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Ministry, MCI differ on teacher eligibility

The Union health ministry and the Medical Council of India (MCI) are at loggerheads once again. This time over the amendments in teachers’ eligibility qualification recently done by the MCI.

NDA mantris to launch Jan Dhan Yojana today across nation

On the eve of the launch of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mega project Jan Dhan Yojana, aimed at opening one crore bank accounts on Day 1, all Union ministers have been asked to travel across India t

India to get animal resource facility

In a major boost for Pharma industry, scientists and medical universities, India is all set to have its first ever National Animal Resource facility for biomedical research which will have animals of

‘Exit exam’ is a possibility for doctors to get registered

In a bid to improve medical education in the country, the Union health ministry is considering an “exit exam” for MBBS students.

Bill to regulate surrogacy may be stuck again

Experts differ on allowing transgenders and foreigners

Cancer tied to Body Mass Index level

In a startling revelation, experts have found that a higher body mass index (BMI) increases the risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers.

Goverment to raise smoking age to 25?

Soon it may be illegal to smoke under 25 years of age.

Taking gifts can now get Doctors in trouble

The code of ethics for doctors restricts them from accepting gifts from pharmaceutical companies and health sector firms

Health ministry all set to ban Electronic-cigarettes

Electronic-cigarettes (electronic nicotine delivery systems-ENDS), the new fad among tobacco users, are all set to be banned in India.

New vaccine developed to fight chikungunya

The first human trial of a new vaccine developed appears likely to offer protection against chikungunya virus, a mosquito-borne infection, according to a study published in The Lancet.

If elections come, can conspiracy theories be far behind? With bypolls around the corner, Uttar Pradesh is abuzz with talk of a sinister plot of young Hindu women being tricked into marriage by Muslim men, and made to convert to Islam. Over the past week there has been a flood of reports about “love jihad”.

Peace is at the best of times a tenuous proposition in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even as the world hopes the new indefinite ceasefire that has brought 50 days of bloodshed to an end will last, the real causes of the conflict have been put to the side, rather than resolved.