DENTAL

  • Harsh Vardhan wants medical, dental councils transformed September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday promised a "radical" transformation in regulatory bodies like the medical and the dental councils of India. Addressing a press conference on the 100 days' working of the health ministry, he said: "We want to take transparency to the highest level. About medical and...
  • First of its kind online data base for dental care September 14, 2014

    Greater Noida: Information related to data on oral health can now be accessed on a first of its kind online data base for dental care, a release said on Saturday. Launched by the FDI World Dental Federation, a leading international organisation representing the dental profession, 'Data Hub for Global Oral Health'...
  • Oral health a major threat to public health, says President September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Underlining that oral diseases pose a major threat to public health, President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said that they have become leading health problems resulting from tobacco use, alcohol and changing life style. Inaugurating the FDI Annual World Dental Congress hosted by the Indian Dental Association at Greater...
  • Centre seeks land in Delhi for dental institute on AIIMS model July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has sought land from Delhi government to set up the first AllIndia Institute of Dental Medicine and Research in the national capital on the lines of the premier AIIMS. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has written to Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung seeking 20 acres of land...
  • Dental college student commits suicide by hanging self May 2, 2014

    A 21yearold girl student of a private dental college here allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence, police said on Friday. Promila, a third year student of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) at a leading private college in Siyani Gate area, was apparently upset over alleged harassment by her...
  • DCI member colludes with ex-college head to get it derecognised February 25, 2014

    Coimbatore: A year after the former chairman of Tamil Nadu Dental Council Dr Gunaseelan was caught accepting bribes from dental colleges for increasing the number of seats, all is not well with the top medical body of India. The trail of shame still continues. CNN-IBN has accessed a report of the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 24, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Big blow to Lalu Prasad, alliance with LJP in doldrums February 24, 2014

    Even as reports of a split in the Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar surfaced with 13 of its MLAs quitting the party, six of them denied having ditched Lalu Prasad. On the other hand, Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party has decided to cement alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party. ...
  • CBI nails Dental Council member in a conspiracy against a TN college February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Dental Council of India is in the eye of a storm yet again. A Central Bureau of Investigation report states that a member of the DCI colluded with a former principal of a Tamil Nadu college to derecognise it. The CBI report raises questions on the role...
  • News briefs: Theatre artists hold rally in Patna, plan street plays to press for their demand July 26, 2013

    Various artists of theatre groups of the state capital on Friday held a torch rally from Kalidas Rangalay to Multipurpose Cultural Complex in support of their demands. The artists have been protesting in front of the Premchand Rangshala since July 17 demanding removal of Vibha Sinha from the Sangeet Natak Academy. Artists...
  • SC to give final verdict on medical eligibility and entrance examination today July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday is expected to deliver its final verdict on the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) which will decide the process for admissions into all medical and dental courses. In an interim order passed in May this year, the apex court had directed the Medical...
  • SC verdict on NEET quite unexpected, say medical aspirants May 13, 2013

    The Supreme Court has ruled that there will be no single entrance exam for PG medical and dental colleges this year. States which didn't conduct their own exams will follow the NEET results, but they are not binding on all states. ...
  • SC tells medical colleges to declare results; NEET voluntary for now May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed medical colleges to declare all pending Post Graduate results, which were stayed by the December 13, 2012, order. However, this is only an interim arrangement for this year and a final judgement will be delivered by the Supreme Court in the first week...
  • SC verdict on NEET today, 90,000 medical aspirants wait and watch May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Monday decide the fate of 90,000 medical aspirants after it takes a decision on National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) or the common entrance test for MBBS, Dental and PG medical courses. This comes more than a month after a CNNIBN sting operation...
  • Dental Council meet begins amid graft allegations February 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Dental Council of India is holding its general body meeting in the national capital on Saturday amidst allegations of large scale corruption. The meeting comes weeks after Chairman of Tamil Nadu Dental Council Dr Gunaseelan was sacked for accepting bribes from private dental colleges. Several questions have also...
  • Medical aspirants desperately await SC verdict on entrance exams February 7, 2013

