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  • Can Vitamin C cut harm of maternal smoking on babies’ lungs? New York, May 22 : While its best to quit smoking during pregnancy, for women who cannot, taking vitamin C supplements can reduce their babies’ risk of developing a wheeze, finds a study.Wheeze is a condition of producing whistle like sound due to ob…
  • Consuming flavonoid may delay lung function decline in elderly New York, May 22 : Consuming fruits like berries with high amount of plant producing chemical called flavonoids may slow lung function decline due to ageing, finds a study.The findings showed that high consumption of the flavonoids reduced decline in…
  • MIT scientists develop one-shot nanoparticle vaccine for polio New York, May 22 : A novel single-shot nanoparticle vaccine developed by MIT researchers could assist efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.Currently, two to four polio vaccine injections are required to build up immunity, and because of the difficult…
  • Gestational diabetes may increase risk of kidney damage New York, May 22 : Gestational diabetes — high blood sugar condition during pregnancy — may cause early-stage kidney damage that can later lead to chronic kidney diseases among women, reported a study.The study showed that women with gestational di…
  • Prenatal fish consumption not linked to autism risk in babies London, May 22 : Instead of increasing risk of autism, eating fish twice a week during pregnancy may actually give newborns several nutritional benefits, suggests a new research.The findings — published in journal Molecular Autism — found no eviden…
  • Mediterranean diet may curb air pollution’s effect on health New York, May 22 : Consuming Mediterranean diet rich in antioxidants could reduce the adverse effects of air pollution on health.A diet which includes antioxidants present in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, olive oils, fish and poultry ove…
  • Poor sleep makes parents lenient towards kids New York, May 22 : Mothers who have trouble sleeping may engage in more permissive parenting, that is parenting marked by lenient or liberal discipline, says a study.This type of lenient parenting, especially during the adolescent years, may increase…
  • An egg a day may keep heart diseases away Beijing, May 22 : If you thought eating eggs is bad for your heart due to their high cholesterol content, think again.A large study has now shown that people who consume an egg every day could significantly reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease…
  • Are humans influencing cancer in wild animals? New York, May 22 : Besides indulging in cancer causing behaviour like smoking, poor diet and low hygiene, human beings are also changing the environment in such a way that it can lead to the deadly disease in many species of wild animals, researchers…
  • This drug could prevent brain damage caused by cosmic rays Washington, May 22 : As NASA and private space companies like SpaceX plan to send humans to Mars within the next 15 years, scientists have identified a potential treatment for the brain damage caused by exposure to cosmic rays.Among the major challen…
  • Tata Chemicals net profit jumps to Rs 1,210 crore in Q4 Kolkata, May 18 : Tata Chemicals on Friday reported an over 3.5 times jump in its consolidated net profit to Rs 1,210.19 crore in the quarter ended March 31, 2018 as compared to Rs 343.02 crore in the year-ago period.Its revenue from operations, on a…
  • Minor girl dead, her brother crushed by speeding dumfer New Delhi, May 18 : A minor girl was crushed to death, her elder brother injured in an accident on Friday after a speeding dumfer hit them, over taking a bus in south Delhi, police said. Police said the accident occurred at around 7 a.m when the vict…
  • Sikkim government honours journalists Gangtok, May 17 : Sikkim government on Wednesday felicitated veteran journalists CD Rai, Samiran Chhetri Priyadarshi, Santosh Nirash and Amalendu Kundu with “Kashiraj Pradhan Lifetime Journalism Award” here.Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and Governor …
  • Congress, BJP lock horns in Karnataka’s triangular poll contest (Curtain Raiser) Bengaluru, May 11 : The ruling Congress and the opposition BJP have locked horns to outsmart each other in the Karnataka assembly election on Saturday, with the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) making the contest triangular.As the only assembly poll being h…
  • Veteran actress Lalita Chatterjee dead Kolkata, May 10 : Veteran film and folk theatre actress Lalita Chatterjee died at a private hospital in the city on Wednesday following a cerebral attack, family sources said.Chatterjee, 81, was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday after she fell down…
  • Veteran actress Lalita Chatterjee dead Kolkata, May 10 : Veteran film and folk theatre actress Lalita Chatterjee died at a private hospital in the city on Wednesday following a cerebral attack, family sources said.Chatterjee, 81, was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday after she fell down…
