British surrogate mother ‘retires’ after 10 children

June 30th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Britain's most prolific surrogate mother who gave birth to 10 children has announced her retirement from the baby business.Jill Hawkins, 47, insists premature twins Jacob and ... Read more...

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China prepares its high-level talent pool

November 4th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 4 (IANS) The Chinese government has plans to mobilise senior skilled workers to launch training workshops for newcomers as part of an endeavour to relieve the country's dire ... Read more...

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Mexican nature park sets Guinness record

June 3rd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Cancun (Mexico), June 3 (IANS/EFE) The Guinness World Records organisation has recognized Mexico's Xcaret Eco Theme Park for a reproduction programme that the largest number of Macaw births in captivity ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

300 pandas raised in critical breeding breakthrough in China

December 6th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): In a critical breakthrough, conservationists in China have successfully raised 300 pandas in captivity.The feat, mainly by scientists at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Centre, China, should lead ... Read more...

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Pak, Afghanistan ‘incubators’ of terrorism and extremism: Russian security chief

November 11th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Nov 11(ANI): Pakistan and Afghanistan have become the 'incubators' of terrorism, and pose a threat to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Russian security chief has said.Director of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Four babies die in Bucharest clinic fire

August 17th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bucharest, Aug 17 (DPA) A fire in a Bucharest clinic killed four newborns and seven others were still fighting for their lives, the Mediafax news agency said Tuesday. The fire broke out Monday ... Read more...

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Prisons act as HIV incubators: UN official

July 23rd, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, July 23 (DPA) HIV spreads from prisons to the wider population because of misguided policies in most countries, the chief UN expert on torture, Manfred Nowak, warned Friday. The rate of infected ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Lawyers’ role pivotal for any liberal democracy, says CJI K.G. Balakrishnan

March 7th, 2010 - 11:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 7 (ANI): Chief Justice of India K. G. Balakrishnan on Sunday said in any liberal democracy lawyers' role is pivotal and the similar role was played by lawyers during ... Read more...

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Six infants die in Vijaywada hospital

November 16th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Vijaywada (Andhra Pradesh), Nov 16 (ANI): Six newborn babies died under mysterious circumstances at the infants' ward of a state-run hospital here.The parents accused the hospital staff of being callous and ... Read more...

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Andhra orders probe after seven infants die in hospital

November 16th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 16 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government Monday ordered a probe into the death of seven newborn babies, allegedly due to faulty incubators at a government-run hospital. Health Minister D. Nagender ordered ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India’s first all-male quintuplets born to Thane couple

September 5th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), Sep 5 (IANS) The country's first all-male set of quintuplets was born to a Thane couple at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai Friday, a hospital spokesperson said Saturday. The ... Read more...

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Somalis stuck between rock and hard place: UN

February 28th, 2009 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 27 (DPA) The UN refugee agency said Friday that about 40,000 displaced Somalis have returned to the war ravaged capital Mogadishu as the areas they sought refuge had become too ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

PM sanctions Rs.1 lakh for families of Patiala hospital accident

January 31st, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.31 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has expressed sadness at the death of five infants in an accident at a hospital in Patiala. A PMO release said ... Read more...

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Five infants charred to death as incubator catches fire

January 31st, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Patiala, Jan 31 (ANI): Five new born babies were burnt alive and two others were seriously injuried on Saturday, when the incubators they were kept in caught fire at a private ... Read more...

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Brit woman gives birth to triplets after being told she could never have kids

January 9th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): A woman from Cornwall who was told by doctors she could never have children has given birth to triplets 14 weeks early.Sam Paciuszko, 31, gave birth to ... Read more...

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Babies placed in incubators at lower depression risk as adults

November 11th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study has found that babies placed in incubators after birth are less likely to have depression as adults.An international team of researchers has found that ... Read more...

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Brit beats odds of 200m to 1 to give birth to triplets despite being on the pill

October 8th, 2008 - 8:05 pm ICT by ANI
London , Oct 8 (ANI): A Brit woman has beaten odds of 200 million to one to become pregnant with triplets while she was on the pill.Kirsty Hale, 22, and fiance ... Read more...

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Indian woman, 55, gives birth to quadruplets in Italy

August 21st, 2008 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, Aug 21 (ANI): A 55-year-old Indian woman India has delivered identical quadruplets in the northern Italian city of Mantua, a local newspaper has reported.According to, the woman, who has ... Read more...

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‘Hospital staff not to blame for incubator fire death’

March 14th, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by admin
Ahmedabad, March 14 (IANS) The superintendent of a hospital here where a three-day-old infant died in an incubator fire said Friday there was "no negligence" on the part of the medical staff. ... Read more...

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