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  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives Delhi New Delhi, June 26 : US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived New Delhi on Tuesday night on his three-day visit to the country to strengthen strategic ties between the two nations.Pompeo will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister of Externa…
  • Whistleblower staff that complained against chef Karunesh Khanna ‘sacked’ London, June 25 : London-based restaurant chain Tamarind Kitchen has reportedly fired three employees who complained against Michelin-starred Karunesh Khanna, a chef of Indian-origin, used chicken as an ingredient in vegetarian and vegan dishes witho…
  • Poor sleep linked to reduced memory in older adults New York, June 25 : Senior citizens, please take note. Lower sleep quality and variability in night sleep time may adversely affect your ability to recall past events, says a study.The study, published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience journal, unde…
  • It is love that binds friends on Snapchat in India New Delhi, June 25 : Love is central to friendship on Snapchat in India and the country is among few that hosts large friend groups on the photo-messaging app, the company said on Tuesday.On average, Indians have about six best friends, while the UK …
  • Today’s food is too sweet: Study New York, June 25 : Customers find foods in today’s marketplace to be too sweet, researchers that analysed nearly four lakh food reviews said.”This is the first study of this scale to study food choice beyond the artificial constraints of the laborat…
  • Music boosts academic performance of schoolkids Toronto, June 25 : High school students who take music courses score significantly better in exams than their non-musical peers, says a study.For the study published in The Journal of Educational Psychology, researchers examined over one lakh student…
  • Music boosts academic performance of schoolkids Toronto, June 25 : High school students who take music courses score significantly better in exams than their non-musical peers, says a study.For the study published in The Journal of Educational Psychology, researchers examined over one lakh student…
  • Statins may double diabetes risk: Study New York, June 25 : People who take cholesterol-lowering statins may be at twice the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, says a new study.Statins are a class of drugs that can lower cholesterol and blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart attack an…
  • Statins may double diabetes risk: Study New York, June 25 : People who take cholesterol-lowering statins may be at twice the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, says a new study.Statins are a class of drugs that can lower cholesterol and blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart attack an…
  • Pakistani politician, journalist get violent on TV Islamabad, June 25 : A live news debate on a Pakistani news channel turned ugly after an argument between a politician and a journalist turned physical, shocking viewers across the country.Masroor Ali Siyal, a leader from the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-…
  • AES deaths: Bihar court orders probe against Harsh Vardhan, Mangal Pandey Patna, June 24 : A Bihar court on Monday ordered an investigation against Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey on charges of negligence that killed nearly 150 children due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in…
  • PM meets economists over key macro-economic issues New Delhi, June 22 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met leading economists to discuss key issues including employment, agriculture, education, and health in the run-up to the Budget.Modi interacted over 40 economists and other experts in fi…
  • ‘Halwa’ ceremony held, Budget papers get into printing mode New Delhi, June 22 : The government on Saturday started the process of printing of the Budget 2019-20 documents following the customary ‘halwa’ ceremony in which Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman participated.Minister of State for Finance and Corpo…
  • Fertiliser subsidy may be up slightly in Budget to aid farmers New Delhi, June 21 : The fertiliser subsidy may be up slightly, by up to Rs 6,000 crore, in the 2019-20 Budget as the government is mulling to provide more funds for both urea and nutrient-based fertilisers.The total fertiliser subsidy in the interim…
  • Corporates may be incentivised to invest in education, skilling New Delhi, June 20 : To accelerate employment generation, incentivising corporates to invest in education and skilling the workforce, especially in the IT – ITES sectors, is likely to be proposed in the upcoming Union Budget. The government may exten…
