Risks Of Tuberculosis – How To Prevent?

Risks Of Tuberculosis – How To Prevent? Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that commonly affects the lungs caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is transmitted through air, when someone with pulmonary TB coughs, sneezes, spits or speaks. Infected droplets protected into the air. If TB is diagonised earlier it is treated in better way and can avoid transmission. It will easily affect children, people with HIV, elders and smokers. Symptoms Continuous cough more than 3 weeks Coughing with blood Fever Night Sweats Weakness Fatigue Loss of Appetite Weight loss Chest Pain and Shortness of breath. TB is the top 10 cause of the death worldwide. It kills over 2 million people a year globally. 50% of HIV related deaths are due to Tuberculosis. A report says, India is also among the six countries that account for 60% of the total TB cases globally. In 2015, TB was reported to have killed 1.8 million people and 60% of them belongs 6 countries including India, Indonesia, China, Pakistan, South Africa and Nigeria. The infection could spread to other parts as well. Treatment could last from 6 to 9 months or even more. Breathing exercise and other exercises are important and necessary part

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Low Drought Relief Package For Tamil Nadu Farmers

Low Drought Relief Package For Tamil Nadu Farmers After 14 days of agitation in Jantar Mantar finally Union Government on Tuesday took notice of the Tamil Nadu farmers. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met farmers and promised to consider their demands. Their demands worth about 39,000 crores that include drought relief and loan waive. But now Center had recommended Rs. 2,096 crores as a relief package to Tamil Nadu. This is very low amount as compared to the drought condition in the state. The amount will be sanctioned from National relief fund. This fund is not acceptable say farmers and staged protest in front of Supreme Court justice residence. It relief fund is announced by Radha Mohan, Minister of Agriculture. The head of farmers association PR Pandiyan said Government had disappointed all of them. But committee had allocated of Rs. 1748.28 crore for Tamil Nadu drought relief which is lower than the recommended amount and to Andhra Pradesh Rs. 518.93 crore from National disaster response fund (NDRF). Meantime the Central Pollution Control Board permitted for the methane project in Tamil Nadu. This is severely opposed by Tamil Nadu people and some politicians. Neduvasal people suspended their protest after the government officials

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Future Wars Over Water? – World Water Day

Future Wars Over Water? – World Water Day Every year on March 22nd is celebrated as World Water Day. The world experts warn the people about the water scarcity is increasing day by day. As a reflection of global warming, deforestation and pollution the fresh water level across the global is decreasing. War on Water According to the World Bank wars of this century will be fought over water, if the wars of the 20th century were fought over oil. The United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan warns “Fierce competition for fresh water may well become a source of conflict and wars in the future” The Economist stated “Water shortages will grow even more serious; the stuff of future wars.. With 3.5 billion people affected by water shortages by 2050, conditions are ripe for a century of water conflicts. Shocking facts about water – As per some sources 783 million people do not have safe drinking water and almost 2.5 hillion do not have access to adequate sanitation. -85 percent of the world population lives in driest half of the planet. -6 to 8 million people die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related diseases. -80 percent of the

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Coffee With MLAs Event – None Of The MLAs Turned Up

Coffee With MLAs Event – None Of The MLAs Turned Up The volunteers, students and civilians gathered at Valluvar Kottam on Sunday morning waiting for 122 MLAs who failed to turn up. All the elected members of Legislative Assembly were invited to the event to explain their stand. The organizers wanted MLAs particularly the MLAs stayed in Koovathur resort to be given a platform to explain their stand. The people were waiting and called the MLAs by the phone but none responded. The event was organized by Arrapor Iyakkam (anti corruption group). They decided to have fun interaction with the guys masked like MLAs. Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna spoke at the event and also sung ‘Pormaboku’ song. The civilians were gathered for questioning the MLAs for the first time without fear. The people say though none of the MLAs visited the event, the event is important to show the democracy. It will reflect the people’s mind to the government. The people who attended the event said none of the MLAs have guts to face people’s questions. They have no qualities to be a leader. One of the participants aged 67 said her land is occupied by Sasikala group which they bought in 1980

