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German embassy to aid girl child protection campaign


March 20th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The campaign against female foeticide in the capital's high risk areas got a 100,000 euro boost with the German embassy joining hands with the Centre ... Read more...

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‘BRIC nations not in position to withstand economic shock’


February 20th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China are still no better placed to withstand shocks from major economic risk events than they were ... Read more...

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Pakistan committed to eradicate polio this year: Gilani


January 28th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Pakistan is committed to eradicate polio by the end of 2012, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has told Microsoft chief Bill Gates.Talking to Bill Gates ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily lauds India for no polio cases in 2011


January 14th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) India must receive "due appreciation" as it has been a year since its last case of polio was reported, said a leading Pakistani daily.An editorial in ... Read more...

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WHO lauds India’s year without polio (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) With a 'zero-polio' record in the last one year, India Friday carried its fight against the crippling disease to hospitals and health care centres across ... Read more...

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Polio under control but India aims at eradication: Azad


October 23rd, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Though India reported just one case of polio this year, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Sunday efforts to contain the virus will be ... Read more...

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EU to provide Rs.200 million for flood relief


October 13th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The European Commission (EU) will provide emergency funding of Rs.200 million for flood victims in India, an official said Thursday.The funding, channelled through the EU's ... Read more...

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Thailand’s flood death toll rises to 112


September 19th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll as a result from widespread flooding throughout Thailand in recent months has risen to at least 112 while two people remain missing, authorities said on ... Read more...

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Israeli researchers track deadly virus


July 25th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Unsure as to how a virus -- transmitted from birds to humans by blood-sucking mosquitoes -- migrated to the US and where it will strike next, ... Read more...

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Scientists develop miniature drone helicopter


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 3 (IANS/EFE) Mexican scientists have developed a miniature drone helicopter that is equipped with artificial vision and can follow a moving target, detect fires and support search ... Read more...

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Polio cases in Pakistan worry global agencies


May 15th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 15 (IANS) With 37 polio cases reported so far this year in Pakistan, Unicef and the World Health Organisation (WHO) are a worried lot. The two institutions have ... Read more...

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India rated ‘extreme risk’ economy for investors


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh New York, Feb 25 (IANS) India - along with Russia, Indonesia, Nigeria and the Philippines - has been rated a 'high risk' growth economy for investors.In a ranking of 175 ... Read more...

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WHO finds polio virus in Delhi sewage


February 15th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In what could be a cause of concern for the national capital, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has found the polio virus in the city's ... Read more...

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‘Right to education helping kids’ health too’


February 3rd, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The Right to Education (RTE) Act, besides giving children between six and 14 years access to free and compulsory education, also helps their health as voluntary groups ... Read more...

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Brazil mudslides: Toll rises to 869


February 3rd, 2011 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 3 (IANS/EFE) The toll due to mudslides triggered by heavy rains that have deluged the mountainous region of the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro has risen to ... 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 cases drop significantly, new campaign launched


January 22nd, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday launched the 2011 pulse polio programme, administering polio drops to seven children at Rashtrapati Bhawan.Underlining the success of the programme, Health Minister ... Read more...

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Egypt, not India, top place for visitors getting struck with Delhi belly


December 16th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 16 (ANI): If you think that India is the country where travelers are most likely to fall ill, you are wrong. Egypt is the top place for visitors getting struck ... Read more...

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China issues disaster warning ahead of super typhoon Megi


October 19th, 2010 - 12:44 am ICT by BNO News
BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- China on Monday issued an early disaster warning ahead of the arrival of super typhoon Megi, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.The warning was activated by the ... Read more...

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2.85bn people lived at risk of malaria in 2009


August 4th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): A new evidence-based global distribution map has revealed that that 2.85 billion people lived at risk of infection with Plasmodium vivax parasite in 2009.91 percent of them ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World Bank loan to help India battle natural disasters


June 23rd, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $255 million assistance to India to help mitigate the risks and vulnerability of people to natural disasters. The first phase of India's National ... Read more...

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Till mid-April, India has 19 fresh cases of polio


April 23rd, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) As many as 19 fresh polio cases have been reported in the country in the last three-and-half months, the Lok Sabha was informed Friday. Of the 19 reported ... Read more...

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Lula rules out rain disturbing World Cup, Olympics


April 9th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 9 (DPA) Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ruled out Tuesday that rain-related problems may jeopardize the Brazil 2014 football World Cup and the 2016 Olympics in ... Read more...

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Search resumes for missing as toll hits 102 in Brazil rains


April 8th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 8 (IANS/EFE) The search has resumed for those reported missing in the torrential rains that hit Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state, killing 102 people and injuring 106 others, ... Read more...

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Assaults on Indian students are of great concern: Brumby


February 21st, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 21(ANI): Victoria Premier John Brumby has reiterated that assaults on Indian citizens and students in Melbourne are of great concern to him and the Australian Government.Brumby said that the government ... Read more...

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Victoria top cop’s advice to Indians to ‘act poor’ slammed


February 7th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 7 (IANS) Victoria's top cop's advice to Indian students to "act poor" and avoid living in high-risk suburbs to minimise the chances of being assaulted has been termed wrong and ... Read more...

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Racism exists in Victoria, admits Oz top cop


February 6th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 6(ANI): Victorian Police Commissioner Simon Overland has admitted that Indians were "bearing the brunt" of an upswing in violent street crime in Victoria, and said that there are racists in ... Read more...

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Indian attacks: Defensive Victoria Premier seeks another meeting with Indian envoy


February 4th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb.4 (ANI): Victorian Premier John Brumby has said that he will meet with Indian High Commissioner Sujatha Singh again after she accused his government of not doing enough to address attacks ... Read more...

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Now, mobile phones to warn of bushfires!


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, January 22 (ANI): A team of University of Adelaide researchers, using mobile communications technology, is developing a new, low-cost bushfire detection and monitoring system.The same technology used to send SMS messages ... Read more...

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Brazil mudslides toll rises to 85


January 5th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 5 (IANS/EFE) The recovery of four more bodies from the mudslides that buried several homes and a hotel in southeastern Brazil took the toll to 85, authorities said. The ... Read more...

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‘Checking illegal migration an onerous responsibility’


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 1 (IANS) Checking illegal migration is an onerous responsibility which requires unilateral and a unidimensional response, acknowledged delegates from Europe and Asia who Tuesday met in Goa for the 8th ... Read more...

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Climate change might increase high-risk areas on Australian seabed


October 20th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 20 (ANI): The first preliminary predictions of the potential impact of climate change on the Australian seabed has indicated increase in potential high-risk areas due to seabed movement, erosion and ... Read more...

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Why broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower are good for heart


September 5th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): Here's why broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower are good for the heart - a chemical found in these vegetables can boost a natural defence mechanism to protect arteries from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hurricane Jimena Now A Category 5 Storm


September 1st, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez The menacing Hurricane Jimena has escalated in to a maximum Category 5 storm now, as it heads on its way to Mexico's Baja California peninsula, according to the Mexican officials. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Goa to screen bus passengers from Pune


August 11th, 2009 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 11 (IANS) All buses from Pune will be screened for possible swine flu infected passengers at two border checkposts in Goa from Wednesday, a top official said. The decision was taken ... Read more...

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