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Reducing dengue death toll

It looks as though the epidemic of Dengue Fever (DF) had come to stay in this country. In spite of all genuine efforts of health care professionals (the doctors, nurses, laboratory services and even the hospital attendants) this dreaded disease has snuffed out as many as 200 lives. This letter intends to discuss the procedures which would mitigate this death rate based on the experience of the writer, as well as the other competent Consultants and Professors. In fact I wrote to The Island of 27th July 2016 an article, titled, "The death rate from Dengue should be zero’,Read More...

Follow May – hold democratic polls


Although many writers after the UK general election wrote rather unkindly of Prime Minister Theresa May, I feel her decision, even though the Conservative Party had a majority in parliament and three more years to run, was a bold democratic decision. T...

Memories of unity at Eid al Fitr


Whenever the holy festival of Eid al-Fitr knocks at the horizon, my mind goes in a flashback mode a quarter of a century earlier when I was in college. We used to live in our college hostel where a significant percentage of the boarders happened to be ...

Prices of coconuts


Relating to the answers given by the General Manager of the Coconut Cultivation Board (CCB), will his following predictions be correct?*At present we have reached a stage where the prices of coconuts are falling. The present price of rupees 80/- per...

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