Organs

  • India contributed money to fight Ebola 6 days ago

    New Delhi: India on Friday contributed a total of $500,000 in financial assistance to augment the World Health Organization (WHO) efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola virus. "India contributes $500,000 financial assistance to augment WHO efforts to prevent spread of Ebola virus disease," Syed Akbaruddin, ministry of external affairs spokesperson,...
  • 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 40-year-old 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 brain-dead 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...
  • Ebola survivor shunned by boyfriend, even school August 13, 2014

    Guinea: The medical school professors no longer want Kadiatou Fanta in the classroom. Her boyfriend has broken up with her. Each day the 26-year-old eats alone and sleeps alone. Even her own family members are afraid to touch her months after she survived Ebola. Long gone are the days when she...
  • India ready to re-engage with WTO members in September August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: With its stand on food security leading to a stalemate at the WTO talks in Geneva, India on Friday said it is committed to the global trade deal without compromising on its interest, and will re-engage with members when talks resume a month from now. "WTO will open...
  • MH17 crash: US pilots previously told not to fly over Ukraine July 18, 2014

    Washington: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had warned US pilots earlier this year not to fly over portions of Ukraine in the Crimea region, according to notices posted on the agency's website. The notices were posted on April 23. The UN's International Civil Aviation Organization and the aviation authorities in most...
  • Golden Globe producers, organizers settle lawsuit July 15, 2014

    Los Angeles: The organization that puts on the Golden Globe Awards and the company that produces the telecast have resolved their long-standing court battle over rights to the show. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and dick clark productions announced Monday that the 2010 lawsuit has been settled. The terms were not...
  • Former JD(U) MLA Ramparves Rai dies of multiple organ failure July 8, 2014

    Former JD(U) MLA Ramparvesh Rai died of multiple organ failure on Monday night and was cremated on Tuesday in his native Saran district, family sources said. Rai, 50, died at a private hospital in Gurgaon on Monday night following multiple organ failure. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar...
  • Bihar to gift organic litchis to Narendra Modi, Pranab Mukherjee June 14, 2014

    Murlidhar Sharma and Bhola Nath Jha, litchi farmers from Bihar, are happy like never before. Their luscious "organic litchis" will be gifted to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, officials said in Patna on Monday. Sharma and Jha, of Muzaffarpur district, are the owners of an organic orchard of...
  • A 3D mirror that shows what lies under your skin April 20, 2014

    London: Researchers have developed a "digital mirror" that recreates what your body might look like on the inside. For the mirror to work, an individual undergoes a PET scan, X-ray and MRI scan to capture high-resolution images of their bones and organs. Then when the person steps in front of...
  • Proud moment: Saudi agriculturists to take lessons from Jhunjhunu farmers April 9, 2014

    A delegation of agriculturists arrived in Jhunjhunu on Wednesday from Saudi Arabia to study practise of organic farming adopted by local farmers in Jhunjhunu. The nine-member delegation will study organic farming in villages of Jhunjhunu district for a few days. The visit is coordinated by Morarka foundation, an organisation which promotes organic farming. ...
  • 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...
  • CJ Show: Making organic colours for Holi March 17, 2014

    CJ Madumipta Puri runs a workshop called 'Trash to cash' a unique opportunity for differently-abled people to make a living by producing organic colours from waste flowers picked up from temples and other places. ...
  • CM for quick release of Rs 300 crore from Centre for road repair January 30, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has sought immediate release of Rs 300 crore from the Centre to the Border Roads Organization (BRO) for repairing the vast network of damaged roads in calamity-hit Uttarakhand. Bahuguna met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi on Tuesday and said that there was widespread resentment over...
  • 22 farmers from Afghanistan reach Patna to learn farming techniques January 16, 2014

    A team of farmers from Afghanistan are in Bihar to study and learn farming techniques, a minister said on Thursday. "The team of 22 Afghanistan farmers, including women, are in Bihar's agriculture field to study and learn techniques for cultivation of mango, litchi and other cash crops," Bihar Agriculture Minister Narendra...
  • Website to be launched on Jan 26 to promote organ donation January 9, 2014

