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Adani Power Partners With AES To Acquire 49% Stake In OPGC

Bhubaneswar: Adani Power Limited (APL) on Tuesday said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 49 per cent stake in Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC) from the affiliates of the AES Corporation (AES), the US-based global energy company. The Government of Odisha holds the balance 51 per cent stake in OPGC. Odisha Power Generation […]

6 children die of suspected AES in Bihar's Gaya

Gaya (Bihar): Six children in Bihar’s Gaya district are suspected to have died of Acute Encephalitis (AES) in a week, an official said on Tuesday. Of the 23 children admitted to Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital (ANMCH) from July 2 till date, six have died, a health officer said here. ANMCH Superintendent V.K. […]

More than medicine, rain could check AES in Bihar

Patna: There is a consensus among doctors, experts, health officials as well as parents that monsoon brings down cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, the epicentre of the mystery disease that has claimed lives of 154 children in the state so far. A week after the much-awaited monsoon entered Bihar and […]

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Shocking! Odisha Health Dept yet to list AES/JE endemic dists in State

Bhubaneswar: Here is a shocker. Despite recording a toll of 157 deaths due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanese Encephalitis (AES/JE) in 2016, the revelation is Odisha Health Department has not identified any AES/JE endemic districts in the State till date. This is so when sources in the Directorate of Public Health here have unofficially […]

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Litchi test: Odisha health minister Naba Das ends up with half-baked diagnosis!

Bhubaneswar: Like the Bihar health mandarins, the new Odisha health minister Naba  Kishore Das seems to be in denial mode that Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) is a reality in Odisha, notwithstanding the bitter reality of Odisha’s brush with the killer disease in 2016. In a statement to the media yesterday, the State Health Minister had […]

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AES deaths: Ministers face social media users' wrath

New Delhi: With over 100 children losing their lives to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar, social media users are livid with strong messages targeting several key functionaries, including Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while others have even asked for their resignations. “Nitish Kumar: A heartless man, a terrible friend, a disloyal ally and an awful […]

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Encephalitis death of children in Bihar: Petition in SC

New Delhi: A plea was filed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday seeking direction to the Centre to urgently constitute a team of medical experts for treatment of children in Bihar suspected to be suffering from acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), which had claimed more than 100 lives. The plea also sought direction to the Centre […]

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Odisha orders litchi test after encephalitis deaths in Bihar

Bhubaneswar: In view of the rising encephalitis deaths in Bihar, Odisha government on Tuesday directed officials to collect samples of litchi being sold in the market and test it for any toxins affecting human health. Health Minister Naba Kishore Das directed Food Safty Commissioners to test the litchi being sold in the market after some […]

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AES no minnow, Odisha tops country in encephalitis cases in Jan-Apr 2019

Bhubaneswar: When lack of proper case management saw Bihar saddled with a whopping 125 fatalities of children due to AES in the month of June so far, the alarming fact for Odisha is, it had recorded the highest Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) cases in the country during the first 4-months of 2019. According to the […]

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Nitish visits AES-hit Muzaffarpur, faces protests

Patna: Hundreds of angry protesters staged a demonstration on Tuesday against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s visit to Muzaffarpur district, where 107 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES). The protest took place outside the state-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), where Nitish Kumar arrived with Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi. […]

Muzaffarpur children death toll rises to 107

Patna: Seven more children died in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district on Monday, taking the toll due to suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) to 107 and prompting the state government to announce a slew of measures to tackle the situation. According to a release issued by the district administration, 19 deaths were reported from the Kejriwal hospital […]

Vardhan assures help to ailing children in Bihar, death toll rises to 100

Muzaffarpur: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday visited the families of the children suffering from suspected acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) even as the death toll rose to 100 in the district. Vardhan, his deputy Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey visited the SKMCH. “I assure the people of the area, especially […]

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AES death toll rises to 69 in Bihar

Patna: The death toll from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar rose to 69 on Saturday as 12 more children died, health officials said. Principal Secretary in the state Health Department Sanjay Kumar visited a government run and confirmed that a total of 69 children have now died due to AES in June. The death […]

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53 children die of AES in north Bihar in 10 days

Muzaffarpur/Patna: Shahbano’s tears refuse to stop. Three days ago, the Baruraj village resident admitted her eight-year-old daughter Farida at Muzaffarpur’s Shri Krishna Memorial College Hospital (SKMCH) with high fever. Her world came crashing down on Tuesday, when the doctors declared her daughter dead. Farida’s death hasn’t just broken her own family. It has also made […]

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Warning shot for Fani-hit Odisha: State tops country in AES cases in 2019

Bhubaneswar:  Signalling an ominous trend of sorts for the State hit by cyclone Fani, Odisha has topped the country with maximum cases of Acute Encephalitis syndrome (AES) during the first four months (January – April) of 2019.  Fani had hit the State on May 3. The State has also recorded the second most highest Japanese […]

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Health minister in House claims BJD govt took all steps to tackle JE

Bhubaneswar: Refuting the charges of government inaction in tackling the Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri district, Health Minister Pradip Amat today in the Odisha Assembly claimed the State government has taken all possible measures to counter the vector-borne disease menace in the district. Participating in a three-hour motion moved by the Opposition in the House on […]