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Who stole my broadband? -Thomas K Thomas & Pratim Ranjan Bose

-The Hindu Business Line BusinessLine goes to villages, including those visited in 2014, to understand the progress of the ambitious National Optical Fibre Network. Unused infrastructure and low awareness tell a story of missed links In one corner of the Ramnagar village panchayat office, in Panisagar block of Tripura, is a defunct four-year-old computer. The machine, connected with a 10 mbps broadband line was supposed to bring digital services to this remote...

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Delhi govt to recover Rs 203cr as fine from 5 pvt hospitals -Siddheshwar Shukla

-Millennium Post New Delhi: Delhi government has tightened the noose around private hospitals that managed to obtain prime government land in the city by promising free treatment to poor patients but have completely denied the facility after getting the land. The government has started the procedure to recover around Rs 203 crore ‘unwarranted profits’ which they had earned by utilising beds reserved for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category patients on...

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National Health Policy 2015: A Narrow Focus Needed -Javid Chowdhury

-Economic and Political Weekly Since independence, India's national health policies have been aspirational but the end results have been limited. The National Health Policy 2015, which is in the process of being finalised, should, in place of the earlier "broadband" approach, adopt a "narrow focus" on primary healthcare through the National Rural Health Mission. The latter has focused on primary healthcare and has shown visible results. A slew of suggestions as...

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Rajasthan does a U-turn on free medicines, introduces insurance cover -Jyotsna Singh

-Down to Earth Vasundhara Raje government adopts targeted approach for the scheme which can now be availed only by beneficiaries of food security programme The Rajasthan government has downsized its much-acclaimed free medicines and diagnostics scheme, the Mukhyamantri Nishulk Dava Yojna, launched in 2011. The Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government has adopted a "targeted approach" in implementing the scheme which was a "universal" one when launched by the previous Congress-led UPA regime. Public...

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Bills in crores, Rs 2 lakh marked for patients -Durgesh Nandan Jha

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Two super-speciality hospitals in the capital have not admitted any patient but auditors point out that both have already spent crores in maintenance. In 2011-12, Rajiv Gandhi Super-Speciality (RGSS) hospital had spent Rs 4.83 crore out of a budget allocation of Rs 5 crore. The following year, the allocation was increased to Rs 6 crore even though the expenditure on medical treatment remained the same -...

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