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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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Adivasis, Lambdas clash in Telangana's Adilabad district

Hyderabad, Dec 15 (IANS) The ongoing tussle between Gond Adivasis and the Banjara Lambadas in Telangana took a violent turn as the two communities clashed at several places in Adilabad district on Friday. Scores of people were injured, some of them critically, as the two groups attacked each other in tribal areas in Utnoor, about 250 km from here. Police used teargas shells at se...

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'Chennai cop killed in Rajasthan was confident of nabbing thieves behind gold heist'

Jaipur, Dec 15 (IANS) The visit of Tamil Nadu Police Inspector S. Periyapandian to Rajasthan on the trail of robbers who stole 3.5 kg gold, which claimed his life, wasn't his first visit to the state to nab those involved in the loot. According to senior police from Chennai, Periyapandian, 48, had visited Rajasthan earlier too. He had strong clues to the whereabouts of the robbers and he...

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Two gangsters shot dead by Punjab Police, three held

Chandigarh, Dec 15 (IANS) Two gangsters were shot dead on Friday and three others arrested in a shootout in Bathinda district in Punjab, police said. Gangsters Manpreet Manna and Prabhdeep were killed in retaliatory firing by police after a group of five gangsters travelling in two sport utility vehicles fired at police near Gulabgarh village in the district, around 230 km from here, in ...

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Manmohan, Sonia pay tributes to Dasmunsi at prayer meet

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi paid tributes to former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi at a prayer meeting here on Friday. The prayer meeting Remembering Priyaranjan was organised at Mavalankar Hall, Constitution Club of India. Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmuns...

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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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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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'Kingfisher Villa' in Goa renamed 'King's Mansion'

Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) The iconic 'Kingfisher Villa', formerly owned by absconding tycoon Vijay Mallya was on Friday renamed 'King's Mansion' by its new owner, Sachiin Joshi, who also operates a liquor manufacturing business, whose products include King's beer. For months now, I have been asked about my plans for the villa. Today is the day I open the gates to the world. The property has ...

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My role is now to retire, says Sonia

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi on Friday said it was time for her to retire, triggering immediate speculation about her future plans, but the Congress party sought to quell it saying she has only retired from the party chief's role and not from politics. My role now is to retire, NDTV quoting her as saying in response to a question as to whether she will continue as Chairperson of...

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Cricketer Ajinkya's dad detained for rash driving which killed woman

Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Dec 15 (IANS) The Kolhapur police detained and let off Madhukar B. Rahane, father of Indian cricket star Ajinkya Rahane, for speeding and rash driving which resulted in the death of an elderly woman here on Friday, an official said. The incident occurred when Rahane, his wife and other family members were travelling to the tourist beach resort of Tarkarli in Sindh...

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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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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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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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A dose of mythology, dark secrets and suspense

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) What happens when reality mingles with mythology? Well, here is a young protagonist who discovers himself trapped in the days of Mahabharata. Then a story of dark secrets, shocking revelations and a special bond between two women. Next come two thrillers that will take you inside the deep, dark and secretive lives of people and their quest for truth. The IANS boo...

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Sunjae Sharma to lead Hyatt's India operations

Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Hyatt Hotels on Thursday announced the appointment of Sunjae Sharma as Vice President of Operations for India. A seasoned hospitality professional, Sharma will lead Hyatt's India operations and will be responsible for executing the company's operational and growth strategy in his new role. Peter Fulton, Group President, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Sou...

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Gujarat second phase clocks nearly 69% voting, all eyes on December 18

Gandhinagar, Dec 14 (IANS) The second and final phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections on Thursday saw 68.70 per cent ballotting across 14 districts of the northern and central regions of the state, to pick 93 lawmakers. Though voting in the second phase was a bit higher than the first phase, it is still less than the previous elections. All eyes now await December 18 when the r...

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India, Morocco ink MoUs on cooperation in health, transport

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) India and Morocco on Thursday inked MoUs to enhance cooperation in telemedicine, drug regulation and pharmaceutical quality control as well as water resources, roads and maritime sectors, an official statement said. As per an MoU, signed by Health Minister J.P. Nadda and his visiting Moroccan counterpart Abdelkader Amara, the two sides also agreed to co-operate i...

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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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India, Morocco ink MoU for cooperation in telemedicine

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) India and Morocco on Thursday inked an MoU to enhance cooperation in telemedicine, drug regulation and pharmaceutical quality control, an official statement said. The two also agreed to co-operate in the field of non-communicable diseases, including child cardiovascular diseases and cancer as per the MoU, signed by Health minister J.P. Nadda and his visiting Moro...

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