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  • 2 JD-S members among Indians killed in SL blasts Bengaluru, April 22 : Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday said that two Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) members were among the five Indians who were killed along with 285 others in the deadly Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka.”I a…
  • Sri Lanka blasts: Sushma in touch with Indian High Commissioner New Delhi, April 21 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that she was in touch with the Indian High Commissioner in Colombo as six explosions hit churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, killing at least 20 people.”Colombo – I am in cons…
  • Pregnant women feel pushed out of their jobs: Study New York, April 21 : Many working women feel they are being pushed out of their jobs when they become pregnant while new fathers often get a boost in their careers, say researchers.The findings, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, confirm…
  • Tech companies know what you are doing right now New Delhi, April 21 : Next time when Netflix or Amazon shows you what you should be watching or shopping next, do not just let that notification pass by.You personal life – be it shopping, movie streaming, in-app experiences, long drives or late-nigh…
  • Quit smoking to lower risk of premature birth New York, April 20 : Expecting mothers, take note. As smoking during pregnancy is linked with negative health outcomes, a team of researchers has found that smoking cessation during pregnancy may reduce the risk of pre-term birth.The findings, publis…
  • Violent relationship ups mental disorder risk in women Washington, April 20 : Women, please take note. If you are in a violent relationship you may be at an increased risk of suffering from mental disorders, suggests a new study.The study, published in Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders journal, in…
  • How Netflix binge-watching can change your worldview New York, April 20 : If you wait for the weekend to watch multiple episodes of the popular Netflix shows that portray violence, chances are you may see the world as meaner than it really is – a phenomenon known as “mean world syndrome”, suggests new …
  • Endogamy may up infertility risk in Indian men Hyderabad, April 20 : A team of researchers have identified that deletions of the Y chromosomes, responsible for production of sperms, can cause infertility in Indian men.The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, illustrates how the eth…
  • Sushma urges Indians in Tripoli to leave immediately New Delhi, April 19 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday called upon relatives of Indians residing in Tripoli to ask them to leave the Libyan capital immediately, saying the situation there is fast deteriorating. “Even after massive ev…
  • Adhesive patch to reduce heart attack damage Washington, April 19 : Researchers have developed a new adhesive patch that could reduce the stretching of cardiac muscle following a heart attack.Developed by a team of researchers from Brown University, US; Fudan University, China and Soochow Unive…
  • Multi-starrer movies: An evergreen money-making trend New Delhi, April 20 : “Kalank”, starring actors like Madhuri Dixit Nene, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sanjay Dutt, minted Rs 21.60 crore on its first day, making it the highest opener of 2019 so far. With more all-star cast movies lined up this year,…
  • I’m not scared of failure: Varun Dhawan New Delhi, April 18 : Varun Dhawan is expanding his horizon with each of his projects — be it “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”, “October” and the recent release “Kalank”, which has become the highest opener of 2019 so far.The actor says he treats each projec…
  • I’m not scared of failure: Varun Dhawan New Delhi, April 18 : Varun Dhawan is expanding his horizon with each of his projects — be it “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”, “October” and the recent release “Kalank”, which has become the highest opener of 2019 so far.The actor says he treats each projec…
  • Scars and colour: Showbiz brings alive shades of beauty New Delhi, April 18 : Decades before Deepika Padukone chose to play a girl with an acid-scarred face on the big screen, Zeenat Aman and Rekha essayed strong women with disfigured faces in films, a medium where the heroine has typically lent glamour.T…
  • ‘Kalank’: First-class performances save film (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2) Film: “Kalank”; Director: Abhishek Varman; Cast: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal Kemmu, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Kiara Advani, Hiten Tejwani, Kriti Sanon; Rating: **1/2Set in the pre-Independence era, in Husnabad in…
