CoVID-19 brings down Bihar’s Buddhist circuit

CoVID-19 brings down Bihar’s Buddhist circuit

The ongoing corona virus scare and the new measures of closing schools, parks, and banning gatherings will only deepen Bodh Gaya’s economic problems. The Buddhist tourist circuit in Bihar is the latest victim of the deadly novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to the magazine Down to Earth. The Air India international weekly flight from Yangon […]

‘Don’t leave us out’ : People with HIV to Prime Minister

‘Don’t leave us out’ : People with HIV to Prime Minister

Some 500 people living with HIV/AIDS , supported by the Chairman of the Global Alliance of Human rights, have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to include them in the Centre’s flagship health protection scheme — Ayushman Bharat.  As of now, people living with HIV (PLHA) still face rejection and denial of health services from […]

Europe in turmoil, US Alarmed, Covid 19 spreads

Europe in turmoil, US Alarmed, Covid 19 spreads

The Italian government’s shock decision to quarantine a quarter of its population with a bevy of drastic new restrictions to slow coronavirus contagion threw the country’s north into chaos Sunday (March 8). Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a decree early Sunday morning, while most of the nation slept, enacting quarantine measures that will affect […]

108 placed under ‘Coronavirus House Arrest’ in Bihar

108 placed under ‘Coronavirus House Arrest’ in Bihar

PATNA:  While local news channels are occupied with political news, Bihar  braces itself for the corona virus challenge .’Transit points’ in  districts near the Nepal border are being monitored. As many as 108 passengers, who returned from coronavirus-affected countries after January 15 have been placed under home quarantine till date, says an official press release. […]

175 crore Biharis chew tobacco, despite bans: minister

175 crore Biharis chew tobacco, despite bans: minister

Bihar Health minister Mangal Pandey stated that 1,75 crore people from Bihar use  chew some form of  tobacco, despite the Bihar government’s steps to discourage the practice. Speaking at a national consultation on ‘Effective Implementation of Measures for Control of Smokeless Tobacco Use in India’ jointly organised by the health department and the National Institute […]

‘Corona hasn’t affected China-India friendship’

‘Corona hasn’t affected China-India friendship’

The Chinese Ambassador, Sun Weidong, has recently praised India’s ‘kindness’ towards China in these troubled times.  As social media circulates fake and half-true images of China and the coronavirus outbreak, both China and the UN agencies are understandably tense.  China reiterated rumours about COVID-19 or cornavirus were terrible and had the potential to stigmatise Chinese […]

किल्लर गैस ले रही झारखंड में ग्रामीणों की जिंदगी

किल्लर गैस ले रही झारखंड में ग्रामीणों की जिंदगी

14 दिसंबर : धनबाद (झारखंड) जैसे कोयले की खदानवाले क्षेत्र के आसपास के इलाकों में खतरनाक गैसें और धुआं, पृथ्वी की दरार से उफान लगा रहे है। इन इलाको मे रहने वालों का कहना है कि यह जीवन गैस कक्ष में रहने के समान है। स्थानीय लोगों को लगातार खांसी, सिरदर्द और स्वास्थ्य की स्थिति […]

केंद्र सरकार है कर्जदार : ‘केशलेस’ स्वास्थ्य योजना हुआ ठप्प !

केंद्र सरकार है कर्जदार  : ‘केशलेस’ स्वास्थ्य योजना हुआ ठप्प !

जब तक सरकार 125 करोड़ रुपये तक के लंबित बिलों को मंजूरी नहीं देती निजी अस्पतालों ने अगले महीने से केंद्र सरकार की स्वास्थ्य योजना (सीजीएचएस) के लाभार्थियों का कैशलेस सुविधा वापस लेने की बात की है। इस योजना के तहत दी जाने वाली विभिन्न प्रक्रियाओं के लिए दरों में संशोधन की भी मांग की […]

Progress towards 2030 zero hunger: under threat

Progress towards 2030 zero hunger: under threat

India ranked lowest among South Asian country in Global Hunger Index  India has been ranked at the 103rd position among 119 countries on the GHI (Global Hunger Index), says a report. According to the report, prepared by Welthungerhilfe (not for – profit group) and Concern Worldwide (works towards improving lives of poor people), India is among […]

Riding a Hearse to Hospital?

Riding a Hearse to Hospital?

Guwahati, Assam: It’s unethical, unhealthy and bizzare. In Assam’s capital (and other places in Assam as well), private hearse (or dead body carrying vans), double up as ‘ambulances’. It’s illegal, but nobody’s bothered… There is a complete ambiguity as to which department is actually mandated to rein in such illegal activities. So one  government department […]

Mother’s milk beats Baby Formula Any day!

Mother’s milk beats Baby Formula Any day!

Let’s celebrate the week of motherhood, WABA world breastfeeding week from 1st August to 7th August.  Mother’s milk is the most important nutrition for a newborn child. World Health Organisation (that’s WHO) says, feeding breast milk of the mother within the first hour of birth and sustained for six months can increases the immunization and […]

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