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Bengal rights panel seeks report on dengue from government


September 18th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Expressing concern over the "alarming rise" in dengue cases in and around Kolkata, the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) Tuesday sought a report from the ... Read more...

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Tobacco products blamed for oral diseases in Pakistan


September 10th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Use of chewing of tobacco products and betel nuts are the main reasons behind the alarming rise in oral diseases in Pakistan, experts have said.An event ... Read more...

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Mainpuri tobacco causing cancer?


January 28th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 28 (IANS) Pakistan's Sindh province is reported to have banned the "Mainpuri tambakoo". And Indian doctors and activists too are talking of an alarming rise in the number ... Read more...

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Alarming rise in cancer cases in India: Expert


January 27th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 27 (IANS) India is not yet prepared to fight cancer despite the nation adding about a million new patients annually, warns a top healthcare expert."The number of cancer ... Read more...

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Pakistan witnesses surge in AIDS


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) There has been an alarming rise in the number of AIDS cases among the injecting drug users (IDUs) in Pakistan, a Canadian aid agency has said.The ... Read more...

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Rs.60 mn looted from Karachi banks


January 1st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 1 (IANS) An estimated Rs.60 million was looted in 19 bank robberies in Pakistan's port city Karachi last year, according to official statistics.Of this, authorities recovered Rs.1.6 million, ... Read more...

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No mercy for kidnappers of children, says Supreme Court


December 5th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said it was incumbent upon it and subordinate courts to award severe punishment to those involved in kidnapping children for ransom ... Read more...

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Agricultural land flooded in Punjab


July 9th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Fazilka (Punjab), July 9 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in parts of Punjab has resulted in breaching of river embankments at various places and an alarming rise in the water level of ... Read more...

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Carnival of beauty, nostalgia and history (IANS Books This Week)


April 14th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The weekend book shelf is a mix of nostalgia, history, drama and good health.1. "Broken Melodies"; Written by Gajra Kottary; Published by Harper-Collins India; ... Read more...

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Bird watchers to revive house sparrow chirping in Shimla (March 20 is World Sparrow Day)


March 20th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 20 (IANS) A forum comprising bird watchers is working to save house sparrows and other small birds from extinction in this Himachal Pradesh capital."On World Sparrow Day (Sunday), ... Read more...

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Each district to have a womens’ police station in Kashmir


February 19th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Zeenat Zeeshan FazilSrinagar, Feb 19 (ANI): Many aspects of normal civilian life are compromised in Kashmir, as in any area of conflict. But in Kashmir, there is an overlay of this ... Read more...

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35 anti-government protesters shot dead, 200 injured in Libya


February 19th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Benghazi (Libya), Feb 19(ANI): At least 35 people were shot dead and 200 others injured in a crackdown on anti-government protests in Libya.According to the Sun, the troops fired on the ... Read more...

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Minorities feeling insecure in Pakistan, says minister


February 8th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) Abduction for ransom and killing of people belonging to Pakistan's minority communities, including Hindus, has caused insecurity among them, a minister said.Balochistan Minister for Minorities Affairs Basant Lal ... Read more...

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Hindu trader shot dead in Pakistan


February 7th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) A Hindu trader was shot dead when he resisted a kidnap bid in Pakistan's Quetta city, police said.Ramesh Kumar was gunned down when he was going to his ... Read more...

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Protect minorities, lawmakers ask Pakistan


February 1st, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistani parliamentarians have demanded immediate government action to curb crimes against minorities following the migration of a Hindu lawmaker to India and a string of kidnappings, including that ... Read more...

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Hindu member of Pak Sindh Assembly flees to India for safety after getting life threats


January 30th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 30(ANI): A Hindu member of Pakistan's Sindh Assembly has resigned from his seat after taking refuge in India, following life threats received by him.Ram Singh Sodho was elected as member ... Read more...

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Hindu legislator quits in Pakistan, shifts to India (Lead)


January 29th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) A Hindu member of the legislative assembly in Pakistan's Sindh province resigned from his seat after receiving threats and shifted to India, media reports said Saturday.Ram Singh Sodho ... Read more...

