Regulations
HC refuses to stay eviction of Congress MP
New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to stay the eviction of Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury from a government bungalow in south Delhi's Moti Bagh neighbourhood.
 
Chowdhury, a Lok Sabha MP from Murshidabad, had approached the high court after the authorities on Tuesday disconnected water and power supply to the bungalow occupied by him.
 
A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath also denied his plea to give some time to shift to an alternate accommodation.
 
Chowdhury has alleged "vendetta" by the central government.
 
The Directorate of Estates has said that the former UPA minister has been allotted another house on Humayun Road. It said the alternate accommodation was allotted more than one year ago, after Chowdhury was re-elected from Murshidabad in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.
 
The Directorate of Estates has also claimed that it had granted sufficient time to Chowdhury - a four term parliamentarian - to vacate the ministerial bungalow.
 
Chowdhury's counsel told the bench that his representation to the Chairman of Housing Committee of Lok Sabha was pending.
 
Disclaimer: Information, facts or opinions expressed in this news article are presented as sourced from IANS and do not reflect views of Moneylife and hence Moneylife is not responsible or liable for the same. As a source and news provider, IANS is responsible for accuracy, completeness, suitability and validity of any information in this article.

User

Diagnosed with cancer? Don't take it lying down
New Delhi : Being diagnosed with cancer at a prime age with flying dreams and a family to look after can be earth-shattering for most people. But when it comes to facing the stark reality, whom does one blame for the slow but certain decay of cells and tissues in your body.
 
At a time when health practitioners globally are becoming certain they can cure any form of cancer (depending on the stage of discovery), the real fight for cancer-stricken people is to choose between two realities: Embrace the situation with humility and prepare themselves for the long-drawn medical procedures or give up and let it progress.
 
"If a person is unfortunate to get cancer, the most important thing is to maintain a positive attitude. Further, he or she should identify people from family or friends who will be standing with him or her throughout the procedures," Dr. Ajit Saxena, consultant urologist and andrologist at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in the capital, told IANS.
 
"Next is to search for the best oncologist for the particular cancer treatment, depending on the organ affected. Whatever be the situation, it is best to consider things rationally, apply the mind to find the best treatment available and fight it out," Dr Saxena said.
 
The next stage is to connect with cancer support groups online or offline to prepare yourself for the battle ahead.
 
"Life is priceless and there should be no option to give it up. Help in one form or the other can be offered to all patients at any stage of cancer. We may enable them to meet realistic goals and lead a better quality of life given the situation they are faced with," Dr. Harit Chaturvedi, chairman, Max Institute of Oncology at Max Hospitals, emphasised.
 
Fully aware that you have been diagnosed with cancer, do not just go on blaming your fate. While more and more triggers are becoming increasingly known, it is still difficult to pin point one cause for any particular cancer.
 
Some of the known associated factors, however, are unhealthy lifestyle, tobacco and alcohol consumption, viral infections, family history and, of course, ageing.
 
"It is a consequence of interplay of multiple factors such as bad habits, bad lifestyle, ageing, obesity, environmental and genetic mutations," notes Dr Sanjay Dudhat, head of surgical oncology from Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital in Mumbai.
 
If a patient is diagnosed with cancer, the first thing he or she requires is counselling. Proper disclosure of diagnosis, correcting patients' myths about cancer and explaining the proper treatment strategies to the patient and relatives result in better acceptance and also reduces mental trauma.
 
"Proper treatment along with boosting the morale of the patient will get better results. So do not ever give up and fight cancer regardless," Dr Dudhat adds.
 
For those who are healthy and the disease does not run in the family, making simple changes can result in saying goodbye to cancer.
 
"Screening! Sceening! Sreening! Early diagnosis of any cancer makes all the difference between life and death," says Dr Saxena, also a pioneer in robotic surgery (urology).
 
"In the case of prostate cancer, a simple blood test can detect early stages. Whole body scan can pick up early cancer stages. This is important particularly in cases where there is a family history of cancer," he advises.
 
