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40 more Rohingya villages burnt in Myanmar: Report

Nay Pyi Taw, Dec 18 (IANS) The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday reported the burning of 40 additional Rohingya villages in Myanmar in a military campaign, which has led more than 655,000 people of this Muslim minority community to flee to Bangladesh. The HRW used satellite images to identify the new incidents, recorded between October and November, raising the total number of villages ...

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Denied visa, Punjab woman commits suicide

Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) Denied a visa to travel abroad, a 21-year-old woman committed suicide by setting herself on fire in her village near Amritsar, police said on Sunday. Police have initiated inquest proceedings and sent the body for postmortem. Pooranpreet Kaur, according to her family, was depressed after her visa to go abroad was rejected. She set herself on fire at her ...

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On a wing and verse: Bengal girl gives poetic meaning to broken life

Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Eight years back, Sathi Mondal was a normal, jovial teenager, enjoying life and dreaming of making it big in sports. That's till a botched-up medical treatment derailed her life's planned journey. Now she can't take a morsel of food or even water through her mouth, shuttles between home and hospital, and suffers excruciating pain. But the girl, coming from a family...

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Hundreds sick with stomach illness on Royal Caribbean cruise

Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) A Royal Caribbean cruise ship returned to Florida after hundreds of passengers contracted a gastrointestinal illness, the media reported. During the five-night cruise, 332 cases of the illness were reported, Owen Torres, a spokesman for Royal Caribbean told CNN in a statement on Saturday. He stressed that it was a small percentage -- 5.99 per cent -- of...

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Health services hit in Rajasthan as doctors go on mass leave

Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) Medical and health services were crippled in state-run government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors went on mass casual leave on Saturday to press their demands, including raise in allowances and cancellation of cases against protesting doctors. The BJP government had invoked the Rajasthan Essential Services Maintenan...

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Health services derailed across Rajasthan as doctors begin indefinite strike

Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) Medical and health services were crippled in government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors declared they were going on indefinite strike from Saturday, advancing their stir which was earlier scheduled to begin on Monday. The Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government had on Thursday invoked the Rajasthan Essential Services Mai...

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Health services derailed in Rajasthan as doctors go on indefinite strike

Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) Medical and health services crippled in government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors declared they were to going on indefinite strike from Saturday, advancing their stir which was earlier scheduled to begin on Monday. The Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government had on Thursday invoked the Rajasthan Essential Services Maint...

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Modi attacks Meghalaya government, seeks votes for BJP on development issue

Shillong, Dec 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance government, saying it had created scam after scam while his BJP was only for development. He claimed that despite central funds, the state was not witnessing any development and that as per the Comptroller and Auditor General's report, Rs 908 crore remained unutilised in M...

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Doctors were advised not to disclose Jayalalithaa's condition: Prathap Reddy

Chennai, Dec 16 (IANS) The doctors at Apollo Hospital were advised not to reveal the condition of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa was critical, said Apollo Hospitals Group founder and executive chairman Prathap C Reddy on Saturday. Speaking to reporters here, Reddy noted that Jayalalithaa came to the hospital in a critical condition and later showed progress. Jayala...

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Manipur HC asks RIMS to respond to complaints about facilities

Imphal, Dec 16 (IANS) The Manipur High Court has directed the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal to file an affidavit by December 20 after a post graduate student wrote to the Prime Minister complaining about malfunctioning of equipment and alleged denial of basic healthcare facilities, including medicines, to people. The directive was passed on Friday by a division be...

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Athens' Christmas 'milk tree' feeds thousands

Athens, Dec 16 (IANS) A different kind of Christmas tree is erected here each year, made up with milk tins and food products, that is distributed to thousands in need across Greece during the holiday season. Erected for the eight consecutive year on Friday by NGO Doctors of the World the tree is adorned with tins of milk and packages of rice, beans, sugar, olive oil and other canned food...

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Gurugram Fortis charged Adya's parents over 1,208% more for medical devices: NPPA

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Fortis Memorial hospital in Gurugram charged 1,208-1,737 per cent more than procurement price for much of the medical equipment, including disposable syringes and three way stop cocks, to the parents of seven-year-old dengue patient Adya who had died at the hospital despite undergoing treatment for two weeks, according to the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority ...

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Gurugram Fortis charged Adya's parents 1,208 % more for syringes :NPPA

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Fortis Memorial hospital in Gurugram charged 1,208 per cent more than procurement price for much of the medical equipment, including disposable syringes, to the parents of seven-year-old dengue patient Adya who had died at the hospital despite undergoing treatment for two weeks, according to the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA). The national p...

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Delhi government to provide 'chai and rusk', medical care at night shelters

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Providing some succour from the biting cold to the homeless, the Delhi government on Friday announced that it will serve breakfast of 'tea and rusk' to residents of its night shelters from Saturday, till the end of January. Announcing its 'winter action plan', the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) said a four-member medical team will visit the night s...

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Kejriwal has double standards on private schools' fee hike: BJP leader

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The BJP Delhi unit on Friday accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of showing double standards on the issue of fee hike in private schools in the national capital. Nowadays, parents of students of private schools are getting notices to pay Rs 10,000 to Rs 40,000 extra fees to these schools, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Manoj Tiwari told reporters...

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I have written a script on my cancer experience: Anurag Basu

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Filmmaker and a cancer survivor Anurag Basu says that he never wanted to juice up his own tragedy and that's why he kept away from making a film on cancer. However, he is now ready with a script which he might release either in the form of a book or a film. Yes I will, Basu told IANS in an email interview when asked if he will make a film on cancer. Previ...

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Rajasthan invokes essential services law as doctors threaten strike

Jaipur, Dec 14 (IANS) The BJP government on Thursday invoked the Rajasthan Essential Services Maintenance Act (RESMA) for three months from Sunday as its doctors warned of a strike from December 18 in support of their demands. An official notification in this regard said government employees are restricted from proceeding on mass leave, stage protests, or strike work. The RESMA will enab...

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Indian American doctor arrested for healthcare fraud in US

Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) An Indian American cardiologist based in the US state of Nevada has been arrested on 39 charges of unlawful distribution of prescription opioids and healthcare fraud, officials said. Devendra Patel, 58, allegedly prescribed opioids such as fentanyl, hydrocodone and oxycodone without legitimate medical cause on a routine basis from May 2014 to September 2017, acc...

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6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar: Report

Nay Pyi Taw, Dec 14 (IANS) Global humanitarian NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) announced on Thursday that at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed after violence broke out in Myanmar's Rakhine state late August. Based on surveys of refugees in Bangladesh, the number is much higher than Myanmar's official figure of 400, reports the BBC. In the most conservative estimations at least ...

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Lost battle to save my brother: Nadiadwala on Vora's death

Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Producer Firoz Nadiadwala, who had been looking after the ailing Neeraj Vora for over a year, on Thursday mourned the demise of his brother and friend. Vora, the man who made everyone laugh both on-and-off the screen, came into his own as the writer of Ram Gopal Varma's Rangeela and Daud and also made a big impact playing comic roles in films like Akele Hum Akele Tu...

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