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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...

7 hours ago
Delhi Health Minister prescribes strict measures against vector-borne diseases

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With monsoon knocking on the door, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday directed all stakeholders to take strict action for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases in the national capital. In a meeting held with senior officials of the Department and other agencies, Jain reviewed the preparedness and status of action taken for the prevent...

9 hours ago
Two Manipur policemen suspended for using excessive force

Imphal, July 19 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Thursday that two policemen have been suspended for using excessive force on students who had tried to storm the BJP office here on Monday. Biren Singh visited Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur General Secretary Sital Oinam on Thursday who is undergoing treatment in a private hospital. I was shocked to see...

4 days ago
A long-drive with friends proved costly for Hyderabadi techie

Hyderabad, July 15 (IANS) A long drive on his weekly day off along with a relative and friends proved to be deadly for Mohammad Azam, a software engineer who was beaten to death by a mob in Karnataka's Bidar district on Friday on suspicion of being a child lifter. A pall of gloom has gripped the house of Azam, 28, in Errakunta in the old city of Hyderabad.A The body of Azam, who ...

6 days ago
Ayushman Bharat: Government partially yields to IMA demand for higher rates

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Bowing to pressure from the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the the only representative voluntary organisation of the country's private doctors, the government on Friday agreed to a higher package for hospitals treating poor beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat, or Modicare, under certain conditions. Performance-linked payment system has been designed to incentiv...

7 days ago
Regulation of healthcare needed to check corruption: Khurshid

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Thursday said a strong regulatory system is needed to check widespread corruption in the Indian healthcare sector where 25 per cent of the money spent on health is lost due to fraud. What you need really is a profound regulatory system. Regulation is itself something that can go wrong but if we have a good clear regulatory syst...

7 days ago
Sindhi spiritual leader Dada Vaswani dead, 'mahasamadhi' on Friday

Pune, July 12 (IANS) Sadhu J.P. Vaswani, an eminent spiritual leader, philosopher, and philanthropist of the Sindhi community, died here on Thursday following a brief illness, an official spokesperson said. He was 99. Dadaji breathed his last at 9.01 a.m. today. He was 99. His body has been kept for final darshan at his ashram, Sadhu Vaswani Mission, the spokesperson told IANS. H...

7 days ago
TN CM condoles death of Ramanuja Mutt chief

Chennai, July 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday condoled the passing away of Sri Ranga Narayana Jeeyar, the 50th pontiff of Sri Ramanuja Mutt in Srirangam. He was the Jeeyar (head) at Sri Ranganathaswamy temple in Srirangam, about 330 km from here. In a statement issued here, Palaniswami condoled the death of the pontiff, saying that he was grieved on...

7 days ago
Sindhi spiritual leader Dada Vaswani dead

Pune, July 12 (IANS) Sadhu J.P. Vaswani, an eminent spiritual leader, philosopher, philanthropist of the Sindhi community, died here on Thursday following a brief illness, an official spokesperson said. Dadaji breathed his last at 9.01 a.m. today. He was 99. His body has been kept for final darshan at his ashram, Sadhu Vaswani Mission, the spokesperson told IANS. He was admitted ...

8 days ago
Vector-borne diseases rear head amid health staff crunch in Gurugram

Gurugram, July 11 (IANS) Over four dozen suspected cases of vector-borne diseases have been reported in Gurugram this year, including a confirmed case of dengue, even as informed sources on Wednesday claimed a severe health staff crunch. Civil Hospital records say 17 cases of suspected dengue have been reported this season till now, including one confirmed case. Four suspected cases of m...

10 days ago
Provide free treatment to poor: SC to private hospitals

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said all private hospitals in the national capital, which were given land on concessional rate, must provide free treatment to certain percentage of poor patients. Providing treatment to the poor was one of the clauses in the lease deed due to which land was given to hospitals at a very cheap price. It is mandatory for private ...

11 days ago
Modi condoles death of M.M. Jacob

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed grief over the demise of former Meghalaya Governor M.M. Jacob, underlining how Jacob worked extensively for the development of Kerala. Saddened by the demise of ... Jacob. He made notable contributions to the nation as a Parliamentarian, Minister and Governor. He worked extensively for the development of Kerala. My...

11 days ago
Dengue grips Himachal town

Shimla, July 8 (IANS) With over 110 confirmed dengue cases reported in less than a week from the town of Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh, a central team is reaching there to deal with the situation, officials said on Sunday. However, no death has been reported so far. A team deputed by Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda is reaching Bilaspur to ensure effective steps to check its furth...

11 days ago
Senior Congress leader M.M. Jacob dead

Kottayam (Kerala) July 8 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Meghalaya Governor M.M. Jacob died at a private hospital near here on Sunday, family sources said. Jacob, 92, had been suffering from age related illnesses, according to the sources. He remained active in politics by taking part in party meetings and had settled in Palai, where his last rites would be held Monday....

15 days ago
Modicare initiates empanelment of hospitals

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The National Health Agency (NHA) on Wednesday called on public and private hospitals to get empaneled under the Ayushman Bharat programme, popularly known as Modicare, with the motto of service to mankind to achieve universal health coverage. I call upon each one of you to partner with the mission through the empanelment process initiated today to enhance the acc...

27 days ago
'BJP goons killed Qasim, dragged him like a dead animal'

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Cattle trader Qasim, who was lynched in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur earlier this week, was brutally killed by BJP goons as he belonged to the Muslim community and dragged like dead animal in presence of police, his younger brother said on Friday. My brother screamed in pain for water, but the mob refused him saying he is a Muslim and butcher. He was dragged like a dea...

29 days ago
Terror groups will be flushed out of J&K: Rajnath

Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the government will not tolerate terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir any more and that operations will be launched to flush out militants. He added that restoration of peace in the strife-torn state was on top of the agenda for the Modi government. Singh, the Lok Sabha MP from Lucknow, also reiterated the Modi...

1 month ago
Earring extracted from Mumbai toddler's windpipe

Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) A team of doctors extracted a 2-inch earring stuck in the windpipe of a one-year-old toddler, an official said here on Tuesday. Last week, Kushi Soni from the city's Kurla suburb caused panic in her family when she playfully gulped down the large earring with a pointed end. Initially, she was rushed to a paediatrician who prescribed some medicines, but was ...

1 month ago
Bhaiyyuji Maharaj shoots himself, Gadkari says he is dead

Indore, June 12 (IANS) Bhaiyyuji Maharaj, a Madhya Pradesh-based spiritual guru, shot himself on Tuesday and was admitted to a private hospital here in critical condition, police said. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said he was dead. Bhaiyyuji Maharaj has shot himself at his residence at Khandwa Road here, Indore's Deputy Inspector General Harinarayanachari Mishra said. The reason...

1 month ago
Bhaiyyuji Maharaj shoots himself, critical

Indore, June 12 (IANS) Bhaiyyuji Maharaj, a Madhya Pradesh based self-proclaimed spiritual guru, shot himself on Tuesday and has been admitted to a private hospital in Mumbai in critical condition, police said. Bhaiyyuji Maharaj has shot himself at his residence at Khandwa Road here, Indore's Deputy Inspector General Harinarayanachari Mishra said. The reason behind the attempted...

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