Tag: West Bengal

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When Doctors Don’t Care About Consent

 
/ December 22, 2017

In a rural government hospital in West Bengal, women are not even informed that intrauterine contraceptive devices have been inserted into their bodies.

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Trafficked at 11, Pregnant Teen Comes Home to Police Inaction

 
/ December 8, 2017

For nine long years that Nagma was missing, the police took no action to trace her and is doing little now to punish her traffickers.

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Riverine Erosion Swallows Livelihoods in West Bengal

 
/ November 30, 2017

For the past 16 years, riverine erosion by the Ghargharia river has been eating away at the land in Coochbehar’s Uttar Kaljani village, while the authorities do nothing.

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Bauls in West Bengal Languish due to Government Apathy

 
/ November 27, 2017

Folk musicians whose rustic tunes and lyrics have inspired the likes of Tagore and Dylan suffer as state stops paying their monthly stipend.

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Usha: A New Beginning for Sex Workers

 
/ November 15, 2017

A co-operative bank run for and by sex workers is changing lives across West Bengal.

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No Water for Bengal Tea Garden Despite Repeated Petitions

 
/ September 13, 2017

Some of the richest tea gardens in the country cannot even assure clean drinking water to their employees, the local government is doing nothing either.

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Women die in Childbirth as Hospital lies Vacant in West Bengal

 
/ August 16, 2017

Doctors refuse posting to a small village in a border district of West Bengal even as people suffer due to lack of medical services.

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Without Clean Drinking Water, Village Residents Succumb to Diarrhoea

 
/ August 9, 2017

Village goes without water supply for half a month, residents forced to draw water from nearby BSF camp or consume unsafe pond water. “India got its freedom in 1947, but we have no water even now”, says a visibly angry Ajit Soren, a resident of a West Bengal village. His...