`Exempt Tamil Nadu from medical entrance exams: Jayalalithaa

Chennai : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa urged the central government to take necessary measures ensuring that the state continues with the existing system of admission to medical and dental colleges.

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, text of which was released to the media here on Wednesay, she thanked him for promulgation of the ordinance providing for exemption from the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for the 2016-17 academic year.

She said the Ordinance would temporarily address the ssue for the current year.

Karnataka governor concerned over expensive medical education

Ahmedabad : Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, who served for 20 years as finance minister in the Keshubhai Patel and the Narendra Modi governments in Gujarat, on Monday rued high donations had become the order of the day in the medical education system in Gujarat and the country.

Vala, who was the speaker of the state assembly when he was shifted to Bengaluru as the governor after Modi took over as prime minister, castigated the administrative machinery over huge donations demanded by the private medical colleges in the state and other parts of the country.

Your daily bread may lead to cancer: CSE study

New Delhi : The pre-packaged bread may be a silent killer as it is laced with chemicals suspected to cause cancer, a new study has warned.

Most of the breads made by the Indian companies are found to contain potassium bromate and potassium iodate -- chemicals banned in many countries for their adverse effects on human health, a study conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said.

Potassium bromate is a powerful oxidizing agent, use of which makes bread fluffy, soft and gives it a good finish.

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital to open Ayurvedic centre in China

New Delhi : Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for opening an Ayurvedic centre in China.

According to a statement issued by the hospital on Monday, the collaboration will take place with Yogame, a Chinese company, and the Ayurvedic centre will be opened in Kunming -- the largest city in Yunnan province of Southwest China.

Commercially available breads contain hazardous chemicals: CSE

New Delhi : Most of the breads made by Indian companies are laced with chemicals such as potassium bromate or iodate that damage human health, a study conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has suggested.

The study, conducted by CSE's pollution monitoring laboratory, said Indian bread manufacturers use potassium bromate and potassium iodate for treating flour.

बिहार बना नशाखोरों का नर्क, शराब के बाद गुटखे-पान मसाले पर पाबंदी

फहमिना हुसैन,

पटना: बिहार में नीतिश सरकार द्वारा लिए जा रहे कदमों को देखते हुए लग रहा है कि राज्य सरकार किसी भी सूरत में अपने मतदाताओं को खफ़ा नहीं करना चाह रही है. शराब पर पूरी पाबंदी के बाद बिहार सरकार ने अब गुटखे व पान मसालों पर लगे प्रतिबन्ध को एक साल के लिए बढ़ा दिया है.

Three Indian students selected for International Astronomy Olympiad

Kolkata : Three students from the states of Telangana, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra have been selected to represent India in the International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO) in Bulgaria later this year, the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) announced on Friday.

The three students are Mulinti Shaik Wajid from Sri Chaitanya IPL Olympiad School, Hyderabad, Harshit Khandelwal from Bhavan's Prominent International School, Indore, and Prashant Abhijit Gokhale from R.N. Podar School, Mumbai.

Nadda lays foundation of three medical colleges in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu/Srinagar : Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda Sunday laid foundation stones of three medical colleges in Jammu and Kashmir - one in the Jammu region and two in the Kashmir Valley.

Each medical college will have 100 MBBS seats and a 300-bedded affiliated hospital facility. Each will entail a cost of Rs.189 crore.

One will be built in Rajouri district of Jammu region while the other two will be built in Anantnag in south Kashmir and Baramulla in north Kashmir.

Boy got HIV from blood given in Assam hospital: Parents

Guwahati : A poor couple has claimed that their three-year-old son acquired human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection from blood transfusion at state-run Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here.

GMCH Superintendent A.K. Bezbaruah admitted that the boy had tested HIV-positive, but said it was difficult to say immediately as to how the boy contracted the infection.

"We have formed a five-member committee today (Tuesday) to look into all aspects of the boy's treatment and will try to find out if there was any lacuna on GMCH's part."

Centre seeks SC's nod to hold NEET in 6 regional languages

New Delhi : The Supreme Court may consider the central government's plea to hold the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) in Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Assamese, Bengali and Gujarati, besides English and Hindi.

AN apex court bench comprising Justice Anil R. Dave and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said they will consult Justice Shiva Kirti Singh as Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar sought the court's clarification as to whether the phase two of NEET could not be held in six languages other than English and Hindi.