Himachal Pradesh tragedy

Twenty four students from an engineering college in Hyderabad are washed away in the Beas river near Mandi in Himachal Pradesh. Six of them are girls. The incident occurred at around 6.30 pm on Sunday when the students, who were on their way to the resort town of Manali for an excursion, were clicking pictures … Read more

UP encephalitis death toll rises to 581

In Uttar Pradesh, the death toll due to encephalitis has mounted to 581 this year as five more children succumbed to the disease during past 24 hours in Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur. Official sources reports that 18 fresh encephalitis patients have been admitted to the government hospitals of eastern UP during … Read more

Bacon’s triptych – most expensive painting sold at an auction

A three panelled painting by the British-based artist, Francis Bacon has become the most expensive work of art ever to be sold at auction. It fetched more than 142 million dollars in New York. Bacon, known for his triptychs, painted Three Studies of Lucian Freud in 1969 at London’s Royal College of Art, after his … Read more

Manna Dey passed away at a private hospital in Bangalore

Legendary playback singer Manna Dey passed away at a private hospital in Bangalore following a prolonged illness. Doctors said, 94-year old singer breathed his last at 3.50 AM today. He was suffering from lung infection. Manna Dey has sung more than 3,500 songs in a number languages including Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi and Assamese. He … Read more

Asaram Bapu – Allegations of sexual assault – 2013

In August 2013, Asaram was accused of sexually assaulting a 16 year old girl at his ashram in Jodhpur on the pretext of exorcising her from evil spirits. Last week, a 16-year-old girl alleged that Asaram Bapu had sexually assaulted her in his Jodhpur ashram. This is the first time the godman has been directly … Read more

Full speech of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh – India

My dear fellow-citizens, Brothers, sisters and dear children, I greet you all on this Independence Day. Today is certainly a day of joy for us. But on this celebration of independence we also feel pain in our hearts that our brothers and sisters in Uttarakhand had to face devastation about two months back. Our deepest … Read more

Midday Meal Scheme – mass poisoning of children in Bihar – 23 died

On 16 July 2013, many school children died and dozens more fell ill after eating a contaminated meal at the Dharmashati Gandaman primary school in the Mashrakh block of Saran district, Bihar, India. Preliminary inquiries suggest that a high level of organic phosphorus content in the meal could have caused the deaths of the children … Read more

Dr. Anil Bhan – cardiovascular surgeon

Dr. Bhan is an outstanding cardiovascular surgeon and a graduate from Medical College Srinagar (Best outgoing graduate-Gold Medalist). He possesses largest experience in Aortic surgery in India. Dr. Bhan has designed and developed more than 50 surgical instruments in the field of cardiac surgery. Dr. Bhan was one of the team members that performed the … Read more

Dr. Vijay Kohli – cardiovascular surgeon

Dr Kohli is an outstanding cardiovascular surgeon, with wide and varied clinical experience and expertise in different aspects of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. During his long career he has worked with renowned cardiac experts. Dr Kohli has worked in the field of heart failure with Professor Randas Batista in Brazil and Professor Hertzer at Berlin … Read more

Health in India – Review 2012

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare implements several national level programmes /schemes to control Communicable and Non-communicable diseases. The National Rural Health Mission is the flagship programme of the Ministry. It focuses on the challenge of strengthening poor public health systems in the country. Department of Health & Family Welfare Since the launch of the … Read more

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