In Short

  • 30/07/2004

mad cow victim: Florida-based Charlene Singh, 25, suffering the only known instance of the human form of mad cow disease in the US, died recently. She was ill since 2001. She suffered from the variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a brain-wasting illness caused by eating processed food made from cattle with bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease. A spokesperson of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a team of experts would go to Florida to discuss the matter with local health officials.

escape clause?: Much to the relief of industrialists, a provision in the next Delhi Master Plan, MP-2021, is likely to make the Supreme Court's (SC) May 2004 order on closure of industrial units in the capital's residential areas null and void. J R Jindal, president of Delhi Factory Owners Federation, said industries will be divided into two categories in the new plan

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