DONATIONS

  • US hotelier Chatwal sentenced to 3 years probation for violating poll laws December 19, 2014

    New York: Rejecting the prosecution's demand for a jail term, a federal judge here has sentenced prominent Indian-American hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal to three years probation and a US dollar 500,000 fine on charges of illegally donating thousands of dollars to political campaigns. 70-year-old Chatwal's lawyers asked the court to weigh...
  • US mulls lifting ban on gay blood donations December 3, 2014

    Washington: A US ban on blood donations by gays could be eased after 31 years, depending on the decision of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee that began two days of meetings. Current US law bars any man who has had sex with a man even once since 1977...
  • Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah signs up for eye donation November 29, 2014

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah has decided to donate his eyes after death. He has signed for eye donation at Karnataka's premier government-run eye hospital Minto Eye Hospital in Bengaluru. Siddaramaiah has taken an eye donation card from the hospital after signing relevant documents. His eye card says...
  • 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...
  • Facebook launches Ebola charity donation button November 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Facebook said users would now have option to donate directly to various Ebola relief charities through a button at the top of their News Feeds. Facebook users can donate to three charities - International Medical Corps, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Save the Children...
  • Facebook, Apple to pay employees for egg freezing, sperm donors October 15, 2014

    New York: Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages - frozen eggs? Silicon Valley's biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job. But beyond day-to-day luxuries, Facebook and Apple will now give up to $20,000 in benefits to help...
  • Electoral Trusts: BJP gets over Rs 41 crore, Congress 36 crore October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP and Congress are the major beneficiaries of political donations in the last fiscal at over Rs 41 crore and more than Rs 36 crore respectively, according to a report of an Electoral Trust registered with the Election Commission (EC). This is the first report of political donations, made...
  • J&K floods: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav appeals for donations October 9, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav appealed to people and voluntary organisations of the state for maximum financial assistance to the recent flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir. There was a need to provide maximum financial assistance for reconstruction of the state and rehabilitation of its people, an official...
  • UK-based NRI donates 250,000 pounds to University October 7, 2014

    London: A UK-based NRI has donated 250,000 pounds to the London South Bank University in support of its graduate entrepreneurship programme. The donation by Rami Ranger, Chairman and founder of Sun Mark Ltd and Sea, Air and Land Forwarding Ltd will be used to set up a fund for Enterprise Excellence...
  • Shirdi Saibaba temple gets over Rs 4.10 crore donation in 3 days October 5, 2014

    Shirdi: Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust has received donations worth over Rs 4.10 crore, including cash and jewellery in the last three days, officer bearers of the Trust said. "As many as 1.70 lakh devotees from different parts of the country visited the shrine to take 'darshan' of Saibaba in the...
  • Australian Radio station prank leads to nurse's death, donates USD 550,000 to her family September 13, 2014

    Melbourne: An Australian radio station, which aired a prank on an Indiaborn nurse who later took her life after the broadcast of the prank, has donated USD 550,000 to her family to help them rebuild their lives. Southern Cross Austereo said it was donating the money to a trust fund...
  • Hong Kong born alumnus gives Harvard $350 million September 8, 2014

    New York: A Hong Kongborn venture capitalist is giving Harvard University $350 million for its School of Public Health, the largest donation in the university's history, the Harvard Crimson reported on Monday. The university newspaper said the gift was from a foundation supported by Gerald Chan, an alumnus of the School...
  • Hundreds of Bangaloreans take part in the Blind Walk September 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Nearly 600 Bangaloreans took to streets on Sunday to participate in a special programme to raise awareness about the challenges faced by visually challenged people and encouraged the blessed to pledge their eyes. A Blind Walk, where the visually challenged people led the blindfolded participants giving them an insight...
  • 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...
  • AIIMS sees increase in eye donors September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The eye bank of AIIMS has seen a rise in the number of donors in the last couple of years, an official said on Tuesday. "In the last couple of years, the eye bank of AIIMS has seen an increase in the number of eye donors. From a very...
  • Rice Bucket Challenge a hit at Ganesha pandals August 31, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Rice Bucket Challengem started by a Hyderabad journalist seems to be taking the world by storm. In 5 days, its official Facebook page has got more than 50,000 likes. Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi with a difference, people in Hyderabad are taking this challenge to help the needy. After making its...
  • India's rice bucket challenge goes viral on social media August 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Ice Bucket Challenge may be making waves the world over, but the Rice Bucket Challenge is what is raging in India. In a bid to help the poor, Hyderabadbased Manju Kalanidhi has sparked off the latest trend a Facebook initiative, called an Indian version for Indian needs that...
  • Blood donation can help keep your heart healthy July 4, 2014

    London: Shift workers, take note! Donating blood could be an easy way to reduce your risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. Austrian researchers have found that jet lag has severe effects on red blood cells, possibly explaining the high incidence of heart disease seen in shift workers. However, these effects...
  • AIIMS report on Arian, suffering from Hunter Syndrome, to be submitted to Health Minister today June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The special panel of experts of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on 12yearold Arian who is suffering from Hunter Syndrome is likely to be submitted to the Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan Singh on Monday. The 12yearold's plight was highlighted by CNNIBN and Change.org earlier this month...
  • Health Minister refers Hunter Syndrome patient Arian's case to AIIMS, assures all help June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In a step which could help save the life of 12yearold Arian, suffering from the deadly Hunter Syndrome, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan met the child's parents in New Delhi on Friday. The Health Minister has referred Arian's case to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi....
  • Father of Arian, who is suffering from Hunter Syndrome, to meet Dr Harshvardhan June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The CNNIBNchange.org campaign to save 12yearold Arian has had an impact. And in not just the donations that have come toward this cause, but also now the Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan will be meeting Arian's family. Arian is fighting a rare genetic disorder called hunters syndrome and...
  • Visakhapatnam: Kidney racket busted, hospital director arrested June 18, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: A kidney racket has been busted in Visakhapatnam and the Director of a hospital has been arrested in connection with the case. The Odisha Police arrested Seven Hills Hospitals director Dr N Prabhakar Babu after his hospital allegedly carried out a kidney transplant without following rules. However, the police...
  • 'Game of Thrones' creator George RR Martin promises 'grisly death' to top donors June 10, 2014

    Washington: George R.R. Martin, author of the books that were made into the cult TV saga 'Game of Thrones', has promised a "grisly death" to two donors who give $20,000 to a wolf sanctuary. In a video and statement on the crowdfunding site Prizeo.com, the author calls for donations to the...
  • Tata Steel donates Rs 10 lakh to Subarnarekha Burning Ghat May 22, 2014

    Tata Steel on Thursday donated a sum of Rs 10 lakh to Subarnarekha Burning Ghat, a nonprofit organization providing funeral facility for the residents of the steel city. Aimed at upgradation of the existing antipollution units, the private steel major already donated Rs 49 lakh towards installation of third Electric Furnace...
  • Veena Malik offers her kidney to prominent social worker May 14, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's controversial actor Veena Malik on Wednesday offered to donate her kidney to the ailing prominent social worker and philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi. Malik, 30, made the offer during her visit to Edhi's residence with her husband Asad Khattack. Edhi, who has won numerous accolades and recognition for his work...
  • AAP received donations from 116 countries, including Rs 10 from Kyrgyzstan, Rs 201 from Monaco April 28, 2014

    The donation drive by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) touched a milestone as total collections crossed the Rs 30 crore mark. The donation drive was started on December 12, 2013. We decided to do a quick visualisation of the 116 countries from where AAP has received donations. (see map) A significant chunk of...
  • 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...