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First published on 15-Apr-2015

Cancer donation

Houston, April 14 (PTI): An Indian-American doctor couple have donated $1 million (Rs 6 crore) for the construction of a cancer care facility at the University of Arizona.

The couple, Dr Ram and Meera Krishna, made the donation in memory of Meera's sister Mandira Jalajakshi who was a physician practising in England when she passed away in 2012. The five-storey facility is expected to open in September.

Visa scheme

New Delhi (PTI): The government has changed the name of the visa-on-arrival scheme to e-Tourist Visa with effect from Wednesday. The earlier name suggested that the visa was being granted on arrival, while actually pre-authorisation of visa is given prior to arrival of foreigners.

Elderly care

New Delhi (PTI): The Union health ministry is planning to set up two highly specialised "National Centres for Ageing" at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Madras Medical College to cater to the needs of the elderly population in the country.

Art auction

New Delhi (PTI): Old books and pens, film posters, walking sticks, vintage watches, rare photographs and a rare projector besides a range of pre-Independence era postcards are among various collectibles set to go under the hammer on April 26 in a sale by Artdeal auction house.

Rail cards

New Delhi (PTI): The railways have decided to issue I-card to patients eligible for concession. The move is part of a slew of measures the railways have decided to undertake in a bid to curb revenue leaks. Officials said concession meant cancer patients were being cornered by other people fraudulently with fake doctors' certificates.

Mangalsutra

Chennai (PTI): The Dravidar Kazhagam party organised the controversial "mangalsutra removal" function here early on Tuesday morning, hours before Madras High Court ordered a stay on it. Around 25 women voluntarily took part in the event, party president K. Veeramani said.

Live-in ruling

New Delhi, April 14 (PTI): A man and a woman cohabiting continuously for a long time are presumed to be married, the Supreme Court has said while upholding that a woman is eligible to inherit her partner's property after his death.

The apex court said this while dealing with a property dispute case where the litigants contested that their grandfather, who was living with a woman for 20 years after his wife's death, was not legally wedded to her.

Pak NGO

Karachi (PTI): A Pakistan NGO has started a signature campaign to "pressurise" the country's media watchdog to stop illegal transmission of Indian channels by cable operators. The NGO, Hunch, said Indian soap operas and films were against "the ideology, national security and economic interest" of Pakistan.

Medico dead

Shimla (PTI): An MBBS student was found dead in his hostel room at Indira Gandhi Medical College in Shimla on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Sanjay Bhatia. No suicide note was found, police said. Preliminary probe suggested that depression led to his death.

Kids beaten

Hyderabad (PTI): A couple and two associates have been arrested after they confined five children in Hyderabad and beat them up with plastic pipes. They assaulted the children for allegedly teasing the wife of Venkat Swami who reportedly has a criminal record.

AP firing

New Delhi (PTI): The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes will send a team to Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor, where 20 people were killed in a police firing, to "ascertain facts".

2G case

New Delhi (PTI): The final arguments in the 2G case, in which former minister A. Raja is an accused, are likely to commence on Wednesday.

 


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