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77 new polio cases found in Nigeria


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, Sep 9 (IANS) At least 77 new cases of poliomyelitis have been detected in 10 states in Nigeria, Xinhua reported.Ado Mohammed, executive director of the National Primary Healthcare Development ... Read more...

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Polio-free Southeast Asia within reach: WHO


September 5th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Eleven countries in Southeast Asia region are now on track to declaring the region polio-free as the last case of wild polio virus there was ... Read more...

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China’s para-powerlifter Liu stuns world


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) Guaranteeing the gold and shattering the men's 67.5kg powerlifting Paralympic record in his first attempt, failing in the following two attempts to set a new world ... Read more...

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US lauds India’s role in eradicating polio


August 28th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The US appreciates India's role in eradicating polio and the joint effort by both the countries towards ensuring child survival, US representative to the United ... Read more...

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Man kills disabled daughter in Haryana


August 19th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ambala (Haryana), Aug 19 (IANS) An eight-year-old disabled girl was brutally stabbed to death Sunday by her own father as he could not cope with her treatment and upbringing, police ... Read more...

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No new case of polio in 18 months: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) No new case of polio had been reported in the country in the last one and a half years, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said ... Read more...

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Indian Olympic athletes appeal to root out polio


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) With no new polio case reported in the country for more than a year, Indian Olympic athletes Thursday appealed to parents to get their ... Read more...

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WHO closes office in Karachi


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has closed its office in Pakistan's Karachi city in the wake of recent attacks on UN doctors there.WHO's polio eradication campaign ... Read more...

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Six kids among 26 killed in Pakistan attacks (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) At least 26 people, including six children and a polio eradication worker with the World Health Organisation (WHO), were killed in separate attacks launched by ... Read more...

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WHO staff injured in Pakistan (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Geneva, July 17 (IANS) Two World Health Organisation (WHO) officials were injured Tuesday after some unidentified men attacked a UN vehicle in a suburban area of Karachi city.According to police, ... Read more...

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A million Pakistani kids to get anti-polio drops


July 16th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Pakistan will administer anti-polio vaccine to nearly one million children in the militancy-hit tribal regions during a three-day national immunization campaign starting Monday, said officials.Janbaz ... Read more...

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Haryana polio-free since 2010: Official


July 10th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) No new case of polio has been reported in Haryana since January 2010 and it is free from the disease, a health official said here Tuesday."Haryana ... Read more...

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Poonawalla group acquires Dutch global vaccine company


July 5th, 2012 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Pune, July 4 (IANS) Serum Institute of India, the flagship company of the over $1 billion Poonawalla Group vaccine company, Wednesday announced the acquisition of Bilthoven Biologicals of the Netherlands, ... Read more...

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Homeopathy, fish to take on encephalitis in UP?


June 30th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 30 (IANS) Even as a worried Uttar Pradesh government is combating the outbreak of encephalitis that has claimed 117 lives in the last one month in the eastern ... Read more...

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Celebrities have responsibilities: Big B


June 29th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan feels the association of celebrities with social causes is a result of the responsibility that comes with their star status."A celebrity has ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban bans polio vaccination


June 17th, 2012 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) Taliban militants have banned a polio vaccination programme in Pakistan over US drone attacks.The ban will adversely impact the already deteriorating health condition in North ... Read more...

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Spread awareness about polio: Minister to Bengal religious leaders


June 16th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Tourism Sultan Ahmed has appealed to West Bengal's community leaders to cut across faith lines and come together to raise awareness ... Read more...

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New polio cases in Pakistan alarms WHO


June 10th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed concern over emergence of new polio cases in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, where around 150,000 children have reportedly not ... Read more...

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Osama killing: US awaiting clarification on Pakistani doctor


June 5th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) The US State Department says it is still awaiting a clarification from Pakistan on Shakeel Afridi, the doctor held by Islamabad for helping the ... Read more...

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Pakistan hopes to end polio in two years


June 1st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Alhough natural calamities and militancy have hit the war against polio, Pakistan hopes to eradicate it from most parts of the country in two years.But ... Read more...

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‘Low chances of polio coming to India from Pakistan’


May 31st, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Despite apprehensions, India is not at risk of the polio virus being exported from Pakistan, the Pakistani Prime Minister's Focal Person for Polio Shahnaz ... Read more...

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Gates praises India for containing polio


May 31st, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Bill Gates met Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad here Thursday and praised India's triumph over polio, even as the software tycoon's foundation is also helping ... Read more...

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Bill Gates to meet Akhilesh


May 29th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates will meet Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here Wednesday to discuss healthcare in the state.The 56-year-old Gates is likely discuss a ... Read more...

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Hyderabad foundation gets $100,000 grant for polio vaccine


May 10th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 10 (IANS) Ella Foundation has won a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a virus against polio after the ... Read more...

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Mamata announces Rs.1,000 for muezzins


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Continuing to rain sops on the minorities, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday announced Rs.1,000 monthly honorarium for muezzins of mosques.She also included 33 ... Read more...

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UN offers to help India in checking HIV transmission


April 26th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Thursday said member nations of the world organisation are ready to help India in dealing with polio, malaria, tetanus, ... Read more...

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Bengal to take religious leaders’ help for polio vaccination


April 21st, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) In a bid to make sure that each and every child of the state ias administered polio vaccine, the West Bengal government Saturday said it will ... Read more...

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Beti B gets her polio drops in Big B’s presence


April 19th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Mega star Amitabh Bachchan, who has been associated with the government polio eradication campaign, has said that his granddaughter was given polio drops Tuesday in ... Read more...

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Bihar to involve youths to fight kala azar


April 10th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 10 (IANS) Bihar has decided to involve village youths to help fight kala azar, a disease transmitted by the sand fly that killed over 70 people last year."The ... Read more...

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Big B to be honoured for polio work


April 6th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is Unicef's brand ambassador against polio, says he will be honoured for his contribution to the cause."And the organisation that acknowledges ... Read more...

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West Bengal polio case false alarm, says health ministry


March 30th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) An 18-month-old girl admitted to a hospital in West Bengal with polio-like symptoms is not affected by polio, the health ministry said Friday, terming the ... Read more...

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Japan gives 120 mn yen grant to fight polio


March 26th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Continuing support to the polio eradication initiative in India, the government of Japan Monday provided 120 million Yen (Rs.7.2 crore) grant to the UNICEF for ... Read more...

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‘Polio a huge embarrassment for Pakistan’


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 23 (IANS) Pakistan has been "infamous the world over for exporting terrorism" and now there are fears of it exporting the polio virus to other countries, a ... Read more...

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Women can be prime movers of sanitation, says Patil


March 21st, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Stressing that women can be the prime movers of the sanitation movement across the country, President Pratibha Patil Wednesday said improper sanitation facilities and ... Read more...

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Man murders stepmother


March 6th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) A 21-year-old man was arrested for allegedly murdering his stepmother with a butcher's chopper in north Delhi for ill-treating him and his polio-affected sister, police ... Read more...

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