Paralysis

  • Mumbai: Youth kills paralytic mother, commits suicide April 13, 2013

    Mumbai: A 29-year-old youth shot his mother dead and later killed himself in Satara in Maharashtra on Friday. Reports said that Kunal Wadkar shot his mother with his gun and later shot himself. His mother was around 50-years-old and was suffering from paralysis. Kunal was a contractor by profession. He reportedly...
  • Sibal blames CAG, media, courts for policy paralysis November 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday blamed the "erudition of CAG, the media and the court" for the perceived policy paralysis and asserted that the government continues to take decisions. "The paralysis has occurred because of three factors - the erudition of CAG, the media and the court. It...
  • With policy paralysis, investments in country take a beating September 4, 2012

    Disruptions in Parliament leading to policy paralysis has resulted in a sharp decline in investments in the country. ...
  • Centre suffering from policy paralysis: Jayalalithaa July 24, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday charged the UPA government with suffering from "policy paralysis" and said it was "so much struggling with internal squabblings" that it could not even look into "livelihood issues" such as the Cauvery river water problem. The AIADMK chief said her repeated pleas to...
  • S&P downgrade is a wake up call for India: BJP June 12, 2012

    BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday that the recent downgrade by credit rating agency Standard & Poor's was a wake up call for India and that it reflected the policy paralysis of the UPA government. ...
  • The Last Word: Does PM's speech indicate end of policy paralysis? June 7, 2012

    Does the PM's speech indicate that the government's policy paralysis has ended? Or is it just a promise which still awaits performance? ...
  • PM meets key ministers for status check June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The government is finally taking visible steps to end its policy paralysis. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is slated to meet key economic ministers on Wednesday to review their performance. During the meeting, the ministers for Coal, Shipping, Railways, Civil Aviation and Power will be presenting their proposals. The Prime...
  • PM to meet top ministers to redeem Govt's image June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The black money issue and a spate of corruption cases have dealt a serious blow to the government's image. This has prompted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to call a meeting of his senior infrastructure ministers to find a way to redeem the government's image and change the perception...
  • 'UPA on shaky footing as it bows to dictates of allies' May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday attacked UPA alleging it was gripped by "policy paralysis" and said it was on a "shaky footing" as it bowed to dictates of alliance partners. On the conclusion of the budget session of Parliament, the party said in a statement...
  • Murthy joins debate on policy paralysis at Centre May 21, 2012

    Bangalore: Software industry leader NR Narayana Murthy on Sunday appeared to have joined the debate on policy paralysis at the Centre when he said the government has not been able to provide clarity on definition of software exports for over a year now causing inconvenience to the industry. ...
  • RBI's rupee defence gets fresh jolt from S&P May 1, 2012

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India's battle to contain a falling rupee just got tougher. The current account deficit is widening and a weak global investment climate coupled with policy paralysis in New Delhi, sticky inflation and slowing growth have increased the aversion of foreign investors to India, pushing the...
  • Policy paralysis hurting India: JD(U) April 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Alleging "policy paralysis" in the Government, Opposition JD(U) on Monday urged the Centre to adopt a more coherent and stable approach to attract investment and accelerate the country's growth. Raising the issue in the Rajya Sabha through a Special Mention, NK Singh said the investment requirement in the country...
  • Decision making is slow in India: Lakshmi Mittal April 28, 2012

    Bathinda: Billionaire Lakshmi N Mittal on Saturday said decision-making in India is slow but he would not complain of policy paralysis. "We have businesses all over the world. I tell my guys don't complain about the policies, try to adopt...policies...We don't complain. We have tried to adapt to local policies....
  • Aus: KFC asked to pay over girl's brain damage April 27, 2012

    Melbourne: An Australian court on Friday ordered the fast food giant KFC to pay 8 million Australian dollars to the parents of a Sydney girl who was left paralysed and brain damaged after eating its chicken twister. Monika Samaan fell seriously ill with salmonella poisoning after eating at the Villawood KFC...
  • Non-polio paralysis cases going up April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The Pulse polio program may be a success, but are experts focusing too much on vaccination? Perhaps even overdosing some children? Shortly after being vaccinated for polio, four-year-old Ansh developed paralysis. Doctors concluded it wasn't related to the vaccine or polio, which often causes paralysis. A few months on, Ansh...
  • The Last Word: S&P rating: Will policy paralysis end? April 25, 2012

