health and sanitation

British survey on soap usage called off in Kerala


December 10th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 10 (IANS) A bathing soap-related survey being conducted for Britain-based organisations in a coastal hamlet near the Thiruvananthapuram international airport in Kerala was called off Saturday after protests ... Read more...

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MCD briefs councillors on dengue, malaria


August 8th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Monday held a workshop to brief councillors on tackling vector-borne diseases such as dengue and malaria in the monsoon ... Read more...

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Russia bans import of Egyptian potatoes


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has suspended imports of potatoes from Egypt on health and sanitation grounds, the country's food safety authority said Friday.Rosselkhoznadzor, national food-safety watchdog, said the ... Read more...

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India should be polio free in three years: Rotary International


March 30th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 30 (IANS) Rotary International expects India to be the first to be free of polio among the four countries where it runs a campaign and that should happen ... Read more...

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Yamuna river crosses 207 m mark in Delhi


September 23rd, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): The Yamuna rose over two meters above the danger level and crossed the 207 m mark in Delhi for the first time since 1978 on Thursday.Authorities said ... Read more...

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Flood situation in Delhi, alert sounded


September 21st, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.21 (ANI): Chairman of the Standing Committee Yogender Chandolia on Monday said that all concerned departments, particularly health and sanitation, have been directed to remain on alert, even though adequate ... Read more...

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No point in sending athletes for Commonwealth Games: New Zealand PM


September 21st, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, Sep 21 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said Tuesday that there was no point in sending the athletes to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi if they faced health ... Read more...

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Cleanliness next to Godliness: Aamir Khan


April 28th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): India is not exactly renowned for being a clean nation. In fact, we to some extent also lack civic sense. Garbage strewn on roads, gutters overflowing ... Read more...

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Donor countries pledge $10 bn in aid to Haiti: UN


April 1st, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dozens of countries and organisations have pledged to give $10 billion to quake-hit Haiti in the next 10 years, the UN said. Of that amount, some $5.3 ... Read more...

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Free health camp a major draw among Orissa villagers


March 2nd, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarada LahangirKoraput (Orissa), March 2 (ANI): The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), a state-run aeronautics firm, has set up free medical camps in the Maoist affected Orissa's Koraput district to generate confidence ... Read more...

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Tata Motors to offer complete vehicles for civic bodies


February 8th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) After the Nano small car, Tata Motors has launched a complete range of ready-to-use municipal application vehicles catering to various civic services, the company announced here Monday. The fully-built ... Read more...

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Conflict over, but Tamil civilians languish in camps


July 14th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Anthony David Colombo, July 14 (DPA) Thirteen-year-old Sopika Surendranathan was injured in a December mortar attack in northern Sri Lanka and remains in a camp meant for tens of thousands of displaced ... Read more...

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Climate change costs India over 2.6 percent of GDP: Economic Survey


July 2nd, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) India is now spending over 2.6 percent of its gross domestic product to adapt to climate change, says the country's annual Economic Survey, tabled in parliament Thursday ... Read more...

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India trails Pakistan, Bangladesh in sanitation


November 17th, 2008 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India might be an emerging economic power, but it is way behind Pakistan, Bangladesh and even Afghanistan in providing basic sanitation facilities, a key reason behind the ... Read more...

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Sanitation facilities continue to elude India


November 14th, 2007 - 8:17 am ICT by admin
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Appendix is a ’safe house’ for beneficial bacteria


November 14th, 2007 - 1:52 am ICT by admin
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