Author: Caroline Biscotti

Kids traumatized by flight into the night

Kids traumatized by flight into the night

MADIKERI: Tajuddin is hoping his three children , 15, Usman 12, and Danish, 10, forget their traumatic early Friday experience. Tajuddin and his family were fast asleep in their home in Kalur, about 12km from Madikeri, when they were woken up by neighbours who told them their house was unsafe and a could occur. They had to move to a […]

PM Narendra Modi promises HD Kumaraswamy help; 3,500 pulled out to safety

PM Narendra Modi promises HD Kumaraswamy help; 3,500 pulled out to safety

BENGALURU/MYSURU: A disaster response personnel carrying a baby in his arms and ziplining across a surging river, holding on to a steel rope, became the image of hope for a flood-ravaged on Sunday, where rescue operations continued amid rain for the fifth consecutive day. The toddler was reunited with his mother at Thantipala, close to Abbe Falls. She had been […]

‘Organ drive must emulate cadaver donation success’

‘Organ drive must emulate cadaver donation success’

KOLKATA: Activists associated with the organ donation movement want the health department, Regional Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation and hospital authorities to look at the success in cadaver donation — where is a leader — to strive for similar result in deceased organ donation, which is currently among the lowest in the country. “The efforts of a single NGO — […]

New device to get data on clouds over airport

New device to get data on clouds over airport

KOLKATA:Precise meteorological data on low hanging clouds over Kolkata airport — crucial for safe flight operations — will soon be available to pilots flying into and out of the city. The department of meteorology at Kolkata airport is in the process of installing a laser ceilometer to accurately measure the distance between the runway and the base of a cloud […]

Pruning hack into Kolkata’s green cover

Pruning hack into Kolkata’s green cover

KOLKATA: Full-grown trees are being butchered across the city in the name of construction, pavement beautification or pruning exercises. In some areas, trees are being chopped to ensure unhindered access to overhead cable lines. In most cases, however, the parks department officials are either in the dark about it or have turned a blind eye to the problem as they […]

1 of 4 cardio patients in Kolkata now under 40

1 of 4 cardio patients in Kolkata now under 40

KOLKATA: Cardiac ailments are striking earlier than ever before in Kolkata. Around a fourth of the city‘s heart patients are now aged below 40. Of them, nearly 10% don‘t survive the first heart attack, said senior cardiologists. While the death of 41-year-old MD Anant Bajaj – who suffered a massive cardiac arrest earlier this month – has raised an alarm, […]

Nadia labourer first casualty from WB in floods

Nadia labourer first casualty from WB in floods

KRISHNAGAR: A 19-year-old Nakashipara youth who had gone to Kozhikode in April to work as a , died on Saturday, his family members said. Dilwar Hossein Mullick is the first victim from Bengal in flood-ravaged . Dilwar, a resident of Choumaha village in Nakashipara, was a higher secondary passout. With an ailing father, mother and sister at home, he went […]