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Sonia Gandhi ranked world’s sixth most powerful woman


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) India's ruling United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi has been ranked sixth, a notch ahead of US first lady Michelle Obama, in the Forbes magazine ... Read more...

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Bill Gates is investing in futuristic toilets


August 17th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 17(THAINDIAN NEWS)The computer inventor Bill Gates is thinking about introducing futuristic toilets. It is said the he has invested a lot of money particularly in the technology of coming ... Read more...

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Pharma bigwigs join hands for new TB drug


June 27th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Pharmaceutical companies and research institutions in association with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have stepped up efforts to aid research on a new drug ... Read more...

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A new ‘Gate-way’ for India’s Africa diplomacy


May 31st, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) India has found a new gateway to project its Africa diplomacy as it explores a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is ... Read more...

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Gates praises India for containing polio


May 31st, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Bill Gates met Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad here Thursday and praised India's triumph over polio, even as the software tycoon's foundation is also helping ... Read more...

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Ramesh for low-cost sanitation solutions


May 30th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has invited Bill and Milenda Gates Foundation for partnerships in the country in developing low-cost sanitation solutions. Sixty percent of ... Read more...

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Gates to meet Krishna


May 30th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Software tycoon Bill Gates will Thursday meet External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and is expected to offer the support of his foundation for a host ... Read more...

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Bill Gates-Akhilesh to sign MoU on health


May 30th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 30 (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday and offered the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's support to help improve health services ... Read more...

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Clinton, Sonia, Nooyi among ‘world’s powerful moms’ (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) India's ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Pepsico's India-born CEO Indra Nooyi figure in Forbes' World's 20 Most Powerful Moms list topped ... Read more...

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Hyderabad foundation gets $100,000 grant for polio vaccine


May 10th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 10 (IANS) Ella Foundation has won a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a virus against polio after the ... Read more...

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China reports 900,000 TB cases in 2011


March 21st, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 21 (IANS) Around 900,000 cases of tuberculosis were discovered and treated in China in 2011, the health ministry said.The cases included 423,000 infectious cases,Xiao Donglou, a health ... Read more...

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Bill Gates lauds India’s polio eradication drive


January 10th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Praising India's efforts to curb polio with not a single case reported last year, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates advised countries around the world to learn ... Read more...

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Global health award for Bihar chief minister


January 3rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 3 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been chosen for the first Gates Vaccine Innovation Award, instituted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for the state's ... Read more...

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India can meet budget for its AIDS programmes: Azad


December 1st, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Even as many international donors will be pulling out of the funding programmes on HIV-AIDS in India due to the global meltdown, the country is ... Read more...

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India undeterred by global donors’ pullout for AIDS control (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


November 30th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The battle against the deadly HIV-AIDS will not weaken even as some of the major global funding bodies aim to pull out of India's fourth ... Read more...

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HIV project saved 100,000 in India from infection: Study


October 11th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) An estimated 100,000 people in India may have been lucky in escaping HIV infection due to a project that targeted high-risk groups in six states, according ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Football fans, clubs to rally against polio in India


July 29th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A partnership among the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Futbol Club (FC) Barcelona, and the Barcelona Foundation will rally football fans to eradicate ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Salmonella-based shots hold promise against fatal diseases


June 30th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) A powerful new class of vaccines, derived from Salmonella, holds great promise in fighting fatal diseases like hepatitis B, cholera, typhoid, AIDS and pneumonia. Qingke Kong ... Read more...

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Diabetes affects about 350 mn adults globally


June 26th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) The number of adults with diabetes reached a staggering 347 million in 2008, more than double the number in 1980, according to a major international study.Diabetes ... Read more...

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Britain to donate $1.32 bn to vaccinate poor kids


June 13th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) Britain would donate 814 million pounds ($1.32 billion) to help vaccinate poor children all over the world against diseases, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.Over ... Read more...

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Universal flu vaccine shows promise


June 8th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) A universal flu vaccine targeting a protein common to all strains of influenza A has safely produced an immune response in humans. If proven effective, the ... Read more...

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Gates Foundation calls for investments for vaccines


May 17th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Tuesday asked government leaders from across the globe to increase their investments in vaccines with better accountability towards children, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

GVK BIO to support global consortium


May 16th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) GVK Biosciences (GVK BIO), leading research and development organisation, Monday said it has been selected as a preferred provider to a consortium of 14 global product ... Read more...

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Study on AIDS prevention pill paused


April 19th, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists seem to have hit the snag with regards to their attempt to test an AIDS prevention pill. The scientists say it is becoming increasingly difficult ... Read more...

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Polio may be eradicated from India in two-three years: Gates


March 24th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The crippling polio disease may be eradicated from India within the next two-three years, billionaire-philanthropist Bill Gates said Thursday."India has made substantial progress towards polio ... Read more...

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to focus on drugs, vaccine research


March 24th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 24 (ANI): The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would focus on investing in drugs and vaccines for diseases like AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, the billionaire philanthropist said here on ... Read more...

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Here’s what makes wealthy people unhappy


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A survey on the miseries that wealthy people go through has found that most are worried about appearing ungrateful, rearing bratty children and failing to meet expectations.The survey ... Read more...

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Bill Gates, Melinda visit Bihar villages (Lead)


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 23 (IANS) Software billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda who co-chair their international philanthropic Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation arrived here on a day-long visit Wednesday to ... Read more...

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Bill Gates and Melinda visit village in Bihar


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 23 (IANS) Software billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda who co-chair their international philanthropic Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation arrived here on a day-long visit Wednesday to ... Read more...

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Azad meets Bill, Melinda Gates


March 22nd, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday met software billionaire Bill Gates and wife Melinda, and urged them to continue their support for the fourth phase ... Read more...

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Bill, Melinda Gates meet Health Minister Azad, discuss issues relating to polio vaccination


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): Software billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, who co-chair the international philanthropic organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, called on Union Health and Family Welfare Minister ... Read more...

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Bill Gates to visit India this week


March 21st, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Software billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, who co-chair the international philanthropic organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will be visiting India this week ... Read more...

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Madonna’s Malawi project leader set to put new plan into gear


February 18th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Singer Madonna's plan to open many schools instead of just one in Malawi is set to take off revealed a leader of the project.Trevor Neilson, a ... Read more...

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Praising Zuckerberg, Zed urges India’s billionaires to donate majority wealth


December 10th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 10 (ANI): Applauding Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg for the reported pledge to give majority of his wealth to philanthropy, well known Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has called upon ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni to visit Safdarjung Hospital to see anti-natal, HIV care procedure


December 6th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.6 (ANI): France's First Lady Carla Bruni will visit the Safdarjung Hospital and the New Delhi-based Naz Foundation Trust, an NGO working on HIV/AIDS and sexual health on Monday.Most people ... Read more...

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