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How to detox - Delhi centres show the way


August 29th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) An animated discussion on self-control and inner strength is under way in an air-conditioned cottage tucked away inside a plush south Delhi farm. The group ... Read more...

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Punjab to frame policy to curb drug addiction


April 20th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) The Punjab government will soon have in place a policy to curb drug addiction among the people, especially among the youths of the state, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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1.25 million people to observe ‘Yogathon’ Saturday


April 6th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 6 (IANS) More than a million people across India are expected to be part of a 'Yogathon' Saturday performing 'Surya Namaskars' (Salutations to the Sun) to mark World ... Read more...

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Draft law ready to regulate Delhi placement agencies


March 7th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The government Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that it has prepared a draft legislation to regulate placement agencies in the city.The court was hearing ... Read more...

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Help for British war heroes to beat alcoholism


January 9th, 2012 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) Army veterans struggling to get rid of their drinking habit are being given an opportunity to avail free treatment at one of Britain's most prestigious rehabilitation ... Read more...

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Parents booked over malnourished kid’s death (Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 16 (IANS) Police in Bhopal have booked a couple for causing the death of their two-year-old daughter who died of malnutrition six months ago, a statement said Friday.Police ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka releases 1,800 former Tamil rebels


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:13 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 2 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has released 1,800 rehabilitated former Tamil tiger rebels, Xinhua reported.The former Tamil rebels, who underwent various vocational training at seven military-run ... Read more...

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Over 35,000 drug users treated in China


October 1st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 1 (IANS) Over 35,000 drug users have been treated at 59 rehabilitation centres in China, authorities said.The centres are exploring ways to help drug addicts break their habits, ... Read more...

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Weak implementation of laws protecting children: Experts


July 9th, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Children continue to struggle due to weak implementation of the laws protecting them, judicial experts and civil society members said here Saturday."Children should be seen ... Read more...

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Drugs worth $130 mn seized in Pakistan in three years


April 14th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) Narcotics worth over $130 million have been seized in Pakistan in the last three years, a federal minister told a visiting US delegation Thursday.Haji Khuda Bux ... Read more...

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Australia faces underage alcohol addicts


February 12th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 12 (IANS) Kids as young as 10 years in Australia are undergoing treatment for alcohol addiction, while five teenagers and young people die each week in incidents related to heavy ... Read more...

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10 yr-olds seek rehab for alcohol addiction in Australia


February 12th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 12 (ANI): Children as young as 10 are seeking treatment for alcohol addiction in Australia, it has emerged.Five Oz teens and youths die a week in incidents tied to binge ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh child rights panel chief’s ouster demanded


February 9th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 9 (IANS) The suggestion made by Madhya Pradesh's child rights panel chief to appoint a Brahmin priest to decide whether a child needs nutrition has sparked strong resentment among the ... Read more...

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Pak unable to provide cash compensation to flood victims before March 2011


February 5th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 5(ANI): Pakistan's Finance Ministry has expressed its inability to provide cash compensation to last year's flood victims before March 2011, according to official sources.The sources said the Pakistan government has ... Read more...

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Robotic trousers to help paraplegics walk, climb stairs


December 5th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) An Israeli entrepreneur, who was paralysed in a car crash over 10 years ago, has invented robotic trousers that can help paraplegics walk again.After the accident in 1997, ... Read more...

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Paralysed man creates ‘robotic trousers’ to help patients walk, climb stairs


December 4th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): An Israeli entrepreneur who was left paralysed after a car crash, has now invented 'robotic trousers' that he claims would help paraplegics walk again.Amit Goffer was paralysed in ... Read more...

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Lohan’s mother denies TV interview deals


October 19th, 2010 - 5:28 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan's mother denied rumours that she has been trying to strike a deal with TV channels for an exclusive interview with her troubled daughter.Dina ... Read more...

