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Patients pay a heavy price as India’s doctors continue with the corrupt ‘cut practice’

Patients pay a heavy price as India’s doctors continue with the corrupt ‘cut practice’

Patients pay a heavy price as India’s doctors continue with the corrupt ‘cut practice’

Psychiatrist Dr. Shyam Shastri (name changed) regularly visits clinicians almost in southern Mumbai to deliver cash envelopes. Shastri, who has struggled to establish his medical practice for three years, finally decided to offer “discounts” to his honorary colleagues that patients pay him.

By sending these envelopes in cash, Shastri has made sure that doctors refer and recommend their services to their patients.

The current rate of these commissions, according to Shastri, is between 40% and 60%, which means that if a patient paid Rs 1000 to Shastri, he will have to pay between 400 Rs and Rs 600 for the referring doctor.

“I never thought about enjoying an unethical practice,” Shastri said. “This practice cuts like the way someone pays premiums to politicians by eliminating a project.”

He hopes to be able to stop paying commissions once he has enough patients and a fairly solid practice to pay his bills.

Senior colleagues Shastri also said they had to offer incentives to other doctors, especially physicians, at least once during their practice years. An older doctor working with a well-known hospital in Mumbai said at a time he paid at least 10 doctors to refer patients to him.

“I had decided not to go back into guilty practice,” he said. “But my practice was so bad that my family asked me to do it.”

Finally, it was established enough to stop cutting cuts.

A decade ago, when Tamara Zweck, a sports and orthopedic physiotherapist, moved her practice to Mumbai, Australia, her loved ones and her patients have been told to “connect with doctors” to improve their practice.

“In my opinion, the patient comes first and I decided to rely on word of mouth instead of offering or making cuts,” Zweck said. He added that fitness instructors, yoga teachers also accept the cuts to refer patients to doctors.

Cardiac surgeon Dr. Ramakant Panda of Mumbai, has launched a campaign with several doctors to end the practice of cutting. Panda regularly meets patients who advise angioplasty – a procedure in which catheters are guided by constricting arteries to expand or remove plaque – when they do not really need it. It is estimated that 30% of the angioplasties performed are unnecessary. “[Doctors] advise to get the procedure because they get cuts,” he said.

Many doctors hire PR officers to work as agents. “These agents are for general practitioners who have the doctor they work for and offer incentives to send patients,” said Dr. Jeevan Rajput, Aurangabad neurosurgery.

When Rajput began his private practice in Aurangabad there four years, other doctors suggested hiring a public relations agent and offering reimbursements in exchange for referrals from patients. “I wanted to start my own hospital and it was difficult at first because I do not even belong to a family of doctors,” he said.

Rajput decided to personally visit the doctors and ask them to refer patients for their abilities. Some were forced, some not. “Instead of offering rebates, I have offered discounts to patients and have never insisted on a deposit that has worked for me.” Some clinics require patients to pay a certain amount on deposit prior to treatment or hospitalization.

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In a year of miracles, a Federer-Nadal final at Wimbledon will be the biggest of them all

In a year of miracles, a Federer-Nadal final at Wimbledon will be the biggest of them all

In a year of miracles, a Federer-Nadal final at Wimbledon will be the biggest of them all

Sports lovers have a way of looking back and remembering the old days.

In 2006, 2007 and 2008, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal met for three successive championship finals at Wimbledon. Each of these games has been more threatened than the previous one, while the 2008 showdown was often regarded as the best game ever played.

For almost a decade since the last meeting, tennis fans, analysts and surely the players themselves wonder if a meeting on the central court is too much to wait for.

This year, 11 years after that first final when Federer was established grass leader and Nadal during his cocky challenger, the old rivals have convened to meet again in the afternoon of July 16 to compete in the singles of the Knights of the Trophy of this year.

While Federer and Nadal would be the first to remind everyone that there is a long way to go before it actually happens, that is not even a possibility demonstrates what we suspected all year long. 2017 is a year of miracles tennis. Because he saw a remarkable double return, unexpected and comforting by two of the best tennis players in the world.

Federer and Nadal faced injuries last year, missed much of the season and watched helplessly, while their rankings dropped out of the top 10. When the new season started early this time of year Rafa and Roger seem to have already gone well One Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray seemed to be on the rise.

To this is added the wins of the Grand Slam mix Stan Wawrinka, and the youngest and funniest brigadier players such as Alexander Zverev, Milos Raonic, Dominic Thiem and Nick Kyrigos, and you could be forgiven for the wish that you had The less opportunity to say goodbye to two veterans who were suddenly anywhere on the scene.