  • Renovated botanical gallery of Indian Museum to open on Wednesday Kolkata, May 8 : The renovated botanical gallery of the Indian Museum will throw its doors open to the public on Wednesday, according to an official release.The gallery, maintained by Botanical Survey of India (BSI), would be inaugurated by Union Min…
  • After ‘Shiraz’, keen to compose music for ‘modern ‘ films: Anoushka Shankar (IANS Interview) New Delhi, May 1 : Anoushka Shankar’s maiden project as a film music composer was unique. After scoring for the restored 1928 Indian silent period drama “Shiraz: A Romance of India”, the British Indian sitar player is enthused about taking up more fi…
  • Bollywood films ‘very little’ aspect of Anjali Patil’s world (IANS Interview) New Delhi, April 30 : National Award-winning actress Anjali Patil has dabbled in various film industries but her aim is not to be a big Bollywood star.Anjali, also a director and writer, says Bollywood films and money are “very little” aspects of her…
  • IIT Kharagpur to launch courses to bridge Engineering, Medicine Kolkata, April 28 : The School of Medical Science and Technology at IIT Kharagpur on Saturday said it will launch new academic programmes from the upcoming academic session, spanning the realms of biology, medicine and engineering.The new courses wou…
  • Ghaziabad hospital performs laparoscopic spine surgery Ghaziabad, May 22 : Doctors at a Ghaziabad hospital have successfully performed laparoscopic spinal surgery on a 56-year-old woman, said a hospital official on Tuesday.S.V.Lakshmi had been in severe back pain for over six years due to overlapping of …
  • Heart transplant patient stable, progressing well: Hospital Kolkata, May 22 : A man, who underwent a heart transplant said to be the first such human-to-human surgery in eastern India, is stable, the hospital said on Tuesday.Dilchand Singh, 39, has been taken off assisted ventilation, said a medical bulletin….
  • SC to hear plea against NGT order on lead content in PVC pipes New Delhi, May 22 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea challenging the National Green Tribunal’s order by which it has put on hold its earlier direction mandating all the manufacturers of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipes with lead conte…
  • Can Vitamin C cut harm of maternal smoking on babies’ lungs? New York, May 22 : While its best to quit smoking during pregnancy, for women who cannot, taking vitamin C supplements can reduce their babies’ risk of developing a wheeze, finds a study.Wheeze is a condition of producing whistle like sound due to ob…
  • Consuming flavonoid may delay lung function decline in elderly New York, May 22 : Consuming fruits like berries with high amount of plant producing chemical called flavonoids may slow lung function decline due to ageing, finds a study.The findings showed that high consumption of the flavonoids reduced decline in…
  • Taj Mahal, Mumbai Sea Link among top 10 travellers’ choices Mumbai, May 22 : The eternal monument to love, the Taj Mahal in Agra and the Rajiv Gandhi Bandra Worli Sea Link in Mumbai figure among the Top 10 TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards of 2018 for most visited and popular tourist landmarks, it was a…
  • Centre will come up with solution to fuel price increase: Shah New Delhi, May 22 : Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah on Tuesday assured that the government will come up with a solution in three-four days to keep a check on increasing fuel prices in the country.”We are taking increase in fuel prices very ser…
  • Job offer decline maximum in IT sector: Survey New Delhi, May 22 : At 32 per cent, the rate of job offer declines is maximum in India’s Information and Technology (IT) sector, show results of a new survey of mid and senior level candidates.In terms of job offer declines, the IT sector is followe…
  • Job offer decline maximum in IT sector: Survey New Delhi, May 22 : At 32 per cent, the rate of job offer declines is maximum in India’s Information and Technology (IT) sector, show results of a new survey of mid and senior level candidates.In terms of job offer declines, the IT sector is followe…
  • Centre will come up with solution to fuel price increase: Shah New Delhi, May 22 : Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah on Tuesday assured that the government will come up with a solution in three-four days to keep a check on increasing fuel prices in the country.”We are taking increase in fuel prices very ser…
  • Ghaziabad hospital performs laparoscopic spine surgery Ghaziabad, May 22 : Doctors at a Ghaziabad hospital have successfully performed laparoscopic spinal surgery on a 56-year-old woman, said a hospital official on Tuesday.S.V.Lakshmi had been in severe back pain for over six years due to overlapping of …
  • Heart transplant patient stable, progressing well: Hospital Kolkata, May 22 : A man, who underwent a heart transplant said to be the first such human-to-human surgery in eastern India, is stable, the hospital said on Tuesday.Dilchand Singh, 39, has been taken off assisted ventilation, said a medical bulletin….
