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  • South Kashmir reeling under fear, Mehbooba on civilian killing in Pulwama
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Finance Commission constitutes HLG to examine strengths, weaknesses of Health Sector

New Delhi, May 24 (UNI) The Fifteenth Finance Commission has constituted a high level group (HLG) consisting of eminent experts from across the country in Health Sector.
Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, New Delhi will be its Convenor.
The role and functions of the High Level Group on Health Sector will be to evaluate the existing regulatory framework in the Health sector and examine its strength and weaknesses for enabling a balanced yet faster expansion of the health sector keeping in view India’s demographic profile.
It will suggest ways and means to optimize the use of existing financial resources and to incentivize the state governments’ effort on fulfillment of well-defined health parameters in India; and will evaluate holistically examine best international practices for the health sector and seek to benchmark our frameworks to these practices for optimizing benefits keeping in mind our local issues.
Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health City, Bengaluru; Dr Deelip Govind Mhaisekar, Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra University of Health Science, Pune; Dr NareshTrehan, Medanta City, Gurgaon; Dr. Bhabatosh Biswas, Prof & HOD of Cordio Thoracic Surgery, RG Kar Medical College, Kolkata and Prof K Srinath Reddy, President of Public Health Foundation of India will be the members of the High Level Group on Health Sector.
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Patna on board game-changing container cargo circuit on Inland Waterways

15 Dec 2018 | 3:12 PM

New Delhi, Dec 15(UNI) Patna witnessed a new landmark in India’s Inland Water Transport sector with 16 TEUs of container cargo (equivalent to 16 truckloads) belonging to food giants PepsiCo India and Emami Agrotech Ltd from Kolkata reaching the city’s Gaighat IWT terminal on river Ganga late evening on Friday.

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UNI NEWS DIGEST AT 1500 HRS FOR DECEMBER 15, 2018

15 Dec 2018 | 2:59 PM

Srinagar: Six people killed, several injured in Security Forces action in Pulwama (DR12)
Colombo : Rajapaksa steps down as Lankan Prime Minister (DF20)
New Delhi/Paris:Rafale makers Dassault backs Modi’s 'Make in India' push; welcomes SC verdict (DI4)
Raipur: Chhattisgarh’s new CM to be announced on Saturday (DR18)
New Delhi: India shares 'historical' and comprehensive defence ties with France, says Sushma (DI7)
Mumbai: Sensex rises by 289.

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Maldives new President Solih to arrive India on official visit on Sunday

15 Dec 2018 | 2:54 PM

New Delhi, Dec 15 (UNI) New President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will arrive India on a three-day crucial visit on Sunday.

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IWAI working to facilitate safe passenger movement for Kumbh-Mela

15 Dec 2018 | 2:42 PM

New Delhi, Dec 15(UNI) The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has been working hard towards facilitating safe passenger movements for Kumbh-Mela 2019.

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Recognize Mental Health as first public health challenge: Dr Prakriti Poddar

Recognize Mental Health as first public health challenge: Dr Prakriti Poddar

15 Dec 2018 | 2:38 PM

New Delhi, Dec 15 (UNI) With the vision to reach over 10 lakh people through online and offline modes, mental health space leader, Dr.

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