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Neglecting healthcare will negatively impact India's economy: Vice President Ansari

Updated: Nov 12, 2016 13:42 IST      
Neglecting healthcare will negatively impact India's economy: Vice President Ansari

New Delhi [India], Nov. 12 (ANI): Asserting that the neglect of healthcare will have a negative impact on India's economy combined with rising population, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday stated that the sovereignty of the nation cannot be ensured unless India has a healthy population.

Addressing the 20th Anniversary Celebrations of CanSupport, an NGO providing palliative care for cancer patients, Ansari said that with more than 1,300 persons succumbing to cancer every day, it has become one of the major causes of deaths India.

The Vice President further said that despite improvements in access to health care, inequalities related to socioeconomic status, geography, and gender continue to remain, and are being compounded by high out-of-pocket expenditures, with more than three-quarters of the increasing financial burden of health care being met by households.

Stating that the lack of sufficient public allocations has resulted in huge demand-supply gaps in cancer detection, treatment and care requirements, he emphasised that responding to palliative care needs of cancer patients requires not only the medical and nursing needs of the person affected but also the patient's emotional and spiritual distress and support for the caregivers.

"For us, health is an issue of national security. We cannot protect the sovereignty of the nation, or ensure sustainable development unless we have a healthy population. We cannot aspire to be a world power when millions do not have access to affordable health care," Ansari said. (ANI)

Rijiju unveils world's first philosophical novel on God in Delhi

Updated: May 23, 2017 10:41 IST      By: Vangamla Salle K S

New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): For over the centuries, the world has produced many writers, authors and literatuate, who had penned down their thoughts and ideas of life, history, reality, surreal, and many others. However, it is rare to have a curator or an originator penning down a philosophical novel for God.

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New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): A huge cache of arms and ammunition has been recovered from the four terrorists, who were gunned down in Jammu and Kashmir's Naugam sector.

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Sonia Gandhi condemns 'ghastly' Manchester terror attack

Updated: May 23, 2017 10:41 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): Expressing shock and sadness on the ghastly terror attack in Manchester Arena, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said the entire world community must stand together as one to combat the menace of terrorism.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), May 23 (ANI): Ahead of her visit to the trouble-torn area of Saharanpur and meet the Dalit community, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati who asserted today that her request to visit the area in a helicopter was turned down by the city's District Magistrate.

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Two-day 'Startup India Summit' begins in UAE today

Updated: May 23, 2017 10:00 IST     

New Delhi [India], May. 23 (ANI): A two day "Startup India Summit" will begin in Abu Dhabi, UAE, today. This is the first "Start Up Summit" being held in the UAE by the Consul General of India (CGI) in Dubai and Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi in partnership with iSPIRIT, a nonprofit think tank and supported by TiE, Dubai.

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New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday condemned the explosion that took place in Manchester on Monday night leaving 19 dead.

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Kolkata (West Bengal), May 23 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has castigated the violence by police officials in Kolkata yesterday, and has demanded for a fair judicial inquiry into the brutal attack.

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New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday condemned the suspected terror attack at Manchester, England in which 19 people lost their lives and over 50 others got injured.

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New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): Condemning Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal's tweet, where he took a jibe at noted writer Arundhati Roy, the Congress Party on Tuesday said it clearly demonstrates the 'dictatorial mentality' of the actor and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): Sacked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra on Tuesday warned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to divulge the information in connection with foreign funding of the parties and overseas trip of its leaders.

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New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): Hours before Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati's visit to the trouble-torn area of Saharanpur and meet the Dalit community, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday advised the former chief minister to shun caste politics and help the Yogi Adityanath-led government to maintain peace and harmony in the state.

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Gujarat: PM Modi to inaugurate African bank meet today

Updated: May 23, 2017 08:25 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): In a bid to strengthen economic ties with Africa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday will inaugurate the annual meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Gujarat.

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New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condemned the suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena in which 19 people lost their lives and more than 50 others got injured.

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Swamy defends Paresh Rawal's tweet on Arundhati Roy

Updated: May 23, 2017 06:57 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): Supporting Bollywood actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Paresh Rawal's controversial tweet where the latter took a jibe at noted writer Arundhati Roy, party leader Subramanian Swamy has said that the stone pelters would love to hit a woman who "is not loyal to her own country."

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Imphal (Manipur) [India], May 23 (ANI): Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh announced an economic package of Rs. 202 crore for Senapati district to take up different developmental works in the district.

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Bengaluru/Mumbai (Karnataka/Maharashtra) [India], May 23 (ANI): Reacting to Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal's furore tweet, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shaina NC on Tuesday said to drag any woman into this controversy irrespective of her ideology needs to be think over again.

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AIMPLB's u-turn on Triple Talaq victory for Muslim women: BJP

Updated: May 23, 2017 06:04 IST     

New Delhi/Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 23 (ANI): Expressing contentment over the affidavit submitted by the All Indian Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) in the Supreme Court, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said the board has realised its mistake and has thus taken a u-turn.

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New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): While hoping for a positive change following an affidavit submitted by the All Indian Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) stating to advise brides and grooms not to resort to triple talaq in one sitting, the Congress Party on Tuesday said it signifies the board's realisation to take some action in regard to the issue.

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Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India], May 23 (ANI): Defence experts on Tuesday applauded the move of the Indian Army to award Major Gogoi, adding that no security personnel would have adopted such non-violent measure in order to save so many lives.

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New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): The Delhi High Court will on Tuesday begin hearing in the fresh defamation case filed by Union Minister Arun Jaitley against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, after the latter's counsel Ram Jethmalani confirmed that Jaitley was called a 'crook' after being instructed by his client to do so.

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