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Fear in Manipur after outsiders told to quite state


September 7th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 7 (IANS) Fear and panic have gripped people from outside the state who have taken up residence in Manipur, after separatist groups issued "quit notices" to all non-Manipuri ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Hundred dog bites a day and counting in Srinagar


April 11th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) Every dog seems to be having his day in the Jammu and Kashmir summer capital. The stray population of the canines in Srinagar is over 100,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian Ocean Rim grouping to jointly combat piracy menace (Lead)


November 15th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 15 (IANS) The Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) Tuesday resolved to jointly combat the piracy menace by strengthening maritime security in the region."We have ... Read more...

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Indian Navy installs anti-piracy device on warships


September 29th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 29 (IANS) With piracy in the Gulf of Aden and off the Somali reaching alarming proportions, the Indian Navy, which has been in action against the brigands for ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

National Defence Academy wary of security threat from illegal shops


September 28th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Sep 28 (IANS) Premier tri-services training institution National Defence Academy (NDA) here has locked horns with Pune's civic agency over alleged lax action against illegal commercial constructions close to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

9/11 fallout continues to poison atmosphere: Pakistani daily


September 13th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 13 (IANS) The fallout of 9/11 "continues to poison the atmosphere", taking a daily toll, said a Pakistani daily."As the commemorative days pass and the tears dry and ... Read more...

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Dengue alarm: Pakistan asks for Indian drugs


September 13th, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) With dengue outbreak acquiring alarming proportions across the country, Pakistan is hurriedly ordering medicines from India to battle the disease that has killed at least ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Diabetes awareness campaign launched in Delhi slums


June 29th, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The union health ministry, the Delhi health department and other civic agencies Tuesday launched a joint campaign in the capital's slums to create awareness about ... Read more...

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Supporting tobacco control in India through media (Comment)


May 31st, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Together with China, India has been the focus of the world's attention this past decade for its economic potential and the huge opportunities the developed world sees in the Asian giant. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Alarming increase in incidents of honour killings: Pak rights organization


January 5th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 5(ANI): Incidents involving killing of women in the name of honour has increased to alarming proportions in Pakistan, with 36 women being killed for honour in the past year, women's ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Himachal farmers kill monkeys to save crop


December 12th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 12 (IANS) Ignoring criticism by animal lovers, farmers in Himachal Pradesh have killed over 50 monkeys in the past two days to save their crops, a member of a peasants' ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Siddhartha Shankar Ray, former West Bengal chief minister dead (Second Lead)


November 6th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 6 (IANS) Siddhartha Shankar Ray, chief minister, governor, ambassador and one of the architects of the national emergency of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, died at his south Kolkata residence ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Outrage over baby elephant’s killing in Assam


October 27th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 27 (IANS) Wildlife experts and conservationists Wednesday were outraged over the brutal killing of a wild elephant calf that was clobbered to death by irate villagers after it entered a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Assam villagers poisoning elephants to prevent attacks


October 14th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Oct 14 (IANS) Human-elephant conflict has reached alarming proportions in Assam with at least four wild Asiatic elephants being poisoned by the villagers in the past one week, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chhattisgarh seeks central help to battle sickle cell


August 31st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 31 (IANS) Chhattisgarh has sought financial assistance from the central government to battle sickle cell anaemia that has gripped the 18-20 percent of the state's 20.08 million population, officials said ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Dikshit opens campaign against heart disease


July 22nd, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday inaugurated an awareness campaign on heart diseases. "Billion Hearts Beating" is a national campaign initiated by Apollo Hospitals that seeks to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Apple’s Impending Press Conference Fuels Rumors Of iPhone Recall


July 15th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 15, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): iPhone 4, the latest gizmo to have hit the market is not having a smooth run at all. Reception problems have been reported ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Congress legislators disrupt Karnataka assembly over illegal mining


July 12th, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Jul 12 (ANI): Congress legislators in Karnataka on Monday halted the assembly proceedings over the issue of illegal mining of iron ore, in which two state cabinet ministers have been ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Chhattisgarh’s mobile clinics to battle disease


June 16th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 16 (IANS) Chhattisgarh will launch mobile clinics to provide free medical support to an estimated three million people hit by sickle cell anaemia, Health Minister Amar Agrawal said Wednesday. "The disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India, Oman discuss maritime security, terrorism


May 18th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, May 18 (IANS) Taking their defence ties a step ahead, India and Oman Tuesday agreed to accelerate their cooperation in maritime security and discussed piracy in the Gulf of Aden and ... Read more...

