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Purdue study projects weakened monsoon season in South Asia

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The South Asian summer monsoon - critical to agriculture in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan - could be weakened and delayed due to rising temperatures in the future, according to a recent climate modeling study. A Purdue University research group found that climate ...

Goans Celebrate Monsoon Festival

Goans this weekend had a gala time celebrating annual Monsoon festival, which marks San Joao, the feast of John, the Baptist . Monsoon festival is a legacy Goans have inherited from the Portuguese, who ruled the State until it was liberated in 1961. During the celebrations, Goans ju...

Ayurveda Resorts in Kerala Gear Up for the Monsoon Season

With the monsoons making a grand entry into Kerala, tourist resorts and ayurvedic spas are all ready with rejuvenating health packages. The rainy season, experts say, is the best time for Ayurvedic treatment. Although Ayurveda evolved centuries ago in India, it has only in recent years tha...

New Law On HIV/AIDS To Be Implemented At The Monsoon Session Of Parliament

The monsoon session of Parliament is to pass a law that would protect HIV/AIDS patient's rights to privacy, work, and admission in a hospital, along with the right// for a woman with the right to seek an HIV test from a prospective groom before marriage. India is supposedly the country with t...

Ayurveda Boosts Monsoon Tourism in Kerala

Despite dull and dreary rains during the monsoon season in Kerala, numerous tourists visit the state to savour ayurveda packages.// It is believed that the months of June and July are best suited for administering ayurvedic treatment. "In the last five years the number of tourist places offe...

Dengue fever in Delhi after the Monsoon

N.Delhi is affected by the dengue fever that can sometime be deadly and this is due to the breeding mosquitoes after the monsoon. Dengue fever is a benign acute febrile syndrome occurring in tropical regions, // which is the most important mosquito (Aedes aegypti), transmitted viral disease. ...

Monsoon Season will Bring Japanese Encephalitis

... BALTIMORE, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 monsoon season will soon arrive in the Asian territories and culicine mosquito populations are expected to increase. "These mosquitoes may carry the virus tha...

Acumen Fund Announces New Investments In Pakistan To Build Scalable Business That Serve The Poor

... The overwhelming majority of farmers lack access to an irrigation water source, a canal or ground water, forcing them to farm once a year during the monsoon season. Farmers who have an irrigation source are able to farm more than once per year, but the scarce water situation makes it very expensive for th...

Animal Rescue Operations Underway in Flooded Bihar, India

...IHAR, India, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Entire villages have been washed away in India's northern state of Bihar after a deadly combination of monsoon rains and a dam burst caused a deluge that spreads over countless miles of farming land. IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare -- http://www.if...

Global Warming: Lessons of History Help the Future

...e events. Outwardly, Ireland's famine was caused by a blight that destroyed the potato, the staple crop; India's was inflicted by a failure of monsoon rains; and Ethiopia's by a drought. But, in all three cases, the agro-ecosystems were fragile. Ireland's potato growers each had tiny ...

Insecticide and Repellent Combo Effective in Eliminating Malarial Mosquitoes

...irst appears in May and June in the rice-fields. It shows no resistance to pyrethroids. The second emerges in September and October in puddles left by monsoon rains. These do show resistance to these insecticides. As expected, the usual pyrethroid-treated nets turned out to be effective only against...

Government to Toughen Its Anti-smoking Laws

...further approved a Health and Family Welfare Ministry proposal for amending the Cigarette and other Tobacco Products 2003 Act in the first week of the monsoon session of the Parliament, Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi told reporters after a Cabinet meeting in New Delhi. Das...

Ramadoss to Discuss Chikungunya With Health Ministers of Nine States Tomorrow

...n-fatal self-limiting illness, marked by high fever, headache, severe joint pain, rashes and nausea. The disease broke out after the southwest monsoon hit Kerala coast early this month. The disease has spread near rubber plantations where farmers use plastic cups and coconut shells to collect...

Notice Sent to Courts Asking Them to Stop Courting Mosquitoes

...omes. Especially, people should take care of the stagnant water inside their coolers both at home and office," he advised. "Since the upcoming monsoon is the season for mosquito breeding we need be extra cautious," he said. ...

