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Ten days after Indonesia held the world’s biggest single-day elections, more than 270 election staff have died, mostly of fatigue-related illnesses caused by long hours of work counting millions of ballot papers by hand, an official stated on Sunday. The April 17 elections were the first time the country of 260 million people combined the …

Even as Deloitte Haskins and Sells remains perched precariously on the high wire over its questionable role in the IL&FS audit process, it appears that the Ministry of Corporate Affairs may invoke section 140 (5) of the Companies Act to debar the firm for alleged malpractice in IL&FS accounts. This extreme action is being warranted after …

The number of cases of measles — one of the world’s common contagious diseases — is climbing, warned the World Health Organisation (WHO), stating that preliminary global data shows that reported cases rose by 300% in the first three months of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. In 2017, the most contemporary year …

In May, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery. A blood test revealed that he was infected with a newly discovered germ as deadly as it was mysterious. Doctors swiftly isolated him in the intensive care unit. The germ, a fungus called Candida Auris, preys on people with weakened immune …

The Congress will roll out a universal Right to Healthcare law, entitling people to free diagnostics and medicines by a network of public hospitals, if it comes to power in the summer’s general elections, party president Rahul Gandhi said on Friday. The promise will be included in the party’s national manifesto, he added. Speaking at …

Ten people were killed and six injured in an explosion at a shop Bhadohi on Saturday afternoon which also followed to collapse of three adjacent houses, officials said. It is suspected that some people are still trapped under the debris and rescue operation has been launched, they confirmed. The blast took place at the shop …

India is all launched to get a taste of cell-based or ‘clean’ meat as early as next year, with the Maharashtra government giving the state-funded Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) a go-ahead to establish a cellular agriculture research center in the state. ICT has joined hands with The Good Food Institute, a global non-profit organization …

Over 4,000 urban cities have been confirmed open defecation free (ODF) under the Swachh Bharat Mission, an official at the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said. Out of the around 4,378 urban cities, 4,140 have already been declared ODF in the country, he said. The official stated almost all the urban cities will become ODF …

The Supreme Court has alleged that it is not satisfied with the efforts to rescue 15 men trapped in a coal mine in Meghalaya for over three weeks and asked the state government why it was not successful in rescuing the miners who have been trapped inside the mine since December 13. The top court …

Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) bill to permit a panel of eminent professionals to run the scam-tainted Medical Council of India (MCI) so that medical education can be regulated in the best manner. The bill passed by the lower house seeks to replace an ordinance published in this regard in …

CBI vs CBI

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will listen to the plea filed by CBI Director Alok Verma challenging the government’s order divesting him from his duties and sending him on leave in the eye of graft allegations against him. Verma and his deputy, CBI special director Rakesh Asthana, were sent on leave by the Centre after …

Paytm ‘extortion

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has a reputation as a violent place, with one of the highest levels of crime in the country. In May, a dozen local politicians got WhatsApp messages that threatened harm to their families unless they paid $14,000. Yet even by local standards, an extortion plot that’s regions in recent …