Amry

  • 2 years after AMRI fire, relatives of victims wait for justice 10-12-2013 01:26 PM

    Two years after the ghastly fire at AMRI Hospital in Dhakuria which led to the death of over 90 people, relatives of the victims feel the system has failed them. "It has been two years but we are yet to get justice. Those who were accused are out on bail...
  • FTP: Will Anuradha Saha medical negligence case become a turning point in healthcare? 24-10-2013 11:00 PM

    In a landmark judgement in a case of medical negligence, the Supreme Court on Thursday enhanced compensation paid to US-based NRI Dr Kunal Saha from Rs 1.73 crore to Rs 5.96 crore for the death of his wife at the age 36 in a Kolkata hospital due to maltreatment. This...
  • NRI doctor medical negligence case: Dr Kunal Saha's long fight 24-10-2013 01:53 PM

    Kolkata: It has been a long fight for Dr Kunal Saha, who lost his wife Dr Anuradha Saha 15 years ago due to medical negligence by a Kolkata hospital. Dr Kunal Saha and wife Anuradha had come to India from America for a holiday back in 1998. 36-year-old Anuradha developed...
  • Judgement marks a beginning of a change in India's health care system: Kunal Saha 24-10-2013 12:18 PM

    In a landmark judgement in a case of medical negligence, the Supreme Court on Thursday enhanced compensation paid to NRI Dr Kunal Saha from Rs 1.73 crore to Rs 5.96 crore for the death of his wife at the age 36 in a Kolkata hospital due to maltreatment. This is...
  • SC orders damages of Rs 5.96 cr in Anuradha Saha case 24-10-2013 11:10 AM

    New Delhi: In a landmark judgement in a case of medical negligence, the Supreme Court on Thursday enhanced compensation paid to US-based NRI Dr Kunal Saha from Rs 1.73 crore to Rs 5.96 crore for the death of his wife at the age 36 in a Kolkata hospital due to...
  • Remembering the martyrs of Jammu terror attack 27-09-2013 11:28 AM

    Hours after terror attack hit Jammu, grieving families await bodies of their loved ones. Lt Col Bikramjeet Singh who was among the 12 dead in the Samba attack will be cremated on Friday. Singh who was last posting was in Ganganagar. He is survived by wife and an eight-year-old daughter....
  • U'khand: Had to rely on Army, IAF to move us, says NDRF 29-06-2013 09:57 PM

    Guptkashi: Poor roads and logistical bottlenecks hampered the movement of a NDRF battalion which had left from Punjab for search and rescue operation in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district. "When the Sikkim earthquake happened, we had left our base within hours of the first report of the disaster. But then, after landing...
  • US military plans to put women in most combat jobs 18-06-2013 10:20 PM

    Washington: US military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines. Under details of the plans obtained by The Associated Press, women could start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and...
  • Why is there a lack of accountability in mass tragedies? 27-02-2013 11:57 PM

    In the past decade, India has seen at least nine major fire tragedies and loss of lives and property. However, not a single individual so far has been held accountable. ...
  • WB govt acted in 'improper manner': BJP on AMRI 06-01-2012 10:09 PM

    Kolkata: Days after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee turned down a FICCI request for her government's intervention in securing release of jailed AMRI directors, the state BJP on Friday complained to the Governor that the state government had acted in an 'improper manner' in the matter. A delegation of state BJP...
  • Custody of AMRI accused extended till Jan 19 05-01-2012 09:10 PM

    Kolkata: A city court on Thursday rejected bail prayers and extended the judicial custody of six directors and two officers of AMRI Hospital, where 93 people died after inhaling poisonous smoke from a fire, till January 19. Rejecting their bail prayers, Chief Judicial Magistrate of Alipore court SM Shahnawaz extended...
  • AMRI directors' judicial custody to end today 05-01-2012 08:10 AM

    New Delhi: The judicial custody of the 6 directors of Kolkata's AMRI hospital will end on Thursday. The directors were arrested after a massive fire in the hospital's basement led to the death of 93 people, mostly patients. The Kolkata police on Tuesday announced compensation for families of the 29...
  • Families of AMRI victims form forum for justice 04-01-2012 06:23 AM