Then, suddenly, we were in Australia, and the unthinkable happened. When Federer, 35, and Nadal, 31, reached the “Final Dream” in January, was surreal. They say the truth, was considered to be a little smarter. Only it was not.

Since that game, Federer won, both men have dominated the world of tennis. The Swiss destroyed the first three months of the year, winning 19 of their 20 matches, followed by the Australian Open win with two ATP Masters Series hard-court titles at Indian Wells and Miami. In both cases, he defeated his former nemesis, Nadal, who had seemed invincible instead.

The Spanish, however, has not had a bad year. In honor in Melbourne and Miami, Rafa rolled through his beloved clay courts, winning in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid, before crowning his achievements at the French Open.

If Federer added to his record of Grand Slam titles by winning the number 18, while Nadal became the first to win 10 times. Nadal and Federer were top in the standings to reach an impressive two and four respectively. And, of course, these people lead the ATP race for the year-end tournament in London.

The two men have had phenomenal seasons by any measure. But it’s his age and the injuries he suffered last year, making his joint impact so incredible. Suddenly, we are back to the age of Rafa and Roger. How did this happen?

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Uttar Pradesh police detain Dalit protesters who wanted to present Adityanath with giant bar of soap

Uttar Pradesh police detain Dalit protesters who wanted to present Adityanath with giant bar of soap

Uttar Pradesh police detain Dalit protesters who wanted to present Adityanath with giant bar of soap

More than 70 Dalit rights activists were detained by the Uttar Pradesh Police in Jhansi and Lucknow to prevent the filing of a bar of 125 lb Adityanath prime minister. Lucknow police also arrested Dalit activists Monday outside the press club in the city where they had to decide on a press conference on their soap claim.

The offensive began on Sunday when Jhansi police forced 43 dalits, adivasis and other Gujarat class protesters back to leave the Sabarmati Express and detained them in a guesthouse. Demonstrators, Dr. Ambedkar Vechan Pratibandh Samiti, had left Gujarat Saturday night and headed Lucknow’s intention to put the Adityanath 125 kg soap.

It was a symbolic protest against the Uttar Pradesh government’s decision in May to distribute soap and shampoo to the Dala families Musahar of a village in Kushinagar district in order to be “clean” before Chief Minister Adityanath will visit the village . The protest plan included organizing a press conference on Monday a meeting with the Dalit groups of Uttar Pradesh and a visit to the office to deliver Adityanath bar of giant soap. Authorizations for all events had already been obtained.

However, when activists in Gujarat crossed the Uttar Pradesh border, the railroad police entered their train, all 43 of the militants gathered in a single compartment, and a Gujarat Dalit rule was dropped in Jhansi, said Martin Macwan. Helped organize the event.

“The police took our activists to a guest house and claimed that they had made arrangements for them because they were concerned about their safety,” Macwan said. “But then, the police arrested them by force in the guest house is not allowed in or out, and on Monday morning, take them on a train to Gujarat.”

Macwan says the police also remove activists from mobile phones and made them later, after protesting against the measure.

According to a police officer in the Jhansi circle office, activists were arrested on the order of senior officials to avoid public order problem. “We learned from the railway police thought the demonstrators were fighting each other,” said the officer. He added that they were arrested because authorities feared that the recurrence of a “Saharanpur-like incident”, referring to the interrelationships casteuses disturbances that occurred in the saharhaise city of Uttar Pradesh in May.

While Gujarat protesters were treated in Jhansi, activists claim that police arrested 22 protesters dalit Lucknow Bundelkhand and other parts of Uttar Pradesh when they arrived in the state capital to participate in the demonstration scheduled for Monday.

Activists had arrived in Lucknow Sunday night and organizers of the protest had arranged for them to stay at an inn Nehru Yuva Kendra. “But on Sunday night, police had gheraoed [surrounded] the inn and kept them obligated to maintain,” said Ram Kumar, a Dalit leader of the dynamic Action Group, one of the organizations that planned the gathering and press conference.

