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Ayush dept seeks Rs.1010-cr to expand cluster scheme covering all states

New Delhi (PB): The Department of Ayush is seeking to double the allocation in the next five years for expanding the ambitious programme of common clusters for the industry which could not prove to be a big success during the 11th Plan period. The department, which got Rs.505 crore during the last Plan period for … Continue reading

16 Ayurvedic drug companies lose manufacturing licence

SHIMLA (TOI): Acting tough against drug manufacturing companies failing to comply with the set norms after obtaining licences, Himachal Pradesh ayurvedic department has cancelled licences of 16 units in the state. All these companies were issued prior notices but they had failed to respond. Himachal Pradesh has become a drug manufacturing hub in the country … Continue reading

Yoga Without Borders to host first Take Action summit

Toronto: Forget the yoga mat. For a group of Toronto yogis, what’s important is taking the message out of the studio and changing the world. “As yogis, what we want to do is always the leave the world as a better place,” says Salimah Kassim-Lakha, director of Yoga Without Borders, which is hosting its first … Continue reading

World’s First Airport Yoga Room Opens at SFO

Whether it’s after a downward facing dog or the plank pose, the airport invites devotees to relax and take a few cleansing breaths before their next flight. With his arms open wide in a Sun Salutation yoga pose, the director of San Francisco International Airport Thursday opened the world’s first airport yoga room. Located just … Continue reading

Yoga helps at-risk and incarcerated kids

Montreal (Gazette): It’s hard to believe that another chapter could possibly be added to the story of yoga, which already spans the globe and the millennia. And yet a new, perhaps unlikely group — at-risk and incarcerated youth — is discovering the stress relief, mood-enhancement and improved balance and fitness benefits of regular yoga practice. … Continue reading

Put Yoga in public domain, says Bhat

Mangalore (TH): A building of the Department of Human Consciousness and Yogic Sciences in the Mangalore University was inaugurated on Wednesday by Minister for Higher Education V.S. Acharya. Around 23 donors mostly from temples in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts donated Rs. 8 lakh for the building. The University Grants Commission had sanctioned funds for … Continue reading

Stop teaching ‘nonsense’ alternative medicine courses, Australian doctors say

The Telegraph (UK): Some of Australia’s most prominent doctors and scientists have banded together to urge universities to stop teaching “nonsense” alternative medicine courses such as aromatherapy and homoeopathy. The group, Friends of Science in Medicine, says universities have been trashing their reputations by teaching “quackery” and pseudoscience. Almost half of Australian universities offer courses … Continue reading

Private ayurveda medical colleges in Kerala face severe shortage of teaching staff

Chennai (PB): The private ayurveda medical colleges in Kerala are facing severe shortage of qualified and experienced teaching staff, thus affecting the quality of education in these colleges, said a senior officer in the directorate of ayurveda medical education in Kerala. Speaking on the sidelines of the Ayurvedic Medical Association of India (AMAI)’s 14th annual … Continue reading

Build bridges between Ayurveda and Allopathy

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM (IBN): Sam Pitroda, chairman of the National Innovation Council and advisor to the Prime Minister on IT Infrastructure, Public Information and Innovations, said that ayurveda doctors were underutilised in this country where there was a huge shortage of doctors. He was inaugurating an awareness campaign on ayurveda for children in connection with the Global … Continue reading

A call for quality

Bengaluru (TH): All hospitals providing alternative system of medicine will now have to undergo quality assessment before seeking empanelment with the Central Government Health Services (CGHS). This has been done to ensure the quality of treatment and infrastructure in the hospitals specialising in AYUSH (ayurveda, yoga, unani, siddha and homoeopathy) forms of treatment. The CGHS … Continue reading