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  • TB remains world’s deadliest infectious disease: WHO Geneva, Sep 19 : Tuberculosis (TB) remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million tuberculosis (TB) deaths since 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday.WHO, in its la…
  • Novel AI technique can spot fake online review London, Sep 18 : Finding it hard to understand whether a review of a product or service on sites like TripAdvisor, Yelp and Amazon is genuine or fake? Take heart, a novel artificial intelligence (AI) technique can spot the difference between genuine …
  • New gene therapy via skin can combat cocaine addiction New York, Sep 18 : Scientists have developed a novel approach using skin cell-based gene therapy to stifle the desire for cocaine and to protect against an overdose.The study, succesfully tested on mice, involved removing a small patch of skin and in…
  • Over 500 new genes linked to blood pressure identified London, Sep 18 : Scientists have identified over 500 new gene regions that influence people’s blood pressure — a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease.While lifestyle risk factors are relatively well-known and include obesity, smoking, alco…
  • Get busy for more self-control London, Sep 18 : Want to boost your self-control? Start thinking of yourself as a busy person, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, said in a study.The study revealed that the mere perception of self as a busy person, or what they call a busy…
  • This AI system can specify lung cancer types New York, Sep 18 : Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that can analyse images of patients’ lung tumours, specify cancer types and even identify altered genes driving abnormal cell growth.The findings, published in…
  • 12 dead babies found in boxes, plastic bags in Kenya Nairobi, Sep 18 : Twelve dead babies have been found stuffed in boxes and plastic bags in a Kenyan hospital, prompting an investigation on the orders of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.Sonko said he went to the Pumwani Maternity Hospital on Monday after …
  • Muscle relaxants may increase respiratory complications risk London, Sep 18 : Usage of muscle relaxants — a necessary part of anaesthesia during certain major operations — may increase the risk of respiratory complications after surgery, a new study has found.The findings suggest that most common complicatio…
  • Late-night use of gadgets leaves kids sleep-deprived: Study New York, Sep 17 : Most parents believe that an excessive late night use of gadgets has significantly hampered the sleep patterns of their teenaged children, leading to poor academic performance, researchers warn.According to them, 56 per cent of par…
  • Zimbabwe cholera deaths reach 30 Harare, Sep 17 : Zimbabwe’s ongoing cholera outbreak has killed 30 people and has spread to the country’s second-largest city Bulawayo, according to figures given by Health Minister Obadiah Moyo.Moyo said two people died over the weekend and that con…
  • Not here to repackage movies that others are doing: Actor Harshavardhan Kapoor New Delhi, Aug 20 : Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor has his goals set when it comes to choosing films — a script that reads new to him.He says that he is not here to revamp movies that others have been doing for long.”I feel like doing films basis whateve…
  • 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…
  • TB remains world’s deadliest infectious disease: WHO Geneva, Sep 19 : Tuberculosis (TB) remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million tuberculosis (TB) deaths since 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday.WHO, in its la…
  • Things to check before buying home furniture online New Delhi, Sep 19 : Measure your space first and read the instructions online, follow the product description and know the shipping charges before buying home furniture online, say experts.Raghunandan Saraf, CEO and founder, Saraf Furniture, shares a…
  • All NFR routes to be electrified: Railway Guwahati, Sep 19 : Consequent upon the approval given by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) during its meeting chaired the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, all previously sanctioned work of electrification of railway track has got the requ…
  • Maharashtra seeks Rs 50,000-cr for Mumbai development Mumbai, Sep 19 : The 15th Finance Commission headed by N. K. Singh held talks with political parties, trade and industry organisations and local bodies in Maharashtra on Tuesday, while the government and political parties sought a special grant of Rs…
  • Kejriwal felicitates Diviji Sharan New Delhi, Sep 19 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday felicitated and handed over Rs 1-crore cheque to Divij Sharan, who won India a gold medal in the mens doubles tennis event at the 18th Asian Games, an official said.”Sharan made Delh…
  • Standalone ‘Reliance Health Insurance’ to be operational this fiscal: Anmol Ambani Mumbai, Sep 19 : Reliance Health Insurance — a standalone health insurer — will be operational this fiscal, said Anmol Ambani, Executive Director, Reliance Capital Ltd, on Tuesday.He also said that Reliance General Insurance will be listed in stock…
  • Standalone ‘Reliance Health Insurance’ to be operational this fiscal: Anmol Ambani Mumbai, Sep 19 : Reliance Health Insurance — a standalone health insurer — will be operational this fiscal, said Anmol Ambani, Executive Director, Reliance Capital Ltd, on Tuesday.He also said that Reliance General Insurance will be listed in stock…
