India

Govt. To Carry Out Study On Mobile Phone Hazards Soon

Anbumani_RamadossNew Delhi: The administration is planning to carry out a study to evaluate the harmful impact of excessive use of mobile phones on physical condition. Anbumani Ramadoss, the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister said, “We plan to conduct a long term study to find out the negative effects of mobile and mobile towers on users.”

Mr. Ramadoss was speaking to news persons at a function marked to promote the Indian Council of Medical Research as a department.

Dr. Ramadoss stated that he had demanded the Indian Council of Medical Research, now Department of Health Research to carry out the study.

'Removal of tariffs will boost insurance' : IRDA Chairman

New Delhi, Oct.5 : "The healthcare industry has two concerns: insurance and removal of tariffs. Once tariffs are removed, insurance will get a boost, said C.S. Rao, Chairman, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority.

He was speaking at the Health Insurance Summit organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry ( CII), here today. It has also prompted the general insurer to pay attention to health insurance. Also required are discussions on pre-existing diseases. With senior citizens unhappy with the existing health insurance schemes, Rao added that this is an issue that needs to be addressed.

Manasbal Lake in Kashmir attracts tourists to valley

Manasbal Lake
Manasbal (J-K), Oct 5 : The Manasbal Lake in Jammu and Kashmir is attracting tourists to the valley following promotional efforts by the State Government.

Manasbal, situated 30 km away from Kashmir, is considered one of the best lakes in the state. And now, initiative taken have been up by the administration is to improve the appearance of the Lake and its surrounding areas.

India-US Sign Low-Cost Medical Technology Pact

India_USChennai: For developing low-priced diagnostics and curative medicinal technologies, the Department of Biotechnology has entered into a partnership deal with the National Insyitute of biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, US.

The major focus of the deal will be on mother and child fitness, communicable diseases, trauma and chronic maladies including diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.

The teamwork will comprise organization of seminars and workshops and conferences to share experiences and technical data.

Nasik onion traders go on two-day strike

Nasik, Oct 4 : Onion traders in Nasik went on a two-day strike on Thursday over the government's decision to suspend onion exports for 15 days.

The price of onion is expected to shoot up further in next few days in the wake of a short supply during the strike, as Nasik houses the largest wholesale market of onions in the country.

Traders said any respite was unlikely for the next 15-20 days because of high demand, even as there is no problem in arrival of the stock.

Damage caused to onion crops following heavy rains in major onion producing states like Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka has also affected the capital markets with prices shooting up at an alarming rate, making the consumers to bear the brunt of the price rise.

Antique Lord Buddha idol seized, one arrested

Lucknow, Oct 4 : Lucknow Police have seized an antique idol of Lord Buddha worth 1.2 million dollars in the international market.

Police also arrested Om Prakash Singh, who was carrying the antique idol.

The value of the idol was ascertained after officials got it examined by antique experts.

"We got the idol examined by an antique specialist and experts in the market and found it to be an antique. The idol weighs around 4.75 kilograms and it is valued at approximately Rs 408 million," said Kalyan Singh Jemar, Circle Officer.

Breast Cancer Awareness Program Launched By Three Charitable Orgz’s

breast_cancerThree charitable organizations, comprising Dr Reddy’s Foundation for Health Education, have collaborated to create breast cancer awareness among women besides offering free testing for the same in association with Jarvis Breast Cancer Screening Center, London.

The other two organizations include Hyderabad-based Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation and MKC Trust Roko Cancer Campaign established by Ajinder Pal Singh Chawla, a NRI from London.

SC slams Karunanidhi Govt as virtual shutdown prevails in Tamil Nadu

New Delhi, Oct. 1 : The Supreme Court on Monday came down heavily on the DMK-led Tamil Nadu Government for virtually ignoring its order on a shutdown call given by the ruling alliance over Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project.

Warning the State Government of initiating contempt of court proceedings, a bench headed by acting Chief Justice B N Aggarwal and Justice P Sathasivam said: “If there is no compliance with our order, it is complete breakdown of Constitutional machinery. We will then have to direct the government to impose President's rule.”

ISRO To Build Up Satellite Navigation System

Sias ISROISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair has announced that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is building up an India-specific navigation system in the lines of the Global Positioning System (GPS) with a total investment of around Rs 1,600 crore.

The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), consisting seven satellites, will be complete in 2011-12, he said.

The system developed in an indigenous manner will serve the country’s particular requirements, supplying infrastructure for getting information on location, navigation and timing. The statistics can also be used for a range of other applications including agriculture, civil aviation and fisheries.

