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Togadia alleges Modi conspiring with Gujarat Police to harass him

Ahmedabad, Jan 17 (IANS) As Prime Minister Narendra Modi played host to his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu in his home state on Wednesday, his once-close aide and VHP leader Pravin Togadia here accused Modi of conspiring with the Ahmedabad Crime Branch to harass him and VHP supporters. J.K. Bhatt (Ahmedabad Joint Commissioner, Crime Branch) has begun hatching a conspiracy against...

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Free surgery for Delhiites in private hospitals to continue

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Patients unable to undergo surgery in a city government hospital for 30 days will continue to get it done for free in private hospitals here, as Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal approved the scheme on Tuesday. Also, if a test cannot be done at a government hospital for any reason, the patient will be referred to selected private labs or hospitals under the scheme....

2 days ago
AIIMS doctors invite Nadda for open debate on NMC bill

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Continuing its opposition to the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, the Resident Doctors Association of AIIMS on Monday invited Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda for an open debate on the issue. Contending that the NMC bill is serious enough to distort the future of medical education in the country, the Association called for discussion on the bill before it ...

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Two women killed in UP hospital fire

Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) Two women patients were killed on Monday in a fire in a private hospital in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, police said. Both victims were from Budayun district and were identified as Mamta and Raj Bala. All other patients and their attendants were rescued. The fire brigades took more than two hours to douse the flames. A probe has been ordered to ascert...

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Man held for sexually assaulting minor

New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) A man has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a minor girl in his neighbourhood in west Delhi, police said on Sunday. Police said the accused kidnapped the five-year-old while she was playing outside her house in Narela area. Praveen was caught on Friday night by locals and severely thrashed when he was planning to dump the girl at an isolate...

7 days ago
Another swine flu alert in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Jan 10 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Wednesday issued a swine flu alert after the disease claimed 12 lives in the state since January 1. The alert comes after 19 people tested positive for swine flu in Rajasthan on Tuesday, with 10 cases reported from Jaipur. According to health department officials, strict instructions have been given to the employees for a thorough...

9 days ago
Mumbai Shiv Sena leader stabbed to death, two arrested

Mumbai, Jan 8 (IANS) Shiv Sena leader Ashok Sawant was stabbed to death outside his home here late on Sunday, police said Monday, adding two alleged assailants have been arrested fro the crime. According to police, Sawant, a former municipal corporator, was returning home around 11 p.m. from a meeting in Thakur Complex, to his apartment in Videocon Towers, riding pillion on a scooter.

10 days ago
3 men suffocate in Bengaluru manhole

Bengaluru, Jan 7 (IANS) Three men died due to asphyxia on Sunday in a 10-feet-deep manhole in which they had descended to unclog it in the city's south-east suburb, a civic official said. The incident came to light around noon when the victims did not come out of the manhole they had entered to clear an underground blockage in an apartment's sewage treatment plant, the Bruhat Bengaluru M...

12 days ago
Is there any deal between you and Sushil Gupta: BJP asks Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) The BJP on Friday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for naming city businessman Sushil Gupta as AAP's candidate for the Rajya Sabha and asked if there was any deal. At a time, when the number of beds in government hospitals were falling, a private hospital owner was nominated, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Manoj Tiwari told the media her...

13 days ago
4 held for man's murder in Karnataka town

Mangaluru, Jan 4 (IANS) Four persons were arrested on Wednesday in Karnataka's Suratkal town near here for the alleged murder of a 32-year-old man, whom the opposition BJP claimed to be a Hindu activist. The suspects were arrested when they were trying to escape after attacking the victim - Deepak Rao - at Katipalla in the town, Dakishna Kannada Superintendent of Police S.K. Reddy told I...

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Criminal shot dead in UP, injured policeman also succumbs

Lucknow, Jan 3 (IANS) A criminal carrying a bounty of Rs 1 lakh was shot dead while an inspector and a constable were injured during a gun battle in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district early on Wednesday, police said. The injured constable subsequently succumbed to his injuries. The killed criminal, Sabir, was wanted in many cases of murder, extortion and kidnapping in Uttar Pradesh and Raja...

14 days ago
Majority for reforms, not cancelling hospital licenses: Survey

New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) A survey participated in by 55,000 people has revealed that the majority want the government to make citizen-oriented regulations for hospitals instead of cancelling their licenses if anything is found amiss. As many as 57 per cent respondents said the best solution for improving accountability of private hospitals is making rules which are citizen-oriented and en...

14 days ago
Criminal shot dead in UP

Lucknow, Jan 3 (IANS) A criminal carrying a bounty of Rs 1 lakh was shot dead while an Inspector and a Constable were injured during a gun battle in Uttar Pradesh's Kairana district early on Wednesday, police said. Sabir was killed while Constable Ankit was critically wounded with bullet injuries to his chest and head. Inspector Bhagwat Singh was also injured. Sabir, who had esca...

15 days ago
IMA calls off strike after NMC Bill sent to Parliamentary panel

New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday called off its 12-hour shutdown of OPDs in private hospitals across the country to protest the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017, after the Bill was referred to a Parliamentary standing committee. The strike saw low response in metro cities, including Delhi, but was near total in rural areas, the IMA said. ...

15 days ago
LG will render health scheme unworkable: Delhi Minister

New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday said Lt. Governor Anil Baijal's objection to the government's Quality Health for All scheme is due to lack of knowledge of ground realities and that it will render the scheme unworkable. LG stalled both Mohalla Clinic schemes for a long time and asked to fix income limit for people to get health services. This is a v...

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Goa IMA welcomes sending NMC Bill to Parliamentary panel

Panaji, Jan 2 (IANS) The Goa chapter of the Indian Medical Association on Tuesday welcomed the Central government's move to send the National Medical Commission Bill to the Parliamentary Standing Committee for vetting. After members of the Association staged a token protest here, as part of a nationwide agitation against the proposed legislation which seeks to replace the existing Medica...

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Medical Commission Bill sent to Parliamentary panel

New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) A Bill for setting up a National Medical Commission to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) was sent to a standing committee of Parliament on Tuesday after request from several opposition parties, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar informed the Lok Sabha. He also urged the Speaker to instruct the committee to give its report before the Budget Sessio...

15 days ago
IMA calls off strike after NMC Bill sent to select committee

New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday called off its 12-hour countrywide shutdown of OPD services at all private hospitals in the country, after the government agreed to its demand and sent the National Medical Commission Bill, 2017 to a select committee. We have called off the 12-hour strike as we have just been informed that the government has agreed t...

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Have heard IMA, says Nadda as doctors strike work

New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday said he has spoken to the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and also put forth the perspective of the government, in view of the 12-hour countrywide strike called by the IMA against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. I have spoken to the IMA yesterday (Monday). We have heard them..., Nadda said in Rajya Sabha dur...

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Private doctors' strike hits OPDs in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Jan 2 (IANS) Thousands of out-patients were affected across Karnataka on Tuesday due to a private doctors' strike against a new medical bill. Hundreds of private hospitals across the state shut their Out-Patient Departments (OPDs) to protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017, that seeks to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI). Most of the p...

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