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‘I heard her scream, thought it was a prank’: Delhi’s Honda City accident victim’s friend

‘I heard her scream, thought it was a prank’: Delhi’s Honda City accident victim’s friend

‘I heard her scream, thought it was a prank’: Delhi’s Honda City accident victim’s friend

This is a phone call that always convinces.
Komal Tripathi, 19, is never too far from his phone. On Monday morning, when the freshman in business administration, waiting for the examination center in Narela, west of Delhi, said his best friend and classmate, Ritu Singh.
All I could hear was shouting and the call ended abruptly. Komal has always had a last-minute reading to do and not pay much attention to his friend’s joke call.
“I could hear Ritu screams. I thought she and other friends made a joke on me,” Komal said.
Ritu and six of his classmates at the School of Professional Studies and Research in Delhi Rohini Sector 24 were about to concentrate on passing their exam in the second half.
Komal returned to the reading and turned off the doorbell. She did not want any kind of distractions. She waited for Ritu and others, but it was late, so she headed for the lobby. When she was doing, a classmate told her that he was Ritu in an accident. The Ritu Honda City and six others were knocked down a survey in the area of Punjabi Bagh in western Delhi, it has been said. It was around 8:30.
Komal did not know the gravity and decided to take the test. “I knew all the answers, but I could not concentrate,” said Komal, who left in an hour.
It was too late.
Ritu Sanchit Chhabra and died on the spot after the car went through cement ramps to fall about 30 feet down. Rajat, who was driving the car, died later in the day. Martes Garima died.
Komal had to be in the car as well. Rajat was taking him but he made a detour after Ritu Garima and could not find a taxi, Komal said. She did not want to be late, so she asked another friend for the lift, and saved her life.
There was a missed call on the Komal phone when she ran out of the exam room. It was Pranav Malik.

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Why London-educated BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta needs to read Hannah Arendt more closely

Why London-educated BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta needs to read Hannah Arendt more closely

Why London-educated BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta needs to read Hannah Arendt more closely

The reaction of the Bharatiya Janata Party to anti-lynchist events “Not in my name” in at least 10 cities Wednesday was revealing. Anyway, the protest was organized and without initiative Congress party lifeless, there were no family skills.

Then it was the accusation that those present in different cities to oppose the recent lynchings were the same as always, all enemies of Modi and the BJP. But a particularly offensive response had Swapan Dasgupta, BJP MP of Rajya Sabha. In The Times of India, he acknowledged that lynchings were reprehensible, but raised issues with “Not in my name.”

Those who show the signs, he said, are guilty of exercising “social condescension” for the unwashed masses who worship the cow, he said. His real beef is not with Lynch mobs but with the ban on eating beef. They are home to “social condescension” to Hindu popular culture and despise believers as “raw vegetarian island, neo-read and write and that is Ram.” Their “cosmopolitanism without roots” somehow external to India.

Dasgupta is a historian trained with a SOAS degree in London. So you should not be familiar with the historical role of resentment against “rooted cosmopolitanism.” The Nazis regularly criticized Jews as uprooted cosmopolitans, alien to the Aryan culture of the German nation. This propaganda was at the heart of the totalitarian mobilization of the population.
The dilemma of totalitarian movements, as Hannah Arendt recalls, is that they exist in a non-totalitarian world. Therefore, they are forced to resort to propaganda aimed at non-totalitarian strata and outside the home. This is not only for the classification of strata identified as external, but also for winning those who are no longer in the fold. Therefore, he said, the Führer regularly entertained his generals with monstrous lies during the war. It was for the victory. Calling the Nazis, Stalin avoided anti-Semitism in the 1940s to impregnate Jewish cosmopolitan intellectuals as hidden enemies of Russian patriotism.

We hear abuse “Libtards” and “sickulars”. Campaigns against minorities are also old. Bal Thackeray was at its peak against the Indians of the South and communists as foreigners in Mumbai, illegally depriving most of the “Marathi Manoos.” Bombay experienced the toxic effect of its vitriolic rhetoric against Muslims in 1992-1993 – a fact recorded by the Srikrishna Commission. Very familiar is the exclusion of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Hindutva Muslims.

The rule against “rooted cosmopolitanism” is also a family burden. But what makes the significant burden now is the bottom almost daily reports of violence by leftists and the lynching of Muslims. The surveillance of the multitude occurs without taking into account the real facts of the slaughter of cows. The public does not have to witness an act of massacre or identify those involved in illegal trade in animals. He did not need facts, because it has been said, and convinced that such actions are hidden.

