21May2019

Andaman Chronicle

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Railways need to boost safety measures

When two local trains, one Borivli bound and another approaching Churchate collided between Jogeshwari and Andheri station last year, it was reportedly caused by ‘brake failure’.  That they should not have been on the same track approaching each other was simply not discussed.

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Student Abuse Issues Remain Unresolved

For 11-year old BabliGhosh, belonging to a nondescript West Bengal town, something as innocuous as being unable to copy a poem into her notebook, turned out to be fatal. In a fit of wild rage, the teacher threw a duster at Babli that hit the child’s head and proceeded to “slap Babli repeatedly,” according to her classmates. Unable to bear the torture, the child succumbed after a few hours.

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Drug trials need to be monitored

A Right to Information query filed by Indore-based medical rights activist AnandRai revealed that of the over 2,000 who died during drug trials in last four years only 22 received compensation. 

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