• ‘India has more specialists than general practitioners’
    10:08 AM

    New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Indians need general physicians to address a majority of their health problems but the country has more specialists than basic MBBS doctors, experts feel. For a country which produces an average of 50,000 MBBS doctors each year, a majority 30,000 opt for speciality or super-speciality

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  • Libyan Islamist militias fight retired general
    9:58 PM

    Tripoli, Oct 27 (IANS/EFE) Fighting in eastern Libya continues between Islamist militias and troops of retired General Khalifa Hafter, who launched an offensive to regain control of the city of Benghazi 12 days ago. Fierce fighting between both sides has claimed the lives of at least 112 people since then,

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  • MNS general secretary Pravin Darekar quits
    10:34 PM

    Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) The beleaguered Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, routed in the assembly elections, faced another crisis Wednesday when its general secretary Pravin Darekar suddenly quit, party sources said. Darekar met party president Raj Thackeray and handed over his resignation. Thackeray’s decision on Darekar’s resignation letter was not yet known.

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  • Mozambicans vote in general elections amid possible low turnout
    7:08 AM

    Maputo, Oct 16 (IANS) Mozambicans went to the general elections Wednesday to elect their fourth president since its independence in 1975, as well as members of parliament and provincial assemblies. The presidential race will largely be a showdown among former Defence Minister Filipe Nyusi, of the ruling Frelimo party, Afonso

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  • Rape bid on child triggers tension in Ghaziabad
    5:48 PM

    Ghaziabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Tension gripped Loni area here Monday after a nine-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a 60-year-old man, who belongs to a minority community, police said.Police and para-military forces, including Rapid Action Force (RAF) troopers, were deployed in the troubled area. Police said Sher Mohammad abducted the child to

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  • Modi must adopt painful reforms to push growth: Chinese daily
    5:38 PM

    Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) To maintain high growth rate in India in a sustainable way, Prime Minister Narendra Modi must adopt some painful reforms, such as the removal of wasteful subsidies to free up resources, a public policy expert said.Kishore Mahbubani said in an article in the Global Times Monday that

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  • Don’t need police to guard a pomegranate tree, rules court
    5:32 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Children plucking pomegranates from someone else’s tree does not constitute a threat to public peace, a court here has ruled and quashed a magisterial court’s order for security deployment.Trashing the lower court’s order, the special CBI court of Judge Praveen Kumar here has observed that law

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  • ‘Blackmailing’ activists targetting VIPs, high court judge: Goa CM
    4:34 PM

    Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) Some activists with “highly questionable” motives are “blackmailing and witch-hunting” people in high places and are levelling false allegations against a high court judge, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the Goa legislative assembly Monday.Parrikar was speaking in response to a Calling Attention Motion moved by Congress MLA

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  • Chris Brown, Karrueche Tran reunite
    4:26 PM

    Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran have fuelled speculation they are back together after being recently pictured getting affectionate.The on-and-off couple – who were believed to have ended their three-year relationship for good earlier this month – were spotted together at a charity football game here

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  • ‘Women seeking anti-ageing therapy to treat menopausal symptoms’
    4:26 PM

    New York, Aug 18 (IANS) More US women are seeking hormonal treatments for menopausal symptoms from anti-ageing clinicians, feeling that conventional doctors do not take their suffering seriously, according to a new study.Some women also feared the harmful side effects from conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) which had shown increased risks

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  • Men viewed favourably when seeking work-life balance
    4:24 PM

    New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Flexible work arrangements are often sought to maintain work-life balance. If we believe a study, these arrangements may exacerbate discrimination based on parental status and gender.Researchers analysed the reactions both men and women received while making flexible work requests – meaning that they either asked to

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