    New Delhi: Families of victims who lost their lives in the tragic AMRI hospital fire incident in Kolkata have decided to form an association. 22 families have come together to form the Human Health Rights Forum and they will move to High Court to demand justice for the victims. The...
  • Law to decide on AMRI directors' release: Mamata 04-01-2012 03:29 AM

    Kolkata: A day after industry lobby FICCI urged the West Bengal government to release the seven AMRI Hospital directors who were arrested after a fire killed 93 people at the premises, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the law would take its own course in the case. "A business...
  • Can corporates avoid criminal liability for fire on their premises? 03-01-2012 11:22 PM

    FICCI wrote a letter to the WB Govt saying it was necessary to ensure that no victimization of people took place in the name of justice. ...
  • AMRI fire turns political; Mamata slams FICCI 03-01-2012 07:37 PM

    Kolkata: Three weeks after the directors of Kolkata's AMRI hospital were taken into custody after a fire in the hospital's basement claimed 90 lives, industry body FICCI has slammed the arrests as 'anti-industry', and not 'completely non-discriminatory'. "Those not responsible for day-to-day operations of any business should be released immediately....
  • AMRI fire: Mamata lashes out at FICCI 03-01-2012 03:08 PM

    Kolkata: Speaking to news reporters on Tuesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lashed out at FICCI saying the state did not want an industry that killed people. "A chamber has said that the directors of AMRI should be released. I want to tell them that we want industry here,...
  • Punish AMRI hospital staff, says victim's daughter 03-01-2012 01:53 PM

    Kolkata: Paromita Guha Thakurta, the daughter of one of those who died in the AMRI fire tragedy has asked for strict punishment to the hospital staff saying they were highly irresponsibly in carrying out their duties. ...
  • AMRI fire: FICCI comes to the rescue of directors 03-01-2012 10:12 AM

    Kolkata: Three weeks after the directors of Kolkata's AMRI Hospital were taken into custody after a fire in the hospitals basement claimed 89 lives, industry body FICCI has slammed the arrest of 7 hospital directors as anti-industry, and not 'completely non-discriminatory'. In a strongly worded statement, FICCI demanded the immediate...
  • AMRI fire: Compensation for families of 29 dead 03-01-2012 09:52 AM

    Kolkata: Families of 29 dead in the AMRI hospital fire on Monday received Rs 3 lakh each as compensation from the Kolkata police, a top police official said. Families of the other dead in the December 9 fire disaster would receive an identical amount as compensation in phases after verification...
  • Compensation paid to AMRI victims' families 02-01-2012 11:40 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Monday started paying compensation to the family members of the victims of AMRI hospital fire which left 93 people dead. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced compensation of Rs 300,000 for the family members of the victims. On Monday, family members of 29 victims...
  • Two AMRI officers remanded in judicial custody 27-12-2011 08:29 AM

    Kolkata: A city court on Monday sent two officers of AMRI Hospital, where 93 people died in a fire, to judicial custody till January five. Chief Judicial Magistrate of Alipore court S M Shahnawaz sent Sanjib Pal and S Upadhayay, who were in police custody, to judicial custody on a...
  • Kolkata: AMRI directors' custody ends today 23-12-2011 08:20 AM

    New Delhi: The police custody of six directors of Kolkata's AMRI hospital ends on Friday. They are likely to be produced in court over the fire tragedy at the AMRI hospital that left several dead. Their custody was extended for three more days on December 20. A case of negligence...
  • AMRI directors in police custody till Dec 23 20-12-2011 07:38 PM

    Kolkata: The six directors of the AMRI hospital, where a major fire killed at least 91 people, were on Tuesday sent to police custody for further three more days by a Kolkata court. They were on December 10 sent to a police custody till December 20. A case of negligence...
  • Government to lay guidelines for hospital safety 17-12-2011 07:19 PM

    New Delhi: India's apex agency for disaster management is preparing "mandatory" guidelines to cover fire and other emergency hazards in hospitals and a core group would be formed next week to finalise the rules, an official said on Saturday. The decision has been taken after a major fire struck a...
  • Fire and the city

    CHAKRAVIEW |  Sumon K Chakrabarti
    Fires have become synonymous with the city of Kolkata. Since 2008, 10 major fires have broken out in the heart of the city. But why...

  • AMRI fire: That Friday morning

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    It was a little before 6 am. I got a call. There was a fire at AMRI. My mother woke up next to me asking...