In This Arunachal Town, A Cement Bag Costs Rs. 8,000

People living in Vijoynagar town of Arunachal Pradesh pay Rs. 8,000 for one bag of cement, that too if it is available.Vijoynagar, a sub-divisional town under Changlang district with just 1500 residents, has no proper surface communication. People have to walk for five days from the nearest thoroughfare...

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Organs Of 28-Year-Old Brain Dead Donated By Family, Save Three Lives

The family of a 28-year-old man agreed to donate five of his organs; liver, corneas and both kidneys which gave a new lease of life to three people on Friday. Formerly an Assistant Professor of architecture at a renowned institute in Gurugram, the patient was declared brain dead late on Thursday at Jaypee...

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Top Court Orders Examination Of Woman Over Plea To Abort 28-Week-Old Foetus

The Supreme Court has set up a medical board comprising doctors from the AIIMS to ascertain the health condition of a 28-week-old foetus and the pregnant woman who wanted to abort it on the ground of abnormality.A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked...

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Bill Gates Meets Yogi Adityanath, Discusses UP’s Medical Issues

Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Friday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and discussed with him ways to intensify the immunisation programme against Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).The chief minister met Mr Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill and Melinda...

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Hyderabad Kindergarten Boy Beaten Up Allegedly By Teacher

A nursery student in Hyderabad was beaten up allegedly on Thursday by his teacher who has been detained by police. The child has severe bruises on his body and was taken for medical examination.Hyderabad police said the teacher, from a school in Tarnaka area, has been booked for voluntarily causing hurt...

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Kerala Businessman’s Son, Driving New Car At High Speed, Killed In Crash

The 20-year-old son of a businessman in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram was killed last night when, driving his new car at a high speed, he rammed an auto and lost control.Three women who were in the car are in hospital in a critical state.The brand new car, a Skoda, was completely wrecked in the crash that...

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All Public Services To Be Home-Delivered, Says Kejriwal Government

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that basic public services - like a ration card that allows poor families to collect subsidised grain - will be "home delivered" to all residents of the capital. Mr Kejriwal's cabinet described the move as "a first" anywhere in the world.Officials will...

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Sharad Pawar Sees Accident, Stops Convoy To Help Injured People

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar was going to Nagpur from Gadchiroli today when he saw a damaged car with injured people inside near Bhiwapur village on the highway. He then asked the driver of his car to pull aside and help the passengers of the car that had met with an accident near the village,...

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Padmavati Row: Karni Sena Calls For Nation-Wide Strike On December 1

Rajasthan minister Kiran Maheshwari today joined the chorus of protests against Bollywood movie Padmavati even as the Shri Rajput Karni Sena called for a country-wide bandh on December 1 opposing the film's release.The Rajasthan State Commission for Women (RSCW) also wrote to the censor board asking...

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Woman Kidnapped, Gang-Raped In Moving Car In Kanpur

A 23-year-old woman was allegedly kidnapped from the Jhakarkati bus stop in Kanpur and raped by five people in a moving car, police said.The woman had reached Kanpur from Ahmedabad and had gone to the bus stop early morning to take a bus for her village in Hamirpur, station house officer Unnao police...

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