Chikungunya-hit Villages to Get Funds to Fight Mosquitoes

...ear, we are taking the increasing number of such cases this year very seriously. If we don't take immediate measures the situation will be grim during monsoon and post-monsoon,' he said. The minister was addressing a meeting of the health ministers of the chikungunya-affected states and reviewing pre...

Malaria Claims 25 Lives in Assam

...sted positive for the disease in the same period," the minister said. Unofficial reports put the death toll at around 40. Experts say an early monsoon has caused the outbreak of malaria. "The situation is well under control and compared to last year, the epidemic is not alarming. But we are n...

Climate Change Reorganized Tibetan Culture 700 Years Ago: Study

...iminary findings that an abrupt shift in the Asian monsoon caused famine, population movements and political ...orts of changes that might take place in the Asian monsoon during the process of global warming?" Aldenderfer asked. Scientists credit the Asian monsoon with bringing much-needed summer rains to nearly h...

Delhi's Hottest Day at 44.1 Degrees Celsius

...of 27 degrees Celsius. Delhi had recorded a maximum of 42.7 degrees in May 15, the hottest day of the year till Friday. "The southwest monsoon may have entered a few southern states of India yet it is pure summer in Delhi. The temperature may not slide Sunday as well," said an IMD official. ...

Ice Age in Europe Dried Up West African Monsoons

...cted the most detailed history of the West African monsoon yet, spanning 155,000 years and two ice ages. ...r Niger, and is a gauge of past run-off levels and monsoon intensities. The researchers found that when the northern latitudes were frozen over, monsoon rains were much weaker, only gaining strength agai...

Sweltering Heat in Madhya Pradesh Claims Fifteen Lives

... 40 degrees in Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur bringing some respite to people. Meanwhile, meteorological department director D.P. Dubey said the monsoon was expected to arrive in the state on June 15 and not June 13 as expected normally. Last year, it arrived on June 29. Meanwhile, li...

Kerala Government Sanctions Funds for Chikungunya-affected Districts

...n-fatal self-limiting illness, marked by high fever, headache, severe joint pain, rashes and nausea. The disease broke out after the southwest monsoon hit Kerala coast early this month. The disease has spread near rubber plantations where farmers use plastic cups and coconut shells to collect...

Malaria Claims 25 Lives in Assam

...tested positive for the disease in the same period," the minister said. Unofficial reports put the death toll at around 40. Experts say an early monsoon has caused the outbreak of malaria. "The situation is well under control and compared to last year, the epidemic is not alarming. But we are not...

India's Water Availability Will Decline by 2050

...mplying lesser storage and greater water stress. "Intense rain occurring over fewer days, which implies increased frequency of floods during the monsoon will also result in loss of the rainwater. The direct runoff of water would reduce the groundwater recharging potential," Pachauri told reporters here...

Mosquito-borne Dengue Disease on the Rise in Five Malaysian States

...said. Health officials have warned that the rise in dengue could continue, inspite of efforts by the government to control it, due to the rainy monsoon season. They have issued warnings to residents to clean their property to be rid of the larvae of the aedes mosquito, which carries the dengue ...

Chikungunya Reaches Sri Lanka

...ease weakens the immune system making people succumb to other ailments. Sri Lanka is already struggling to control the spread of dengue fever as monsoon rains have created breeding conditions for mosquitoes that carry the disease. Dr. Nihal Abeysinghe, director of the Epidemiology branch of the H...

Smoky Haze Cause Health Problems in Singapore

...eorologists said Sunday.// The prolonged pall that has enveloped Southeast Asia since last month is now expected to dissipate when the northeast monsoon douses the fires raging in Indonesia's Kalimantan and Sumatra, far later than the original October prediction. Experts said intermittent showers...

Dengue cases in Karachi on the rise

...cerbated due to the unusually heavy rains in the months of July and August. The whole city was submerged in water and it could not be drained till the monsoon got over. The stagnating water became an ideal place for the mosquitoes to breed. A joint team of experts from local research organizations and ...

