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Timely response by NDRF prevented panic at IGI Airport

Around 1100 hours this morning, CISF officials on duty at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi intimated the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Control Room about suspected radioactive leakage out of a sanitized container from the consignment that came on an Air France plane on Saturday night. Immediately one NDRF team rushed to the spot and “sanitised” the area. ...

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Radioactive Leak in Delhi Airport Not Linked to Terror Plot

  The radioactive leak detected at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport this morning was not a terrorist attack but was a minor leak from cancer medicines being transferred by an Air France Aircraft, officials have said. Soon after, the all-clear signal has been now been given by the National Disaster Management Authority. “The radioactive leak was very low and there’s ...

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Jayalalithaa Health: Rahul Gandhi Visits Hospital

Rahul Gandhi on Friday paid an unscheduled visit to Apollo Hospitals in Chennai where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment. Though he could not meet Jayalalithaa who was in an ICU, he described her condition as fine and that she "is recovering well." "I wish her maximum energy so she’d be able to get well soon," said ...

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HC Dismisses PIL Seeking Jayalalithaa Health Status

Madras High Court, on receipt of reply from the government on the health of Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa, today dismissed the PIL by activist ‘Traffic’ K.R. Ramaswamy terming it a publicity stunt. The PIL sought the court to direct the Tamil Nadu government to declare the "real" status of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who is recuperating in the Apollo Hospitals in ...

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Day 13: Jayalalithaa Supporters Offer Prays, Throng Temples, Pierce Cheeks

As Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals for the 13th day, no bulletin was issued and the administration is likely to inform the Madras High Court on Thursday to clear the doubts persisting all over. Despite restrictions outside the hospital, hundreds of AIADMK supporters have been seen outside along the road while many women ...

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Cauvery Row: High Level Technical Team Finally Formed

The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has finally constituted a high level technical team to visit the Cauvery basin area to assess the ground realities in the basin. GS Jha, Chairman, Central Water Commission (CWC) will be the Chairman of this team. The other member of the team are S Masood Husain, Member (WP&P), CWC, RK ...

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Nobel Prize for Chemistry Goes to Molecular Machine Developers

This year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to developers of molecular machines which will "most likely be used in the development of things such as new materials, sensors and energy storage systems". The developers who have been recognised for their research are Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa ...

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India, China to be Wary as IMF Warns of Protectionism Hype Next Year

While India is going agogue with its Pakistan-centric foreign policy, IMF has warned both India and China that the global economic growth will remain subdued this year following a slowdown in the United States and Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. The IMF, in its October 2016 World Economic Outlook, said India, continues to be resilient with its gross ...

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Jayalalitha’s Blood Report Leak on Twitter Another Hoax?

Compounding the confusion about Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s health condition, a new message with a visual has been posted on Twitter alleging that it was a leaked blood report of the ailing AIADMK leader. There is no immediate response from the Apollo Hospitals or the Tamil Nadu administration. Apparently retweeted, it said: “Allegedly leaked health report of #Jayalalithaa,” with a ...

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Utkarsh Microfinance Gets New Partner in RBL Bank

Private sector lender RBL Bank has acquired 9.99% stake in Varanasi-based Utkarsh Microfinance, which is transforming into a Small Finance Bank next year. Utkarsh is one of the 10 players given RBI nod last year to open SFB. The microfinance industry has grown at around 60% in the last two years, following the RBI sanction making them answerable and accountable. ...

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UK Sepsis Expert Overseeing Jayalalithaa’s Recovery Now

Ailing Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa is recovering and a UK specialist in sepsis, an infection of the bloodstream that leads to serious medical condition, was flown in to supervise her treatment and she is responding positively, said a latest statement released by Apollo Hospital in Chennai. The 68-year-old Jayalalithaa (Amma for her fans) being in hospital has already ...

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October Month Marks Breast Awareness TV Program on DD Chandana

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month with thousands of organisations worldwide staging annual campaign to highlight the importance of breast cancer and research. Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of cells, which results in formation of lumps within the breast. It can be treated if detected early. If not detected, it can be a life threatening disease as it can ...

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Show Proof of Jayalalithaa in Hospital, Demands Karunanidhi

Amid rumours about the health of hospitalised Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s health condition, her opponent and an octogenerian himself, DMK Chief M Karunanidhi demanded the state government to an end rumours by releasing at least a photograph of Jayalalithaa from the hospital. Seeking transparency about the status of Jayalalithaa, 68, he demanded the state governor to step in ...

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Jayalalithaa’s Health Update: What’s Missing in Hospital Briefs?

When some Tamil channels put out scrolling messages not to believe rumours about Jayalalithaa’s health condition, it has raised more doubts in the minds of people of Tamil Nadu than otherwise. Never did this happen in the past. Otherwise, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is responding well to the treatment and will be discharged soon, said Apollo Hospital in ...

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Indian Origin Researcher Develops New Genetic Tool to Detect Heart Diseases

As already known, genetic factors do contribute significantly to cardio-vascular heart diseases but recent advances in genetics have led to the identification of many Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms, or SNPs — very small differences in our DNA that vary from person to person, which could diagnose the symptoms coronary heart disease or CHD, and help start treatment, said Indian Origin heart ...

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Not getting Sleep? Blame it on Pain, Chronic Pain, Belief

There are many individuals who suffer from insomnia or sleeplessness and now researchers blame it on pain or fear among people that they may not get sleep due to pain conditions such as back pain, fibromyalgia and arthritis. "I won’t be able to cope with my pain if I don’t sleep well," is the common thinking among these patients with ...

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Reliance Jio Queues Foretell New Movies’ Future on The Go

The long queues for Reliance Jio SIM cards in every corner of almost all the major cities in India foretell the rapid changing scenario of video content consumption while on the go by Indians, similar to the success of Netflix in the US and the West. Reliance Jio assures its users peak download speeds of up to 70 MBPS, which ...

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