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Millions of birds dead, killed in Mexico flu outbreak

July 26th, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 26 (IANS/EFE) Some 4.9 million birds have died since the outbreak of bird flu started five weeks ago at farms in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Obama announces more aid for Horn of Africa

December 23rd, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has announced an additional $113 million in emergency relief assistance for the Horn of Africa region hit by famine."As we enter ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Upset tummies cost Britain 11 mn working days a year

September 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) One in four Britons suffers a stomach upset every year. This equates to more than 11 million lost working days each year, a media report said.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Taliban tenacity, ineffective governance negating Pak army gains in S.Waziristan

November 20th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Wana (Pakistan), Nov 20 (ANI): Although the Pakistan army had launched a major offensive in South Waziristan one year ago, bands of fighters continue to assert their presence with gunfire, rockets ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Half million people affected in Pakistan floods (Lead)

August 6th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 6 (IANS) More than 500,000 people have been evacuated in Pakistan's Sindh province as floods continue to wreak havoc in the country, killing at least 1,600 people, a media report ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US pledges extra $25 mn for Pakistan flood victims

August 6th, 2010 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 6 (DPA) The US Thursday announced an additional $25 million in aid to help Pakistan deal with the worst floods in the country's 63-year existence. The US, which sees Pakistan as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Terror roots will deepen if basic amenities lacking: US envoy

July 20th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) The "roots of terrorism" would deepen if basic amenities were not provided to the people, US Consul General in Kolkata Beth A. Payne said here Tuesday. "If ... Read more...

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Pakistan humanitarian work in ‘jeopardy’: UN

April 13th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 13 (DPA) Humanitarian aid work in Pakistan is in "jeopardy" because of a massive funding shortage for key projects, the UN said Tuesday. "The humanitarian community is concerned that the international ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Foreigners teach underprivileged children in Varanasi

March 8th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Mar 8 (ANI): Foreign teachers have taken up the noble initiative of imparting social and environmental education to the underprivileged children at a school run by the Aghor foundation in Varanasi. ... Read more...

Posted in National |

UN makes largest humanitarian appeal in history

February 19th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations and its aid partners on Thursday issued a call for nearly $1.5 billion to assist 3 million Haitians, the largest-ever humanitarian appeal.Some 1.2 million ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

TDP manifesto promises free colour TVs, cash for poor

April 2nd, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 2 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Thursday released its election manifesto promising free colour televisions to the poor and cash doles of Rs.1,000 to Rs.2,000 per ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Taste gets people hooked to healthy food messages

July 5th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 5 (ANI): Taste is a significant factor that gets consumers hooked on food-health and food-safety messages, say experts.This fact was acknowledged by science, education, and marketing specialists who ... Read more...

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`Made in Canada’ to become truly Canadian

May 22nd, 2008 - 9:37 am ICT by admin
Toronto, May 22 (IANS) With Canadians becoming increasingly apprehensive about the quality of imported food items selling under the grab of `Made in Canada' or `Product of Canada' labels, the government has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

EU, India to deepen biotechnology research ties

April 11th, 2008 - 2:36 pm ICT by admin
Brussels, April 11 (IANS) European Union (EU) and India are set to deepen their biotechnology research ties, particularly in the fields of food and health, following recent visits by EU officials to ... Read more...

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