AIDS

  • Musician Bob Geldof's 25-year-old daughter Peaches found dead 08-04-2014 09:36 AM

    London: Peaches Geldof, second daughter of Band Aid founder and musician Bob Geldof and a media and fashion personality in her own right, has died at her home in Kent, southern England, aged 25, her family said on Monday. Kent police issued a statement saying the death of a 25-year-old...
  • Did Britney Spears leave party after panic attack? 16-03-2014 12:34 PM

    London: Pop star Britney Spears reportedly left a party after suffering a panic attack as the overcrowded gathering made her uncomfortable. The 32-year-old singer, who recently attended Sir Elton John's AIDS Foundation Oscar-viewing party, made a quick exit from the event just minutes after arriving as she had apparently encountered...
  • Effective HIV vaccine comes closer to reality 03-03-2014 01:53 PM

    Washington: Scientific have discovered how the immune system makes a powerful antibody that blocks HIV infection of cells by targeting a key site, paving way for an effective vaccine for the deadly virus. Researchers believe that if a vaccine could elicit potent antibodies to a specific conserved site in the...
  • SC issues notice on discrimination against HIV children 03-03-2014 11:57 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the centre and all the states on a petition saying there should be no discrimination on admitting HIV positive children to schools. An apex court bench headed by Justice BS Chauhan issued notice after NGO Naaz Foundation urged it to...
  • Meet Dausa man who has no ears but listens, talks on mobile 18-02-2014 04:56 PM

    A 30-year-old man has no external ears or a visible ear canal but listens and talks normally. This is rarest of the rare birth defect, and as the man from Dausa can communicate, it means his middle and internal hearing organs appear to be normal, said Dr Neeraj Kasliwal, prominent...
  • Indian government to spend more on AIDS control 12-02-2014 08:22 PM

    New Delhi: For the first time, the funding for AIDS Control Programme from the Indian government will be more than the funds coming from International donors and agencies. The National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) - Phase IV (2012-2017), which was launched said on Wednesday has a budget outlay of Rs...
  • Blood tests, X-rays to be free at government hospitals in Uttarakhand 12-02-2014 05:56 PM

    Blood tests and X-rays will be made free at all government hospitals across Uttarakhand from April this year, Health Minister SS Negi announced in the state Assembly on Wednesday. The state government has taken several decisions in a bid to offer quality medical services to people for free including free...
  • Aarushi-Hemraj murder case: HC summons trial court records 23-01-2014 07:40 PM

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday summoned the records of trial court, which had tried and sentenced dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for the murders of their daughter Aarushi and domestic aide Hemraj. A Division Bench comprising Justices VK Shukla and Karuna Nand Bajpayee passed the order while...
  • UP government to give aid to kins of Uttarakhand flood victims soon 13-01-2014 12:48 PM

    The Uttar Pradesh government would soon disburse financial assistance to families of residents of the state who died in last year's flash floods in Uttarakhand, officials said on Monday. An official told IANS that 1,150 people from Uttar Pradesh who went on 'Char Dham Yatra' either died or were missing...
  • PR Executive fired over racist AIDS in Africa tweet, apologises 23-12-2013 10:23 AM

    New York: A public relations executive who ignited an online furor after posting a message on Twitter joking about AIDS in Africa, apologised on Sunday, saying she was ashamed of her comment. Justine Sacco, who was subsequently fired from the prominent New York-based Internet media company IAC/InterActive Corp (IACI.O) after...
  • Prominent PR professional Justine Sacco tweets unbelievably racist comment, faces online anger 21-12-2013 12:27 PM

    Justine Sacco, the public relations director of digital holding company IAC, that owns the popular websites About.com, Match.com and Vimeo, found herself in the middle of an angry Twitter campaign after tweeting a racist comment before boarding a flight to Africa. "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just...
  • Sudeep-Vijay Raghavendra come together for AIDS awareness 03-12-2013 06:14 PM

    Popular names Kiccha Sudeep and Vijay Raghavendra decided to come together for a noble cause. The actors have decided to join hands to spread awareness among the masses regarding the fatal disease AIDS. On the occasion of World's AIDS day, Sudeep and Vijay Raghavendra lent their voice for the Teach...
  • UK national dies in MP hotel, cause of demise not yet known 05-11-2013 08:58 AM

    A UK national died in a heritage hotel situated on the Maheshwar fort campus near Khargone, though the exact cause of his demise was not yet known, police said on Monday. The deceased was identified as Harry Saint John Paul (66), they said. Paul, who was staying in the hotel...
  • India ends eight-year ban, supplies military gear to Nepal 24-10-2013 07:47 PM

    New Delhi: Ending an eight-year-old ban on military supplies, India has handed over some of the equipment, including vehicles and arms, it had pledged to provide to Nepal ahead of crucial polls to be held next month. Over 360 vehicles, including 25 mine-protected vehicles, have already arrived while arms and...
  • Pakistan endorsed drone strikes in secret deal with US, claims reports 24-10-2013 05:53 PM

    Notwithstanding its public denouncements against US' "unilateral" drone attacks, Pakistan approved the controversial strikes by the CIA for years under a secret deal with America, a damning media report said on Thursday. Top officials in Pakistan's government for years have secretly endorsed the programme and routinely received classified briefings on...
  • Fire In The Blood: Why this documentary is so important 15-10-2013 09:21 AM

