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77 new polio cases found in Nigeria


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, Sep 9 (IANS) At least 77 new cases of poliomyelitis have been detected in 10 states in Nigeria, Xinhua reported.Ado Mohammed, executive director of the National Primary Healthcare Development ... Read more...

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Kachroo ragging case: Convicts may return to college


August 23rd, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 23 (IANS) The four medical college students convicted of ragging to death their junior, Aman Kachroo, in Himachal Pradesh may soon return to the classroom.The state government freed the ... Read more...

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Convicts freed early, ragging victim’s father slams system


August 18th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Four medical students who were convicted of ragging Aman Kachroo to death in a Himachal Pradesh college, are out of jail before completing the four-year rigorous ... Read more...

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President hosts farewell tea for media


July 17th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) With just a week to go before her five-year stay in Rastrapati Bhavan comes to an end, President Pratibha Patil Tuesday hosted over ... Read more...

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Poonawalla group acquires Dutch global vaccine company


July 5th, 2012 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Pune, July 4 (IANS) Serum Institute of India, the flagship company of the over $1 billion Poonawalla Group vaccine company, Wednesday announced the acquisition of Bilthoven Biologicals of the Netherlands, ... Read more...

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Fear of poisonous attacks leads to spider killing in Assam


June 6th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 6 (IANS) A large and hairy, tarantula-like spider species has created panic in Assam after reports of fatal attack on humans. Though the authorities have ruled out existence ... Read more...

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UAE group conducts 500 eye surgeries in Somalia


May 20th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 20 (IANS/WAM) An international team of ophthalmologists, sponsored by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Red Crescent Authority, have conducted eye surgeries for over 500 Somali patients.The RCA ... Read more...

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Myanmar government, armed ethnic group reach accord


May 19th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 19 (IANS) The Myanmar government and an ethnic armed group Saturday reached an agreement during the second round of central level peace talks.The peace-making group of Myanmar's central ... Read more...

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Government plans new bill to ban manual scavenging


April 19th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The government said Thursday that it intends to introduce in the monsoon session of parliament a new bill on prohibition of manual scavenging in view ... Read more...

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10 Taliban killed in Afghanistan


April 7th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 7 (IANS) At least 10 Taliban have been killed and two others held in Afghanistan's Helmand province, an official release said Saturday."Ten insurgents including two commanders were ... Read more...

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Indonesian jailed for preaching jehad


March 29th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 29 (IANS) An Indonesian court has sentenced an Islamic school principal to 17 years in prison for preaching on jehad that led to terrorism.Abrory bin Al Ayub, alias ... Read more...

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Kutcher joins child porn clean-up drive


March 5th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Ashton Kutcher had his first experience of the child porn racket when he accompanied investigators during a sweep in Northern California.Kutcher was seen with the ... Read more...

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After polio, Bihar targets kala azar


January 30th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 30 (IANS) Bihar, which has not reported a single case of polio since September 2010, is now turning its attention to kala azar, a disease transmitted by the ... Read more...

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WHO commends India’s polio free year


January 13th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The World Health Organisation has commended India's one year of being a 'polio free nation', calling it a major achievement."India's success is arguably its greatest ... Read more...

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Health minister Azad hopeful yet vigilant on polio


January 12th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) As India completes a year without registering any polio cases, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday said the country was "excited" and at the same ... Read more...

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I’m ordinary and ignorant: Amitabh


December 27th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) He is the man whose presence adds fanfare to events, weightage to social messages, and, of course, to the cast of a film! But ... Read more...

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Indonesia loses $3.3 billion in five years of corruption cases


December 10th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- More than 300 cases of embezzlement over the past five years have cost the Indonesian government more than Rp 29.5 trillion ($3.3 billion), the country's financial watchdog ... Read more...

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Death toll rises to 12 after bridge collapses on Indonesia’s Borneo island


November 28th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll after a bridge collapsed on the Indonesian island of Borneo during the weekend has risen to at least twelve, officials said on Monday. More than ... 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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Pakistan seeks global help to repatriate three million Afghans


October 29th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday urged the world community to help shift around three million Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan back to their ... Read more...

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F1 champion on polio drive in Delhi


October 27th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) As the Formula 1 (F1) fever grips India ahead of the Indian Grand Prix, two-time world champion Fernando Alonso got the polio drive racing in ... Read more...

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Eradicate polio from Pakistan, says Gilani


October 25th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 25 (IANS) Pakistan is among the world's last four countries with polio, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said while stressing that efforts need to be made ... Read more...

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Pakistan government to use Facebook for dengue awareness in Punjab


October 8th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 8 (IANS) The Punjab government in Pakistan will spread public awareness on dengue through social networking site Facebook. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif formally launched the Facebook page ... Read more...

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Hookah bars violating anti-smoke rules: NGO


October 1st, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Many restaurants and clubs, especially hookah bars, are violating the anti-smoking rules in the national capital, an NGO said here Saturday."There is an urgent need ... 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...

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Russians need good wine, not vodka : Medvedev


August 23rd, 2011 - 7:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's winemaking industry should be developed to help tackle widespread alcohol abuse, President Dmitry Medvedev has said."Winemaking is one of the branches that should be ... Read more...

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Manual scavenging in Karnataka, NHRC issues notice


August 18th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday issued notice to the Karnataka government over a media report alleging that the practice of manual scavenging still ... Read more...

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667 child labourers freed in Punjab in a week


June 30th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) The Child Labour Eradication Week June 12-18 in Punjab has meant freedom for 667 children who were forced to work at various places, a minister said ... Read more...

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One in five of HIV-infected develop dementia


June 30th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 30 (IANS) HIV can hide in the brain, concealed from the immune system and antiviral drugs, and cause dementia in the victim.The discovery unravels the link between HIV ... Read more...

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Protests in Nepal over parliament extension


May 29th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) The first protests started Sunday soon after Nepal's major parties agreed to extend parliament's term by three months more with an ethnic organisation calling a general ... Read more...

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Brit taxpayers’ money was used to fund al-Qaeda’ in Afghanistan


April 26th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): British taxpayers' money meant for destroying Afghanistan's poppy crop was instead used to fund al-Qaeda.The Daily Mail quoted documents leaks by Wikileaks as saying that over ... Read more...

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Awareness programmes mark World Tuberculosis Day in Delhi


March 24th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 24 (ANI): Indian capital New Delhi marked World Tuberculosis (TB) Day with various awareness programmes on Thursday.Delhi's Finance and Power Minister A K Walia, who was the chief guest ... Read more...

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No small pox in Jharkhand: Officials (Lead)


March 23rd, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 23 (IANS) Rumours of small pox resurfacing in Jharkhand turned out to be false with health officials Wednesday categorically rejecting the claims of local media and attributing the ... Read more...

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Small pox in Jharkhand?


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 23 (IANS) Jharkhand has rushed doctors to Gumla district to verify local media reports that small pox - a contagious disease believed to have been eradicated from the ... Read more...

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President Patil lauds Bihar Govt. for spreading education


March 22nd, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Mar 22 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil praising the Government of Bihar for its several initiatives aimed at providing educational benefits to women, on Tuesday said the efforts of governments should ... Read more...

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