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Cabinet okays National Health Mission till March 2020

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New Delhi: In a major boost to health infrastructure, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the continuation of the National Health Mission (NHM) with effect from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020 with a budgetary support of Rs 85,217 crore as Central share.

It also okayed continuation of the Prime Minister’s Development Package for Jammu & Kashmir 2015 — “Stepping up of support under creation of Infrastructure in District Hospitals, Sub-district Hospitals and Primary Health Centres over 5 years” — till 2020 with a budgetary support of Rs 625.20 crore as a total centrally-funded scheme.

“NHM has helped the country achieve the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) and will be the principal vehicle to achieve the SDG 3 (Sustainable Development Goals) targets including the target for UHC (Universal Health Coverage),” said an official statement.

NHM will continue to strengthen the public health systems, particularly in high priority districts and a shift from selective to comprehensive primary health care through strengthening of the SHCs/PHCs as Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) are some of its salient features.

Posting of a mid-level health provider at the level of the sub-centre who is trained in primary healthcare, emphasis on wellness by integration of AYUSH, horizontal integration of all vertical disease programmes to ensure integrated approach to health, special focus to reduce out of pocket expenditure and plan to expand basket of vaccines to all the states are some of the other features.

Through the extended NHM, the government expects to improve key health indicators like neo-natal mortality rate, infant mortality rate, under-five mortality rate, maternal mortality rate and total fertility rate.

The likely impact also lists down reduction in incidence of communicable diseases, reduction in out of pocket expenditure and improvement in coverage and utilization of routine immunization services and also those for non-communicable diseases.

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9 terror suspects arrested in Maharashtra

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Mumbai, Jan 23: Ahead of Republic Day, the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Wednesday arrested nine youths suspected of terror links and plans to create disruptions in the state.

On receipt of reliable input about a group aligned with proscribed international terrorist organisation ISIS, ATS Maharashtra conducted searches and seizures at 5 different locations in Mumbra, Thane Dist and Aurangabad on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday.

Following the searches, the suspects were detained and
brought to Mumbai since for questioning.

Four were held up from Mumbra, the rest were caught from Aurangabad and have been brought to Mumbai since for questioning.

The ATS sleuths claimed they have found certain objectionable material on the social media accounts of one of the detenus and now the investigators were scanning the phones, laptops, emails, social network sites and other details of all those suspects.

Certain chemicals, powder, mobile phones, hard drives SIM cards, acid bottle, sharp knives etc seized during raids.

In this regard, a case has been registered under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967 and further investigation underway.

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PM Modi inaugurates Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose museum at Red Fort

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New Delhi, Jan 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated three new museums inside the Red Fort compound including one on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and his Indian National Army (INA).

The first museum shows artefacts related to Bose and the INA, including a wooden chair and sword used by Netaji, medals, badges, uniforms and more. The INA trials were held in the Red Fort.

Modi also unveiled the ‘Yaad-e-Jallian’ museum on Jallianwala Bagh
massacre in 1919.

It will also showcase the heroism, valour and sacrifices made by Indian soldiers during World War-1.

The third museum is dedicated to the historical narrative of the 1857 War of Independence, which highlights the valour and sacrifices made by Indians in the first war of independence against the British.

The museums have been designed to provide a glimpse to visitors with photographs, paintings, newspaper clippings, ancient public records, audio and video clips, animation and multimedia

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India shares Kartarpur Corridor crossing point coordinates with Pakistan

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New Delhi, Jan 22 : India on Tuesday shared with Pakistan the coordinates of the Kartarpur Corridor crossing point along the International Border with Pakistan to enable Sikh pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan.

“Pursuant to the decision taken by the government of India on November 22, 2018, to expeditiously realise the long pending proposal to establish Kartarpur Corridor, India has today (Tuesday) shared the coordinates of the zero point (crossing point) of the corridor along the International Border with Pakistan,” said an External Affairs Ministry statement.

“India has also proposed two set of dates, February 26 and March 7, 2019, for the visit of Pakistan delegation to New Delhi to discuss and finalise the modalities so that Indian pilgrims can visit the holy Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib using the corridor at the earliest,” it stated.

The Union Cabinet in November last year decided to develop the Kartarpur Corridor from Gurdaspur in Punjab to the International Border to facilitate pilgrims’ passage to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan as part of the 550th birth year celebrations of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev, later this year year.

Later that month, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan performed the ground-breaking ceremony to develop the corridor in the presence of Indian Ministers.

According to reports, in December, Pakistan issued 14 key recommendations to India on the Kartarpur Corridor to facilitate visa-free pilgrimage by Indian Sikhs to the holy gurdwara.

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