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Patients suffer as Bengal doctors strike enters 6th day

Kolkata: Health services in West Bengal remained partially disrupted and state-run hospitals wore a deserted look on Sunday morning as the doctors strike entered its sixth day.  Sunday being a holiday, the out-patient departments remained closed and the number of patients waiting outside hospitals or visiting the emergency wards was also low. The emergency services, however, functioned normally. The striking …

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25 batches of drugs of 18 pharma companies found substandard

New Delhi: The Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI), which implements the Centre’s flagship affordable medicine scheme PMBJP, has found 25 batches of drugs of 18 different pharmaceutical companies to be of substandard quality since January 2018, according to an official document. While 17 out of the 18 companies are private, one is a public sector unit (PSU) — …

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How officials, bankers cheated poor students

IANS New Delhi Initial investigation by the CBI into the multi-crore scholarship scam reveals a deep-rooted nexus between government officials, private institutions and public sector banks to siphon-off funds meant for poorest of the poor students. Students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Minorities were also deprived of scholarships to pursue basic education. Sources in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) …

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Adoption: NOC mandatory from receiving country

How officials, bankers cheated poor students IANS New Delhi The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a foreigner can adopt a child from India only after acquiring NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the diplomatic mission of that country in India. Karina Jane Creed, an Australian national residing in India for the past four years, moved the apex court seeking a …

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Priyanka to meet workers regularly

IANS New Delhi To strengthen the party ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has decided to hold three-four meetings with party workers a week. She will hold these meetings at Rahul Gandhi’s residence every Tuesday and Thursday between 10 am and 1 pm. “After the 2019 Lok Sabha election results, Priyanka Gandhi …

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PM asks states to focus on core competencies

PTI New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said the goal of making India a $5 trillion economy by 2024 is challenging but surely achievable, as he asked states to focus on their core competencies and work towards increasing the GDP right from the district level. Addressing the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog, Modi also announced …

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No sign of end to doctors’ strike

Kolkata: Agitating junior doctors in West Bengal Friday were in no mood to relent as they demanded Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s unconditional apology and set six conditions to the administration for withdrawal of their stir, which has disrupted healthcare services in the state and spiralled to other parts of the country. Over 200 senior doctors of various state-run hospitals across …

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In Bishkek, PM talks tough on terror

Bishkek: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday lashed out at countries “sponsoring, aiding and funding” terrorism and told top leaders at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit that such states must be held accountable, in a veiled reference to Pakistan whose premier Imran Khan was among the audience. Addressing the SCO Summit here, Modi also called for a global conference to …

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Tribunal serves notice on LTTE on extending ban for 5 years

New Delhi: A Delhi High Court tribunal has served a notice on the LTTE, the terror group responsible for former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, to submit if it has any objection to it being continued as a banned organisation for five more years The notice was uploaded on the Home Ministry’s website and published in two newspapers — one …

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Learn to speak Bengali to stay in Bengal: Mamata

West Bengal: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday fired a fresh salvo at “outsiders” saying those who are living in Bengal will have to learn to speak in Bengali. “We have to bring ‘Bangla’ forward. When I go to Bihar, UP, Punjab, I speak in their language, if you stay in Bengal you have to learn to speak …

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