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WHO nod to new health programme

In a bid to cope up better with the disease outbreaks and health emergencies, the World Health Organisation member states on Thursday agreed to develop a new health emergency programme that aims at re

Govt proposes child-friendly juvenile laws

Stressing that no child in conflict with law will be handcuffed/chained or sent to jail or lock-up, the draft rules of the Juvenile Justice Act 2015 released on Wednesday by the women and child develo

Recession behind high cancer deaths?

In a startling revelation, a new study published in the Lancet has revealed that unemployment and reduced public-sector health spending following the 2008 global economic crisis were associated with i

President clears ordinance, states out of NEET exam

HRD Minister Smriti Irani after a Cabinet meeting on Central Medical Exam NEET at South block in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

The ordinance doesn’t give any relief to the private medical colleges.

Potassium bromate to be banned

Cancer-causing chemicals in bread of all top brands, the government is all set to ban “potassium bromate” as food additive.

A day after the report claimed presence of cancer-causing chemicals in bread of all top brands, the government is all set to ban “potassium bromate” as food additive due to its “hazardous effects” on

JP Nadda briefs President on NEET ordinance

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda. (Photo: PTI/File)

Confusion over the fate of the ordinance to defer for a year the implementation of the Supreme Court-ordered National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) as the “sole” entrance test for admission to

Teenage pregnancy shows sharp decline in England

In a significant revelation, a recent study has found that rates of teenage pregnancy in England have halved since the implementation of the Government’s Teenage Pregnancy Strategy (TPS) in 1999.

TB miracle drug still not used on any patient so far

Two months after the Union health ministry launched a miracle drug for tuberculosis, Bedaquiline, with great pomp and show, the drug has not been put to use on a single patient.

President seeks ordinance clarification, calls JP Nadda

President Pranab Mukherjee seems to have raised some “doubts” over the Centre’s decision to bring in an ordinance to defer implementation of the Supreme Court-ordered National Eligibility-cum-Entrance

Government to give states 1-year NEET relief

Amid opposition from students and several states, the Union Cabinet on Friday cleared the promulgation of an ordinance to defer the implementation of the Supreme Court-ordered National Eligibility-cum

The recent front-page photograph showing Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of Air Staff, taking his maiden flight in India’s indigenously-built light combat aircraft Tejas in Bengaluru understandably

Last week, two smart, good looking and ferocious lady politicians went hammer and tongs at each other during a brief but hugely scintillating Twitter exchange.