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  • 2 years after AMRI fire, relatives of victims wait for justice December 10, 2013

    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 and...
  • FTP: Will Anuradha Saha medical negligence case become a turning point in healthcare? October 24, 2013

    In a landmark judgement in a case of medical negligence, the Supreme Court on Thursday enhanced compensation paid to USbased 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 October 24, 2013

    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. 36yearold Anuradha developed...
  • Judgement marks a beginning of a change in India's health care system: Kunal Saha October 24, 2013

    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 October 24, 2013

    New Delhi: In a landmark judgement in a case of medical negligence, the Supreme Court on Thursday enhanced compensation paid to USbased 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 September 27, 2013

    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 eightyearold...
  • U'khand: Had to rely on Army, IAF to move us, says NDRF June 29, 2013

    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 in...
  • US military plans to put women in most combat jobs June 18, 2013

    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 mid2015 and...
  • Why is there a lack of accountability in mass tragedies? February 27, 2013

    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. ...
  • Fire tragedies follow long trail of delayed justice February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: 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. Even in the much talked about Uphaar Cinema fire tragedy, the victims' families fought for 14 years only to...
  • Kolkata fire: No lesson learnt by Mamata govt? February 27, 2013

    Kolkata: A deadly fire engulfed the bustling Surya Sen market in Kolkata on Wednesday, leaving scores dead and many injured. The six-storey tall commercial building was a disaster in the making with plenty of inflammable materials stacked everywhere, narrow lanes choking the possibility of escape and an eatery on the...
  • Kolkata AMRI fire tragedy: 13 months on, no justice yet January 15, 2013

    Kolkata: Thirteen months after the deadly AMRI hospital fire tragedy in Kolkata that killed more than 90 people, the trial of the case has still not begun. Victims' families are demanding the case be fasttracked and have also written to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for justice. Daughter of AMRI fire victim...
  • Kolkata: AMRI director gets anticipatory bail May 18, 2012

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Friday granted anticipatory bail to Preeti Surekha, a director of AMRI Hospital, where more than 90 patients died of suffocation in a fire mishap last year. A division bench headed by Justice Ashim Roy granted the bail prayer of Surekha, who was one of the...
  • AMRI authorities plan to reopen firehit hospital April 21, 2012

    Kolkata: The AMRI Hospital authorities are planning to reopen a portion of their complex in Dhakuria, sealed off by Kolkata Police after a major fire choked 94 people to death in a hospital building in December 2011. "Yes, we are planning to open the unaffected portions of the complex shortly," said...
  • AMRI probe: Calcutta HC grants bail to SK Todi April 12, 2012

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has granted bail to SK Todi, one of the directors of AMRI hospital. Over 90 people were killed in a massive fire that broke out at the hospital in December 2011. The court on Thursday observed that Todi was not involved in daytoday functions of the...
  • AMRI hospital fire: Two senior officials get bail April 10, 2012

    Kolkata: A city court on Tuesday granted bail to two senior officials of AMRI hospital, where over 90 people died in a devastating fire in December 2011. District sessions judge of Alipore Sudeb Mitra granted bail to Sanjib Pal and D N Agarwal. A devastating fire broke out in the basement...
  • AMRI fire case: Two directors granted bail April 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Two directors Ravi Todi and Manish Goenka of the fireravaged AMRI Hospital were on Monday granted bail by the court. More than 90 persons, most of them patients, died after inhaling smoke in the dead of the night from a fire that allegedly started from cotton and...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 28, 2012

    The Centre stays execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana after the Akali government appealed for clemency. ...
  • News 360: Centre stays hanging of Beant's coassassin Rajoana March 28, 2012

    Centre stays hanging of Beant Singh's coassassin, Balwant Singh Rajoana, until the Supreme Court decides on his petition. ...
  • Two AMRI directors get bail after 111 days in custody March 28, 2012

    Kolkata: After spending 111 days in custody, two directors of the fireravaged AMRI Hospital were on Wednesday granted bail by the Calcutta High Court, which observed that daytoday affairs of the hospital were not run by them. A division bench comprising justices Ashim Kumar Roy and Asim Kumar Ray granted the...
  • News 360: Don't drink and drive message grows louder March 1, 2012

    The Cabinet approves tougher punishment for traffic offences that includes a jail term of two years for rash and drunk driving. ...
  • WB: Charge sheet in AMRI fire submitted March 1, 2012

    Kolkata: The Kolkata Police on Thursday submitted charge sheet against all 16 accused in the AMRI fire in which 90 people died of suffocation on December 9 last year. The detective department investigating the case submitted a nearly 1200page charge sheet within 83 days before the acting chief judicial magistrate of...
  • Kolkata: Another AMRI director granted bail February 23, 2012

    Kolkata: A court in Kolkata granted bail on Thursday to Dr Pranab Dasgupta, a director of AMRI Hospital where 90 persons choked to death from a fire in the basement in December. District sessions judge, Alipore, Anindya Bhattacharya, granted bail to Dasgupta on the plea that he would not abscond. The counsel...
  • AMRI director gets bail, pleas of 4 others rejected February 17, 2012

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Friday granted bail to AMRI director RS Agarwal but rejected similar pleas of four other board members of the private hospital, where over 90 people suffocated to death in the December 9 fire tragedy. A division bench, comprising Justice Asim Roy and Justice Tarun Gupta,...
  • AMRI fire: HC verdict on directors' bail plea today February 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Calcutta High Court is expected to give its verdict on the bail plea of 5 directors of the AMRI hospital on Friday. A total of 9 directors and four employees were arrested in connection with the fire that claimed over 90 lives. Up until now, only one of...
  • Kolkata: AMRI Hospital MD granted interim bail February 2, 2012

    Kolkata: A city court on Thursday granted interim bail to renowned Dr Mani Chettri, arrested in connection with the fire at AMRI hospital that claimed 93 lives. Chettri, the managing director in whose name the hospital had the licence, was arrested on January 27 along with another renowned doctor Pranab...
  • WB: Two AMRI directors to be produced in court February 2, 2012

    Kolkata: Two AMRI board members Mani Chhetri and Pranab Dasgupta will be produced in court on Thursday over the AMRI fire tragedy. Dr Mani Chhetri, the MD of the company and Dr Pranab Dasgupta, a member of the AMRI Board, were arrested last week. Prosecutors are hoping to get vital...
  • Army to hold 20 war games with friendly nations January 29, 2012

    New Delhi: In its bid to have greater engagement with foreign militaries, Indian Army will this year hold between 15 to 20 bilateral war games with friendly nations like the US, Russia, France and Britain, apart from neighbours Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nepal, officers said on Sunday. The exercises, mostly focusing on...
  • WB: 2 more AMRI directors held in hospital fire case January 27, 2012

    Kolkata: Two more AMRI directors were held in hospital fire case on Friday. Kolkata police arrested Dr Moni Chhetri, the MD of the company and Dr Pranab Dasgupta, a member of the AMRI Board. Nine directors and four senior officials have been arrested so far in the case. The fire at the...
  • 'Nuclearcapable AgniV to be tested soon' January 15, 2012

    Chandigarh: India's ambitious 5,000km range AgniV nuclearcapable missile will be launched soon, a senior scientist said on Sunday. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief controller R&D (Missiles and Strategic Systems) Avinash Chander said that the strategic missile was in the final phase of testing and could be launched soon. "I cannot...