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sepoy

A deprecating term for the pool of migrant doctors who formed a cadre of indentured labour, primarily from South Asia. These doctors were necessary for NHS operations, and provided a largel labour pool which occupied the lower rungs of a pyramidal medical hierarchy, which ensured that UK doctors at the apex had little competition in the much limited (post-NHS) private sector. Overseas qualified doctors were provided training in the NHS in return for meeting the population’s health service requirements, but were systematically disadvantaged in terms of access to jobs, career mobility, places of employment and specialties they could choose.

Etymology
Sepoys were soldiers at the private level who were recruited from native populations of the Indian subcontinent, Pakistan and Bangladesh by European powers, thus were natives serving a foreigh master. Sepoys served in English armies in particular, but also in French and Portuguese armies.
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His popularity in Australia stemmed from a first southern hemisphere crop that contained juvenile Group 1 winner Camarilla - a sister in blood to Sepoy - and a flow of leading northern hemisphere representatives that had propelled his fee from Aus$10,000 to Aus$100,000 within four seasons.
Sepoy (Kerrin McEvoy) wins the Golden Slipper at Rosehill
Sepoy Asim Iqbal belonged to village Chawarian, district Rawalpindi.
As far the educational qualification, a person applying for the post of sepoy, must be middle pass and for a clerk, one must have passed one's F.
Snowden will decide on a spring campaign for Benfica - who he believes is not in the same class as Sepoy and Helmet - when the dust settles.
The deceased personnel have been identified as Captain Gaurav, Lance Naik Karnail Singh and Sepoy Karan Singh.
Sources said that the injured personnel were rushed to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) of Landikotal Army Garrison for medicolegal formalities where Lance Naik Salahuddin Mehsud and Sepoy Javed resident of Loey Shelman Ghunda Khel area was succumbed to injuries and died due to their serious condition.
QUETTA -- The recruitments are underway in Pakistan army these days at the Baloch Training Wing (Quli camp Pakistan army has given relaxation to the youth of Balochistan aspiring to join the army as sepoy, clerk and cook.
The deceased Army soldier has been identified as Sepoy S K Singha, while the injured have been identified as Major Susheel Mahapatra of 38 Rashtriya Rifles, Special Police official Iftikhar Malik and civilian Abdul Razak.
Singh said, " After 16 years of service, a sepoy retiring before 1 January, 2006, draws a pension of Rs 5,461 per month as compared to another sepoy with the same period of service retiring after 1 January, 2006, getting Rs 7,045 per month.
QUETTA -- Pakistan army has given relaxation to the youth of Balochistan aspiring to join the army as sepoy, clerk and cook.
Sepoy Ali Raza was declared overall best player of the Championship, whereas Sepoy Muhammad Waqas and Sepoy Sabir Hussain secured second and third positions respectively.