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By Underfunding Its Own TB Control Plan, Centre Shoots Itself in the Lung 17.2.2018 The Wire

Chronically low investments have made our public health systems fragile and overburdened, such that they have become incapable of reversing India's TB crisis by themselves.

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Karnataka Budget 2018: Encouragement for women entrepreneurs 16.2.2018 deccanherald.com
The state government has announced a proposal to start transit hostels for women coming to Bengaluru for interviews for employment, various entrance examinations etc with the assistance of voluntary organisations and private partnership. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced Rs 2 crore grants to build a positive mindset about women, safe atmosphere for women and to create awareness about gender among government employees, community policing volunteers, resident welfare association, students and colleges, especially boys. An outlay of Rs. 5,371 crore has been provided to Women and Child Development Department. He said Rs 1 crore will be provided to start a comprehensive information resources portal for women to communicate essential information related to schemes, facilities and amenities for women. To promote women entrepreneurs, preference will be given in public procurement (catering, housekeeping, solid waste management in the local areas of the cities, etc) for self-help groups and representatives ...
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Consultative meet on drugs, HIV commences 16.2.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Consultative meet on drugs, HIV commences
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Copper-coated uniforms may cut infection outbreak at hospitals 16.2.2018 General News
Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals can help reduce the spread of bacterial and viral infections at hospitals by wearing a uniform brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles, new research has found.
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Call Me By Your Name is radical because it imagines utopian same-sex love 16.2.2018 All Current Affairs Stories
Would it not be ideal if two people - of whatever gender or sexual desire - could continue with their amorous interests without being fraught by social and existential crises?
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Heated exchanges lead to adjournment of UP Assembly for 55 minutes 15.2.2018 General News
The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly today witnessed heated exchanges between the BSP and some members on the treasury benches, leading to adjournment of the House for nearly 55 minutes. Certain references made by the BJP's Dal Bahadur Kori, who was earlier with the BSP, about the BSP and its leader during the Motion of Thanks prompted the party members, led by Lalji Verma and Sukhdev Rajbhar, to raise objections. Responding to the objections, Minister for Labour and Employment Swami Prasad Maurya, who was also in the BSP and had quit after levelling serious allegations against party president Mayawati, came to the defence of Kori, saying that he had only expressed what he went through when he was in that party. This led to heated exchanges between the BSP members and Maurya. With the BSP pressing that they would settle for nothing less than Kori expressing regret over his taking names in the House, Maurya said no names had been taken and objectionable portions could be taken ...
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New Citizen Science Initiative to Report Animals Killed by Speeding Vehicles 15.2.2018 The Wire

Biodiversity decline is a big enough problem with multiple underlying causes, such as habitat fragmentation, climate change, poaching and human-animal conflicts, without one more threat.

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As Quack Draws Media Focus On Unnao, Residents Say They Have More Issues Than Just AIDS 15.2.2018 Top India News- News18.com
While a section of the media is flocking the village to get another exclusive in their hat with special stories, the residents here are quite miffed with this attention.
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South Africa's divisive president: Jacob Zuma's many scandals 15.2.2018 DNA: Popular News
Jacob Zuma resigned as South African president late on Wednesday, under pressure from allies of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who replaced him as leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in December.  The 75-year-old's resignation caps the end of a tumultuous decade in which Zuma has survived several no-confidence votes in parliament, a string of corruption allegations and street protests against his rule. Below are some of the main scandals involving Zuma. Some date from before he became president in 2009. ARMS DEAL Zuma is still fighting 783 counts of corruption over a 30 billion rand (now $2.5 billion) government arms deal arranged in the late 1990s when he was deputy president. The charges were set aside in 2009, paving the way for Zuma to run for president, but were re-instated in 2016 by the Supreme Court.    RAPE ACCUSATION While deputy president of the ANC, Zuma was charged with raping Fezekile "Khwezi" Kuzwayo, the HIV-positive daughter of a friend who had been imprisoned on ...
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Mom's Controversial 'Treatment' For Daughter's Autism - Feeding Bleach 15.2.2018 NDTV News - Latest
A father in Indianapolis last week accused his wife of feeding their child bleach to help cure her autism - something his wife had read about in a Facebook group.
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South African President Zuma resigns 15.2.2018 Hindu: News
Zuma had said he was willing to resign early from his second five-year term but wanted to stay in office for several more months.
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Factbox - South Africa's divisive president: Zuma's many scandals 15.2.2018 Reuters: World News
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Jacob Zuma resigned as South African president late on Wednesday, under pressure from allies of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who replaced him as leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in December. ...
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Thailand Bets On 'Magic Pills' To Boost Declining Birth Rate 14.2.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Thailand has tried cash bonuses and tax incentives to boost the country's birth rate, but on Valentine's Day today it adopted a new approach - handing out vitamin pills.
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Thailand bets on ''magic pills'' to boost declining birth rate 14.2.2018 Zee News : World
  Thailand has tried cash bonuses and tax incentives to boost the country`s birth rate, but on Valentine`s Day today it adopted a new approach - handing out vitamin pills.
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Thailand bets on 'magic pills' to boost declining birth rate 14.2.2018 Reuters: World News
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has tried cash bonuses and tax incentives to boost the country's birth rate, but on Valentine's Day today it adopted a new approach - handing out vitamin pills.
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Residents of Unnao Village Want Name Changed After HIV Linkage, Fear Social Stigma 14.2.2018 Top India News- News18.com
After reports in the media aboutafter more than 40 people were found infected with HIV emerged, residents of the village Prem Ganj demanded that the name of their village be changed due to social stigma.
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Unsafe sex still a problem in India as world observes Condom Day 14.2.2018 DNA: Opinion
Adarsh Biswa's life changed in 2013 when he got to know that he is HIV infected. A software engineer, he always found random hook-ups online and during one such encounter, he got infected after unprotected sex. He was diagnosed six months later and remained in depression for several months afterward. Currently, working with an NGO that looks after AIDS patients, he helps others with their trauma after diagnosis. The man Adarsh met online got to know about his own infection after Adarsh's diagnosis. He had no idea and used to have unprotected sex often. "I still have not shared my status with any of my friends or family members as I am scared that they will disown me, but I make sure that I tell partners every time I have sex. I do not want others to go through what I am," says Adarsh. His infections are, however, undetectable as his viral load (amount of HIV in the blood) is low and CD4 count (white blood cells important in the immune system) is good. A survey conducted by a leading condom brand reveals ...
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International Condom Day celebrated in Delhi 14.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Condoms in all their versatile forms, colors, and dimensions and uses were seen in Connaught Place, the heart of Delhi, on occasion was the celebration of the International Condom Day, organised by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) -- a global not-for-profit working towards making people treat condoms as an essential wardrobe item.
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Seeds of hatred 13.2.2018 FrontLine: The Nation
Mobs go on a rampage in the Uttar Pradesh town of Kasganj, where the minority community is targeted by right-wing elements using the familiar ploy of dividing society along communal lines. By DIVYA TRIVEDI
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AHF observes International Condom Day 13.2.2018 General News
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today observed the 10th edition of International Condom Day to raise awareness on the use of condoms. This year's theme is 'Always in Fashion'. "The theme denotes that fashion may come and go but condoms are ever to stay," a AHF statement said. "Condom awareness among the masses is important, especially for the younger generation," MP Oscar Fernandes was quoted as saying in a release. "We need to remind them that correct and consistent use of condom is the safest and the most effective way to prevent HIV and STIs," he said.
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