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One in every two doctors at public hospitals faces violence, according to a survey conducted at Maulana Azad Medical College.

Respondents were 169 junior and senior residents, mostly working with hospitals attached to MAMC; the report was published in National Medical Journal of India.

They said the most common form of violence is verbal abuse (75%), followed by threats (51%), and physical assault (12%).

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to respond why facilities given to former MPs and MLAs should not be scrapped.

The SC termed the same as "prima facie unreasonable."

The order was passed after listening to a petition by an NGO named 'Lok Prahari', that wanted the government to stop providing unnecessary allowances and perks to former lawmakers from tax payers' money.

1st April onwards, prices of all essential medicines are likely to rise by approximately 2%.

In order for the companies to avail the annual price hike, they have to submit the required documents to the the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).

Prices of all essential medicines are revised annually under the Drugs Price Control Order based on changes in the Wholesale Price Index (WPI).