APOLLO

  • Centre releases stamp to celebrate 15th anniversary of India's 1st successful liver transplant November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday released a commemorative stamp to celebrate the 15th anniversary of India's first successful liver transplant at the Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. This prestigious honour has been approved and made available by the Department of Posts, Philately...
  • Robotic assisted surgery ushering in new era in heart surgery September 10, 2014

    Coimbatore: RobotAssisted surgery is ushering in a new era in heart surgery by offering patients better outcome and a greater quality of life, a senior surgeon in the Chennaibased Apollo Hospitals on Wednesday said. Traditional open heart surgery involved making a big incision and resulted in...
  • Apollo launches critical care delivery initiative August 27, 2014

    Hyderabad: A new initiative in the delivery of critical care medical services was on Wednesday launched by Apollo Hospitals. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao launched "eAccess", an advanced technology interface that enables the doctors to monitor and provide critical care services to patients undergoing treatment in Intensive Care Units...
  • Preetha Reddy to succeed me as Apollo Hospitals Chairman: Prathap C Reddy July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Apollo Hospitals founder chairman Prathap C Reddy said on Thursday his daughter Preetha Reddy is likely to succeed him as the chairman of the group. "As things stand today Preetha is most likely to succeed me as chairman," Apollo Hospitals group chairman Prathap C Reddy told a private...
  • Budget 2014: Health sector needs to be boosted, says Apollo chairman June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The chairman of Apollo hospitals, Dr Prathap Reddy believes that the health sector is in dire need of attention. Reddy pointed out that the present government has promised health and education among their top priorities and he has a lot of expectations from the Centre in this regard....
  • 37yearold man dies of swine flu in Indore June 18, 2014

    A 37yearold man from Nashik died of swine flu at a private hospital in Indore. The man, who had arrived here on a personal visit to his inlaws' home, was diagnosed with suffering from swine flu on June 12, Government Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) head Dr GL Sodhi said. He...
  • The Tony Awards will be a knockout literally June 8, 2014

    New York: The competition at the Tony Awards is fierce every year, but this time promises to be positively brutal: A fight will actually break out onstage. Sunday's telecast will feature the usual black ties, soaring songs and gentle jokes and an eyepopping boxing match between Rocky Balboa and Apollo...
  • Elderly Fiji tourist dies of heat stroke in Agra May 25, 2014

    An elderly tourist from Fiji who came to India for his bypass surgery, died after suffering a heat stroke during a visit to the Taj Mahal. Mohammad Fazal, who was in his mid60s, had come to India for a bypass heart surgery at Apollo hospital in Delhi and was on a...
  • 3 CRPF jawans killed, 8 injured in landmine blast by Naxals April 8, 2014

    Three CRPF personnel were killed and eight other security officials injured on Monday, when a landmine planted by Maoists in Bihar's Aurangabad district went off while it was being defused. The incident took place ahead of the April 10 Lok Sabha polls in the Maoist-affected district. Deputy Inspector General of CRPF Chiranjeev...
  • Watch a master pickpocket reveal the tricks of his trade November 11, 2013

    Professional pickpocket Apollo Robbins demonstrates some of his techniques on writer Adam Green. In magic circles, Robbins is regarded as a kind of legend. Psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and the military study his methods for what they reveal about the nature of human attention, says a New Yorker story profiling his spectacular...
  • New NASA spacecraft to investigate moon mystery September 5, 2013

    More than 40 years after the last Apollo astronauts left the moon, NASA is preparing to launch a small robotic spacecraft to investigate one of their most bizarre discoveries. Crews reported seeing an odd glow on the lunar horizon just before sunrise. The phenomenon, which prompted a notebook sketch by Apollo...
  • Eid gift for Tripura couple: Successful surgery on son who had 2 heads August 9, 2013

    Kolkata: A young couple from Tripura got an extraordinary gift this Eid. Their eightmonthold son Tofajjal got a new lease of life after doctors successfully removed his medical deformity. The child was born with a rare deformity. There was a second head growing on top of his head, the head, of...
  • Apollo Tyres to buy USbased Cooper Tire for $2.5 billion June 13, 2013

    New Delhi: India's Apollo Tyres Ltd agreed to buy USbased Cooper Tire & Rubber Co for about $2.5 billion in a deal that would make it the world's seventhlargest tire maker and reduce its dependence on a slowing Indian auto market. The acquisition of Cooper the second biggest US...
  • Apollo Pharmacy resumes selling Ranbaxy drugs June 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Apollo Pharmacy started selling Ranbaxy drugs at its stores again on Monday after the company recertified its stocks. Apollo Pharmacy had on Friday issued a cautionary advisory against Ranbaxy drugs and had temporarily suspended their sale. Earlier, Mumbai's Jaslok Hospital had also stopped the use of Ranbaxy drugs. "Our...
  • Apollo Pharmacy issues advisory against Ranbaxy drugs June 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Apollo Pharmacy on Friday issued a cautionary advisory against Ranbaxy drugs and temporarily suspended their sale. Earlier, Mumbai's Jaslok Hospital had stopped the use of Ranbaxy drugs. "Our medical committee, which is a very strong committee within Apollo, has reviewed the matter and recommended, as a cautionary measure, we should...
  • US: Lost Apollo 11 Moon dust found in dusty storage May 26, 2013

