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  • Rabindra Bharati to confer honorary doctorate on Gulzar 7 hours 24 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Eminent lyricist Gulzar and noted cartoonist Narayan Debnath will be conferred the honorary 'Doctor of Letters' by Rabindra Bharati University (RBU) at its 40th annual convocation on May 8, it was announced on Monday. Social scientist Dipankar Gupta will be the chief guest and West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi, who...
  • Proposal to raise retirement age of AIIMS faculty put on hold April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Decision on a proposal to increase the retirement age of AIIMS director and teaching faculty from 65 to 70 years has been deferred for a second time following opposition from several quarters. The proposal was discussed at the Governing Body meeting held recently. "It was turned down following...
  • Citizen Journalist Healthcare Special April 15, 2015

    Highlighting the crumbling state of medical infrastructure of the country. This Citizen Journalist Show focuses on the failing healthcare system in the country. @meghamamgain, @tweetyvandy , @akanshapradeep, @runjhunsharmas Video Editor: Narendra Kumar ...
  • Wrong medication claims life April 15, 2015

    Fighting for justice for his 10 year old daughter who passed away due to alleged medical negligence Pramod kumar is using the Citizen Journalist platform to highlight his story. Runjhun Sharma helped Pramod file this Citizen Journalist report. ...
  • Mika Singh slapgate controversy: Slapped the doctor for swearing and misbehaving with the ladies April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Singer Mika Singh, who was booked for slapping a doctor at his concert, has finally given a statement on why he slapped him. According to the singer, he politely asked the doctor to give some space to the ladies and children around, so that they too could...
  • Thanks Deepika for bringing mental health issues out of the closet April 7, 2015

    Dr H Sudarshan Ballal, Medical Director & Chairman - Medical Advisory Board, Manipal Health Enterprises I had great admiration for Ms Deepika Padukone as an actor and that has now transformed into tremendous respect and admiration for her as a human being for the courage and guts she has displayed...
  • Alabama lawmaker pushes repeal of law named after his dead patient April 3, 2015

    An Alabama doctor-turned-lawmaker is seeking to overturn a state law named for one of his patients, whose death 16 years earlier triggered legislation requiring insurers to pay for minimum post-pregnancy hospital stays, records show. "Rose's Law," named after 36-year-old Rose Church, who died of a heart attack 10 days after giving...
  • Amitabh Bachchan gets Honorary Doctorate from Egypt's Academy of Arts April 2, 2015

    Cairo: Amitabh Bachchan, who is on a three-day trip here, received an Honorary Doctorate from the prestigious Egyptian Academy of Arts for his contribution to cinema. Big B, 72, said the Doctorate signifies that Indian cinema and its various techniques have gone beyond Indian shores. "Culture is the soft power of...
  • Stethoscopes & AK-47s: Pakistan doctors live with daily threats by Taliban March 25, 2015

    Peshawar: When Pakistani doctor Mehmood Jafri gets ready for work in the morning, the first thing he does is put his AK-47 in the car. Then, after briefing the armed guards at his home, he sets off for the hospital where he works in the troubled northwestern city of Peshawar...
  • Kejriwal's health improved but not allowed to meet outsiders says his doctor March 12, 2015

    Kejriwal's doctor has said that the condition of Kejriwal has improved drastically including his sugar levels which have come down to 180 from 300. The doctor has also said that his cough has improved. Kejriwal will not be meeting any outsiders and will return to Delhi on Monday. ...
  • Watch: 'Let's Talk Health' promo March 10, 2015

    'Let's Talk Health' is a new series on CNN-IBN. Each episode talks about how to beat the disease in question with the right diet and exercise, and also demonstrates how relevant technology helps in fighting the disease. The series brings the country's biggest specialist doctors and experts on one platform...
  • RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani conferred Doctor of Science by ICT February 18, 2015

    RIL Chairman Shri Mukesh D Ambani has been conferred the Doctor of Science by his alma mater Institute of Chemical Technology. Mukesh Ambani, who completed B Tech in Chemical Engineering from ICT in 1979, shared the honour with world renowned Prof Goerge Whitesides. Accepting the honour on Monday in Mumbai, Mukesh...
  • Twitter can help doctors understand patients better: Study February 15, 2015

    Toronto: Using Twitter can help physicians answer health queries from their patients in a better way, say researchers from University of British Columbia (UBC). The study found that more and more health care professionals are embracing social media. This challenges common opinion that physicians are reluctant to jump on the social media...
  • VVS Laxman awarded honorary doctorate February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Former cricketer VVS Laxman was awarded an honorary doctorate at the seventh convocation ceremony of TERI University here on Wednesday. Three others also received the honour -- former president of East Timor José Manuel Ramos-Horta, Unilever CEO Paul Polman, and Hitachi chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi. Accepting the doctorate, Laxman said: "I...
  • Pakistan: Hindu doctor released after 2 months in captivity February 2, 2015

