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India’s Brand New Healthcare Cure: Age-Old Medicine

With the price of western medicine proving too costly for large swathes of India’s population, traditional medicine is being billed as the new financial and medical cure-all.

Herbal medicine vendor
Herbal medicine vendor
Julien Bouissou

NEW DELHI - Still woefully behind in matters of public healthcare for its people, India has a surprising new policy for playing catch-up in the country's rural areas: its own traditional medicine. Last month, the first nationally recognized Indian medicine research center, The Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, was inaugurated in Bangalore.

"Our country cannot blindly follow the western model of five star healthcare," Sam Pitroda -- adviser to the prime minister and director of the National Innovation Council, declared after the inauguration. "We have to go back to our roots and develop an economically viable, sustainable model of healthcare that includes our own traditional treatments."

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War In Ukraine, Day 114: Kyiv Targeting Crimea Bridge

The Ukrainian Defense intelligence says it has obtained documents containing detailed technical information about the bridge, which connects Crimea to the Russian mainland since it was built after the 2014 annexation. Kyiv sees it as a key target for its role in Russian logistics.

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Keep your eye on the Crimea bridge. It was Moscow’s signature infrastructure project after it had annexed Crimea in 2014, connecting the peninsula to Russia. The double structure is nearly 12 miles (19 km) across, making it the longest bridge in all of Europe. And now it is on Kyiv’s list of prime targets.

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The Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s Intelligence Directorate reported that it had obtained documents containing detailed technical information about the bridge, which been identified as a key target for Ukrainian forces as it is key for Russian logistics.

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