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Junior doctors formally withdraw week-long strike; to resume work Tuesday morning

Junior doctors formally withdraw week-long strike; to resume work Tuesday morning

The doctors will resume work on Tuesday morning from 6:30 am.

Jun 17, 2019, 20:59 PM IST
Junior doctors call off week-long strike after meeting West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Junior doctors call off week-long strike after meeting West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Mamata directed to appoint a nodal officer for the security of doctors at all government hospital in the state.

Jun 17, 2019, 18:16 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee agrees to demand for live telecast, meeting with doctors to be held

Mamata Banerjee agrees to demand for live telecast, meeting with doctors to be held

The doctors had again refused to meet Mamata Banerjee after the West Bengal Chief Minister called two representatives from each Medical College of the state for discussion on Monday.

Jun 17, 2019, 15:14 PM IST
Striking doctors stick to demand, refuse to meet Mamata Banerjee without media, cameras

Striking doctors stick to demand, refuse to meet Mamata Banerjee without media, cameras

As many as two medical representatives from 14 colleges (28 persons) had been asked to attend the meeting to end the impasse. 

Jun 17, 2019, 14:44 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee agrees to meet two representatives from each Medical College in Bengal amid protests

Mamata Banerjee agrees to meet two representatives from each Medical College in Bengal amid protests

The striking doctors are holding a general body meeting to decide whether they will go or not and if at all they do, which two representatives will attend the meeting. 

Jun 17, 2019, 13:22 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to meet delegation of junior doctors on Monday at 3pm

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to meet delegation of junior doctors on Monday at 3pm

On Sunday, the agitating junior doctors of NRS Medical College in West Bengal had agreed to meet Mamata to end the impasse but stressed that the conversation cannot be held behind closed doors.

Jun 16, 2019, 21:20 PM IST
IMA calls for all-India strike on Monday, non-essential services unavailable from 6 AM

IMA calls for all-India strike on Monday, non-essential services unavailable from 6 AM

The IMA, however, said that casualty and emergency services will continue to function as usual.

Jun 16, 2019, 18:19 PM IST
Striking doctors agree to meet Mamata Banerjee to end impasse but not behind closed doors

Striking doctors agree to meet Mamata Banerjee to end impasse but not behind closed doors

The striking doctors had on Friday night rejected a proposal from the Chief Minister for talks at the state secretariat Nabanna, and maintained that she would have to come down to the NRS Medical

Jun 16, 2019, 17:28 PM IST
Monsoon hits North Bengal; Sikkim, overall rainfall deficiency reaches 43%

Monsoon hits North Bengal; Sikkim, overall rainfall deficiency reaches 43%

Monsoon arrived in Kerala on June 8, after a delay of around a week after its usual onset date.

Jun 16, 2019, 17:17 PM IST
TMC Nowpara MLA Sunil Singh, 12 councillors arrive in Delhi to join BJP

TMC Nowpara MLA Sunil Singh, 12 councillors arrive in Delhi to join BJP

The TMC MLA and his party councillors are likely to meet top BJP leaders in the national capital following which they will be later inducted into the saffron party.

Jun 16, 2019, 14:36 PM IST
Media can apologise on my behalf: Mamata Banerjee on doctors' strike

Media can apologise on my behalf: Mamata Banerjee on doctors' strike

Bengal government has said that it is ready to meet all the 'practical' demands of the protesting doctors. 

Jun 16, 2019, 10:58 AM IST
Doctors continue strike, say open for talks with WB CM but will decide venue later

Doctors continue strike, say open for talks with WB CM but will decide venue later

The agitating doctors had on Saturday turned down an invite for a closed-door meeting with Banerjee. 

Jun 16, 2019, 06:12 AM IST
Protesting doctors reject Mamata Banerjee's invite for talks, adamant on CM's apology

Protesting doctors reject Mamata Banerjee's invite for talks, adamant on CM's apology

The junior doctors are demanding an unconditional apology from Banerjee before talks. 

Jun 15, 2019, 13:04 PM IST
AIIMS doctors issue 48-hour ultimatum to Mamata Banerjee govt to accept demands, warn of indefinite strike

AIIMS doctors issue 48-hour ultimatum to Mamata Banerjee govt to accept demands, warn of indefinite strike

The agitating junior doctors have put up six conditions for withdrawal of their ongoing stir.

Jun 15, 2019, 08:56 AM IST
As doctors refuse to end agitation, Mamata Banerjee invites them again for talks today

As doctors refuse to end agitation, Mamata Banerjee invites them again for talks today

West Bengal CM has invited the agitating doctors to meet her again on Saturday evening in order to end the logjam. 

Jun 15, 2019, 06:17 AM IST
Over 460 doctors resign in Bengal as protests intensify across nation, Centre seeks Mamata's intervention

Over 460 doctors resign in Bengal as protests intensify across nation, Centre seeks Mamata's intervention

None of the resignations have been accepted by the state government.

Jun 14, 2019, 23:49 PM IST
Doctors set down 6 conditions to withdraw stir, demand Mamata's unconditional apology

Doctors set down 6 conditions to withdraw stir, demand Mamata's unconditional apology

Agitating doctors Friday put forward six conditions, including unconditional apology of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, to withdraw the four-day-long strike that disrupted healthcare

Jun 14, 2019, 20:23 PM IST
Another junior doctor attacked in Kolkata's National Medical College and Hospital

Another junior doctor attacked in Kolkata's National Medical College and Hospital

Another junior doctor, sitting on protest, has been attacked in Kolkata's National Medical College on Friday evening. 

Jun 14, 2019, 19:09 PM IST
Those living in West Bengal will have to learn to speak in Bengali: CM Mamata Banerjee

Those living in West Bengal will have to learn to speak in Bengali: CM Mamata Banerjee

The TMC supremo also reiterated that outsiders instigated the doctors' agitation in the state and accused the BJP of targeting the Bengalis and the minorities.

Jun 14, 2019, 17:45 PM IST
Bengal political parties meet Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, agree on no provocative speeches

Bengal political parties meet Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, agree on no provocative speeches

The meeting was attended by Trinamool's Dr. Partha Chatterjee, BJP's Jay Prakash Mazumdar, Congress' Soumendra Nath Mitra and CPI(M)'s Md Salim.   

Jun 13, 2019, 22:02 PM IST