    Ratings agency Standard & Poor's on Wednesday cut India's outlook to negative from stable, citing its large fiscal deficit and expectations of only modest progress on reforms given political constraints, battering stocks, bonds and the rupee. ...
  • Kaushik Basu blames media for misreporting April 24, 2012

    After reports of policy paralysis hitting reforms, which was attributed to his speech in the US, Kaushik Basu, the Chief Economic Advisor to the PM now claims he was misquoted. ...
  • Basu's remarks proof of policy paralysis: BJP April 20, 2012

    New Delhi: India's Chief Economic Advisor Dr Kaushik Basu's statements on policy paralysis led to the BJP accusing the government of being in a coma and the government blaming the Opposition for the situation. Boardroom corners, industry chambers, policy-makers - everwhere - this was a hushed up conversation. And now its...
  • 'Pushback on economic reforms coming from within the Congress' April 20, 2012

    Economist Gurcharan Das commended Kaushik Basu, the PM's Economic Advisor, for openly suggesting that economic reforms were unlikely before 2014. ...
  • 'Policy paralysis' hits UPA, TMC to hold meet today March 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The possibility of mid-term polls looms large on the UPA Government at the Centre as allies like the Trinamool Congress (TMC) speak openly about policy paralysis. TMC leader and Union Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Thursday openly said that "policy paralysis will be more acute", thanks to the...
  • The Last Word: Will Cong defeats enhance Govt's policy paralysis? March 7, 2012

    Will the policy paralysis get worse? Or is there a possibility that Dr Manmohan Singh could take radical initiatives? ...
  • Yoga for sciatica pain and paralysis February 22, 2012

    Yoga expert Shalini Vadehra brings you some asanas to combat pain. ...
  • Andhra woman seeks euthanasia for paralysed son February 7, 2012

    Hyderabad: Unable to take care of him due to poverty, a 64-year-old widow in Andhra Pradesh has sought euthanasia for her son, a 36-year-old graduate in aeronautical science who has been in a vegetative state for 15 years. C Janardhan, the son of agricultural labourers workers, had got a job offer...
  • Robotic trousers invented for paraplegics December 5, 2010

    London: An Israeli entrepreneur, who was paralysed in a car crash in 1997, claims to have invented robotic trousers which can help paraplegics walk and climb stairs again. Called "ReWalk", the device can help paraplegics to stand and walk, using crutches for stability, when they lean forward and move their...
  • Unprotected sex leads to paralysis, costs $200K claim December 19, 2009

    Toronto: Unprotected sex led to paralysis and cost a Canadian man his $200,000 medical insurance claim. Throwing out his hefty medical claim on Friday, the Canadian Supreme Court said unprotected sex that leads to disabling diseases is not an "accident" entitling the victim to insurance benefits. Randolph Gibbens, a former high-pressure...
  • North Korea's Kim has pancreatic cancer: Reports July 13, 2009

    Seoul (South Korea): North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has life-threatening pancreatic cancer, a news report said on Monday, days after new images of him looking gaunt spurred speculation that his health might be worsening following a reported stroke last year. The 67-year-old Kim was diagnosed with the cancer around the...
  • Reality Bites: Rebuked show participant reveals all September 18, 2008

    New Delhi: In India, talent shows on TV are putting children in danger of too much exposure and harsh criticism. Shinjini Sengupta - a teenager who was partially paralysed after she was rebuked and humiliated on national television by reality show judges - speaks for the first time after recovery...
  • Panel suggests guidelines to protect kids in reality TV September 18, 2008

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has now made a move that could stop children below 16 years from participating in reality shows. It is one of the recommendations put together by the Child Rights Commission to shield underage children participating in reality shows. The trigger...
  • Forum: Reality TV and regulation July 15, 2008

    After Kolkata teen Shinjini Sengupta collapsed on the sets of a Reality TV dance show, some schools in the city are now introducing a preemptive measure to tackle stress levels in children. The clause states that parents must consult school authorities before allowing their children to participate in such shows....
  • Paralysed and penniless, man's job dream is crippled July 2, 2008

    Thiruvananthapuram: After 15 attempts to clear the qualifying exams, Manoj, a fisherman, has got what he yearned for his entire life – a government job. The 35-year-old went fishing during the day and burned the midnight oil to study for his exams but today when he was one step away from...