health and hygiene

Tobacco products blamed for oral diseases in Pakistan


September 10th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Use of chewing of tobacco products and betel nuts are the main reasons behind the alarming rise in oral diseases in Pakistan, experts have said.An event ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bihar to provide sanitary napkins at nominal price


July 12th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 12 (IANS) Bihar will provide sanitary napkins at a nominal cost in rural areas of its 10 districts to raise awareness about menstrual health and hygiene among the ... Read more...

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As militancy fades, girls return to school in Jammu’s remote regions


July 4th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 4 (IANS) For the girls of Mahore in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district where militants used to have a free run, it is time to realise their dreams ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Mobile, projectors to educate kids on health, hygiene in Gujarat


May 15th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Armed with mobile phones and projectors, teachers in 150 anganwadis in Gujarat are all set to impart health and hygiene education to hundreds of kids ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Draft water policy seeks national law on inter-state rivers


February 1st, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Recognising that states have the right to frame suitable policies and laws on water, the draft National Water Policy, 2012 however lays emphasis on the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

44 NCC cadets on 600-km ocean sailing expedition (With Images)


January 25th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Using only sail boats and without any mechanical propulsion, a team of 44 National Cadet Corps (Naval Unit) students, including 12 girls, has launched itself on ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kerala to have 450 e-toilets by March


January 20th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) Kerala will have 450 functional e-toilets by the end of this fiscal, becoming the first state in India with Connected Toilet Infrastructure which would be on ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Sulabh to launch sanitation project in Uganda


January 16th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Sulabh Shauchalaya, the low-cost Indian toilet system, will soon be launched in Uganda to provide affordable sanitation facilities in the east African country, Sulabh founder ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Launch of Red Ribbon Express’ third phase Thursday


January 11th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The third phase of the Red Ribbon Express, a special train which travels across the country to spread awareness on HIV/AIDS, will be launched Thursday ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Why Taj city is raising a stink


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 22 (IANS) Tourists coming to Agra these days are not just taking away with them memories of one of the most breathtaking monuments but also the foul smell ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Change mindset towards widows’


July 30th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Vrindavan, July 30 (IANS) The mindset towards widows needs to be changed -- this was the dominent view to emerge from discussions of religious leaders and social activists here ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

How healthy is your school? Chandigarh to show way


July 21st, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Toilets, disaster preparedness, first-aid knowledge...these are among various criteria to help categorise many Chandigarh schools under a unique initiative to ensure healthy surroundings in these institutions, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Australia donates Rs 350,000 to Delhi NGO Maitri


April 21st, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr.21 (ANI): Australian High Commissioner Peter Varghese presented a cheque for 3.51 lakh rupees to New Delhi-based NGO Maitri.The money will be used to support Maitri's educational program where ... Read more...

Posted in National |

PM concerned over problem of malnutrition in India


February 10th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Expressing serious concern over the problem of malnutrition in India, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday said there is a need to address the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Agra’s war on plastic: Nothing succeeds like success


January 26th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Jan 26 (IANS) The Taj city's success in its two-month-old war against plastic has been so impressive that the Uttar Pradesh government has been encouraged to take the campaign ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Madhya Pradesh to launch health project for rural girls


December 22nd, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 22 (IANS) Aiming to promote health and hygiene among adolescent rural girls, the Madhya Pradesh health department will soon provide sanitary napkins to them, a health ministry official said Wednesday.However, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Himalaya firm forays into herbal oral care segment


December 16th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 16 (IANS) India's leading herbal health and personal care company Himalaya Drug Co Thursday announced its foray into the oral care segment with a range of herbal products for treatment ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Gerd Muller rated best footballer by German legend Paul Breitner


November 17th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Celebrated German World Cupper Paul Breitner Tuesday rated compatriot Gerd Muller as the best footballer of the last half a century."In my opinion, Gerd Muller is the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Indian football gets its first theme song


November 11th, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) Indian football's first theme music video was launched here Thursday and will be used during the charity match between East Bengal All Star and Bayern Munich F.C ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Galli Galli…’ new season aims to teach kids about teamwork


October 7th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) "Galli Galli Sim Sim", the Indian version of the internationally acclaimed popular children series "Sesame Street", is back with a new season and this time it will ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

U.S. Senator McCain “deeply disturbed” as Iranian human rights advocate Ahari faces death penalty


August 21st, 2010 - 3:43 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Senator John McCain on Friday expressed disappointed regarding the case of Iranian human rights advocate Shiva Nazar Ahari, who will be facing the death penalty."I am ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Oxfam assesses Ladakh flood disaster, seeks help


August 17th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Shortage of shelter has emerged as the biggest cause of worry for the survivors of flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region earlier this month, according ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Former President Kalam asks youths to work for progress


July 24th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Bhuj (Gujarat), July 24 (ANI): Former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Saturday urged the youth to work for peace and progress of the nation.In his address at the first convocation ceremony ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Ministerial panel to consider scheme for adolescent girls


April 21st, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The government Wednesday announced the setting up of a Group of Ministers (GoM) to consider an ambitious scheme for the improvement of nutritional status and vocational ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

49 percent Indians do not use toothbrush: Survey


April 12th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Indians have "low level of awareness about the importance of oral health and hygiene" and nearly half of them do not use toothbrush and toothpaste, a survey ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gul Panag teaches hygiene to Delhi school kids


April 7th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress Gul Panag Wednesday taught correct ways of personal health and hygiene to children from 10 Delhi schools on the occasion of World Health Day. Calling ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Commonwealth Games adding slums to Delhi, warns WHO


April 6th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Construction work due to the Commonwealth Games was adding slum clusters to the existing ones and due to this the overall health condition in the city would ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Exposure To Dirt Makes One Immune To Heart Ailments


December 29th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec.29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is a prevalent thing that caring parents are very much concerned about the well-being of their child. Whether on playgrounds or in school or in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Delhi Chief Minister flags off a run and walkathon


October 16th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Rohit KaulNew Delhi, Oct.16 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit flagged off a run and walkathon on the occasion of World Food Day on Friday.The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Delhi CM to flag-off CII Run and Walkathon on World Food Day


October 13th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.13 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will flag off a Run and Walkathon on October 16 to celebrate World Food Day.The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is commemorating World ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Sheila Dikshit flags off mobile dental vans


September 12th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday flagged off a fleet of five mobile dental vans to mark World Oral Health Day and appealed to the people to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

COLORS Chhote Miyan bring in SMILE on Independence Day!


August 17th, 2009 - 11:02 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
The "Nanhe Hasgulles' from "Chhote Miyan Chapter 2' aired on COLORS decided to spread cheer and celebrate Independence Day with the kids of SMILE Foundation. The children of SMILE Foundation were overjoyed ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Weeks after cyclone Aila, civic amenities in disarray: Oxfam


June 12th, 2009 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Weeks after cyclone Aila devastated parts of West Bengal and its green lung the Sunderbans, an international aid body Friday said that hundreds of people are still ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

IBM inks $15-million deal with Eureka Forbes


June 8th, 2009 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 8 (IANS) IBM has signed a $15-million (Rs.71-million) outsourcing deal with Eureka Forbes Ltd., a leading Indian health and hygiene solutions firm, to provide business consulting, package implementation, infrastructure and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sulabh to conduct sanitation classes in Bhutan


May 14th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Sulabh International, an NGO credited with improving sanitation across India, has been invited by the Bhutan government to conduct classes and a symposium on sanitation, health and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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