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Change mindset to curb female foeticide: Experts


July 13th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The patriarchal Indian society has a deep-rooted bias against the girl child and changing this mindset is essential to curb female foeticide, experts said here ... 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...

Posted in Health |

‘Fast-track mode work for 264 backward districts’


April 11th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 11 (IANS) Work on districts lagging on various health parameters across the country will be fast tracked in the year ahead, Minister of State Health and Family Welfare ... Read more...

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India, US to share healthcare models with Ethiopia


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India's successful health practices are set to go global as a delegation from Ethiopia will be visiting the country to witness the reach of healthcare ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

US to give $35 mn to Cambodia


October 25th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, Oct 25 (IANS) The US will provide about $35 million to Cambodia to help improve the country's health and the education sector, the US embassy here said Tuesday.Agreements ... Read more...

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P.K. Pradhan takes over as health secretary


October 17th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) P.K. Pradhan Monday assumed charge as secretary in the ministry of health and family Welfare, an official statement said.An IAS Officer from 1977 batch of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Manuscripts mission compiles 3 mn documents


September 30th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 30 (IANS) The National Mission for Manuscripts has documented and prepared a digital database of three million manuscripts, an official said here Friday."In the past five years, we ... Read more...

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Denial of funds not a setback, says Nilekani


September 29th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Unique Identity Authority chairman Nandan Nilekani Thursday said that the finance ministry's decision to deny more funds to the authority was not a setback.The finance ... Read more...

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Tripura leads in UID enrolment


September 26th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 26 (IANS) Tripura leads in enrolments for the the ambitious "Aadhaar" scheme, a 12-digit number being issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for all ... Read more...

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Three women scientists involved in satellite project


July 16th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) July 15 (IANS) Three women space scientists are playing an important role for the successful functioning of India's latest communication satellite GSAT-12, launched Friday from the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Kerala IT companies tap into Danish ICT market


May 11th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 (IANS) Kerala IT companies have made inroads into Denmark's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) market as part of a strategy unveiled to help small and medium enterprises ... Read more...

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India successfully puts three satellites into orbit


April 20th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by BNO News
SRIHARIKOTA, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- India on Wednesday successfully put into orbit three satellites using a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket (PSLV), the Hindu newspaper reported.This was the eighteenth mission of the ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves National Water Mission charter (Lead)


April 6th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) In an effort to conserve water and ensure its optimum utilisation in the country, the union cabinet Wednesday approved a comprehensive charter for the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kerala IT team to visit global infotech fair


March 1st, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 (IANS) A high level delegation from Kerala IT, the state government's nodal infotech agency, will participate in the prestigious global infotech and communications fair CeBIT 2011 in Hanover in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Man is now ready to go to Mars


January 22nd, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): After a gruelling 233 days of surviving on only canned foods and showering only once a week, a team of astronauts is finally ready to 'land' on the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Aadhaar number to help deprived people get banking services


January 21st, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 21 (IANS) Aadhaar, a 12-digit identity number to be issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for all Indian residents, will help millions of people open bank ... Read more...

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Dikshit pleased over Delhi getting Mission Convergence distinction at international level


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
By Rajesh GaurNew Delhi, Oct. 22 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has expressed her pleasure over the city achieving a new milestone through its over two-year-old Mission Convergence program.In ... Read more...

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India to emulate Gujarat in mother-child health tracking


September 15th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Sep 15 (IANS) The country is set to emulate Gujarat in tracking pregnant women and children on a continuing basis through a constant monitoring of their health, nutrition and immunisation profile. Twenty-three ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New national military training center opened in Baghdad


May 15th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BNO NEWS) -- The National Training Center (NTC) opened in Baghdad on Monday, the U.S. Forces in Iraq said.The new center will be expanding investigative training capabilities for National information ... Read more...

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Ben & Jerry’s Annual Free Cone Day To Be Celebrated Today


March 23rd, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Burlington, Mar 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) American ice cream company Ben & Jerry's will be celebrating its Thirty-Second Annual Free Cone Day with great fanfare on Mar 23.The ice cream parlors ... Read more...

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Agni-3 long range missile launched successfully from Orissa


February 7th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Balasore (Orissa), Feb.7 (ANI): India on Sunday successfully test-fired and launched the long-range Agni-3 missile from an interim testing rangehere.The missile, which has a range capability of 3500-kilometers, was flight tested by ... Read more...

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National symposium hold to harness potential of spices in northeast


November 14th, 2009 - 8:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter ChacheiDimapur (Nagaland), Nov.14 (ANI): India's northeastern states hold immense potential for the large-scale cultivation of spices.To encourage its production, a national symposium on spices was organized in Dimapur recently.The objective ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

$205m US aid for Nepal


September 22nd, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 22 (IANS) President Barack Obama's government has announced a $205 million aid for Nepal intended for humanitarian crisis and peace measures. Over the next five years, the US Agency for ... Read more...

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India, Nepal pop stars team up for anti-trafficking drive


August 24th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 24 (IANS) Pop stars from Nepal and India are teaming up for a series of concerts in Nepal's main cities for an anti-trafficking campaign sponsored by MTV.Indian ... Read more...

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Pramod Kale gets Aryabhatta award


August 12th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Promod Kale was today awarded the Aryabhatta award 2006 for his outstanding life-time contribution to the promotion of astronomy in India.Minister for Science and Technology ... Read more...

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Despite glitches, ISRO confident of Chandrayaan-I completing mission


July 18th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) first lunar mission Chandrayaan-I may have suffered technical setbacks within a year of its launch, but the organisation ... 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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Health Ministry’’s consultative body reviews NRHM progress


January 21st, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Panaji (Goa), Jan.21 (ANI): The Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare met here on Tuesday to review the progress of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ramadoss calls on Norwegian Prime Minister in Oslo


November 18th, 2008 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Oslo (Norway), Nov 18 (ANI): Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Anbumani Ramadoss, who is on official visit to Norway met the Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg at ... Read more...

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Jules Verne spaceship to end life in a ball of flames


September 29th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 29 (ANI): Jules Verne, Europes biggest, most sophisticated spaceship is about to bring its six-month mission to an end by plunging into the Pacific in a ball of flames. ... Read more...

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Dr. Ramadoss to inaugurate Accredited Social Health Activists convention


July 8th, 2008 - 9:10 am ICT by ANI
Guwahati, July 8 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss will inaugurate the ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activists) convention here today.This unique interaction between the national policy-makers ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US launches Rs.580 mn health initiative in India


June 12th, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The US Thursday launched a Rs.580 million initiative to improve maternal and child health in India, with a focus on Uttar Pradseh and Jharkhand. The Maternal and ... Read more...

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Housing for poor: Jamaican model that India can replicate


May 31st, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by admin
By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai, May 31 (IANS) An affordable housing scheme being followed in the Caribbean nation of Jamaica may well be worth emulating in India, which is planning its own social housing ... Read more...

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India needs evidence-based policies to fight poverty: experts


May 28th, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by admin
By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai, May 28 (IANS) Good grassroot research was needed to formulate "evidence-based policies" to help in reduction of poverty, according to top experts who gathered here for an international workshop ... Read more...

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India successfully launches Agni-III missile


May 7th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by admin
Balasore, May 7 (ANI): India successfully flight tested the long range surface-to-surface Agni-III Ballistic missile at 9:56 a.m. today from the Wheeler Island, about 12 kms from Dhamra off Orissa Coast. ... Read more...

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