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Support For Tamil Nadu Farmers Delhi Protest Increasing Slowly

Support For Tamil Nadu Farmers Delhi Protest Increasing Slowly A group of Tamil Nadu Farmers are protesting in Jantar Mantar since March 14th, 2017. Though the protest reached the people, it did not been heard by MPs and Prime Minister so far. As a seventh day supports to the farmers are being increased slowly. Some Tamil people at Delhi served them with food and water. They are involved in silent hunger protest wearing the skulls of their loved ones died due to crop failures. They are demanding the drought-relief special package and loan waiver for the farmers. More than 150 farmers are staging protest and one of them attempted to hang himself and stopped by others. AIADMK today extended their support to the farmers and party leaders met farmers. See Also: Tamil Nadu Farmer Protest At Jantar Mantar Delhi Some of the supporting memes to farmers’ protest. Support For Tamil Nadu Farmers Delhi Protest Increasing Slowly

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Tamil Nadu Farmer Protest At Jantar Mantar Delhi

Tamil Nadu Farmer Protest At Jantar Mantar Delhi Demanding the loan waiver, special compensation packages and river inter-linking project Tamil Nadu farmer staged protest near Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Over 150 farmers from Karur, Thanjavur, and Trichy districts are participating in the protest wearing a garland of skulls to show their anguish. They demand meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding this.  They also want to meet Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Agricultural Minister Radha Mohan to convey their demands. They have decided for the infinite hunger strike until they demand is fulfilled. Two of the young men from their team tried to hang themselves and was stopped by fire service personnel. The police reached them to avoid unfortunate incidents. They started the protest 3 days ago and as the 3rd day yesterday some of them became tried and fainted. They were taken to hospital and on returned again involved in the strike. They do not have any basic facilities even water is not provided to them. They sleep by the road side saying their protest will continue till their death. Ayyakannu, the head of the protesters says “In Tamil Nadu there is a drought condition for past 10 successive years

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TN Finance Minister Jayakumar Presents Budget Today

TN Finance Minister Jayakumar Presents Budget Today Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Jayakumar presented his first budget and it is also the maiden budget of newly formed government under the head of E Palanisamy. The budget allocated as follows Tamil Nadu budget has been estimated to increase t0 Rs. 99,590 crore for 2017-2018 from Rs. 87, 287 crore in 2016-2017 Rs. 625 crore for providing drinking water across the state. State disaster fund – Rs. 2600 crore relief to farmers through direct benefit transfer Rs. 585 crore for Cyclone Wardah for 3 districts. Eradicating poverty in rural areas – Rs. 469 crores Eradicating poverty in urban areas – Rs. 272 crores Rural Transformation Project in 127 areas – Rs. 1000 crores from World Bank Allocating  Rs. 6,400 crore for Police Department Rs. 253 crores for fire and rescue service Rs. 984 crore for judicial administration Rs. 282 crore for prison Rs. 5000 crore allocated to provide toor dhal, masoor dhal and oil Rs. 567 crore for Environment and Forestry Rs. 860 crore fro fisheries Handloom sector has been allocated 1235 crore Free dhoti and saree scheme – Rs. 490 crore Rs. 532 for MSME sector Athikadavu-Avinasi link project – Rs. 250 crore 1000

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JNU Student Commits Suicide Hailing From Tamil Nadu

JNU Student Commits Suicide Hailing From Tamil Nadu The 27-years-old JNU student ends his life on Monday. It is another shocking incident in Jawaharlal Nehru University. Fourteen months after the suicide of Hyderabad University research scholar and Rohith Vemula one more dalit student who participated in the protest found hanged. He was found dead at his friends’ house near the University. Muthukrishnan hailed from Salem, Tamil Nadu was enrolled for M Phil in JNU. Police says he had committed suicide due to his personal reasons. J Muthukrishnan was visiting his friend’s house in Munirka Vihar on Monday. After lunch he had locked himself in a room saying he wanted to sleep. When his friends called him he did not open the door. After informing to Police they rushed to the spot and opened the door. In his Facebook post he made several allegations of inequality. His last words on Facebook were “When equality is denied everything is denied.” “There is no equality in M.phil/PhD Admission, there is no equality in Viva–voce, there is only denial of equality, denying Professor Sukhadeo Thorat recommendation, denying students protest places in Ad–block, denying the education of the marginals. When equality is denied, everything is denied,”