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Drug addiction, a curse for youth in border areas of Punjab


May 4th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinTarn Taran (ANI), May 4: The problem of drug addiction is steadily assuming alarming proportions in Punjab's border areas which include many villages adjoining Pakistan.Several youth, who were expected ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

UK footballers asked to secure homes against burglars while playing at World Cup


May 1st, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) has warned players that the crime wave has reached alarming proportions, and asked players to employ private security guards to secure their homes ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Clean energy cess on coal produced in India


February 26th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Announcing the establishment of a National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) for funding research and innovative projects in clean technologies, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposed to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Anti-piracy operations highlight of navy’s tableaux (With Images)


January 22nd, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Indian Navy will showcase its successful anti-piracy operations in the international waters of Gulf of Aden during this year's Republic Day parade. The tableaux of the Indian ... Read more...

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Curb sex tourism, book flesh traders for rape: apex court


January 15th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the government to curb sex tourism and deal firmly with criminals driving children into flesh trade by booking them for rape. "Obviously, it ... Read more...

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Elephant depredations may force shutdown of Assam tea plantations


November 25th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 25 (IANS) Angry over frequent depredation by wild elephants, an influential students' group Wednesday threatened an indefinite shutdown of tea plantations in Assam. The immediate provocation for the Assam Tea ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Indian glaciers retreating, we don’t know why’


November 9th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Most glaciers in the Indian Himalayas are retreating, but there is "no conclusive scientific evidence" to link this to global warming, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said here ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Man-animal conflict: Villagers poison elephants in Assam


October 25th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Oct 25 (IANS) Wildlife authorities in Assam have warned that the human-elephant conflict has reached alarming proportions with villagers poisoning to death at least four wild elephants in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sickle cell anaemia grips 18 percent of Chhattisgarh’s people


September 5th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 5 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Saturday said his government has planned to pump in massive funds to detect carriers and patients hit by genetic disorder sickle cell ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Chhattisgarh stares at massive health threat - sickle cell anaemia


August 26th, 2009 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
By Sujeet Kumar Raipur, Aug 26 (IANS) Nearly three million people in Chhattisgarh are said to be suffering from sickle cell anaemia, a genetic disorder that can be life threatening. The state is ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Shoot-at-sight orders in curfew-bound Imphal


August 5th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 5 (IANS) Shoot-at-sight orders have been issued in this curfew-bound capital of Manipur, with the state rocked by a wave of violent protests over an alleged fake encounter in which ... Read more...

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Negligence more scary than swine flu: A parent relives her agony (First Person)


August 4th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
By a concerned parent Our daughter confirmed positive for swine flu and was treated at New Delhi's Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya Hospital in Malviya Nagar. She has been discharged but our concerns are ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Furadan: Pesticide Pestilence


July 27th, 2009 - 11:07 pm ICT by GD
The latest cause of increasing concern among conservationists, environmentalists and vigilant global citizens in general, is another of science's gifts to mankind, which evidently has boomeranged into an object of hideous ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Encephalitis assumes alarming proportions in UP


May 3rd, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
By Pawan ShahGorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), May 3 (ANI): Fetal encephalitis has made a brutal come back in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur District.The vector-borne disease that causes inflammation of the brain has affected ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Stop genetically modified food in Tamil Nadu: Greenpeace


December 30th, 2008 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) "If genetically modified (GM) food is not stopped from entering India, we will have no surety for the youth of our nation or even our health," Greenpeace activist ... Read more...

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