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Delhi HC notice on shortage of anti-HIV drugs in hospitals

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the central and Delhi governments on a petition alleging shortage of drugs to treat HIV/AIDS at certain hospitals in the national capital.

A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra sought response from the two governments on a petition a non-governmental organisation, which claimed that due to shortage of the medicines, patients afflicted with HIV/AIDS were given dosage for only 15 days as against 30 days.

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Allowing English to be accessible to the poor people is a social justice, says Dr Birbal Jha

New Delhi: “Making English as compulsory from the primary level itself will, undoubtedly, bring about a radical and revolutionary change in the state wherein English is currently taught from class 6, says Dr Birbal Jha, British Lingua MD, while lauding chief minister’s effort to push in for English education in government schools across the state. 

Uttar Pradesh is one of the cow-belt states where the socialist group, the Lohiites, spearheaded Angrezi hatao (drive away English) movement in early 70s.

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18 arrested for parading couple naked in Rajasthan

Jaipur: Eighteen people were arrested on charges of beating a young couple and parading them naked in Rajasthan's Banswara district, police said on Thursday.

"We arrested nine people on Wednesday and nine more on Thursday under various sections including attempt to murder and the Rajasthan Prevention of Witch Hunting Act," a police official told IANS.

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Telangana quota hike for Muslims will create social tensions: BJP

New Delhi/Hyderabad: A day after the Telangana legislature passed a bill hiking the quota for backward Muslims from four to 12 per cent, the BJP said the move would create social tensions and called it a "black day".

BJP National General Secretary Muralidhar Rao said that the step is "against fundamental principles of democracy and unity of the nation".

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Yogi's two most controversial decisions also most popular: Survey

New Delhi: Unaffected by media outrage over the ban on illegal slaughterhouses and the creation of "anti-Romeo" squads, residents of Uttar Pradesh say those are the most popular of the decisions taken by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in his first month in power, according to a statewide survey.

Adityanath also came up with high approval ratings, with 62 per cent citizens supporting the decisions he has taken so far, in the survey carried out by Gaon Connection, India's biggest rural media platform. More than 71 per cent respondents said he was working in the right direction.

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Sitamarhi is the birth place of Sita, says Dr. Birbal Jha

New Delhi: Noted author and  chairman of Mithilalok Foundation Dr Birbal Jha  has strongly condemned Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma’s view that Sita's birthplace is "a matter of faith" and that there is no historical or archeological evidence proving that she was born in Bihar's Sitamarhi.

“I am badly shaken by Hon’ble Minister’s statement on Sita’s birth place. Disputing the birth place of Sita, daughter of Janak and wife of Ram, is disputing The Ramayan – one of the greatest epics in the world and the fountainhead of the Hindus at large,” said Dr Jha. Needless to say, devotees of Sita, the presiding deity and role model for the Hindus are deeply shocked at Mahesh Sharma’s statement in the Upper House.

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