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West Bengal doctors withdraw strike

West Bengal doctors withdraw strike

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Updates from :  the hindu Doctors take out a protest rally in Kolkata, West Bengal.   | Photo Credit: AP In unprecedented televised meeting, Chief Minister Mamata assures them of increased security Junior doctors in West Bengal called off their strike on Monday evening ending the seven-day standoff, between them and the State government over lack of security at the workplace. The truce was achieved following a two-hour meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who assured them of improved security. Doctors in West Bengal have been protesting since Tuesday last over the assault on two junior doctors at NRS Hospital in Kolkata by the relatives of a patient who died at the hospital. Representatives from medical colleges held a meeting with Ms. Ba
Doctors’ safety: IMA calls for nationwide stir on Monday

Doctors’ safety: IMA calls for nationwide stir on Monday

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Updates from :  the Hindu : All non-essential services to be withdrawn. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) announced on Sunday evening that all non-essential services, including out-patient services, will be withdrawn for 24 hours from 6.00 a.m. on Monday across India in support of the striking junior doctors in West Bengal. Only emergency and casualty services will be offered, it said. For talks in ‘public’ The protesting junior doctors, who have been demanding better security following an assault on duty doctors on June 10 at the NRSMCH in Kolkata, agreed to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. However, they said the meeting would have to be “in the full view of the media” and not “behind closed doors”. Till late in the evening, the Chief Minister’s Office, had not announc
Congress needs a major surgery: Moily

Congress needs a major surgery: Moily

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Updates from :  the Hindu : ‘Rahul should carry out complete overhaul of party and quell internal bickering’ Asserting that the Congress needs a “major surgery” in the wake of the Lok Sabha poll debacle, senior leader M. Veerappa Moily said Rahul Gandhi must carry out a complete overhaul of the party by holding elections at every level and quell internal bickering with an “iron hand”. Emphasising that Mr. Gandhi alone can lead the party, Mr. Moily said it was the AICC in-charges and chiefs of States where the party has done badly who should be held accountable and not the Congress president. ‘Rahul still chief’ Mr. Moily asserted that Mr. Gandhi continues to be the AICC president and that he has not stepped down. “He (Gandhi) said that owning moral responsibility he wil
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