  • Nitish visits AIIMS for check-up New Delhi, Sep 18 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday visited the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) here for a routine medical check-up.According to informed sources, Nitish Kumar, 67, has been suffering from a bad cough and v…
  • Uttam Galva, KSS Petron stakes’ sale by ArcelorMittal was ‘subterfuge’: NuMetal to SC New Delhi, Sep 18 : NuMetal — a bidder for resolution plan for Essar Steel facing insolvency proceedings — on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the steel magnate Lakshmi Niwas Mittal-owned ArcelorMittal was not qualified to enter the fray as he s…
  • UP Cabinet clears paddy procurement Policy, ups MSP by Rs 200 Lucknow, Sep 18 : The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday approved the Paddy Procurement Policy 2018-19 under which the state government has fixed the minimum support price (MSP) for common paddy at Rs 1,750 per quintal from the earlier Rs 1,550 and Rs …
  • Nitish visits AIIMS for check-up New Delhi, Sep 18 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday visited the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) here for a routine medical check-up.According to informed sources, Nitish Kumar, 67, has been suffering from a bad cough and v…
  • Unmindful of 60 child deaths, UP Minister dances her heart out Lucknow, Sep 18 : An Uttar Pradesh Minister, Anupma Jaiswal, has triggered outrage after she was seen dancing at a Ganesh Puja event in Bahraich where over 60 children and infants have died in the past one month due to fever.The 31-year-old Minister …
  • Add Tulasi to your diet to boost health: Expert New Delhi, Sep 18 : Integrating Tulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) to your diet may not only help you look good but can also boost your physical and mental health, says an Ayurveda expert.Various studies in the past have suggested that there are tangible be…
  • Nadda reviews launch preparations of Ayushman Bharat in Ranchi Ranchi, Sep 18 : Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday reviewed the preparations for the launch of Ayushman Bharat in Jharkhand’s capital city by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 23.Nadda arrived here on Tuesday afternoon and went stra…
  • ‘New STP in Delhi can generate 3 tonnes bio-fuel per day’ New Delhi, Sep 18 : To combat emerging pollutants from the Barapullah drain in the national capital, Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday inaugurated a sewage treatment plant (STP) here, saying it has a capacity to convert 1…
  • Child death below 5 declined faster in India: UN New Delhi, Sep 18 : Death of children below the age of five continues to steadily reduce in India, declining from nearly 22 per cent in 2012 to 18 per cent in 2017, which is now for the first time below the one million mark, the UN said ...
  • SC notice to Centre on plea to ban 85 pesticides New Delhi, Sep 17 : The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from Centre on a plea for a ban on 85 pesticides since these were banned in other countries but were allowed in India, posing a serious health hazards to farmers.A bench of Justice Aru…
  • Act against TB spreading from captive elephants, Rajasthan told New Delhi, Sep 17 : Following an alert from PETA India, the Central government on Monday directed the Rajasthan government to take preventive measures against the spread of tuberculosis from captive elephants in the state.”Ten out of 91 elephants tes…
  • Act against TB spreading from captive elephants, Rajasthan told New Delhi, Sep 17 : Following an alert from PETA India, the Central government on Monday directed the Rajasthan government to take preventive measures against the spread of tuberculosis from captive elephants in the state.”Ten out of 91 elephants tes…
  • ‘Parrikar clearing files from AIIMS, no vacancy for Goa CM yet’ Panaji, Sep 16 : The ruling MLAs in Goa on Sunday continued to root for Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, insisting that the Chief Minister’s post is not up for grabs, and claimed the ailing leader was clearing official files from AIIMS in Delhi.Parri…
  • Kejriwal felicitates Diviji Sharan New Delhi, Sep 19 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday felicitated and handed over Rs 1-crore cheque to Divij Sharan, who won India a gold medal in the mens doubles tennis event at the 18th Asian Games, an official said.”Sharan made Delh…
  • Now, a book on sprinter Dutee Chand (Lead, correcting intro) New Delhi, Sep 18 : The incredible story of Dutee Chand, who rose from abject poverty to become one of Indias biggest sprinting stars, will be brought alive in the form of a book, whose title hasn’t been announced so far.The announcement was made on …
  • Now, a book on sprinter Dutee Chand New Delhi, Sep 18 : The incredible story of Dutee Chand, who rose from abject poverty to become one of Indias biggest sprinting stars, will be brought alive in the form of a book titled “Story so far”.The announcement was made on Tuesday by publisher…
  • How India’s sports stars overcame tough personal odds to achieve success (IANS Special Series) New Delhi, Sep 16 : Ever since she was a kid, Hima Das woke up every morning before the crack of dawn and would go to the local grazing ground in a remote Assam village.With no proper gear or even a playground, she practiced running at this grazing ...
