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Her Royal Highness, Countess of Wessex visited Kolkata for the closing ceremony of ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital

kolkata film maker sandip ray

The two week long stay of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital ended with a royal closing ceremony held at Swabhumi. Presence of Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward of Britain and aunt of Prince Charles and Prince William made the affair a literally royal one. Eminent film maker Sandip Ray, Dr. Rahul Ali, Prof Gautam Bhandari, Jenny Hourihan and Dr. T. P. Das also attended the event. This is the fourth visit of the Flying eye Hospital to Kolkata.


Hindus laud Canada’s Edmonton Public Schools for offering yoga

Rajan zed

Hindus have applauded Edmonton Public Schools (Alberta, Canada) for reportedly introducing for-credit yoga classes from this semester, and have urged all schools in Canada to do the same for their pupils. Calling it a “step in the right direction”, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, suggested all schools of Canada to incorporate yoga in the lives of the students, making it part of the curriculum. Yoga, referred as “a living fossil”, was a mental and physical discipline, for everybody to share and benefit from, whose traces went back to around 2,000 BCE to Indus Valley civilization, Zed pointed out.

HLL Life Care: An Indian Success Story

HLL Life Care Ltd, Thiruvananthapuram under the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has become one of the largest producers of condoms in the world.  HLL's total annual condom production capacity has now touched 1616 million pieces.



Celebrated Award Winning Chef Asha Khatau Shares Exclusive Recipes ()

Asha KhatauMumbai, March 15, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio / africanewswire.net): The India Food Network, India's first internet HD food channel, continues to appease our taste buds and make our gastronomical journey even more delightful, with the array of talent and the varied cuisines, which not only includes expert home chefs, but popular VJ/actor and culinary diva Maria Goretti, who recently crafted a yummylicious French "Paris Brest"on the occasion of Women's Day. The latest entrant to lend her culinary genius to the India Food Network, is none other than the award winning celebrated chef Asha Khatau, who in 2010 was placed third among the top ten authors/chefs for their outstanding career.

Drinking Water Facility for Villages in India

During the national consultation in Delhi  held recently on the progress of national rural drinking water programmers and related issues , it was revealed that   in spite  of  this  unsatisfactory scenario  with regard potable water availability in villages  many of the  states  have failed  to fully  utilize  the funds allocated by the centre  under the  various heads of NRDWP.



Alcohol and Drug Abuse In India: Causes Effect and Control

Launching its flagship world drug report 2012, United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) said, "Heroin, cocaine and other drugs continue to kill around 200,000 people a year, shattering families and bringing misery to thousands of other people, insecurity and the spread of HIV".



19th Medical Fair India to Be Held In New Delhi

Logo of Medical Fair India 2013

Messe Düsseldorf

Messe Düsseldorf (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Medical Fair India 2013, formerly known as HOSPIMedica India, an international trade exhibition and conference on Diagnostics, Medical Equipment and Technology is to be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi India from 8th to 10th March 2013. This global event is jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf, Germany (organizer of “MEDICA” world’s largest medical trade show) and its Indian subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf India Pvt. Ltd.



Water Budgeting at Village Level for Achieving Drinking Water Security in India

Indian Drinking Water and Sanitation

A revolution has been initiated silently in the rural drinking water sector of India, through shaping up of village level drinking water security plans, by empowering the communities with the technical knowhow that sharpens their traditional wisdom and understanding of their water resources, and by reinstalling the faith in the community about their capabilities to manage their own drinking water.



Awareness and Education for the Prevention of Drug Abuse and Alcoholism in India

Few of the Village Level Activities Photographs from Punjab

Drug and alcohol dependency is not just a problem of an individual but also a family, socio- cultural, health, political and developmental issue. If unchecked, would exacerbate poverty and could be a potential threat to National security, economic growth & development, healthy human resources and well being of a nation.



Healthy Edible Palm Oil From India

African Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis)

African Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Palm Oil is a balanced vegetable oil and source of energy. More significantly, it is free of cholesterol and trans- fatty acids. Additionally, it is packed with carotenoids (a rich source of vitamin A) and Vitamin E.



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