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President Pranab Mukherjee Pitches for More Healthcare Budget

India’s President Pranab Mukherjee called for more budget for a healthcare system, which is universally accessible, affordable and effective, as it is “crucial for a developing country like India.” Inaugurating the Mid-Term Meet 2015 of the National Interventional Council of the Cardiological Society of India on Saturday in New Delhi, the President, who was also finance minister in several Congress ...

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CNR Rao rues lack of scientific infrastructure in India

Eminent scientist C.N.R. Rao has rued the lack of basic infrastructure for science in India saying the quality of education in India needs to be considerably improved. Delivering a public lecture on “Celebration of Science” at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi on Wednesday, the Bharat Ratna-awardee lamented that India lacked behind considerably in the world of science. “No academic institution in ...

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Indian Medical body to open 1,700 clinics to educate adolescents

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) said 1,700 adolescent clinics in the country will be opened this year to educate the adolescents on lifestyle and on reproductive and mental health. Currently, two lakh children die of diarrhoea and three lakh due to pneumonia every year, which is not acceptable to the medical profession, IMA secretary general K.K. Aggrawal said on Saturday. ...

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Golden Quadrangle to Sagarmala: BJP Govt Zeroes in on Connecting Coastal Cities This Time

Last time BJP government under then Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee was instrumental in pioneering Golden Quadrangle that was aimed at connecting major cities across the country from south to north and east to west by road. Ten years after, BJP-led government under PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday unveiled a mega-project — Sagarmala — to connect all coastal cities focusing ...

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India eyes $25 Billion worth trade with Japan by 2014

India’s commerce minister Anand Sharma has stressed the need to increase the bilateral trade to $25 billion by 2014 from the current $14 billion. Speaking to a visiting Japanese delegation, he said, “The year 2011 is a watershed year in our relations as we signed the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) during my visit to Japan in February. The signing ...

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