  • BCT likely to rejig fintech arm, eyes NBFCs Chennai, June 19 : Information technology (IT) company Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) is planning to restructure financial technology (fintech) vertical and carving it out as a separate entity to seek private equity investment,According to an official, the fi…
  • ‘Tera ban jaunga’ has a strong melody: Tulsi Kumar Mumbai, June 17 : Singer Tulsi Kumar says her new song “Tera ban jaunga” from the forthcoming film “Kabir Singh”, has a strong melody.Akhil Sachdeva joins Kumar in the love duet, which was launched on Monday.”The first time I heard the song, it staye…
  • Task Force report on direct tax expected after Budget New Delhi, June 16 : The government may have quietly pushed a major income tax reform seeking to reduce tax burden and ease compliance for individual taxpayers.The task of overhauling the current tax law is learnt to have been completed but is being …
  • No levy rationalisation for telcos likely in Budget New Delhi, June 15 : The Union Budget is unlikely to propose any reduction in levies for telcos or allow them more time to clear their spectrum dues to the government, sources privy to the development said.The mobile operators association COAI has ur…
  • Social sector seeks fiscal sops in Budget New Delhi, June 14 : The social sector has sought several proactive steps from the Finance Minister including promoting social entrepreneurship amongst the young population, fiscal incentives for recycling of waste water and rainwater harvesting and …
  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives Delhi New Delhi, June 26 : US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived New Delhi on Tuesday night on his three-day visit to the country to strengthen strategic ties between the two nations.Pompeo will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister of Externa…
  • Karnataka seek NDRF assistance for upcoming rabi season New Delhi, June 26 : Apprehending an impending drought situation, all 30 districts of Karnataka have sought assistance under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) for the rabi season, parliament was told on Tuesday.”In the eventuality of drought…
  • Government announces several schemes for cow welfare New Delhi, June 25 : The government on Tuesday said it has several schemes for cow welfare but does not have any current scheme for setting up new ‘Gaushalas’ or cow shelters.The various schemes including Rashtriya Gokul Mission, National Dairy Plan-…
  • US likely to be told: India is not a high tariff country New Delhi, June 25 : India is not a high tariff country and this is expected to be conveyed to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his talks with External Affairs Minister S.Jaishankar here on Wednesday.The issue is expected to figure against th…
  • Government to come up with an integrated RERA website New Delhi, June 25 : With an aim to provide single window information on best practices and rulings in the housing sector, the government will soon come up with a platform that will integrate Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) of all the states….
  • Your table salt may have poison, claims activist (2nd Lead) Mumbai, June 25 : Citing a US lab report, an activist on Tuesday said that premium brands of processed iodised salt sold in India allegedly contain alarming levels of poisonous and carcicogenic components like potassium ferrocyanide.According to Shiv…
  • Pvt sector lost 15.41 million phones in Jan-March: DoT New Delhi, June 25 : The number of telephones stood at 1,183.41 million as on March 31, 2019 against 1197.89 million on December 31, 2018.This implies a decrease of 14.48 million during the period, attributed to a decrease in number of telephones in …
  • Key takeaways of Goyal’s Interim Budget ahead of full Budget New Delhi, June 25 : As Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents her first Union Budget on July 5, speculation are rife about the steps in several sectors ranging from income tax to agriculture.The interim budget, a vote on account, presented by…
  • Key takeaways of Goyal’s Interim Budget ahead of full Budget New Delhi, June 25 : As Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents her first Union Budget on July 5, speculation are rife about the steps in several sectors ranging from income tax to agriculture.The interim budget, a vote on account, presented by…
  • Gold at over 6-year high on geo-political tensions New Delhi, June 25 : Geo-political tensions between the US and Iran on top of a slowing global economy have forced the investors to bet on safer assets, driving the gold prices to over 6-year high.Demand for the precious metal gained momentum last we…
