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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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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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Ramesh for low-cost sanitation solutions


May 30th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has invited Bill and Milenda Gates Foundation for partnerships in the country in developing low-cost sanitation solutions. Sixty percent of ... Read more...

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Bank accounts of doctor who helped track Osama sealed


February 25th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) The bank accounts of the Pakistani doctor who, on the CIA's directions, allegedly helped conduct a fake polio campaign to track down Osama bin Laden have ... Read more...

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Over 17 crore kids get polio vaccine


February 19th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Seventeeen crore children aged under five were immunised Sunday in a natiowide polio vaccination campaign in India, which did not report even a single ... Read more...

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Pakistani province launches polio campaign


January 30th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) Over two million children will be administered anti-polio vaccine drops in Pakistan's Balochistan province, which saw the highest number of polio cases in the world in ... Read more...

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Big B wants polio-free nation, happy no polio case in 2011


December 15th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Bollywood megastar and UNICEF goodwill ambassador Amitabh Bachchan is happy with the drop in numbers of polio-affected children in India and hopes that the ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to have special polio drive for migrants’ children


December 10th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) With the children of migrants exposed to the risk of contracting polio, the Tamil Nadu government Friday announced it would conduct special polio campaign for this ... Read more...

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Families refuse polio drops in Bihar


September 21st, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 21 (IANS) At a time when Bihar is on the verge of eradicating polio, more than 400 families here refused to immunise their children against the disease, saying ... Read more...

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Two held in Pakistan for refusing polio drops


September 21st, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Two people were arrested in Pakistan for refusing to give polio drops to their children.The arrest warrant for another person was issued Tuesday."The parents will ... Read more...

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Another round of pulse polio campaign launched in Delhi


March 26th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 26 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today launched another round of pulse polio campaign here by giving anti-polio drops to number of children in a function organized at ... Read more...

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President Patil launches 2011 ‘Pulse Polio’ campaign


January 22nd, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 22(ANI): President India Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Saturday administered polio vaccine drops to seven children at the Rashtrapati Bhawan to launch the National Pulse Polio Programme for 2011.The ... Read more...

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‘Polio vaccines may have lost efficacy in Pakistan’


December 22nd, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Authorities in Pakistan have come out with a shocking figure about polio cases. More than 78 percent of such confirmed cases in the country involved children who had ... Read more...

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40 children down with fever after taking polio drops in Aurangabad


November 22nd, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Abdul HadiAurangabad, Nov.22 (ANI): Around 40 children caught fever after they were administered anti-polio drops in Phulbari village in Maharashtra's Aurangabad District over the weekend.Medical staff visited the village to administer ... Read more...

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Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit launches new round of campaign to eliminate polio


November 13th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.13 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit launched a fresh round of Pulse Polio campaign from her residence here on Saturday to wipe out polio disease by administering anti-polio drops ... Read more...

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After Uttar Pradesh, Gates goes to Bihar


May 12th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/Amethi, May 12 (IANS) Microsoft chief Bill Gates arrived in Bihar Wednesday, a day after accompanying local MP and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on a day's visit to Amethi constituency ... Read more...

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Bill Gates to visit Bihar for anti-polio drive (Lead)


May 11th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 11 (IANS) Microsoft chief Bill Gates will visit Bihar Wednesday to see the Indian government's anti-polio campaign, a spokesperson said Tuesday, denying a report that he planned to adopt a ... Read more...

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Players, youths organise run to promote Asian table tennis meet


November 8th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 8 (IANS) A 4-km run named 'Run for Polio Prevention' was held here Sunday morning to promote the 19th Asian Table Tennis Championship starting Nov 16. Over 300 youths, including sportspersons ... Read more...

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No civic amenities, no polio drops: Uttar Pradesh villagers


October 6th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 6 (IANS) Angry with the administration for the apathy towards their complaints on poor civic conditions, residents of two Uttar Pradesh villages decided to protest by boycotting the ongoing pulse ... Read more...

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Bill Gates impressed by progress of health services in India


July 25th, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) While reiterating that basic health services remain a huge challenge in India, Microsoft founder Bill Gates Saturday said the country's dramatic progress in health schemes and ... Read more...

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Village boycotts polio campaign to protest civic conditions


June 5th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 5 (IANS) Residents of a Muslim-dominated village in Uttar Pradesh are boycotting the ongoing pulse polio vaccination campaign to protest the authorities' indifference to poor civic conditions in their area. Residents ... Read more...

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Taliban disrupts polio campaign in Hangu


April 14th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Hangu (NWFP), Apr. 14 (ANI): The Taliban has stopped the polio vaccination drive in Hangu region by threatening to kidnap health officials if they go ahead with the campaign."Armed Taliban ... Read more...

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‘Restore village name, or we won’t vote’


April 6th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 6 (IANS) Unhappy with the name of their village being changed from Chakfateha to Barahi Mohan, residents of the village in Bihar's Sheohar district have threatened to boycott the Lok ... Read more...

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I did role for my country, says hero of Oscar-nominated documentary


February 20th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Polio-affected Mohammad Gulzar Saifi, who stars in the Academy Award nominated "The Last Inch", will not be at the Oscars. But he says he did the role ... Read more...

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President inaugurates Pulse Polio campaign


January 31st, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil has inaugurated the launch of Pulse Polio campaign on Saturday at Rashtrapati Bhawan. To mark the National Immunization Day, she administered ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s anti-polio campaign eats up funds, not virus


October 2nd, 2008 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Despite a polio vaccination campaign that has been going on for 14 years, authorities in Pakistan have failed to control the polio virus. Eleven new cases have been ... Read more...

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372 polio cases in India, fresh immunisation round in Delhi


August 30th, 2008 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) With 372 cases of polio reported this year, the disease continues to spread unabated in India and the Delhi government said it will launch another round of ... Read more...

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Ramadoss reiterates commitment for tobacco free India


July 22nd, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): Union Health Minister Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss today reiterated that India should not only be smoke free, but it should be comprehensively tobacco free. Addressing a gathering ... Read more...

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Another round of pulse polio campaign launched


July 5th, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit launched another round of the Pulse Polio campaign in the national capital by giving anti-polio drops to children at her home Saturday morning. ... Read more...

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Bihar throws up 99 new polio cases


March 14th, 2008 - 10:13 am ICT by admin
Patna, March 14 (IANS) The battle against polio is far from over in Bihar, which has the highest incidence of the disease in India and recorded 99 new cases in the first ... Read more...

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Dalits face discrimination in southern Tamil Nadu


February 27th, 2008 - 9:55 am ICT by admin
By Papri Sri Raman Madurai, Feb 27 (IANS) When young Raji, a Dalit, took her one-and-a-half-year-old son to the vaccination centre in her village in southern Tamil Nadu, the baby was denied polio ... Read more...

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20 die as Swat fighting resumes after temporary ceasefire


November 14th, 2007 - 8:12 am ICT by admin
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