Earth Is A Borderless Unit, Says Sunita Williams

williams_sunitaHyderabad: Sunita Williams said that the earth is a borderless unit, and experiencing it could alter people perceptual knowledge. While talking to the pupils and media-persons at the 58th International Astronautical Congress in Hyderabad, She said, “When you are in space, what hits you is the futility of drawing maps and marking boundaries.

4 Dengue Cases Confirmed In AIIMS

AIIMSNew Delhi: Dengue has affected All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) once again with four students of the hospital campus presently going through treatment for suspected dengue.

The hospital authorities have confirmed that two doctors are already undergoing treatment at the hospital for mosquito-borne disease and two more were diagnosed with dengue on Saturday.

Bangalore ODI: Tight security at Chinnaswamy Stadium

Bangalore, Sept. 29 : Tight security arrangements have been made around the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, where first of the seven one-day internationals between India and Australia is being played today.

"We have also ensured that this time we will not have paper badges. We have security and electronic bands which are given to the security staff who are in the stadium apart from the policemen," said B.N.S. Reddy, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bangalore.

We’re Ready To Beat Aussies Once Again, Says M.S. Dhoni

Bangalore: A positive India Captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, on Friday sated that the Twenty20 World Cup victory was the past thing, and the Indian group was now all set to play some tough match against Australians.

Doll making, a new employment avenue in Tripura

Joynagar (Tripura), Sept. 27 : The history of India from ancient times to the present day has been depicted in a collection of dolls put together by Shukla Chakraborty in Tripura.

For Shukla Chakraborty dolls were her best friends during childhood and still remain so at 47 years of age but for a different reason.

Shukla, who was just a housewife till a few years back, is now a famed entrepreneur in cloth dolls in Tripura.

Geelani condemns India-UK military exercise in Ladakh

Srinagar, Sept. 27 : The Chairman of the hardline faction of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Shah Geelani has condemned the high-altitude military exercise by India and Britain in Ladakh.

Geelani said Ladakh is part of disputed Kashmir and the joint military exercise is in contravention of agreements.

CBI arrests former UP Chief Secretary Akhand Pratap Singh

New Delhi, Sept 25 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today arrested Akhand Pratap Singh, who was the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh during the previous Mulayam Singh Yadav regime, for his alleged involvement in the 2005 disproportionate assets case.

Singh, a 1967 batch IAS officer, was arrested from his Vasant Kunj farmhouse, said CBI.

The former UP Chief Secretary allegedly tampered with evidence, influenced witnesses and did not cooperate with the CBI in investigation of the case registered in March 2005.

Dawood's brother surrenders, seeks bail from Mumbai court

Mumbai, Sept.26 : Fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim's brother, Iqbal Kaskar, has surrendered before a special court in Mumbai in connection with a case relating to the illegal construction of Sara-Sahara shopping malls.

Kaskar, who was acquitted in the case where he is alleged to have aided Dawood in constructing the structures, had to surrender after the Bombay High Court last week admitted an appeal against his acquittal.

Following the surrender, Kaskar sought bail and the court is to hear the arguments in the matter.

Women in violence-hit Manipur paint to combat stress

Imphal (Manipur), Sep 26 : Apart from opting ‘Art’ as a career, women in Manipur have taking up painting as a therapeutic way to combat stress and express their feelings.

In the past two years, the number of girl students enrolling in the art college has increased manifold.

"I am glad that the response is encouraging and girls are taking keen interest," said Y. Nabachandra, Principal of the Imphal Art College.

Orange County opens new resort in Karnataka

Bangalore, Sept. 26 : Orange County Resorts & Hotels Ltd. has announced the opening of its new luxury resort on the banks of river Kabini in Karnataka.

Retaining Orange County's values of respect for the purity of nature and culture of the land, this resort, inspired in design by the mud-walled Hadis (Village) of the Kadu Kurubas, is built on the banks of the Kabini River, in the land of the Kadu kuruba tribe of Nagarhole forest in Karnataka.

Ford launches a new model in India

Chennai, Sept. 26 : Premium carmaker Ford launched the Ford Fiesta1.6 Fida in Chennai on Tuesday.

The new edition with a 1.6 litre duratec engine is available in new copper rust and panther black.

The car is priced at 6.6 lakhs.

Scoot Mcormack, Vice President (Marketing), Ford India, put the sales figures for the earlier version at 55,000, and said he expected good demand during the forthcoming festive season.




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