STD

  • Get premarital clinical tests to avoid impotency, STDs: Madras HC to couples August 28, 2014

    Chennai: In a landmark ruling, the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Thursday suggested that prospective couples should get premarital clinical examinations to avoid impotency and sexually transmitted diseases (STD) spoiling matrimonial lives. Justice N Kirubakaran, calling it an avoidable human tragedy, said: "If premarital clinical examinations by doctors are...
  • Tata Indicom launches 1 paisa per second plan for local, STD calls from Delhi July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata Indicom launched 1 paisa per second charge for all STD and mobile calls for its Delhi subscribers and offered extra talk time and SMS. Tata Indicom, the CDMA brand of Tata Teleservices in Delhi circle, today announced an exciting pre pay voucher for its subscribers. "The Plan Voucher (PV)...
  • MTS to offer local, STD calls for 10 paise per minute September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Telecom service provider Sistema Shyam Teleservices, which operates under brand name MTS, on Wednesday announced a new plan for local and STD calls within its network for 10 paise per minute. The company will also offer local and national SMS for 10 paise under the same plan. "We...
  • Now, a female condom that wards off STD December 11, 2012

    London: Researchers have developed a female condom that not only provides contraception but can also protect against sexually transmitted diseases and conveniently dissolves gradually over a few days. Researchers at the University of Washington developed the condom from tiny microfibers through a method called 'electrospinning'. They are designed to dissolve...
  • Man's scent can reveal if he has STD December 12, 2011

    London: Feeling indecisive whether to marry a man with body odour? You may benefit from a Russian scientist, who can tell from man's body smell if he has a sexuallytransmitted disease (STD). According to a new study, sniffing a potential partner's scent could tell if Mr Right has a sexuallytransmitted disease,...
  • BSNL may get subsidy to meet its operational costs October 30, 2011

    New Delhi: Lossmaking BSNL may get financial compensation for maintaining unremunerative services, like its offerings in rural areas as part of the Universal Service Obligation, or would be allowed to take a commercial decision to continue or exit from such services. "...if BSNL is being asked (by DoT) to maintain an...
  • Gonorrhoea a now superbug, poses global threat July 11, 2011

    London: For the first time, scientists have found a "superbug" strain of gonorrhoea, resistant to all recommended antibiotics, which they fear could turn a once easily treatable sexuallytransmitted disease into a global public health threat. The new strain of the disease, called H041, was found in Japan and leaves doctors with...
  • Phone calls may cost less | Say hello on your PC August 20, 2008

    In its recommendations to the government, Telecom regulator TRAI stated on Wednesday that National and International Long Distance operators be permitted to offer STD and ISD voice calls using operatorspecific calling cards. According to the fresh guidelines, consumers can now choose their carrier for making long distance calls. This means...
  • TRAI allows Internet telephony, STD rates may drop August 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI on Monday allowed ISPs to offer unrestricted Internet telephony services, a move that will further boost competition in the domestic long distance segment and lower STD tariffs. "It is envisaged that customers will ultimately benefit from cost effective and innovative Internet telephony service. These recommendations will...
  • Metro wipes: Big news from big cities May 6, 2008

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  • Vodafone cuts STD tariff to Rs 1.30 per min May 6, 2008

    New Delhi: Telecom company Vodafone has cut their STD tariffs to Rs 1.30 a minute; roaming to Re 1 a minute for all incoming and local outgoing calls. The new tariffs come into effect Tuesday. While on roaming, a subscriber can make an outgoing call (STD) at the rate of Rs...
  • Airtel cuts long distance, roaming tariffs April 28, 2008

    New Delhi: Mobile calls get cheaper. Bharti Airtel has reduced STD and roaming charges for mobile phones by 40 per cent. STD rates are down to Rs 1.50 per minute from Rs 2.65 per minute presently. Bharti Airtel, 30 per cent owned by Singapore's SingTel, also announced a drastic cut...
  • TRAI eases way for cheaper STD, ISD calls March 27, 2008

    New Delhi: Your telephone calls have just got cheaper. The Access Deficit Charge (ADC) on all domestic calls has been phased out with effect from April 1. The levy called ADC is being paid by the telecom service providers to compensate BSNL for offering rural services, which were considered unprofitable. However, BSNL...
  • A phone service cutting call rates to & from India July 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Online voice chat via the Internet is definitely cheaper than an ISD call. But for those who think a headset and earphones are too techie, heres a solution. JAJAH is an online telephony service with a difference. Its focus is on providing cheap ISD calls, simply by routing them...
  • Global experts trash Naco's AIDS data February 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Trashing estimates of the National AIDS Control Organisation that commercial sex workers are the biggest factor for HIV transmission in the country, the International Journal of STD and AIDS has said that most of the HIV transmission in India takes place through blood exposures. NACO immediately countered the...
  • Beijing gets first STD clinic for gays October 29, 2006

    Beijing: Beijing opened its first clinic for gays which will provide free checkup for Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) and AIDS for a year. The clinic, with financial support from local health authorities, will provide oneyear of free checkups for AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea and genital herpes. Free treatment is available for each of...
  • Rel launches Rs 1 STD calling card October 12, 2006

    New Delhi: The Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group's Reliance Communications subscribers can now call anywhere in the country at Rs 1 per minute by buying a calling card. The company announced on Thursday the launch of a Reliance STD calling card that would enable customers to avail of this facility. "The...
  • Talk more for less: BSNL cuts tariffs October 12, 2006

    New Delhi: Staterun Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) announced on Thursday a festive bonanza for its over 1.16 crore subscribers by reducing fixed line tariffs, enabling them to make STD calls across the country at just Re 1 per minute along with reduced rentals and other benefits. BSNL has brought all...