Dehradun: Undergoing treatment at a government hospital is no less than a big trauma for 28-year old Ratan Das, a daily wager from a nondescript village in Sarbadiyar valley in Uttarkashi district. “We have no medical facility and a doctor at Barkot advised me to get admitted at Doon hospital which has MRI facility. I came here on Saturday and I am still in pain,” said Ratan Das. Doon hospital caters to some 2,000 odd patients every day. We have tried to cater to the needs of most people as far as possible,” said Dr KK Tamta, CMS of Doon hospital.
August 22, 2017 15:22 UTC
more-inA specially designed vehicle called as ‘Animals Ambulance’ of the Tamil Nadu Forest Department with hydraulic facility arrived at the Sathyamangalam Forest Division here on Tuesday. The vehicle costing ₹ 20 lakh will be used for transporting elephants and other wild animals safely as many elephants were injured during transportation in ordinary vehicles. The State government recently sanctioned the vehicle for the division as designing works were being carried out in Coimbatore. Sources that the vehicle has arrived for registration with the Regional Transport Office and would again be taken to Coimbatore for completion of the pending works which includes fixing of overhead water tank to keep the animals warm during transportation and installing of medical kits in the vehicle. They added that works will be completed in a week’s time after which the vehicle would arrive at the division and trail runs would be conducted.
August 22, 2017 14:37 UTC
more-inAfter a gap of a few years, jewellery manufacturers and exporters will now be able to export gold jewellery by air through Coimbatore International Airport. “We hope jewellery exports through the Coimbatore airport will start from September 1,” said B. Muthuvenkatraman, president of Coimbatore Jewellery Manufacturers’ Association. Mr. Muthuvenkatraman said jewellery exports by air from Coimbatore requires a strong room and jewellery appraiser to certify the jewellery. Apart from air cargo, jewellery for exports can also be taken in hand baggage, according to RBI guidlines. This facility is expected to give a boost to jewellery exports from the region, he added.
August 22, 2017 14:26 UTC
Kim stopped the juggernaut by winning next two points to make it 2-8, but Sindhu went into the first break at 11-5. In the second game, Kim fought back from 3-7 and reduced the gap to two points but Sindhu went into the break at 11-8. It was a tough contest for the 15th seed Indian as he trailed 9-11 at break in both the games. The 25-year-old from Hyderabad will next take on Indonesia's Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in the second round. "While, Jayaram took just 31 minutes to dismantle Luka Wraber's resistance in his first round match.
August 22, 2017 14:06 UTC
Life Insurance Corp. of India (LIC) acquired the additional 0.41% stake on 21 August. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/MintNew Delhi: Life Insurance Corp. of India (LIC) has acquired 40,000 shares of FMCG major Nestle India Ltd through an open market purchase, a move that has pushed its stake in the Indian arm of the Swiss food company to 5.01%. LIC previously had 4,79,54,35 shares in Nestle India, accounting for 4.97%, according to a BSE filing. The additional 0.41% stake was acquired on 21 August, it added. The Nestle India stock closed 0.02% up at Rs6,618.70 on the BSE.
August 22, 2017 14:03 UTC
Researchers say fish, a cold-blooded animals and cannot regulate their body temperatures. Photo: MintToronto: Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30% if ocean temperatures continue to climb due to climate change, a study has warned. “Fish, as cold-blooded animals, cannot regulate their own body temperatures. Warmer waters increase fish’s need for oxygen but climate change will result in less oxygen in the oceans. Tuna, which are fast moving and require more energy and oxygen, may shrink even more when temperatures increase, researchers said.
August 22, 2017 14:03 UTC
more-inSinganallur Police have begun probing the death of G. Ravichandran (48), a nephew P.R. The MP had alleged that the hospital administration’s wrong treatment was the reason for the death. Thereafter, Ravichandran’s widow Pushpam lodged a complaint with the Singanallur Police, who subsequently registered a suspicious death case. The hospital’s chairman David V Rajan denied that the death was due to medical negligence. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, doctors at the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital conducted postmortem which was videographed.
