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  • Stifling your sneeze may rupture your throat London, Jan 16 : While pinching your nose and clamping your mouth shut to contain a forceful sneeze may be part of the workplace etiquette, it can rupture the throat, doctors have warned. Ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists at the University Hospi…
  • Curbing junk food ads may cut rising obesity in teens London, Jan 16 : Junk food advertisements (ads) shown during programmes that are popular with young people, such as talent shows and football matches, drives youngsters to snack more on unhealthy food.Curbing these ads may help decrease the risk of r…
  • High fat western diet could make prostate cancer aggressive New York, Jan 16 : Eating a typical Western high-fat diet such as cheeseburgers and fries could make prostate cancer more aggressive and cause them to spread, finds a study.The result opens the door to new treatment for the condition that is generall…
  • Gene causing diabetes, low blood sugar levels identified London, Jan 16 : Researchers have identified a new gene that is thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin — the key hormone in diabetes — from a family with both high and low blood sugar conditions.Besides Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, nearl…
  • Decoded: How preterm birth may impact language skills New York, Jan 16 : Altered development of a part of brain region essential to hearing and understanding sound in preterm infants is associated with poorer language skills in early childhood, a study has found.The neural machinery that supports hearin…
  • Dita Von Teese ready to embrace grey hair Los Angeles, Jan 16 : Model Dita Von Teese plans to embrace her grey hair when the time comes.During an interview for the Daily Telegraph newspaper, she was asked if she can see a day when she will embrace the grey, reports femalefirst.co.uk.She said…
  • Humans share fish genes that aid in repairing spinal cord New York, Jan 15 : Scientists have found that many of the genes that aid in the natural repair of injured spinal cord in the lamprey fish are also active in the repair of the peripheral nervous system in mammals, a finding that may eventually be harn…
  • UKIP leader in hot seat over girlfriend’s racist remark about Meghan London, Jan 15 : The leader of British right-wing political party UKIP, Henry Bolton, is being urged by senior figures from his party to choose between his leadership or girlfriend after the latter was reported to have made racist remarks about Megha…
  • Trump is selfish, self-centred: American transgender chef New Delhi, Jan 15 : “Selfish and self-centred” US President Donald Trump will only continue to damage many groups until he is out of office, says Texas-based transgender chef Chris Trapani.Born in 1977, Trapani was around 20 when he got a chance to w…
  • Pakistani Taliban claims Bhutto’s assassination in new book Islamabad, Jan 15 : The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has for the first time claimed responsibility for the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in a new book in written by Taliban leader Abu Mansoor Asim Mufti Noor Wali…
  • All religions lead to path of truth, says Kovind Patna, Jan 11 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday stressed the need to understand different religions and their different traditions, as they all are one and the same, leading to the path of truth.Inaugurating the 4th International Dharma-Dhamma …
  • Three Kerala hospitals deny treatment to Tamil Nadu worker Thiruvanathapuram (Kerala) , October 3 : A worker from Tamil Nadu was on Monday denied treatment in three government hospitals in Kerala after he was attacked with a knife.Rajendran, 45, a native of the Arialur district in Tamil Nadu was attacke…
  • Mild intensity earthquake hits Andaman Islands Andaman Islands , October 3 : An earthquake of mild intensity – of magnitude 4.5, yellow stage – hit the Andaman Islands on early Tuesday morning.No loss of life, injury or damage to property has been reported so far. Further details are awaited…
  • Supreme Court to continue hearing on Kerala Love Jihad Case New Delhi , October 3 : The Supreme Court will today continue the hearing on the Kerala Love Jihad case.Earlier, a group of people had submitted a petition to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan demanding a probe into the alleged unlawful incarcerat…
  • Srinagar: Terrorists attack BSF camp, one killed, two BSF troopers injured Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , October 3 : At least one terrorist was killed and two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were injured when few terrorists tried to barge into the campus of the BSF 182 Bn near the Srinagar Airport outside the Air…
