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Cross-border love: Indian girl returns from Pakistan with harrowing tales

Amritsar, July 12 (IANS) A young Indian woman, who met the man of her dreams from Pakistan online five years ago, married him and lived there, has come back to India with harrowing tales of torture after her husband died recently. Mumbai-based Ash...

Life on the move for train blast victims

Meena Menon The Hindu 12.07.2008
Life on the move for train blast victims

MUMBAI: Sunita Jaiswal has a smile on her face. Two years after her husband was killed in the serial train blasts here, she has managed to get her life together and is now working with the Railways. “This is all due to the help by Mumbaikars,” she...


Medical community should serve rural populace: Patil

Navi Mumbai (PTI): The medical community including colleges and health professionals should provide cheap health care to rural populace of the country, President Pratibha Patil said on Tuesday.

Mixed luck in Sariska

The Hindu 08.07.2008
Mixed luck in Sariska

JAIPUR: The male tiger introduced into Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar district of Rajasthan ten days ago from Ranthambhore National Park is coping well while the condition of the female, brought in this past Friday, cannot be said to be very good.


Dasmunsi recovering

The Hindu 08.07.2008
Dasmunsi recovering

KOLKATA: The condition of Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi, who has been admitted to a private hospital here, is stable. “He is maintaining steady progress and is in stable health,” doctors said on Monday.

After 10 years in Pakistan jail, Indian back home

ATTARI: The worst prison is where hope is locked away and fear is the only constant. Ram Parkash, 51, was once an inmate at such a jail in Kot Lakhpat, Pakistan. He was set free on Monday.


It pays to go in a public toilet

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - It pays to use a toilet in southern India, as residents are earning close to a dollar a month by using public urinals, a scheme launched by authorities to promote hygiene and research in rural areas.

IAF to participate in multinational Air Exercise ‘Red Flag’

New Delhi (India) : The Indian Air Force would be participating in a multinational Air Exercise, ‘Ex - Red Flag 08’ at the invitation of United States Air Force (USAF), which is to be held at Nellis Air Force Base in the US from 09-23 Aug 08.


Dasmunsi suffers heart attack, coming to Kolkata on spl plane

Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi, who suffered a heart attack on Monday evening, is being flown to Kolkata on a special BSF plane from Purnea on the instructions of the Prime Minister.

Shrine fire triggers protests

Shujaat Bukhari The Hindu 06.07.2008
Shrine fire triggers protests

SRINAGAR: Several people were injured when the police and the Central Reserve Police Force used force to disperse demonstrators who were protesting against “laxity” on the part of authorities in preventing a fire in a shrine here on Saturday. Some...


Village health workers to get rapid HIV test kits in India

New Delhi: Thousands of village health workers across India will soon be equipped to conduct AIDS tests through rapid HIV test kits, which need just a prick on a person's fingertip and the results are known in 20 minutes.

Mate for Sariska's male tiger flown in from Ranthambore

Anindo Dey The Times of India 05.07.2008
Mate for Sariska's male tiger flown in from Ranthambore

SARISKA (RAJASTHAN): With the tiger set to roar in Sariska again, the first male tiger introduced in the reserve forest last week now has company in a tigress aged three-and-a-half years that was relocated on Friday. But she is not the first choic...


Chennai hospitals to hike room tariff due to inflation

Pushpa Narayan The Times of India 04.07.2008
Chennai hospitals to hike room tariff due to inflation

CHENNAI: Impacting on every aspect of the common man's life, the soaring inflation rate is now pushing up costs in healthcare too. With the cost of food and fuel rising, many hospitals in Chennai have planned an upward revision in room tariff by u...

'Twice-born' baby critical

The Times of India 04.07.2008
'Twice-born' baby critical

KOLKATA: The condition of the baby that had mistakenly been declared stillborn at Belle Vue Clinic on Tuesday is stated to be critical. It is has been kept on artificial life support. The baby was unable to urinate, something that worried doctors ...


1000 city pilgrims cancel Amarnath trip

The Times of India 04.07.2008
1000 city pilgrims cancel Amarnath trip

NAGPUR: The turmoil following the Amarnath land transfer row has certainly left the pilgrims a dejected lot, especially after the yatra was deferred by the government. At least, a thousand pilgrims from Nagpur have cancelled their Amarnath pilgrim...

Puri, Ahmedabad gear up for Rath Yatra

NDTV.com Rohit Bhan 04.07.2008
Puri, Ahmedabad gear up for Rath Yatra

Lord Jagannath's abode, Puri, is all set for world's one of the most unbelievable spectacles seen during the chariot festival. Hundreds of thousands of devotees and visitors from across the world have poured in for the festival marked by a massive...


40 crocodiles born at Vandalur

D Madhavan The Times of India 03.07.2008
40 crocodiles born at Vandalur

CHENNAI: Biologist Baskar wakes up early every morning and goes along with crocodile keeper Manikandan to monitor the movements of the reptiles in eight enclaves at the Arignar Anna Zoological park, popularly known as Vandalur Zoo. This he has bee...

Tiger relocated to Sariska may attempt to return: officials

New Delhi, July 3 (PTI) Five days after the much-hyped relocation of four-year-old tiger in Sariska reserve, a first of its kind in the world, wildlife officials now fear that the animal might try to return to its old habitat on releasing it in th...


Governor wishes Shinjini a speedy recovery

Kolkata (PTI): West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Tuesday wished a speedy recovery to teenage dancer Shinjini Sengupta, now under treatment at Bangalore's National Institute of Mental Health And Neuro-Sciences, saying he was distressed to...

Manmohan Singh: “Tolerance key to winning battle against AIDS”

NEW DELHI: Calling for an attitudinal change towards those living with HIV/AIDS, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said strategies for tackling the scourge required more inclusive and less judgmental social approaches to questions of public ...



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