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Six dead as heavy rains lash Jaipur


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 22 (IANS) At least six people died in a wall collapse and due to electrocution as heavy rains lashed the Rajasthan capital overnight, officials said Wednesday.The rains created ... Read more...

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Rajasthan to offer houses to urban poor


August 9th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 8 (IANS) The Rajasthan cabinet Wednesday gave approval to various proposals, including related to execution of a housing scheme for urban poor and establishment of universities in the ... Read more...

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Spreading childhood cancer awareness on bicycles


March 24th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) A team of four cyclists, Cycling 4Change, arrived in the capital Saturday, covering a distance of 1,940 km in 21 days, in a ride titled ... Read more...

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Men’s toilet ‘captured’ to mark International Women’s Day


March 7th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 7 (IANS) A group of plucky women marched and "captured" a men's public toilet on the eve of International Women's Day Wednesday to highlight the abysmal lack of ... Read more...

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43 lakh UIDAI enrolments in Punjab


September 29th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 29 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India's (UIDAI) campaign for the 'Aadhaar' national identity card has got over 43 lakh enrolments in Punjab, an official said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Patkar ends hunger-strike after demands met


May 28th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Social activist Medha Patkar Saturday ended her nine-day hunger-strike to protest eviction of slum-dwellers from Mumbai's Khar suburb after the state government agreed to her ... Read more...

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Delhi’s night riders stop-question-check, nab 90 criminals


April 20th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Night after night, they put up barricades, keep an eye on criminals and patrol the main roads. They are Delhi Police's bike patrolling team that ... Read more...

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Delhi to launch AIDS awareness campaign in slum areas Dec 1


November 29th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Kiran Walia Monday said an awareness campaign about AIDS will be launched in the capital's slum areas from Dec 1.Elaborating on the plans ... Read more...

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UN campaign to protect Delhi women from violence


November 22nd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The United Nations Development Fund for Women (Unifem) Monday launched a programme here with the aim of checking violence against women and adolescent girls in public space. ... Read more...

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Government to launch diabetes check for slum population


November 12th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Free health check up camps for diabetes and blood pressure will be set up in the slum areas of the capital by the Delhi government and the ... Read more...

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Hrithik Roshan To Star Opposite Kristen Stewart In Shekhar Kapur ’s Next


October 28th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): American actress Kristen Stewart is reportedly stepping into Bollywood domain. And if reports are to be believed, the ‘Twilight’ lass will be romancing none other than ... Read more...

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‘50 percent Indian kids suffer from iodine deficiency’


October 21st, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) As many as 50 percent of children born in India every year suffer from iodine deficiency, leading to various ailments and disorders - brain damage being one ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Punjab begins free medical camps for Independence Day


August 13th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 13 (IANS) Punjab's health department Friday started a three-day campaign across the state with free medical camps for people to mark Independence Day Aug 15. The medical camps started in urban ... Read more...

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MCD joins up with NGOs to help slum children


July 26th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has joined hands with two NGOs to provide improved education and healthcare in MCD schools in slum areas of the national ... Read more...

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Delhi has 65,000 fake ration cards meant for poor, court told


July 21st, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) There are around 65,000 holders of fake below poverty line (BPL) ration cards in the capital, the Delhi High Court was informed Wednesday. The existence of such a ... Read more...

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One dead, 400 slum dwellings gutted in Delhi fires (Lead)


April 18th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A person was burnt to death and 400 slum dwellings gutted in two fire incidents in the slum areas of the capital early Sunday, a fire official ... Read more...

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28 injured, 175 huts gutted in two Delhi fires (Lead)


April 13th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) As many as 28 people were injured and 175 slum dwellings gutted in two incidents of fires in Delhi Tuesday, officials said. At least 28 people, including 21 ... Read more...

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World’s longest toilet queue created in Bhopal


March 20th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, Mar 20 (ANI): In a bid to highlight lack of sanitation facilities for people all over the world, a voluntary organization in Bhopal mobilized people to participate in the world's longest ... Read more...

