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  • Assam government steps up measures to combat encephalitis 4 days ago

    Guwahati: Assam health department has stepped up measures to combat the outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) which has so far claimed 252 lives in the state. A spokesman of the health department said on Saturday the number of encephalitis deaths remained static at 252 - 69...
  • Over 200 people succumb to encephalitis across India July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: More than 200 people succumbed to encephalitis in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh and seven districts of West Bengal. In West Bengal alone, 102 people have died due to encephalitis. A total of 344 people have been affected by the viral disease in the state since January 2014. Jalpaiguri district is...
  • West Bengal: Encephalitis toll climbs to 52 July 21, 2014

    Siliguri: With the death of three patients in North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, the encephalitis toll in West Bengal rose to 52 on Monday. The three patients died in a span of nine hours from 12.30 AM to 9 AM this morning, hospital Superintendent Amarendra Nath Sarkar said. Of the...
  • Assam: CM Gogoi urges NRHM to prevent spread of Japanese Encephalitis July 10, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday urged the National Rural Health Mission to take measures to prevent spread of Japanese Encephalitis An official release said that Gogoi asked the NRHM Managing Director (In-Charge of Assam) Gautam Ganguly for a vaccination drive to check the disease across various districts...
  • Government introduces 4 new vaccines in the Universal Immunisation Programme July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: There has been a big boost to the public healthcare sector with India deciding to introduce four new vaccines as part of the Universal Immunisation Programme. Three new vaccines will be introduced for children. These include the indigenously developed Rotavirus vaccine and those to combat Rubella and Polio....
  • Modi writes to Japanese PM on postponement of visit June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe about the postponement of his proposed visit there next month in view of the Budget session of the Parliament. Modi was expected to visit Japan next month but it has been deferred till after the Budget session...
  • Japan adds 'Mountain Day' to its list of public holidays May 23, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan on Friday established Mountain Day as its new public holiday, taking the annual total to 16 as the government looks for ways to keep a famously hard-working people out of the office. Legislation to create the new holiday on August 11 was enacted after passing through the upper house...
  • A smart fan that tracks movements, rotates as you move May 21, 2014

    London: This Japanese fan follows you around the room and turns itself off when you leave. The 'Human-sensing Oscillating Fan' detects when a person is in range, to begin blowing them with air. Equipped with an built-in infrared sensor, the $176 (Rs 10,000) fan ensures it blows air only towards people...
  • Rufous Hummingbird, veiled chameleon, dung beetle, Japanese macaque, moon jellyfish, puffer fish in 6-in-1 Earth Day Google doodle April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: To commemorate Earth Day 2014 Google has posted a 6-in-1 animated doodle on its home page with six representatives from the animal kingdom - Rufous Hummingbird, veiled chameleon, dung beetle, Japanese macaque, moon jellyfish and puffer fish. Google has been celebrating Earth Day through its popular doodles for the...
  • Comic superhero Ultraman slain by Malaysian censors March 10, 2014

    Malaysia has banned a comic book starring the Japanese superhero Ultraman because it could disturb "public order", sparking a torrent of online ridicule from those who saw it as the latest sign of excessive censorship in the Muslim-majority country. The book, 'Ultraman The Ultra Power', was banned from February 18 with...
  • Hiroo Onada, Japan's last World War II straggler dies at 91 January 18, 2014

    Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding in a jungle in the Philippines and surrender, 29 years after the end of World War II, has died. He was 91. Onoda died on Thursday at a Tokyo hospital after a brief stay there. Chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga...
  • Japanese restaurant chain Benihana sets shop in India January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Knife-spinning chefs of globally famed Benihana chain of restaurants have now set shop in the city providing a taste of authentic Teppanyaki, Japanese style of cooking. Teppanyaki originated 50 years ago and involves use of an iron griddle to cook food. Benihana, which means red flower in Japanese,...
  • Talented Gutierrez finally makes his point in Japanese GP October 14, 2013

    Suzuka: Mexican Esteban Gutierrez was a talent waiting to explode and Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix vindicated Sauber's faith in him with his first points in Formula One, according to team principal Monisha Kaltenborn. The first rookie to appear on the scoresheets this season, at the 15th attempt, Gutierrez made his breakthrough...
  • Sergio Perez has issues, says Nico Rosberg October 13, 2013

    Suzuka: Nico Rosberg criticised Sergio Perez's driving after a clash with McLaren's Mexican driver on the track at Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix following a near-miss in the pitlane. The German, in the Mercedes, was angered by Perez's defensive tactics when he tried to overtake the Mexican for eighth place. The two...
  • Romain Grosjean no longer Suzuka's 'first lap nutcase' October 13, 2013

    Suzuka: No longer the 'first lap nutcase' of 2012, Romain Grosjean was dreaming of his first Formula One victory at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday before Red Bull provided an unwelcome wake-up call. The Frenchman made a storming start for Lotus from fourth on the grid to seize the lead...
  • Force India return pointless at Japanese Grand Prix October 13, 2013

