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Rs 550 cr in Karnataka budget for sustainable farming

Bengaluru, July 5 (IANS) The Karnataka budget for 2018-19 on Thursday allocated Rs 550-crore for progressive and sustainable farming after waiving a whopping Rs 34,000 crore loans of 17-lakh farmer families across the state. Presenting a pro-farmer budget in the assembly, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, who holds the Finance portfolio, told lawmakers that Israeli model of sustainable ir...

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Abidal named new Barcelona technical secretary

Madrid, June 8 (IANS) FC Barcelona have confirmed that former star Eric Abidal will replace Robert Fernandez as the club's new first team technical secretary after deciding not to extend Robert's contract, which expires on June 30. Abidal will officially be presented to the press on July 18 and has the job of helping Barcelona build a more balanced squad than the one which won the Spanis...

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Toxic mushrooms kill 11, poison over 800 in Iran

Tehran, May 21 (IANS) At least 11 people died and more than 800 others were poisoned after eating toxic wild mushrooms in western Iran, Health Ministry officials said on Monday. Hundreds more were hospitalized, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. A Health Ministry official said that there was no effective treatment against such fungal poisoning. At least two people re...

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First human-to-human heart transplant in eastern India

Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) In what is claimed to be the first human-to-human heart transplant in eastern India, surgeons in a private hospital here on Monday transplanted the heart of a 21-year-old man who died in Bengaluru a day back on a 39-year-old patient from Jharkhand. This operation is being performed for the first time in the eastern region. This is a very major operation, we cannot ...

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Delhi doctors perform laparoscopic surgery on Iraqi woman

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Doctors here have successfully conducted a laparoscopic surgery on a 23-year-old Iraqi woman who donated a part of her liver to her ailing son. The laparoscopic left lateral hepatectomy procedure was employed to conduct a liver transplant on the woman's two-and-a-half-years-old son Ali Baha Hussain, suffering from a condition known as glycogen storage di...

2 months ago
New focussed radiotherapy holds promise of cure for liver cancer

New York, April 24 (IANS) A new technique that delivers high doses of radiation to tumours while sparing the surrounding normal tissue shows promise as a curative treatment option for patients with early-stage liver cancer, according to researchers. Curative treatment options for early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer, include surgery, liver tran...

4 months ago
Mother's liver saves her infant

Noida, March 6 (IANS) A one-and-half-year-old girl from Iraq suffering from a rare inherited liver disorder was given a new lease of life after her mother donated a part of her liver. Fatima was suffering from congenital hepatic fibrosis -- a rare disease that is present at birth and affects the liver. This liver disorder affected the formation of her liver and bile ducts. As a r...

4 months ago
National Herald Chief Editor Neelabh Mishra dead

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Senior journalist and Editor-in-chief of National Herald newspaper Neelabh Mishra passed away on February 24 in Chennai. The 57-year-old journalist, who was critically ill with complications resulting from non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis, was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai earlier in February, the newspaper said in a statement. He developed multiple...

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States should follow Tamil Nadu example in organ transplantation: Venkaiah Naidu

Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday here urged Indian states to follow the example of Tamil Nadu in respect organ transplantation. Addressing a function to felicitate surgeon Mohammed Rela of Gleneagles Global Health City for touching a milestone of 1,000 liver transplants over a seven year period, he noted Tamil Nadu is a pioneer in organ transplantation in...

7 months ago
Snubbing Islamabad, India promises more medical visa to Pakistanis

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Snubbing objections from Islamabad, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday assured visa to four more Pakistanis, including a three-year-old boy, seeking medical treatment in India. Yes. Muhammad Shafay is only 3 years old. We will issue visa for his open heart surgery in India, Sushma Swaraj tweeted in response to a request from Masroor Akhtar Sidiq...

7 months ago
Sushma assures medical visa to Pakistani child

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Even as Pakistan had accused India of politicising humanitarian issues, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday assured a medical visa to a five-year-old Pakistani child seeking urgent open heart surgery. I am sorry, the child is suffering so much. We will issue the visa immediately, Sushma Swaraj tweeted after a request by a doctor in an Indian privat...

7 months ago
After Allah, you our last hope: Pakistani to Sushma

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday assured a medical visa to yet another Pakistani national who said that after Allah you are our last hope. India will not belie your hope. We will issue the visa immediately, Sushma Swaraj tweeted in response to a request from Shahzaib Iqbal from Lahore who said that a medical visa was required for the liver tran...

7 months ago
Cassidy diagnosed with organ failure

Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) Actor-singer David Cassidy, 67, has been hospitalised in Florida due to organ failure. Cassidy was earlier stricken with dementia but now his liver and kidneys are failing, his publicist JoAnn Geffen said, deadline.com reported on Saturday. He is now conscious and surrounded by family, Geffen added. Cassidy has been hospitalised for three days a...

7 months ago
Weightlifting Olympic champion Suleymanoglu dies

Ankara (Turkey), Nov 18 (IANS) World and Olympic champion weightlifter Naim Suleymanoglu from Turkey died on Saturday at the age of 50, local media reported. The Turkish champion underwent a liver transplant surgery last month after suffering with cirrhosis for a long time, reports Xinhua news agency. Suleymanoglu, nicknamed Pocket Hercules due to his 1.47 metres (4 feet 10 inch...

7 months ago
India gives medical visa to another Pakistani national

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) India on Friday issued a medical visa to another Pakistani national following a promise made by the Ministry of External Affairs on Independence Day. Amna - We have approved medical visa for your father Mr Shamim Ahmed, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted in response to a request from one Amna Shamim through the Twitter handle of Karachi's Muhammad Ta...

8 months ago
Bangladeshi toddler undergoes liver transplant at Delhi hospital

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Doctors at a Delhi hospital provided a new lease of life to a toddler from Bangladesh who had developed acute liver failure. Two-year-old Aman Jawad Uddin developed jaundice, vomiting and irritability, which was later diagnosed as acute liver failure due to Hepatitis A at a Dhaka hospital. His condition deteriorated to coagulopathy, also called a bleeding...

8 months ago
India gives more medical visas to Pakistanis

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Continuing a trend that started after a promise made on Independence Day this year, India has issued medical visa for a one-year-old Pakistani seeking open heart surgery and a man seeking a liver transplant. We have approved the visa request for liver transplant surgery of your uncle Mr Azhar Hussain in India, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on We...

8 months ago
MEA approves visa of sick Pakistani national

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has approved the medical visa of a Pakistani national for liver transplant surgery in India. We have approved the visa request for liver transplant surgery of your uncle Mr Azhar Hussain in India, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted in reply to a Pakistani resident Abbas whose uncle is to be treated at the Max Ho...

8 months ago
Yet another Indian medical visa for ailing Pakistani

New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) India will grant a medical visa to a Pakistani man seeking a liver transplant, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday. Yes, we are granting visa for your father's liver transplant surgery in India, Sushma Swaraj tweeted in response to a request by one Hamid Ali Ashraf, who said that his father needed a liver transplant and that his condition was ve...

10 months ago
Riteish Deshmukh remembers father on death anniversary

Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) On the 5th death anniversary of Vilasrao Deshmukh, a two-time chief minister of Maharashtra, his son and actor Riteish Deshmukh shared an emotional post on social media. Riteish on Monday took to Twitter to share a black and white photograph of his father. It's been five years... Have missed you every moment, every hour, everyday. Miss you pappa, the Great...

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