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Apex court raps government over food safety law
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday pulled up the central government for its failure to implement a food safety law that makes it mandatory for soft drink majors Pepsi and Coca-Cola to mention the ingredients on their drink bottles.

Friday, August 17, 2007 7:20:07 PM

Army hospitals to handle AIDS more humanely
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The doctors and nursing staff of army hospitals need to handle patients suffering from Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) more sensitively and with a human face, Lt. Gen J. Jayaram, director general of the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) said Thursday.

Thursday, August 16, 2007 2:33:29 PM

Medicine stocks drying up in Manipur after rebel threat
Imphal, Aug 16 (IANS) Hundreds of people living with HIV/AIDS in Manipur are hit by an acute drug shortage after pharmaceutical companies stopped medicine supplies following a huge extortion demand by separatists.

Thursday, August 16, 2007 10:14:43 AM

Kalam launches health scheme in Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Wednesday launched 'Rajiv Arogyasri', a scheme aimed at providing emergency health services, health advice over the phone and medical insurance to the poor.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 6:15:51 PM

Former president's daughter booked for medical negligence
Chandigarh, Aug 14 (IANS) The Chandigarh Police Tuesday booked the daughter of former president Zail Singh in a case of medical negligence for allegedly causing the death of a young woman at her clinic.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 10:54:00 PM

At 60, a hungry India is morally unacceptable: experts
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Nutrition levels have not increased with the general economic growth in the country and 46 percent of Indian children below three years are undernourished, which is 'morally unacceptable', experts said here Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 8:52:44 PM

Village body resolves to stop female foeticide
Jaipur, Aug 14 (IANS) Setting an example, a village panchayat in Rajasthan's Alwar district has decided to take measures to prevent female foeticide.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 6:13:44 PM

Rajasthan invites private groups to run government health centres
Jaipur, Aug 14 (IANS) At a state cabinet meeting in Jodhpur, the Rajasthan government decided to invite private participation in healthcare services and to regularise residential colonies built on land meant for agricultural use, officials said Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 4:40:06 PM

Global experts in India to study rural healthcare
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A team of over 30 health experts from several countries are currently in Kerala to study healthcare facilities among the rural people in the state.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 4:17:59 PM

86 suicides, fratricides in armed forces in 2007
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Indian armed forces witnessed a staggering 86 cases of suicides and fratricides in the first eight months of 2007, with most of these attributed to stress and lack of peer support, parliament was informed Monday.

Monday, August 13, 2007 9:50:50 PM

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