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  • Printable tags can convert plain objects into ‘smart’ devices New York, Aug 18 : Researchers have developed printable metal tags that can be attached to everyday objects and turn them into ‘smart’ Internet of Things (IoT) devices by reflecting WiFi signals.The metal tags named “LiveTag”, made from patterns of c…
  • Modi condoles Kofi Annan’s death New Delhi, Aug 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the death of former UN Secretary General and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan and called him a conscience keeper of international peace and security.Modi also said Annan’s “significant co…
  • Higher BMI may increase your BP as well New York, Aug 18 : If you have a higher body mass index (BMI) then there are chances that you may have increased blood pressure (BP) too, a new study has found.The findings, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, showed a strong correlation betw…
  • Higher BMI may increase your BP as well New York, Aug 18 : If you have a higher body mass index (BMI) then there are chances that you may have increased blood pressure (BP) too, a new study has found.The findings, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, showed a strong correlation betw…
  • Brain tumours may occur in children with common genetic syndrome New York, Aug 18 : Parents, please take note. The frequency of brain tumours has been underestimated in children with the common genetic syndrome — neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a new study has found.According to the researchers, this disorder is …
  • Microsoft developing next version of BP-monitoring smart glasses San Francisco, Aug 18 : Microsoft is developing the next version of its smart glasses, called Glabella, that can work as a cuff-less, wearable and unobtrusive blood pressure measuring device, according to a new report.The device incorporates optical …
  • As human beings we should help others in need: Rani Mukerji (IANS Interview) Melbourne, Aug 18 : Bringing about social change is the onus of every citizen of the world and not just of a handful of those who are in powerful positions, says actress Rani Mukerji, whose films “Black” and “Hichki” have been instrumental in transfo…
  • Smartphone screens harbour more germs than a toilet seat: Study London, Aug 18 : If you think toilet seats are the dirtiest ones swarming with germs, look at your smartphone.A research has revealed that smartphone screens have three times more germs than a toilet seat.More than a third of people (35 per cent) hav…
  • YouTube videos on plastic surgery can be misleading: Study New York, Aug 17 : Do you turn to YouTube for advice on cosmetic surgery procedures? Beware, most of these are misleading marketing campaigns posted by non-qualified medical professionals, researchers have warned.Researchers at the Rutgers Universi…
  • Maternal stress can increase mood disorder risk in daughters: Study New York, Aug 17 : Daughters born to women with high levels of cortisol — a stress hormone — during pregnancy could be at an increased risk of developing anxious and depressive-like behaviours by the age of two, a new study has reported.The effect …
  • In my era, cinema wasn’t driven by studios: Kamal Haasan New Delhi, Aug 7 : Tamil film icon Kamal Haasan, who started his acting career when he was just three years old, says he comes from an era when artistes believed that cinema was one vision and not driven by studios.Kamal has donned many hats — as an…
  • ATTN MR: Parliament passes Bill for stringent punishment in rape cases A New Delhi, July 30 (INS) The Parliament on Monday passed the Bill that enhances the minimum punishment for rape of women from seven years to 10 years and provides for life imprisonment or death penalty to rape/gang rape of girls below 12 years of age…
  • Sonowal hails people of Assam for restraint Guwahati, Aug 4 : Assam chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday lauded the restraint and patience shown by the people of Assam, especially by the residents of Barak Valley, following West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s remarks on the d…
  • Giriraj Singh lauds Modi’s call to promote khadi New Delhi, July 31 : Mahatma Gandhi’s “khadi for nation” call has been carried forward as “khadi for fashion and transformation” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh at t…
  • Indian Oil investing over Rs 11,900 crore in Bengal for various projects Kolkata, July 23 : State-run oil marketing company Indian Oil Corporation is investing over Rs 11,900 crore in West Bengal for various infrastructure and capacity enhancement projects, an official said on Monday.”We are investing Rs 4,325 crore in va…
  • I’m a bankable actor: Kartik Aaryan New Delhi, July 14 : He rose to fame with “Pyaar Ka Punchnama” and is currently riding high on the success of his latest Rs 100 crore film “Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety”.Actor Kartik Aaryan, who is loving his space in Bollywood, says he is now a bankable ...
