Thirty years of HIV epidemic in India: From despair to hope

Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service – CNS

It is almost 30 years since the first case of HIV infection was detected in India in Chennai in 1986. In a recent webinar organized by Citizen News Service (CNS), Dr R R Gangakhedkar, Director-in-charge, National AIDS Research Institute, Pune (Indian Council of Medical Research), presented a vivid picture of India’s tumultuous journey in its fight against this dreaded disease.

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Vladimir Putin warns the West: Don’t mess with nuclear-armed Russia

Vladmir PutinRussia’s president, speaking at a pro-Kremlin youth camp at a lake near Moscow, said “it’s best not to mess with us,” adding “I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers”

Vladimir Putin raised the spectre of nuclear war with the West on Friday as he defied international condemnation over his decision to send thousands of Russian troops and heavy armour into Ukraine.

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Cuban Parliament Passes New Foreign Investment Law

Cuba ParliamentCUBA, April 1st, 2014. The Cuban Parliament unanimously adopted last March 29 a new Foreign Investment Law, crucial to updating the country’s economic model and building a prosperous and sustainable socialist system.

The law was adopted with modifications submitted by the parliamentary commissions on Economic, and Constitutional and Legal Issues.

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The US Blockade against Cuba is Aggressively Extraterritorial and a Violation of International Law

Genesis of the U.S. Blockade against Cuba

Fidel Castrol On January 1st, 1959, the revolutionary struggle against the Cuban dictatorial regime ended victoriously. The revolutionary movement lead by Fidel Castro acceded to power.

The measures adopted by the Revolutionary Government to recover the Cuban wealth and destine it to the people constituted a mortal blow to the interests of the biggest North American monopolies which had plundered Cuban resources for more than half a century, and dominated the country.

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