Assistant Editor of Hindustan Times, Kolkata. I have spent more than 20 years covering different areas like health, environment, transport, state secretariat and police in Bengal
Articles by Subhendu Maiti
Within two weeks of the Trinamool giving up the railway ministry, the latter has sought details of the expenditure on the inaugural functions of railway projects in West Bengal since April 2010. Subhendu Maiti reports.
Two ailing state transport undertakings—Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC) and the Calcutta Tramways Company (CTC)— have raked in big profits over the three-day shutdown by private bus operators.
It’s a tale that could be straight out of the pages of a Stephen King horror story and is guaranteed to send chills up your spine.
Although chief minister Mamata Banerjee recently played down the dengue scourge in the city and accused the media of spreading panic, the Union health ministry is alarmed at the outbreak and has rushed an experts' team to Kolkata to provide technical help to the struggling administration.
Top health official says situation alarming, but not yet an epidemic. 24 dead unofficially, but govt says only 3 deaths because of virus.
With dengue digging its teeth in hard and the number of patients multiplying by the day, hospitals in the city — private and government — are finding it difficult to cope with the rush. Many hospitals have been forced to defer planned operations bacause too many beds are now occupied by dengue victims.
Are all voluntary blood donors safe? It would appear no, since many have been found to be unwitting carriers of the deadly HIV detected during screening at state-run blood banks and laboratories. Subhendu Maiti reports.
The Medical Council of India (MCI) has put the West Bengal health department — under chief minister Mamata Banerjee — on tenterhooks by remaining silent on renewing permission for the 100-seat increase approved for the Medical College Hospital (MCH) last year.
If the Centre gives the go-ahead, the cost of one unit of blood will shoot up to Rs 1,200 from Rs 500.
Barely two weeks after World Health Organisation (WHO) declared India as a polio-free nation, an 18-month-old female child was admitted to a state-run hospital in Kolkata with suspected polio on Monday. Soumen Datta & Subhendu Maiti report.
Updated on Mar 13, 2012 10:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySoumen Datta & Subhendu Maiti, Baruipur/kolkata
A full 24 hours after Kolkata Police launched a full-scale probe into a woman's allegation that she was raped by three youths in a car on Park Street on Feb 5, the sleuths are now concentrating on verifying the somewhat contradictory statements given by the girl. Subhendu Maiti & Soumen Datta report. Cops find holes in rape case, Mamata says cooked up
Updated on Feb 17, 2012 09:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySubhendu Maiti and Soumen Datta, Kolkata
In the third case of infant deaths in West Bengal this week, seven children died in the Jangipur sub-divisional hospital in Murshidabad district in the last 48 hours. Some others are reportedly critical.
Updated on Oct 29, 2011 11:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySubhendu Maiti and Sagarnil Mukherjee, Behrampore/kolkata
The man in the check shirt and brown trousers running the photocopy shop in Beck Bagan (south Kolkata) may not cut a formidable figure, but he was once accused of delivering a deadly blow to the most powerful woman in West Bengal. Bibhas Bhattacharyya and Subhendu Maiti report.
Updated on May 15, 2011 02:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByBibhas Bhattacharyya and Subhendu Maiti, Kolkata
All security personnel deployed for Tuesday's polling in Jangalmahal will be sporting their blood group next to their name tag on their uniform. Subhendu Maiti reports.
Chief minister Buddhadheb Bhattacharjee may be confident of paying May salaries on time but his optimism is not matched by Howrah municipalitiy who have sent a SOS to Writers' Buildings. Subhendu Maiti reports.
On Tuesday, when both Singur and Nandigram went to vote, a Jaipur-based NGO warned that the population density in Bengal is on an upward trend that it would create internal conflicts in the state. Subhendu Maiti reports.
It was a sultry Thursday afternoon. But the residents and shopowners of Bally-Nischinda, Madhyapara, Durgapur, Chalpatti, Natun Bazar and Ramchandrapur in the Domjur assembly constituency, hardly 25 km from Kolkata, did not go for a siesta. Subhendu Maiti reports.
All India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi wants the Left Front to be defeated by the Congress-Trinamool Congress alliance in the assembly elections. Subhendu Maiti reports.
Trapped in enclaves, which are neither in India nor in Bangladesh, lakhs are denied basic amenities of life. Subhendu Maiti writes.
It’s a fight between two outsiders, both of who have lost their seats because of delimitation. The Congress has pitted Deboprasad Ray, sitting MLA from Jalpaiguri, against RSP leader and PWD minister Kshiti Goswami. Subhendu Maiti reports.
In a reversal of fate, chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee seems to be following his archrival Mamata Banerjee, hardly two months after she said that she would follow him wherever he went to campaign.
In a reversal of fate, chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee seems to be following his archrival Mamata Banerjee, hardly two months after she said that she would follow him wherever he went to campaign. Subhendu Maiti reports.
Next time, even if the chief secretary of West Bengal has a guest, he will not be able to offer him a cup of tea, thanks to the financial crunch the state is going through. Subhendu Maiti reports.
Party chief Mamata Banerjee may have made it clear that she would go all out to back the NCP at Dinhata, local Trinamool workers are unhappy that Mondal, who won the seat in the 2006 assembly elections, has been replaced. Subhendu Maiti reports.
Das, a computer science professor of Jadavpur University, knows he will have to fight against Trinamool Congress candidate Swarnakamal Saha on a tough wicket this time. Subhendu Maiti reports.
The police firing on February 2008 resulting in five Forward Bloc (FB) supporters being killed still dominates the agenda of all parties contesting the Dinhata Assembly constituency.
A Chennai-based hospital claims to have created medical history by employing stem cell therapy to bring back a 22-year old patient of optical atrophy from complete blindness to more than 90% vision.
The fear of violence in the run-up to the West Bengal polls and immediately after them has made the state AIDS prevention and control society (WBSAP&CS) ask government blood banks to store blood collected from voluntary blood donation camps. Subhendu Maiti reports.
Fearing large-scale violence during pre- and post-Assembly elections in the state, West Bengal State AIDS Prevention and Control Society (WBSAP&CS) has asked state-run blood banks to store sufficient units of blood collected from voluntary blood donation (VBD) camps.