Measures

  • Quarantine measures making Ebola outbreak spread: Study 14 hours 46 minutes ago

    Washington: New Ebola cases could reach 6,800 in West Africa by the end of the month if new control measures are not enacted, warn researchers. Through modelling analysis, a team from Arizona State University (ASU) and Harvard University discovered that the rate of rise in cases significantly increased in August in...
  • Laser device may end pin pricks to measure blood sugar August 22, 2014

    Washington: Researchers have used a specialised laser to measure blood sugar, an advance that could allow diabetics to check their condition without pricking themselves to draw blood. Princeton University researchers have measured blood sugar by directing a specialised laser at a person's palm. The laser passes through the skin cells, without...
  • Gambia on high alert for Ebola outbreak August 22, 2014

    Banjul: Gambia's ministry of health and social welfare said on Thursday that it is on high alert for a possible Ebola outbreak in the country and are taking preventive measures to tackle the disease. Modou Njai, director of health promotion and education at the ministry, said that so far there has...
  • Singer Chubby Checker, HP settle lawsuit over penis-measuring app July 26, 2014

    New York: The singer Chubby Checker has settled a lawsuit in which he accused Hewlett-Packard Co of using his trademarked name without permission on a software app that purported to measure the size of a man's penis. HP denied liability in agreeing to settle with Checker, whose given name is Ernest...
  • Maruti Driving Institute's Training director on importance of seatbelt June 7, 2014

    Training director of the Maruti Driving Institute Mahesh Rajoria talks about the importance of the seatbelt and basic rules that need to be followed. He said, "In theory we teach a lot of things about traffic rules. A simple thing like wearing seatbelts is very important. Driver's own safety is...
  • FICCI delegation meets FM; suggests pre-budget measures June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A FICCI delegation on Sunday called on new Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and suggested to him that the government declare as a policy that retrospective action shall not be resorted to, except in rarest cases. A slew of pre-budget suggestions by the industry body also included implementation of comprehensive...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan sets aside Rs 2,000 crore for rain-hit farmers February 28, 2014

    Describing the damage to crops due to rain and hailstorm in Madhya Pradesh as a "national calamity," Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday announced a slew of relief measures for affected farmers in the state. "A total of 9,800 villages spread across 49 out of the total 51 districts in...
  • LS polls: UPA plans several populist measure to woo voters February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The UPA government has planned several populist measures in order to woo voters ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The first step towards it was made when the Centre slashed CNG prices by 30 per cent and piped cooking gas prices by 20 per cent. CNN-IBN learnt that diesel...
  • Vasundhara Raje's austerity measures to give competition to AAP govt January 11, 2014

    Jaipur: Delhi's Aam Aadmi Party government's roadside public hearings, austerity drive and brushing aside VIP culture has some serious competition coming from neighbouring Rajasthan's Vasundhara Raje government. After deciding to cut down her security detail by half, not moving to the designated chief minister's house and stopping at traffic lights, Vasundhara...
  • Tamil Nadu to introduce safety measures in state transport buses November 19, 2013

    Channai: Tamil Nadu transport authorities are expected to hold a preliminary discussion on introducing safety instructions in transport buses after the recent spate of Volvo accidents in neighbouring Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. These safety instructions will be like the ones given on airplanes, instructing passengers on dealing with emergency situations...
  • Odisha to evacuate 2 lakh people as cyclone Phailin approaches coastline October 11, 2013

    With cyclone Phailin expected to make landfall in Odisha on Saturday, the state government mounted a massive operation to evacuate two lakh people from six coastal districts on Friday night. The cyclone is 400 km southeast of Gopalpur in Ganjam district where it is expected to make landfall at 6 pm...
  • UPA's new austerity measures, officers to travel only in economy class September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Government has announced new austerity measures to cut non-plan expenditure by 10 per cent. Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that the government officials, barring top bureaucrats, will fly only in economy class for domestic tours. The Finance Minister also added that the government will impose a...
  • After UP, 71 dengue cases reported from Delhi this week September 7, 2013

    A total of 71 cases of dengue have been reported from across the capital this week alone, officials said on Friday. Expressing deep concern at the high number of cases, Delhi Health Minister AK Walia directed health officers to effectively contain the spread of the disease. He warned that any dereliction of...
  • Compromise between victim, rapist can't reduce jail term: SC August 27, 2013

    New Delhi: A compromise between a victim of a rape case and the perpetrator should not be a ground for awarding lesser punishment to the convict as this trend exhibits "stark insensitivity to the need for proportionate punishments", Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The court also said religion, race, caste, economic...
  • Rupee recovers marginally, goes below 64 vs US dollar; Sensex above 18,000 mark August 20, 2013

