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1,200 striking medicos in TN suspended

May 17, 2003 18:17 IST

The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday suspended 1,200 of the 5,000 striking medicos after its talks with the students' unions broke down over their refusal to call off their four-week old stir.

The disciplinary action, which will prevent students from taking their exams in June, came after the deadline given by the government to call off their strike expired.

Earlier, representatives of the striking students met Director of Medical Education C Ravindranath and submitted a memorandum of demands.

The students have been on strike since April 23 pressing for Medical Council of India's recognition to as many as 79 courses offered in various government and private medical colleges, increase in stipend and ban on opening of new private medical colleges.

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Sub: medics

mr tell me few countries having soo many private medical colleges ? this is an indian make money only the best in academics shd ...

Posted by phalaksh

Sub: medical colleges

Hurling towards a mistaken idea of modernisation will not help our country nor her people. Statistics are for politicians and academics that often have little ...

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Sub: Wake up call !!!!

Its high time that the government should realize the fact that the approval to opening up innumerable new Pivate Medical and Dental colleges day by ...

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The student doctors having got admission in govt colleges now demand that others don't have a right to become doctors in private colleges.The Govt is ...

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Sub: Why just suspended ?

Dismiss them at once and also take away their degrees. This is yet another kind of blackmail and terrorism and must be curbed without any ...

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