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  • Dubai Police grills Chhota Shakeel’s brother, wanted in Mumbai Mumbai, Dec 15 : The Dubai Police on Saturday detained Anwar Babu Sheikh, the brother of absconding mafiosi Chhota Shakeel, reports reaching here said.Sheikh, who is wanted in Mumbai and Thane in connection with several offences including the March 1…
  • Colleagues’ rudeness can affect your sleep: Study New York, Dec 15 : Unable to sleep properly? Blame your co-worker who is rude, uses sarcastic comments and demeaning language.According to a study, workplace uncivilities can not only affect an employee’s sleep but also their partner’s.The study foun…
  • New biomedically useful ‘painless’ adhesive can be detached with light Beijing, Dec 15 : A novel painless adhesive that works even on wet surfaces can soon make the removal of band-aids a lot less painful, says an international team of researchers. The new adhesive can strongly adhere wet materials — such as hydrogel a…
  • Neck, back pain? Seek physical therapy to avoid opioid abuse New York, Dec 15 : Are you suffering from neck, back and shoulder pain? If so, visiting a physical therapist early can reduce the consumption of opioids that can lead to their abuse as well as other health complications, suggests a study. According t…
  • Experimental HIV vaccine found effective in monkeys: Study New York, Dec 15 : Scientists have found that an experimental HIV vaccine strategy could be effective in non-human primates.The goal of this strategy is to identify the rare, vulnerable areas on HIV and teach the immune system to make antibodies to a…
  • Dearth of representation of women’s strength in films frustrating: Amber Heard Manila, Dec 15 : Amber Heard feels there is a tendency to pit women against one another in Hollywood and they are made to be part of an imagined competition.But that’s far from the truth.The actress says women are instead refusing to be pitted agains…
  • Bottling up your emotions can affect your immunity: Study New York, Dec 14 : Teenagers who tend to suppress their emotions or stress can significantly impact their health which can affect their immunity levels later, according to a new study.The study, by the University of Pennsylvania in the US, explored w…
  • Cannabis-based drug may help in motor neuron disease: Lancet London, Dec 14 : A cannabis-based drug may help ease muscle movement for people suffering from motor neuron disease, the results of a clinical trial have shown.The study, published in The Lancet Neurology journal, showed that chemical compounds — de…
  • Protein to combat Ebola discovered in humans New York, Dec 14 : Researchers have discovered a human protein that helps in fighting the Ebola virus.In the study, the team from Northwestern University used mass spectrometry — a technique that identifies specific elements in a sample by mass — t…
  • Evening walk may not cause sleep issues as previously thought London, Dec 14 : Engaging in moderate physical activity including walking, cycling or jogging in the evening does not cause sleep problems, suggest researchers.The research challenges previous studies that suggested that sleep quality can be improved…
  • Tulsi Ramsay: Kindhearted director who gave shivers to filmgoers (Tribute) Mumbai, Dec 15 : Tulsi Ramsay, the shiver-giver of the 1970s and 1980s, who together with his six brothers constituted a palladium of horror and supernatural thrills, is no more.Actor Anil Dhawan and singer-composer Bappi Lahiri recall the late direc…
  • It’s special working with family: Singer Shaan New Delhi, Dec 15 : Shaan and Sagarika burst on the pop music scene in the 1990s as the singing siblings.Years later, Shaan teamed up with his sons Soham and Shubh for a song in a Bollywood film. The “Jab se tere naina” hitmaker says it is special ...
