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No proposal to issue Rs 25 note, says Finance Ministry

Liked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the idea to have Rs 25 note does not seem to have gone down well with the Union finance ministry.

‘Doctors, nurses to blame for Orissa deaths’

A team of experts from the Central government investigating into the recent deaths of children in Orissa’s paediatric hospital has blamed the “inadequate monitoring” by both doctors and nurses to the

DGCI to soon regulate metals in cosmetics

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has started to regulate cosmetics laced with heavy metals after the Drug Technical advisory Board (DTAB), country’s apex body on drugs, proposed to restrict

‘Global life expectancy has risen by more than 6 years’

People around the world are living longer, even in some of the poorest countries. According to recent research global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990.

Anti-viral therapies to fight Ebola?

For the first time, UK physicians have demonstrated that anti-viral-based therapies have the potential to protect humans from the deadly Ebola virus.

India puts an end to repeat animal test for new drugs

India has decided doing away with “repeat” animal testing for permission for a new drug.

Efforts on in PMO to bring therapeutic food for children

Concerted efforts are on in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to bring ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) in the government policy after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s homestate, Gujarat, initiated

Audio-video recording must for clinical trials

With a view to ensure enough safety to those participating in clinical trials, the government has made “audio-video” recording mandatory.

Number of people with dementia is stabilising

In an significant revelation, a study has found that the number of people with dementia — both new cases and total numbers with the disease — is stabilising despite population ageing, in direct contra

Workaholics at risk of stroke, heart disease

Workaholics beware. In a startling revelation, a new study has found that working long hours is linked to a greater risk of stroke and coronary heart disease.

Civilisational concerns and cultural diplomacy are unlikely to captivate the popular imagination at the time of celebrity murder.

Eight more young lives have been lost, this time in Manipur’s southern district of Churachandpur in the most recent explosion of violence since the agitation for and against the implementation of the