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Monthly Archives: March 2017

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Mamata sermon for private hospitals

Mamata Banerjee’s efforts to generate employment in West Bengal through big ticket investment have fallen through. Her government won’t act as a facilitator for ensuring land to industrialists as it runs counter to her policy of letting farmers decide whether they would part with their land or not. This hands-off policy has made prospective investors stay away from investing to set up industries in Bengal. Acquiring land has proved to be the major bottleneck for growth of infrastructure and industry in the state.

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Are private hospitals’ malpractices a recent phenomenon?

It’s been a long time private hospitals in West Bengal are taking people for a ride. Profit is their sole motive. And ‘service’ is strictly no-no. Whenever a patient lands in their territories, his or her families are at their mercy. Doctors (barring a few), overpowered by greed, have become depraved mercenaries.
Medical negligence and a large number of doctors’ utter irresponsibility and unethical practices have been a serious issue for years. Unfortunately, the previous government led by the CPI(M) patriarch, Jyoti Basu, who was in the saddle for more than 23 years, didn’t bother to look into the matter.

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Uber: An ‘unfare’ ride

Attention Uber users! The next time you hail an Uber car in Kolkata, be alert and watchful.
The San Francisco-headquartered taxi hailing service is luring customers by sending false messages and thereby fleecing people.
I received a message on March 8 saying “Prices dropped. Ride exclusively at Rs 6/km on ubergo. Use code TARATARI. Valid till March 9.”

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Trump and Americans’ trauma

When people make bad decisions, weird remarks or just plain silly mistakes, the results are sure to haunt them. But when these things happen to the president of the US, they can change the course of history.

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