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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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SC imposes Rs 1 lakh cost on NGO seeking prohibition

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday imposed a cost of Rs 1 lakh on an NGO seeking directions for enforcement of country-wide prohibition of liquor - a provision under Article 47 of the Constitution's Directive Principle of State Policy which calls for endeavour to prohibit intoxicating drinks and drugs harmful to health. Describing the plea by Visakhapatanam-based Chaita...

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Policeman trains gun at Kamal Nath in Chhindwara

Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 16 (IANS) A small airport near Chhindwara on Friday was witness to a huge commotion as a policeman dangerously trained his rifle at Kamal Nath, former central minister and nine-time Congress MP from Chhindwara. Nath, who was in his constituency, was boarding his private plane for Delhi from the Imli Khera airstrip when the incident took place, taking abac...

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'Yamuna water will be brought to Jhunjhunu under river linking project'

Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) With a view to tackle the water crisis in Rajasthan, the river linking project will be started soon and Yamuna water brought to Jhunjhunu, said state Public Health Engineering Minister Surendra Goyal on Friday. Addressing a one-day workshop organised on water conservation, he said that the state government has already started working on a detailed feasibility report...

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Engineering goods push exports higher to $26 bn in November

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Healthy off-take of India's engineering and petroleum products pushed exports higher to $26.19 billion in November, from $23 billion in October and $20.06 billion during the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday, even as the country's strength in services was reflected in their higher exports continuing in October. According to the Min...

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Sanofi India elevates Rajaram as Managing Director

Bengaluru, Dec 15 (IANS) Drug maker Sanofi India Ltd on Friday appointed its wholetime Director N. Rajaram as Managing Director from January 1. Under Rajaram's leadership, our diabetes business doubled and we gained foothold in the consumer healthcare sector, said the company in a statement here. Rajaram succeeds Shailesh Ayyangar, who will be company's new head in the Asia regio...

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Cabinet okays new schemes for N-E, central pool of resources plan extended

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday approved continuation of the existing Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) scheme till March 2020 with an outlay of Rs 5,300 crore. The Centre funds 90 per cent of the pool while the states provide the remaining 10 per cent. Briefing the media of the Cabinet decisions, Union Law...

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Jackal rescued from house in Agra

Agra, Dec 15 (IANS) An adult male Golden Jackal was rescued from a house in Barauli Ahir village, Agra. The panic-stricken animal was rescued on Friday by an expert team of Wildlife SOS. It was released in the the wilderness of the Taj Nature Walk, 500 metres from the Taj Mahal. The unsuspecting family was left in a state of shock after their children found the animal inside the ...

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'Industry-friendly' Ethiopia woos Bengal businesses

Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Offering a package of incentives including exemption of income tax and import duty, Ethiopia on Friday sought investment from West Bengal in sectors like infrastructure and small engineering. Ethiopia has joined the group of nations that are fast moving in economic development. My country is the fastest growing in the world and has registered a double-digit annual ...

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Cabinet approves continuation of National Ayush Mission

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday approved the continuation of the centrally-sponsored National AYUSH Mission (NAM) by three years with an outlay of Rs 2,400 crore. The scheme is being extended from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020. According to an official statement, NAM is addressing the gaps in health services by supp...

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Engineering goods push exports higher to $26 bn in November

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Healthy off-take of India's engineering and petroleum products pushed exports higher to $26.19 billion in November from $23 billion in October and $20.06 billion during the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday. According to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, exports during last month exhibited a growth of 30.55 per cent on a year-o...

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Can a cup of hot tea every day keep glaucoma away?

New York, Dec 15 (IANS) Your morning cup of tea may have more power than you thought. Researchers have found that drinking a cup of hot tea at least once a day may lower the risk of developing glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Glaucoma causes fluid pressure to build up inside the eye, damaging the optic nerve. It currently affects 57.5 million people worldwide, ...

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Equity indices extend gains, exit polls outcome uplift sentiments

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Riding on the exit polls outcome which predicted a BJP win in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, the two key indices of the domestic markets extended gains for the second consecutive session on Friday. According to market observers, the key equity indices -- which surged to higher levels supported by healthy buying in metals, consumer durables and auto...

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Give your family gift of pure air this Christmas

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) You must be getting ready to celebrate and rejoice the Christmas season with your near and dear ones. How about spending time in clean and pure air in easy ways? Priya Nair, Vice President - Home Care, HUL (Hindutan Unilevel Limited) on behalf of Pureit Air Purifiers lists the steps to make sure that your loved ones are not just happy but healthy too. * ...

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Equity indices extend gains, exit polls uplift sentiments

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices -- the BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty50 -- provisionally closed on a higher note on the back of lingering effects of the exit polls which predicted a BJP win in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections. It was all about investors getting excited with exit polls results, Sensex was up over 350 points after exit polls predicted a BJP vic...

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Milind Soman hopes show will inspire people to quit smoking

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actor-fitness enthusiast Milind Soman, who is set to host the adventure reality show I Can You Can, hopes it will encourage viewers to quit smoking. Video-on-demand platform Viu will launch the anti-smoking initiative, in association with Cipla and National Geographic Channel, on Sunday, read a statement. Hosting 'I Can, You Can' was an exhilarating experie...

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If Gujarat exit polls right, BJP has manipulated EVMs: AAP

Lucknow, Dec 15 (IANS) Even as various exit polls predicted BJP victory in the Gujarat assembly elections, the AAP on Friday questioned these but said if results on December 18 indeed tallied with the predictions the BJP must have manipulated the EVMs. There were massive crowds at rallies of Patidar leader Hardik Patel. BJP workers were booed at many rallies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

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India witnessed infusion of AI across industries

(ATTN Editors: Beginning December 15, IANS will be running a series of Yearenders that look at the highs and lows in the areas of politics, business, economy, technology, lifestyle, literature and sports during the year coming to an end. Editor, IANS) By Nishant Arora New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) When it comes to disruptive technologies that will drive businesses in the coming years,...

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Sensex, Nifty50 surge almost 1%; exit polls uplift sentiments

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Cheering the Gujarat exit polls, the key Indian equity indices extended gains for the second consecutive session and traded on a higher note on Friday. On the BSE market breadth, healthy buying was observed in all the sub-indices during the mid-afternoon session, with the upward rally given a boost by index heavyweights like Mahindra and Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, HDFC B...

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'Microsoft India to nurture unicorn firms, start-up community in 2018'

Hyderabad, Dec 15 (IANS) Armed with Intelligent Cloud and Edge capabilities, Microsoft will give a renewed thrust to nurturing unicorn firms and the start-up community in India next year, Anant Maheshwari, the companys India President, said here on Thursday. For us, the growth verticals will clearly be banking and finance, manufacturing and IT/ITeS sectors. But the next goal we have adde...

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