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Govt doctors in TN to go on one day strike on May 8

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Madurai, Apr 30 : Government doctors in Tamil Nadu will observe a one day strike on May 8, protesting against cancellation of reservation for in service doctors in post graduate medical admissions.

Stating this, Government Hospital Doctors association state president Senthil told reporters here that all doctors of government hospitals and Primary Health Centres would participate in the token strike.

He said doctors of PHCs (primary health centres) would agitate from May 2.

All surgeries which were not emergent or urgent would not be performed at PHCs from May 3, he said, adding doctors ate PHCs would go on leave continuously from May 10.

In-service candidates had challenged a single judge’s ruling related to grant of incentive marks to government doctors serving in remote areas.

Following this Madras High court on April 28 accepted a plea for constituting a special vacation bench to hear the issue of norms to be followed for admission to PG medical courses in Tamil Nadu.

It had said the issue of incentive marks and reservation for in-service government doctors and latest rules of Medical Council of India needed to be looked into comprehensively and also suggested that the Chief Justice be requested to constitute a special bench.

As per state norms,all doctors in government medical service are eligible for one mark per year of service with a cap of 10 marks. Those employed in four notified difficult and remote or hilly areas are eligible for two marks per year of service.

But MCI rules earmarked 10 per cent of an in-service candidate’s National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET-PG mark as incentive per year of service with maximum of 30 per cent.

The single judge had on April 17 upheld MCI norms that incentive marks for in-service candidates should be awarded only based on MCI’s PG Medical Education Regulations 2000 and not on the basis of the prospectus issued by the state government.

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Minimum temp settles at 7.8 degrees Celsius in Delhi

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New Delhi, Dec 17 : Delhiites today witnessed clear skies with the minimum temperature settling at 7.8 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year.

According to the Meteorological (MeT) department, the maximum temperature was recorded at 23.6 degrees Celsius, one degree above the normal.

The humidity level was between 92 and 33 per cent respectively.

The MeT office has forecast mainly clear skies with mist in the morning for tomorrow.

“The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover at 23 and nine degrees Celsius tomorrow,” the weatherman said.

The visibility was today recorded at 1,500 meters at 5.30 am which significantly improved to 3,000 meters at 8.30 am, the MeT office said.

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Two actresses held in Hyderabad on charges of prostitution

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Hyderabad, Dec 17: A prostitution racket was busted here with the arrest of four persons, including two actresses from Mumbai, police said on Sunday.

The arrests were made during raids on two five-star hotels in posh Banjara Hills area late on Saturday night, police said.

Those arrested include an actress from Bollywood and another television actress. Two brokers, who were running the racket online and booking rooms in star hotels for the customers, were also taken into custody.

Police, however, have not identified the actresses. A police officer said two girls from Mumbai were arrested from the hotels. He said further investigations were on.

S. Ravinder, inspector at Panjgutta police station, said the police conducted the raid on a room at Taj Deccan following information that organised sex racket was being conducted.

Later, two more persons, including the television actress, were arrested from another star hotel in the same area.

This is not the first time that actresses have been arrested on charges of prostitution. In 2014, an actress from Mumbai was caught on similar charges. However she was acquitted by a court in December that year.

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Bhopal: Fire breaks out in shopping complex, 100 shops gutted

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More than 100 shops gutted in the fire which broke out in a shopping complex in Bhopal’s Bairagarh, more than 20 fire tenders at the spot, cause of fire yet to be ascertained

However, Fire fighting operations are underway at the shopping complex.

Army vehicle and jawans have reached the shopping complex to join in the fire fighting operation. More than 20 fire tenders at the spot.

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