New Delhi: The hero of India’s polio fight — the bivalent oral vaccine (BOPV)— is now being tested against the injectible one (IPV) to see which one boosts mucosal immunity (also known as gut immun

Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday announced the creation of three more districts taking their number to 75 in Uttar Pradesh, the biggest state of the country.

LUCKNOW: Flood situation on Thursday remained grim in Uttar Pradesh with a majority of the rivers, essentially in east and south-east Uttar Pradesh, flowing above the danger mark.

LUCKNOW: The flood situation remained grim in the state on Sunday though rainfall remained subdued.

The country’s first-ever district-level health survey has placed smaller states, including Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, on the top for most of the health indicators surveyed and Uttar P

LUCKNOW: UP on Monday got a major boost for its ongoing Ganga clean-up programme with the Centre clearing its four important projects, pending for a long time.

The flood situation in Uttar Pradesh has worsened, particularly in the western parts of the state where the swollen river Ramganga has submerged more than 2,000 villages in Moradabad, Rampur and Bijnore districts, an official spokesman said here on Sunday.

Due to the floods, vehicular traffic on National Highway-24 connecting New Delhi and Lucknow via Bareilly has been disrupted at Moradabad.

LUCKNOW: A day after Tuesday's violent protests by farmers in Agra, tension prevailed across trouble-hit areas in the western part of the state, which remained under heavy security deployment all through Wednesday.

The government will soon introduce rules to regulate informal e-waste recycling sector, but the formal sector itself is flouting regulations. Read this DTE investigative report on the thriving "illegal trade of e-waste" and dangerous working conditions.

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India has continued to report cases of wild poliovirus and acute flaccid paralysis throughout the 2000s. Indeed, in 2009 the numbers of both exceeded the totals for 2008, by 26% and 9.5%, respectively. Confirmed wild poliovirus cases are increasingly concentrated amongst Muslim children and localised in western Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.