    A website in English and Hindi would be launched from January 26 in Indore to promote organ transplantation and its donation after death.  The bilingual website would make available a detailed database regarding organ transplant and its donation after the death of a person, official sources said on Thursday. Information about all...
  • WTO reaches its first ever trade deal at Bali meeting December 7, 2013

    Bali: The World Trade Organization reached its first ever trade reform deal on Saturday to the roar of approval from nearly 160 ministers who had gathered on the Indonesian island of Bali to decide on the make-or-break agreement that could add $1 trillion to the global economy. The approval came after...
  • Kerala: Parents donate organs of brain dead son October 13, 2013

    In a noble gesture, parents of a 19-year-old youth, who was declared brain dead after a road mishap two days ago, have donated their son's organs to five persons. Prajeesh, a second-year college student, met with the tragedy when a car collided with the bike he was travelling at Chandavila on...
  • Full text of the announcement of Nobel Peace Prize 2013 October 11, 2013

    Oslo: The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday announced the Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 which has been awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons. Here is the full text of the announcement of Nobel Peace Prize 2013:...
  • Haryana CM to reward village boy selected for NASA astronaut programme September 14, 2013

    A teenaged village boy, selected by US' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for its astronaut training programme, will be rewarded by the Haryana government, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Friday. The Haryana government will honour Ashish Kumar with its Pratibha Samman, said Hooda, adding he will also get...
  • A 3D printer that can create organs at the touch of a button September 7, 2013

    London: Scientists have created a 3D printing device that could soon be used to make tailor-made transplant organs at the click of a button. The breakthrough by British experts involves a special print head nozzle that can dispense a wide range of different materials highly accurately. The nozzle, called the Vista 3D,...
  • To live and die with dignity, we need Morphine at Hospitals September 4, 2013

    A million people with cancer and many millions more with other incurable diseases are in agonizing pain in India due to the lack of availability of morphine and other Opioid medicines (An Opioid is any psychoactive chemical that resembles morphine in its pharmacological effects). The World Health Organization (WHO) states...
  • Iran has 18,000 uranium centrifuges, says outgoing nuclear chief August 18, 2013

    Iran has installed 18,000 uranium-enrichment centrifuges, the country's outgoing nuclear chief was quoted as saying by Iranian media on Saturday. The US and its Western allies are pressing Iran to curb its uranium enrichment programme, which they suspect is aimed at developing a nuclear weapons capability, but Iran refuses and insists...
  • Aamir Khan keen on donating organs, says Kiran Rao August 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Kiran Rao, who has taken a pledge to donate her organs, reveals that her actor-filmmaker husband Aamir Khan is also keen to follow in her footsteps. "Aamir is definitely keen to donate his organs as well," Kiran told reporters at an organ donation camp Tuesday. She was present on...
  • India Positive: Stories of good work and pride August 10, 2013

    At a time when more than 3,000 patients die every year for want of organ donors, a family in Delhi has saved 35 lives by pledging its son's organs. The Junejas who lost their only son Anmol in an accident, have saved 35 lives so far by harvesting their son's...
  • Delhi: Parents pledge brain-dead son's organs, save 35 lives August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: At a time when more than 3,000 patients die every year for want of organ donors, a family in Delhi has saved 35 lives by pledging its son's organs. The Junejas who lost their only son Anmol in an accident, have saved 35 lives so far by harvesting...
  • Australia named 'happiest' developed nation again May 28, 2013

    London: Australia has been ranked as the world's happiest nation among developed economies for third year in a row, with a whopping 84 per cent of the country's population saying they are satisfied with their lives. The overall strength of its economy won Australia the top position in the Better...
  • US, Latin America must strengthen economies: Obama May 4, 2013

    San Jose: President Barack Obama came to Latin America eager to move the region's relationship with the US beyond fighting drugs and organized crime, yet the pervasive problems still trailed him throughout his three-day trip to Mexico and Costa Rica. In the Costa Rican capital on Friday, Obama defended his administration's...