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20,000 government hospital doctors in Delhi to go on strike on Monday at IMA’s call

The strike is likely to hit outpatient clinics and other routine services (like diagnostics). Emergency services, however, won’t be affected, doctors assured.
The call for the strike has been given by the Indian Medical Association (IMA), a representative body for doctors.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
The call for the strike has been given by the Indian Medical Association (IMA), a representative body for doctors.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 17, 2019 08:00 AM IST
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No respite for patients as doctors’ strike continues in West Bengal

Sunday being a holiday, the out-patient departments remained closed and the number of patients waiting outside hospitals or visiting the emergency wards was also low. The emergency services, however, functioned normally.
The striking doctors across hospitals were looking forward to a General Body meeting to be held at the NRS Medical College and Hospital, the epicentre of the protests. (HT Photo)
The striking doctors across hospitals were looking forward to a General Body meeting to be held at the NRS Medical College and Hospital, the epicentre of the protests. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2019 12:52 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByIndo Asian News Service

More Delhi doctors join hands to protest as Bengal stir enters Day 5

Doctors at the Centre-run Lady Hardinge Medical College and Hospital and RML Hospital, and Delhi government facilities such as Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital and DDU Hospital, boycotted work and held protests.
A majority of hospitals in Delhi had joined the country-wide agitation in support of the doctors in West Bengal(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A majority of hospitals in Delhi had joined the country-wide agitation in support of the doctors in West Bengal(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 15, 2019 01:14 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Two Ghaziabad women deliver in ambulances due to snarl

A traffic snarl on the roads leading to the MMG Women’s Hospital in Ghaziabad resulted in two women in labour delivering their babies in separate government ambulances.
The UP government runs an emergency service with 108 ambulances, while 102 ambulances transport pregnant women to hospitals.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)
The UP government runs an emergency service with 108 ambulances, while 102 ambulances transport pregnant women to hospitals.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)
Published on Jun 08, 2019 10:38 AM IST
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Blast at Russian explosives plant injures 38

The blast took place at the “Kristall” factory in Dzerzhinsk about 400 kilometres (250 miles) east of Moscow, in the Nizhny Novgorod region.
A still image, taken from a video footage, shows smoke rising from the site of blasts at an explosives plant in the town of Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Region, Russia(Elena Sorokina/REUTERS)
A still image, taken from a video footage, shows smoke rising from the site of blasts at an explosives plant in the town of Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Region, Russia(Elena Sorokina/REUTERS)
Published on Jun 01, 2019 07:14 PM IST
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Moscow/Nizhny Novgorod | ByAgence France-Presse

‘Live or die’: Malaysian teen takes Instagram poll, then jumps off building

A Malaysian teenager who posted an Instagram poll asking if she should live or die took her life after a majority of respondents said yes, sparking calls for an investigation.
The unidentified 16-year-old from Kuching in Sarawak died after posting the poll Monday on the Facebook-owned picture sharing platform.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
The unidentified 16-year-old from Kuching in Sarawak died after posting the poll Monday on the Facebook-owned picture sharing platform.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 16, 2019 10:11 AM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | ByAgence France-Presse

UK pet owner investigated after dog kills 10-year-old boy

Police said Sunday the woman has been released but is under investigation for manslaughter and having a dog dangerously out of control. She has not been identified or charged.
The boy was killed Saturday morning by what police said was a “bulldog-type breed.” The animal is being held at a kennel while the investigation proceeds.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION)
The boy was killed Saturday morning by what police said was a “bulldog-type breed.” The animal is being held at a kennel while the investigation proceeds.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION)
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 07:14 PM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India

Lok Sabha election: Maharashtra announces holiday on all four polling days

Private establishments have been asked to either announce a holiday or a concession of three hours to the employees to facilitate them to vote
Maharashtra will vote on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.(FOR REPRESENTATION/ HT FILE)
Maharashtra will vote on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.(FOR REPRESENTATION/ HT FILE)
Published on Apr 09, 2019 11:59 PM IST
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AIIMS Trauma Centre shuts emergency care

All emergency services at the All India institute of Medical Sciences’ (AIIMS) Trauma Centre have been shut after a major fire broke out at the operation theatre complex in the hospital on Sunday. The Trauma Centre is one of only two such standalone centres in the capital and receives around 200 emergency cases each day, most of them critical.
People rescue a patient after fire broke out at the Trauma Centre in AIIMS, New Delhi on March 24, 2019.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
People rescue a patient after fire broke out at the Trauma Centre in AIIMS, New Delhi on March 24, 2019.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 26, 2019 07:00 AM IST
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Karnataka building collapse toll now 17

