MORTALITY

  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 17, 2014

    Bullet News is CNNIBN's nonstop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle September 17, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Xi Jinping, Modi sign twin city pact for Ahmedabad, Guangzhou September 17, 2014

    It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 64th birthday and also the first day of the Chinese President Xi Jinping's 3day visit to India. India and China also signed two key pacts on Wednesday: to set up an industrial park in Ahmedabad and for cultural exchanges between Ahmedabad and the Guangzhou...
  • Government to launch its most ambitious scheme to reduce infant mortality rate tomorrow September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry will launch its most ambitious plan to reduce child mortality rate in India on Thursday. According to sources, the government plans to reduce the mortality rate from 29/1000 to single digits. Under the plan, the government plans to provide Vitamin K injection to all new borns...
  • India's infant mortality rate dips July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: India has seen a dip in its infant mortality and fertility rates, official figures released on Thursday showed. The infant mortality rate in India has declined from 47 per 100,000 live births in 2010 to 42 in 2012, according to the National Health Profile, 2013. The National Health Profile,...
  • West Bengal crib deaths: Five more infants die at Malda hospital July 13, 2014

    Malda: In a worsening situation at the Malda Medical College & Hospital, five more infant deaths have been reported on Sunday. This comes less than a day after as many as seven newborne died at the hospital in 24 hours time. Crib deaths is a serious issue haunting the West...
  • Take efforts to bring down mortality rate: Abdul Kalam July 12, 2014

    Coimbatore: Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Saturday urged the medical fraternity to take efforts to bring down the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), which was comparatively high in India. "High MMR which is preventable represents violation of women's rights," Kalam, said during an interactive session held at Womens Centre. ...
  • Rapidly growing population a big challenge, says Rajasthan Health Minister July 12, 2014

    Rapidly growing population is a big challenge before the country, Rajasthan Health Minister Rajendra Rathore said at a function marking the World Population Day on Friday. Addressing the statelevel function here, Rathore said limited resources and rising population have disturbed the balance of the nature and should be controlled with awareness. The...
  • Jharkhand records lowest infant mortality rate: UNICEF March 12, 2014

    Jharkhand has recorded the lowest infant mortality rate in 2012-13, the UNICEF said in a statement in Ranchi on Wednesday. "Jharkhand has the lowest infant mortality rate (IMR), as per the recently released Annual Health Survey 2012-13. The IMR (death rate of children below 1 year) declined from 41 per 1,000...
  • 'The Mortal Instruments' review: It's overdramatic and lacks novelty August 31, 2013

    Cast: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand Director: Harald Zwart Rating: 2.5 out of 5 'The Mortal Instruments - City Of Bones' is an overdramatic take on the age-old battle between good and evil forces. It is a youth adventure fiction film based on Cassandra Clare's...
  • The Mortal Instruments: Lily Collins' trip to an unexplored world August 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian viewers will have a chance of witnessing some spine chilling performances this Friday in supernatural flick 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'. Directed by Harald Zwart, the film features Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell, Robert Sheehan and Kevin Zegers in pivotal roles. Harald Zwart explained the theme of...
  • Indian healthcare industry to be worth $280 billion by 2020 June 30, 2013

    The Indian healthcare industry is worth $79 billion and is expected to be at $280 billion by 2020. On one hand, the industry has got some wellequipped hospitals and on the other hand, 50 per cent of the population does not have access to it. India has the highest infant...
  • Uttarakhand: 3 IAF aircraft carry mortal remains of ITBP, NDRF personnel June 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Three Indian Air Force aircraft on Friday carried the mortal remains of 15 ITBP and NDRF personnel to their hometowns. IAF will fly C130J to carry the mortal remains of Wing Commander Darryl Castelino to Mumbai and Flight Lieutenant K Praveen to Madurai. Aircraft AN32 to carry mortal...
  • MSD India to invest $ 10 mn to reduce maternal mortality May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Drug firm MSD India on Tuesday said it will invest USD 10 million over next three years in the country as part of its global initiative to help reduce maternal mortality. As part of the initiative 'MSD for Mothers', the drug firm would partner three nongovernmental organisations...
  • More than 3 lakh newborn babies die in India every year May 7, 2013

    New Delhi: More than 4,00,000 babies across South Asia die right after their birth, reveals a new study. The report also indicates that chronic malnourishment which leads to mental or physical impairment is particularly severe in the region. The report's birth day risk index shows that of the one million...
  • Rajasthan: 16 infant deaths in 3 months in Chittorgarh November 20, 2012