  • SC to hear plea against NGT order on lead content in PVC pipes New Delhi, May 22 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea challenging the National Green Tribunal’s order by which it has put on hold its earlier direction mandating all the manufacturers of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipes with lead conte…
  • I (and) B Minister urges people to get fit, fitter New Delhi, May 22 : Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday appealed to the people to get fit and fitter and posted photos and videos on his exercise regime on the social media to inspire others to follow his advic…
  • Nipah virus outbreak localised occurrence: Health Ministry New Delhi, May 22 : All required steps have been taken to contain the Nipah virus in Kerala, whose outbreak is a localised occurrence and there is no threat of its spread and thus no need to panic, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on…
  • Nipah virus claims 10 lives in Kerala, two serious Kozhikode (Kerala), May 22 : The toll due to the Nipah virus (NiP), presently identified in Kerala’s Kozhikode and Malappuram, rose to 10 on Tuesday even as the Central and state governments scrambled to contain its outbreak.State Health Minister K.K…
  • Apollo Hospitals adopts IBM Watson for oncology and genomics (Lead, correcting designation in Para 3) Bengaluru, May 22 : Apollo Hospitals on Tuesday joined hands with IBM to deploy its cognitive computing platform Watson for oncology and genomics in 10 of its cancer care centres.Watson will help oncologists surface relevant data to bridge disparate …
  • Apollo Hospitals adopts IBM Watson for oncology and genomics Bengaluru, May 22 : Apollo Hospitals on Tuesday joined hands with IBM to deploy its cognitive computing platform Watson for oncology and genomics in ten of its cancer care centres.Watson will help oncologists surface relevant data to bridge disparate…
  • Nipah kills three; Kerala, Centre take steps to tackle virus (Roundup) Kozhikode/New Delhi, May 21 : After three lives lost to Nipah virus (NiV) and eight battling the disease in Kerala’s Kozhikode district, both the state and the Central governments on Monday took comprehensive measures to contain the outbreak of the r…
  • Ensure logistics in hospitals to tackle vector-borne diseases: LG New Delhi, May 21 : Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Monday directed the Health Department officials to ensure that all logistics, including mosquito nets, medicines and diagnostic kits, were made available in hospitals here to tackle vector-borne di…
  • Don’t believe in endorsing something I don’t use: Virat Kohli New Delhi, May 22 : Cricket captain Virat Kohli says being a brand ambassador comes with its share of responsibilities.Virat has launched the first performance footwear from the brand evoSpeed One8 for Puma.Asked if being a brand ambassador is a huge…
  • Nothing official yet: Sania Mirza on biopic New Delhi, May 21 : Tennis ace Sania Mirza says nothing has been finalised yet about a biopic on her life.There have been talks about a film being made on her life and there was also buzz that Rohit Shetty would be helming the project.Asked about it,…
  • Sony Pictures International Productions acquires rights for Jhulan Goswami biopic Mumbai, May 17 : Sony Pictures International Productions has acquired the rights for a biopic on India’s veteran medium pacer Jhulan Goswami.The studio will develop and produce the film in partnership with Dunamis Entertainment, read a statement to I…
  • Four Maharashtra tribal students scale Mt Everest Mumbai, May 16 : Four tribal students, including a girl, of ashram schools in Maharashtra have scaled the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said here on Wednesday.They are Manisha Dhurve, 18, Umakant Madavi …
  • SC judgment on Sidhu’s conviction in road rage case on Tuesday New Delhi, May 14 : The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Tuesday its judgment on a plea by Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu against a three-year jail term awarded to him in a nearly 30-year-old road rage case.A bench of Justice J.Che…
  • Buttler guides Rajasthan to seven-wicket victory over Mumbai Mumbai, May 14 : English batsman Jos Buttler continued his red-hot form with a 94 not out as Rajasthan Royals thumped Mumbai Indians by seven wickets here on Sunday to boost their chance of qualifying for the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs.Aft…