  • Manipur hikes cash awards for sportspersons Imphal, Sep 15 : The Manipur government has increased the cash awards to sportspersons who bring laurels to the state from international events.Making this announcement on Saturday, Manipur Chief Minister N.Biren said: “The state’s sportspersons who …
  • Questions on Pistorius’ legacy will remain even after the series: Director New Delhi, Sep 15 : Oscar Pistorius was celebrated as a poster boy by many after he became the only double amputee to enter summer Olympics in London in 2012 and went on to win the 400m gold at Paralympics the same year at the same venue.But his ...
  • SC to reconsider fine punishment to Sidhu in road-rage case New Delhi, Sep 12 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to reconsider the quantum of punishment to former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu as he had been let off with a fine of just Rs 1,000 for causing simple injury in a 30-year-old road-rage case.Jus…
  • Haryana to fund development of sports medal winners’ villages Chandigarh, Sep 8 : The Haryana government will carry out development work on priority in the villages of the winners of sports medals in the Asian Games and the Olympics, a minister said on Saturday.Haryana Development and Panchayats Minister O.P.Dh…
  • Haryana sportspersons won 25 per cent of medals for country in Asiad Chandigarh, Sep 6 : Keeping Haryana’s flag flying high in the medals tally for the country in the Jakarta Asian Games, sportspersons from Haryana have bagged nearly 25 per cent of the total medals.Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij sa…
  • Opposition demands exclusive directorate for sports in Delhi New Delhi, Sep 5 : Bharatiya Janata Party MLA and Leader of the Opposition in Delhi, Vijender Gupta, on Wednesday accused the Delhi government of treating sports as a subsidiary of the Education Department and demanded an exclusive directorate for it…
  • Things to check before buying home furniture online New Delhi, Sep 19 : Measure your space first and read the instructions online, follow the product description and know the shipping charges before buying home furniture online, say experts.Raghunandan Saraf, CEO and founder, Saraf Furniture, shares a…
  • Essential things to add to your bridal kit New Delhi, Sep 18 : It is essential for a bride to add a healthy haircare routine and pick up the right lingerie for that perfect night and pamper her own self.People assume that since most of the wedding outfits come with inner padding, there’s no n…
  • Opinionated women not easily accepted in our country: Jwala Gutta (IANS Interview) New Delhi, Sep 18 : She remembers the time when some of her seniors gave statements that she can’t play badminton but that made Jwala Gutta more determined and she went on to win both Junior and Senior Nationals in the same year. The former Badminton…
  • Varun, Anushka signed as ambassadors of Skill India Campaign New Delhi, Sep 18 : Actors Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma have been signed on to promote and endorse the Skill India Mission, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The actors through their film “Sui Dhaaga – Made in India” are saluting India’s ent…
  • Varun, Anushka signed as ambassadors of Skill India Campaign New Delhi, Sep 18 : Actors Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma have been signed on to promote and endorse the Skill India Mission, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The actors through their film “Sui Dhaaga – Made in India” are saluting India’s ent…
  • Beyond romance and roses: Writing and living the modern marriage (Book Review) Book: Knot for Keeps: Writing The Modern Marriage; Edited by: Sathya Saran; Publisher: HarperCollins; Pages: 164; Price: Rs 299There is a temple in Thiruvidanthai in Tamil Nadu where Hindu deity Vishnu is regarded as “Nithyakalyana Perumal”, or the Ete…
  • Painted ambience of temples for artist Sanjay Bhattacharya’s upcoming show New Delhi, Sep 17 : Renowned artist Sanjay Bhattacharya’s larger-than-life canvasses may explore religious themes, but are far from being strictly representative images of shrines.Ahead of his exhibition “Shrine”, the artist said what interests him m…
  • Styling tips every man should follow this season (Lead, correcting para 2) New Delhi, Sep 17 : After the relentless heat of the summer, its hard not to get excited about the fall.The winter styles are all about mixing different colours and; keeping everything sleek and minimal so its time to start preparing for your essenti…
  • How to naturally purify home, office air New Delhi, Sep 17 : Earlier, houseplants were only considered as the province of an older generation, that too for the one who had time, knowledge and space to tend them.However, they are now also popular with a younger and cooler crowd.If you or any…
  • How to get a perfect brunch look New Delhi, Sep 17 : What better time than weekends to dress up and hang out with friends for brunch! Its that time of the week when you throw out your formal work wear and bring out the trendy, breezy, casual wear to make sure you are following ...