  • Your table salt may have poison, claims activist (2nd Lead) Mumbai, June 25 : Citing a US lab report, an activist on Tuesday said that premium brands of processed iodised salt sold in India allegedly contain alarming levels of poisonous and carcicogenic components like potassium ferrocyanide.According to Shiv…
  • Mulayam Singh may undergo surgery today Lucknow, June 25 : Samajwadi Party (SP) patron Mulayam Singh Yadav may undergo a Thulium Laser surgery at a Ghaziabad hospital on Tuesday.He has been suffering from urinary incontinence.P.N. Arora, Managing Director of Yashoda Hospital, said: “A team…
  • Health startup cure.fit raises (Dollar) 120mn in fresh funding New Delhi, June 25 : Health and fitness start-up cure.fit on Tuesday announced it has raised (Dollar) 120 million in series D round of funding.Founded in 2016 by Mukesh Bansal and Ankit Nagori, cure.fit has built an integrated health platform.With o…
  • SC issues notice to Centre, Bihar government on encephalitis outbreak New Delhi, June 24 : The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and the Bihar government to apprise it about the steps taken to prevent the recent deaths of children due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES).The court’s response came on a PIL filed …
  • AES deaths: Bihar court orders probe into Ministers’ negligence Patna, June 24 : A Bihar court on Monday ordered an investigation into charges of negligence against Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey that left nearly 150 children dead due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AE…
  • Here’s everything you need to know about babies and skin rashes (Health Notes) Skin care for babies is an essential step in their overall health routine. Babies have delicate skin which is more prone to skin concerns than adults. A change in the weather also impacts their sensitive skin. Be it heat, cold, or the rain, each one im…
  • IIL to set up new facility at Telangana plant Hyderabad, June 24 : Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL), a leading biologicals company, on Monday announced the ground-breaking of a new Sterile Filling Facility (SFF) in Genome Valley on the outskirts of Hyderabad.The facility is coming up with an …
  • Over 3,000 take part in yoga event in Nairobi New Delhi, June 23 : Over 3,000 yoga enthusiasts, including members of the Indian diaspora, participated in the Fifth International Yoga Day in Nairobi on Sunday.Organised by the High Commission of India, the Hindu Council of Kenya and other Kenyan a…
  • Rape victims shouldn’t be forced to move court for abortion: Madras HC Chennai, June 22 : The Madras High Court has said that rape victims should not be unnecessarily compelled to “knock doors of the court” to terminate their unwanted pregnancy.Justice N.Anand Venkatesh, in his order delivered June 19, ruled that if a v…
  • Remains of human skeleton found behind Muzaffarpur hospital, probe ordered Patna, June 22 : An investigation was ordered on Saturday after remains of human skeletons were recovered from the government-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, where 108 children have died due to Acute Encep…
  • Indian cricket team inspiring others to stay fit: Fitness trainer Kolkata, June 24 : The Indian cricket team players are leading by example as far as fitness trends are concerned, encouraging others to follow suit, feels renowned fitness trainer Jag Chima.”I have noticed that there are lot of cricket players who ar…
  • Ishant Sharma joins Uber’s #ParksNotParking campaign New Delhi, June 24 : India cricketer Ishant Sharma on Monday joined hands with global ride-hailing major Ubers new campaign #ParksNotParking which supports converting parking spaces to parks.Inspired by sustainability and rethinking urban spaces, the…
  • Priyanka congratulates women hockey team for FIH Series win New Delhi, June 24 : Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Monday congratulated the Indian women hockey team for winning the International Hockey Federation (FIH) series, saying that the country is proud of them.”Congratulations to Indian Wom…
  • ISIC to participate in Indian Wheelchair Cricket Premiere League New Delhi, June 18 : The Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) on Tuesday said it will participate in the 2019 Indian Wheelchair Cricket Premiere League with its franchise of Delhi Superstar wheelchair cricket team.Medical Director and Chief of Spine,…
  • Dalit man in UP charred to death post India-Pak match Pratapgarh (Uttar Pradesh), June 17 : A young man was charred to death when his hut with a thatched roof went up in flames early on Monday.The incident took place in Rampur Bela village.The deceased Vinay Prakash, who belongs to the Scheduled Caste, …
