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5.5 Lakh Head and Neck Cancer Cases Every Year in India: Experts

Head and neck cancers account for more than 5.5 lakh of the total cancer cases reported in India every year, putting India in the sixth place worldwide, said health experts. Quoting the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the experts said approximately eight lakh cases are diagnosed each year, out of which 5.5 lakh cases are of head and neck cancer. “Primarily a lifestyle-related disease, such cancer is highly preventable. As much as 80 per cent of the causation is attributed to tobacco consumption, while 75 per cent is due…

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Direct Tax Mop Up at Rs 5.54 Lakh Cr, Indirect at Rs 5.69 Lakh Cr: Government

New Delhi: Government has collected Rs 5,54,179 crore from direct tax as on February 29 and Rs 5,69,056 crore from indirect tax as on January 31 this fiscal, Parliament was informed today. According to revised estimate, Rs 7.52 lakh crore was estimated to come from direct taxes (corporate, and income tax) and another Rs 7.03 lakh crore from indirect taxes (customs, excise and service tax), Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said in a written reply to Lok Sabha. Replying to a separate query, Sinha said in 2015-16 (up to…

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