The death toll in the collapse of a building in Dharwad town of Karnataka on March 19, has risen to 17, officials said Friday.
Rescue teams conduct operations after an under-construction building collapsed, at Dharwad in north Karnataka, Thursday, March 21, 2019.(PTI file photo)
Rescue teams conduct operations after an under-construction building collapsed, at Dharwad in north Karnataka, Thursday, March 21, 2019.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Mar 22, 2019 11:41 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByAgencies

The electricity system of the future will be more decentralised

The inertia in the legacy electricity system persists due to regulatory barriers. For instance, time-of-day electricity pricing (currently absent) could nudge consumers to use appliances in off-peak hours. This would make it more feasible for distributed renewables to supply customers without needing additional storage.
Technological disruptions have spawned many distributed renewable energy business models. If urban households struggled to get easy financing to purchase rooftop solar systems, entrepreneurs have leased systems(Bloomberg)
Technological disruptions have spawned many distributed renewable energy business models. If urban households struggled to get easy financing to purchase rooftop solar systems, entrepreneurs have leased systems(Bloomberg)
Updated on Feb 27, 2019 10:11 PM IST
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This California couple pleaded guilty for chaining, torturing 12 of their 13 children

The case came to light last year when one of the children -- 17-year-old daughter Jordan -- escaped through a window from the couple’s home in the town of Perris, about two hours southeast of Los Angeles, and called the emergency services.
FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: A combination photo shows David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin (R) making a court appearance in Riverside, California, U.S.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: A combination photo shows David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin (R) making a court appearance in Riverside, California, U.S.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 23, 2019 08:30 AM IST
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Los Angeles | ByAgence France-Presse

112: Single emergency helpline number to go live today in 16 states, UTs

Among the various initiatives for women safety that will be launched today include Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) in 16 states and UTs and Mumbai city; the Investigation Tracking System for Sexual Offences (ITSSO) and the safe city implementation monitoring portal.
The pan-India network of the single emergency helpline number 112 will be launched in 16 states and UTs by home minister Rajnath Singh today.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The pan-India network of the single emergency helpline number 112 will be launched in 16 states and UTs by home minister Rajnath Singh today.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 19, 2019 09:55 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Several floors of Russian university building collapse, two dozen trapped

A university building partly collapsed on Saturday in the Russian city of St Petersburg, trapping people under debris, but emergency services reported no casualties, Russian news agencies reported .
Around two dozen people were trapped in the building of the University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics in the centre of Russia’s second biggest city.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Around two dozen people were trapped in the building of the University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics in the centre of Russia’s second biggest city.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Updated on Feb 17, 2019 07:00 AM IST
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Moscow | ByReuters

Emergency helpline down, Haryana man dies allegedly waiting for ambulance

The dead man’s neighbour dialled the SOS number to call an ambulance after the former’s health deteriorated. But the call could not be connected despite trying for over an hour.
Jagdish Kumar, a resident of Haryana’s Fatehabad district, was taken to the hospital in an auto rickshaw after repeated attempts to call ambulance services failed.(HT Photo)
Jagdish Kumar, a resident of Haryana’s Fatehabad district, was taken to the hospital in an auto rickshaw after repeated attempts to call ambulance services failed.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 04, 2019 12:07 PM IST
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Emergency services affected at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital due to doctors’ strike

The resident doctors of Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital held a protest and demanded that security at the hospital premises be beefed up. They have also threatened to go on indefinite strike from Monday if their demand is not fulfilled.
The resident doctors of Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital held a protest and demanded that security at the hospital premises be beefed up.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
The resident doctors of Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital held a protest and demanded that security at the hospital premises be beefed up.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 13, 2019 05:23 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Indian falls to death from Ireland cliff while taking selfie

The tragedy happened south of the main viewing areas near the visitor centre. There were hundreds of people enjoying the scenery and cliff walk at the time.
(Representative image)
(Representative image)
Updated on Jan 05, 2019 07:00 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service

50% of services restored even as emergency workers’ strike continues

Higher districts of Kumaun region were affected more due to the strike by workers of Uttarakhand’s 108 emergency services.
Patients line up at a government hospital in Dehradun. The company operating the emergency services in Uttarakhand said over 50 percent of the services had been resumed by Thursday, January 3.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)
Patients line up at a government hospital in Dehradun. The company operating the emergency services in Uttarakhand said over 50 percent of the services had been resumed by Thursday, January 3.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)
Published on Jan 04, 2019 04:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By, Dehradun

Emergency services in Uttarakhand affected following workers’ strike

Over 700 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and pilots (drivers) of 108 emergency ambulances as well as KKS went on strike from Wednesday morning in all 13 districts of Uttarakhand.
Ambulances parked during the strike of 108 Emergency Services’ employees in Dehradun on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.(Vinay S Kumar / HT Photo)
Ambulances parked during the strike of 108 Emergency Services’ employees in Dehradun on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.(Vinay S Kumar / HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 03, 2019 02:21 PM IST
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#sayyestohelmets: Accidents due to two wheelers are 60 per cent more compared to four wheelers in Pune