  • Punjab CM congratulates Indian hockey team Chandigarh, June 17 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday congratulated Indian hockey team for thrashing South Africa 5-1 in the summit clash to win the FIH Series Finals hockey tournament.”Congratulations to Team India for an ecstatic fi…
  • World Cup cricket unites warring Goa leaders Panaji, June 16 : Sunday’s World Cup cricket match against Pakistan has united all political parties in Goa with rival political leaders issuing a joint video message wishing good luck to Team India.The video shot outside the World Cup match venue at…
  • Satta Bazaar bids cross Rs 100 cr on India-Pak tie (IANS Special) New Delhi, June 15 : On the eve of the World Cup clash between India and Pakistan, the betting bazaars in Delhi have gone crazy: the police estimates that the bids in the illegal satta (betting) market could have crossed the Rs 100-crore mark in the …
  • Shah hails Yuraj, calls him ‘cricketing icon’ New Delhi, June 10 : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday called Yuvraj Singh a “cricketing icon” and wished him for his future endeavours after the swashbuckling batsman announced his retirement from international cricket.Shah took to Twitter to …
  • Shah hails Yuraj, calls him ‘cricketing icon’ New Delhi, June 10 : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday called Yuvraj Singh a “cricketing icon” and wished him for his future endeavours after the swashbuckling batsman announced his retirement from international cricket.Shah took to Twitter to …
  • Suresh Raina knows the best way to watch cricket Mumbai, June 25 : Indian cricketer Suresh Raina says the best way to cheer for team India at the ongoing World Cup 2019 is by doing it together with family and friends.Raina has come forward to support a digital campaign, ‘The Great Indian Cricket Fa…
  • SHIVAN (and) NARRESH looking forward to explore kids’ line New Delhi, June 25 : Designers Shivan Bhatiya and Narresh Kukreja of the luxury holiday fashion brand SHIVAN (and) NARRESH are looking forward to explore a standalone category for children. “We have collaborated with Little Tags for a kidswear swim…
  • New wink sensation Tina Dabi Khan driving fans crazy New Delhi, June 24 : If you miss last year’s sensational wink from Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier, try the new one from IAS topper Tina Dabi Khan who identifies herself as a Kashmiri bahu (daughter-in-law) and is now driving fans crazy on so…
  • Gupta weddings over, Auli stares at quintals of waste Dehradun, June 24 : Uttarakhand’s Joshimath Municipality is faced with an uphill task of clearing quintals of garbage left behind after the high-profile Gupta family weddings last week at Auli.Over 220 quintal waste had been collected from the weddin…
  • Give your home a twist with soft furnishings New Delhi, June 22 : Lifting the look of your house can be easy with a change or two in soft furnishings.Play around with a rug or throw in cushions to style it well, suggest experts.Rashi, Founder, Carpet Couture, has the following tips to share:* S…
  • Anita Dongre inspired by strong women New Delhi, June 21 : Fashion designer Anita Dongre says she has faced numerous challenges throughout her career, but she always found inspiration in the strength of women around her.Her label AND has launched videos of women and their inspiring stori…
  • Yoga helps you age gracefully: Shilpa Shetty Mumbai, June 21 : Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra marked the International Yoga Day with a session with CISF, CRPF and NCC cadets and officials here on Friday, and urged people to make it a part of their daily routine for its many benefits.Early morning…
  • Bollywood divas who add star power to yoga New Delhi, June 21 : What ties Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepika Padukone, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Jacqueline Fernandez and Alia Bhatt together? Their love for yoga.The Bollywood divas credit their fitness level to their yoga routine.IANS takes a look at th…
  • International Yoga Day: B-Town celebs urge fans to practice yoga Mumbai, June 21 : From veterans like Dharmendra and Hema Malini to younger actors such as Akshay Kumar and Bipasha Basu — Bollywood celebrities, for whom fitness is a way of life, advocated the benefits of yoga on the occasion of International Yoga …
  • Uttarakhand’s Sahil Negi wins bartending championship Ooty (Tamil Nadu), June 21 : Sahil Negi, a young man from the Garhwal region in Uttarakhand, has won the Ultimate Bartender Championship 2019, beating 19 finalists here.He was announced the winner on Thursday night and has clinched a chance to visit …