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Kashmiri migrants protest, want free electricity


September 4th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 4 (IANS) The Kashmiri Pandit (Hindu) migrants living in Jagti Township on the outskirts of Jammu Tuesday launched a protest seeking free electricity supply.The migrants had been supplied ... Read more...

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Kashmiri migrants on hunger strike for hike in dole


August 31st, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 31 (IANS) Kashmiri Pandit (Hindu) migrants in Jammu Friday began a hunger strike demanding a hike in the cash relief they have been getting from the government.Kashmiri Pandits ... Read more...

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Amarnath board gets more time to submit report


August 13th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday called for "constructive steps" to improve medical and other facilities for pilgrims going for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage in Jammu and ... Read more...

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30,000 Syrian refugees cross into Lebanon: UN


July 20th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 20 (IANS/AKI) Up to 30,000 Syrian refugees may have fled the conflict in their country and crossed into Lebanon, the UN agency for refugees said Friday.Melissa Fleming, chief ... Read more...

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Five mental clinics to come up in Jammu region


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 2 (IANS) Kashmir's Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma has announced opening of mental health clinics in five of the 10 districts in Jammu region.The six million people in ... Read more...

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Eight new hospitals to come up in Delhi


May 1st, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Delhi government will construct eight new hospitals in various parts of the national capital including rural areas where people face difficulties in availing health ... Read more...

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UN chief to visit India this week (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations/New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will undertake a four-day visit to India, his third since 2008, from Thursday when he will meet Prime ... Read more...

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UN chief to visit India


April 24th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will depart for India April 25 for an official visit, UN spokesperson Eduardo del Buey said here Monday."His first stop will ... Read more...

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Battling maternal deaths, Assam upgrades health workers’ skills


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 22 (IANS) Assam, which has the highest maternal mortality rate (MMR) in the country at 390 per 1,000 live births, also faces a serious crunch of doctors. So ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh assesses rural development, skips rebel areas


April 18th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 18 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government launched a mega drive Wednesday to assess development work in nearly 20,000 villages, but skipped visiting the remote ... Read more...

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With Rs.1,100 crore, AIIMS bags highest budget share


March 16th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) With Rs.1,124 crore, the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital tops the list of hospitals and research institutes ... Read more...

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Cheaper drugs, better health services for poor (Second Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India's health allocation has been hiked by 14 percent in the budget for 2012-13 to Rs.30,702 crore (Rs.307 billion/$6.1 billion) for the sector with special ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to speed up electrification in Maoist areas


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 2 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government Friday reviewed rural electrification work in Maoist-hit Bastar region to take power to forested areas, official sources said.Tribal Welfare Minister Kedar Kashyap, his ... Read more...

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Mumbai tops list of homes to slum dwellers: Unicef report


February 29th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The city of dreams, Mumbai has topped the list of cities that are home to a maximum number of slum dwellers in India, Unicef's annual ... Read more...

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Role reversal: Kalandars turn angels for sloth bears (Feature, With Images)


February 5th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 5 (IANS) "Rani was ours", says Aashiq Miyan, fondly looking at the sloth bear. But there is no remorse in the voice of this former 'kalandar' or bear ... Read more...

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Bihar to launch health drive for poor


January 25th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 25 (IANS) The Bihar government will launch a three-month-long health drive Saturday to treat some 10 million poor people.Officials hope to reach out to the poorest of the ... Read more...

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Rajasthan doctors end strike, health facilities normalise


January 1st, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 1 (IANS) Healthcare services have started to normalise in Rajasthan after remaining badly affected for 11 days as around 10,000 government doctors joined duty Sunday after ending their ... Read more...

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Patients slam claim on improvement in Kashmir healthcare


December 31st, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 31 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has claimed an improvement in health facilities this year - a claim dismissed by some patients forced to come here from ... Read more...

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No free lunch: Pakistani daily on $5.5 bn aid


December 26th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) There is no such thing as a free lunch, a leading Pakistani daily said Monday on the $5.5 billion development aid granted by the World Bank.The ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh short of 1,846 doctors


December 23rd, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 23 (IANS) Chhattisgarh, which has poor health facilities in the interior areas, is short of 1,846 doctors, the state assembly was informed Friday."The state has 187 hospitals where ... Read more...

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India faces polio threat from Pakistan: Minister


December 20th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) India faces the threat of importing the polio virus from Pakistan and is taking steps to prevent it, Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandyopadhyay ... Read more...

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‘Superbug scare meant to hit Indian medical tourism’


December 4th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 4 (IANS) The scare abroad over the superbug or NDM-1 (New Delhi Metallo beta lactamase) last year was deliberately created to tarnish India's image as a medical tourism ... Read more...

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Delhi journalists’ health facilities upgraded


November 17th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delh, Nov 16 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday decided to provide all its accredited journalists additional health care facilities which are available to Group A officers in the government, ... Read more...

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Single women victims of witch-hunt in tribal Assam


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tinsukia (Assam), Nov 2 (IANS) It was a fine day when Debari Nagbonshi, 60, stepped out of her home after bath and saw the new bride of a neighbour hanging ... Read more...

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Congress, BSP not serious on Uttar Pradesh’s development: Gadkari


October 30th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 30 (IANS) Accusing the Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) of not making serious efforts for Uttar Pradesh's development, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin ... Read more...

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Bengal should protect fishermen’s rights: Mahasweta Devi


October 8th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 8 (IANS) Writer and activist Mahasweta Devi Saturday urged West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee-led government to ensure that the rights of fishermen are preserved and that they are ... Read more...

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Court allows three medical colleges to admit more students


September 29th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Medical Council of India was Thursday directed by the Delhi High Court to grant an increase in the intake of students from 100 to ... Read more...

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Delhi PWD slammed for wasteful expenditure on hospital


September 5th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Inadequate planning on a project to construct a hospital in west Delhi's Dwarka by the Public Works Department (PWD) led to wasteful expenditure of Rs ... Read more...

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Haryana to bring health services at par with private sector


August 12th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) Haryana's health department will soon have an ambitious health policy that seeks to bring government healthcare facilities at par with those of the private sector.Haryana's Health ... Read more...

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13 million South Africans test for HIV


July 27th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 27 (IANS) More than 13 million people have tested for HIV in South Africa since the launch of counselling facilities in April 2010, the official BuaNews reported.Among the ... Read more...

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Health is a political subject: Amartya Sen


July 10th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen Saturday said health is a political issue and inequality a prime reason behind bad public health."Health is indeed a political subject. ... Read more...

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Development master remedy against Maoists: PM


June 30th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said police and intelligence gathering needed to be strengthened to fight Maoist guerrillas but development was the "master remedy" ... Read more...

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Ending concurrent list a big step: Pakistan PM


June 29th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Abolition of the constitution's concurrent list is a major step towards provincial autonomy in Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani said the cabinet ... Read more...

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Delhi government health scheme left 775 kids dead


June 20th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) As many as 775 children and eight pregnant women, enrolled in the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme of the Delhi government under which nutritious ... Read more...

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Myanmarese refugees battle bias, poverty in Delhi (June 20 is World Refugee Day)


June 17th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Lodged in a matchbox-sized room with her parents and three siblings, 17-year-old Lalpek Sung constantly looks at the stained bathroom where her mother is chopping ... Read more...

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