  • J-K: Terrorists attack BSF camp, one Fidayeen killed, three BSF troopers injured Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , October 3 : One Fidayeen was killed and three security personnel got injured after a group of terrorists attacked at the Border Security Force (BSF) camp of 182 Battalion, headquartered near the Srinagar Airport ou…
  • J-K: Terrorists attack BSF camp, one Fidayeen killed, three BSF troopers injured Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , October 3 : One Fidayeen was killed and three security personnel got injured after a group of terrorists attacked at the Border Security Force (BSF) camp of 182 Battalion, headquartered near the Srinagar Airport ou…
  • Three Kerala hospitals deny treatment to Tamil Nadu worker Thiruvanathapuram (Kerala) , October 3 : A worker from Tamil Nadu was on Monday denied treatment in three government hospitals in Kerala after he was attacked with a knife.Rajendran, 45, a native of the Arialur district in Tamil Nadu was attacke…
  • Mild intensity earthquake hits Andaman Islands Andaman Islands , October 3 : An earthquake of mild intensity – of magnitude 4.5, yellow stage – hit the Andaman Islands on early Tuesday morning.No loss of life, injury or damage to property has been reported so far. Further details are awaited…
  • Supreme Court to continue hearing on Kerala Love Jihad Case New Delhi , October 3 : The Supreme Court will today continue the hearing on the Kerala Love Jihad case.Earlier, a group of people had submitted a petition to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan demanding a probe into the alleged unlawful incarcerat…
  • Bengal opposition parties demand white paper on business proposals Kolkata, Jan 17 : West Bengal’s opposition parties – the Congress, BJP and CPI-M – on Tuesday demanded “white paper” from the Mamata Banerjee government on the number of actual fructified proposals that the state had received in earlier business summ…
  • Course on sustainable urban planning launched at IIT Kanpur Noida, Jan 16 : A new course on Sustainable Urban planning using remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) has been launched at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur’s outreach centre here, NITI Aayog said on Tuesday.Ratan P.Watal,…
  • Drop GST on Bio-diesel from 18 to 5 percent, demands industry New Delhi, Jan 17 : Struggling to survive despite the government ‘s clean energy dream, biodiesel industies have demanded the Goods and Service Tax (GST) rate on them be slashed from the current 18 to 5 per cent.The demand came days after solar indu…
  • Free surgery for Delhiites in private hospitals to continue New Delhi, Jan 16 : Patients unable to undergo surgery in a city government hospital for 30 days will continue to get it done for free in private hospitals here, as Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal approved the scheme on Tuesday.Also, if a test cannot…
  • Investors pledge big investments at Bengal business meet Kolkata, Jan 16 : Several corporate houses on Tuesday came forward with big investment proposals for West Bengal and right at the start of “Bengal Global Business Summit” here an estimated Rs 17,000 crore worth of investments were pledged.The busines…
  • Delhi Assembly panel to look into sealing of commercial establishments New Delhi, Jan 16 : A special committee of the Delhi Assembly will look into sealing of commercial establishments in the city by the three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led municipal corporations, Speaker Ram Niwas Goel said here on Tuesday.Goel refer…
  • Modi to open business summit in Maharashtra in February New Delhi, Jan 16 : In a bid to attract investments to the state, the Maharashtra government has decided to hold a “Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018” conclave in Mumbai from February 18 to 20 and it will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendr…
  • Rajasthan refinery will change state’s future: Modi (Roundup) Barmer (Rajasthan), Jan 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the petroleum refinery he inaugurated in Barmer district will not only change the future of Rajasthan, but also help generate energy for the entire country.He said that wh…
  • Telangana signs agreement with Korea Mobile Internet Association Hyderabad, Jan 16 : The Telangana government has signed an agreement with Korea Mobile Internet Business Association for collaboration in the AI, VR, AR, IoT and electronics manufacturing sectors, an official statement said on Tuesday.The agreements …
  • HC asks for importing vaccine to check monkey population New Delhi, Jan 16 : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Central government to look into the feasibility of importing immunocontraception vaccines on an “emergency basis” to control the population of monkeys in the capital.A division bench of Ac…
