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80 confirmed cases of dengue in Bengal


August 10th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) As many as 80 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported so far in West Bengal, a senior health official said Friday."So far there are 80 ... Read more...

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Nepal cholera toll rises to 12


August 4th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 4 (IANS) Cholera claimed two more lives in Doti district in far-western Nepal, taking the toll to 12 since the outbreak of the disease about a month-and-half ago.According ... Read more...

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Assam alert after cholera kills four


June 8th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 8 (IANS) Assam health authorities have sounded an alert after cholera, which has claimed four lives, took seven districts in its grip, officials said Friday.More than 500 people ... Read more...

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UP sweats as mercury soars past 40 degrees


May 14th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) A sudden and steep rise in day temperatures has sent people of Uttar Pradesh scurrying for cover. With the mercury soaring past 40 degree Celsius, the ... Read more...

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South Asian nations to collaborate on health care


February 7th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) South Asian nations have resolved to tackle challenge of healthcare in the region collectively.Country representates inked the 'New Delhi declaration' here Tuesday for better data-sharing ... Read more...

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Need research on diseases affecting South Asia: Azad


February 5th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) South Asian countries should together work for research on diseases affecting them and which are responsible for a high mortality rate, India's Health Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

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How cholera bug invades the gut


January 29th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Scientists have figured out how cholera bugs invade our guts, infecting millions and killing more than 100,000 people worldwide every year, reveals a study. The discovery ... Read more...

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Producer Gautam turns novelist, pens Andy Leelu (With Images)


January 1st, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) B.L. Gautam, who was associated with films like "Khosla Ka Ghosla" and "A Wednesday", has turned writer and his first new novel is "Andy Leelu".The ... Read more...

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Delhi Jal Board gets notice over contaminated supply


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday issued notice to the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) over reported supply of contaminated water in some parts of ... Read more...

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Focus on global problems not gossips, Wilde instructs media


July 15th, 2011 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) Actress Olivia Wilde lashed out at America's tabloid media houses for ignoring global problems and focusing on gossip about reality television celebrities."The TRON: Legacy" ... Read more...

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‘Arthur’ - funny, but let down on original


May 14th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Arthur"; Cast: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Garner; Director: Jason Winer, Rating: ***Love in the times of the cholera called prosperity and globalisation is often seen as ... Read more...

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Delhi government to supply free chlorine tablets (Lead)


April 13th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday decided to offer free chlorine tablets but disputed claims that drug resistance in bacteria causing cholera and other diseases had risen ... Read more...

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Superbug doesn’t pose health risk: Ministry


April 7th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The health ministry Thursday said the environmental presence of superbug NDM-1 gene in Delhi does not pose a public health risk."The environmental presence of NDM-1 ... Read more...

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Toll due to Haiti cholera rises to 4,672


March 11th, 2011 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Port au Prince (Haiti), March 11 (IANS) The toll due to cholera in Haiti has reached 4,672, since the first case was detected in October last year, an official report ... Read more...

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Delhi Jal Board water contaminated with human feces


March 10th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) At least 18 percent of water supplied by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), the primary supplier in the national capital, was found to be contaminated ... Read more...

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Low cost filter to provide safe water in a jiffy


February 24th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 24 (IANS) A low cost filter would provide safe drinking water in a jiffy during emergencies or at a short notice. Floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes often spread infections like gastroenteritis, ... Read more...

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India asks Haiti politicos to exercise restraint


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 22 (IANS) India has called upon all political actors in earthquake-hit Haiti to exercise restraint and avoid actions that cause violence and distract focus from the urgently needed reconstruction ... Read more...

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New electronic sensor ‘better than sniffer dogs’ at detecting bombs


November 11th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Tel Aviv University scientists have developed a new electric sensor that is small, portable, and is more sensitive and reliable at detecting explosives than any sniffer dog.Prof. Fernando ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera toll rises to 500


November 7th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Nov 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 500 people have died of cholera in Haiti, the health ministry said.Over 7,300 people are believed to have been infected with Vibrio Cholerae, which ... Read more...