    Islamabad: A Pakistani Hindu doctor who was abducted two months ago in the volatile Balochistan province, has been released after payment of a hefty Rs 15 million ransom, police said on Monday. Dr Manoj Kumar was abducted on December 2 from the provincial capital Quetta and set free in the...
  • Two doctors under scanner for botched-up sterilisation surgeries in Jharkhand January 11, 2015

    Ranchi: In yet another case of botched-up sterlisation camp, two surgeons from Chatra district of Jharkhand are under the scanner for conducting operations on 43 women using torchlight. In November 2014, 14 women had died in 83 botched-up sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. The doctors were conducting surgeries at a government...
  • 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch to star in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' December 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch has officially been cast in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'. Marvel Studios confirmed Cumberbatch's casting as the Sorcerer Supreme, following months of speculation, reported Deadline. "Stephen Strange's story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity. In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such...
  • Need to be careful about the spread of ebola in India: Doctors November 19, 2014

    Since, ebola virus can continue to stay for 90 days, the patient should be isolated for 90 days. According to government officials, a three member team has been constituted to inspect all airports to identify the gaps. It will include officials from the ministries of Health, Civil Aviation and Immigration....
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 18, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 18, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Centre lowers upper age limit for attempting the civil services exam November 18, 2014

    The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday lowered the upper age limit for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants. According to a government notification, the upper age limit for general category will be 26, down from 30, for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) 28 from 33 and for Scheduled Caste (SC) and...
  • After anonymous complain alleges bribery by pharma companies, MCI summons 300 doctors November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In one of the biggest exposes of the unholy nexus between doctors and pharmaceutical companies, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has summoned about 300 doctors from across the country to depose on an anonymous complaint that they had been bribed by a pharmaceutical firm. According to a complaint,...
  • MCI probes nexus between doctors, pharma companies: Reactions from across the nation November 18, 2014

    The Medical Council of India has ordered a probe after allegations surfaced that a Gujarat based firm had bribed doctors. CNN-IBN takes views of people from across the country. ...
  • MCI summons over 300 doctors for allegedly receiving bribes from a pharma firm November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has summoned over 300 doctors to question them on an anonymous complaint that they had been bribed by a pharmaceutical firm. Reacting to the complaint, the MCI has said that it has already questioned 166 doctors. The probe is at an initial stage...
  • Bilaspur medical tragedy: Doctor arrested for botch-up November 13, 2014

    In connection with the Bilaspur tragedy, the doctor who conducted these back to back surgeries has been arrested, but the haphazard way in which India is going about its family planning program has now been exposed. 14 women have lost their lives after laparoscopic sterilisation surgeries were conducted at a...
  • Bilaspur tragedy: I am not the only one responsible, says arrested doctor November 13, 2014

    Dr RK Gupta, who conducted 83 laparoscopic surgeries in Bilaspur has been arrested. "Whatever charges are framed against me are false, I am being targeted. I am a government servant and I only follow orders given to me by the CMO and BMO," said Gupta. ...
  • Kerala neurologist Dr Shyam VK takes health care to his patients' home November 10, 2014

    Kollam: Dr Shyam VK, a neurologist from Kollam in Kerala leads the way in health care sector. After finishing his rounds on a hectic day, he visits bed-ridden patients at their homes. The ESI super specialty hospital in Kollam where he works allows him to do house visits every Saturday. One...
  • Patients face trouble as doctors of MBS hospital go on strike November 1, 2014

    Kota : Thousands of patients who visited Maharao Bheem Singh (MBS) hospital in the city faced discomfort with the doctors going on strike against alleged manhandling of a doctor and nurse by a patient's relatives. The resident doctors of the hospital went on strike after the relatives of a patient who...
  • Karnataka: 2,600 doctors resume duty after quitting in protest October 28, 2014

    Bangalore: About 2,600 doctors including specialists, working in state-run hospitals across Karnataka, resumed duty on Tuesday a day after they resigned in protest over the state government's failure to fulfill their demands, including of wage disparity. "All striking doctors are back on duty as we do not want patients to suffer...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch to play title role in 'Doctor Strange'? October 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Sherlock Holmes' star Benedict Cumberbatch is reportedly Marvel's choice to play superhero 'Doctor Strange'. The film centres on a former neurosurgeon who serves as the Sorcerer Supreme, the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats, said The Hollywood Reporter. Stars like Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, Justin...