    Washington: Moon dust samples gathered by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 lunar mission have been discovered inside a California lab warehouse after sitting in the dusty storage unnoticed for more than 40 years. Vials of Moon dust brought back to Earth by Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were found last...
  • Pakistani girl gets fresh lease of life in Indian hospital April 13, 2013

    New Delhi: It's a rebirth for 16yearold Pakistani girl Madiha Tariq Sheikh, who feels India is her "own country" where she underwent a successful liver transplant surgery. Madiha, who hails from Lahore, was flown to India on February 3 after she slipped into coma due to acute liver failure and...
  • Apollo 16 astronaut left family photograph on moon February 13, 2013

    London: Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke did not just leave his footprints on the Moon, he also left a family photograph on his historic trip to the lunar surface 40 years ago. Astronauts Charlie Duke and John Young embarked on a lunar mission on April 23 1972, to explore the...
  • NASA testing vintage engine from Apollo 11 rocket January 26, 2013

    Huntsville: Like vinyl records and skinny ties, good things eventually come back around. At NASA, that means looking to the Apollo program for ideas on how to develop the next generation of rockets for future missions to the moon and beyond. Young engineers who weren't even born when the last Saturn...
  • Srinagar acid attack victim in Delhi for her surgery January 4, 2013

    New Delhi/Srinagar: An acid attack in Srinagar has left a young woman partially blind. The police have arrested two men and registered a case of attempt to murder with regard to the incident, even as the attack has triggered protests in Jammu and Kashmir. The girl has now been brought to...
  • J&K acid attack victim to undergo plastic surgery in Delhi January 3, 2013

    Srinagar: The 30yearold school teacher, who was attacked with acid by a youth in the city, will be flying to the national capital on Friday for plastic surgery at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital. PDP spokesperson and cancer surgeon Sameer Kaul has come forward to fund the medical expenses of the school teacher,...
  • Tamil Nadu: Apollo Tyres to set up power plant December 4, 2012

    Chennai: To meet its electricity requirements in a powerstarved Tamil Nadu, tyre company Apollo Tyres Ltd is planning to set up a 15 MW thermal power plant at its factory near here, the company said on Tuesday. Two units each of 7.5 MW will be set up at the company's...
  • DMRC conducts mock drills at station, hospital October 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Friday conducted security drills at station and a prominent private hospital to check the preparedness of authorities in case of a terror strike. The mock drills reportedly went well, sources said. The first drill was conducted at the Pratap Nagar Metro Station...
  • Odisha doctor stabbing: Accident or murder attempt? September 19, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: In a curious incident, a surgeon in Bhubaneswar's Apollo Hospital sustained injuries in his abdomen near the hospital's operation theatre on Tuesday afternoon amidst allegations that he had been stabbed by a fellow doctor. The incident became even more mysterious after it was revealed that the hospital authorities did not...
  • Bhubaneswar: Doctor stabs colleague inside hospital September 18, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, a doctor at Bhubaneswar's Apollo hospital stabbed his colleague, seriously injuring him. Reports say that Dr Pramod Patra stabbed Dr Nayan Ranjan Nanda with a knife. The reasons for the brutal assault are unknown. The police is investigating the case. The accused doctor has not been arrested...
  • Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea September 7, 2012

    Washington: US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, will be buried at sea, family spokesperson Rick Miller said. Miller said on Thursday that no other details on the timing or the location of the burial were available, reported Xinhua. Neil Armstrong died on August 25 at the age of...
  • First man on moon Neil Armstrong dies at 82 August 26, 2012

    Neil Armstrong was born on his grandparents' farm in Ohio in 1930, when air travel was still in its infancy and space travel was the stuff of science fiction. ...
  • US astronaut Neil Armstrong passes away August 26, 2012

    Neil Armstrong's family said that he died of complications after undergoing a heartbypass surgery earlier this month. ...
  • Neil Armstrong undergoes heart surgery August 9, 2012

    Columbus: Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was recovering on Wednesday from heart surgery, days after his 82nd birthday. It wasn't clear where the surgery occurred or where Armstrong was recuperating. A NASA spokesman who talked to Armstrong's wife, Carol, said only that the former astronaut was...
  • Apollo 11 engines found on sea floor March 30, 2012

    Cape Canaveral: Space enthusiast and entrepreneur Jeff Bezos has found the rocket motors used to send the Apollo 11 astronauts to the moon and plans to mount a recovery expedition soon, the Amazon.com CEO and founder reported on a blog post. The five F1 engines were fired up on July 16,...