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CBSE wants schools to frame rules after teachers complain about salaries

Concerned over complaints received from private school teachers across the country over payment of partial salary and delay in disbursement of salary and allowances, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked affiliated schools to frame service rules and follow them. “A number of complaints have been received against affiliated schools alleging payment of partial salary, delay in disbursement of salary and allowances, promotion and non-availability of welfare measures for teachers, retaining the teachers after schools hours, engaging them in the non-education activities etc. As a result, the teachers…

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Not so healthy after all. Here are five superfoods that you can avoid

Acai berries, goji berries, kale, pineapples and now mares’ milk — according to nutritionist Raphaël Gruman, there’s no need to rush out and buy these trending “superfoods”. Better and less expensive dietary options are available to people who want to get in greater quantities of natural vitamins and antioxidants. * Acai berries: The fruit of the South American acai palm is a big seller in organic grocery stores. Acai berries are rich in vitamin C, but so are a majority of fruits, notably kiwi fruit and in particular golden kiwi fruit….

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Modi govt aims to revamp public health scheme, lower costs after criticism: Report

India’s health ministry has trimmed its cost estimates for extending its main public health programme by 25% after criticism from a federal think-tank over inefficiency and slow progress, according to government documents seen by Reuters. The new estimate of $25 billion for a three-year extension of the flagship health programme, down from an initial figure of about $33 billion, comes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushes a multi-pronged agenda to revamp health services. Planned reforms include streamlining spending and bureaucracy, slashing prices of life-saving drugs and medical devices, and nudging companies…

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You can make your bones live after you

Rahul Sharma (name changed) teaches at Delhi University today thanks to a bone donor. He had lost a part of his thigh bone to cancer, and when the metal replacement became infected eight years later his only hope was a bone graft as he could not buy another implant for Rs 5 lakh. Sharma was lucky the bone bank at AIIMS–India’s first–had bone tissue when he needed it. In its 18-year existence the bank has got only 32 donations, and none at all in the past two years.The number of…

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Ryan Sutter From “Bachelorette” Posts Heartbreaking Message After Trista’s Health Scare

• Reality star Trista Sutter suffered a violent seizure while on vacation in Croatia. • Her husband, Ryan, wrote an emotional post on Instagram a few days later, talking about how the incident shook him. • Trista and Ryan starred on the first-ever season of The Bachelorette, and are still married to this day, with two children. Trista and Ryan Sutter captured America’s hearts as the first couple to emerge from The Bachelorette in 2003 — and they’re still going strong all these years later. And they relied on each…

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Just Two Months of Breastfeeding May Help Relieve Chronic Pain After a C-Section Delivery

Undeniably, delivering a baby is an extremely painful experience. Mothers who undergo a cesarean delivery bear the pain for months altogether. Experts suggest that the number of c-sec deliveries is rising due to a host of factors. Mothers who have recently delivered through a c-sec may take a sigh of relief as a new study enumerates the benefits of breastfeeding suggesting its practice can bring relief in c-sec induced chronic pain. Breastfeeding has been linked with a host of benefits for women. Most studies have linked breastfeeding with a reduced…

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