Woman gets third kidney transplant after surgery

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KOLKATA: When Sudipta Mandal’s kidney started to fail for the third time in 16 years, the family knew that only another transplant could save the 32-year-old. But with no matching donor in her immediate family, time was running out for the Haldia resident. That is when the doctor who had conducted Sudipta’s second surgery suggested an ABO incompatible (non-matching) transplant since her mother was willing to donate. On June 4, Mandal underwent surgery at Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences (RTIICS), the only hospital in state that conducts ABO…

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Kolkata: Sky is the limit for these tribal kids

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KOLKATA: Twenty friends, all successful professionals, taught 30 Santhal kids on distance mode for two years, keeping a goal in mind — Madhyamik 2018. All have scored beyond 60%, with the highest scorer having gone beyond 80% — both in aggregate and also in English. This was the first time that the Santhal kids were allowed to write in Olchiki. With their cloud teaching experiment having pulling off so well, the group is on cloud nine. The friends, settled across the globe, came together in 2012 and decided to found…

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Imams log in to social media with harmony sermon

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KOLKATA: Several imams, or clerics, are embracing social media in the hope that it will help them address misinformation and strengthen communities in the virtual world, and also help them contextualise their discourse in changing times. Shafique Qasmi of Nakhoda Mosque joined Facebook last year with the objective of promoting peace and harmony. “If there is something good in the virtual world in terms of a deed or philosophy which promotes peace, harmony and brotherhood, I share it with others. If I come across any misinformation, I try to rectify…

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Helmetless youth dies in crash

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KOLKATA: A second-year hotel management student who was riding helmetless and was allegedly racing with a group of friends, was killed when he lost control and rammed into the kerb of a footpath on a curved portion of Lake Gardens flyover on Sunday morning. Souradeep Singha(20), was possibly returning to his Bakul Bagan Road hosme on his new Bajaj Dominar 400, after he had stayed at a friend’s place with a group of companions watching the Germany-Sweden faceoff together. The accident took place at a sharp curve on Deodhar Rahman…

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With clouds to help, sky is the limit for these tribal kids

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KOLKATA: Twenty friends, all successful professionals, taught 30 Santhal kids on distance mode for two years, keeping a goal in mind — Madhyamik 2018. All have scored beyond 60%, with the highest scorer having gone beyond 80% — both in aggregate and also in English. This was the first time that the Santhal kids were allowed to write in Olchiki. With their cloud teaching experiment having pulling off so well, the group is on cloud nine. The friends, settled across the globe, came together in 2012 and decided to found…

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Woman undergoes rare surgery, gets third kidney transplant

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KOLKATA: When Sudipta Mandal’s kidney started to fail for the third time in 16 years, the family knew that only another transplant could save the 32-year-old. But with no matching donor in her immediate family, time was running out for the Haldia resident. That is when the doctor who had conducted Sudipta’s second surgery suggested an ABO incompatible (non-matching) transplant since her mother was willing to donate. On June 4, Mandal underwent surgery at Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences (RTIICS), the only hospital in state that conducts ABO…

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Crack in windshield forces flight to return

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KOLKATA: A Bengaluru-bound IndiGo Airlines flight returned about an hour after takeoff on Sunday when the pilot detected a crack in the windshield. The flight with 178 passengers on board landed safely after a standby emergency was declared at the airport. Flight 6E 345 took off from Kolkata at 9.45am. Around 10.10am, the captain contacted the air traffic control and requested permission to return to Kolkata citing a crack in the windshield. The aircraft was then flying at an altitude of 15,000ft-20,000ft and had travelled around 100km. At the airport,…

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Imams click on social media to fight fake news, spread harmony

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KOLKATA: Several imams, or clerics, are embracing social media in the hope that it will help them address misinformation and strengthen communities in the virtual world, and also help them contextualise their discourse in changing times. Shafique Qasmi of Nakhoda Mosque joined Facebook last year with the objective of promoting peace and harmony. “If there is something good in the virtual world in terms of a deed or philosophy which promotes peace, harmony and brotherhood, I share it with others. If I come across any misinformation, I try to rectify…

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Flight returns to Kol due to cracked windshield

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KOLKATA: A Bengaluru-bound IndiGo flight returned to Kolkata on Sunday after developing a crack in the windshield, shortly after take-off, an Airports Authority of India (AAI) official said. The IndiGo flight, with 168 passengers on board, made its way back to the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here, a little over 15 minutes after take-off. “On Sunday… at around 1015 hrs IndiGo 6E345 Kolkata-Bengaluru returned due to a windshield crack. It landed safely at around 1034 hrs,” the AAI official said. A statement from IndiGo said the aircraft had…

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Dark clouds, scattered rain keep Kolkata cool

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KOLKATA: With the northern limit of the Southwest monsoon having covered the entire Jalpaiguri district by Sunday, the Met office expects heavy rains to lash parts of North Bengal in the next few days. The monsoon current started its revival and by Saturday it had advanced towards some parts of south Bengal. Kolkata on Sunday got its share of scattered rain that kept the heat at bay. “Meanwhile there is warning for widespread rain for north Bengal with heavy to very heavy rain showers in isolated pockets for the next…

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