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CEC unhappy that 40 percent voters stayed away in 2009


September 21st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V.S. Sampath Friday expressed unhappiness that nearly 40 percent voters had not taken part in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.The CEC ... Read more...

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‘Ignorance takes toll on oral health’ (September 12 is World Oral Health Day)


September 12th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Dental health is an indicator of overall health. There are simple ways to maintain oral hygiene. Chewing sugar-free gum after a meal, for instance, can ... Read more...

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Bartending: New opportunities in the hospitality industry


September 6th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) If you are looking for a life that channels your inner chef, an ability to read people and love for beverages, then bartending might be just ... Read more...

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Goa to ban smoking on its beaches next season


July 14th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) In a bid to make Goa's coastline tobacco free, the tourism department is mulling a ban on its use on beaches from Octtober, an official said ... Read more...

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‘Early diagnosis can save patients with genetic disorders’


May 15th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Several patients, their family members and doctors Tuesday got together to observe the 6th annual International MPS (Mucopolysaccharidoses) Awareness Day, to educate people about this ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s spiral-horned Markhor goat in peril (With Images)


May 10th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Srinagar, May 10 (IANS) It is an animal that is as much an icon of Kashmir as the beautiful Dal Lake and its shikaras. The magnificent spiral-horned Markhor, the ... Read more...

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‘Bheema Theeradhalli’ - far from true biopic (Kannada Movie Review)


April 7th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Bheema Theeradhalli"; Cast: Vijay, Praneetha, Prajwal Poovaiah, Sharath Lohithashwa, Suchayeendra Prasad, Sreenivasa Murthy, Uncle Lokanath; Screenplay-Direction: Om Prakash Rao; Producer-Cameraman: Anaji Nagaraj; Dialogues: M.S. Ramesh; Music: Abhiman Roy; Rating: ... Read more...

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Awareness and empathy can embolden Autistic people (April 2 is World Autism Day)


April 1st, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Whether an unreasonable airline denies them a seat or an inconsiderate doctor refuses to examine them, autistic people have for long faced unnecessary discrimination for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Epilepsy is disabling, needs understanding’ (March 26 is World Epilepsy Day)


March 25th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Epilepsy is much more disabling than acknowledged - it impacts a child's learning years, a person's professional and marital life and also gives the patient ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Dubai marks world kidney day


March 8th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 8 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai Health Authority conducted free health screenings Thursday to mark the 7th World Kidney Day.Hospitals and health centres have highlighted the need for people to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Toddlers’ lives at risk in forward-facing car seats?


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) One in seven parents in Britain are unwittingly risking their children's safety by prematurely placing them into forward-facing car seats, a study has warned.Rear-facing child seats ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Volunteers to ensure better delivery of welfare in Maoist areas


January 15th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Volunteer community workers will henceforth ensure better delivery of flagship welfare schemes and public services in Maoist-controlled areas to those who need them most.Concerned ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Parents of mentally disabled kids look for filmmakers


November 28th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 28 (IANS) If Aamir Khan's "Taare Zameen par" (TZP) triggered a ripple of social consciousness vis-a-vis autism, three women have come to IFFI this year armed with ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Music industry to crackdown on copyright violations in Goa


November 17th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 16 (IANS) A music copyright vigilante authority has threatened to launch 'Halla Bol' along Goa's coastal belt known for its music blaring beach shacks, scorching raves and techno ... Read more...

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Social violence in tribal areas due to poor infrastructure: Ramesh


November 14th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The shortcomings in infrastructure of schools has culminated in "huge social violence" in the tribal areas of the country, said Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh ... Read more...

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‘West Bengal lags in juvenile justice’


November 12th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 12 (IANS) Observing that West Bengal lagged behind others in juvenile justice, a Calcutta High Court judge Saturday stressed on the need for spreading awareness on the issue ... 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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One mosquito coil equals 100 cigarettes, says expert


August 31st, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Smoke emitted from one mosquito repellant coil is equivalent to those of 100 cigarettes, thus causing harm to a large number of people in India, ... Read more...

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Focusing on rural areas for non-communicable diseases: Azad


August 23rd, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Rural areas are now under the health ministry's focus for their large population vulnerable to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular and psychological ... Read more...

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Rising phishing cases open career prospects for ethical hackers


July 24th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) If you are an expert in computers and can decode a programme without much effort, give a thought to working with the Indian government ... Read more...

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‘Organic farming sector to touch Rs.100 billion’


July 10th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Indian organic farming sector is likely to be worth Rs.100 billion by 2015 and will create millions of jobs, a leading industry lobby said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lack of awareness hindering RTE implementation: Experts


July 7th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) A year after the implementation of the right to education (RTE), lack of awareness and accountability are emerging as obstacles in the implementation of the ... Read more...

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Lack of skills hit northeast’s development: Handique


July 3rd, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 2 (IANS) Lack of entrepreneurial talents and professional managerial skills has hindered development activities in insurgency-ravaged northeastern states, union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region B.K.Handique said ... Read more...

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Social audit highlights flaws in Uttar Pradesh power scheme


June 23rd, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) After bringing a ray of hope to the power-starved locals, a central government-backed rural electrification scheme in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh district failed miserably due to ... Read more...

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Stigma, low awareness hinder tracing HIV+ kids: Unicef


June 9th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) Social stigma, discrimination and lack of awareness are the main problems in identifying the children living with AIDS and HIV in India, say Unicef officials."The main ... Read more...

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India ranked third worst on mother care: Report


May 7th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) India is the third worst place to be in for mothers among "77 less developed countries", said a report released by an NGO Saturday.India climbed ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A pair of clean hands can save lives (May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day)


May 4th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Millions of patients admitted in hospitals in the country could recover faster if healthcare workers follow proper hand-washing routine, which helps in avoiding hospital-acquired infections, ... Read more...

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Malay Indians lack awareness of ETP benefits, says Razak


April 24th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 24(ANI): Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has said that there is a lack of awareness among the country's Indian community of the potential benefits they can receive from ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Psychologists blame social apathy for sisters’ locked-in stay


April 12th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) It could be social apathy towards mental health that leads to situations like in Noida where two sisters remained locked up in their house for ... Read more...

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A year since RTE, mere 230 complaints reflect low awareness


March 31st, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) It's been a year since the right of children to free and compulsory education (RTE) was enacted April 1, 2010, but since then the organisation ... Read more...

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Tuberculosis kills 68,000 Pakistanis every year


March 20th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 20 (IANS) Tuberculosis kills 68,000 people in Pakistan every year as an untreated patient transfers the disease to 10-15 people, a senior official said.The country has 700,000 tuberculosis ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Court orders better facilities for mentally ill prisoners


March 9th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Delhi government to implement the guidelines framed by experts for providing better facilities to under-trials and convicts in ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to host global meet on venous diseases


January 31st, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 31 (IANS) Nearly 200 doctors from around the world are expected to participate in a two-day international conference on venous diseases (diseases affecting the veins) to be organised here Feb ... Read more...

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Tribal students benefit from Chhattisgarh Govt.’s ‘Hostel Scheme’


December 20th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
Raipur, Dec 20 (ANI): In its endeavor to promote literacy in the State, particularly tribal children, the Chhattisgarh Government has launched a 'Hostel Scheme' in several interior villages.The literacy rate is ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

‘Malaria kills over 2 lakh Indians every year’


December 18th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Dec 18 (IANS) Malaria kills around 205,000 people in India every year, more than 13 times the estimate by the World Health Organisation (WHO), an official said here Saturday.India also accounted ... Read more...

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