Chennai, May 23 (IANS) An Indian's heart is now beating for 40-year-old Moulana Mohammed Zubair Ashmi, a Pakistani national, who has undergone a successful heart transplant surgery at the Fortis Malar Hospital here. Ashmi was suffering from a condition called dilated cardiomyopathy in which functioning of both the ventricles of the heart is severely depressed, said a statement from the hospital Thursday
Washington, May 23 (IANS) A new study by US researchers shows that children living with married parents are less likely to be obese. "Childhood obesity is a significant public health issue in our country with nearly one-third of all US children aged 2-17 overweight or obese," said Rachel Kimbro, study co-author and associate professor of sociology at the Rice university.
Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh), May 23 (IANS) If the efforts of the Chhattisgarh government produce results, the day is not far when wind energy would illuminate houses in the Maoist insurgency-hit Bastar district, an official said Thursday. The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has identified two villages in Bastar-Raikot in Tokapal block and Burgum in Bastanar block -- suitable for setting up a wind energy power plant, a CREDA official said. The official added that the agency's engineers have already surveyed the area in this connection, and that preparations were on to set up a wind mill farm on an experimental basis.
Gurgaon, May 23 (IANS) There is need for reorienting the country's strategic thinking and reappraising its higher defence organisations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday, noting that India was well positioned to become a net provider of security in its immediate region and beyond. The prime minister, who laid the foundation stone of Indian National Defence University (INDU) at Binola village in Gurgaon district, said India faces the entire spectrum of security challenges as it lies in a difficult neighbourhood. Binola is located on the national highway to Jaipur
Shimla, May 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has achieved 100 percent target of enrolment, retention and transition of students in Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), the central government's programme for achievement of universalisation of elementary education, an official said Thursday. "To ensure and monitor learning level of students studying in government schools, assessment tests would be conducted on regular intervals," SSA's project director
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Shashi Kant Sharma, a Bihar cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, was Thursday sworn-in as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), the government's official auditor. Sharma, 61, a former defence secretary, was sworn-in by President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Quito, May 23 (IANS/EFE) The Ecuadorian Civil Space Agency issued an alert Wednesday about a possible collision of its Pegaso satellite, launched last month, with the wreckage of a Russian rocket. "ALERT: Possible collision of NEE-01 PEGASO and remains of Russian rocket," appeared Wednesday on the Twitter account of the space agency known as EXA. EXA's director, astronaut Ronnie Nader, published a notice from the Joint Space Operations Center about the possibility of such a crash.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Attempting to dispel the public perception about lack of governance and charges of policy paralysis, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said his government is taking corrective steps to set things right. At a function held to mark the UPA's ninth anniversary, the prime minister said: "There are many things that are wrong and it is the responsibility of the government to set them right". "Critics sometimes focus attention on problems that have surfaced and not enough on the corrective steps we are taking," he said.
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) The country's second National Institute of Design will come up in Haryana's Kurukshetra district and Japan will provide technological assistance for the same, a minister said Wednesday. Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the NID to be set up in Urmi village of Kurukshetra district, 130 km from here. The first NID was set up in Ahmedabad in
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked Facebook and other social networking sites how Indian children could be prevented from knowingly or unknowingly getting exploited by adults online. A division bench of Justice