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IPS officer to probe JNU student’s death

An IPS-level officer has been appointed as the investigating officer in the probe into the death of JNU student, J Muthukrishnan. According to sources, Jimmy Chiram – a 2013 batch IPS officer posted as an assistant commissioner of police at Mehrauli – has been asked to corroborate the sequence of events and ascertain the exact cause of death.

Poor tea stall owner finds saviour in Manoj Tiwari

It all began around 3.30 pm when a team of NDMC officials arrived at Pt Pant Marg to demolish the tea stall.

New Delhi: For 50-year-old Usha Devi, who had been running a tea stall across the Delhi BJP headquarters at Pandit Pant Marg, Thursday turned out to be a nightmare as the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) demolished her stall which she had been running for over three decades. It was only after she raised a hue and cry that finally drew the attention of Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, whose direct intervention helped her retain the space to sell tea outside the saffron headquarters.

Some magic to preserve legacy

The magicians have been practicing and performing this form of art for over four decades.

New Delhi: With an aim to uplift street magicians, living a pitiable life in the slums of Vijay Nagar in Ghaziabad, students of Delhi University have undertaken an initiative through which they provide these magicians platforms to showcase their magic to contemporary audiences.

Apollo Circus: Another art form lost to time and changing trends

When 26-year-old Bahadur Islam first started working with the Apollo Circus seven years ago, he enthralled a crowd of hundreds with his ‘motorcycle act’ – taking loops and performing stunts on the vehicle inside a mesh sphere ball. Today, his act remains the same, but the audience has thinned to a crowd of less than 50. Islam attributes this decline to two factors – the advent of technology, especially television, and the ban on use of animals in performances at the circus.

#GST will bring ‘tsunami’ of tax reforms: Manish Sisodia

Except organised sector, semi-organised sector will have a problem in understanding GST.

New Delhi: Stressing that the upcoming Goods and Services Tax (GST) will bring a tsunami of tax reforms, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday said that the Delhi government may soon set up a dedicated cell in coordination with an industry body to address issues of traders pertaining to GST.

Free medical coverage is not the solution

By Sanjeev Kumar

There is no hidden facts about the medical facilities available for general public in Hospitals be it infrastructure, equipments, beds, availability of the Doctors and other staff etc. Just by announcing medical coverage scheme Government washes its hands rather. Need is for taking bold steps to check spiralling cost of Hospitalization. If the Government is really sincere then 1) It should reduce the Premium charges for availing medical insurance. 2) Abolish Service Tax on Health insurance premium. 3) Control prices of essential drugs and make them available to the needy. 4) Make available quality and affordable Medical facilities for every Indian.

Further whether the policy would facilitate free medical coverage in all the Hospitals to every Indian and to what extent. Whether the policy would only become a dream document to be dumped later on finding it be financially unviable.
Why not make a law "Fundamental Right to Public Health" and then work on it.