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Soumitra Chatterjee speaks up for Kolkata medical students on hunger strike

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Students of the 183-year-old Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata - on hunger strike since July 10 seeking accommodation in a new hostel - on Saturday found support from thespian Soumitra Chatterjee, who condemned the authorities for turning a deaf ear to their demands. The students are on hunger strike demanding hostel accommodation and nobody is paying any heed...

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This wearable sensor can detect stress level from sweat

New York, July 21 (IANS) Scientists have developed a waterproof wearable patch, which when applied directly to the skin, absorbs sweat and within seconds assesses how much cortisol -- stress hormone -- a person is producing. Clinical tests that measure cortisol, which rises and falls naturally throughout the day, provide an objective gauge of emotional or physical stress and can help doc...

2 days ago
Citizen volunteers to help UP Police check rumours

Ghaziabad, July 20 (IANS) In order to check the spread of rumours over the social media, the Uttar Pradesh Police will set up citizen volunteers force (CVF) cells at the police station level to assist law-enforcing agencies, an official said on Friday. The Director General (DG) of Police O.P. Singh has approved the concept of citizen volunteers and directed the police officers across the...

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Personal health data of 1.5 million Singaporeans, PM hacked

Singapore, July 20 (IANS) The personal health data of 1.5 million people, almost a quarter of the population, including the details of the city-state's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, have been hacked, a Health Ministry statement said on Friday. The data of Lee, including information on his outpatient dispensed medicines, was specifically and repeatedly targeted. He has survived cancer t...

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Doctors give just 11 seconds before interrupting patients

New York, July 20 (IANS) Ever witnessed your doctor rushing and hardly listening to your condition? It could be true, say researchers. Patients, on an average get just about 11 seconds to explain the reason for their visit before they are interrupted by their doctors, finds an analysis of clinical encounters. The findings showed that doctors spend little time first listening to their pat...

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Riteish, Genelia invest in homeopathy treatment platform

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actors Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia Deshmukh have invested an undisclosed amount in homeopathy treatment platform Welcomecure.com, which they will also endorse. My wife Genelia and I strongly believe in homeopathic solutions and implement them in our family. Being a part of the Welcomecure.com family in terms of a business and the brand was an easy decision for Gen...

3 days ago
Student beaten to death in Delhi school

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A 17-year-old student of a government school here died after he was allegedly beaten up by a group of students in the school compound, police said on Thursday. The incident occurred on at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday following a scuffle at Jyoti Nagar's S.K.V school, where the victim has gone to collect his transfer certificate along with his brother and meet his teac...

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Karnataka's seer dead, doctors suspect poisoning

Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) Karnataka's Shiroor Mutt seer Lakshmivara Theertha Swami passed away on Thursday at a private hospital in Manipal, with doctors attributed the death to suspected poisoning. He was 55. The seer was brought to our hospital early on Wednesday from Udupi in a critical condition. Though medical care was provided, he was declared dead at 8.30 a.m. There is suspicion o...

3 days ago
Mamata announces compensation for three injured in Modi's Bengal rally

Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs 1 lakh for three of the patients injured in a canopy collapse incident during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in the state's West Midnapore district, after meeting them at the hospital. I have met the patients who got injured during the Prime Minister's rally here. Three of ...

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Augsburg's Schieber ruled out with knee injury

Berlin, July 19 (IANS) German football club FC Augsburg has announced that new striker Julian Schieber will be sidelined with a knee injury for several weeks. The striker had to undergo surgery after problems with his left knee following a friendly match on Wednesday, the Bundesliga club announced. The doctors told us that the operation was successful. We wish Julian all the bes...

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Probe call details of Lalu: JD-U

July 19 (IANS) The ruling JD-U in Bihar has demanded a probe into phone call details of RJD chief Lalu Prasad a day after BJP's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi sought cancellation of the provisional bail granted by Jharkhand High Court to the RJD chief for violating the bail conditions. JD-U spokesperson Neeraj Kumar said on Thursday that Lalu was on 'bed-rest' on doctors' advice...

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Student beaten to death in Delhi school

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A 17-year-old student of a government school here died after he was allegedly beaten up by a group of students in the school compound, police said on Thursday. The incident occurred on Wednesday following a scuffle at Jyoti Nagar's S.K.V school. When the policemen reached the spot, they found Gaurav, a student of Class 10, lying badly injured, said a pol...

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Midnapore canopy collapse: Central teams visits PM's rally venue

Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Two days after a makeshift canopy collapsed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally site in West Bengal's Midnapore town, a team of Union Home Ministry officials on Wednesday visited the rally ground to look for the possible lapses that caused the accident. The team held a meeting with the West Midnapore District Magistrate, senior officers of Bengal Police and th...

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Can a magnetic wire help early detection of cancer

New York, July 17 (IANS) Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a magnetic device that could capture scarce and hard-to-capture tumour cells in the bloodstream, an advance that could lead to efficient and early detection of cancer. The study revealed that a magnetic wire, after being threaded into a vein, could attract special magnetic nanoparticles engineered to catc...

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Modi lambasts Mamata at Bengal rally, canopy collapse leaves 90 injured

Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday patted his government in the back for raising the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) of crops, while lambasting West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee regime for forming a nexus with syndicates and murdering Dalit political activists, even as 90 people sustained injuries following a canopy collapse at a BJP rally here. Indi...

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90 injured as canopy collapses during Modi's Bengal rally

Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Altogether 90 persons sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital on Monday when a part of the canopy collapsed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi address in a rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town, hospital authorities said. The injured were rushed to the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital in ambulances in the Prime Minister's convoy an...

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24 injured as canopy collapses during Modi's Bengal rally

Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Around 24 persons were injured on Monday when a part of the canopy collapsed while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town, police said. The injured were rushed to the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital in ambulances in the Prime Minister's convoy and even on motorcycles. Around 22-24 people w...

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20 injured as canopy collapses during Modi's Bengal rally

Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) At least 20 persons were injured on Monday when a part of the canopy collapsed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town, a BJP leader said. The injured were rushed to the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital in ambulances in the Prime Minister's convoy and even motorcycles. According to informed sources, the...

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Youth on bike dies after being hit by speeding car and dragged 300 metres

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) A youth succumbed to his injuries after a speeding car rammed his bike and dragged him at least 300 metres until police at a picket stopped the vehicle, police said on Saturday. However, the youth's family said that the victim was crying for help for 25 minutes but the policemen did not take him to hospital due to jurisdiction conflict between two police station...

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Punjab's rural dispensaries to act as drug rehab centres

Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Dispensaries falling under Punjab's rural development department will be used as drug rehabilitation centres to tackle the rampant drugs abuse problem in the state, a minister said on Friday. Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa said under the 'Mission Tandarust Punjab', doctors deputed in these dispensaries and the para medical s...

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