Social media push lets CBSE student suffering from blood cancer to use scribe for exam

A spirited social media campaign for a 15-year-old CBSE Class X examinee who has just been diagnosed with blood cancer but was denied scribe facility by the Board brought the positive outcome.

17 Mar 2018

India’s drug pricing regulator head, who highlighted excessive profiteering by private hospitals, shown the door

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority chairman Bhupendra Singh was shifted to the National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention in the cabinet secretariat on Wednesday.

01 Mar 2018

Bollywood singer Papon in soup for kissing minor girl 'inappropriately', complaint lodged under POSCO

The incident reportedly took place during the shoot of a Holi celebration on the sets of a Hindi singing reality show where the girl is among the contestants.

23 Feb 2018

NEET to be mandatory for even those who want to study medicine abroad from this year

Official sources in the Union ministry of health and family welfare said that the move is aimed at ensuring that only “good quality” students study medicine in foreign universities.

06 Feb 2018

Group of students to challenge government's decision to fix upper age limit for NEET in Supreme Court

The Union Health Ministry has amended the “Regulation of graduate medical education, 1997” and has fixed an upper age limit of 25 years for general and 30 years reserved category students.

05 Feb 2018

NEET 2018: Centre goes back on its earlier stance following angry responses from students, parents; says syllabus will remain the same

The government earlier announced that the examination would also take state curricula into consideration from this year.

21 Jan 2018

Not a NEET idea to consider State board syllabi, say students

Students, parents and teachers from various parts of the country have written to the Union government against its decision to rejig the syllabus for the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) less than 100 days before the examination.

20 Jan 2018

Students, parents protest Centre's bid to rejig NEET syllabus less than 100 days before exam

A senior official in the HRD ministry, however, said that one possible option to avoid introducing major changes in NEET syllabus is possible by basing it only on the common portion of all curricula.

19 Jan 2018

Relax, NEET to factor in State board syllabi too

Till last year, NEET exam papers were based on the Central Board of Secondary Education syllabus, which left State board students at a great disadvantage.

18 Jan 2018

Hospitals, labs seek review of Supreme Court order allowing only postgraduates in pathology sign medical test reports

Till recently, medical lab reports were reviewed and signed by MD degree holders in pathology, microbiology and biochemistry and M.Sc or Ph.D. holders in microbiology and biochemistry.

10 Jan 2018

Indian Medical Association protest against NMC bill may hit services in private hospitals

Services at OPDs of many private hospitals may be hit by the protest, but emergency and critical services will remain open.

01 Jan 2018

Doctors oppose the NMC Bill proposal to allow AYUSH doctors to practice modern medicine; say its akin to legalising quackery

Not every medical professional however is protesting the move as some see it as an initiative to enhance doctor-patient ratio in the country.

30 Dec 2017

DNB doctors express disappointment over removal of a clause for introducing single PG Board from the National Medical Commission Bill

The NMC bill is being introduced to overhaul the medical education in the country and replace the medical education regulator Medical Council of India.

30 Dec 2017