01 Sep 2014
New Delhi: Joining companies like TCS and Bharti Enterprises that unveiled plans to build toilets after Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled an initiative on hygiene, infrastructure major Larsen & Toubro said it will construct 5,000 toilets under corporate social responsibility (CSR).
28 Aug 2014
London: In an advance that can lead to ultra-fast light based electronics, scientists have used laser pulses to change the properties of quartz glass into metal.
28 Aug 2014
Islamabad: Pakistan's Health Ministry has said that if new funds are not arranged for the delayed anti-polio campaign, it is likely to halt after two months.
22 Aug 2014
Washington: New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and conflict-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity.
25 Aug 2014
New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday targeted yet another initiative taken by his predecessor Jairam Ramesh, saying the previous government's decision to have a convergence between MNREGA and toilet construction programme did not work well.
26 Aug 2014
Itanagar: Union Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari has assured Arunachal Pradesh on implementation of the 'Swachch Bharat Abhiyan' to cover sanitary and safe water for all by 2019.
25 Aug 2014
Ahmedabad: Going one step ahead of biometric-based attendance system, the Gujarat Education Department has decided to implement a broader system to monitor physical presence of students and teachers in state-run schools as well as colleges with the help of 'live web streaming' of video or photographs of classrooms.
19 Aug 2014
Chandigarh: Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to corporates to chip in for rural sanitation projects, Bharti Foundation - the development arm of Bharti Enterprises on Monday announced a Rs 100 crore 'Satya Bharti Abhiyan' to provide toilets in Punjab's Ludhiana district.
23 Oct 2012
Having made unprecedented progress in polio eradication, India is now gearing up to be declared polio free by 2014 by guarding itself against the import of polio virus from neighbouring countries and by boosting routine immunisation.
28 Jul 2014
New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan says that he is happy about India being polio-free for three years and receiving WHO certification, but warned against becoming complacent and neglecting steps to save the country from getting re-infected by the polio virus.