    Bangalore/New Delhi: Even as the Supreme Court's verdict on National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for medical and dental courses is awaited, private colleges have started conducting their own entrance exams. Caught in the middle of the Centre versus state tussle are thousands of students who have no idea what the...
  • Dental Council mess: Health Minister maintains a deafening silence February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: It couldn't get more embarrassing for the chairman of the Dental Council, Dr Dibyendu Majumdar. It all began first with the CBI arresting Dr Gunaseelan, Chairman of Tamil Nadu Dental Council, caught along with his aide, Dr Murugesan, with large amounts of cash. Their crime accepting bribes...
  • Dental Council executive committee member resigns February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Days after CNNIBN aired stories of rampant corruption in the Dental Council of India, another Dental Council executive committee member has resigned. Jammu and Kashmir's nominee to the Dental Council Riyaz Faruq has quit. Dr Faruq told CNNIBN that he was stepping down as he wasn't aware of what...
  • Dental Council of India: The history of controversies February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: In a fresh twist to the Dental Council scam, letters written by the members of Dental Council of India (DCI), accessed exclusively by CNNIBN, have raised serious questions against the present Chairman of the Council, Dr Dibyendu Majumdar. This is clearly not the first time when the Dental...
  • Can Dental Council members indulge in corruption without support from top? February 1, 2013

    Dr Dibyendu Majumdar, chairman of the Dental Council of India, has denied allegations of corruption against him inthe Dental Council scam. Dr Usha Mohandas, who is the Former Member of the Dental Council of India and Founder President Dentists Against Corruption in Dental Education asked, "When you are heading the...
  • Will step down if corruption charges proved: DCI Chairman February 1, 2013

    In a fresh twist to the Dental Council scam, letters written by the members of Dental Council of India (DCI), accessed exclusively by CNNIBN, have raised serious questions against the present Chairman of the Council, Dr Dibyendu Majumdar. "I will step down if any corruption case can be proven against...
  • DCI members' letters raise questions against Chairman February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: In a fresh twist to the Dental Council scam, letters written by the members of Dental Council of India (DCI), accessed exclusively by CNNIBN, have raised serious questions against the present Chairman of the Council, Dr Dibyendu Majumdar. In one of the letters, written by a member of...
  • CBI raids Dental Council members at 8 places across India January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday conducted raids on Dental Council of India members at eight places across the country. The raids were conducted in Hyderabad, Chennai, Mangalore and Bangalore among other places. The CBI had recently taken into custody Tamil Nadu Dental Council Chairman Dr R Gunaseelan...
  • Will act against those guilty in dental scam: Dr Gunaseelan January 18, 2013

    The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday summoned state dental council president Dr Gunaseelan Rajan in the case relating to alleged bribe taken by a dental council member for granting approval to a private dental college in Tamil Nadu to start a postgraduate course. Dr Gunaseelan however claimed that his...
  • Dental college scam: CBI summons TN Dental Council President January 18, 2013

    Chennai: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday summoned state dental council president Dr Gunaseelan Rajan in the case relating to alleged bribe taken by a dental council member for granting approval to a private dental college in Tamil Nadu to start a postgraduate course. The CBI had on Sunday...
  • TN: CBI raids residence of state dental council chief January 13, 2013

    Chennai: CBI on Sunday conducted a raid at the residence of a dentist here in connection with the case relating to alleged bribe taken by a dental council member for granting approval to a private dental college in Tamil Nadu to start a postgraduate course. The raid was conducted at the...
  • DCI member caught taking bribe from college staff January 8, 2013

    Chennai: A member of the Dental Council of India has been arrested redhanded for taking bribe by the Central Bureau of Investigation. DCI member Dr Murugesan was arrested when he was taking the bribe of Rs 25 lakh from Dr Rambhadran, administrative officer of a dental college. The CBI has registered...
  • Vitamin D may prevent tooth decay: Study November 28, 2012

    Washington: Vitamin D is associated with a 50 per cent reduction in tooth decay, according to new research. The new review of studies of children in several countries highlighted the potential role for vitamin D in helping to prevent tooth decay or dental caries. The review, published in the journal...
  • Bangalore: Dental course costs NRI dear August 2, 2012

    Bangalore: What was meant be a learning opportunity for a nonresident Indian (NRI) student turned out to be an expensive lesson for her as the lackadaisical attitude of a citybased dental college has resulted in the student losing an academic year. The college, which failed to get her the necessary...
  • T'puram: Dental students launch hunger strike January 10, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Dental students have begun an indefinite hunger strike in front of the Government Dental College here. This is in protest against the indifference of the State Government to their demands regarding equalising their stipends with that of medical students. "During the last governments term, the stipend of the medical...