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Consider law to protect medical professionals — Vardhan to states

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New Delhi, Jun 15 (PTI): Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday asked states to consider enacting specific legislation for protecting doctors and medical professionals from any form of violence in the wake of the recent assault on doctors in West Bengal. Along with a letter to all chief ministers, he also attached a copy […]

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How officials, bankers cheated poor students

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New Delhi, June 15 (IANS): Initial investigation by the CBI into the multi-crore scholarship scam reveals a deep-rooted nexus between government officials, private institutions and public sector banks to siphon-off funds meant for poorest of the poor students. Students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Minorities were also deprived of scholarships to pursue basic education. Sources […]

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‘Every 20 seconds, 1 Indian suffers a brain-stroke’

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Mumbai, June 15 (IANS): Every 20 seconds, one Indian suffers a brain stroke, or three every minute, and the numbers are increasing alarmingly due to changing lifestyles. At this rate, around 1.54 million Indians are affected by strokes every year and the worse is 90 per cent of stroke patients failed to reach hospital on […]

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Making India USD 5 trn. economy challenging but achievable — Modi

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New Delhi, June 15 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that the goal to make India a five-trillion-dollar economy is challenging but can be achieved and asked the states to recognise their core competence and work towards raising GDP targets.

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Striking doctors reject Mamata’s call for talks

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Kolkata, June 15 (IANS): Striking junior doctors in West Bengal on Saturday once again turned down Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s proposal for talks at the state secretariat – Nabanna, and stuck to their stand that she would have to come down to NRS Medical College and Hospital to listen to their grievances. Thirty four doctors […]

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SC: NOC mandatory from receiving country for inter-country adoption

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New Delhi, June 15 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a foreigner can adopt a child from India only after acquiring NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the diplomatic mission of that country in India.

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Western Railway withdraws proposal for head, foot massages on trains

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New Delhi/Mumbai, June 15 (PTI): Mumbai-headquartered Western Railway Saturday said it had withdrawn a proposal to provide foot and head massages to passengers on board 39 trains originating from Indore in Madhya Pradesh, a senior official said.

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Terrorism ‘gravest threat’ people face in Asia — EAM Jaishankar at CICA Summit

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Dushanbe, June 15 (PTI): Terrorism poses the “gravest threat” to the people in Asia and terrorists and their victims must never be equated, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said here on Saturday.

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Over 100 senior doctors of state-run hospitals in West Bengal resign

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Over 100 senior doctors of state-run hospitals in West Bengal resign

Kolkata, June 14 (PTI): Over 100 senior doctors of various state-run hospitals across West Bengal resigned from their services Friday amid the ongoing agitation by the medical fraternity against the violence at NRS Medical College and Hospital here. The doctors, including heads of departments of medical colleges and other hospitals in Kolkata, Burdwan, Darjeeling and […]

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Antony declines to be Congress chief, Venugopal’s no to new post

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Antony declines to be Congress chief, Venugopal’s no to new post

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS): The crisis in the Congress is showing no signs of ending, with one of its senior-most leaders A.K. Antony turning down an offer to be the party President, a post which Rahul Gandhi is adamant on quitting in wake of the Lok Sabha electoral debacle. According to party sources, Antony, […]

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