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Five Assembly State Elections 2017

Five Assembly State Elections 2017 Prime Minister Modi is likely to emerge stronger from 5 Assembly State Elections 2017 particularly in Uttar Pradesh. The polls result are counted today and BJP is leading in UP and Uttarakhand. BJP will follow the same tactics to the other places too. BJP had won – 308 and the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance won – 68 and Mayawati’s BSP in third position with 20. In 70 seats in Uttarakhand assembly elections 2017 the BJP is leading in 52 seats as per the Election Commission data, with the Congress ahead in 16 and others in two. The Congress party is leading in Goa, Manipur and Punjab. It is reported that BJP had historical success in UP of acquiring more than 300 places in the state. At Manipur, ‘Iron Lady’ Irom Sharmila first time should in politics and faced loss against lost CM Ibobi Singh. She had only got 51 votes in Thoubal in Manipur Assembly Election. In Punjabi Congress had won and Captain Amarender Singh is becoming Chief Minister. In Goa, AAP Goa CM candidate Elvis Gomes had been defeated. Independent candidate and former congressman Joaquim Alemao has won. At the fourth round of counting it is

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Indian Traders Preferring Local Beverages

Indian Traders Preferring Local Beverages Following Tamil Nadu several trade unions in Kerala stopped Coca Cola and Pepsico products for sales. The traders prefer local cool drinks and beverages in their stores. Kerala Government plans to restrict the multinational companies to use the ground waters. To take care of their state ground water level in the drought conditional the government is supposed to take measures. Due to deficiency of rainfall Kerala had declared the state as drought hit last year. Meanwhile Coca cola is planning to come up with packaged tender coconut water in India. There is increase in coconut water demand all over the world. It is one of the fast growing beverages in the world. People are being conscious about their health and demanding the natural products. The band for Coke and Pepsi products started in Tamil Nadu from March 1st. The traders are welcoming local products including the natural healthy drinks. Benefits of Tender Coconut Water It has amazing benefits which has components including vitamins, minerals, sugars, electrolytes, amino acids, phytohormones, and cytokine. It promotes Cardiovascular Health, Improves Lipid Metabolism, Prevents Kidney Stones, Strengthens Bones, Lowers Blood Pressure, Provides Instant Energy, Boots Immunity and many more. It

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Youngsters Hanging Protest At Neduvasal

Youngsters Hanging Protest At Neduvasal The protest in Neduvasal continues as the 22nd day today. Neduvasal and Vadakadu youngsters are involved in hanging protest in their villages opposing to hydrocarbon extraction project. They have roped around their neck and say it is only way if central government does not stop the project. They warned the government by blowing the conch. They are tackling various ways to seek the Centre’s attraction. Women are greatly involved in the protest. They are also heading the protest. A aged lady who took part in ‘Oppari porattam’(singing protest) died on Wednesday. She had chest pain initially, and rushed to the hospital but died on the way. Villagers paid homage to the lady in the evening. The traditional dances were performed on the protest spot in order to get rid of tiredness during the protest. It kept the protestors engagement. The villagers welcome the outsiders for their protest and they are preparing food for them. Meanwhile ONGC workers are conducting experimental activities around the regions including Thiruvarur. But the people nearby gathered there and stopped their work. Reportedly police arrived at the spot and booked case against the people. Students had left the colleges and participating

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Indian Fisherman Killed By Sri Lankan Navy