August 22, 2017 14:03 UTC
BENGALURU: Political activists on Tuesday took the matter of the scare created by increasing incidents of dengue and chikungunya straight to the City Mayor's office. The members of the city unit of Janata Dal (United) descended at the BBMP headquarters to present a mosquito net to the mayor, G Padmavathi, to underline the BBMP's failure to rein in the mosquito menace.N Nagesh, general secretary, Bengaluru City unit of JD(U) said the Mayor was not available though they had informed her about their meeting. "We have dropped our memorandum along with a mosquito net as gift with her personal assistant. The net was presented in a symbolic move to mock the BBMP for its failure to deal with mosquitoes. Let the civic body sleep in peace and let people suffer," he said.As part of their protest, members of JD(U) also wrapped themselves in mosquito nets and walked around the premises of BBMP headquarters near Hudson Circle.
August 22, 2017 13:41 UTC
DOHA: A row over access for Qataris to Islam's annual haj pilgrimage is further poisoning relations between their country and Saudi Arabia and aggravating a wider diplomatic rift with other Arab powers. Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia, which hosts and supervises the haj, of deliberately making it hard for its pilgrims to obtain permits to go to Mecca. Of course we want to go to Mecca but who should we listen to? Politics has broken down," said Ahmed al-Rumahi, 31, a student of Islamic studies at Qatar University.For Saudi Arabia, custodian of Islam's holiest places, much is at stake. "There is hatred on both sides now, so yeah, I wouldn't feel comfortable showing my passport in hotels or other places in Saudi," said Mohammed, a civil engineer who declined to give his second name.
August 22, 2017 13:30 UTC
Triple Talaq: How the judges were split over the verdictIn a historic decision, a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court struck down triple talaq, or instant divorce, practice as unconstitutional by a majority of 3:2. Here’s how they were divided.
August 22, 2017 13:09 UTC
Wayne Rooney scored the opener for Everton against Manchester City. (Source: Reuters) Wayne Rooney scored the opener for Everton against Manchester City. (Source: Reuters)Wayne Rooney took a dig at Manchester City fans after scoring the opening goal of the night and his 200th in the Premier League on Monday night. Incidentally, there were a handful of City fans seated in the same seats as they were on Monday. Always nice to see a few familiar faces 😂👋🏼 pic.twitter.com/pr15fYfG7q — Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) 21 August 2017City drew level in the second with Raheem Sterling scoring in the 82nd minute.
August 22, 2017 13:07 UTC
With triple talaq being set aside, now Sunni Muslims, among whom triple talaq was prevalent, will not be able to take recourse to this mode as it would be "void ab initio" (illegal at the outset). They are now left with two other modes of securing divorce - talaq hasan and talaq ahsan after the apex court today set aside the talaq-e-biddat or triple talaq. Referring to the verses of the Holy Quran, Justice Joseph said, "They are clear and unambiguous as far as talaq is concerned. Hence, triple talaq is against the basic tenets of the Holy Quran and consequently, it violates Shariat." "That means, sources other than the Holy Quran are only to supplement what is given in it and to supply what is not provided for.
August 22, 2017 12:56 UTC
The Apex Frozen Foods IPO aims to raise up to Rs152 crore by issuing shares at a price band of Rs171-175 apiece. Photo: iStockNew Delhi: The initial public offer (IPO) of Apex Frozen Foods, which is in the business of aquaculture products, was subscribed 40% on the first day of bidding on Tuesday. On Monday, Apex Frozen Foods raised over Rs43 crore from anchor investors. The Apex Frozen Foods IPO will close on 24 August. Shares of Apex Frozen Foods will be listed on NSE and BSE.
August 22, 2017 12:56 UTC
more-inDejected over frequent harassment from moneylenders, a 45-year-old cloth merchant and his wife committed suicide by hanging themselves at their residence at Mavalli on Monday night. The couple had left behind a suicide note accusing their son, local councillor and others for harassing them and stated that this was the reason behind their extreme step. The moneylenders started harassing the couple to repay the loan. Unable to bear the harassment, the couple decided to end their life. Based on the suicide note, the police have booked Chandan, Arya Srinivas and others under abetment to suicide.
August 22, 2017 12:38 UTC
* We are always thinking about where the nation will reach through our work. * Every person wanted India to be free but Gandhi ji did something unique - he made every person feel he or she is working for the nation. He turned the freedom struggle into a mass movement and we saw the results. * In the same spirit as what Mahatma Gandhi did for the freedom struggle, we need to make India's development a mass movement. Industries and corporations should collaborate with the government and work together with a new approach to bring this about.
August 22, 2017 12:24 UTC