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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)

PM Modi to flag-off first UDAN flight under RCS tomorrow

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 20:51 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the first UDAN flight under RCS on Shimla-Delhi sector tomorrow.

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New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): India has agreed to cooperate with Sri Lanka in developing world class road infrastructure in Jaffna region of Sri Lanka.

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UN Global Compact conference begins in Delhi

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 20:30 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI-Businesswire India): Today, the United Nations Global Compact kicked off its two-day event, bringing together over 300 leaders from business, finance, civil society, government and the UN in New Delhi for its regional flagship event Making Global Goals Local Business - India.

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10 Maoists killed, five injured in Sukma attack

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 20:23 IST     

Chhattisgarh (Sukma) [India], Apr 26 (ANI): As many as ten Maoists were killed and five injured in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district during a heavy exchange of fire two days ago, sources said.

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North Dinajpur (West Bengal) [India], Apr 26 (ANI): The West Bengal Police on Wednesday assured to take action against the smugglers after they received complaint from the Border Security Force (BSF) who has discovered the 100 metre tunnel between India and Bangladesh border built for cattle smuggling.

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J-K govt orders internet services suspended for a month

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 20:19 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], April 26 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday banned 22 social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for one month in the Valley in order to prevent anti-national and anti-social elements from spreading inciting messages.

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Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed new DG CRPF

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 20:10 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, a 1983 Batch of the IPS belonging to the Uttar Pradesh cadre has been appointed the new Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

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NIA arrests Nagaland Govt. officers in extortion case

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 19:39 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday arrested three Nagaland Government officers for providing substantial amount to National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN (K)) by contributing government funds to them in official capacity.

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Patna (Bihar) [India] Apr 26 (ANI): Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday lambasted Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his entire government for disrespecting six CRPF jawans of the state who were killed in Sukma enocunter and demanded an apology.

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AAP's Dilip Pandey resigns following MCD results

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 19:10 IST     

New Delhi [India] Apr 26 (ANI): As early trends pointed to a clear victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2017 MCD polls, the resignation phase has started in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as well with party convenor Dilip Pandey resigning following the election results.

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Opponents questioning EVMs, a case of sour grapes: Goyal

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 19:10 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): After Union Minister of State for Power Goyal welcomed the BJP's win in Wednesday's MCD polls and described the opposition crib against EVMs as a case of sour grapes.

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Kerala: NGT registers suo motu case over land encroachment

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 18:45 IST     

Idukki (Kerala) [India] Apr 26 (ANI): The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday registered a suo motu case over massive land encroachment in Kerala's Munnar Hills.

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Sukma attack not an ambush but a raid says CRPF

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 18:38 IST     

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], April 26 (ANI): Special Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), D. M. Awasthi on Wednesday asserted that Monday's Naxal attack on personnel of the 74th battalion of the force was not an ambush, but a raid.

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Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Apr 26 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said today sustaining and reinvigorating higher education, in India as well as in other parts of the world, has become a major challenge, especially so in public institutions.

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New Delhi [India] Apr 26 (ANI): The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired the 18th interaction through PRAGATI, the Information and communications technology (ICT) based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.

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Delhi HC raps petitioner over food quality in BSF

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 18:13 IST     

New Delhi [India] Apr 26 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Wednesday in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed over the viral video of Border Security Force (BSF) soldier Tej Bahadur Yadav alleging bad food being served to soldiers, asked the petitioner whether the former had ever raised such a complaint of bad food during his own service with the paramilitary.

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New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): India on Wednesday requested continued cooperation of the Government of Sri Lanka for humanitarian treatment of Indian fishermen, without resorting to force under any circumstances.

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Chandigarh/ New Delhi [India], April 26 (ANI): As early trends pointed to a clear victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2017 MCD polls, the mood in the Congress party and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) remained somber and belligerent.

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Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] Apr 26 (ANI): The General Officer Commanding of the the Indian Army's 15th Corps, Lieutenant General J.S. Sandhu, on Wednesday said Kashmir needs youth to participate to regain peace and harmony.

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New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): The Delhi Police Crime Branch team will visit Chennai tomorrow in connection with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) 'two leaves' symbol bribery case, sources said.

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