  • Say no when required: Malaika Arora on focus on her personal life New Delhi, Dec 15 : She is one of the fittest celebrities in Bollywood and is currently in the news more for her personal relationship, but Malaika Arora says that it comes with the territory.She feels one needs to strike the right balance and say “n…
  • ‘Naal’ is a sparkling gem, but it oversells idyllic village life (Column: Bollywood Spotight) Enough has been said and written about “Sairat”. In 2018, we even saw a shoddy remake of what we all declared to be the game-changing classic of Marathi cinema.”Sairat” was probably all of this, and more.But when I saw the film again I found its class…
  • Tejashwi dares Modi to form JPC on Rafale Patna, Dec 14 : Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav on Friday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to form a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the purchase of 36 Rafale jet fighters in a ready-to-fly condition from France.”If Modi is hone…
  • I don’t think it is particularly brave: Healy on discussing his drug addiction New Delhi, Dec 14 : Matty Healy, frontman of the Brit Award-winning band The 1975, has been vocal about his drug addiction, but he doesn’t find it “particularly brave” to talk about it in the band’s new song or other platforms.”Give yourself a try” f…
  • TRS retains Telangana, crushes Congress (Fourth Lead) Hyderabad, Dec 11 : Riding high on Telangana pride and welfare schemes, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao led his Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to a thumping victory, crushing the Congress-led alliance in India’s youngest state.Beating all expec…
  • Raje, Gehlot, Pilot win Jaipur, Dec 11 : Rajasthan Chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday won the Jhalrapatan Assembly seat, defeating her Congress rival Manvendra Singh.Singh, son of BJP stalwart Jaswant Singh, switched over from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) just a …
  • A web show is no less than a film: Actor Ali Fazal (IANS Interview) Mumbai, Dec 11 : Working in American TV show “Bollywood Hero” to sharing screen space with Oscar-winning veteran actress Judi Dench in the British-American film “Victoria (and) Abdul”, making a mark in Bollywood in the beginning of his career with …
  • I don’t feel any pressure, but have responsibility towards acting: Ranveer Singh (IANS Interview) New Delhi, Dec 11 : Hopes are high from newly-married Ranveer Singh, who is set to woo quintessential Bollywood fans with “Simmba” later this month.After eight years of entertaining audiences, the actor says he does not feel any pressure to deliver h…
  • Dubai Police grills Chhota Shakeel’s brother, wanted in Mumbai Mumbai, Dec 15 : The Dubai Police on Saturday detained Anwar Babu Sheikh, the brother of absconding mafiosi Chhota Shakeel, reports reaching here said.Sheikh, who is wanted in Mumbai and Thane in connection with several offences including the March 1…
  • Scooters India plans to develop electric Lambretta Mumbai, Dec 15 : To diversify its product portfolio, the state-owned Scooters India (SIL) plans to develop an electric version of its bestseller two-wheeler Lambretta.According to a regulatory filing, the decision to diversify its product range with …
  • ED attaches assets of Dabur Director, Emmar MGF MD New Delhi, Dec 15 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday said it has seized assets worth Rs 20.87 crore of Dabur India Director Pradip Burman and properties worth Rs 10.28 crore of Emmar MGF Managing Director Shravan Gupta, for holding assets…
  • Mariculture policy to assist traditional fishermen Kochi, Dec 15 : A meeting was held here on Saturday at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) to draft the national mariculture policy with an objective to assist traditional fishermen and their cooperative societies.The proposed dra…
  • FCI for the first time starts procuring rice in Tripura Agartala, Dec 15 : The Food Corporation of India (FCI) started procuring rice at a minimum support price from Tripura farmers on Saturday at the insistence of the state government.Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb launched the scheme at a function held…
  • Petrol price up, diesel declines New Delhi, Dec 15 : Petrol prices across the four metropolitan cities rose marginally on Saturday, while the cost of diesel declined.In the national capital, petrol was sold at Rs 70.34, against Rs 70.29 per litre on Friday, data on the Indian Oil Co…
  • Work on Jaitapur n-plant to start soon: Sushma Swaraj New Delhi, Dec 15 : Work on the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Maharashtra will start as soon as possible, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday.”Both sides are working towards starting the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project …
  • TN to appeal against NGT order to reopen Sterlite Copper Chennai, Dec 15 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday said the state government will go for an appeal against the National Green Tribunal (NGT)’s order to reopen Vedanta Ltd’s copper smelter plant, Sterlite Copper, in Tuticorin.Speak…
