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Narendra Modi Celebrates Yoga Day in Chandigarh

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Narendra Modi Celebrates Yoga Day in Chandigarh

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, today celebrated the second International Day of Yoga in Chandigarh. According to a government statement, Modi joined approximately 30,000 participants in a mass Yoga demonstration. Addressing the gathering at the Capitol Complex, the Prime Minister said that today, people in all parts of the country have connected with [...]

Chandigarh Gets Ready to Celebrate Yoga Day

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Chandigarh Gets Ready to Celebrate Yoga Day

A theme song for International Day of Yoga, named ‘Yog Geet’ has been released this year in addition to the Yoga Protocol. The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will lead the second International Day of Yoga celebrations in Chandigarh on the morning of 21st of June. The function will begin at 6.30 am and [...]

Mobile Vans to Sell Pulses in Delhi

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Mobile Vans to Sell Pulses in Delhi

India’s Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan flagged off mobile vans on Wednesday for selling pulses in Delhi. These mobile vans run by National Cooperative Consumer Federation of India (NCCF) will sell pulses mainly Tur and Urad at Rs. 120/kg in various parts of Delhi. [ Also Read: Arvind Kejriwal [...]

Why India Wants to Make Yoga a Mass Movement

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Why India Wants to Make Yoga a Mass Movement

Yoga being a passive exercise makes you lazy and lethargic, although modern Yogis try to falsely convince themselves that they are getting healthier. By Rakesh Raman A minister in the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shripad Yesso Naik, has asked people to participate in the International Day of Yoga celebrations being held [...]

Punjab Facing Major Drug Problem: Rahul Gandhi

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Punjab Facing Major Drug Problem: Rahul Gandhi

Drug addiction among youth is the result of increasing unemployment in the country. Delhi, for example, is the new evil centre of drug addicts. By Rakesh Raman Although drug addiction is quite common among youth in all parts of India, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi has focused his attention on Punjab, which will witness state election [...]

India and WHO to Promote Traditional Systems of Medicine

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India and WHO to Promote Traditional Systems of Medicine

Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, and the World Health Organization (WHO) have signed a Project Collaboration Agreement (PCA) for cooperation on promoting the quality, safety and effectiveness of service provision in traditional and complementary medicine. The PCA was signed by Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Ajit M Sharan and Assistant Director General, Health Systems and [...]

“America, Grow Up. Use a Condom”

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“America, Grow Up. Use a Condom”

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has unveiled its latest outdoor advertising campaign with a new election-season message that speaks as much to the tone of today’s political climate as it does to the steady stream of announcements from health agencies reporting rising STD and HIV incidence rates in the U.S. The “America, Grow Up. Use a [...]

Pink Bra Helps Women in Pakistan Detect Breast Cancer

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Pink Bra Helps Women in Pakistan Detect Breast Cancer

Designed at Tonic International (a Dubai based advertising agency) and produced in partnership with Pink Ribbon Pakistan, the Pink Bra turns the everyday action of slipping money inside the bra into a breast cancer self-examination exercise. Pakistan has the highest incidence rate of breast cancer in Asia. Most women from the lower socio-economic group lack [...]

Can Parents with Babies Hope to Sleep?

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Can Parents with Babies Hope to Sleep?

May is Better Sleep Month – a time to focus attention on the importance of how sleep contributes to overall physical, emotional and overall well being. A new survey from Owlet Baby Care, makers of the Owlet Smart Sock, uncovers information about the shut-eye habits and routines of parents of newborn children, a group who [...]

Female Genital Mutilation on the Rise: Report

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Female Genital Mutilation on the Rise: Report

A new UN report released Monday says that, despite being forbidden by national and international law, female genital mutilation and / or excision shows no sign of abating in Guinea. According to the report, 97 percent of women and girls aged 15 to 49 years in Guinea have undergone female genital mutilation and / or [...]

Process to Elect Next Director-General of WHO Begins

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Process to Elect Next Director-General of WHO Begins

The process to elect the next Director-General of the WHO is now underway. Member States can nominate candidates to be the new head of the global public health body. It is the first step in the process which will culminate in a final round of voting at the World Health Assembly in May 2017, with [...]

Is Yoga an Exercise for All Religions?

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Is Yoga an Exercise for All Religions?

Yoga being a passive exercise makes you lazy and lethargic, although modern Yogis try to falsely convince themselves that they are getting healthier. By Rakesh Raman Yoga is largely a Hindu-only exercise, as it was first practiced in ancient India by Hindu Sanyasis (or ascetics) as part of their lifelong practice of self-denial. However, the [...]

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