Dr Sanjay Pathare from city-based hospital Ruby Hall clinic observed that most accident cases that come to the hospital are of the younger population between 20 and 40 years who avoid wearing a helmet
Dr Sanjay Pathare, medical director, Ruby Hall clinic(HT/PHOTO)
Dr Sanjay Pathare, medical director, Ruby Hall clinic(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 03:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNozia Sayyed

Protesting Bihar doctors skip OPD services, threaten to intensify stir

The OPD strike is likely to persist on Thursday. It may further worsen with the doctors deciding to shut emergency services if the government did not fulfill their demands.
Doctors holding a meeting to decide future course of action(HT Photo)
Doctors holding a meeting to decide future course of action(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 22, 2018 08:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByHT Correspondents, Ara/ Patna

Fears for Leicester City’s Thai chairman after helicopter crash

None of the identities of the pilot or passengers was revealed, and there was also no information about whether anyone on the ground was injured.
General view of the wreckage of the helicopter belonging to Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha that crashed outside the King Power Stadium(REUTERS)
General view of the wreckage of the helicopter belonging to Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha that crashed outside the King Power Stadium(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 28, 2018 12:38 PM IST
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Leicester | ByAFP

Apart from battling blaze, Ludhiana fire dept officials fighting obnoxious calls

The officials of firesafety department at Ludhiana are irked over the abusive calls regularly made on 101 helpline number.
The attendants claim that over 70% of the calls received are either abusive in nature or the wrong ones.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
The attendants claim that over 70% of the calls received are either abusive in nature or the wrong ones.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Updated on Oct 12, 2018 03:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra

10,000 people evacuated after explosions at ammunition depot in Ukraine

There was no mention of any casualties and it was not immediately clear whether the explosions were an accident or sabotage.
Smoke rises after explosions at the Ukrainian defence ministry ammunition depot in the eastern Chernigov region.(Reuters)
Smoke rises after explosions at the Ukrainian defence ministry ammunition depot in the eastern Chernigov region.(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 09, 2018 10:13 PM IST
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Kiev | ByReuters

Kolkata market fire: Building got clearance two months back

After 15 hours, firemen were still struggling to put out the flames that started on the ground floor and were by evening leaping through the ceiling.
Firefighters try to douse a fire that broke out in a multi-storied wholesale Bagree market, at Burrabazar in Kolkata on Sunday.(PTI)
Firefighters try to douse a fire that broke out in a multi-storied wholesale Bagree market, at Burrabazar in Kolkata on Sunday.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 16, 2018 07:38 PM IST
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Chain of silence echoes Thane’s pothole problem

As of Monday, the worst pothole-ridden stretch in Thane is the Majiwada-Manpada stretch with 24 unfilled potholes.
Potholes on the eastern express highway road near Jupiter Hospital continue to be a source of trouble for commuters.(HT Photo)
Potholes on the eastern express highway road near Jupiter Hospital continue to be a source of trouble for commuters.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 12:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Thane

No doctors for almost ready 100-bed civil hospital in Chandigarh’s Sector 48

Talking to HT, health secretary Arun Kumar Gupta said, “We need doctors. The hospital is 99% complete, but we are waiting for sanctioning of manpower from the central government. We have already taken up the matter with the government.”
Newly Constructed Civil Hospital Sector 48 in Chandigarh.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Newly Constructed Civil Hospital Sector 48 in Chandigarh.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jul 29, 2018 09:08 PM IST
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Doctors’ daylong strike hit health services in Uttarakhand

Responding to a nationwide strike called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA), all non-emergency services at private hospitals and clinics across the state remained closed on Saturday
A notice put up by protesting doctors in Dehradun.(HT Photo)
A notice put up by protesting doctors in Dehradun.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 28, 2018 09:37 PM IST
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Free treatment in hospitals to only Delhi residents: Kejriwal

The Delhi government has launched a pilot project at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital under which, patients from outside the national capital will not be able to get the benefit of free medicines and diagnostic tests at the hospital.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal during a surprise check at a Delhi hospital.(Photo courtesy- @AamAadmiParty)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal during a surprise check at a Delhi hospital.(Photo courtesy- @AamAadmiParty)
Published on Jul 25, 2018 09:02 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service, New Delhi

Indian student killed in Australia hours after dinner date, teen arrested

Maulin Rathod, an accounting student, died on Tuesday night at a local hospital, after he was found critically injured at the girl’s house on Monday night.
Indian student found dead after dinner date in Melbourne.(AFP)
Indian student found dead after dinner date in Melbourne.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 26, 2018 08:36 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent
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