  • Saeed Mirza’s ‘Memory In Ahe Age Of Amnesia’ launched Mumbai, July 7 : Celebrated filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and academic-activist Ritu Dewan launched filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s latest book “Memory In The Age Of Amnesia” at the Crossword bookstore here.Moderating the launch on Friday was Sidharth Bhatia…
  • Priyanka Chopra is an incredible role model: ‘American Idol’ contestant New Delhi, June 30 : Indian-origin singer Alyssa Raghunandan, who was one of the contestants on the singing reality show “American Idol” season 16, says she wants to be a role model for young girls just like Indian actress Priyanka Chopra. Raghunanda…
  • Priyanka Chopra is an incredible role model: ‘American Idol’ contestant New Delhi, June 30 : Indian-origin singer Alyssa Raghunandan, who was one of the contestants on the singing reality show “American Idol” season 16, says she wants to be a role model for young girls just like Indian actress Priyanka Chopra. Raghunanda…
  • Priyanka Chopra is an incredible role model: ‘American Idol’ contestant New Delhi, June 30 : Indian-origin singer Alyssa Raghunandan, who was one of the contestants on the singing reality show “American Idol” season 16, says she wants to be a role model for young girls just like Indian actress Priyanka Chopra. Raghunanda…
  • Alliance Air to operate flights from Kochi naval air base New Delhi/Kochi, Aug 19 : State-run Air India’s subsidiary — Alliance Air — will commence operations from Kochi naval base to aide the rescue operations in flood-hit Kerala.According to the airline, flight operations will commence from August 20.Ci…
  • Organs of brain dead teenager from Bengal save three lives Kolkata, Aug 18 : Organs of a 15-year-old girl from West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district, who was declared brain dead at a city hospital, were donated to three critically ill patients on Saturday, the hospital authority said.Two kidneys and the liver of…
  • Contraband gold valued at Rs 1 crore seized in Imphal Imphal, Aug 18 : Five persons have been arrested and 16 gold bars valued at Rs 1 crore seized from them, Assistant Commissioner of Customs Division R.K.Dorendrajit said on Saturday.The division’s anti-smuggling unit made the arrests on Friday evening…
  • Two Nigerians held with drugs valued at Rs 5 cr in Gurugram Gurugram, Aug 18 : Two Nigerians were arrested in Gurugram and 1.3 kg heroin valued at Rs 5 crore in the international market was seized from them, police said on Saturday.Accused Yao and Okelie, presently residing in a rented premises in Hastsal Vih…
  • Printable tags can convert plain objects into ‘smart’ devices New York, Aug 18 : Researchers have developed printable metal tags that can be attached to everyday objects and turn them into ‘smart’ Internet of Things (IoT) devices by reflecting WiFi signals.The metal tags named “LiveTag”, made from patterns of c…
  • Modi condoles Kofi Annan’s death New Delhi, Aug 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the death of former UN Secretary General and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan and called him a conscience keeper of international peace and security.Modi also said Annan’s “significant co…
  • Higher BMI may increase your BP as well New York, Aug 18 : If you have a higher body mass index (BMI) then there are chances that you may have increased blood pressure (BP) too, a new study has found.The findings, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, showed a strong correlation betw…
  • Higher BMI may increase your BP as well New York, Aug 18 : If you have a higher body mass index (BMI) then there are chances that you may have increased blood pressure (BP) too, a new study has found.The findings, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, showed a strong correlation betw…
  • Rupee to stabilise very soon: Official Kolkata, Aug 18 : The Indian rupee, which has been depreciating against the dollar on account of external factors, will “stabilise” soon with the fundamental equation for trade unchanged, an official said here on Saturday.”This breaching of 70 (mark)…
  • Kerala floods: Vijayan cancels US trip for treatment Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 : In view of the grave situation in Kerala due to floods, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has call off his proposed trip to the US for medical treatment, an official said on Saturday.Vijayan was scheduled to leave for Mayo …
  • Organs of brain dead teenager from Bengal save three lives Kolkata, Aug 18 : Organs of a 15-year-old girl from West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district, who was declared brain dead at a city hospital, were donated to three critically ill patients on Saturday, the hospital authority said.Two kidneys and the liver of…
