Bihar flood 'catastrophe'; CM seeks Govt's help

New Delhi: The situation in the flood-affected 14 districts of Bihar continues to get worse. At least 37 people have been killed and over 12 lakh affected so far with the Kosi river in the northern part of the state breaking its embankment and dro...

Soldier's last journey in Bangalore

Vasanthi Hariprakash 25.08.2008
Soldier's last journey in Bangalore

Thursday night was the last time Meghana Thomas spoke to her father, Colonel Jojan Thomas, who was killed in an encounter with militants in North Kupwara of Jammu and Kashmir.

8 patients still have critical vision problems

S. Ganesan The Hindu 25.08.2008
8 patients still have critical vision problems

TIRUCHI: Eight of the 29 patients, who have been admitted to Joseph Eye Hospital in Tiruchi with complaints of blurred vision after undergoing cataract surgeries at the institution’s satellite hospital at Perambalur last month, continued to have c...

Carriers of HIV epidemic ignored in India

Transgenders and the kinnars have got little attention from the government when it comes to formulating health policy in spite they being most susceptible to the threat of HIV/AIDS, even more than the sex workers.

Centre will review clinical trial process: Anbumani

NEW DELHI: The government will review the policy of clinical trials, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said on Friday. This follows the death of 49 children during clinical trials at the All-India Institute of Medical Scie...

Dowry complain against Orissa Dy Speaker, son

New Delhi: The Orissa Assembly has been adjourned till Monday after Opposition uproar against the Deputy Speaker, Prahlad Dora. Dora's daughter in law Smita Majhi has lodged complaint of dowry harassment against him and his son.

74 people killed in India flooding

The Press Association 21.08.2008
74 people killed in India flooding

At least 74 people died as heavy monsoon rains lashed northern India, bringing dozens of poorly constructed buildings crashing down. All the deaths were reported from Uttar Pradesh state, one of India's poorest, and raised the death toll across th...

Natural solution to power pangs- Experts bank on renewable energy to connect villages

Ranchi, Aug. 20: Renewable energy sources need to be tapped to solve power problems in villages across the state. Speaking at the Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Samaroh organised at the Town Hall to mark the 64th birth anniversary of former Prime Minist...

Army launches massive rescue operation in flood-hit Punjab

Jalandhar (PTI): To rescue the people of the flood affect areas of Punjab, large number of army personnel were deployed, who initiated massive rescue operation and brought more than 500 families out of the flood to safer places.

Infant deaths: Ramadoss orders probe

The Times of India 19.08.2008
Infant deaths: Ramadoss orders probe

NEW DELHI: Union health minister A Ramadoss has asked AIIMS director T D Dogra to order a high-level probe into the death of 49 children during clinical trials in the institute.

Body of Ghising’s wife not allowed to be taken to Darjeeling

KOLKATA: Dhankumari Ghising, wife of Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) chairman Subash Ghising, was cremated in the plains of Siliguri on Sunday, though it was the wish of the family that the last rites take place in Darjeeling.

India may be hub of chronic illness

Daily News & Analysis 18.08.2008
India may be hub of chronic illness

According to a World Health Organisation report Preventing Chronic Diseases — A Vital Investment, 350 million people will die in the next 10 years of chronic disease and a significant proportion of these will be in India.

PM recalls rural childhood | Aims for the moon

New Delhi Prime Minister Manmohan Singh got nostalgic and inspirational on the Independence Day celebrations. Speaking from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Friday, in the national capital, he recalled his childhood days when he studied at night in...

Abortion case: Niketa suffers miscarriage

New Delhi: Eight days after the Bombay High Court gave its ruling on an appeal that spurred a debate on medical ethics in India, Niketa Mehta – the woman who sought to abort her 25-week foetus – suffered a miscarriage on Tuesday.

US soldiers amazed at Indian anti-terror training

VAIRENGTE (MIZORAM): Last week when Captain Greg Adams and Staff Sergeant Cote along with 28 US Special Forces commandos arrived at this hilltop village in India's northeastern state of Mizoram, they were far from thrilled.

India joins ‘war game’ in U.S.

NEW DELHI: India on Monday joined a multinational air exercise in the U.S. — a major event in the cold war era — with a complement of Sukhoi-30 frontline fighter aircraft and mid-air refuellers.

Bangalore’s corporate honchos run for a cause

Bangalore, Aug 11 (IANS) Corporate honchos from the country’s IT hub ran for the cause of underprivileged children. The 20-km relay race Sunday, ‘Urban Stampede’, was declared a success by the participants as well as the organisers. A total of 312...

Landslide breaks Goa-Karnataka link

Collem (Goa) (PTI): Heavy rains snapped Goa's southern link with neighbouring Karnataka following a major landslide along Anmod Ghat, a road running across Molem national wildlife sanctuary. A hill along the highway, 5 km from Goa border in the gh...

BJP for compulsory registration to weed out illegal immigrants

New Delhi, Aug 10: BJP president Rajnath Singh on Sunday demanded compulsory registration of citizens to weed out illegal Bangladeshi immigrants from the country.

Flood situation grim in Andhra Pradesh; toll rises to 53

HYDERABAD: The flood situation in Andhra Pradesh continued to be grim on Sunday with continuous rains claiming as many as 53 lives over the past five days. Weather officials have predicted more showers.

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