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Tobacco firms may get 2 months to sell stock with 40 per cent warning

In what could be a major relief to tobacco manufactures, the ministry of law has suggested to the ministry of health to give a grace period of two months to tobacco manufacturers for clearing the rema

Medical Council of India to be leaner, see division of powers

Plans are afoot to split the Medical Council of India (MCI) into a “leaner body” by restructuring it and segregating its powers to separate bodies.

World Health Organization: Europe world’s first malaria-free region

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Europe has become the world’s first malaria-free region, with zero cases reported last year, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, in its annual report, ahead of World malaria day on April

UG medical test unlikely this year

Even as the Supreme Court recalled its order scrapping the national eligibility-cum-entrance test, sources revealed that the single entrance test for admission to undergraduate (UG) medical courses is

Health ministry recruits time-bound consultants

Days after the Narendra Modi government decided to give marching orders to the foreign-funded consultants working with the Central government for more than three years, the Union health ministry has d

Government officials can soon pledge organs on their IDs

Government employees will soon be given the option to pledge their organs on their identity cards.

With PM’s push, 1940 Cosmetics Act likely to be revamped

Passed by Parliament in 1940, the existing Drugs and Cosmetics Act is all set to get revamped, with the government considering a new legislation at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Government picks a new chief of IGNCA, Congress fumes

The government on Thursday reconstituted the board of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), naming senior journalist Ram Bahadur Rai as president of the trust.

Health aid slow, targets may not be met

Existing trends suggest that by 2040 nearly half of the developing countries are unlikely to meet international health spending targets to make basic services universally available.

Golden Tobacco first to print bigger warnings on packets

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After days of dilly-dallying, Golden Tobacco Limited has become the first one to implement 85 per cent pictorial health warnings on both sides of tobacco packets on their brands, such as Panama.

I recall Day One, October 27, 1947, when we landed at Srinagar airport to rescue the people of Kashmir. The enemy was several-thousand strong at Baramulla, engaged in rapine and plunder.

The Queen B is enraged. The cops have turned! The Election Commission seems to have alienated the affections of her police force — right in the middle of the elections.