  • I lack ‘adaa’ of yesteryear heroines: Alia Bhatt Mumbai, April 17 : Actress Alia Bhatt believes she lacks the grace of yesteryear heroines, but says “Kalank” has given her a chance to play a “full-on” Hindi film heroine which she was dying to essay.Excerpts from the interview:Q.Why does “Kalank” lo…
  • Colour is secondary to talent: Vir Das New Delhi, April 17 : Vir Das is not comfortable with the term “actor of colour”. The actor-comedian says diversity is important, but artistes should be cast because of talent not skin colour.”I am not comfortable with the term actor of colour.I’m an…
  • Actresses slowly getting their monetary due: Kriti New Delhi, April 16 : Pay disparity has been a concern in the Hindi film industry, but things are changing, believes Kriti Sanon.The actress says the situation is getting balanced out, with female actors also getting what they deserve monetarily.On m…
  • ‘GoT’ season 8 premiere teases an epic wrap New Delhi, April 15 : A reunion, a revelation, a love affair and a gruesome killing — the final season of the hugely popular show “Game of Thrones” kicked off, setting the tone for a berserk finale with big twists, sinister plotting, backstabbing an…
  • Bollywood gets a taste of Punjabi actors, singers New Delhi, April 14 : From singers to actors and comedians, Hindi showbiz has seen an increase in influx of young and talented Punjabi artistes over the past couple of years.Last year, singer Jassie Gill made his acting debut in Bollywood with the fi…
  • 12 more nuclear plants in India soon: DAE chief Mumbai, April 22 : India will soon have 12 more nuclear plants soon to improve the power situation and ensure there is a free flow of uninterrupted power supply for both industries and residential use, a statement issued on Monday here quoted Secreta…
  • Investors demand write-offs as Jet owes over Rs 11K cr outstanding debt Mumbai, April 22 : Prospective investors in the temporarily grounded Jet Airways have asked lenders to take a massive haircut or write-off around 80 per cent outstanding debt of the airline which is more than Rs 11,000 crore, document and sources rev…
  • RBI may consider 25 bps cut again in H1: Kotak New Delhi, April 22 : The Reserve Bank of India could consider another 25 bps cut in 1HFY20 to address the domestic growth concerns, said a report from Kotak Economic Research.Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) would meet six times during 2019-20 and th…
  • 2 JD-S members among Indians killed in SL blasts Bengaluru, April 22 : Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday said that two Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) members were among the five Indians who were killed along with 285 others in the deadly Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka.”I a…
  • Equity indices to gain as healthy Q4 results buoy sentiments: Experts (Market Outlook) Mumbai, April 21 : The Indian equity market is expected to maintain its northward trajectory in the week ahead as healthy fourth quarter (Q4) earning numbers and anticipation of a stable Central government buoy investors’ sentiments, analysts said.Ad…
  • Garmin bullish on Indian luxury wearable market New Delhi, April 21 : Bullish on the Indian luxury smart watches market, US-based wearable major Garmin is set to introduce its super premium ‘MARQ’ line-up of smartwatches in the third quarter of 2019.Smart watches grew 54.3 per cent and accounted f…
  • ‘DRT on cards if Jet’s stake sale process fails’ New Delhi, April 21 : Even as Jet Airway’s lenders are confident of selling their stake in the temporarily grounded airline, they have prepared a contingency plan which includes taking the company to Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT), sources said.Industr…
  • Sri Lanka blasts: Sushma in touch with Indian High Commissioner New Delhi, April 21 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that she was in touch with the Indian High Commissioner in Colombo as six explosions hit churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, killing at least 20 people.”Colombo – I am in cons…
  • Pregnant women feel pushed out of their jobs: Study New York, April 21 : Many working women feel they are being pushed out of their jobs when they become pregnant while new fathers often get a boost in their careers, say researchers.The findings, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, confirm…
  • Tech companies know what you are doing right now New Delhi, April 21 : Next time when Netflix or Amazon shows you what you should be watching or shopping next, do not just let that notification pass by.You personal life – be it shopping, movie streaming, in-app experiences, long drives or late-nigh…
