WBMC questions 3 docs over infants death

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) on Friday questioned three doctors involved in the death of Kuheli Chakraborty – a 4-month-old child who died of alleged medical negligence after colonoscopy at a city hospital.”This was the third hearing at the Council. The enquiry that has been conducted so far has found negligence on the part of the Apollo Hospital authorities. The child was given no food for a long time and then, medicine was given to her on an empty stomach. This may have resulted in the death. We will be holding more hearings to arrive at a conclusion,” said WBMC president Nirmal Maji. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to sources, pediatrician Baishali Roy, Subhas Tiwary, who was on duty at the ITU and Sanjay Mahawar (anesthesiologist), deposed before the council on Friday. Tiwary has admitted that he was not aware of the side effects of the medicine that was given to the child, an official in the council said.Gastroenterologist Mahesh Goenka, who was also scheduled to appear for the hearing, did not turn up. “We will act tough against such negligence and will take steps,” the official reiterated. The deceased child’s parents were present at the time of the hearing. “We will fight till those responsible for the death of my daughter are punished,” said Shalu Chakraborty, Kuheli’s mother. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt may be mentioned that 4-month-old Kuheli died at the hospital on April 19, 2017, after a colonoscopy. Her parents Abhijit and Shalu Chakraborty had alleged medical negligence and lodged a complaint with Phoolbagan police and the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission.The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission, in its verdict on June 23, 2017, had found prima facie negligence on part of the doctors and had forwarded the case to WBMC.last_img read more

Ten youths arrested for molesting girl in Metro

first_imgKolkata: Ten youths were arrested for allegedly molesting and stalking a girl in a Metro on Tuesday. According to the victim, while she getting harassed, none of her co-passengers except a senior citizen offered her help.Sources informed that the girl is a fashion designer by profession and stays in Hoogly. She was going to Garia for work. At around 4 pm, she boarded a south-bound Metro from Esplanade. The accused youths also boarded the same Metro from there. All of them were inside the first compartment. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to the girl, she was standing in the middle of the ladies and general section, very close to the second door of that compartment.When the Metro was moving, some of them brushed up against her intentionally. When she protested, all ten of them surrounded her.In the meantime, a person aged more than 60 years left his seat for the girl.”The aged man told me not to argue with the youths and let me sit in his place. But that did not stop the youths from passing lewd comments. To avoid them, I decided to get down at Tollygunge. When I was about to get off the Metro, those youths grabbed my shopping bags and tried stop me from deboarding. I somehow managed to get off,” said the victim girl. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAs she got off, those youths also followed her to the platform and surrounded her. When she asked for help, a lady Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel came forward.Sensing danger, the youths tried to flee but the lady officer gathered moreRPF personnel.Immediately, all of them were taken to the station master’s room where the girl narrated the whole thing. Following which she was asked to give a written statement. Later, Regent Park Police Station was informed.Officers from Regent Park Police Station took all of them to police station and the girl submitted a written complaint. Later all of them were arrested. The accused youth are from Baruipur area.”I was saved by the RPF and Metro personnel. Thanks to them for helping me,” said the girl.last_img read more

Singing whistling timeless melodies

first_imgSinging whistling has always been considered to be one of the toughest forms of music where the whistler has to maintain the scale along with musical score and has to perform along with several other instruments. Tarun Goswami who got initial training in whistling from Salil Chowdhury, is the only whistler in eastern India. The maestro will be performing a solo show, Sur E Sarbashreshtha Sadhana, through singing whistling at Uttam Mancha, on December 30. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfGoswami, a fellow of the ‘American School of Whistling’ is a trained whistler who has been performing for quite some time. Madhurdwani’s two hour show will feature many of the all time hits of world music. Songs like Never on a Sunday, Do Re Me, Jingle bells, Jamaica Farewell, Sadher Lau Banalo More Boiragi,Kon Se Alor Swapno Niye.Eto Sur Aar Eto Gaan, Aaha ki ananda, Jeena ihan marna ihaan, will be presented. These tunes stand for simplistic approach through their melody, orchestration. Good compositions are timeless, they do not belong to any specific time span and this musical extravaganza will showcase some of the versatile compositions that Indian popular music has witnessed till date. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”Salil Chowdhury, V Balsara are my lifetime inspiration. Salilda once told me if a song can be rendered then the same can be articulate on whistling. It needs a lot of hard work. Performing a song in a live concert and whistling the same song are not the same,” says Goswami.Whistling is a rare form of art. In the remote past, whistling was used for communication. In Madrid University, whistling is taught as one of the subjects of music. But whistling an entire song and maintaining scale is a tough job and it becomes tougher when accompanied by instruments like the tabla, mandolin, guitar and piano accordion.last_img read more