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Hurricane Tomas Strengthens, Becomes Category 2


October 31st, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The weather forecasters announced early Sunday morning that Hurricane Tomas has strengthened to Category 2 storm as it traveled through the eastern Caribbean. The National Hurricane ... Read more...

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Orissa tribal women complain of poor support after husbands demise


October 28th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarada LahangirRayagada (Orissa), Oct.28 (ANI): Tribal women in Orissa's Rayagada District have complained of poor support after losing their husbands to cholera."My husband died of diarrhoea and vomiting. My daughter also ... Read more...

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If Pak had money to buy F-16s, why didn’t it have money for flood victims: Expert


October 22nd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Montréal (Canada), Oct. 22 (ANI): Pakistan is an oligarchy (a government in which a small group exercises control, especially for corrupt and selfish purposes), which has money to buy F-16s and ... Read more...

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65 die in Chhattisgarh, exact cause unknown


October 19th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 19 (IANS) At least 65 people have died of suspected water-borne diseases in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur and Dantewada districts but officials are still struggling to identify the exact cause of these ... Read more...

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Lack of medical facility takes 7 lives in Orissa’s Rayagada district


October 4th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarada LahangirRayagada (Orissa), Oct.4 (ANI): Due to poor medical facilities in Orissa's Rayagada district, seven people died of cholera in Bahadulki village as they were unable to reach any medical establishment ... Read more...

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After cholera, malaria hits Orissa district


September 20th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 (IANS) There has been a sudden increase in the number of malaria cases in Orissa's Rayagada district, where cholera and other water-borne diseases have claimed over 40 lives ... Read more...

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Orissa appoints more officers to tackle cholera


September 18th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) Five more officers have been appointed in Orissa's Rayagada district to tackle cholera and other water-borne diseases which have claimed 40 lives in the tribal area since August, ... Read more...

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Cholera spreads to more Orissa villages


September 14th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 (IANS) Cholera and other water borne diseases, which have claimed 39 lives since August, have infected 124 more people in Orissa's Rayagada district in the last two days, and ... Read more...

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Force deployed to tackle Orissa cholera menace


September 13th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 (IANS)) An eight-member team of a specially trained state force was pressed into service Monday to tackle cholera and other water-borne diseases that have claimed 39 lives in Orissa's ... Read more...

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Cholera toll rises in Orissa district


September 12th, 2010 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 (IANS) Cholera and other water-borne diseases claimed two more lives in Orissa's Rayagada district Saturday, taking the toll to 37 since August, officials said. "Two more deaths were reported ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie Pleads for Help for Pakistan Flood Victims


August 18th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Angelina Jolie, Goodwill Ambassador to the UN, is urging everyone to join together and aid over twenty million people who were devastated by the floods ... Read more...

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OFID pledges $500,000 to flood-hit Pakistan


August 7th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Aug 7 (IANS/WAM) The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved a $500,000 emergency grant to flood-hit Pakistan. The OFID grant will help people meet their emergency needs, including shelter, food ... Read more...

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Three mn affected by Pakistan’s worst floods: UNICEF


August 3rd, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 3 (DPA) Floods have affected more than 3 million people in north-western Pakistan and the possible outbreak of water-borne diseases among the survivors was a major source of concern, the ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh airlifting doctors to diarrhoea-hit areas


July 31st, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 31 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has started airlifting doctors by choppers to tribal belts in Bijapur and Dantewada districts where dozens of people have died due to diarrhoea, cholera and ... Read more...

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Four dead, 100 fall sick to contaminated water


July 18th, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 18 (IANS) Four people, including two children, have died and 100 others hospitalized Sunday due to suspected water contamination in a Gujarat village, an official said. Health Minister Jaynarayan Vyas confirmed ... Read more...

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They keep cholera at bay with a simple sari


May 20th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) A study on village women in Bangladesh, who filter water with their saris, found that this method not only keeps cholera at bay in households but also cuts ... Read more...

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