malnutrition

MPs’ delegation calls on Akhilesh, seeks end of malnutrition


September 5th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 5 (IANS) A delegation of MPs - part of the Citizens Alliance Against Malnutrition (CAAM) - met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday and asked him to ... Read more...

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Ramesh offers Rs.900 crore for village coordinators


August 18th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday proposed a grant of Rs.990 crore to the women and child development ministry for hiring women village coordinators for ... Read more...

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Demystifying the diet jungle (To go with: Fall in love with food, says nutritionist-author)


June 27th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
* Camel Diet: High on liquids, this diet, which uses water to kill hunger, can cause malnutrition* Monkey diet: This jumps from fad to fad - from grapefruit diet, apple cider ... Read more...

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Fortified wheat flour for Jaipur open market


June 26th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 26 (IANS) Jaipur witnessed one of the biggest-ever food fortification drives in the open market with the Tuesday launch of wheat flour fortified with iron, Vitamin B12 and ... Read more...

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Bharat Biotech receives $4 million award for new vaccine


June 18th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Bharat Biotech and the University of Maryland Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) Monday announced that they had received a $4 million Strategic Translation Award from The ... Read more...

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UN proposes $200 mn aid for North Korea


June 13th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN proposes to collect $200 million in aid for North Korea this year, UN spokesman Martin Nesirsky said.The reclusive communist state has suffered from ... Read more...

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Mysterious disease toll is 36 in Bihar


June 7th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 7 (IANS) The deaths of five more children because of a mysterious disease in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and Gaya districts has taken the death toll to 36 in 11 ... Read more...

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Fund for construction of rural toilets doubled


June 7th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Concerned over poor sanitation in rural areas, the government Thursday doubled the amount given for construction of household lavatories from Rs.4,600 to nearly Rs.10,000.It ... Read more...

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Mysterious disease toll is 31 in Bihar


June 6th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 6 (IANS) The deaths of eight more children because of a mysterious disease in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and Gaya districts has taken the death toll to 31 in 10 ... Read more...

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Girl child found abandoned in Rajasthan


June 5th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 5 (IANS) Police in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh town are looking for parents of an infant girl who was found abandoned at a bus stand Monday evening barely two days ... Read more...

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Unhygienic practices lead to poor academic performance: Study


May 30th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Children with poor hygiene practices are more likely to suffer in terms of academic performance, a study by the Indian Medical Academy said here Wednesday.Conducted ... Read more...

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Search on for abandoned girl’s parents in Rajasthan


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 23 (IANS) Police in Rajasthan's Bundi town are looking for parents of an eight-month-old girl who was found abandoned at a bus stand in the town Sunday, officials ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik to leave for Britain Tuesday


May 21st, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday begins an eight-day trip to Britain, his first visit to a foreign country since he took over 12 years ... Read more...

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Rural restaurants for food security - and jobs too (Comment)


May 16th, 2012 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
In every religion, culture and civilization, feeding the poor and hungry is considered amongst the most noble deeds. In the Hindu religion, for instance, one is able to do one's ... Read more...

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‘India fourth worst in maternal care’


May 8th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India is the fourth worst place to be in for mothers among 80 less developed countries, the annual State of the World's Mothers report said ... Read more...

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Aamir, Prasoon Joshi making 50 shorts on malnutrition


May 7th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Bollywood star Aamir Khan and lyricist Prasoon Joshi are quite a team by now. They are working on their pet project on social awareness - ... Read more...

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Jamia Millia chief backs women’s quota bill


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung Wednesday advocated the passage of the women's reservation bill to empower the poor and ordinary Indian women.Giving the ... Read more...

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Food insecurity may cause obesity, says study


April 29th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Gorging on food can cause obesity, but the fear of not having enough food may also lead to the same result, says a new study.According to ... Read more...

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UNICEF to distribute 25,000 solar lamps


April 26th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 25 (IANS) Unicef will distribute around 25,000 portable solar lamps in Jharkhand's schools, a move that will help around 75,000 students during their studies.The lamps will be distributed ... Read more...

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Childcare needs of urban poor ignored: Experts


April 24th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Childcare needs of the urban poor continue to remain ignored despite social schemes, experts said Tuesday at the release of a micro study conducted in ... Read more...

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Infant mortality in Bengal has come down: Mamata


April 20th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Amid regular reports of crib deaths in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday claimed there has been a fall in the number of infant ... Read more...

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Economist Vijay Kelkar visits crisis-ridden Vidarbha


April 6th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 6 (IANS) Well-known economist Dr. Vijay Kelkar Friday visited Yavatmal in the crisis-ridden Vidarbha region of Maharashtra to review the imbalance of progress in the region, an activist ... Read more...

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Strengthening CPI-M need of the hour: Karat


April 4th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 4 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday called for strengthening the party, saying only the Left and democratic parties could provide an ... Read more...

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‘Quarter of Delhi slum dwellers drink impure water’


March 21st, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Around a quarter of families living in slums across the national capital are drinking contaminated water, according to a survey released Wednesday. The survey was ... Read more...

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Budget highlights 4


March 16th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
* Infusion of Rs.15,888 crore in public sector banks, regional rural banks and NABARD in 2012-13.* Infrastructure will require Rs.50 lakh crore in 12th Plan, half of this from the private ... Read more...

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Budget highlights 3


March 16th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
* From 2012-13, full subsidies for providing food security; in other sectors to the extent the economy can bear this.* Hope to raise Rs.30,000 crore from disinvestments.* New equity savings scheme ... Read more...

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Budget highlights 2


March 16th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
* Addressing malnutrition, black money and corruption in public life among five priorities in year ahead.* India's inflation structural, driven largely by agricultural constraints.* Current account deficit 3.6 percent in 2011-12; ... Read more...

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Corruption will keep India in chaotic poverty trap: Survey


March 15th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Recognising that self-interest drives a market economy, the Economic Survey for 2011-12 tabled Thursday also says India will stagnate and remain in the grips ... Read more...

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Government told to hike budget for child health, nutrition


March 14th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The current allocation to tackle child health and nutrition, giving Rs.4 per child in an anganwadi centre, is too low, say experts, recommending a hike ... Read more...

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New schemes in the offing for livelihood security (Factfile)


March 12th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Factfile on new schemes in the offing to ensure livelihood security as enunciated by President Pratibha Patil during her joint address to parliament on ... Read more...

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Government schools battle stomach worms


February 20th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) With stomach worms infecting thousands of children in the capital, the Delhi government will initiate a programme in its schools from Tuesday to target the ... Read more...

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Stroke leaves victims exposed to malnutrition risk


February 17th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Feb 17 (IANS) A stroke could leave you with eating problems, with more than half risking malnutrition even three months after the attack.Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, studied ... Read more...

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Rights group demands probe into Assam starvation deaths


February 9th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 9 (IANS) A human rights group in Assam has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and union Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge for a probe into ... Read more...

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Modi, governor lead R-Day celebrations in Gujarat


January 26th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhavnagar (Gujarat), Jan 26 (IANS) The 63rd Republic Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm across Gujarat Thursday morning. Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal and Chief Minister Narendra Modi led the ... Read more...

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Mexico sends aid to northern communities suffering from hunger


January 19th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- The Mexican government on Tuesday began sending emergency aid to the northern state of Chihuahua where the Tarahumara communities are suffering from severe food shortages, officials said ... Read more...

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