HEALTH

No decision yet on online sale of medicines: Govt

Health Ministry today clarified that it has not taken any decision to allow online sale of medicines. Clarification came after at a telephonic conversation, Union Health Minister J P Nadda had with the President of the All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists, regarding their call for countrywide strike tomorrow against the alleged efforts to … Continue reading No decision yet on online sale of medicines: Govt

World Mental Health Day observed

Today is World Mental Health Day. This day is observed on 10th of October every year to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilise efforts in support of those suffering from mental illness. Dignity in Mental Health has been selected as the theme this year, in an effort to end stigma … Continue reading World Mental Health Day observed

Delhi LG launches 66th State Level TB Seal Sale Campaign

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung today launched the 66th State Level TB Seal Sale Campaign of the Delhi Tuberculosis Association at Raj Niwas. He appealed to the citizens of Delhi to come forward and join the campaign for prevention and control of tuberculosis and make liberal contributions to the Delhi Tuberculosis Association’s campaign. Mr Jung … Continue reading Delhi LG launches 66th State Level TB Seal Sale Campaign

Delhi Health Minister asks health authorities to ensure free vaccination of Swine Flu

AMN / Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain has asked health authorities to ensure free and mandatory vaccination of health care providers and high-risk groups for prevention of H1N1 Influenza virus also known as Swine Flu. Mr Jain Thursday reviewed the preparedness about the H1N1 virus with the concerned stakeholders and issued directions in this regard. … Continue reading Delhi Health Minister asks health authorities to ensure free vaccination of Swine Flu

HC restrains Glenmark from doing anti-diabetes drugs business

Delhi High Court today restrained Indian firm Glenmark Pharmaceuticals from manufacturing and selling its anti-diabetes drugs Zita and Zita-Met, saying it has infringed patent of the American drug major Merck Sharp and Dohme. The American firm had sought injunction against Glenmark alleging that the Indian pharma company had violated its IPR over its anti-diabetes medicines, … Continue reading HC restrains Glenmark from doing anti-diabetes drugs business

Health Minister launch 2nd phase of Mission Indradhanush

AMN / Union Health Minister J P Nadda today launched the second phase of Mission Indradhanush to achieve full immunisation of children below two years. However, the week-long programme will be implemented from Wednesday in 352 districts of the country. The objective of the Mission is to fully immunise those children who are either unvaccinated … Continue reading Health Minister launch 2nd phase of Mission Indradhanush

12.5% food items contain unapproved pesticides

The government has found residues of pesticides in vegetables, fruits, milk and other food items collected from various retail and wholesale outlets across the country. According to the report released by Agriculture Ministry, over 20 thousand samples had been collected and residues of pesticides were detected in 18.7 per cent of the samples, while residues … Continue reading 12.5% food items contain unapproved pesticides

AIIMS initiates action against 5 doctors for dengue death

AMN / All India Institute of Medical Science, AIIMS has initiated disciplinary action against five doctors after an internal probe panel held them guilty of lapses in treatment of a dengue patient, who died at the hospital around a month back. AIIMS had appointed a committee after family members of Bharat Agaria alleged that he … Continue reading AIIMS initiates action against 5 doctors for dengue death

Tobacco products: Bigger pictorial health warning from April 1, 2017

Pictorial health warning on packages of tobacco products will become bigger from April 1 next year. A notification to this effect issued by the Health Ministry yesterday, said, that all tobacco products would carry warnings covering 85 per cent of the package area, up from 40 per cent at present. This came a day before … Continue reading Tobacco products: Bigger pictorial health warning from April 1, 2017

India’s National Health Profile released

AMN / Union Health Ministry today released the National Health Profile, which provides comprehensive information related to health sector. The NHP focuses on key information regarding the nation’s overall health status, financing, infrastructure and human resources in health. Speaking at the launch of the National Health Profile in New Delhi, Health Minister J P Nadda … Continue reading India’s National Health Profile released

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ELECTIONS

Ashok Lavasa letter Creates Unrest in Election Commission

CEC Sunil Arora denies internal rifts over MCC   By a Correspondent / New Delhi Election Commiss ...

Voting underway for the last phase of Lok Sabha elections

AMN / WEB DESK Polling has begun for the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections. Voting, which began ...

Election Commission takes exception to media reports on its functioning

AGENCIES / NEW DELHI The Election Commission has taken a serious exception to media reports about its interna ...

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SPORTS

Hockey: Australia defeat India 5-2 for their second successive win

India suffered their second successive defeat as they lost to host Australia 2-5 in their fifth and final matc ...

Boxing: Shiva Thapa hopeful of golden finish at India Open

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Olympian Shiva Thapa on Friday exuded the confidence of a golden finish in the ...

Rashid Khan fires superb final round of 66, bags second title of the season

Chandigarh Delhi’s Rashid Khan fired awesome final round of six-under-66 to register a two-shot victory at ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

  The 66th National Film Awards will be declared after General Elections, 2019. In a statement, Informat ...

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

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ART & CULTURE

Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s premier literary body, the Sahitya Akademi, which gives huge awards, p ...

Noted Urdu writer Jamil Jalibi is no more

  Author of the seminal history of Urdu literature, editor of one and founder of another eminent literar ...