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Health services hit in Rajasthan as doctors go on mass leave

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 21:04

Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) Medical and health services were crippled in state-run government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors went on mass casual leave on Saturday to press their demands, including raise in allowances and cancellation of cases against protesting doctors.

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Universities to present their plans for chairs in January

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 20:50

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked varsities to present proposals in January on their plans to set up chairs named after Deen Dayal Upadhyaya and Swami Dayanand Saraswati, informed sources said on Saturday.

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British envoy draws attention to plastic pollution in oceans

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 20:48

Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Juxtaposing the naturalness of silk with the artificiality of plastic, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith on Saturday drew attention to the health of rivers and plastic pollution in the oceans.

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Hasina releases postage stamp as Bangladesh marks Victory Day

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 20:42

Dhaka, Dec 16 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday released a Taka 10 commemorative postage stamp on the country's 47th Victory Day marking its emergence as an independent nation after a bloody nine-month war against the Pakistani occupation forces in 1971.

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Not me, my mother will contest from Rae Bareli: Priyanka

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 20:40

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday scotched speculation about Sonia Gandhi retiring from politics, saying her mother will fight from her Lok Sabha constituency of Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 general elections.

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Two NDFB terrorists gunned down

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 20:40

Guwahati, Dec 16 (IANS) Two cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland's (NDFB) anti-talk faction were gunned down by Assam Rifles personnel during a joint operation with Assam and Meghalaya Policealong the inter-state border on Saturday, a defence official said.

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Rahul Gandhi receives bouquets and brickbats on elevation

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 20:26

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi's elevation received both bouquets and brickbats from political quarters with some leaders welcoming the new Congress President while others attacked him for being the symbol of dynasty politics.

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Loud firecrackers interrupt Sonia's last speech as President

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 20:10

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) As Sonia Gandhi took to the stage to deliver her last speech as Congress President after handing charge to her son Rahul Gandhi, she was forced to pause several times as the loud fireworks set off by enthusiastic party workers drowned out her voice. "I can't speak," she said helplessly.

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Health services derailed across Rajasthan as doctors begin indefinite strike

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 19:50

Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) Medical and health services were crippled in government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors declared they were going on indefinite strike from Saturday, advancing their stir which was earlier scheduled to begin on Monday.

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