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Small role if you join BRI in future: Chinese media’s message to ‘nervous’ India

Small role if you join BRI in future: Chinese media’s message to ‘nervous’ India

Small role if you join BRI in future: Chinese media’s message to ‘nervous’ India

Chinese state media call India “skeptical, nervous and anxious” on Monday in New Delhi no radiant join the Initiative of the belt and the Road (BRI) in Beijing in the care of sovereignty and concerns about debt burden from other countries.
An element of state media asked why it was a viewer participant more eager to participate in the transcontinental connectivity project.
He warned that if India decided to join the initiative in the future, it could have a “small role” to play.
India has jumped the Belt and Road Forum (BRF), which took place in Beijing on Sunday and Monday on concerns over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which runs through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK).
The Global Times article was published despite the fact that President Xi Jinping opened at the top of the round table of the BRF with about 29 heads of state who participate Monday morning at Yanqi Lake International Convention Center, about 70 km the center of Beijing, amidst low hills and a lake. At the round table, Xi spoke to accelerate the process among regions of the world through infrastructure projects.
On Sunday, he promised $ 124 billion for the plan and called for the abandonment of old models based on rivalries and diplomatic power games.
However, New Delhi has officially ruled out Saturday to send a delegation.
“No country can accept a project that ignores its main concerns about sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Gopal Bagley, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, said in reference to the CPEC.
“Connectivity initiatives should respect the principles of fiscal responsibility to avoid projects that would create unsustainable debt burdens for communities,” said M. Bagley, speaking about the debt danger of host countries, especially smaller economies. Have difficulty repaying loans for infrastructure projects financed by China.

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Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Akshay Kumar and Shraddha Kapoor get ‘booked’

Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Akshay Kumar and Shraddha Kapoor get ‘booked’

Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Akshay Kumar and Shraddha Kapoor get ‘booked’

Perhaps not exhaustive, but what films like Devdas, Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977) and Omkara (2006) have in common? Well, these are all the cinematographic adaptations of literary works read and popular. And later, these adaptations in Bollywood seem to be on the rise, with books by authors like Chetan Bhagat and Amish Tripathi becoming more and more a part of popular consciousness. Celebratory-based books are fairly common in Hollywood and some examples also exist in Bollywood. However, in recent months, several celebrities on the A-Hindi film list have acquired the rights to adapt popular books to movies. At least four of these films are in different stages of production at the moment, and several well-known promoters are also working on further adaptation. What is interesting is that filmmakers and writers are not limited to literary and respected epics – a large number of books and stories are always chosen by actors and film directors. The list includes Alia Bhatt, who allegedly participated in the adaptation of Meghna Gulzar Calling Sehmat, Harinder S. Sikka, as well as Deepika Padukone, who must find Rahima Khan aka Sapna Didi, based on a chapter of the book S Hussain Zaidi, mafia queens of Mumbai.Experts say that this trend may be motivated in part by the love of literature people and great history books can be counted. Taran Adarsh said, “Literature and books of magic will never be excessive. If the big stars or the best directors, everyone listened to the best sellers and are aware that people have wanted a particular literature. Loved a book, which will make a very good movie as well, as long as this is done like that. “

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India should work with China on OBOR for its own economic benefit

India should work with China on OBOR for its own economic benefit

India should work with China on OBOR for its own economic benefit

President Xi Jinping has just received a mega show to sell the Eurasian connectivity scheme in China, called One Belt One Road (OBOR) or Belt Road Initiative (BRI). Presidents were presidents and prime ministers and leaders from other regions of the world and, most surprisingly, from our neighbors.
If you feel that India has been isolated in your boycott of the meeting, do not be mistaken. But this was a preventable injury. The basis of New Delhi’s rigid opposition to OBOR has never been very clear. Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue in March 2016, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar implicitly criticized China for creating connectivity without a “consultative process” and wiring options for its participants.
Subsequently, New Delhi raised the issue of the Chinese-Pakistani economic corridor (CPEC) passing through POK. Last week, official Gopal Bagley said that “no country can accept a project that ignores its central concerns about sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
But it was more as a pretext to oppose OBOR than anything else; India never seriously sought the return of Gilgit-Baltistan and wanted the LoC to be an international frontier. In fact, a lot of wiring is already done. 2017 will see more than 2,000 (estimated) trains from a dozen Chinese cities to more than 20 European destinations on new lines and tunnels in Central Asia. Pipelines and railroads have already changed the economic direction of the region from Russia to China. Southeast Asia is undergoing a similar process with new railway lines extending beyond traditional sea routes. In the Indian Ocean region (IOR), Chinese companies have built, are under construction and in many cases operate ports in (Kyaukpyu) Myanmar, (Hambantota) Sri Lanka, (Gwadar) Pakistan, (Bagamoyo) Tanzania, (Lamu) Kenya. As part of this, China has also made strategic investments in Central and Eastern Europe.
It is important to understand what OBOR is and what it is not. Its main objective is to integrate the rich European economy with that of China, not with the CPEC and Pakistan, which are only minor aspects of the ambitious plan.
The short-term objective is for China to become the dominant regional power in its neighborhood, where it is already the main economic presence. In addition, there is an obligation to protect Chinese maritime trade, especially oil, in the IOR.
India lacks resources to meet China’s ambitious plans for Eurasia but is directly affected by the Chinese money being poured into its neighborhood and the sharp rise in Chinese naval activity in the IOR since 2014 Beijing established a base in Djibouti and you You can make sure that Gwadar, Ship Installation in all but the name. And that is just the beginning.

