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Children with eye cancer can avoid chemotherapy: Doctors March 22, 2013
Children with eye cancer can avoid chemotherapy: Doctors

India has 30% of world’s total eye cancer patientsCFS launches first National Referral Centre for Ocular OncologyCurtain Raiser on International conference on Squint, Aesthetics and Ocular Oncology                                   

New Delhi, March 22, 2013:  In what could mark a paradigm shift in cancer treatment, doctors have said that children with eye cancer can safely escape the painful post surgery chemotherapy. Most of the retinoblastoma (eye cancer of retina) patients are very young children with the average age at diagnosis at 2 – about 1500 cases are reported every year.  However more than 90% of patients are cured.

Doctors participating in a seminar on eye cancer, organized by leading eye care are hospital chain Centre for Sight (CFS), citing research said that that some children with low-risk retinoblastoma who are treated with …
Kerala Tourism’s revenues Rs. 21,000 Cr in 2012 March 22, 2013
Registers consistent rise in both international and domestic tourist arrivals
Kerala Govt. to roll out Seaplane Project and Project Muziris
New Delhi, 22 March, 2013: Kerala Tourism’s total revenue, both direct and indirect, touched the Rs. 21,125 crore mark in 2012 compared to Rs. 19,037 crore in 2011. God’s own country Kerala witnessed 7.94 lakh foreign tourists arrival in 2012 as compared to 7.33 lakh in 2011. Compared to 93.88 lakh domestic tourists in 2011, 1.01 crore domestic tourists visited Kerala in 2012. The Foreign exchange earnings also went up from Rs. 4,221.99 crore in 2011 to Rs. 4,548 crore in 2012. The iconic rise of Kerala as a global destination continued in the past year as Kerala consolidated its position on the world tourism map with fantastic strides in all aspects of tourism.
Harnessing the powers of the digital revolution, Kerala has projected itself very well onto the socia…
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9.9 Media andInc. India is proud to introduce the Inc. India 500 Conference from this year. Co-located with our Inc. India 500 annual awards ceremony, the conference is an attempt to bring the iconic, global conference organised each year by our parent magazine Inc. in the United States to India. We are pleased to extend a special complimentary invitation to you for the Inc. India 500 Conference themed around the key characteristics needed for entrepreneurial success. Expect to be inspired and exchange ideas with like-minded founder-CEOs in our thought-provoking sessions. Here is a glimpse of the agenda: A Bite of Optimism Decoding Loneliness: Who do you talk to? Letting Go: Are you coming in the way of building a C-suite? Epic Gyaan: What we can learn from our mythology
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Few of the key speakers at the conference: Frank Hanock, Managing Director, Barclays Capital; Giri Giridhar, Chief Financial Officer, Wo…
Naresh, The crisis in Syria is a human rights catastrophe. Over 70,000 Syrians have been killed—mostly civilians, over 3,700 children—since the democracy movement started in March of 2011. And the number is mounting with no end in sight. Mass atrocities are complex, organized crimes. The Assad regime is supported by "enablers." These are governments, commercial entities, and individuals that provide weapons, ammunition, surveillance technology, troops, fuel, and financial support that sustain the commission of atrocities. Together, these enablers form a supply chain that fuels Assad's crimes against humanity. We have been tracking this supply chain since the conflict spiraled into a crisis and found that the United States is well positioned to disrupt it. Urge President Barack Obama to stop the supply chain to Syrian atrocities! President Obama has made stopping mass atrocities a "core national security interest." This manifestly applies to Syria. Yet U.S. effo…

Conferencia: “El papel de España en los Lazos Económicos entre Asia y Latinoamérica”Talk: “Ties Between Asia and Latin America”  La Embajada de España en India y el Instituto Cervantes de Nueva Delhi les invitan a la conferencia“El papel de España en los Lazos Económicos entre Asia y Latinoamérica”, por Lourdes Casanova: El informe “El papel de España en los Lazos Económicos entre Asia y Latinoamérica” estudia varios casos empresariales con los que se pretende demostrar que las empresas españolas juegan y pueden seguir jugando un papel de puente entre Asia y Latinoamérica. Los países emergentes son las zonas de mayor crecimiento dentro del contexto de la gran crisis en occidente y están siendo la tabla de salvación para las empresas occidentales. Las empresas estudiadas son de diversos tamaños, provienen de diferentes sectores y ejercen un papel de puente entre los dos continentes, muchas veces asociadas a empresa…
Fewer people are dying of tuberculosis in South-East Asia New Delhi, 21 March 2013:  Significantly fewer people are dying of tuberculosis today in South-East Asia compared with 1990, according to the World Health Organization. The death rate due to the disease has decreased by more than 40% in the past 13 years. This achievement is attributed to greater public awareness of TB, an increased number of cases being detected, and more people having access to adequate treatment because of the sustained efforts by Member States, assisted by WHO.  On World TB Day 2013, WHO calls on Member States to “Stop TB in South-East Asia – zero death to zero infection.”
Emphasizing that tuberculosis elimination is a social and public health responsibility, Dr Samlee Plianbangchang, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region, said, “To successfully eliminate TB, we must pay attention to the underlying causes of the spread of the disease, such as poverty, the environment, and nutrition.”  He added, “Expan…
Siachen: Possible New International Moves for ‘Mediation’Share on yahoomailShare on linkedinShare on facebookMore Sharing Services P. K. Upadhyay March 20, 2013 The back channel parleys over Siachen sponsored by some international think tanks were in the news a few months back. A wide section of India’s strategic community took exception to what was purportedly agreed to by Indian participants in these parleys. These confabulations, held under the aegis of the Atlantic Council and other US/NATO linked think tanks, gave an impression to many to be promoting a demilitarization of the glacier and the adjoining ridges without settling the issue of territorial jurisdiction or proper and adequate authentication of the current position of the Indian and Pakistani troops in the region. In addition, no measures appeared to be on the table to ensure confidence building and an honest implementation of the proposed agreement. Since then, however, the din and the dust raised by these Indo-Pakistani…
Gujarat Tourism bags three National Awards “Khushboo Gujarat Ki” featuring Amitabh Bachchan gets best tourist film honour
Gujarat Minister Shri Saurabhbhai Patel received awards from President of India New Delhi: Gujarat Tourism has bagged three National Tourism Awards for best tourism film, innovative use of information and technology and one of the best States for comprehensive development of tourism in the country.
Gujarat Government’s star tourism campaign, “Khushboo Gujarat Ki” featuring megastar Amitabh Bachchan was decorated with the prestigious National Tourism Award 2011-12 in the category of Award of Excellence- Best Tourism Film. Gujarat Tourism Minister Shri Saurabhbhai Patel and Shri Sanjay Kaul, MD, TCGL today received the awards from President Pranab Mukherjee at the National Tourism Awards 2011-12 function held here.
Gujarat was adjudged the third best state in Comprehensive Development of Tourism while Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited also received the award f…
PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Contact: Supriya Kumar,, (+1) 202-745-8092, ext. 510 For more information: The Looming Threat of Water Scarcity As World Water Day approaches, new Worldwatch Institute study examines global water use and steps to address water scarcity  Washington, D.C.---Some 1.2 billion people-almost a fifth of the world-live in areas of physical water scarcity, while another 1.6 billion face what can be called economic water shortage. The situation is only expected to worsen as population growth, climate change, investment and management shortfalls, and inefficient use of existing resources restrict the amount of water available to people, according to Worldwatch Institute's Vital Signs Online service ( It is estimated that by 2025, 1.8 billion people will live in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, with almost half of the world living in c…