Published: Thursday 30 April 1998

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) is setting up a National Brain Research Centre at Gurgaon. The centre would be an autonomous institute under the dbt managed by a steering committee headed by Prakesh Tondon, a well-known neurosurgeon.

Asha Ignani of Mumbai along with a non-resident Indian couple has initiated a plan to set up a marrow donor registry in Mumbai. This will be of immense help to the patients of leukaemia and those with blood disorders in finding a donor with matching tissue type.

A study shows that more than one lakh litres of diesel gets pilfered every three months from the 900-km long Kandla-Bhatinda pipeline causing heavy losses to the government.

The European Commission has imposed provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of unbleached cotton grey fabrics from India, China and Pakistan, besides three other countries.

Nearly 1,078 people have died of enteric diseases in the state over the past year, according to Partha Dey, health minister of West Bengal.

The vehicular pollution level in Delhi has come down by a mere 3.4 per cent in the last one-and-half years.

The Central government has informed the Delhi High Court, that it had taken up the matter of setting up rescue centre for the animals recovered from mobile zoos. The court has asked the ministry of environment to file an affidavit with regard to the steps being taken within one week.

India has maximum number of illiterates in the world. It's illiterate population exceeds the total population of the US, Japan and Canada, says a study "Human Development in south Asia", released by the United Nations.

Numerous medical accessories like injections, syringes, needles, arterial catheters and balloon catheters, purchased about eight years ago by G B Pant hospital, New Delhi, are allegedly not being sent for microbiological test to ascertain their condition. This can prove fatal for the patients.

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