Varanasi: Doctors' strike continues for second day at Sri Sunder Lal Hospital

The strike of doctors continued for the second day on Tuesday, affecting the health facilities in Banaras Hindu University's (BHU) Sir Sunder Lal Hospital, Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The doctors here went on a strike on Monday, demanding implementation of recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, leaving health facilities on halt in Sir Sunder Lal Hospital. "I am waiting here since 6 am and now the hospital authorities informed us that the doctors are not available today. Neither junior nor senior doctors are available here today," Arshad Ali, a patient told ANI. Vikas Singh Chandel, another patient, while speaking to ANI said: "Patients have to bear the brunt due to doctor's strike here. The available doctors here are only treating around 50 patients in a slot; remaining patients were asked to leave the hospital premises." A large number of … read more
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Dreaded criminal wanted in 8 cases of murder held by Crime Branch

A special team of Crime Branch, Stars 1, on Monday held the mastermind of an interstate syndicate wanted in several cases of murder, loot, kidnapping and car-jacking. Acting on a tip-off, the team arrested Sharad Pandey alias Ravi alias Kali (38 years), a resident of Delhi arrested from his current residence in Lucknow. Inspector Gagan Bhaskar ensured that the accused could not escape and overpowered him to stop him from opening fire on the police team during the attempt to capture him. Pandey was wanted by the police of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi and Haryana for 8 murders including a triple murder case in Haryana, the double murder case of Bhatinda, Punjab, double murder of Shamli, UP, and a murder case of Greater Noida. He was carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh each from the Delhi and Haryana police on his head. He was also an accused in various cases of robberies, attempt … read more
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Super 30 Box Office Collection Day 10: Hrithik Roshan starrer inches closer to 100 crore mark

After Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh worked wonders at the box office, we have Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 which is performing brilliantly at the box office. While the film hit the screens on July 12, 2019, Super 30 is showing a steady trend at the box office and talking about its second weekend, Super 30 has scored very well as it collected 23.25 crore nett to take its total to around 98.75 crore nett in ten days. Well, going by the early estimates, the film has held very well in the second weekend dropping 54% from the first weekend. If we look at the second weekend business of Super 30, according to a report in Box Office India, the film is the fourth best of the year after Kabir Singh, Uri - The Surgical Strike and Total Dhamaal. Talking about Super 30, the film is based on the life of a Bihar-based mathematician, and it tells the story of how Anand Kumar started a coaching programme… read more
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Congress leaders on way to meet Priyanka Gandhi detained at Kashi airport

Varanasi police on Saturday detained senior Congress leaders at Lal Bahadur Shashtri International airport when they were going to meet Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at Chunar guesthouse in Mirzapur. As the Congress leaders, including UPCC chief Raj Babbar, Jitin Prasada, R P N Singh, Deependra Singh Hooda and Rajiv Shukla arrived at the airport, police stopped them from leaving the airport. On being stopped at the airport, Babbar tweeted that it was height of misuse of power which is stopping our leader (referring to Priyanka) to reach Sonbhadra and us from meeting her. Meanwhile, a three-member delegation of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) also landed at Varanasi airport on Saturday to meet Sonbhadra victims. The delegation was led by Rajya Sabha member Derek O’Briena and consisted of Sunil Mondal and Abir Ranjan Biswas. They were informed by the police that they would not be allowed… read more
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Ben Stokes nominated for New Zealander of the Year

Allrounder Ben Stokes, who guided England to victory over New Zealand in the final of the cricket World Cup, has been nominated as New Zealander of the Year. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has also been nominated. Stokes’ match-winning innings of 84 allowed England to tie New Zealand’s score of 241-8 and he then helped the home team prevail after a tie-breaking “super over” in which both teams scored 15 runs. England won on a count back of boundaries hit during the match. Stokes was born in New Zealand but moved to England with his family when he was 12. His father Gerard, who played rugby league for New Zealand, was then coaching in England. Stokes has remained in England since, though his parents Gerard and Deb returned to live in the South Island city of Christchurch. New Zealander of the Year chief judge Cameron Bennett said Stokes “might not have been playing for … read more
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Sachin Tendulkar, Allan Donald inducted into ICC’s Hall of Fame

Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame alongside South African pace legend Allan Donald. Joining Tendulkar and Donald in the Hall of Fame was two-time World Cup-winning Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick. “It’s a huge honour for me,” Tendulkar said at the induction ceremony held here on Sunday night. The 46-year-old former right-hand batsman is regarded the greatest to have played the game along with Sir Donald Bradman and remains the top run-accumulator in both Tests and ODIs. He has 34,357 runs across formats and is the only batsman to have 100 internationals hundreds under his belt. The 52-year-old Donald is one of the finest bowlers to have played the game and had 330 Test and 272 ODI wickets to his credit before calling it quits in 2003. Fitzpatrick is the second highest wicket-taker… read more
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Post on Facebook, phone chat before death

Vishwajeet Pundir, the 31-year-old manager of a private hospital who bled to death from an unexplained stomach wound in the small hours of Wednesday, had spoken to a Gurugram woman over phone on Tuesday night and was active on social media till late. While a murder case has been lodged based on the complaint of family members, preliminary probe hasn’t established a conspiracy. Police have recovered a syringe from Pundir’s room at his Vishwas Khand home and are scanning CCTV cameras of nearby residences for clues. Police said they examined the room on Wednesday morning and found the TV and AC switched on. These are indications that he was awake, they said. His phone records show he spoke to the woman for around four minutes. “The deceased had posted an update on Facebook at 11.45pm about a Wimbledon match and was also active on WhatsApp till midnight,” said SHO, Gomtinagar, R… read more
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