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Salman team: ‘Rape’ remark misreported

Salman Khan

In their reply addressed to the chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW), Salman Khan’s legal team, DSK Legal, has tried to explain the “rape” comment as a result of either misreporting

More evidence that Zika virus causes birth defects

New research, published on Wednesday in he Lancet, further provides evidence that Zika virus infection in the first trimester of pregnancy can result in placental and foetal damage.

‘No drop in child marriage cases’

In a grim reminder, a new Unicef report on Tuesday stated that number of children who do not attend school is on the rise, child marriage has not dropped in decades and millions of children will die m

‘Idea is to reduce number of exams’

“The same exam, AIPEE, becomes an exam for both — those MBBS students who want to practice in India after studying abroad and those wanting to pursue PG courses. The benchmark remains the same.

No separate test for those with foreign medical degrees

There’s good news for Indian medical students who study abroad and want to practice in India.

140 medical colleges, 14000 additional seats in 5 years?

In its bid to improve tertiary and secondary care in rural areas, the government is mulling scaling up its existing scheme of upgrading district hospitals into medical colleges by adding 80-100 more d

PM gives nod to umbrella health insurance scheme

After protracted deliberations decks seem to have been cleared for introducing an integrated health insurance scheme with Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi giving his approval to the proposed welfare

Reprieve for barred colleges

The three member committee headed by former Chief Justice of India, RM Lodha, constituted to oversee the functioning of Medical Council of India (MCI) has decided to grant amnesty to those medical col

Tougher punishment for human trafficking

Those caught giving young trafficked girls chemical substances and hormones to reach sexual maturity early, making them look mature and ready for sexual activity, could now be jailed for up to 10 year

WHO seeks plain packaging of tobacco products


Gory pictures on tobacco products are passé.

Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office and embarked on his world tours, being a member of the country’s oldest and longest-ruling party, the Congress, hasn’t been much fun.

In any civilised country, Yogi Adityanath would have been in jail, or at least facing serious hate speech charges that the authorities would pursue with diligence.