  • Two Nigerians held with drugs valued at Rs 5 cr in Gurugram Gurugram, Aug 18 : Two Nigerians were arrested in Gurugram and 1.3 kg heroin valued at Rs 5 crore in the international market was seized from them, police said on Saturday.Accused Yao and Okelie, presently residing in a rented premises in Hastsal Vih…
  • Kerala floods: Vijayan cancels US trip for treatment Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 : In view of the grave situation in Kerala due to floods, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has call off his proposed trip to the US for medical treatment, an official said on Saturday.Vijayan was scheduled to leave for Mayo …
  • The evolution of fitness over the years (Comment) We have grown up listening to the adage “Survival of the Fittest” — in the context of competitive sports, academics and even business.However, not too long ago, being fit literally increased our chances of survival.A lot has changed since our hunting …
  • Stranded pregnant woman in Kerala airlifted, gives birth Kochi, Aug 17 : A pregnant woman stranded in one of the worst flood-hit areas of Kerala had developed complications with a ruptured amniotic sac.The two lives remained in danger till help came out of the blue – literally.Sajita Jabil, 25, was stuck o…
  • Set up committee on solid-waste management, SC tells Delhi L-G New Delhi, Aug 17 : Terming the solid waste problem in Delhi “serious”, the Supreme Court on Friday asked Lt Governor Anil Baijal to consider the setting up of a committee also comprising experts on solid-waste management.”The fact of the matter is t…
  • Former Prime Minister Vajpayee dead at 93 New Delhi, Aug 16 : Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a moderate face in saffron politics and the first non-Congress prime minister to complete a full term in office, died here on Thursday after a prolonged illness, AIIMS authorities said.H…
  • Former PM Vajpayee is dead at 93 New Delhi, Aug 16 : Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee died on Thursday after battling prolonged illness at AIIMS here, hospital authorities said.He was 93.–IANSsom-sar/sed. Source: IANS
  • Kovind condoles Vajpayee’s death New Delhi, Aug 16 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday expressed his condolences on the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.”Extremely sad to hear of the passing away of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, our former Prime Minister and a tr…
  • Kovind condoles Vajpayee’s death New Delhi, Aug 16 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday expressed his condolences on the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.”Extremely sad to hear of the passing away of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, our former Prime Minister and a tr…
  • Google sports colourful Doodle on opening day of 18th Asiad New Delhi, Aug 18 : Google on Saturday featured a colourful Doodle to celebrate the start of the 18th Asian Games where athletes from 45 countries will compete in 55 events.Organised by the Olympic Council of Asia and held every four years, the Asian…
  • Indian woman skydives with Tricolour in Finland to celebrate I-Day Mumbai, Aug 15 : Fulfilling a long-cherished dream, Indian adventurist Shital Rane-Mahajan on Wednesday dived from over 5,000 feet in Finland with a Tricolour to mark India’s 72nd Independence Day.The Tricolour, measuring 10 feet by six feet, was han…
  • Teenager eyes climbing tallest mountain in Antarctica New Delhi, Aug 15 : Thirteen-year-old Aaryan Balaji — one of the youngest mountaineers to hold many records including crossing three passes and scaling three peaks in Nepal last year — is all set to scale Antarctica’s tallest Mt.Vinson and Mt Acon…
  • Odisha launches government health scheme on I-Day Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced a universal health scheme in the state that will benefit 70 lakh families.Beneficiaries of the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) will get medical assistance of Rs 5 la…
  • Cycle expedition to focus attention on polluted Yamuna Agra, Aug 15 : Pramod Kumar Katara began his ‘cycle yatra’ early on Wednesday from the iconic Taj Mahal to India Gate in New Delhi to focus attention on the polluted Yamuna river.”This time it is not just for a record but to draw the attention of the…
  • Goa to raise statues of Maradona, Ronaldo Panaji, Aug 14 : Brass statues of football legends Diego Maradona and Cristiano Ronalado will be erected in the popular beach village of Candolim in North Goa to inspire youngsters to take up the game, Goa Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said on Tuesday….