    Chittorgarh: Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh had drawn attention to crumbling health infrastructure in the states, saying even Kenya has a lower infant mortality rate than India. CNNIBN travelled to Rajasthan's Chittorgarh to find out the situation there. Prem and Madan Dangi were filled with joy upon the birth of their...
  • Only 6 Indian states likely to achieve MDG: Report November 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Only six states in the country, including Maharashtra and Kerala, are likely to achieve the Millenium Development Goal (MDG) on reducing child mortality by 2015, a report said on Wednesday. Except Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal, other parts of the country are unlikely to...
  • J&K: Child specialist overhauls hospital's image November 12, 2012

    Srinagar: The GB Pant hospital in Jammu and Kashmir was in the news for all the wrong reasons till a few months back. It saw the deaths of 500 infants in a matter of four to five months. But all that is history now, thanks to Dr Shafqat Ahmad Tak,...
  • Nitara: What does Akshay's daughter's name mean? October 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Actors Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna's little bundle of joy has arrived home and from what we hear she has already been christened. Akshay and Twinkle have decided to call her Nitara Khanna Bhatiya, according to media reports. We did a double take when we heard that one. Now,...
  • India has highest child mortality rate in the world September 13, 2012

    New Delhi: With almost 19,000 children under five years of age dying every day across the world, India tops the list of countries with the highest number of 15.55 lakh such deaths in 2011, according to a UN agency. The 'Child Mortality Estimates Report 2012' released by Unicef in New York...
  • Rajasthan: Over 1 lakh kids die before turning one August 10, 2012

    Jaipur: About 1.27 lakh infants in Rajasthan are not able to celebrate their first birthday, while 1.05 lakh children die before attaining the age of five years, a state minister on Thursday said. However, the situation can be tackled to a significant extent by the simple practice of breastfeeding children, Rajasthan...
  • PM voices concern over quality of medical education June 30, 2012

    Puducherry: Expressing concern over the quality of medical education, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said a "credible regulatory" mechanism should be put in place and a "serious look" given at the curriculum. "There is a perception of deteriorating quality. We cannot allow this situation to continue. We must put in...
  • Infant mortality in Bengal has come down: Mamata April 21, 2012

    Kolkata: Amid regular reports of crib deaths in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed there has been a fall in the number of infant deaths in the state. "The reported infant deaths in the state in 2010 was 30,793 which came down drastically to just 18,671 in 2011....
  • Infant mortality in Bengal has come down: Mamata April 20, 2012

    Kolkata: Amid regular reports of crib deaths in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed there has been a fall in the number of infant deaths in the state. "The reported infant deaths in the state in 2010 was 30,793 which came down drastically to just 18,671 in 2011....
  • India, China deadliest countries for girls February 1, 2012

    Just when in many of the less developed regions, girls' past disadvantage in mortality at ages between one and four appears to be easing, India and China have stepped in to spoil the party. A report has been published by the Population Division of Department of Economic and Social Affairs,...
  • Infant Mortality Rate declines in HP: Govt December 31, 2011

    Shimla: Infant mortality rate has declined from 45 to 40 per thousand in Himachal as per the report of the Sample Registration Survey (RS) conducted by the Health Ministry, state Health Minister Rajiv Bindal said on Saturday. The Infant Mortality rate (IMR) was stagnating at 45 for some years but the...
  • Tom Cruise to star in 'We Mortals Are' October 9, 2011

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Tom Cruise is reportedly all set to play the lead in a bigbudget scifi war project, 'We Mortals Are'. The film which was previously known as 'All You Need Is Kill' is being produced by Warner Brothers and prior to Cruise the role was offered to...
  • Over 9 lakh newborns die annually in India: Study August 31, 2011

    New Delhi: Despite a significant increase in women and child healthcare in India, more than nine lakh children in the country still die every year before becoming onemonthold, says a new global report. The study, conducted by experts at the World Health Organisation, Save the Children and the London School of...
  • Erythromycin reduced child mortality rate by half: study August 10, 2011

    Studies show that an antibiotic meant for an eye infection seems to be reducing the child mortality rates by half in Africa. ...
  • World population to hit 7 billion by Octoberend July 20, 2011

    London: The world's population will hit seven billion by the end of October with five babies being born every second, experts have predicted. A little over a decade ago, the world's population stood at six billion. But, with five babies being born every second, 78 million people are added to...