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Haryana’s low-cost surgery package a big hit: officials


March 14th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 14 (IANS) The subsidised surgery package programme of the Haryana government is becoming quite popular in the state with around 48,000 people benefiting from it in just seven months, officials ... Read more...

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Three dead, 79 ill due to contaminated water in Maharashtra


March 7th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Solapur (Maharashtra), March 7 (IANS) Two men and a woman died after drinking suspected contaminated water and 79 others were hospitalised in the past two days in this Maharashtra town, an official ... Read more...

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Sachin Tendulkar bats for conserving water


February 21st, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Feb 21 (ANI): Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has stressed on the need to save water as a part of his campaign on social issues concerning commoners at Mumbai.As a part ... Read more...

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EU delegation inspects child labour elimination projects in Chennai


February 17th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Feb 17 (ANI): A European Union (EU) delegation recently inspected the ongoing child labour elimination projects in Chennai.The three-member delegation visited slum areas of Chennai and interacted with underprivileged children.Daniele Smadja, ... Read more...

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Water crisis triggers violent protest in Mumbai


February 14th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Feb 14 (ANI): Activists of an NGO 'Swabhiman' staged a demonstration in Mumbai on Saturday against the water supply cut by the Brihan-Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).The activists gathered at Dadar ... Read more...

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Mumbai facing a severe water crisis


December 26th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Dec 26 (ANI): Mumbai is facing an acute water crisis as people are forced to use sewage water for their day-to-day chores.Civic authorities have cut down supply by as much ... Read more...

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Now in Haryana dial 102 for ambulance


November 14th, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 14 (IANS) Haryana Saturday launched a new service, which will enable people from all parts of the state to avail an ambulance by dialling 102.Called the 'Haryana Swasthya Vaahan ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

British envoy urged to extend urban project


November 4th, 2009 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 4 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Urban Administration and Development Minister Babulal Gaur has urged Britain to extend to 2012 the deadline for a project that seeks to improve living conditions in ... Read more...

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Rs.80 crore aid to Madhya Pradesh to fight malnutrition: envoy


November 4th, 2009 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 3 (IANS) British High Commissioner Richard Stagg Tuesday said that of the Rs.300 crore provided to Madhya Pradesh for development programmes from his country's Department for International Development (DFID), Rs.80 ... Read more...

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Mumbai residents cry foul over 15 percent water cut


October 30th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Oct 30 (ANI): Residents in Mumbai will have to make do with much less water as Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced 15 percent water cut until next July.However, sub-urban ... Read more...

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Stinking urinals ahead of Games: court pulls up MCD


October 25th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) "What do you want to show to the world?" an exasperated Delhi High Court asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) while expressing displeasure over the state ... Read more...

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Delhi mayor starts clean city drive during festivals


September 24th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Delhi Mayor Kanwar Sain Thursday launched a four-week drive asking Delhiites to ensure that the national capital stayed "clean and green" during the Durga Puja and Dussehra ... Read more...

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16 dengue cases reported in Bhopal


September 7th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 7 (IANS) At least 16 cases of dengue have been reported from this Madhya Pradesh capital, a health department official said Monday. "The number of dengue cases here has touched ... Read more...

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H1N1 claims two more lives, Pune and surrounding areas shut down (Roundup)


August 10th, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Pune/Chennai/New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The H1N1 contagion continued its spread through India Monday as two more people died, taking the toll to six, and concern acquired a panicky edge in many ... Read more...

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H1N1 toll six after death of Pune doctor, Chennai child (Lead)


August 10th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/Pune, Aug 10 (IANS) A 35-year-old ayurvedic doctor in Pune and a four-year-old boy in Chennai died of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus early Monday, taking the toll of the viral disease ... Read more...

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UPA Government to launch housing scheme for slum dwellers


July 17th, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Housing and Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Selja today informed the Lok Sabha that the government is planning to launch a new housing scheme for slum dwellers and ... Read more...

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Educational institutions remain shut in Gujarat to condemn hooch tragedy


July 10th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, July 10 (ANI): Schools and colleges remained closed in Ahmedabad in Gujarat on Friday as a mark of protest over the death of around 105 people due to consumption of spurious ... Read more...

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