    New Delhi: Dylan Mohan Gray's hard hitting documentary 'Fire In The Blood' has generated a good buzz throughout the globe. Now, the film has been released in India and is receiving rave reviews. Dylan speaks about the struggle and the wide canvas he covered during the research for 'Fire In...
  • Activists join shelterless on Delhi roads for a night on eve of Gandhi Jyanti 02-10-2013 06:42 PM

    Around 180 people spent the night with the shelterless in a campaign initiated by a NGO on the eve of Mahatma Gandhi's 144th birth anniversary. The campaign was jointly organised by Action Aid, Aman Biradri, Shehri Garib Haq Abhiyaan, Shehri Adhikar Manch, GSSS and Joy of Giving Week. Ashutosh, who...
  • A night with the homeless on Mahatma Gandhi's 144th birthday 02-10-2013 08:18 AM

    On the eve of Mahatma Gandhi's 144th birth anniversary, hundreds of people across the country would spend a night under the stars with the homeless in their respective cities, an NGO said on Tuesday. The campaign - Aman Biradri and Joy of Giving Week - organised by ActionAid India, will...
  • 90 per cent condom machines at public places gone missing: CAG report 07-09-2013 11:10 AM

    New Delhi: Almost 90 per cent condom vending machines installed at public places by National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) for HIV/AIDS prevention have gone missing, a CAG report has said. In its report tabled in Parliament on Friday, the CAG has rapped NACO for failing to achieve the objective of...
  • To live and die with dignity, we need Morphine at Hospitals 04-09-2013 12:32 PM

    A million people with cancer and many millions more with other incurable diseases are in agonizing pain in India due to the lack of availability of morphine and other Opioid medicines (An Opioid is any psychoactive chemical that resembles morphine in its pharmacological effects). The World Health Organization (WHO) states...
  • Two-yr-old girl injured in leopard attack near Katarniyaghat wildlife sanctuary 27-08-2013 01:28 PM

    A two-year-old girl was seriously injured in a leopard attack in a village adjoining the forest in Katarniyaghat wildlife sanctuary. Anjali was sleeping in the courtyard of her house in Babhania village when the leopard attacked and seriously injured her on Monday, divisional forest officer Ashish Tewari said on Tuesday....
  • Identity of HIV/AIDS patients not to be disclosed: Gujarat HC 23-08-2013 11:20 AM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat High Court on Friday asked the state government to ensure that identity of HIV/AIDS patients who are treated at the government hospitals is not disclosed. In the judgement on a PIL, the division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice JB Pardiwala said, "Identity of patients who...
  • US Congress divide over military aid cut off to Egypt 19-08-2013 11:04 PM

    Members of Congress are split over whether the US should cut off military aid to Egypt, highlighting the difficult choices facing the Obama administration amid spiralling violence on the streets of an important Middle East ally. Democratic leaders have generally supported the president's approach. But yesterday, Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison...
  • IPL spot-fixing case: Confusion over jurisdiction issue 16-08-2013 06:55 PM

    New Delhi: An unusual situation was on Friday witnessed in the IPL spot-fixing case which reached three different courts due to jurisdiction issue over MCOCA charges, invoked against the accused, including underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, his aide Chhota Shakeel and cricketer S Sreesanth. Finally after over 90 minutes, which saw...
  • Gurgaon doctor raises awareness on first aid for road accident victims 14-08-2013 05:24 PM

    Gurgaon: As major cities in India continue to suffer from lax traffic safety regulations and road fatalities, India has the world's largest number of road deaths, according to WHO's latest Global road safety report. A Gurgaon based doctor has stepped up to raise awareness about first aid to accident victims....
  • NGO run by sex workers helps counterparts in Rajasthan fight for rights 14-08-2013 11:48 AM

    A Mysore-based NGO for HIV-AIDS, the first in the Asia-Pacific region being run by sex workers, has launched a novel project to help counterparts in Rajasthan form Community Based Organisations to resist exploitation and safeguard their rights. "The Ashodaya Academy plays a pivotal role in building skills and capacity among...
  • All-party delegation from Vidarbha meets PM, seeks Rs 5,000 crore aid 08-08-2013 01:55 AM

    An all-party delegation from Vidarbha, hit by unprecedented heavy rains, n Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought an assistance of Rs 5,000 crore to tackle the massive losses. The delegation comprising several senior Congress and NCP leaders, including Union Minister Praful Patel, AICC general secretary Mukul Wasnik, former...
  • Government to introduce landmark bill on surrogacy in Cabinet 04-08-2013 10:01 PM

    New Delhi: Women in India cannot act as surrogates for more than three successful births, including of their own children, and it would be mandatory for surrogate mothers to have a minimum two-year interval between two deliveries to ensure they remain healthy. These landmark provisions are part of the proposed...
  • UP: 5 deserted children whose parents died of AIDS get disputed land 30-07-2013 01:16 PM

    Pratapgarh: In yet another case of insensitivity from Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, the five orphan children who were living near the graves of their parents, who had died after contracting AIDS, the state administration reportedly provided them a piece of disputed land. The children had been provided a 250 square...
  • Govt land given to ostracised siblings a disputed property; kids return to graveyard 29-07-2013 09:13 PM

    Land for a house granted to five siblings who were found living in a graveyard cannot be handed over to them as there is a stay order against its transfer, one of the children has said. Irfan, one of the siblings, said that the problem over the plot of land...