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Dogs turn ‘doctors’


September 6th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 6 (IANS) Ten dogs have been awarded the title of "doctor" in China for their public welfare activities, such as spreading happiness in rest homes and children rehabilitation centres for ... Read more...

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Indonesian terrorists to be sent to ‘terror rehab’ schools


June 1st, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 1 (ANI): Convicted terrorists in Indonesia will be sent to "terror rehab" schools after a report found offenders were likely to return to extremist organisations.The rehabilitation centres will ... Read more...

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3.4 lakh drug users de-addicted in three years: Minister


March 15th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Around 340,000 people have benefited from drug de-addiction centres in the country over the last three years, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment D. Napolean ... Read more...

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Disability groups find Pranab’s budget heartening


February 26th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Disability groups cheered up when a hike in investment in disabled-friendly schemes and the setting up of the country's first sign language training institute was announced ... Read more...

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Lanka government says over 500 child soldiers in its custody


December 24th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Dec. 24 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Government has claimed that it has 550 ex-child soldiers in its custody - and about half of them are being given the chance of education.Officials ... Read more...

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Lanka still holding 11,000 Tamil prisoners


December 5th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 4 (ANI): Despite claiming that it has freed all Tamil civilians this week, Sri Lanka is still holding over 11,000 Tamil prisoners, including children without charge in closely guarded "rehabilitation ... Read more...

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Pfizer, Indian NGO tie up on public health


October 26th, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and an Indian NGO Monday tied up to work together in the areas of public health, medical research and education with the goal ... Read more...

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Meghalaya to make begging a crime


August 21st, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 21 (IANS) Meghalaya is set to ban begging in public by making it a criminal offence, officials Friday said. "Beggars are surely a hazard to society and the sight of pestering ... Read more...

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Abolish upper house of Kashmir legislature: Pathers Party


August 4th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 4 (IANS) The National Panthers Party (NPP) has demanded abolition of the upper house, or legislative council, of the Jammu and Kashmir legislature. NPP's leader in the state assembly Harsh Dev ... Read more...

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Palm-oil plan may save the world’s last orangutans


July 23rd, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): A team of conservationists in Sabah, in Malaysian Borneo, is planning to join forces with the palm oil industry to figure out how to protect the world's last ... Read more...

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UAE to train 20 disable Palestinians


July 11th, 2009 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 11 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has offered free vocational training to 20 physically challenged people from the Gaza Strip, WAM news agency reported Saturday. The Palestinians will get ... Read more...

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Aborigines 13 times more likely to be imprisoned than other Australians


June 25th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 25 (ANI): A report by the Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) states, that aborigines are 13 times more likely to be imprisoned than other Australians.It says that one ... Read more...

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D Napolean assumes charge as Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment


June 1st, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): D Napolean, the Minister State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry, took charge of the office in the presence of Cabinet Ministers Azhagiri and Dayanidhi Maran here ... Read more...

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Efforts heightened to help displaced Sri Lankans: UN


May 30th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 30 (Xinhua) The United Nations, along with dozens of partner agencies, are working to improve basic conditions in camps housing people who fled the recently-ended conflict in northern Sri ... Read more...

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‘No guidelines for regulating NGOs in Himachal Pradesh’


March 20th, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, March 20 (IANS) The failure of the Himachal Pradesh government to frame guidelines to monitor working of the NGOs and rehabilitation centres was one of the reasons for the ... Read more...

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Police bring back missing minors, four of them married


March 3rd, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal Tuesday said all the six teenaged boys and girls who had gone missing together from east Delhi last month, had been brought ... Read more...

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Number of drug addicts in Russia reaches 2.5 mn: Official


March 3rd, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 3 (RIA Novosti) Up to 2.5 million Russians, including 140,000 minors, are drug addicts, an official said Tuesday. "The overall number of drug addicts in our country is between 2 and ... Read more...

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Why must a child die at all, asks government body


February 12th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 12 (IANS) "Why must a child die at all?" the the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) asked at the first public hearing following reports of deaths due ... Read more...

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