New policy to provide ART irrespective of clinical stage: Nadda (23:58)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Friday announced a new Test and Treat Policy for HIV, under which as soon as a person is found to be positive, they will be provided with ART irrespective of their CD count or clinical stage.

Sauna-like Kolkata welcomes IPL, 'Baahubali 2' (20:36) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) It was virtually a sauna here on Friday with scorching heat and sweat dripping down one's back, courtesy high humidity, with the Met office ruling out any signs of rain which could bring relief.

China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020 (19:20)
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) China plans to conduct several manned space flights between 2019 and 2022, during which a 60-tonne space station will be assembled and built, an official said on Friday.

11 Haryana towns certified free of open defecation (19:18) IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday that 11 towns/cities of Haryana have been declared free of open defecation.

HC seeks government response on plastic egg, vegetables from China (19:14) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday sought a response from Central government on a plea alleging that vegetables and eggs made of plastic were being imported from China and sold in Indian markets.

Three orphaned tiger cubs die (19:10)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Three days after the death of its two siblings, a third orphaned tiger cub has died in Madhya Pradesh's Bandhavgarh National Park, officials said on Friday.

Capping stent prices to affect patients, slab pricing right way: Ramadoss (Lead) (18:54)
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) The central government's move to cap the stent prices may backfire and affect Indian patients and also the medical tourism potential, former Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said on Friday.

Grandmother's smoking linked to autism in grandchildren (18:10)
London, April 28 (IANS) If a girl's maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, the girl is 67 per cent more likely to display certain traits linked to autism, such as poor social communication skills and repetitive behaviours, says a study.

Yoga may reduce symptoms of menstrual disorders (17:44) IANS Photo Service
London, April 28 (IANS) Practicing yoga may enhance mood and reduce pain in women affected by menstrual distress associated with physical and psychological symptoms, says a study.

Kolkata, Howrah air quality 'non-compliant' for more than five months (17:26) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Four year data of air quality in the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah shows that both the cities remain "non-compliant" with respect to particulate pollutants for more than five months in a year, especially during winter time, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board said on Friday.

Capping stent prices may backfire, hit medical tourism: Ramadoss (17:24)
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) The central government's move to cap the stent prices may backfire and affect medical tourism potential, former Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said on Friday.

Mizoram to ban animal import amid health issues (17:18)
Aizawl, April 28 (IANS) Mizoram has banned the import of pigs and cattle from Myanmar, Bangladesh and north-eastern Indian states amid fears of a viral disease, an official said on Friday.

Genes that help Tibetans survive at high altitudes (15:56)
New York, April 28 (IANS) Variants of five different genes -- including one originating in the extinct human subspecies Denisovans -- help Tibetans survive the harsh conditions of the high altitudes, says a study.

Trump fails to force healthcare vote in first 100 days (15:04) IANS Photo Service
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Despite a furious push, House Republican leaders were unable to wrangle the votes necessary to move forward on their latest effort to repeal Obamacare, denying President Donald Trump a major legislative victory during his first 100 days in office.

Pet crocodile found alive after house fire in Australia (15:00)
Canberra, April 28 (IANS) A gigantic four-metre-long saltwater crocodile, kept as a pet by an Australian in Darwin, has survived a fire which gutted its owner's house, a firefighter said on Friday.

CRISPR gene editing tool to help fight arthritis (14:04)
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR, researchers have found a way to rewire mouse stem cells to fight inflammation caused by arthritis and other chronic conditions.

Gujarat has one of India's worst immunisation records (April 24-30 is World Immunisation Week) (12:16)
By Alison Saldanha
Among larger Indian states, Gujarat has the least number of vaccinated children: 50.4 per cent (2015-16 data). The immunisation rate of the fourth-richest state (2013-14) is now worse than that of some of the most backward states -- Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, called Bimaru (or sick) states.

Partly cloudy Friday morning in Delhi (11:04) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) It was a relatively pleasant Friday morning in Delhi with partly overcast conditions and minimum temperature settling within a normal level at 24 degrees Celsius, the MeT office said, predicting thunder showers in the city.

Countries must intensify vaccination delivery services: Experts (23:24)
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Noting immunisation averts 2-3 million deaths every year worldwide, experts on Thursday urged all countries to accelerate action to increase awareness for immunisation and further intensify vaccination delivery services.

Odisha launches Banayana project for forest management (23:14)
Bhubaneswar, April 27 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched Banayana, an Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project (OFSDP), for sustainable management of forest and bio-diversity.

NGT reserves judgment on plea to lift ban on old diesel vehicles (23:06)
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal on Thursday reserved judgement on a plea seeking lifting of its ban on 10-year-old diesel vehicles as the Central government told it that no only diesel but CNG and petrol also causes environmental degradation.

Rare snake rescued in Delhi (22:38)
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A banded 'Khukri' snake, now a rare and uncommon species in the Delhi area, was rescued here on Thursday.

Bengal doctors observe National Black Day against state act (22:30) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Sporting black badges, hundreds of doctors here on Thursday observed National Black Day in protest against the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Act.

Goa to host 'feni' festival,m says Tourism Minister (21:54)
Panaji, April 27 (IANS) A 'feni' festival will be held soon in the coastal state of Goa to highlight its medicinal value, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said on Thursday.

NGT issues notice to Art of Living over Sri Sri's comments (20:20)
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday issued notice to the Art of Living (AoL) over its founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's remarks last week against the green court's statement pertaining to the AoL's mega fest last year at Yamuna flood plains in Delhi.

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