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Congress criticises Mamata’s move to compensate rape victims


September 10th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) The Congress Monday rapped the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government, in which it itself is a partner, for the "peculiar" and "strange" idea of compensating ... Read more...

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Viral fever grips Gurgaon


September 9th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 9 (IANS) The number of people afflicted with viral fever of 'mixed culture' is rapidly increasing in Gurgaon. Private hospitals are full of patients suffering from viral fevers. ... Read more...

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Bengal dengue death toll rises to four


September 5th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) The official dengue toll in West Bengal has risen to four with the disease striking 789 people, according to the state health department Wednesday.A 47-year-old woman, ... Read more...

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313 cases of dengue reported in West Bengal


August 27th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) As many as 313 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported so far in West Bengal, a senior health department official said Monday."We have 313 confirmed ... Read more...

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209 cases of dengue in Bengal


August 24th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) As many as 209 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported so far in West Bengal, Minister of State for Health Chandrima Bhattacharjee said here Friday."Today ... Read more...

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109 cases of dengue in Bengal


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) As many as 109 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported so far in West Bengal, a senior health official said Friday."So far there are 109 ... Read more...

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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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High court refuses stay on release of film ‘Shanghai’ (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking stay on the June 8 release of Bollywood film "Shanghai", saying there was nothing insulting in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Scientists identify molecule that flicks on immune system


May 21st, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, May 21 (IANS) Researchers have identified the molecular 'switch' that directly triggers the body's first line of defence against pathogens, more accurately known as the body's "innate immunity". They ... Read more...

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Asian mosquitoes to hit Britain with dengue


April 25th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) A mosquito from Asia that spreads tropical diseases, including dengue fever, may soon hit the shores of Britain because of climate change, experts have said.The mosquito, ... Read more...

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Pakistan asks WHO for help on dengue


January 29th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has assured Pakistan of its full support in eradicating diseases like polio, hepatitis and dengue.Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ... Read more...

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Anti-quackery drive in Pakistan soon


November 11th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 11 (IANS) Pakistan's provincial government of Punjab has decided to launch a drive to root out quackery.The government Thursday set up a high-level committee for evolving a strategy ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes home in on human body odour


October 2nd, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Female mosquitoes target humans by cueing in on the carbon dioxide (CO2) and body odour they release, causing malaria, dengue and yellow fever.Experiments conducted by two ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Chinese doctor dies of dengue in Pakistan


September 30th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 30 (IANS) A Chinese doctor has died of dengue in Lahore, a media report said Friday.Sixtysix-year-old Chuwong, who was running an acupuncture clinic, tested positive for dengue about ... Read more...

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10 dead, over 2,000 hit by dengue in Pakistan


September 9th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) A recent outbreak of dengue fever in Pakistan's eastern province of Punjab has led to the death of at least 10 people and affected 2,256 others, ... Read more...

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86 test positive for dengue in Orissa


August 25th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 25 (IANS) At least 86 people tested positive for dengue in Orissa Thursday alone, taking the total number of people infected this month to 822, the state health ... Read more...

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Viral hepatitis a silent killer: WHO


July 27th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) On the eve of the first World Hepatitis Day Thursday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday said that viral hepatitis kills more people than any ... Read more...

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One more dengue case reported in Delhi


May 4th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) A fresh case of dengue fever was reported from east Delhi Tuesday, taking the total number of cases this year to three, officials here said."The ... Read more...

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Be well prepared to provide quality health: Azad tells medical fraternity


April 21st, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 21 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today called upon the medical fraternity to be well prepared to tackle the problems and challenges emerging from newer concerns of ... Read more...

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Engineer to be prosecuted for judges getting dengue


March 21st, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) A Delhi court has paved the way for the prosecution of a government engineer whose alleged negligence resulted in mosquitos breeding at the construction site ... Read more...

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A mosquito scam breeding in India?


January 18th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Killugudi Jayaraman Bangalore, Jan 18 (IANS) The health ministry's refusal to allow the use of a highly potent mosquito control agent developed by one of its own institutes and granting permission ... Read more...

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28 more cases of dengue in Delhi


November 22nd, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A total of 28 new cases of dengue surfaced in the capital Monday as the total number of vector-borne cases this season reached 6,176, an official said.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pushing for cheap diabetes diagnostic methods: Azad


November 15th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday said he has urged the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to coordinate efforts for affordable diagnostic ... Read more...

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30 more cases of dengue in Delhi


November 11th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) With 30 more cases of dengue being reported in Delhi Thursday, the daily figures of the vector-borne disease are steadily declining. The total number of infected patients ... Read more...

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Delhi mayor down with fever, chikungunya suspected


October 29th, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Delhi Mayor Prithvi Raj Sawhney is down with viral fever, his son said Friday. However, a civic body leader said the doctors suspect it to be chikungunya. ... Read more...

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63 more infected with dengue in Delhi


October 29th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) As many as 63 more cases of dengue were reported in the capital Friday, taking the total of people infected with the vector-born disease in Delhi this ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Apex institute for communicable diseases on anvil (Lead)


October 29th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Worried after the outbreak of dengue and swine flu in the country, the government is to soon set up an apex institute for communicable diseases on the ... Read more...

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Four dead, 2,000 affected by dengue in Pakistan


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) More than 2,000 people are suffering from dengue fever in Pakistan's Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces and at least four patients have died in the ... Read more...

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77 more cases of dengue in Delhi


October 22nd, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) As many as 77 new cases of dengue were reported in the capital Friday, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease to 4,903, ... Read more...

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10 deaths in five days in Lucknow, health officials confused


October 20th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) Ten people have died here of an illness marked by high fever, vomiting and headache in the past five days. But health officials are yet to ascertain the ... Read more...

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Delhi to intensify drive against dengue, chikungunya


October 19th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) With over 4,500 dengue and 30 chikungunya cases so far in Delhi, Health Minister Kiran Walia Tuesday asked officials from the city government and the Municipal Corporation ... Read more...

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Aerial seeding to enhance green cover in Mumbai!


October 15th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by ANI
By Nitika GuptaMumbai, Oct. 15 (ANI): The Brihan-Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will now enhance the green cover, as a private agency aims to sprinkle seeds over certain areas of the city.The ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Day after husband’s death, wife commits suicide


October 6th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) A 23-year-old woman committed suicide at her residence in east Delhi a day after her husband died of dengue in a city hospital, police said Wednesday.According to ... Read more...

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Handsome Vijender basks in fans’ adoration (Games Sidelights)


October 2nd, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) He has got the looks and, of course, the punches. Vijender Singh, who hit the headlines winning a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has a ... Read more...

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Two more die of dengue in Delhi


October 1st, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Two people died of dengue in the national capital Friday, taking the toll in the city due to the vector-borne disease this year to seven, an official ... Read more...

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