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Gynaecologists support Mumbai couple on abortion

The government may think differently, but gynaecologists in India as well as other parts of the world have expressed support for the Mumbai couple whose request to abort their 25-week-old foetus with a congenial heart block was turned down by a co...

IAF to upgrade bases to tackle emergencies

Rajat Pandit The Times of India 09.08.2008
IAF to upgrade bases to tackle emergencies

NEW DELHI: The IAF is going in for a major upgrade of its airbases around the country to bolster their employability during war and other contingencies as well as make them more accessible to civilian aircraft.


Child born to surrogate in India in legal limbo

JAIPUR, India—A child born to an Indian surrogate mother and intended for a Japanese couple is in legal limbo after the pair divorced. Ikufumi Yamada, 45, and his then-wife Yuki Yamada, 41, signed a surrogacy agreement with Priti Patel in November...

Trauma care unit at state hospital

Calcutta Telegraph 07.08.2008

The government has decided to set up a state-of-the-art trauma care centre at RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, Asim Dasgupta, the state finance minister, announced on Wednesday.


Kashmir separatist hospitalised due to hunger strike: officials

SRINAGAR, India (AFP) — A prominent Indian Kashmir separatist was hospitalised Thursday after his health deteriorated on the third day of what he says will be an indefinite hunger strike, doctors said.

BJP MP Srikantappa dead

The Hindu 05.08.2008
BJP MP Srikantappa dead

Chikmagalur (PTI): BJP MP from Karnataka's Chikmagalur Lok Sabha constituency D C Srikantappa died on Monday following cardiac failure at his home in Birur, party sources said.


Junior docs call strike at two hospitals

The Times of India 04.08.2008
Junior docs call strike at two hospitals

KOLKATA: In case of any accident or medical emergency, don't bank on SSKM hospital from Monday. Junior doctors at the state's premier hospital and their counterparts at Medical College Hospital will stop working from Monday for an indefinite perio...

Pilgrims return to India shrine

Worshippers have returned to a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, a day after a stampede at the shrine left 146 people dead. About 50 people have been injured in the stampede at the Naina Devi temple.


At least 145 killed in India temple stampede

Randeep Ramesh The Guardian 04.08.2008
Police and villagers surround the dead bodies of devotees at the civil hospital in Anandpur Sahib, in northern India. Photograph: AFP/Getty images

At least 145 pilgrims, including 30 children, were killed in a stampede yesterday that was apparently sparked by rumours of a landslide at a Himalayan hill shrine in northern India.

Couple's abortion plea sparks ethics debate

Yogita Limaye CNN-IBN 03.08.2008
Couple's abortion plea sparks ethics debate

Mumbai: A couple in Mumbai has petitioned the High Court for permission to abort their 24-week foetus as it has been diagnosed with a congenital heart disease.


Politicians bid farewell to Surjeet

Press Trust of India 03.08.2008
Politicians bid farewell to Surjeet

New Delhi, Aug 3 (PTI) A number of politicians today paid homage to veteran Marxist leader Harkishan Singh Surjeet, lauding his contribution to coalition politics and his commitment to secularism. Surjeet's body was brought to his Teen Murti lane ...

CPI-M leader Harkishan Singh Surjeet dead

Noida: Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Harkishan Singh Surjeet died of multiple organ failure on Friday afternoon at the Metro Hospital in Noida.


Dr Prakash and Mandakini Amte win Magsaysay award

New Delhi, July 31: Renowned Indian social activist Baba Amte’s son, Dr Prakash Amte and his wife Dr Mandakini Amte have been awarded with the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership for the year 2008.

Don't fear the solar eclipse

The Times of India 01.08.2008
Don't fear the solar eclipse

NEW DELHI- It is an excitement coupled with fear and superstition for many in India prior to the solar eclipse on August 1. Despite a well known scientific phenomenon behind the solar eclipse, people have not been able to do away with the supersti...


NCERT opens revised syllabus of Sex Education for public Scrutiny

National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT), on the advice of National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) has decided to revise the previous released sex education syllabus with quick effect. NECRT on Tuesday after concluding the ...

Chew on this: Lalu endorses cigarettes, gutkha

Prabhakar Kumar IBNLive.com 30.07.2008
Chew on this: Lalu endorses cigarettes, gutkha

Patna: Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss may be trying hard to crack down on tobacco consumption but his own Cabinet colleague, Railway Minister Lalu Prasad is still chewing on the idea.


India seeks to make 2nd October World No Alcohol Day

New Delhi , July 29 (ANI): Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss on Tuesday sought the support of India s proposal for observing 2nd October every year as World No Alcohol Day.

Nokia Joins Hand With WWF India To Save Tigers

Ashok Rao TopNews.in 29.07.2008
Nokia Joins Hand With WWF India To Save Tigers

Finnish-based mobile telephone giant Nokia has joined hands with the wildlife conservation organization, World Wide Fund for Nature, (WWF) to help conserve tigers in India.


Jammu remains paralysed even after lifting of curfew

Jammu, July 29 : Jammu continued to observe a shutdown for the sixth consecutive day on Tuesday, even as the authorities lifted curfew.

Ahmedabad hospital's horrors and hopes

Barkha Dutt Ndtv 28.07.2008
Ahmedabad hospital's horrors and hopes

For the first time ever, terror strikes in India have targeted hospital doctors, hospital workers and their families. Doctors in Ahmedabad's Civil Hospital -- the worst hit by the bombings -- are battling their own fears and tragedies to help the ...



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