  • Court extends Christian Michel’s CBI custody New Delhi, Dec 15 : A Delhi court on Saturday extended by another four days the CBI custody of British national Christian Michel, the middleman accused in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal.Special Judge Arvind Kumar allowed the Cent…
  • Colleagues’ rudeness can affect your sleep: Study New York, Dec 15 : Unable to sleep properly? Blame your co-worker who is rude, uses sarcastic comments and demeaning language.According to a study, workplace uncivilities can not only affect an employee’s sleep but also their partner’s.The study foun…
  • Striking doctors may face ESMA: Manipur CM Imphal, Dec 15 : Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said here on Saturday that the government might deal with the striking doctors of the J.N.Institute Medical Science under the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA.Senior residents of JNIMS, a…
  • Novel use for graphene found — detecting brain disorders Bengaluru, Dec 15 : Graphene, a form of carbon and the super-strong, ultra-light material discovered in 2004, enables flexible electronic components, enhances solar cell capacity, and promises to revolutionise batteries.Now scientists have added one …
  • HC quashes Centre’s ban on oxytocin drug production, sale New Delhi, Dec 14 : The Delhi High Court on Friday set aside a Central Government order restraining private companies from manufacturing and selling oxytocin drug.A Bench of Justices S.Ravindra Bhat and A.K. Chawla observed that the order was “unreas…
  • Nearly 30 mn sick, premature newborns require treatment every year New Delhi, Dec 13 : Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick every year and need specialised care to survive, according to a new report released on Thursday by a global coalition that includes Unicef and the World Health O…
  • ‘Around 9 cr toilets built in 4 years; 546 districts declared ODF’ New Delhi, Dec 13 : Around nine crore toilets have been built across the country since October 2014 under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) and a total of 546 districts were declared Open Defecation Free (ODF), the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday…
  • Want to double farm incomes? Promote mustard (Comment) The Indian government wants to double the income of farmers by 2022. A roadmap prepared by NITI Aayog outlines the rationale, strategy and action plan for achieving this commendable milestone.We believe that such a plan needs a separate set of measures…
  • UP to get tele-medicine, tele-radiology services Lucknow, Dec 12 : Tele-medicine and tele-radiology facilities will be made available across Uttar Pradesh from January next year, Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said on Wednesday.The Minister said that as part of the scheme 150 mobile units wou…
  • Portea Medical forays into critical care at home Bengaluru, Dec 12 : Bengaluru-headquartered home healthcare company Portea has expanded its services to include a high-quality and comprehensive range of specialised home care, the company said.Called “Portea Intensive and Specialised Care”, it inclu…
  • Five reasons for India to lead in Universal Health Care with Ayurveda (December 12 is Universal Health Coverage Day) (Health Notes) The healthcare access of a country reflects its economic, social and political standards and growth on the world stage.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), half the world’s 7.3 billion population lacks access to essential health services.A…
  • ‘HIV counselling, test centres in Delhi lack privacy’ New Delhi, Dec 12 : Privacy of patients who go for HIV testing and counselling in the national capital’s government hospitals remains a prime concern as many of them don’t have separate counselling rooms for males and females, a study has found.The s…
  • ISL: Bengaluru goal too good for ATK Bengaluru, Dec 14 : After back-to-back draws, Bengaluru FC returned to winning ways in the Indian Super League (ISL) with a solitary goal win against ATK at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Thursday.It was Erik Paartalu, who scored the winner when…
  • Surrendered Maoists enjoy hockey in Odisha Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 : Once they were playing with weapons and unleashing a reign of terror by killing people in Andhra-Odisha border areas.But now, some have found their love for hockey.A total of 30 Maoists, who have surrendered under the rehabilita…
  • PM hands over tricolour to divyang mountaineer New Delhi, Dec 13 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday handed over the tricolour flag to Arunima Sinha, marking the beginning of her expedition to Mount Vinson, Antarctica.Sinha, the first female divyang to climb Mount Everest, called on the P…
  • Fitness is everything, whether you are sportsperson or not: Hardik Pandya New Delhi, Dec 9 : Hardik Pandya’s back injury is keeping him off the field. And, naturally, the national team cricketer says his priority is get fully fit and play for the country again.”I am just focusing on getting fit as soon as possible,” Pandya…