    Suzuka: Sahara Force India returned pointless for the second consecutive time as Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil on Sunday finished a disappointing 11th and 14th, respectively at the Japanese Grand Prix Formula One race. Di Resta, who started 12th at the grid, didn't have best of the start but drove...
  • Points record gives Fernando Alonso something to celebrate October 13, 2013

    Suzuka: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso took more comfort in knocking Michael Schumacher off his perch as Formula One's all-time top points scorer on Sunday than in keeping the championship mathematically open for two more weeks. The Spaniard's fourth place in the Japanese Grand Prix meant Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, winner for the...
  • Red Bull's Vettel wins Japanese GP, title has to wait October 13, 2013

    Suzuka Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday but will have to wait to seal a fourth-straight Formula One title as nearest rival Fernando Alonso finished fourth. Vettel surged into the lead on the 41st lap and led a Red Bull one-two ahead of teammate Mark...
  • Fernando Alonso says his focus is Mercedes, not Sebastian Vettel October 12, 2013

    Suzuka: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is sure to win this year's Formula One title and Ferrari's focus is now on finishing ahead of Mercedes in the constructors' championship, Fernando Alonso said on Saturday. Vettel enjoys a 77 point lead over the Spaniard and can secure his fourth successive championship if...
  • Di Resta secures P12 in Suzuka qualifying, Sutil 17 October 12, 2013

    Suzuka: Sahara Force India had mixed results in the qualifying for Japanese Grand Prix as Paul Di Resta qualified in 12th place while Adrian Sutil secured P17 but was pushed back to 20th on the grid following a grid-penalty. Sutil was handed a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled change in...
  • Webber takes pole for Japanese GP, Vettel second October 13, 2013

    Suzuka: Red Bull driver Mark Webber claimed pole position on Saturday for the Japanese Grand Prix, outqualifying his teammate and runaway Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel for the first time this season. Webber clocked a time of 1 minute, 30.915 seconds at the Suzuka circuit, edging Vettel, who was just...
  • Webber fastest in final practice for Japanese GP October 12, 2013

    Suzuka: Red Bull driver Mark Webber set the fastest time in final practice for the Japanese Grand Prix while team-mate and runaway championship leader Sebastian Vettel sat out the last 20 minutes with a KERS power-boost problem and was ninth ahead of qualifying later Saturday. Webber's lap of 1 minute and...
  • Vettel slowed by KERS battery problem October 12, 2013

    Suzuka: Red Bull's Mark Webber was fastest in Saturday's final practice for the Japanese Grand Prix after world champion team-mate Sebastian Vettel was sidelined by a KERS battery problem. Vettel, who can secure his fourth successive Formula One title in Sunday's race if he wins and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso fails to...
  • Williams fined 60,000 euros for loose wheel October 11, 2013

    Suzuka: Williams were fined 60,000 euros on Friday after a wheel came off Pastor Maldonado's car during Japanese Grand Prix practice. Formula One stewards said in a statement that the incident, in which the rear left wheel bounced across the track, was regarded as a serious safety issue. "Examination of the...
  • Sebastian Vettel fastest in second practice at Japanese GP October 11, 2013

    Suzuka: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel had the fastest time in Friday's practice for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix, indicating the German is in a good position to clinch his fourth straight championship in Sunday's race. Vettel's time of 1 minute and 33.852 seconds around the Suzuka circuit was 0.168...
  • Vettel says dominance of F1 not turning off fans October 11, 2013

    Suzuka: On the verge of claiming his fourth straight Formula One title, Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel doesn't think his overwhelming dominance has made the sport less interesting for fans. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was quoted after Sunday's Korean Grand Prix as suggesting that Vettel's dominance risks putting fans to sleep,...
  • Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in Japanese GP first practice October 11, 2013

    Suzuka: Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two at the top of the timesheets on Friday in practice for what could be a title-deciding Japanese Grand Prix. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, who will secure his fourth successive Formula One championship if he wins on Sunday and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso fails to finish...
  • Vettel aiming to clinch title at Japanese GP October 9, 2013

    Tokyo: The calculations are simple for Sebastien Vettel as he chases victory in the Japanese Grand Prix to secure a fourth straight Formula One championship. If Vettel wins at Suzuka on Sunday, and his nearest rival Fernando Alonso finishes worse than eighth, the German driver will join his compatriot Michael Schumacher...
  • Lakhs of BJP supporters gather in Delhi for Narendra Modi rally September 29, 2013

    New Delhi: After a mega rally in Bhopal, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing a rally in the national capital on Sunday. To ensure Modi mega rally is a success, the Bharatiya Janata Party is leaving no stones unturned. Lakhs of BJP workers are expected to attend the rally....
  • Delhi: Additional metro trains to run on Sunday for Narendra Modi's rally September 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro has made special arrangements for BJP leader Narendra Modi's rally in New Delhi on Sunday, as an estimated 50,000 people would be using the facility to reach the venue, officials said. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) would be pressing into service extra trains and feeder...