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Hindu legislator resigns in Pakistan


January 29th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) A Hindu member of the legislative assembly in Pakistan's Sindh province has resigned from his seat after receiving security threats, media reports said Saturday.Ram Singh Sodho was elected ... Read more...

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Home-grown terror threat “real, different and constant”: US Attorney General


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): US Attorney General Eric Holder has warned although the country is ready to thwart attacks, Americans should be aware that threat of home-grown terror activities are "real and ... Read more...

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Tehran declares holiday for pollution


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 23 (IANS) Tehran will observe a public holiday Wednesday due to "alarming" rise of air pollution in the city, the official media reports.The Tehran City Air Pollution Committee ... Read more...

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Dining out ‘ups diabetes risk’


November 21st, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 21 (ANI): Researchers has claimed that corporate lunches and dinners at restaurants dishing up rich, fatty foods, coupled with sedentary working lives are responsible for an alarming rise of diabetes ... Read more...

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San Francisco Approves Happy Meal Fast Food Toy Ban


November 6th, 2010 - 1:51 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent report from CNN, the Board of Supervisors for San Francisco, California has approved the proposed ban on ‘Happy Meal’ and other fast food toys which ... Read more...

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Abductions of Hindu children on the rise in Sindh


October 17th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Hindu families in remote parts of Pakistan's Sindh province are planning to relocate following an alarming rise in the number of kidnappings of Hindu ... Read more...

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Flood situation in Agra worsens


September 27th, 2010 - 1:39 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 27 (IANS)The flood situation in the Agra region took an alarming turn as the water level in Yamuna crossed the medium flood level of 152.09 metres Sunday evening, submerging most ... Read more...

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‘Pornification’ of teen girls on the rise


September 19th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 19 (ANI): Experts have warned that there has been an alarming rise in 'pornification' of teenage girls.Teenagers as young as 14 are getting Brazilian waxes - just one of the ... Read more...

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Now Indian Army to take on mosquitoes (Lead)


September 8th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The mighty Indian Army is all set to battle a new enemy -- mosquitoes. With the capital seeing an alarming rise in the number of dengue cases ahead ... Read more...

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To battle dengue, no weekly off for MCD staff


August 18th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has cancelled weekly holidays of all its staff until the monsoon ends to check the outbreak of dengue, it was announced ... Read more...

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Spanish daily launches probe into sex trafficking-prostitution ad link


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A Spanish daily, which has refused to accept lucrative prostitution ads, has launched a three-day front-page investigation linking the ads to sex traffickers.The publication -- 20 Minutos -- ... Read more...

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Fashion fraternity wakes up to population menace (With image)


July 10th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) With India's at approximately 1.2 billion and climbing by the minute, on the eve of World Population Day July 11, a large section of the capital's fashion ... Read more...

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Akali Dal to join all-India strike July 5


June 30th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab Wednesday announced that it will join the July 5 all-India strike called by major opposition parties to protest against the hike ... Read more...

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Himachal hills turn into tinderbox (With Images)


May 1st, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, May 1 (IANS) Summer fires in the wooded areas and grasslands of Himachal Pradesh are nothing new, but long dry spells often turn the hills into a tinderbox. ... Read more...

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Population Expected To Increase Every 14 Seconds In 2010


December 30th, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dec. 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent survey has indicated that at the rate the percentage of births is growing in America, by the onset of the next year, a new ... Read more...

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Dengue cases touch 320 in Delhi


October 29th, 2009 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) The national capital is seeing an alarming rise in the number of dengue cases, with 18 new cases reported Thursday. This takes the total number of confirmed ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Wake up call on childhood obesity after years of neglect


August 3rd, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by admin
By Shobha ShuklaSeventy million Indians with an ever expanding waistline; nearly half of the country’s 250 million adolescents suffering from junk food related obesity. Isn’t it high time to rewrite our health ... Read more...

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Alarming rise in groundwater levels in Jodhpur


July 25th, 2009 - 11:11 am ICT by ANI
Jodhpur, July 25 (ANI): Alarming rise in groundwater level in Jodhpur has become a cause of concern for the residents and the administration.The groundwater level in the city has increased to ... Read more...

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