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  • Gujarat Assembly passes controversial anti-terror Bill, empowers authorities to intercept phone calls Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Assembly passed the controversial Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill on Tuesday which empowers law enforcing authorities to intercept and record phone calls as evidence and gives them other contentious powers. According to a provision in the Bill, recording of phone calls intercepted by investigating agencies...
  • Cow urine can cure cancer: BJP member in Rajya Sabha March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Cow urine is effective in curing cancer completely, BJP member Shankarbhai N claimed in Rajya Sabha on Thursday while pressing for stopping cow slaughter. "If you want to save yourself from cancer, there is a need to protect cows...
  • Islamic State aims to eradicate Iraq minorities: Rights groups February 27, 2015

    London: Islamic State militants have abducted, injured and killed thousands of civilians across northern Iraq and uprooted millions from their homes in a bid to eradicate the country's ethnic and religious minorities, rights groups said on Friday. Several minority communities, including Christians, Yazidis and Turkmen, have been subjected to killings, rape...
  • Cartoonist RK Laxman critical, suffered multiple organ failure January 18, 2015

    Pune: Eminent cartoonist RK Laxman, who created "The Common Man", has suffered multiple organ failure and his condition was "critical" late on Sunday, family sources said. The 95-year-old Laxman, a current employee of The Times Of India, was admitted to a private nursing home here on Friday due to some kidney...
  • Bengaluru: Rising number of organ transplants, green corridors to save lives January 12, 2015

    Bengaluru: Two-and-a-half-year-old Yatharth's heart now beats in a young Russian child's body. When his father, Bengaluru-based techie Amit Upadhyay decided to donate his toddler's heart to a Russian child in Chennai in December last year, all of Bengaluru's traffic stood still to make way for this medical effort. "This was to...
  • India to track toilet use with tablets January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is launching a nationwide online programme to check whether people are using toilets as part of his cleanliness drive. From next month, officials will head out with mobile phones, tablets and iPads to report on whether toilets are being used in rural India, with...
  • NASA's 'Curiosity' rover detects organic matter on Mars December 17, 2014

    Washington: NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has made the first definitive detection of organic molecules, the building blocks of all known forms of terrestrial life, on the surface of the Red Planet. The team responsible for the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite on Curiosity found the organic molecules in...
  • Committed to total ban on child labour in India, says labour minister December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A total ban on child labour in India may soon become a reality with Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Tuesday asserting that he was committed to passing a legislation to this effect. Speaking at a national consultation on child domestic work and trafficking, Dattatreya said his ministry was...
  • Organs of brain dead physically-challenged man donated in Coimbatore November 19, 2014

    Coimbatore: The family of a physically-challenged 38-year-old government official, declared brain dead after a road accident, has donated his organs providing a new lease of life to five persons. One kidney each was donated to KG Hospital and PSG Hospital, the liver was given to PSG Hospital and two eyes to...
  • India, isolated, toughs it out in WTO food-stockpiling row November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: India defied the world on Wednesday in a row over food stockpiling that has crippled attempts to reach a global trade agreement, raising doubts that backroom talks can reach a compromise before a Group of 20 summit in November. At the end of July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pulled...
  • PM Nawaz Sharif vows to eradicate polio from Pakistan October 24, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday urged people to ensure that their children are given polio drops to make the country free of polio. At a function held at his residence here to mark the World Polio Day, Sharif administered polio vaccination drops to children and expressed commitment on...
  • Watch: 'You can tell this is a lot more pure'! This is what happens when two Dutch pranksters serve McDonald’s to organic food experts October 24, 2014

    We all have that one friend who can 'just tell' by taking a bite of a food if it's free range, or organic or gourmet. Food snobs have had their comeuppance before, but not as hilariously as this. Two Dutch pranksters cut up and rearranged a range of Mc Donald's...
  • Awareness campaign held to mark 'World Rabies Day' in Jamshedpur September 28, 2014

    Jamshedpur: Jamshedpur Utility and Services Company (JUSCO) and Association for Prevention and Control of Rabies in India (APCRI) launched an awareness campaign to mark the 'World Rabies Day' on Sunday. Over 200 students and teachers from Jusco Shool, along with officials of JUSCO and APCRI. Have taken part in the...
  • Ebola cases to explode without drastic action: WHO September 24, 2014

    Geneva: The Ebola epidemic is set to explode unless the response is radically intensified, the WHO said, warning that hundreds of thousands could be infected by the end of the year. The UN agency said in a report that new cases would surge from hundreds each week to thousands without...
  • UN to bind nations on new foreign terrorist rules September 23, 2014

    Washington: The United Nations Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a US-led effort to galvanize the international community against what Obama administration officials call an "unprecedented" threat from...
  • Brain dead man's organs donated in Kozhikode September 20, 2014

