As Delhi grapples with dengue, Yoga teacher Ramdev on Thusday claimed that ayurvedic products can increase the platelet count in patients suffering from the vector-borne fever faster than allopathic medicines.
BSF personnel of Rajasthan Frontier headquarter, posted here and at Jaisalmer, will get lessons from yoga guru Ramdev to keep themselves mentally and physically fit while working in stressful and inhospitable work condition.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has directed the AYUSH department to promote Yoga and meditation centres in major temple towns of the state through collaboration with important temple trusts.
The government today insisted that recognition of Yoga as a competitive sport was not on communal lines and it was actually high time that it is seen as a proper game since it is an age old practice in India.
Over 1,000 yoga enthusiasts in China participated in the third international yoga conference held here today, prompting India's envoy to call the Communist country a second home for the ancient physical and spiritual discipline.
Charging that efforts were being made to impose Hindu culture on other religions through introduction of yoga in schools, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board has sought support of other community leaders to launch a campaign against such attempts.
The biggest AYUSH hospital which will be built on the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in south Delhi's Sarita Vihar is expected to be completed in six months and will cater to a capacity of 500 patients, Union minister of state for AYUSH Shripad Naik said.
In a move that will help thwart attempts by foreign MNCs and individuals to get patents and trademark on ancient yoga techniques, the government has shortlisted over 1500 asanas and videographed over 250, classifying them as "traditional knowledge" of the country.