  • Free surgery for Delhiites in private hospitals to continue New Delhi, Jan 16 : Patients unable to undergo surgery in a city government hospital for 30 days will continue to get it done for free in private hospitals here, as Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal approved the scheme on Tuesday.Also, if a test cannot…
  • Number of new doctors inadequate for 1.3 bn people: Kovind New Delhi, Jan 16 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said the 67,000 undergraduate and 31,000 postgraduate medical seats in India are highly inadequate for a country with a population of 1.3 billion.”Currently our medical colleges, whether run by…
  • Odisha government announces incentives for doctors doing PG Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 : The Odisha government on Tuesday decided to provide monthly financial incentives of Rs 18,000 to doctors doing their post graduation in pre and para clinical subjects.In order to attract more doctors in these sectors, the incent…
  • Rail commuters vote Kozhikode station ‘cleanest’: Survey New Delhi, Jan 16 : Kozhikode railway station in Kerala has been declared the “cleanest” in the country by railway commuters while the Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi is at the lowest rung, said a survey by an app-based travel portal on Tuesday.”K…
  • Healthureum unveils Blockchain-based technology to improve medical care New Delhi, Jan 16 : Aiming to reduce inefficiencies in operations, resources, data, drug sourcing and technology, Estonia-based Healthureum has announced a Blockchain-based 360-degree ecosystem for administering medical care in a reliable manner.Heal…
  • New system needed to up availability of doctors: Kovind New Delhi, Jan 16 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday called for a new regulatory system to enhance availability of doctors and medical professionals as work load of the existing doctors was incredibly high.”Doctors need help in the form of more c…
  • Tejashwi meets father in jail, says concerned over his health Ranchi, Jan 15 : Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Monday met his jailed father Lalu Prasad in the central jail here for the first time after his conviction in a fodder scam case and expressed concern over the RJD chief’s health.”I…
  • Household burning, coal combustion behind 75% deaths Mumbai, Jan 15 : Exposure to household burning emissions and coal combustion were the main reasons behind 75 per cent of air pollution-related deaths in India in 2015 which came chiefly from rural areas, reveals a report.The report, by experts from t…
  • AIIMS doctors invite Nadda for open debate on NMC bill New Delhi, Jan 15 : Continuing its opposition to the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, the Resident Doctors Association of AIIMS on Monday invited Union Health Minister J.P.Nadda for an open debate on the issue.Contending that the NMC bill is s…
  • Two women killed in UP hospital fire Lucknow, Jan 15 : Two women patients were killed on Monday in a fire in a private hospital in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, police said.Both victims were from Budayun district and were identified as Mamta and Raj Bala.All other patients and their attend…
  • Several peaks to scale, not just Everest: HMI Chennai, Jan 15 : There are several mountain peaks in the world to scale and not just Mount Everest, said a senior official of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district.He said the institute has recently decided to…
  • Dheeraj has to be careful about move to Scotland: Goalkeeper Sandhu Bengaluru, Jan 14 : Having spent the bulk of his career in Europe, Indian football’s No.1 goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu feels his potential successor Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem — set for trials at Scottish Premiership side Motherwell FC — should …
  • Veer Marathas hatch up ambitious plans for wrestling New Delhi, Jan 13 : His team is making its debut in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) this season, but Veer Marathas co-owner Ranjit Saxena has already started to chalk out ambitious plans to promote the traditional sport at the grassroots level.”We are…
  • 5 wrestlers, among 6 killed in Maharashtra road accident Mumbai, Jan 13 : Five wrestlers and a driver were killed in a major road accident in Sangli district of Maharahstra early on Saturday, police said.The accident took place around 1 a.m.when an SUV carrying the grapplers rammed headlong into an oncomin…
  • PM congratulates skier Thakur New Delhi, Jan 10 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Aanchal Thakur on winning India’s first international medal in skiing in the Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup in Turkey.”The entire nation is ecstatic on your historic accomplishment at…
