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Encephalitis scare in UP after 88 deaths


June 16th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 16 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has pressed the panic button as 88 people have succumbed to various strains of encephalitis in the last fortnight, a disease that ... Read more...

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Will follow Sachar’s advice on minority welfare: Mamata


July 30th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday met Justice (retd) Rajinder Sachar and said her government will follow the suggestions of the former judge who ... Read more...

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Mamata announces plan to revamp Bengal’s medical infrastructure


May 31st, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said existing hospitals and health centres across the state will be upgraded while four super-speciality hospitals will come ... Read more...

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UN says armed groups in Central African Republic continue recruiting children


April 26th, 2011 - 2:20 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations on Monday released a report voicing serious concern as armed groups in Central African Republic (CAR) continue recruiting children.The report to the Security Council ... Read more...

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Herbal medicine becoming source of livelihood for Nainital women


April 10th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Nainital, Apr.10 (ANI): A self-help group in Uttarakhand has held a workshop to train women in preparing herbal medicines in Nainital to make them self-reliant. Around 65 women from across the state ... Read more...

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Not all is well with Bihar’s young rural mothers


December 25th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
By Rajeev KumarPatna, Dec 25 (ANI): Now that the new government in Bihar is in place and that too with a thundering mandate, it is time to address the problems that the ... Read more...

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Child labour, still a common practice in large parts of rural India


November 19th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
By Bidisha FouzdarKutch, Nov 19 (ANI): In a small pastoral vand (hamlet) in Kutch, Gujarat, 10 year old Ramu wakes up at five in the morning. His mother serves him a hasty ... Read more...

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NACO, global fund sign agreement to scale up HIV/AIDS related services in India


September 8th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 8 (ANI): The Government of India and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) today signed a three year grant agreement for 128.4 million dollars to ... Read more...

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Gastroenteritis outbreak spreads panic in Budgam


August 23rd, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtBudgam (Jammu and Kashmir), Aug 23 (ANI): Two people have died of gastroenteritis in Budgam district, and as a result, panic buttons have been pressed in the area due to ... Read more...

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India empowers rural women through pregnancy test strips


March 26th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) India distributed over 65 million pregnancy test strips to rural women in the last three years to reduce unwanted pregnancies and to improve antenatal care, the health ... Read more...

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UAE charity helps Haiti quake victims


January 30th, 2010 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Red Crescent Authority (RCA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have distributed 45 tonnes of relief items among the Haiti quake victims as part of its ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama starts a campaign to reduce childhood obesity


January 21st, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jan 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US First Lady Michelle Obama has asked the country’s mayors to support her in a campaign to reduce childhood obesity. She was speaking at ... Read more...

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HRW report says India not doing enough on pain treatment front


October 28th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.28 (ANI): A 102-page Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has said that the Indian Government is falling short of providing hundreds of thousands of patients access to pain-related treatment.The HRW ... Read more...

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Rural health schemes benefits tribals in Tripura


March 7th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki Das Agartala, Mar 7 (ANI): The implementation of various schemes in Tripura under the National Rural Health Scheme has given a reason to smile to the locals. Various health schemes ... Read more...

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A spoonful of sugar can help fight Malaria


February 20th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by admin
One teaspoon of moistened sugar placed underneath the tongue of sick hypoglycaemic children – a simple solution to a serious problem.Nearly 800,000 children die every year from malaria. In Africa, malaria combined ... Read more...

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Bikaner in grip of Malaria


September 19th, 2008 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
Bikaner (Rajasthan), Sept 19 (ANI): An outbreak of Malaria has overtaken Bikaner District of Rajasthan.The number of patients have shot up sharply in the last few days and according to reports ... Read more...

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Pakistanis use 130m condoms every year


September 17th, 2008 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 17 (ANI): Despite the social dogma associated with sex, people in Pakistan use 130 millions condoms annually, says a new survey.Among the many available methods to curb unwanted pregnancies, ... Read more...

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Gold’s gym opens its franchise in Jalandhar


April 5th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by admin
By Paramjit Rangpuri Jalandhar, Apr 5 (ANI): After the success in Ludhiana, Gold's gym, the largest co-ed gym chain in the world has opened its franchise in Jalandhar. Gold's gym, called "The ... Read more...

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Sex workers in Guwahati form self-help groups


February 8th, 2008 - 11:36 pm ICT by admin
By Peter Alex Todd Guwahati, Feb.8 (ANI): Sex workers in Guwahati have formed self-help groups under the aegis of an organisation named Sakhi (a friend) that enables them to be self-reliant by engaging ... Read more...

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