Indian Fisherman Killed By Sri Lankan Navy A 22-year-old fisherman was shot dead allegedly by Sri Lankan force. It was the first murder after Sirisena became the President. So far they are continuously arresting the fishermen and detain the boats. They are destroying the livelihood of Indian fishermen so far. The relatives of the man died fishermen association head urge government to do sometime for their welfare. They urge government to save them from Sri Lankan’s brutality. So far the center and state government took noting series reaction to stop the Sri Lankan Navy. Now they have started killing our fishermen. Already more than 500 fishermen had been died due to Sri Lankan Navy. Now again they have started to kill us. At least government should take step to save our life though they cannot get back our boats. The fisherman died was fishing inside the India’s marine boundary. A group of fishermen were fishing between Dhanushkodi and Katchatheevu. Sri Lankan army opened fire at them. Four of the fishermen were injured and one dead. The person died is identified as Chitso from Thangachimadam. Following this horrible incident tension prevailed at the region and securities were tightened in Sri Lankan

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Thirunelveli Becomes First 100 Percent Waste Segregation Town

Thirunelveli Becomes First 100 Percent Waste Segregation Town Thiruneveli in Tamil Nadu becomes India’s first 100% waste segregation town. The municipality had collected biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastage separately from every house in the town. It has become possible in just 5 months of strict implementation. The town has around 1.6 lakh households and implemented this from April 2016. The biodegradable waste is collected everyday while non-biodegradable waste is collected once in a week on Wednesday. The municipality made this possible in the city of 4.8 lakh population by campaign, local TV and radio channels and NGOs. The municipality made it mandatory to segregate the waste in every households and office separately before disposal. They said they won’t collect the waste if it is not separated as bio and non-biodegradable one. The municipal commissioner S Sivasubramanian told TOI, “Our sanitation workers went to each house, collected an undertaking from each of them saying that they will segregate waste at home. We distributed two waste bins to every household. I wrote personal letters to each house to make this a success and we made public announcements using loudspeakers across the city for two months.” It has become a role model to other

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8 Fishermen Arrested – One Swallowed Glass Bottle After Sri Lankan Navy Threatens

8 Fishermen Arrested – One Swallowed Glass Bottle After Sri Lankan Navy Threatens Eight more Indian fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy claimed they have crossed the border for fishing. Sri Lankan Navy force also apprehended their motorized fishing boats. Meantime due to Navy’s threatens one of the fishermen swallowed bottle and he had been admitted in Thirikonamalai hospital for treatment. 13 fishermen were arrested by them on Thursday. More than 55 fishermen and 130 boats are detained by Sri Lanka. The government of Tamil Nadu seeks Centre intervention regarding this. The centre must take strong highest diplomatic level to ensure the safety and security of our fishermen in the Palk Bay says Tamil Nadu CM. He seeks the immediate release of the fishermen and boats. In 13 fishermen hailing from Rameshwaram were taken to Vadamarachi and nine from Nagapattinam district were taken to Kangesanthurai by the Lankan Naval personnel. Following this Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palanisamy wrote letter to Prime Minister. High Court Permits Pepsi And Coke Companies To Take Water From Thamirabarani 8 Fishermen Arrested – One Swallowed Glass Bottle After Sri Lankan Navy Threatens

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High Court Permits Pepsi And Coke Companies To Take Water From Thamirabarani

High Court Permits Pepsi And Coke Companies To Take Water From Thamirabarani Madurai high court today lifted the ban and permitted PepsiCo and Coca-Cola companies to use water from River Thamirabarani. The court ordered on November 2016 a stay for companies producing Pepsi and Coca cola to use water from the river. The stay was given after the intense protest of farmers and villagers in the surroundings. The people in the region had been facing severe water shortages. As feared now the judges had changed the order and permitted those companies to use the water. The coco-cola company has permission to draw 18 lakh litres per day and PepsiCo can draw 10 lakh litres every day. This river is the main source of drinking water for Tuticorine and Nellai districts. People in Nellai district alone needed 12.5 crore litres per day and in the rest of regions like Ramanathapuram, Tuticorine need at least 10 crore litres per day. Social activists and people in the region are strongly agitating the water for these companies. In the water scarcity, if the companies takes water it adversely affects the people and agriculture say the experts. The environmental and social activists got into the

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