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Gates Foundation working with Centre to eliminate elephantiasis through triple drug therapy

Gates Foundation working with Centre to eliminate elephantiasis through triple drug therapy

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is working with the Indian government to accelerate elimination of lymphatic filariasis (LF), commonly known as elephantiasis, through the nationwide roll-out of a triple drug therapy, said Dr. Helen Jamet, foundation’s deputy director, vector control, malaria. In an e-mail interaction with The Hindu, on the eve of World Mosquito Day, Dr. Jamet said the primary ...

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‘China wants global public opinion confused about India’

‘China wants global public opinion confused about India’

Indian negotiators have an edge with flexible diplomacy, says former Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale The Chinese hide behind diplomatic walls to deploy an array of tools not available to democracies, said former Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on Wednesday, remarking that the flexibility displayed by Indian negotiators can accord them an edge over their Chinese counterparts reluctant to engage with informal ...

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‘China wants global public opinion confused about India’

Indian negotiators have an edge with flexible diplomacy, says former Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale The Chinese hide behind diplomatic walls to deploy an array of tools not available to democracies, said former Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on Wednesday, remarking that the flexibility displayed by Indian negotiators can accord them an edge over their Chinese counterparts reluctant to engage with informal ...

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Maharashtra’s active cases rise again, exceed 64,000

Maharashtra’s active cases rise again, exceed 64,000

Maharashtra’s cases outweighed its recoveries for the third consecutive day on Sunday, with a mere 3,710 patients being discharged as against 4,797 new COVID-19 cases. The active case tally has risen to 64,219. As many as 130 deaths pushed the State’s cumulative fatalities to 1,35,039. The case fatality rate stands at 2.11%. The total cases have reached 63,92,660 while its ...

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W.B. removes HS council head for ‘communal profiling’

W.B. removes HS council head for ‘communal profiling’

A few weeks after a row erupted over alleged communal profiling of a higher secondary topper, the West Bengal government on Friday removed Mahua Das, the president of the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE). Chiranjeev Bhattacharya, Pro Vice Chancellor of Jadavpur University, has been appointed as the new president of the WBCHSE. While announcing the results of ...

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Robust recoveries bring Maharashtra’s active COVID-19 cases down to 66,000

Robust recoveries bring Maharashtra’s active COVID-19 cases down to 66,000

Pune, Sangli, Ahmednagar remain hotspots; State reports 137 deaths; 239 new cases in Mumbai Maharashtra reported a robust 7,720 recoveries on Tuesday as against 5,609 new COVID-19 cases which saw the State’s active case tally dip further to 66,123. The death toll, however, rose sharply with 137 fatalities pushing the State’s cumulative deaths to 1,34,201. The case fatality rate stands ...

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AIKS holds Statewide agitation demanding higher milk prices

AIKS holds Statewide agitation demanding higher milk prices

It also appeals to Maharashtra govt. to fix FRP for milk along lines of sugarcane rates Reiterating their demand for an increase in per litre price of milk for dairy farmers, the Left-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) on Monday staged protests across 16 districts in Maharashtra. It also urged the State government to give security to smaller dairy farmers ...

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Patil rules out change in BJP State chief

Patil rules out change in BJP State chief

Quashing speculation of a possible change in the post of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief in Maharashtra, BJP president Chandrakant Patil on Sunday said that his party was the only one among all parties where internal democratic rules were adhered to and where leaders were appointed every three years. “There is no question or any discussion [within the party] ...

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