India registers 3,000 dengue patients, toll crosses 40

...engue is caused by the bite of Aedes Aegypti, a type of mosquito, that breeds in stagnant water. The dengue outbreak usually erupts as the annual monsoon tapers off across the country, leaving behind countless small pools and puddles of stagnant water. The worst affected by the dengue virus is the ...

Maharashtra warns against Mahim's 'miracle' water

...ed sweet due to the natural phenomenon of dilution. "Dilution is a phenomenon observed all along the western coast of India during the southwest monsoon and occurs when rainwater borne by rivers mixe with seawater along the coast," said M.D. Zingde, a scientist at the National Institute of Oceanography...

Assam Heat Wave Claims Five.

... percent of Assam's 26 million people eke out a living through agriculture. The state is also hit by flooding during the monsoons. Every year the monsoon causes the Brahmaputra to overflow its banks in Assam. In 2004, at least 200 people died and millions were displaced. A wave of flooding that began in...

Students of Dharamsala Hospitalized for Diarrhoea

...eek this month due to heavy downpour that unleashed an epidemic of diarrhoea, infecting some 60 students, Tibetan// officials said. The onset of monsoon has always been a cause of anxiety for the 700-odd students of the Sherap Gatsel school, nestled in the foot of a hillside, not far from the lower Tib...

Medical Students Protest Proposed Tabling of Reservation Bill

...College today organised a public gathering here under the banner of 'Youth For Equality' to protest against the tabling of the reservation bill in the monsoon session of Parliament beginning tomorrow.// The protest was part of a nationwide programme, Youth For Equality said in a release adding that pro...

Medicos Form Human Chain as Part of Quota Protests

...pital, police said. The medicos later held a meeting to finalise their action plan to protest the quota bill, which is likely to be placed in the monsoon session of Parliament, a 'Youth for Equality' spokesman said. Police said traffic in the area was affected by the protests. Source:PTI News...

Ayurveda Massage Centres in Kerala to be Regulated

...ment scanner, Health Minister// P.K. Sreemathy said Saturday. While tourist resorts offering ayurveda massage do roaring business during the peak monsoon season, Sreemathy said the government would see to it that no exploitation takes place at such centres. "We have reports that certain undesirabl...

Dengue In City: KMC To Appoint 30 Contract Doctors

...tional Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED). Altogether 3,432 case of dengue, the most common viral disease which strikes during the monsoon and post-monsoon every year, had been detected last year in the KMC area. The mosquito-borne disease had claimed 12 lives last monsoon. Stat...

Experts Warn of Bird Flu Recurrence in Maharashtra

... Experts have warned of another outbreak of bird flu in Maharashtra after the monsoon due to the unscientific disposal of chicken culled// in the first episode of the dreaded virus outbreak in February. Maharashtra witnessed an ou...

'Fishy' Medicine Stirs Controversy

...ld here June 8-9. The administration of the 'drug' will begin June 8 at 3.42 p.m. on the Mrigasira Karti of the Hindu calendar - or the onset of monsoon – and continue for 24 hours. With controversy surrounding the efficacy of the medicine affecting the turnout in recent years, the Bathini family...

Munnabhai MBBS to be remade in Hollywood

...out a gangster who pretends to be a doctor whenever his parents turn up, will be shot as Gangster MD. It will be directed by Mira Nair, best known for monsoon Wedding in 2001. Nair said Chris Tucker, the Hollywood action star who came to focus as the wise-cracking cop in Rush Hour movies, would play th...

The Government’s Balancing Act on Reservatio

...so decided that while the Constitution amendment providing for reservation is implemented in letter and in spirit, a bill will be introduce during the monsoon session of Parliament to provide for the quota. The Left parties insisted that the Government sent out a clear message that it was committed to implem...

Spine Gourd Variety Helpful For Diabetics Is Ready For Commercial Cultivation

... popular among the farmers due to its nutritional value and its shelf life. If Kankoda seeds are once sown in the field, tubers sprout at the onset of monsoon every year. A good green yield can be harvested every year and up to five-six years from the same tubers or plants. Consumption of spine gourd a...
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