Abantika Ghosh

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Nationalists claiming MNC hand in vaccines actually hurting Indian firms: WHO top officer
Wed, Apr 25, 2018

In a letter to PM Modi, Swadeshi Jagran Manch, the economic wing of the RSS, had alleged that advocacy groups of dubious antecedents and an official in the Health Ministry were “lobbying for the use of vaccines such as HPV vaccine.

CJI impeachment: Decision to reject notice was not hasty, adhered to Constitution provisions, says Venkaiah Naidu
Wed, Apr 25, 2018

CJI impeachment: "Did what was expected of me and in the manner, the chairman of Rajya Sabha was expected...some hon’ble MPs had a point of view and the right to express it while I had a responsibility cast on me. I have done my job and am satisfied," Naidu said.

Venkaiah Naidu rejects notice to impeach CJI: Nothing suggests proved misbehaviour
Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Refusing to admit the notice of motion, Naidu, in a ten-page order, said: “In the absence of credible and verifiable information placed before me which gives an indication of ‘misbehaviour’ or ‘incapacity’, it would be an inappropriate and irresponsible act to accept statements which have little empirical basis.

CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: The five charges and 10 observations rejecting them
Mon, Apr 23, 2018

“The Hon’ble MPs who have presented the petition are unsure of their own case”, using “facts and circumstances” at one instance and then phrases like “may have been”, “appears to have antedated” and “he too was likely” elsewhere in the notice.

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu rejects CJI Dipak Misra impeachment notice: Here is what he said
Mon, Apr 23, 2018

On Friday, a delegation led by leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and comprising MPs from Congress, SP, BSP, IUML, NCP, CPI(M) and CPI met Naidu and submitted the notice for impeachment.

How Noida Clinic Is Breaking Taboo Tied To Cancer Screening With A Few Tricks
Mon, Apr 23, 2018

The clinic’s name has been kept deliberately ambiguous so as not to scare people away with the dreaded ‘C’ word. The clinic is a part of the government’s universal cancer screening scheme in 100 districts.

CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: RS Secretariat looks at rule which bars publicity till House takes up notice
Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Sources aware about the scrutiny process in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat said they (the Opposition members) had violated the provisions of the ‘Handbook for Members of Rajya Sabha’, which says any notice submitted to the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha should not be given advance “publicity”.

CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: TMC, DMK don’t join in, ask where’s the evidence?
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: Sources in the Trinamool Congress said “political and practical compulsions” forced it to stay away. While the DMK did not sign, its leader Kanimozhi told The Indian Express that “we will support it when it comes to Parliament.”

Artificial pancreas can lead to better diabetes management: Researchers
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

The findings, reported in the BMJ, show that artificial pancreas treatment provides almost two-and-a-half extra hours of normal blood glucose levels (normoglycaemia) a day, while reducing time in both high (hyperglycaemia) and low (hypoglycaemia) blood glucose levels.

TB survivors to be roped in to eliminate disease by 2025
Wed, Apr 18, 2018

According to sources, a mentoring programme for ‘TB champions’ will be conducted in six states, while a community monitoring app will be launched next month.

Mecca Masjid blast case: Justice not done due to NIA’s biased prosecution, says Asaduddin Owaisi
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Asaduddin Owaisi, Hyderabad MP and AIMIM chief, said, “Justice has not been done because of NIA’s biased prosecution."

President reminds: Ambedkar called for staying clear of ‘anarchy’ in protest
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

In his address, the President said that the greatest contribution of the Constitution of India, created under Ambedkar’s guidance, was to make all Indians equal citizens, irrespective of social or economic background.

Ayushman Bharat: Cell numbers to be ID for health scheme
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the first health and wellness centre when he goes to Bijapur, Chhattisgarh, on Ambedkar Jayanti (April 14), officially inaugurating Ayushman Bharat.

Govt revising rules barring disabled from going on Haj, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Naqvi added that the government felt the restrictions were not in line with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, that was passed by the NDA government and hence the Haj Committee has been asked to revise the rules.

Weapons of warfare: How nerve gas and other chemical weapons kill, in Syria or elsewhere
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Anything specifically designed or intended for use in direct connection with the release of a chemical agent to cause death or harm is itself a chemical weapon.

As heart risks rise, data shows critical shortage of specialists
Mon, Apr 09, 2018

Of the 552 seats that remained vacant in around 30 disciplines after admissions were completed to the 1,907 superspeciality medical seats last year, 104 were in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery and 55 were in cardiology.

Day after minister’s announcement: Not aware of decision on NDA MPs giving up pay, say Sena, RLSP
Fri, Apr 06, 2018

“No NDA meeting was held. It is their (BJP members’) decision if they are foregoing their salaries and allowances,” Sanjay Raut told The Indian Express.

Anti-graft Bill vs debate: Rajya Sabha adjourns 10 times in three hours
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day in the morning itself without transacting any business due to disruptions.

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman election set to be a close contest
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

The post has traditionally gone to the ruling party but with the numbers delicately poised, the Opposition sees another opportunity to give a fight to the government.

Chandrababu Naidu fears no-confidence motion fate could be used as precedent
Wed, Apr 04, 2018

TDP walked out of NDA last month over demand for a special category status for Andhra Pradesh. It brought a no-confidence motion against the government. The motion is supported by 80-odd MPs, Opposition has claimed, but has not been taken up by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.