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Cervical Cancer Proving to be Deadly Especially in Indian Women

Cervical Cancer Proving to be Deadly Especially in Indian WomenAccording to a WHO report, Cervical cancer claims lives of around 300,000 women worldwide every year and around 130,000 new cases are reported in India every year out of which some 8,000 are from West Bengal alone.

"This makes cervical cancer the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in India and represents approximately one-fourth of the world's total cervical cancer cases and mortality," said a paper released by Qiagen, the German global market leader in sample technology and CNCI, a state-run Cancer Research Institute here on Tuesday.

Dr. J. J. Dalal and his Cardiology team saves life of 92-year-old man!

Dr. J. J. Dalal and his Cardiology team saves life of 92-year-old man!Few week ago, a 92 year old man suffered from an acute myocardial infarction (death of heart muscle) and was hospitalized in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai.He was given treatment as well as medication for 15 days but, all in vain. He still continued complaining about severe chest pain.

After viewing his unstable condition, Dr Dalal without losing a single minute, has suggested option of angiography. But his family members were seen worried about invasive procedures as he was 92 years old.

ICICI Bank registers 35% drop in its Q4 Net profit

ICICI Bank registers 35% drop in its Q4 Net profitIndia's second-largest lender ICICI Bank today announced 35% drop in net profit at Rs 743.76 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2009 when compared to Rs 1149.84 crore in the year-ago period.

In addition, the lender's total income also fell to Rs 9203.36 crore from Rs 10390.92 crore in the corresponding period in the previous year.

For the full-year ended March, ICICI Bank's net profit fell 9.40% percent to Rs 3758.13 crore, as compared to Rs 4157.73 crore for the year ended March 31, 2008.

Congress attacks Jaswant Singh for defending Advani

Congress attacks Jaswant Singh for defending AdvaniNew Delhi, Apr 25: The Congress on Saturday attacked senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh for his latest claim that BJP''s primeministerial candidate L. K. Advani had opposed the decision to free terrorists during the Kandahar hijack crisis.

Talking to reporters here, party spokesperson Rajiv Shukla termed Jawant Singh''s attempt to defend Advani as a "complete farce" and said that he was "unnecessarily blaming" former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

One injured in Mumbai subway firing

One injured in Mumbai subway firingMumbai, Apr.

Political parties begin blame game on 1989 Bhagalpur riots

Political parties begin blame game on 1989 Bhagalpur riotsBhagalpur, Apr 25: Political parties in Bihar have begun playing politics using the infamous Bhagalpur riots of 1989 that claimed over 1000 lives.

Earlier this week, the Congress accused the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief, Lalu Prasad, of protecting the main conspirators of the riots. Lalu blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for killing of minorities.

Shami Begum, a riot victim who lost four members of her family, said politicians highlight this issue during every election to garner votes from themselves.

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