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CGHS cover applies even to hospitals not on government list: Supreme Court

CGHS cover applies even to hospitals not on government list: Supreme Court

Finance
NEW DELHI: In a relief to over 44 lakh current and retired government employees and their families covered under the Central Government Health Scheme, the Supreme Court said on Friday that reimbursement cannot be denied to them even if they received treatment in a hospital not empanelled under the plan. The SC bench said “no fetters” could be placed on the rights of a government employee during his lifetime to get the best medical treatment and it was wrong to reimburse bills on the basis of rates fixed under CGHS in case the employee got treatment from a hospital which is not empanelled. “The right to medical claim cannot be denied merely because the name of the hospital is not included in the government order,” the bench said. “The real test must be the factum of treatment. Before any me
Government wades into GKN takeover battle

Government wades into GKN takeover battle

Business
Business Secretary Greg Clark has written to Melrose demanding "binding" commitments from the turnaround specialist over its £8.1bn bid for GKN.Mr Clark sought "extensive and clear" measures over GKN's workforce, research and development, and pension schemes.He also raised concerns over national security given GKN's role in supplying the UK armed forces.In response, Melrose set out a number of pledges, including not selling GKN's Aerospace Division for five years.It also said that for five years it would maintain GKN's UK listing, maintain its UK headquarters, and ensure research and development (R&D) spending remained at least 2.2% of sales.Deadline approachingGKN makes parts for planemakers Airbus and Boeing, as well as parts for Volkswagen and Ford cars.It is one of the UK's largest
Polish government freezes controversial Holocaust law

Polish government freezes controversial Holocaust law

World
Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amid pressure from Israel and rising tensions between the two states, Poland will freeze its new controversial Holocaust law.The law, passed earlier this month, would prohibit implicating Poland for crimes committed during the Holocaust and prohibit using references such as "Polish death camps." If found guilty of attributing the crimes of Nazi Germany to Poland, sentencing could include up to three years in prison.Polish and Israeli government officials will soon meet to try and come up with an agreed-upon version of the law, which some say whitewashes Poland's role in the Holocaust.The law sparked condemnation from Israeli Holocaust survivors, who stormed the Polish Embassy in Tel Aviv to protest the law. The survivors, accompanied by younger Israelis, rallied outside th...
UK Government site goes offline after hack

UK Government site goes offline after hack

Technology
More than 5,000 websites have been hacked to force visitors' computers to run software that mines a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin.Users loading the websites of the Information Commissioner's Office, the Student Loans Company, as well as the council websites for Manchester City, Camden, and Croydon - and even the homepage of the United States Courts - had their computers' processing power hijacked by hackers.Malicious code for software known as "Coinhive", a program advertising itself as "A Crypto Miner for your Website" would start running in the background until the webpage is closed.Security researcher Scott Helme was alerted to the hack by a friend who sent him antivirus software warnings received after visiting a UK Government website.:: North Korean hackers target cryptocurrency M...
US government shuts down as Congress fails to vote on budget

US government shuts down as Congress fails to vote on budget

World
The US government has officially shut down for the second time this year because Congress failed to meet a deadline to vote on a new budget.Senators struggled with last-minute objections from Republican Rand Paul, but have now passed the bill, which has gone to the House for its vote.Federal funding for government services expired at midnight (05:00 GMT).The 600-page plan proposes an increase in spending, by about $ 300bn (£215bn), on defence and domestic services.If the plan is passed in the House of Representatives and signed by the president in the next few hours, the shutdown could be rescinded before the US working day begins on Friday. But it is not clear how the House will vote, and how public services would be affected on Friday if the shutdown were to continue.What does a shutdown