device. One of a large variety of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), an e-cigarette emits vaporised nicotine, or non-nicotine solutions. T

Govt rolls out scheme to screen all children below 18 for leprosy, TB

Modi has mentioned more than once that he envisages leprosy eradication as one of the tributes to Mahatma Gandhi as the nation observes his 150th birth anniversary.

India pivotal to global fightback against AIDS, says chief of vaccine initiative

A nonprofit scientific research organisation seeking to address urgent, unmet global health challenges — including HIV and tuberculosis — IAVI has several technology and innovation partnerships with the Department of Biotechnology.

Gender gap in AIIMS OPD: Four lakh women missing in 2016, say researchers

The researchers arrived at this number by analysing the sex ratio of patients from these states and comparing it with the population-level sex ratios in those states.

Harsh Vardhan: ‘MCI was plagued by corruption, led to diminishing respect for medical profession’

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan speaks to Abantika Ghosh on why the NMC Bill is a historic reform and why he thinks India is set to see a brain gain in the medical profession.

Lawmakers work overtime, Lok Sabha session set to be most productive in 20 years

Lok Sabha has already passed 30 Bills while the Rajya Sabha is done with 25 bills. The government proposes to pass four more legislations in the remaining three sittings of the Upper House.

House discusses cancer incidence, MPs recount personal struggles

Harsh Vardhan claimed that initiatives such as Swacch Bharat and the construction of toilets have led to a reduction in the incidence of penile, uterine and cervical cancers.

Rajya Sabha nod to Motor Vehicles amendment Bill

The Bill was passed even as Deputy Chairman Harivansh overruled protests by opposition MPs against running the House beyond the stipulated deadline of 6 pm.

The women behind instant triple talaq petitions: ‘Historic win… no other woman’s life will be ruined now’

On August 22, 2017, the Supreme Court, in a landmark 3-2 verdict, “set aside” the practice of instant triple talaq, following a clutch of petitions filed by Muslim women. The women behind the petitions welcomed the passage of the Bill on Tuesday.

Triple talaq bill: How Modi 2.0 felled Opposition where it had upper hand

Triple talaq bill passed in Rajya Sabha: As many as 23 Opposition members — 4 Congress, 6 SP, 4 BSP, 2 NCP, 2 TDP, 2 PDP, 1 DMK, 1 CPM and 1 TMC — were not present in the House. This apart, the JD (U), AIADMK and TRS with a total of 23 members were also missing at the time of voting.

Law is in: Instant triple talaq becomes a crime

Cracks in Opp’s RS ranks, walkouts enable passage of Bill, PM says archaic practice finally in dustbin of history.