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Goal to reduce under-five mortality rate unlikely

Here’s some bad news. The Millenium Development Goal 4 (MDG) for reducing under-five mortality rate is unlikely to be met by most countries in 2015, experts have warned.

Rural postings to reduce shortage

Every year around 50,000 MBBS doctors are produced in India, of which 25,000 opt for post-graduation programme.

AIIMS recruitment under scanner

At the premier All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Patna, assistant professors holding Ph.D degrees in zoology are being recruited for microbiology department.

Chewing tobacco ban at public places?

After smoking, chewing tobacco is expected to be banned in public places.

India to give $12m for Ebola

A day after US President, Brack Obama asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce India’s contribution to the fight against Ebola, India on Thursday announced $12 million contribution to the United

55 hours manual work a week raises diabetes risk

People working for more than 55 hours per week doing manual work or other low socio-economic status jobs have a 30 per cent greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to the largest study i

US asks for gear, phone connectivity

According to sources, the White House has asked for “additional specific” co-operation from India in an effort to combat the current outbreak of Ebola that began in Guinea in March in Africa and has s

Barack Obama seeks Indian help in war on Ebola across Africa

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, US President Barack Obama wants India to announce a “game-changing contribution” to the fight against Ebola that “can be worked into the US summit statem

Buddha’s bowl or not? ASI can’t decide


Is it or is it not the Buddha’s begging bowl? The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is in a tizzy.

Gates hopes for big changes in health

Philanthropist couple Melinda and Bill Gates in a conversation during a programme, “All Lives Have Equal Values”,-BIPLAB BANERJE

Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates are hopeful of big health related changes in India in the coming years.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the Indian diaspora in New York with a grand promise: “India will touch new heights.” The crowd of 20,000 Americans of Indian origin erupted in re

Egos or simple ambition? Expediency or strategy? Betrayal or good, old-fashioned politics? What lies behind the big splits in Maharashtra, virtually at the 11th hour before the elections?