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No beef, pork festival: High court tells JNU


September 19th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and city police to ensure that no "beef and pork" festival takes place in the ... Read more...

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Efforts on to douse fire in cargo ship off Mumbai, no casualties


September 10th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 10 (IANS) Efforts were underway Monday to extinguish a fire which broke out in a cargo ship, MV Amsterdam Bride, anchored eight km south of Mumbai harbour, said ... Read more...

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‘Bacterial rope, DNA chips to shape Indian biotech scene’


September 4th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS)Material like bacterial rope and DNA chips will shape up the 2050 scene as the Indian biotechnology sector leapfrogs into the future, eminent scientist Pushpa M. Bhargava ... Read more...

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Power grid collapse will never happen again: Moily


August 1st, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Newly-appointed Power Minister M. Veerappa Moily Wednesday reassured the nation that a national transmission grid collapse of the kind seen earlier in the week would ... Read more...

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Heavy rains kill nine in Hyderabad, many colonies submerged (Second Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) Nine people, including two women and three children, were killed in incidents of wall collapse in Hyderabad as heavy rains lashed the city since Friday ... Read more...

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Heavy rains kill nine in Hyderabad (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) Nine people, including two women and three children, were killed in incidents of wall collapse in Hyderabad as heavy rains since Friday night lashed the ... Read more...

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Travel easy with diabetes (Health Feature)(With Image)


July 6th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Nowadays, the lifestyle and the surge in standard of living make travelling an accolade to everyday mundane activities of home and profession. Be it a family tour or a professional one, ... Read more...

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Maharashtra among top tobacco consumers in India


June 15th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Despite a prohibition on smoking in public and a proposed ban on consuming gutka, Maharashtra remains one of the largest consumers of tobacco in any form ... Read more...

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Mexican city distributes masks for volcano ash


May 7th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 7 (IANS/EFE) Mexico City has started distributing 483,000 masks to residents who might need protection from the ash being spewed by the Popocatepetl volcano.The Federal District's Public ... Read more...

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Chronic kidney disease rising in India: Doctors


March 7th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Minimal physical activity, unhealthy diet, smoking and drinking are some of the reasons that are resulting in an increased number of chronic kidney diseases - ... Read more...

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Rise in cancer deaths worrying: Sheila Dikshit


March 6th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday expressed concern over the increase in cancer deaths and stressed the need for preventive measures."Every year, tens of thousands ... Read more...

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Faltering on polio, Pakistan looks at India lesson


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Pakistan's battle against polio has been marred by conflicts, natural disasters and lack of accountability over the past year and it is now looking ... Read more...

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44 die due to cold weather in Mexico


February 20th, 2012 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) The winter season and low temperatures in Mexico have led to the death of at least 44 people, the government said.The health secretariat said the ... Read more...

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Intruding wild boars annoy Zardari’s staff


February 19th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Despite stringent security and fortified walls, wild boars are increasingly intruding into the Pakistani presidency much to the annoyance of its staff."Despite foolproof security arrangements ... Read more...

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Jharkhand police get hijacked bus, driver’s body


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 2 (IANS) Jharkhand Police Friday succeeded in reaching a hijacked bus which was in control of Maoists for 36 hours in the state's Khuti district and recovered the ... Read more...

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HIV spreading among Tibetans, says government-in-exile


December 1st, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 1 (IANS) HIV is increasingly becoming one of the most dangerous diseases spreading within the Tibetan community, the Tibetan government-in-exile said here Thursday.The Tibetans should take preventive measures ... Read more...

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Hundreds form human chain to protest child abuse


November 19th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (IANS) More than 500 people representing various sections of society formed a human chain here Saturday and launched a signature campaign in Odisha to protest child abuse.Various ... Read more...

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Bird flu detected on Bangladesh farm


November 15th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 15 (IANS) Over 11,000 poultry birds were culled and 43,000 eggs destroyed after the bird flu virus was detected at a poultry farm in Bangladesh.The culling operations began ... Read more...