Amazon Sues Alleged Sellers of Bogus 5Star Product Reviews

first_imgApril 10, 2015 Beware peddlers of lies. Amazon is officially cracking down on phony product reviews. The ecommerce juggernaut not only forbids them on its site, it contends that they’re illegal, too.Case in point: The company filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in Seattle’s King County Superior Court against four websites it alleges publish fraudulent reviews that distort its product ratings.The move, which looks to be a first for Amazon, telegraphs the company’s intensifying intolerance for fake positive reviews louder and clearer than ever before. The suit alleges that fabricated 4- and 5-star product appraisals dilute Amazon’s brand and negatively impact sellers on its site who don’t subvert the system by paying for fraudulent reviews.Related: Yelp: We Won’t Stand for Businesses That Pay for Fake Reviews“While small in number, these reviews threaten to undermine the trust that customers, and the vast majority of sellers and manufacturers, place in Amazon, thereby tarnishing Amazon’s brand,” the suit states. “Amazon strictly prohibits any attempt to manipulate customer reviews and actively polices its website to remove false, misleading, and inauthentic reviews. Despite substantial efforts to stamp out the practice, an unhealthy ecosystem is developing outside of Amazon to supply inauthentic reviews.”The high-profile suit, clearly intended as a warning to fraudsters, was filed against California resident Jay Gentile, who allegedly runs buyazonreviews.com, and unidentified “John Does 1-20,” the alleged proprietors behind “buyamazonreviews.com,” “bayreviews.net” and “buyreviewsnow.com.”Amazon has accused the defendants of a laundry list of alleged crimes, including violations of the Washington Consumer Protection Act and the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, as well as of false advertising and trademark infringement (i.e. – displaying Amazon’s logo and using domain names that are “confusingly similar” to Amazon’s).Related: Yelp Sues Sites That Claim They Can Sell Business Owners 5-Star ReviewsMark Collins, who The Seattle Times reports owns buyamazonreviews.com (which the suit says is run by Gentile, though Collins claims to have never heard of him), says the service he provides is not illegal. Collins claims buyamazonreviews.com merely assists third-party Amazon sellers in amassing reviews. “We are not selling fake reviews,” he told the Times. “However we do provide Unbiased and Honest review on all the products. And this is not illegal at all.”Amazon, which hasn’t yet issued a public statement addressing the lawsuit, did not immediately responded to a request for comment.Related: Amazon Dash Makes Shopping as Easy as Pushing a ButtonFake glowing reviews, intended to boost consumer confidence and in turn hopefully heighten sales, have long been a problem for Amazon and other popular websites, like Yelp and TripAdvisor. Interestingly, the inaugural Amazon customer review was of the “The Butter Battle Book” by Dr. Seuss. That was all of 20 years ago. Now, as Amazon jockeys to legally “butter-side-up” alleged sellers of inauthentic reviews “to small smithereens,” the 1984 rhyming war battle yarn seems an apropos first recipient of an Amazon customer assessment.If Amazon wins this war in court, it will receive triple damages and attorney fees and, more importantly, the alleged fraudsters will be forced to quit hawking Amazon reviews and to suspend use of the company’s name and logo.Related: How to Get Your Business on Amazon’s New Home Services Platform Enroll Now for Free 3 min readcenter_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more