  • IMA, Deepika’s foundation slam ‘Mental Hai Kya?’ Mumbai, April 20 : The Indian Medical Association (IMA) and actress Deepika Padukone’s The Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLLF) on Saturday condemned the title and poster of Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao-starrer “Mental Hai Kya?”.The IMA, along with…
  • IMA, Deepika’s foundation slam ‘Mental Hai Kya?’ Mumbai, April 20 : The Indian Medical Association (IMA) and actress Deepika Padukone’s The Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLLF) on Saturday condemned the title and poster of Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao-starrer “Mental Hai Kya?”.The IMA, along with…
  • ‘Mental Hai Kya?’ draws psychiatrists’ ire New Delhi, April 19 : The film industry must exercise caution and be more sensitive in its messaging, irate psychiatrists have said in reference to the title and posters of the upcoming Hindi film “Mental Hai Kya?”, featuring popular actors Rajkummar…
  • Couple refuse newborn girl, DNA tests call their bluff Dehradun, April 19 : More than a month after a couple in Uttarakhand refused to accept a newborn girl as their own, insisting that a boy was born to them, DNA tests ended the suspense proving beyond doubt that the baby belongs to them only.The baby w…
  • CRPF to probe patient’s death during NH traffic curbs Srinagar, April 17 : The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the death last week of a patient due to restrictions on civilian traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.A statement issued by the CRPF said: “A …
  • Thus tiny cell is good news for cancer survivors (Health Feature) Bengaluru, April 17 : A scientist at the National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH) in Mumbai — an institute under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) — says a new type of stem cell identified by her team can help r…
  • ‘Every 3rd 40-plus Indian suffers from lack of libido’ New Delhi, April 16 : Every third person above 40 years in India suffers from lack of libido due to testosterone deficiency syndrome (TDS), finds a study.The study, conducted on 745 patients by a team of researchers from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, showe…
  • VC funding in digital health hits (Dollar) 2bn in Q1 2019 New Delhi, April 16 : Venture Capital (VC) funding into digital healthcare reached (Dollar) 2 billion in 149 deals in the first quarter this year, up from (Dollar) 1.4 billion in 142 deals in the fourth quarter of 2018, a report said on Tuesday.VC …
  • Stem cell protein may help find blood cancer cure Bengaluru, April 13 : Researchers have identified a stem cell protein that may play an important role in finding cure for blood cancer.The study, done on mice, suggests a stem cell protein called Asrij is a novel regulator of wild type tumour suppres…
  • Tripura medical staff threatens mass resignation Agartala, April 12 : Doctors and staff at government hospitals in Tripura on Friday threatened to resign en-masse demanding action against people who thrashed a surgeon at the Indira Gandhi Memorial (IGM) Hospital here.Police said that some people ro…
  • Dravid not on electoral rolls in Bengaluru: Official Bengaluru, April 14 : Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid will not be able to vote here in the April 18 Lok Sabha elections as his name is not in the electoral roll, an official said on Sunday.”Dravid did not register his name in the voters’ l…
  • For once, political battle in Himachal sans titans Shimla, April 10 : The battle in the Himachal Pradesh political arena is without the titans this time.For almost two decades, the electoral battle was seen as a war for supremacy between Congress leader and six-time Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and…
  • For once, political battle in Himachal sans titans Shimla, April 10 : The battle in the Himachal Pradesh political arena is without the titans this time.For almost two decades, the electoral battle was seen as a war for supremacy between Congress leader and six-time Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and…
  • Litmus test for BJP in Himachal bastion (Dynasty Politics) Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh), April 8 : It will be a litmus test for BJP’s three-time young MP and former president of the state and national cricket bodies Anurag Thakur, who has been facing stiff competition from the Congress to wrest his party’s ba…
  • East Bengal hand Brandon 2-year contract extension Kolkata, April 4 : City football giants East Bengal on Thursday extended Brandon Vanlalremdika’s contract for two years.”Quess East Bengal FC is pleased to announce the renewal of contract with Brandon Vanlalremdika for the next two seasons,” the clu…