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Pakistan has seven million diabetic patients


November 15th, 2011 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Pakistan ranks seventh in the world in terms of diabetes prevalence rate and some 7.1 million people in the country suffer from the disease.Annually, 89,000 ... Read more...

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‘Diabetes kills one person every eight seconds’


November 14th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Diabetes kills one person every eight seconds, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said, adding that the cost of treatment amounts to a staggring ... Read more...

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This Diwali, be wary of that anar and chakri


October 24th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) It's that time of the year when the sky dazzles with fireworks and houses are lit up. But with so many potential fire hazards on ... Read more...

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Governor insists on probe into Orissa flood cause


October 15th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 15 (IANS) The debate over the cause of recent floods in Orissa has widened with Governor M.C. Bhandare insisting on a probe despite objections by the state authorities, ... Read more...

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Pakistan government to use Facebook for dengue awareness in Punjab


October 8th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 8 (IANS) The Punjab government in Pakistan will spread public awareness on dengue through social networking site Facebook. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif formally launched the Facebook page ... Read more...

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Japanese encephalitis returns to kill 300 in Uttar Pradesh


September 25th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 25 (IANS) Japanese encephalitis is back in eastern Uttar Pradesh and has claimed the lives of over 300 children in the past two months alone, health officials say.The ... Read more...

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Culling of birds starts in Bengal


September 20th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The culling of birds began Tuesday in West Bengal's Nadia district after the union health ministry confirmed that samples had tested positive for bird flu, ... Read more...

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Northeast reviews disaster preparedness after quake


September 20th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl/Guwahati, Sep 20 (IANS) In wake of Sunday's 6.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked large parts of north, east and northeastern India and neighbouring Bangladesh and Nepal, the northeastern states are ... Read more...

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Brazil’s president says her cancer has `resolved’


September 13th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Sep 13 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said that her lymphoma, or cancer of the lymph system, is "resolved" and that she is currently in good health."Cancer today ... Read more...

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No ‘classical’ insurgency in northeast: Assam Rifles chief


August 26th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Nongkrem (Meghalaya), Aug 26 (IANS) The insurgency in India's northeastern states can no longer be viewed as "classical" guerilla warfare as it lost the support of the people, the head ... Read more...

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Iran considers closing British embassy to protest violence


August 11th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- A senior Iranian lawmaker on Wednesday warned that it is considering to close the British embassy in Tehran to protest the "violent crackdown" on British citizens, referring to ... Read more...

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Panel to probe Delhi Terminal-3 power failure (Lead)


August 10th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) A committee has been set up to probe power failure at the Delhi airport's Terminal-3 (T3) three days ago that caused the escalators, baggage conveyor ... Read more...

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Panel to probe Delhi Terminal-3 power failure


August 10th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) A committee has been set up to probe the power failure at the Delhi airport's Terminal-3 (T3) three days ago that caused the escalators, ... Read more...

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MCD to launch anti-dengue drive


July 25th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Monday announced a special anti-dengue drive after the civic agency found many mosquito breeding grounds in government offices and ... Read more...

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UAE to observe Hepatitis Awareness Day July 28


July 22nd, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 21 (IANS/WAM) The UAE will observe Hepatitis Awareness Day July 28 as part of the World Health Organisation's efforts to eradicate the disease, an official said Thursday.Mahmood Fikri, ... Read more...

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Nepal braces for Dalai Lama’s birthday celebrations


July 2nd, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 2 (IANS) Almost four dozen Tibetans have been taken in custody as Nepal Police intensified a crackdown on the diaspora in Kathmandu to prevent any public celebration of ... Read more...

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Myanmar bans pigs from Yangon as infection spreads


June 7th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, June 7 (IANS) Authorities in Myanmar are making an endeavour to prevent a pigs related blue ear disease from spreading to various regions of the country.For this, ... Read more...

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