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The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


Health policy wants public hospitals certified for quality: The long awaited National Health Policy (NHP), announced a few days ago, proposes to raise public health expenditure as a percentage of the GDP from the current 1.15% to 2.5% by 2025.

1.6-billion-year-old fossil find puts life into Indian geologist’s theories: Discovery of a group of fossils of a 1.6-billion-year-old red algae, a precursor to plant and animal life, from Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh.

CCMB researchers control weight and fat gain in animals: Metabolism of rats, rabbits seems modulated through intervention to promote energy expenditure.

Need stents? Skip a beat no more: The ceiling on prices of stents comes as a boon for patients. The onus is now on them to hold hospitals to account.


Editorial/OPINION


Why is the World Bank keen on resolving Indus divide?: After her recent visit to India and Pakistan, World Bank Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva reiterated that the Bank was keen on resolving the disagreements between the two nations over the interpretation of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) following the construction by India of two hydroelectric power plants.


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