HYDERABAD: Junior doctors held a one-day hunger strike on Friday, demanding immediate recruitment of assistant professors by the Telangana government. The strike was held at state-run Gandhi and Osmania hospitals, chairman of Telangana Junior Doctors Association P S Vijayender said. The junior doctors have been boycotting elective services since the last two days. Also Read – Heavy rains lash erstwhile Khammam district Advertise With Us The association demands that the government abolish recruitment of doctors on contract basis, Mr Vijayender said. “We demand immediate recruitment of assistant professors. We also demand complete abolition of contract recruitment of doctors,” he said. The association sought appointment of a committee, also comprising its members, to study the government’s move to increase the retirement age of teaching faculty in government medical colleges from 58 to 65. Also Read – Thimmapur villagers pledge to go plastice-free Advertise With Us The association submitted a memorandum addressed to Governor ESL Narasimhan at the Raj Bhavan on Thursday, urging him not to promulgate an ordinance on increasing the retirement age.Also, the association contended that increasing the retirement age would “cause huge loss to young doctors as there will be no recruitment for the next 10 years”.
CANNES, France (AP) – Gerard Butler is at the Cannes Film Festival, but he’s avoiding the famous red-carpeted stairs.The Scottish actor was sitting on a yacht in the Rivera harbor Sunday, ready to chat about his upcoming revenge thriller, “Motor City.”Shooting starts in September, and Butler is about to start “beefing up” for the role.He says he won’t be seeing any of the movies premiering at Cannes because he doesn’t want to upstage the other actors. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Butler says: “You can’t really go down other people’s press lines. You have to make sure you’re politically correct. It’s a bit of a bummer.”“Motor City” will be directed by Albert Hughes and co-stars Gary Oldman.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Comments Share 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Patients with chronic pain give advice Top Stories Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day