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Clinical establishment act implementation must to check Fortis-type cases: DGHS

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Jagdish Prasad on Tuesday said that cases similar to alleged overcharging by Gurugram's Fortis Hospital, can be prevented if all states implement the Clinical Establishment Act. If this act had been implemented in every state, then such incidents would not have happened. Even in the Fortis case if the state would have im...

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Jharkhand ex-CS's sentencing in fodder scam case deferred to Wednesday

Ranchi, Nov 21 (IANS) Former Jharkhand Chief Secretary Sajal Chakraborty's sentencing in a fodder scam case was deferred by a day on Tuesday as judicial work in the district courts was suspended due to the death of a former Jharkhand High Court Chief Justice. The district courts were closed for the day after mourning the death of former High Court Chief Justice Bhagwati Prasad on Sunday....

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Farmers hold protest march, 'table two Bills' at mock Parliament session in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Thousands of farmers from across the country held a protest march here on Monday and also began a two-day 'Kisan Mukti Sansad' or a mock Parliament session where two Bills were tabled, on crop loans waiver and remunerative prices for farm produce, to highlight government apathy towards the farming community. These Bills now will be passed on Tuesday as the debate...

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Two policemen killed while defusing bomb in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Nov 20 (IANS) Two policemen were killed and three others injured while defusing a bomb that went off inside a police station in Jharkhand's Giridih district on Monday, police said. According to police officials, the accident took place when the members of Anti-Bomb Disposal Squad were defusing bombs that were kept at Saria Police Station of Giridih district. The police ha...

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Congress questions Centre's claim of note ban hitting Maoism

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said the central government's claim that demonetisation will end Left wing extremism has been proven wrong, mentioning that there have been 17 major Maoist attacks since November 8, 2016, when the move to scrap high-value currency was announced. Yesterday (Thursday), in a cowardly attack carried out at the Jharkhand-Chhattisgarh border (Boo...

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Sridhar hails Pujara's fighting knock in testing conditions

Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) For India fielding coach R. Sridhar, Pujara's unbeaten 47 off 102 balls in testing conditions against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens is one of the finest he has seen from the Test specialist. Pujara has got a grip of every condition when he goes in to bat. His gameplan was quite simple... play as close to your body and try to play straight. The standout feature was ...

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Congress appoints Ajoy Kumar as Jharkhand unit chief

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday named Ajoy Kumar as the President of Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee and Alamgir Alam as the leader of Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in the state. Ajoy Kumar, who is the national spokesperson of the Congress party, was a member of Lok Sabha from Jamshedpur constituency. He is also a former IPS officer. <...

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Seven securitymen injured in landmine blast in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Nov 16 (IANS) Seven securitymen were injured on Thursday in a landmine blast triggered by Maoist guerrillas in Jharkhand's Latehar district, police said. The blast occurred when the securitymen were conducting an anti-Maoist operation in Budha Pahad area. The injured men were airlifted to Ranchi for treatment. The security operation was launched on suspicion that top Maoi...

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Jharkhand administrative officers go on three-day mass leave

Ranchi, Nov 16 (IANS) Officers of the Jharkhand Administrative Services Association (JASA) on Thursday went on three days' mass leave against the move of the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) to arrest the officials of their cadre on corruption charges. The latest issue was the arrest of Manoj Tiwari, a Circle Officer (CO) of Hazaribagh district, on November 14. More than 300 state services o...

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Lakmal reduces India to 17/3 on rain-marred Day 1

Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Pacer Suranga Lakmal took three wickets to shave off India's top order and reduce them to 17/3 at stumps on a heavily rain-truncated opening day of the first cricket Test at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. Play was stopped for three and a half hours after light drizzle, coupled with wet outfield, forced covers to remain on the field throughout the morning. After...

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Lakmal takes two wickets to reduce India to 17/2 at tea

Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Pacer Suranga Lakmal took two wickets on a green top track to keep the more fancied India batsmen at bay and reduce the hosts to 17/2 after 8.2 overs at tea in a rain-truncated opening day of the first cricket Test here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. Play was stopped for three-and-a-half-hours after a light drizzle, coupled with a wet outfield, forced the covers ...

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Tribal fest with tribes from four continents kicks off in Ranchi

Ranchi, Nov 15 (IANS) Tata Steel kickstarted the fourth edition of its five-day tribal festival here on Wednesday, with 103 tribes from across the country and many from overseas slated to showcase their indigenous culture. Samvaad, from November 15 to 19, will see tribal representatives from countries like Australia, Canada, Kenya, and Zimbabwe -- representing four continents -- particip...

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Gujarat polls not about individuals, but BJP's regressive policies: Congress

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Countering BJP President Amit Shah's remark that the Congress does not have a face in Gujarat, the opposition party said the contest is not about individuals, but against the regressive policies and actions of the central and state governments. The Congress said that even the BJP fought elections in many states without a (Chief Ministerial) face. We are n...

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President launches schemes worth Rs 3,455 cr in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Nov 15 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday launched, or laid the foundation stones of, various schemes entailing total expenditure of Rs 3,455 crore in Jharkhand to coincide with the state's 17th Foundation Day. Kovind launched the Rs 636-crore 'Mukhyamantri Health Insurance Scheme' under which 57 lakh of the 68 lakh families in the state will benefit. Beneficiaries wil...

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Kovind pays tribute to Birsa Munda

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday paid tributes to iconic tribal leader Birsa Munda on his 142nd birth anniversary. Tributes to freedom fighter and national hero 'Dharti Aba' Birsa Munda... I am happy to be visiting Jharkhand on this day, the President tweeted. The President is visiting Jharkhand on its 17th foundation day. Munda was born on...

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Modi greets Jharkhand on its foundation day

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the people of Jharkhand on the state's 17th foundation day and also paid tributes to tribal freedom fighter Birsa Munda on his 142nd birth anniversary. Greetings to the people of Jharkhand on their statehood day. I pray that Jharkhand continues to scale new heights of progress and prosperity, Modi tweeted. ...

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Per person disease burden drops by 36 per cent: Report

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The per person disease burden in India dropped by 36 per cent from 1990 to 2016, with Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh recording the highest rates and Kerala and Goa the lowest, a report released on Tuesday said. The 'India State-level Disease Burden Initiative' report said that of the total disease burden in India, 61 per cent was due to communicable, mater...

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Jharkhand's former Chief secretary convicted in fodder scam

Ranchi, Nov 14 (IANS) Former Jharkhand Chief Secretary Sajal Chakraborty was convicted in a fodder scam case on Tuesday by a Special CBI court here and remanded in judicial custody, a lawyer said. The court will pronounce the quantum of sentence on November 21. Sajal Chakraborty was convicted in the multi-million dollar Animal Husbandry Department case, popularly known as fodder...

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IITF opens, Vietnam partner nation, Kyrgyzstan focus country

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) With India moving to an Act East foreign policy, with focus on the Asean region, Vietnam an important and old ally is the partner country at this year's India International Trade Fair (IITF), Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Tuesday. The 37th IITF, inaugurated here by President Ram Nath Kovind, has Vietnam as the partner country, the Kyrgyz Republic in Cen...

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Expedite examination of steps to curb financial cybercrime: Rajnath

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday asked an inter-ministerial committee to examine expeditiously, in consultation with all stakeholders, the measures to curb cybercrime in financial sector frauds vis-a-vis use of credit/debit cards and e-wallets. The Minister presided over a high-level meeting to review progress made after an earlier meeting on the issue...

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