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Deepika Padukone was a beauty at the Cannes day 1 red carpet. See the best pics here

Deepika Padukone was a beauty at the Cannes day 1 red carpet. See the best pics here

Deepika Padukone was a beauty at the Cannes day 1 red carpet. See the best pics here

Deepika Padukone has left her hair loosely – literally – while pulling out a brown creation of Marchesa Notte for her appearance on the red carpet at the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday.

Directed before the detection of ghosts Ismael.Deepika, French director Arnaud Desplechin, one of Bollywood’s most successful actors now, represents the first time the global cosmetics giant L’Oréal Paris to film Jamboree. She also co-mingled with brand ambassadors Julianne Moore, Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning before leaving for the red carpet. With braids left open, the air looked exquisite because she exuded confidence and the urge in her dress to sweep the floor. The intricate embroidery brought a traditional touch to the whole, while the tulle stratification gave it a sensual look. She associated herself with Jimmy Choo’s heels and Grisogono’s jewelry – dangling in her ears and a cocktail ring that stands out. By adding a touch of nervous glamor to her gaze, Deepika wore a bold lip color on the plum blossom and her eyes were finished with eyeliner and mascara.Deepika, who has an impressive filmography in Indian cinema with titles Like Bajirao Mastani and Pike, gained their claim to the fame in the international world with xXx: Return of Xander Cage earlier this year. Overcoming her production IANS Cannes, Deepika had said: “What the red carpet without pleasure I know there is a lot of focus on clothes, hair, and makeup? But this, I think the most important thing is that all who read This red carpet should have fun with everything and experience. “

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‘Part of a larger strategy’: Cordon-and-search ops are back in Kashmir after 15 years

‘Part of a larger strategy’: Cordon-and-search ops are back in Kashmir after 15 years

‘Part of a larger strategy’: Cordon-and-search ops are back in Kashmir after 15 years

Spinal and search operations are back to Kashmir after 15 years, said the head of state police Wednesday, while an increase in the number of young people from the locality join the ranks of militants forced to forces To change its counterinsurgency strategy in the valley.
Authorities said the marrow operations and the investigation – which involved security personnel goes door range – were launched overnight in the villages of Heff and Shirmal in the Shopian district, where an Indian army officer Was abducted and killed by suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militants last week. Operations ended Wednesday morning.
Although a cable for such an operation and investigation – CASE known as one of the security forces – was held last week in Shopian, the official confirmation was made today by the general director of the Military Police of Jammu – and Kashmir SP Vaid.
CASE was abandoned in 2002 after general public resentment over entire villages was released and people introduced beyond the “informants” to choose militants or sympathizers.
The Kashmir valley has been in crisis since last year when the killing of HM commander Burhan Wani provoked violent street protests, as the security forces are represented in the same way. About 100 people were killed during protests over several months and heavily blinded by shotguns fired by security forces. With anti-Indian sentiment above, the valley also witnessed sporadic protests in the capital Srinagar over alleged human rights violations by security forces.
Vaid said the operations “are part of a broader strategy to eliminate militants in southern Kashmir,” identified as the epicenter of protests against the Indian and activism. He said they will continue.
Search operations will be carried out in areas affected by militancy such as Kulgam, Pulwama, Tral, Shopian and Budgam, according to sources. Last week, about 4,000 members of the police and army were involved in Case of two dozen Shopian villages. Unmanned drones and army helicopters were part of the operations.
Former Kashmir police chief Javed Gillani recently said that about 200 militants active in Kashmir, of whom 110 are local youth, were drawn to militancy in the past month. Almost 90 young people from the locality of the south of Kashmir.