  • We need to play enough matches away: India football captain Sunil Chhetri (IANS interview) Bengaluru, Jan 10 : India captain Sunil Chhetri wants the national football team to play more away games this year as it prepares for the AFC Asian Cup in 2019.Chhetri, who is currently playing for Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League (ISL), feels…
  • Injured weightlifter dies, toll reaches 5 in Narela accident (Third Lead) New Delhi, Jan 7 : The death toll in the Sunday morning road accident near Delhi-Haryana border involving six national-level weightlifters climbed to five after one of the two seriously injured sportsmen died at the AIIMS here.Saksham Yadav died in t…
  • Four cricketers arrested for ‘respecting’ Pakistan national anthem Srinagar, Jan 7 : Four Kashmiri boys were arrested on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district for lining up as Pakistan’s national anthem was played before the start of a cricket match.After a video went viral showing the players’ conduct in…
  • Four weightlifters killed in Delhi in dense fog New Delhi, Jan 7 : Four national-level weightlifters were killed and two others, including a world champion, were seriously injured when the car in which they were travelling met with an accident here in dense fog early on Sunday, police said.The acc…
  • Bend it like the Alakhpura girls: Football empowers in a Haryana village (IANS Special Series) Alakhpura (Haryana), Jan 7 : On a cold and wet winter afternoon, some 30 km from the district headquarters of Bhiwani, tired boys buckled up to return home after seven hours of school.But for the girls, the ringing of the closing bell was a signal to…
  • Manish Malhotra awarded for ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ musical Mumbai, Jan 16 : Fashion designer Manish Malhotra has bagged the Best Original Costume Design Award for “Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical” at the Broadway World India Awards.”This is the 35th award in my career and I am very overwhelmed.This is the first t…
  • Honor View 10: Dependable mid-premium flagship contender (Tech Review) New Delhi, Jan 16 : Paying heed to the global buzz around Artificial Intelligence (AI), Chinese smartphone major Huawei has brought to India a mid-premium flagship device, Honor View 10, that includes a Neural-Network Processing Unit (NPU) tasked wit…
  • Indians moving away from traditions: Pakistani-born actress Sonya Jehan New Delhi, Jan 16 : Settled in the national capital after marrying an Indian, Pakistan-born Sonya Jehan, who has featured in Bollywood films like “Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story”, “Khoya Khoya Chand” and “My Name is Khan”, feels while India is prog…
  • Snowless slopes kill skiing in Himachal this year Manali, Jan 16 : The ski slopes are deserted as scores of skiers in picturesque Solang Valley of Himachal Pradesh have been literally left high and dry with snow failing to cover its steep slopes.Their hopes of skiing down the precarious slopes are f…
  • Benefits of sesame seeds for skin, health New Delhi, Jan 16 : Sesame seeds have health benefits — while the antioxidant properties present in the seeds help in anti-ageing, the rich omega fatty acids content triggers hair growth, say experts.Nmami Agarwal, Nutritionist and Amit Sarda, Manag…
  • Integrate public art in Delhi’s development plan: Minister New Delhi, Jan 15 : As the government envisages to develop Delhi as a world-class city, it is time to make public art an essential component of town planning, Union Minister of State for Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday.”When we have …
  • Necessary to remember the importance of honesty: Olivier Rousteing New Delhi, Jan 15 : Olivier Rousteing, Creative Director of French fashion house Balmain, feels that having a brand that has global impact brings in lot of responsibility and he would like to remember the importance of honesty and integrity towards h…
  • Women are stronger species, we need to stand up for them: Priyanka Raina Noida, Jan 15 : Priyanka Raina, wife of cricketer Suresh Raina and also an entrepreneur who runs a foundation dedicated to aid underprivileged mothers across the country, says that women are the strongest species on the mother earth and we need to st…
  • ‘2017 saw more self-drive women travellers than men’ New Delhi, Jan 15 : Women have been travelling more than ever in the self-drive mode, overcoming the long-drawn history of systemic prejudice and gender bias, with both inbound and outbound tourism witnessing accelerated growth in this segment, a rep…
  • Book-lovers throng World Book Fair on last day; dull affair, claims publishers New Delhi, Jan 14 : Bibliophiles of the national capital thronged the 26th New Delhi World Book Fair on its last day on Sunday to grab their favourites at the best deal, even as publishers termed this year’s edition rather “dull” in terms of returns….