According to Dr Sidarth Sahni from department of surgical oncology at Indraprastha Apollo, woman should be aware of complications in the breast.
 
"Every woman, irrespective of family history, needs to have a mammogram done every year after age 40 as breast cancer is the fastest growing disease in women in India," he told IANS.
 
In middle age, avoid smoking and tobacco, cut alcohol consumption, hit the gym or join a neighbourhood yoga and meditation session followed by brisk walk. And do not forget adding fruits and vegetables to your grocery list.
 
Maintain healthy weight and be physically active, get immunised against Hepatitis B and HPV viruses, have safe and protected sex and opt for regular health check ups, are some of the other steps doctors suggest.
 
For those diagnosed with cancer, reading "Being Mortal" helps. It's a highly-acclaimed book by Dr Atul Gawande, a New York-based surgeon that carries several moving stories about his family, friends and patients describing how someone could better live with age-related or otherwise serious illnesses.
 
"Arriving at an acceptance of one's mortality and a clear understanding of the limits and the possibilities of medicine is a process, not an epiphany," he writes.
 
Above all, wear a positive attitude. If cancer has entered your life, give it a tough competition with smile, grit and determination.
 
"I strongly believe that life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but about learning how to dance in the rain," Dr Chaturvedi of Max Institute says.
 
Disclaimer: Information, facts or opinions expressed in this news article are presented as sourced from IANS and do not reflect views of Moneylife and hence Moneylife is not responsible or liable for the same. As a source and news provider, IANS is responsible for accuracy, completeness, suitability and validity of any information in this article.

User

COMMENTS

Ramesh Poapt

10 months ago

This article and all the articles by Dr Hegde are excellent!!
Please..........publish such articles....even it has not many comments!

Save Tax Smartly
Tax saving season is a time when we are highly prone to make wrong investment decisions. For the average person, Section 80C (which covers a host of investments and expenses) and Section 80D (which covers health insurance premium), offer several options that should exhaust the limit. You should keep track of how much is already fulfilled for 80C without making any additional investment. Only after this, you should think of tax-saving investments with a family-based approach involving your spouse and children. You can also consider multiple instruments for Rs1.5 lakh investment each, even though the limit for tax deduction is Rs1.5 lakh. 
 
In our Cover Story, Raj Pradhan has given a set of innovative strategies for navigating Sections 80C and 80D. Remember, the Finance Act 2015 has increased the limits for 80D savings. Health insurance products for 80D tax savings can also be utilised to the optimum without unnecessarily chasing it just to complete the quota. We have given a few options beyond the popular mediclaim policies to cover your family and simultaneously utilise the higher limits. Read the Cover Story to get unbiased advice on tax savings, as always. 
 
In her Crosshairs column, Sucheta points out how the law has, finally, caught up with Helios & Matheson which has left thousands of its fixed deposit investors high and dry. Moneylife alone has been writing about this company from time and time, while the market regulator seems to be in a deep slumber even as it thunders about corporate governance periodically. In her Different Strokes column, Sucheta wonders what an alien, like PK would, think about the Indian financial sector. Wouldn’t he be as shocked about the completely unaccountable public sector banks as he was about our religious hypocrisy? 
 
Our investment columnist, R Balakrishnan, continues to share his excellent investing thoughts for the long term. This time, his advice is: Do not get caught up in discussing markets and aggregate data; stay focused on high-quality businesses. We love to hear from you. As always, do write to us with suggestions and comments. 
 

User

We are listening!

Solve the equation and enter in the Captcha field.
  Loading...
Close

To continue


Please
Sign Up or Sign In
with

Email
Close

To continue


Please
Sign Up or Sign In
with

Email

BUY NOW

The Scam
24 Year Of The Scam: The Perennial Bestseller, reads like a Thriller!
Moneylife Magazine
Fiercely independent and pro-consumer information on personal finance
Stockletters in 3 Flavours
Outstanding research that beats mutual funds year after year
MAS: Complete Online Financial Advisory
(Includes Moneylife Magazine and Lion Stockletter)