  • Punjab confirms Sidhu’s invite for Imran Khan’s swearing-in Chandigarh, Aug 11 : The Punjab government on Saturday confirmed that former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu has been invited for the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan’s Prime Minister in-waiting Imran Khan on August 18 in Islamabad.”The chairman …
  • National Sports University Bill gets Parliament’s nod New Delhi, Aug 9 : The National Sports University Bill, 2018, was on Thursday passed by Parliament, after a nod from the Rajya Sabha.The bill, passed by the Lok Sabha last week, seeks to establish a National Sports University in Manipur to promote ed…
  • SC approves draft Constitution of BCCI New Delhi, Aug 9 : The Supreme Court on Thursday approved the draft Constitution of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and granted full permanent membership to the Railways, the Tri-Services, and Association of Indian Universities among…
  • Uttarakhand readying adventure sports policy Dehradun, Aug 7 : The Uttarakhand government is preparing a draft policy for promoting adventure sports in the state, an official said on Tuesday.The policy will lay out guidelines for conducting adventure sports, quality standards for equipment.It w…
  • LFW: Aditi Rao Hydari to bring alive ‘The Twilight Zone’ Mumbai, Aug 18 : Actress Aditi Rao Hydari will be the showstopper for designer Jayanti Reddy’s ‘The Twilight Zone’ autumn-winter 2018 line at the forthcoming edition of the Lakme Fashion Week.The announcement was made via a statement on Saturday.Redd…
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Beauty meets beast in premium segment (Tech Review) New Delhi, Aug 18 : What exactly do you want in your smartphone? Is it day-long performance, fast charging, more data storage, speed and power, better immersive experience, or all of these?There are several smartphones out there that promise to give …
  • Radhika, Jim to turn showstoppers for designer Punit Balana Mumbai, Aug 17 : Actors Radhika Apte and Jim Sarbh will be seen walking the runway for designer Punit Balana at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week’s Winter-Festive edition.Known for focusing on local techniques and art, Balana’s line ‘Gulabi Chowk’ is i…
  • Hema Malini, Esha Deol set to catwalk for ‘Cakewalk’ Mumbai, Aug 17 : Mother-daughter duo Hema Malini and Esha Deol Takhtani will walk the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter-Festive 2018 to promote the latter’s forthcoming movie “Cakewalk”.They will be showstoppers for designer Sanjukta Duttas lates…
  • Prateik to embrace drag culture at fashion gala Mumbai, Aug 17 : Actor Prateik Babbar will be seen embracing the drag culture for Chola The Label at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week’s Winter-Festive edition.He says it is an attempt by to normalise topics that are usually not discussed in the mainst…
  • IMG Reliance launches fashion portal Mumbai, Aug 16 : IMG Reliance, a joint venture between IMG Worldwide of US and Reliance Industries, on Thursday launched a fashion portal aimed at the evolving Indian consumers.’The Voice of Fashion’ will guide Indian users of India about fashion.Its…
  • Ways to pack nutritious food while travelling New Delhi, Aug 16 : Do you travel often for work or personal reasons, and end up munching on junk? Make sure you get the best of both worlds and eat local, but with a twist — carry your power jars with you so that you don’t come ...
  • ‘India key growth market for Airbnb as it aims to reach 1bn global users’ New Delhi/Colombo, Aug 16 : For online hospitality services platform Airbnb, the Indian market is of strategic importance as the company targets a global user-base of one billion by 2028 from the current 300 million, according to a company official.”…
  • Use carpet as wall art smartly New Delhi, Aug 16 : Wall carpet design can add to a spaces aura. They are essentially woven art and can easily add that extra touch that enhances the interior so make sure you are jazzing your wall with right texture, warmth and colour.Sameer A.M., F…
  • Indian tourists think Goa beaches unsafe at night, but foreigners differ Panaji, Aug 16 : Domestic tourists find a walk on Goa’s beaches unsafe at night, but foreign tourists do not share the same concern, a study has claimed.The study, titled “Safety Issues in Tourism in Goa – A Tourist Perspective”, authored by Goa-base…