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Thai Crown Prince Proclaimed King

Thursday, December 1, 2016 Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, 64, has become the country 8217;s new king, succeeding his much-revered late father King Bhumibol Adulyadej. He accepted the throne in a televised broadcast following an invitation from parliament, formalising his accession. King Bhumibol, the world 821 ...

It Is Not Enough To Promise, We Must Act To #endAIDS

Thursday, December 1, 2016 (CNS): Mahatma Gandhi had once said, quot;If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning quot;. Gandhi 39;s thought resurfaced after listening to Dr Ishwar Gilada, President of AIDS Society of India (ASI). He could ...

Holiday From Drugs? A Big NO For Asthma Control!

Sunday, November 27, 2016 (CNS): An estimated 300 million people are living with asthma worldwide with an additional 100 million new cases expected to be added by 2025. WHO estimates that 15 million disability adjusted life years (DALYs) are lost annually because of this chronic disease that kills an estimated 250,000 peo ...

Bangladesh Pushes Back Rohingya Refugees Amid Collective Punishment In Myanmar

Friday, November 25, 2016 As the Myanmar authorities are subjecting the Rohingya Muslim minority to collective punishment, thousands of refugees who have made it across the border to Bangladesh in desperate need of humanitarian assistance are being forcibly pushed back in flagrant violation of international law, Amnesty Inte ...

JFA condemns Scribe’s Murder In Bihar

Sunday, November 13, 2016 Guwahati: Journalists rsquo; Forum Assam (JFA) expressed shock over the killing of one more scribe in Bihar of central India and reiterated its old demand for a special protection law for the benefit of brave journalists across the country. According to the local media, unidentified crimin ...

Transforming Hope Into Reality For Patients Of Drug-Resistant TB

Friday, October 28, 2016 Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) remains a public health crisis. As per WHO rsquo;s Global TB Report 2016, 480,000 people fell ill with MDR-TB in 2015, with 3 countries - India, China, and Russia - carrying the major burden and together accounting for nearly half of all MDR-TB cases globally. ...

IS Bombmaker Smiles As He Is Jailed

Thursday, October 20, 2016 An Indonesian man has been jailed for 10 years for his role in a bomb and gun attack in Jakarta in January . Four civilians died in the terror attack, the country 8217;s worst in years. Dodi Suridi, 23, a supporter of the so-called Islamic State group (IS), helped make one of the bombs used o ...

Swagat Hospital Conducted Press Club Clinic

Monday, October 3, 2016 Guwahati: The city based journalists were maintaining comparatively good health and only few had complications, said Dr Amit Saha of Swagat hospital after conducting the weekly evening clinic at Guwahati Press Club on 1 October last. Over 35 scribes along with their close relatives participated i ...

XCMG Completes Landmark Installation Project on Tibet's Mila Mountain at Altitudes of Over 5,400 Meters

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 NYINGCHI, China, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/Asianet-Pakistan/ -- XCMG recently installed a heavy electric shovel on the remote Mila Mountain in Tibet using its large tonnage mobile cranes at altitudes of over 5,400 meters. Achieved in collaboration with a local copper mining company, this is the fir ...

Moving Beyond Stereotypes: Responding To Unheeded Needs Of The Ageing Populations

Sunday, September 11, 2016 Dr John Roland Beard, Director of Department of Ageing and Life-Course at the World Health Organization (WHO) was one of the key speakers at the HelpAge Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Economic Implications of Ageing in Hanoi, Viet Nam. He spoke to Citizen News Service (CNS) in an exclusive inte ...

Sanitary Pad Incinerator Launched At Press Club

Friday, September 9, 2016 Guwahati: For the benefit of lady member-scribes of Guwahati Press Club (GPC), a sanitary pad incinerator was launched in the club premises on 9 September 2016. Sponsored by Junior Chamber International Guwahati, the automatic sanitary napkin destroyer machine was officially handed over to the cl ...

GNRC Doctors To Conduct Press Club Evening OPD

Friday, September 9, 2016 Guwahati: The city based GNRC Hospitals will support the lsquo;Evening with a Doctor rsquo; program at Guwahati Press Club (GPC) on 10 September with their resource persons. Dr Rajib Das (Cardiology) and Dr Bikash Rai Das (Heart Surgeon) along with health workers from the prestigious healthcare ...

Female Face Of Ageing In Asia Pacific

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 (CNS): With declining fertility rates and increasing life expectancy, the proportion of people aged 60 and over is growing globally. There are currently 900,868 million people aged 60 or over worldwide (12.5% of the global population). Nearly two-thirds (533 million) of them are in the Asia Pacific ...
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