    Kozhikode: The family of a 59yearold man, declared brain dead after a road accident, has donated his organs to save three needy patients. The liver and eyes of V P Surendran, who suffered head injury after he was knocked down by a twowheeler while crossing a road near his house...
  • India contributed money to fight Ebola September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Friday contributed a total of $500,000 in financial assistance to augment the World Health Organization (WHO) efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola virus. "India contributes $500,000 financial assistance to augment WHO efforts to prevent spread of Ebola virus disease," Syed Akbaruddin, ministry of external affairs spokesperson,...
  • Government to encourage children for organ donation September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The government would work to encourage children to develop a positive attitude towards organ donation, particularly for eye donation, union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said. The minister said he would request the human resource development ministry to include passages in school books to develop in children a positive...
  • Bangalore: Brain dead gives life to many September 3, 2014

    A family in Karnataka sets an example by donating organs of their dead daughter. "The recipient is a 40yearold heart patient in Chennai. A team of 4 doctors flew the heart to Chennai," said transplant coordinator. ...
  • Bangalore doctors' miraculous rescue effort: Heart reaches Chennai patient in 4 hours September 3, 2014

    Bangalore: In a miraculous bid to save a patient in Chennai, doctors in Bangalore harvested the heart of a braindead accident victim and flew it to the Tamil Nadu capital in a record four hours. The victim had met with an accident on Tuesday and was hospitalised in Bangalore. Her relatives...
  • Ebola survivor shunned by boyfriend, even school August 13, 2014

    Guinea: The medical school professors no longer want Kadiatou Fanta in the classroom. Her boyfriend has broken up with her. Each day the 26yearold eats alone and sleeps alone. Even her own family members are afraid to touch her months after she survived Ebola. Long gone are the days when she...
  • India ready to reengage with WTO members in September August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: With its stand on food security leading to a stalemate at the WTO talks in Geneva, India on Friday said it is committed to the global trade deal without compromising on its interest, and will reengage with members when talks resume a month from now. "WTO will open...
  • MH17 crash: US pilots previously told not to fly over Ukraine July 18, 2014

    Washington: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had warned US pilots earlier this year not to fly over portions of Ukraine in the Crimea region, according to notices posted on the agency's website. The notices were posted on April 23. The UN's International Civil Aviation Organization and the aviation authorities in most...
  • Golden Globe producers, organizers settle lawsuit July 15, 2014

    Los Angeles: The organization that puts on the Golden Globe Awards and the company that produces the telecast have resolved their longstanding court battle over rights to the show. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and dick clark productions announced Monday that the 2010 lawsuit has been settled. The terms were not...
  • Former JD(U) MLA Ramparves Rai dies of multiple organ failure July 8, 2014

    Former JD(U) MLA Ramparvesh Rai died of multiple organ failure on Monday night and was cremated on Tuesday in his native Saran district, family sources said. Rai, 50, died at a private hospital in Gurgaon on Monday night following multiple organ failure. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar...
  • Bihar to gift organic litchis to Narendra Modi, Pranab Mukherjee May 26, 2014

    Murlidhar Sharma and Bhola Nath Jha, litchi farmers from Bihar, are happy like never before. Their luscious "organic litchis" will be gifted to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi, officials said in Patna on Monday. Sharma and Jha, of Muzaffarpur district, are the owners of an organic orchard of...
  • A 3D mirror that shows what lies under your skin April 20, 2014

    London: Researchers have developed a "digital mirror" that recreates what your body might look like on the inside. For the mirror to work, an individual undergoes a PET scan, X-ray and MRI scan to capture high-resolution images of their bones and organs. Then when the person steps in front of...
  • Proud moment: Saudi agriculturists to take lessons from Jhunjhunu farmers April 9, 2014

    A delegation of agriculturists arrived in Jhunjhunu on Wednesday from Saudi Arabia to study practise of organic farming adopted by local farmers in Jhunjhunu. The nine-member delegation will study organic farming in villages of Jhunjhunu district for a few days. The visit is coordinated by Morarka foundation, an organisation which promotes organic farming. ...
  • Not paid for donating kidney, medicial techician commits suicide April 6, 2014

    The body of a man, who allegedly committed suicide after being upset over not being paid for donating his kidney, was found at a bus stand in Nawabganj area in Kanpur district. The body of 46-year-old medicial techician, Anand Swaroop was found under mysterious circumstances near Rawatpur bus stand in Nawabganj...
  • Rishi Kapoor appeals to the public to donate organs, pledges his own March 23, 2014

    Chandigarh: Actor Rishi Kapoor pledged to donate organs. After distributing prizes to the winners of 'Transplant Games 2014' at PGIMER in Chandigarh, the 61-year-old veteran actor signed the pledge to be an organ donor. Rishi appealed to the general public to come forward for this noble cause and donate organs after death. The...