  • Britannia, ICC tie up to restart World Cup contest Bengaluru, April 2 : Britannia Industries Ltd. on Tuesday partnered with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to bring back their World Cup lucky draw contest whereby the winners can watch the showpiece cricket event live.The contest, which debute…
  • Century-old Wari Athletic Club gutted in Kolkata Kolkata, April 1 : A century-old athletic club was on Monday reduced to ashes after a fire broke out early in the morning near the maidan area, the police said.Wari Athletic Club caught fire at around 6 a.m.but the cause of the blaze was yet to be as…
  • Shah Rukh pays courtesy visit to Mamata Banerjee Kolkata, March 26 : Bollywood superstar and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner Shah Rukh Khan paid a courtesy visit to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the State Secretariat Nabanna, here on Tuesday.Khan was seen stepping into Nabanna …
  • Shah Rukh pays courtesy visit to Mamata Banerjee Kolkata, March 26 : Bollywood superstar and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner Shah Rukh Khan paid a courtesy visit to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the State Secretariat Nabanna, here on Tuesday.Khan was seen stepping into Nabanna …
  • Gambhir joins club of cricketers-turned-politicians New Delhi, March 22 : Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir became the latest cricketer to take the plunge into politics on Friday when he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party here in the presence of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad…
  • Aishwarya, Abhishek give vacay goals with Maldives trip New Delhi, April 19 : Bollywood couple Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan are setting vacation goals by sharing moments of their holiday in the Maldives with their daughter Aaradhya.On Thursday, they were seen at the Mumbai airport leaving …
  • Ranveer trolls himself with toilet cleaner meme Mumbai, April 19 : Ranveer Singh knows how to laugh at himself. The actor, who is popular for his wacky fashion choices, played along with social media trollers and shared a meme comparing his clothing to a toilet cleaner.Known as Bollywood’s livewir…
  • Love is tying shoelaces: Sonam, Anand show how New Delhi, April 19 : Actress Sonam Kapoor’s businessman husband Anand S. Ahuja went down on one knee to tie his significant other’s shoelaces at a store launch in the capital.Sonam was all smiles, as was Anand as he tied a shoelace for her at the co…
  • Terence Lewis to make feature debut with dance film New Delhi, April 19 : Ace choreographer Terence Lewis will make his feature film debut with a dance movie. “To begin with, this film is on dance and such an intriguing style of dance. This is contemporary” Terence told IANS. “So honestly, there is no…
  • I always wanted to be loved: Siddhant Chaturvedi Mumbai, April 18 : “Gully Boy” star Siddhant Chaturvedi says he wanted to be loved by people and has taken a vow to always handle his own social media.”I always wanted people to love me. I am happy thats happening now,” Siddhant said.”I’ll always han…
  • Don’t let summer wreak havoc to skin, hair New Delhi, April 18 : With the switch in season from a colder to a warmer climate, it is crucial to change your hair care and skincare routine.Gunjan Jain, National Educational Manager, Cheryl’s Cosmeceuticals, on skincare tips: * Hydration is the k…
  • Fardeen Khan slams body shaming culture Mumbai, April 17 : Actor Fardeen Khan, who was trolled over his weight gain, says people need to get over the body shaming practice.Fardeen was interacting with the media when he attended the launch of his cousin sister Farah Khan Ali’s book “Farah K…
  • Give GoT twist to your cocktail with master blenders Mumbai, April 17 : It’s the “Game of Thrones” season, so add a punch to the mania with some cocktail recipes inspired by the fantasy series.* White Walker High ball – George Harper Master Blender at DiageoServe a sweet profile of White Walker by John…
  • Why TikTok ban may not give the desired results New Delhi, April 17 : With crores of people in India already using TikTok and all of them having the option to share the app with others, blocking its access on Google Play Store and Apple App Store may not produce the desired results, experts have w…
  • Work on getting the perfect skin for D-Day New Delhi, April 17 : The bridal glow is every bride’s dream. Don’t let the harsh summer come in your way, and work your way towards it by keeping yourself hydrated and moisturised, say experts.Here are some easy tips by Hardhad Malve, Head Medical, …