Nabamita Mitra

is a freelance journalist and is associated with The Shillong Times

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Now, doctors a call away for Covid-19 symptomatic patients

A Hyderabad-based non-government organization has started a national toll-free tele-medicine consultation service to help citizens with Covid-19 symptoms. There will be a team of 20 doctors available to attend the calls between 10 am to 10...

Is BJP on shaky grounds in Tripura?

Shillong: Recent political developments in Tripura indicate that there is deep discontentment among grassroots level workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the way the ruling party leadership is functioning in the northeastern state. Violent...

As community transmission starts, fear lingers about country’s weak rural healthcare

The last few weeks have witnessed a significant spike in Covid-19 cases in India taking the total number beyond 13 lakh. With two states, Kerala and West Bengal, already accepting the fact that community transmission...

NPP will continue to support BJP-led coalition in Manipur, Himanta tweets

Shillong: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition in Manipur is safe. At least the tweet by Assam Health Minister and BJP trouble shooter Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday evening claimed so, “NPP will continue to support...

Corona crisis: Why is the fourth pillar of Democracy shaken?

Every high point in a business is followed by a low. Journalism, which transmuted into another form of business years ago, is no exception. The business of news-making has been experiencing a steady downfall even before...

Kolkata Medical College interns demand better facilities after delay in Covid-19 test

Kolkata: About 40 healthcare workers, including interns, were exposed to a suspected Covid-19 patient in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department but the head of the department allegedly refused to follow guidelines and agreed to run...

Northeast states take measures to stop racism, help stranded locals, launches App

Shillong: The northeast states are on alert after several incidents of racism against youths from the region in mainland India.The Manipur government launched an app on Tuesday for reaching out to those from the state...

Raincoats for Bengal doctors to combat corona

Kolkata: In this time of the corona virus pandemic, the West Bengal government needs to step up its game in providing protection to its caregivers. They are vital in our fight against the deadly virus. Doctors...

Coronavirus is not the only monster that Northeast people are fighting with

Racism would be the last topic of discussion at a time when humanity is staring at one of the worst survival challenges. But as India walks the tightrope during this crisis, a group of zealots,...

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Dhanbad/Ranchi: It’s not even a month, since Santoshi Kumari, an 11-year-old girl died of hunger in Simdega, and news of a rickshaw puller dying...

Abrogation of Article 370 is the Final and Last Betrayal with the people of Kashmir – Anuradha Bhasin

Kolkata: “Abrogation of Article 370 from Kashmir is the final and last betrayal by Indian government with the people of Kashmir. There is little...

PIL Filed at Jharkhand High Court for compliance of SC directive in lynching cases

Ranchi:  An activist and former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Harsh Mander has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) at the Jharkhand High Court...

Kamal Nath: Will he make it this time?

Septuagenarian Kamal Nath is close to fulfilling his long-cherished ambition of becoming Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. At least so think his fans and...