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A Gastroenteritis Diet

Most cases of gastroenteritis (gastric flu, stomach flu, tummy bug) are due to infectious causes – viral, bacterial or protozoan. It is often self limiting and will resolve spontaneously with no need for treatment although proper oral rehydration is essential for the duration of the infection. The focus on gastroenteritis should be on management and the appropriate nutrition during this period is therefore essential.

Scientists create RBCs

In a major breakthrough a team of scientists led by Prof Marc Turner, Director of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service in Edinburg, have created human red blood cells containing the oxygen carrying haemoglobin.

According to reports in The Independent, the scientists created the blood by using more than 100 spare embryos left over from treatment at fertility clinics. The embryos were used to establish several embryonic stem cell “lines” and subsequently transformed into blood stem cells before converting into RBCs.

Micky threatens to file PIL over bad roads

Former Tourism Minister Micky Pacheco while reiterating his charge that the roads in his constituency are in a bad shape due to the machinations of PWD Minister Churchill Alemao, demanded a CBI probe into the tendering process of PWD and threatened to file a Public Interest Litigation if the government fails to act on his demand.

Cutbona Land acquisition for what?

For what is the government acquiring 30,000 square metres of land at Cutbona, Velim, Salcete; is the question not only the villagers but many Goans are asking as the purpose...

California gay marriages on hold

Gay marriages in California were put on hold following a ruling from the US Appeals Court which is scheduled to take up the hearings in the second week of December this year.
California banned gay marriages in what is known as Proposition 8 passed in November 2008 triggering strong reaction amongst its supporters as well as opponents.

Opponents wondered how the trend-setting California state could trod on the same path as 40 others States that have banned same sex marriages.

Drug Mafia kidnaps Mayor

Mr. Edelmiro Cavazos, Mayor of Santiago a tourist town near Monterrey city in Mexico, is suspected to have been abducted by the drug mafia.

Gunmen stromed in Cavazos’ residence on Sunday and abducted him. According to Alejandro Garza, Attorney General of Nuevo Leon state, the mayor was not harmed nor hand cuffed or tied as he was led outside his house.

Decks cleared for Sonia’s election as Congress chief

The Congress Working Committee while clearing all decks for electing Sonia Gandhi as the party president at a meeting on Monday, took digs at two of its important allies in the UPA alliance ruling the country.

The two allies targeted are Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir which has seen a revival of violence in recent times and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee who has stormed into the Maoists stronghold holding the banner of peace.

Vedanta diversifies into oil even as mining found illegal

Vedanta Resources diversified into oil business by taking over 60 per cent stake in Cairn India which is owning India’s largest oilfield at Mangala in Rajasthan.
The deal is expected to be completed over a period of three months and Sesa Goa, the leading Goan mine field which was taken over by Vedanta earlier, will have a 20 per cent stake in the new venture.

No Century, but Victory

Verender Sehwag led India to a six wicket win against Sri Lanka at the on going tri-series but was denied a century though he had crossed that mark only because it was a no ball.

India needed just five runs to win and Sehwag who was at the crease, just one ball to score a century. Suraj Randiv bowling the 35th over gave four byes and then two dot balls. His next was a big no-ball which Sehwag smashed outside the boundary but since it was a no-ball his score remained at 99.

Sobhraj too hot for lawyers

Although he can buy moderate comforts for himself in the jail in Kathmandu, Charles Sobhraj is finding it difficult to find a lawyer to represent him particularly after his lawyer and to be mother in law Shakuntala Thapa was held guilty for contempt of court.

The 66-year old Charles Sobhraj who run to freedom ended after he was arrested at O Coqueiro while holidaying in Goa, cannot find a lawyer to work on a fresh application to review the Supreme Court’s decision finding him guilty of murdering an American tourist in 1975.