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Eight get Priyadarshni Foundation’s global awards


September 19th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, actress Deepika Padukone and member of European Parliament Nirj Deva were among achievers who were conferred the global awards instituted by NGO ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh: BJP got kickbacks in NRHM project in Himachal


September 10th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 10 (IANS) Former union minister Virbhadra Singh Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Himachal Pradesh of receiving kickbacks in purchasing ambulances under the National ... Read more...

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Indian scientists find safe drug against kala azar


September 10th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) Indian scientists have found a safe orally-administered drug against kala azar, a disease that puts at risk an estimated 165.4 million people in Bihar, Jharkhand, West ... Read more...

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Polio-free Southeast Asia within reach: WHO


September 5th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Eleven countries in Southeast Asia region are now on track to declaring the region polio-free as the last case of wild polio virus there was ... Read more...

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Parliamentary approval for NIMHANS Bill


September 4th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A bill seeking to provide "institution of national importance" status to the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences in Bangalore was accorded parliamentary ... Read more...

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Punjab lawmaker’s sting catches doctor at wrong place


August 30th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 30 (IANS) It is not often that a government doctor gets to treat his boss in a private hospital where he is not supposed to be at all.But ... Read more...

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Punjab bans gutka, pan masala


August 27th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 27 (IANS) Punjab Monday ordered a complete ban on the sale, storage, manufacture and distribution of tobacco-based products, gutka (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) and pan masala in the ... Read more...

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We can dictate terms to centre, says Trinamool


August 25th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress, the second largest constituent in the centre's ruling dispensation United Progressive Alliance (UPA), Saturday said it was in a position to "dictate ... Read more...

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80 Ayurveda colleges denied permission to admit students


August 24th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The government has denied 80 Ayurveda colleges permission to admit students for the year 2012-13 because they lacked infrastructural facilities, parliament was informed Friday."Of 261 ... Read more...

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Over 7,000 vacancies vacant for rural doctors


August 24th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Over 7,000 vacancies are lying vacant for doctors in rural areas across the country since last year, parliament was informed Friday."According to the Rural Health ... Read more...

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Action against Punjab health officials for infant’s death


August 17th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) Acting on the report of an inquiry committee which found medical staff negligent, resulting in the death of an infant last month, the Punjab government Friday ... Read more...

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Palanquin bearers to ferry patients in Himachal


August 16th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 16 (IANS) Once the mode of transport for royalty and women in purdah nearly a century ago, the palanquin will be resurrected to ferry patients from remote ... Read more...

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Himachal horticulture minister gets health portfolio too


August 14th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Minister Narender Bragta has been allotted additional portfolios of health and family welfare and ayurveda, a statement said Tuesday.Governor Urmila Singh gave ... Read more...

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UP allots land for AIIMS in Rae Bareli town


August 13th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has given his consent for allotment of land to set up an All India Institute of Medical Sciences ... Read more...

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Remove Bhopal toxic waste in six months, orders SC


August 9th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday gave six months to the central and the Madhya Pradesh governments to dispose of toxic waste lying in and around the ... Read more...

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Ramadoss, eight others get bail in graft case


August 4th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday granted bail to former union health minister Anbumani Ramadoss and eight other accused in a corruption case of illegally giving ... Read more...

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Haj pilgrims caught in fight over Nizam’s Makkah buildings


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 3 (IANS) Over 350 Haj pilgrims selected for free accommodation in the 'rubath' (buildings) of the former Nizam of Hyderabad in Makkah are caught in a fight between ... Read more...

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After infant’s death over Rs 200, Punjab makes neo-natal services free


July 27th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 27 (IANS) Two days after a new-born infant died in a Jalandhar hospital after being allegedly removed from an incubator as her parents could not deposit a fee ... Read more...

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After Azam barb, disquiet in SP out in open (News Analysis)


July 26th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) Blame it on a generation gap or simply differing styles, all is clearly not well within Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party (SP). After senior leader ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh doctors questioned on womb removals


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 23 (IANS) Health officials in Chhattisgarh Monday finished the two-day questioning of nine doctors accused of removing wombs of young women to make money under the National Health ... Read more...

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Cops do not understand harassed women’s woes: Delhi minister


July 21st, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Most women in the capital do not report incidents of harassment as "police behave irresponsibly" and do not understand their problem, said Delhi Health and ... Read more...

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More role for women in population policy: Experts


July 10th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) India needs to move away from its "targeted approach" towards family panning programmes that have been in existence under a decade-old policy, experts said here ... Read more...

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Panel formed to implement national optic fibre network


June 26th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The government Tuesday formed a coordination committee to give a push to the decision to set up a National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN) to provide ... Read more...

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No additional grant, market borrowing limit extended: Mitra


June 18th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra Monday told the state assembly the central government has not provided any additional grant to the cash-strapped state, but extended ... Read more...

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AIIMS-II launched in Haryana village


May 31st, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, May 30 (IANS) The construction of the second campus of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS-II), perhaps bigger than the one in Delhi, began in a village in ... Read more...

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Army chief visits Northern Command


May 23rd, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 23 (IANS) Ahead of his retirement this month, Indian Army Chief Gen. V.K. Singh Wednesday lauded the "selfless sacrifices" by troops, especially in Jammu and Kashmir,He said this ... Read more...

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Efforts made to strengthen medical education: Health Minister


May 14th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In order to overcome the human resource shortage in the health sector, the government has increased the number of medical seats at the post-graduate level ... Read more...

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BJP to move privilege notice against Azad (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said it would move a privilege notice against Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad for ... Read more...

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BJP to move privilege notice against Azad


May 7th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Monday said it would move a privilege notice against union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad for giving ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha to apply guillotine for outstanding budget demands


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Lok Sabha is scheduled Thursday to take up all outstanding demands for grants of ministries at one go by applying the guillotine provision ... Read more...

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CBI files chargesheet against Ramadoss


April 27th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday filed a chargesheet against former union health minister Anbumani Ramadoss for abusing his official position in favouring ... Read more...

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Tobacco behind 7 percent deaths above 30 in India


April 27th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Tobacco usage caused 7 percent of all deaths above the age of 30 in India, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told the ... Read more...

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Stem cell division to evaluate clinical trials


April 27th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Directorate General of Health Services has established a stem cell division to evaluate proposals concerning stem cell research, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

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‘Government to fund health mission for five more years’


April 26th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's flagship health scheme, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is set to get another lease of life with Health ... Read more...

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No minister has offered to quit: Congress


April 25th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday dismissed rumours that five union cabinet ministers had offered to quit and work to strengthen the party and denied that any ... Read more...

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