- Bengal striking doctors want open door meeting with Mamata(11:44)
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) The striking junior doctors in West Bengal on Monday reiterated their demand to hold an open door meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in presence of "live media" and said they have not received any official invitation from the state government regarding any meeting.
- Karnataka doctors on day-long strike, OPDs shut(10:18)
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) About 40,000 doctors, paramedics and nurses began a day-long strike on Monday in state-run and private hospitals across Karnataka in support of their West Bengal colleagues, seeking safety, security and protection at work, an official said.
- Lucknow doctors go on 24-hour strike(09:22)
Lucknow, June 17 (IANS) Health care services in the Uttar Pradesh capital were largely crippled on Monday as over 10,000 doctors proceeded on strike in support of their counterparts in West Bengal.
- Doctors on strike in Kerala(08:34)
Thiruvananthapuram, June 17 (IANS) Doctors in Kerala from both private and state-run hospitals went on a token strike on Monday in the wake of the recent assault on their counterparts in West Bengal.
- Goa doctors to join nationwide protest on Monday(20:48)
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) Medical professionals in Goa has decided to join the Indian Medical Association's (IMA) call for a nationwide closure of non-essential medical services on June 17 to show solidarity with doctors in West Bengal and support the demand for a special legislation to make assault on doctors a non-bailable offence.
- Dip in mercury brings relief to Delhi residents (Lead)(20:08)
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Bringing relief from the prolonged spell of intense heat, the temperature in the national capital dipped substantially on Sunday, thanks to cyclone Vayu that caused rains to neighbouring states. Monday is also expected to see similar weather.
- Himachal hills offer exciting break from heat wave(17:18)
Shimla, June 16 (IANS) With showers almost on every alternate day and unlike no major water blues in the Himachal hills this time, the destinations in the state are teeming with tourists. Better facilities and a range of option from nature park to nature walk besides adventure sports is drawing a huge crowd up the slopes.
- Striking doctors ready to meet Mamata - with media present(17:08)
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) The striking doctors of West Bengal on Sunday decided to hold talks with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to immediately end the impasse but said there should be media coverage of the deliberations to avoid discrepancies.
- 4,000 kg of plastic bags seized in Punjab(16:20)
Chandigarh, June 16 (IANS) The Punjab Pollution Control Board, along with the local civic bodies, has seized nearly 4,000 kg of plastic carry bags in raids conducted to check the sale of the banned product in the state, an official said on Sunday.
- Char Dham highway threatens Corbett's memorial(15:54)
Rudraprayag, June 16 (IANS) A park and a mango tree, commemorating the legacy of hunter-turned-conservationist Jim Corbett in this part of Uttarakhand, are facing an existential threat due to the Rs 12,000 crore all-weather Char Dham highway project.
- Contaminated water forces UP family to seek PM's nod to end life (Lead)(12:30)
Hathras, June 16 (IANS) Contaminated water in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras is pushing residents to the wall. Unable to get clean drinking water for themselves, a father and his three daughters have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his permission to end their lives.
- Asthma patients skipping doses owing to high cost: Study(11:02)
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) Out-of-pocket costs are preventing many people from taking vital asthma medication, says a new study, calling for urgent interventions to promote discussions between patients and doctors about the cost of medicines to treat asthma.
- Wearable devices to help people with mobility issues walk(11:02)
London, June 16 (IANS) Researchers in the UK are working on a project that would develop soft, wearable rehabilitative devices to help the elderly and disabled people walk and move from sitting to a standing position in comfort and safety.
- Rain in Delhi brings respite from intense heat(10:18)
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Light rainfall on Sunday brought respite from the intense heat in the national capital, with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius, the season's average.
- Heatwave kills 45 in Bihar in 24 hours(10:16)
Patna, June 16 (IANS) Severe heatwave left at least 45 people dead and more than 100 hospitalised in the past 24 hours in Bihar, officials said on Sunday. Deaths due to the heatwave were reported from Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada districts.