  • Constant public scrutiny of my personal life uncomfortable: Virat Kohli (IANS Interview) New Delhi, May 11 : From the time he was dating actress Anushka Sharma to his wedding in Italy and even now — months after the two tied the knot — prying paparazzi and public scrutiny of Virat Kohli’s life has not stopped.India’s cricket captain an…
  • IPL: Rajasthan Royals to don pink jersey against CSK Jaipur, May 9 : Struggling to stay alive in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Rajasthan Royals hope for a change in fortune as they plan to don a special pink jersey in Friday’s home match against the Chennai Super Kings, to raise awareness about earl…
  • HC defers hearing on Kejriwal’s plea in defamation case New Delhi, May 8 : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday deferred hearing on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s plea seeking rejection of the civil defamation suit filed by cricketing body DDCA against him.Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw has listed the matt…
  • ‘Game changers’ Irrfan Khan, Rohit Sharma celebrated in digital campaign Mumbai, May 7 : Actor Irrfan Khan and cricketer Rohit Sharma are among those to be celebrated as “game changers” in Chandon’s latest digital edition of The Party Starter? 2.0 campaign titled “The Party Starters”.In 2016, Chandon introduced India to i…
  • Thick, wooden, vintage: Get trendy with eyewear New Delhi, May 22 : Eyewear needn’t be boring. Go for embellished shades or thick geeky glasses touching the vintage style of the early 1970s to stay in vogue, suggest experts.Gurpreet Singh Bhatia, CEO of Vision Express, and Nitin Grover, spokespers…
  • Neeta Lulla to speak at Italian cinema fest New Delhi, May 22 : National award-winning designer Neeta Lulla is set to speak at the closing ceremony of Fare Cinema, the international week of Italian cinema.Avid Learning and Italian Embassy Cultural Centre in association with Vogue India will …
  • Lately I have been giving extra care to my skin: Sonu Sood Mumbai, May 22 : Actor Sonu Sood says he has started giving extra care to his skin especially when he is travelling a lot.”As an actor it is important to take care of yourself and lately I’ve been giving extra care to my skin due to all the ...
  • Here’s how you can keep your skin hydrated in summer New Delhi, May 22 : Skin requirements keep changing in every weather and it is a real challenge to keep it soft, protected and glowing.Hydrate, exfoliate and moisturise to keep your skin healthy this summer, experts say.Shikhee Agrawal, Head – Train…
  • How to add pinch of antique jewellery to your office wear New Delhi, May 22 : The one thing that can bring a smile instantly on a womans face are those pretty trinkets that can instantly give a stylish lift to an ordinary outfit.Chunky rings, delicate neckpieces and some sparkly bold earrings can add that r…
  • Research points before you consider adopting pets New Delhi, May 22 : A number of factors should be considered before adopting a pet in India. Willingness to commit and adjust, the size of your home, the kind of weather you have where you stay, are some of the points you need to think about, say ...
  • Eat safe in summer New Delhi, May 22 : Food tends to spoil more quickly during the summer. It is important to pay extra attention to your food and look for unusual odour and mould before consuming it, say experts.Indrayani Pawar, team leader, dietitian team, Hinduja He…
  • I work towards breaking patterns of my body: Sonakshi Sinha Mumbai, May 22 : Actress Sonakshi Sinha says her goal is to consistently push her limits to be the best version of herself.”My goal is to consistently push my limits to be the best version of myself everyday.I have never been (like) this before. Now …
  • I don’t pay attention to trolls: Twinkle Khanna New Delhi, May 22 : A frequent target of trolls and cyber-bullying on social media platforms, producer-entrepreneur and author Twinkle Khanna says she does not get much affected as she does not pay attention to them.Twinkle has been trolled on social…
  • Northern Kerala to soon emerge as major tourist attraction New Delhi, May 22 : Are Kovalam and backwaters the first things that come to mind when thinking of Kerala? All that’s set to change as more places will soon be added to the bucket list from ‘God’s own country’ — at an outlay of Rs 500 crore.The ...