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Hundreds die in Indian heatwave

Jason Burke The Guardian 31.05.2010
Hundreds die in Indian heatwave

Record temperatures in northern India have claimed hundreds of lives in what is believed to be the hottest summer in the country since records began in the late 1800s.

Moral dictators to make PDA public

Avanindra Mishra The Times of India 10.02.2009
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In pursuit of new means to terrorize couples from displaying affection in public places, the hardliners have now threatened to shoot clippings of couples involved in public display of affection (PDA) and place them on internet. Such groups have p...


Thousands take a dip in Ganges

BBC World News 02.02.2009
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Hundreds of thousands of Hindus converged at India's northern Allahabad to bathe in the river Ganges to mark 'Basant Panchmi', the spring festival.

Govt to introduce biometric passport system by 2010

With a view to checking human trafficking, the Government plans to introduce biometric passport system that will include finger-printing, by 2010, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said today.


Locals protest as culling begins in bird-flu hit Malda

Subhankar Roy and Sougata Mukhopadhyay IBNLive.com 18.12.2008
Locals protest as culling begins in bird-flu hit Malda

Kolkata: Locals in the Malda district of West Bengal are protesting culling operations in bird flu hit areas. This has increased the potential danger of the disease spreading.

15-25 yr-olds most active users of AIDS helpline

Aditi Utpat The Times of India 16.12.2008
15-25 yr-olds most active users of AIDS helpline

PUNE: According to the annual statistics released by city-based Muktaa HIV/AIDS helpline, a staggering 50 per cent of its 12,477 callers in the last one year were in the age group of 15-25 years, with a majority of them graduate and post-graduate ...


Hit by avian flu again, West Bengal's Malda begins culling

Kolkata (IANS): Malda district of West Bengal has been hit by bird flu again - the second time this year. Culling of poultry has begun in the area, an official said Tuesday.

Terror chills ties but Indian docs save Pakistani lives

New Delhi: Indo-Pak peace talks might have been badly hit after the Mumbai attacks, but that has still not deterred Pakistani patients from heading to India. Many are still heading to India fearless to get respite from all their health problems.


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Rare footage of the Royal Indian Navy seamen from World War II. This is part of the news reels released by the US navy as part of its publicity efforts. Some of the seamen's caps bear HMIS Dalhousie as the title. Dalhousie was a training institution.

Slowdown has not affected Indian science: Expert

Bangalore (IANS): Science and technology has seen a steady growth in India this year despite the economic slowdown, thanks to resurgence of youngsters' interest in research and development, a top scientist said in Bangalore on Thursday.


All roses but no celebrations as Sonia turns 62

It was roses all the way for Congress president Sonia Gandhi on her 62nd birthday on Tuesday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was among the prominent leaders who rang her up and greeted her on the occasion.

Kerala CM finally apologises for insult to slain major's family

NEW DELHI: It has been two days since the Kerala chief minister V S Achuthanandan made insensitive remarks about the slain commando Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who lost his life in the Mumbai terror attacks.


38% of HIV hit in Goa are women

Preetu Nair The Times of India 03.12.2008
38% of HIV hit in Goa are women

PANAJI: A woman, cheated into a marriage with an HIV positive man, filed for divorce as soon as she learned about his HIV status as she didn’t wish to live the rest of her life with the man who kept her in the dark about the same. Women’s liberati...

HIV & AIDS: Women construction workers under threat

The Asia AIDS Commission report released in 2008 mentions that the Asian epidemic will be driven by men who visit sex workers. According to the report, Asia has some 75 million men who visit sex workers. Fifty million women are married to such men...


40,000 poultry culled in Assam after bird flu outbreak

GUWAHATI: Authorities in Assam have culled some 40,000 poultry of an estimated 60,000 birds ordered to be killed after an outbreak of the deadly bird flu virus in the region, officials Monday said.

Govt plans National Science and Engineering Research Board

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the government proposed to establish a National Science and Engineering Research Board on the lines of National Science Foundation in the US.


Stagnant water kills four IMH inmates

The Times of India 29.11.2008

CHENNAI: In a tragic incident which reinforces the need for better care for the mentally ill in the country, four women undergoing treatment at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) in Ayanavaram here died on Friday, presumably due to waterborne di...

12,000 birds culled in Assam after bird flu outbreak

Guwahati (IANS): Authorities in Assam have culled some 12,000 of the estimated 60,000 birds ordered to be killed after an outbreak of the deadly bird flu virus in the region, officials said Saturday.


Kanpur & Lucknow to get Condom Vending Machines to promote safe sex

AIDS Control Society, UP India has decided to install condom vending machines at important locations such as malls, markets, hospitals, cinema halls, etc. as an effort to promote safe sex.

Obesity guidelines released for India

The Times of India 26.11.2008
Obesity guidelines released for India

NEW DELHI: On Tuesday, the health ministry along with the Diabetics Foundation of India and 20 other national health organizations released the first India-specific guidelines for prevention and management of obesity and metabolic syndrome.



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