    Mumbai: 12:15 pm: Sensex and Nifty loses points at 18235.05 and 5391.45 respectively. 12:00 pm: Rupee still at 63.68 versus US dollar. Sensex at 18285.05 and Nifty above 5,400. 11:30 am: The rupee gains 20 paise at 63.68. Sensex recovers marginally at 18233.82 and Nifty at 5,394.95. 11:15 am: The rupee loses 10...
  • Rupee woes continue, Sensex plunges 291 points August 20, 2013

    Mumbai: A fresh record low for rupee on Monday rattled stock markets once again with benchmark BSE Sensex tumbling by 291 points to end at over four-month low of 18,307.52 as heavy FII selling in shares of banks, auto, pharma and FMCG eroded a staggering Rs 1 lakh crore in...
  • Chief Secy talks tough on ragging menace, says such acts won't be tolerated August 9, 2013

    The Madhya Pradesh government has reviewed measures to curb ragging at educational institutions in the state and directed the college authorities to strictly tackle the menace, official sources said on Friday. State Chief Secretary R Parasuram, during a high-level meeting in Bhopal on Thursday, directed a blanket ban on physical and...
  • RBI measures only a 'short term' step: Montek Singh Ahluwalia July 16, 2013

    In a move to stem the continuing fall of rupee, the RBI on Monday night came out with a slew of measures including hiking the lending rates for banks and sucking up of Rs 12,000 crore, to make the currency dearer. Planning Commission Deputy Chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia said that...
  • Rupee trims some initial gains; up 45paise vs dollar in late morning deals July 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Surrendering some of its early gains, the rupee was trading higher by 45 paise at 59.44 in late morning deals on dollar selling by banks after the Reserve Bank of India announced a slew of measures to arrest the local currency's fall against the Greenback. The RBI announced measures to...
  • Mao is just a name, ideology a mere excuse: Aman Lekhi May 29, 2013

    Are extra-legal measures against the Maoists like the creation of Salwa Judum responsible for worsening of the security situation in Chhattisgarh? Senior lawyer Aman Lekhi joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. I think we need to follow the same which we followed against Punjabi terror? Asked by:...
  • Jayalalithaa announces welfare measures for police April 24, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday made a series of announcements to strengthen the state police. The announcements include annual recruitment of personnel for police and fire services departments, construction for their housing, creation of youth brigade, extension of closed user group telephony facility to family members,...
  • Sikh community in US seeks gun-control measures February 3, 2013

    Washington: A Sikh group has urged communities of all faiths to observe February 5, marking six months of the August 5 shooting at a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, with a call to lawmakers to pass gun control measures. Appealing to all the Sikh gurdwaras to observe on Sunday as...
  • Delhi Police enlists measures to ensure women's safety January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Under flak for the horrific gangrape of a 23-year-old girl, Delhi Police on Friday said it has the "power, strength and propulsion" to bring about major changes in the way crime against women are dealt and enlisted a series of measures to ensure their safety. At its annual...
  • US: Obama to unveil gun violence measures today January 16, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will propose an assault weapons ban and better background checks for gun buyers on Wednesday as part of a package of proposals to curb gun violence one month after the Newtown school massacre. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who led a task force that made...
  • US: Obama to outline gun control measures this week January 15, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has said that he would outline the gun control measures by the end of this week. In his last press conference of his first term, Obama told reporters on Monday that from the Vice President Joe Biden he has received a list of "sensible, common...
  • CBMs will continue if Pak accepts its mistake: Sandeep Dikshit January 11, 2013

    The tension and aggression along the Line of Control has now spilled into a diplomatic row with Pakistan summoning the Indian High Commissioner over the killing of one of its soldiers on Thursday. ...
  • US: Joe Biden, NRA clash over new gun control proposals January 11, 2013

    Washington: Despite fresh opposition from the National Rifle Association, the Obama administration is assembling proposals to curb gun violence that would include a ban on sales of assault weapons, limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun buyers. Sketching out details of the plan on January 10,...
  • Will digitisation improve media company economics? January 31, 2013

    The digitisation change in the Indian TV landscape brings to fore Darwin's theory of natural evolution by natural selection. Natural selection is a gradual, non-random process by which biological traits become either more or less common in a population as a function of differential reproduction of their bearers. In the...
  • New body scanner offers virtual tape measure for online shopping November 21, 2012

    London: British researchers have come up with a new body scanning device that gives accurate measurements and could boost online clothes shopping. Shoppers are still nervous about ordering clothes online because they often do not fit and, some say, there will never be a substitute for trying something on -...
  • US elections: Gay marriage, marijuana highlight ballot measures November 7, 2012

    Washington: While the general election might not break partisan gridlock in Congress, it could result in historic changes for US social policy: Several states had a chance to be the first to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote and to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Dating back to 1998, same-sex marriage...