  • Chiranjeevi, Junior NTR, Sania Mirza vote in Telanagana Hyderabad, Dec 7 : Superstars Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna and Junior NTR and tennis ace Sania Mirza were among top celebrities who voted in the Telangana Assembly election on Friday.Veteran actor Krishna, his wife Vijay Nirmala, well-known director Rajamo…
  • Sunil Chhetri’s call for filling stadium most ‘retweeted tweet’ of 2018 New Delhi, Dec 5 : Thousands rushed to watch India’s match against Kenya at the Intercontinental Cup 2018 after skipper Sunil Chhetri made an appeal on Twitter asking fans to fill the stadium.India won the match and his tweet has now been recognised …
  • Emotions of an introvert – and a cricket legend (Book review) Title: 281 and Beyond; Author: V.V.S. Laxman with R. Kaushik; Publisher: Westland Sport; Pages: 309; Price: Rs 699Autobiographies of sportspersons evoke curiosity among sports lovers and fans but when it is penned by someone who remained an introvert t…
  • Indian Ministers cross over to Pakistan for Kartarpur Corridor ceremony Attari (Punjab), Nov 28 : Union Ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Puri on Wednesday crossed over to Pakistan through the Attari-Wagah joint check post between India and her neighbour for the Kartarpur Corridor ceremony, and termed it a “hist…
  • Kalinga Sena withdraws threat to throw ink at Shah Rukh Khan Bhubaneswar, Nov 26 : The Kalinga Sena on Monday withdrew its threat of throwing ink at Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan during his visit to Odisha for participating in the opening ceremony of the Men’s Hockey World Cup on Tuesday.The fringe outfit took…
  • Under Harmanpreet Kaur’s captaincy, team India have a superb opportunity (Comment) For a country thats as cricket-crazy as India is, its amazing (read “really really unfortunate”), that the womens game, up until very recently, has got such little attention.As I understood during the course of my countless interactions with women cric…
  • I’m not in a hurry to become anyone: Sanya Malhotra New Delhi, Dec 15 : Actress Sanya Malhotra is in no hurry to reach “anywhere or become anyone”, and says she is focusing on collaborating with “nice people” for good work.Sanya entered the industry with “Dangal”, and followed it up with “Pataakha” an…
  • Five fresh faces to walk LFW Summer/Resort 2019 ramp Mumbai, Dec 14 : Five new faces will walk the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week’s (LFW) Summer/Resort 2019 edition here.The model auditions were held here on Friday.A panel of judges chose five winners – Jayalakshmi, Shwetaa, Scarlet, Stacy and Kate — …
  • ‘Bigger and better’, Serendipity Arts Festival opens Saturday Panaji, Dec 14 : Turning the spotlight on Indias rich tradition of music, dance, theatre, culinary arts, crafts, and visual arts through 90 diverse projects, the third edition of the Serendipity Arts Festival will open on Saturday with the participat…
  • Make your tea special this International Tea Day New Delhi, Dec 14 : Tea as a drink has come a long way and is slowly established as more than just a usual drink across cafes and restaurants in India.This International Tea Day on Saturday, why not add some variety to your sip by trying some new ...
  • Of sting operations, Obama’s mind, and demons of fictional lands (IANS Books This Weekend) New Delhi, Dec 14 : Flick through the “anatomy” of sting operations conducted by an investigative journalist; learn how to think like former US President Barack Obama through mantras presented in a new book; discover the world through the eyes of Ana…
  • India’s synonymy with chai (December 15 is International Tea Day) India has been dancing to the beat of “Cha-Cha-Cha” with every cup of tea consumed and every soul comforted by the taste of brewed magic, be it regular or masala.History suggests tea-drinking commenced around 750 BC, but the origin of tea in India, in …
  • Top supercars, superbikes feature at 13th Autocar India show Mumbai, Dec 13 : The four-day automobiles extravaganza, the 13th Autocar Performance Show, featuring some of the best supercars and superbikes from all over the world, was thrown open here on Thursday.The first Indian to race in Formula 1, Narain Kar…
  • Maneka Gandhi opens art exhibition celebrating life New Delhi, Dec 13 : Union Cabinet Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Thursday inaugurated an art exhibition at the Triveni Kala Sangam here.Titled “Meandering journeys: Traversing life”, the group exhibition showcases artworks …
  • Anusha Dandekar designs lingerie line, adds fun to it Mumbai, Dec 13 : Popular TV host and video jockey (VJ) Anusha Dandekar has lent her creativity to a lingerie line, which she says is fun and expressive.”To me, fashion is about embracing my individual style.Lingerie has always been an important part …
  • Indian chef stirs up regional cuisine on international cruise liners New Delhi, Dec 13 : He’s cooked in the natural way in the hot desert sands of Rajasthan, hosted innumerable TV shows, was a judge on MasterChef India, was featured among the Top 50 Chefs in the Indian Culinary Forum Book, has opened fine diners in th…