Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali had to spend a night sleeping on the floor of an Indian hospital after her slum home was bulldozed. The nine-year-old star suffered from flu after spending two days homeless on the streets of Mumbai. She was taken to the nearby Bhaba hospital, but because there were no beds left she had to lie in the arms of her aunt Mohidin on the floor.
“Rubina was out in the hot sun when they knocked down our home and then was exposed to the humid night,” the Sun quoted dad Rafiq Qureshi as saying. “It was extremely stressful for all my family and I am not surprised that this caught up with my daughter,” he added. However, Rubina has been discharged from hospital and is currently staying in a cramped House.
The health ministry on Saturday confirmed its first case of the H1N1 flu in the southern city of Hyderabad.
“He is an Indian. He was identified at the screening at the airport and was quarantined, and his samples were drawn and they have tested positive,” said Vineet Choudhary, joint secretary, health ministry.
The man, who was unidentified, was travelling from Dubai to Hyderabad, Choudhary said, adding those close to the man have been isolated and their health is being monitored.
His co-passengers on the flight to India are also being tracked down.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that some 7,500 people have been infected with the influenza strain that is a mixture of swine, bird and human viruses. H1N1 flu has now killed 65 people in 34 countries, WHO has said.
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Earth Hour is an international event organised by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund), and held on the last Saturday of March each year, which asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change. Earth hour was conceived by WWF Australia and the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007, when 2.2 million residents of Sydney participated by turning off all non-essential lights. Following Sydney’s lead, many other cities around the world adopted the event in 2008.
People from 1500 cities across the world are turning off thier lights to vote for earth this time.
Earth Hour May See 1 Billion Turn Off Lights on march 28th,2009.
Earth Hour will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm, local time.Earth Hour 2009 is from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time, 2009-03-28. Currently, 82 countries and more than 2100 cities are ‘committed to Earth Hour 2009’, a huge increase from people participating in 35 countries for Earth Hour 2008. 1 billion ‘votes’ is the stated aim for Earth Hour 2009, in the context of the pivotal 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Among the participants this year is, for the first time, the United Nations building. The U.N. conservatively estimates that its participation will save $102 in energy.
Earth Hour, an event created in Sydney two years ago at 7.30 pm,march 2007 by environmentalists keen to cut energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.In Sydney, Australia, the end of Earth Hour was celebrated with a fireworks show.
Earth Hour has also received free publicity from the Google corporation. From 12:00 a.m. on March 29, 2008 until the end of Earth Hour, the Google homepage in the United States, Colombia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland and the UK was turned to a black background. Their tagline is, “We’ve turned the lights out. Now it’s your turn – Earth Hour.” A common misconception is that having a black background on a web page reduces the power consumption of monitors; LCD monitors use a constant amount of power regardless of which colors are shown. This is not the case for Organic LED monitors,though they are not currently in popular use.
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APPG 2009 Results, AP (Andhra Pradesh) PG Medical entrance
Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences will announce the results of Post Graduate Medical Degree/Diploma Courses & MDS Courses for the Year 2009-10.
NTRUHS APPG 2009 Results will be published on 21st March 2009.
The test was conducted by Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences, AP, Vijayawada for admission into Medical and Dental Post Graduate Degree/ Diploma Courses in (MD/MS/PG Diploma/MDS) for the year 2009-10 in Medical and Dental Colleges of Andhra Pradesh which are affiliated to Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada.
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