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  • Many UK workers lack access to decent toilets London, Nov 19 : Tens of thousands of UK workers do not have access to decent toilets, Britain’s biggest trade union Unite has found.In the research Unite published to mark the World Toilet Day on Monday, the union said it had uncovered evidence of s…
  • China reports new African swine fever outbreaks Beijing, Nov 19 : China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in its northeastern province of Heilongjiang, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Monday.The outbreaks were found on two farms with a total of 900 pigs in th…
  • Bullying, violence at workplace linked to heart disease, strokes London, Nov 19 : People who are bullied or experience violence at work are at higher risk of developing heart and brain blood vessel problems, including heart attacks and stroke, according to a new study.The findings revealed that those who were bull…
  • Spanking may lower social development in small kids New York, Nov 19 : Young children who are regularly spanked by their parents are likely to have lower social development, warns a new study.Spanking is one of the most common forms of child discipline or an act of slapping used by parents worldwide.T…
  • New dual-action virus effective in treating cancer London, Nov 19 : Scientists have developed a genetically modified virus that can kill cancer cells as well as destroy their hiding places.The novel dual-action virus, named as enadenotucirev, targets both cancer cells and fibroblasts — healthy cells…
  • Marvel heroes draw inspiration from insects to breathe New York, Nov 19 : Marvel comics superheroes Ant-Man and Wasp experience an increase in metabolic rate and oxygen as they shrink from human to insect size, say researchers while explaining the logic behind the Hollywood characters’ transformation in …
  • I experience identity crisis to a massive extent: Actor Ezra Miller (IANS Interview) Los Angeles, Nov 19 : Ezra Miller feels it is easy to lose the essence of one’s own identity in showbiz.The “Fantastic Beasts” star admits he experiences an identity crisis, and says that being in the industry highlights the problem like a “terrifyin…
  • Stolen Picasso painting discovered in Romania six years later Bucharest, Nov 19 : A Picasso signed painting, which might be one of the artworks stolen in 2012 from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam, was found in Romanian eastern county of Tulcea, the country’s anti-organized crime authorities announced on Sunday…
  • New inflammation inhibitor could treat sepsis London, Nov 18 : Researchers have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule that could lead to better treatments for diseases such as sepsis and potentially other autoimmune diseases.”We’ve developed a new drug molecule that inhibits inflammation,…
  • How parents can help curb youth dating violence New York, Nov 18 : Children whose parents talk to them about non-violent ways of resolving conflict are less likely to physically or psychologically abuse their dating partners later, says a study. “Youths may be getting a mixture of both violent and…
  • Delhi reports 551 dengue cases so far in November New Delhi, Nov 19 : As many as 271 cases of dengue were reported in the national capital in the week ended November 17, taking the total to 551 so far in November, a municipal report showed on Monday.The national capital had witnessed 1,114 dengue ca…
  • Centre releases SOPs for safety of sewer workers New Delhi, Nov 19 : In the light of several incidents of the death of sewer workers, the Central government on Monday released Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for cleaning of sewers and septic tanks in order to ensure the workers’ safety and pre…
  • Malaria cases drop 24% in India, Odisha best performer: WHO New Delhi, Nov 19 : India has been identified as the top country marking maximum progress in reducing malaria cases among the 11 highest burden countries, registering a 24 per cent decrease in 2017 compared to 2016, according to a World Health Organi…
  • More toilets posing greater challenges of untreated sewage Mumbai, Nov 19 : With eight crore toilets built in India since 2014, a new challenge in the form of untreated sewage confronts India, with the problems expected to surmount in coming years, officials said at the World Toilet Summit, here on Monday.As…
  • India gets its first sewer cleaning machine New Delhi, Nov 19 : In order to reduce sewer deaths and put an end to the unsafe practice of manual scavenging, the Sulabh International on Monday introduced India’s first “sewer cleaning machine”.The machine, Sulabh International founder Dr Bindeshw…
  • Potato sized stone removed from kidney Hyderabad, Nov 19 : In a rare feat, doctors at the KIMS Hospitals here saved a 39 year-old man by conducting an open kidney surgery to remove a large stone of the size of a potato.The stone, measuring eight centimetres, occupied almost the entire lef…
  • Demand growing for portable oxygen cans Hyderabad, Nov 19 : With growing air pollution and increase in number of people with pulmonary problems, the demand for portable oxygen cans is increasing in India, says a company which manufactures cans and light weight oxygen cylinders.Delhi Cryoge…
  • Organs of brain-dead girl travel 170 km-long green corridor for transplants in Bengal Kolkata, Nov 19 : The liver and kidneys of a 13-year-old brain-dead girl were transported through a 170-kilometre-long green corridor to the city, saving three lives, officials said on Monday.”The organs of Madhusmita Bayen, who was declared brain de…
  • AIIMS launches research project on air pollution’s impact on health New Delhi, Nov 19 : As the National Capital Region (NCR) battles poor air quality during winter, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has started a research project to study the effects of air pollution on public health. “Delhi’s air q…
  • Goa RTI Forum supports member’s fast unto death demanding CM’s resignation Panaji, Nov 18 : The Goa RTI Forum on Sunday extended its support to its member Rajan Ghate, who is on a fast till death demanding the resignation of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.On Sunday, Ghate’s fast entered its third day.Forum’s Conveno…
  • 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…
  • Sprinter kills himself in Delhi stadium New Delhi, Nov 14 : An 18-year-old sprinter allegedly hanged himself from a ceiling fan inside his room in the athletics academy at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.He died on Wednesday, police said.The deceased was identified as Palendra Chaudhary….
  • Goa Congress seeks boycott of FC Goa match after police assault fan Panaji, Nov 11 : The Goa Congress on Sunday urged fans to boycott FC Goa’s next Indian Super League match in Goa, after a youth and his parents were allegedly thrashed by police personnel after a match against Delhi Dynamos on November 8.Addressing a…
  • Army’s ‘record setting’ cycling expedition reaches Lucknow Lucknow, Nov 9 : A team of eight cyclists from the electrical and mechanical engineering corps of the Indian Army which is on a 25,000 km expedition, arrived here on Friday, officials of the Central Command said.The expedition, which rolls out in thr…
  • Uber partners ICC to support Women’s World T20 tournament New Delhi, Nov 8 : Global cab-hailing major Uber on Thursday announced its partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to support the first ever standalone ICC Women’s World T20 which is going to be held in West Indies from November 9-24…
  • Adityanath inaugurates international cricket stadium in Lucknow Lucknow, Nov 6 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the ‘Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium’ here on Tuesday.Accompanied by Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, Sports …
  • Upcoming book charts history of women’s cricket in India New Delhi, Nov 5 : From the days of pioneers like Diana Eduljee and Shantha Rangaswamy in the early 1970s to the stars of today like Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur, the story of womens cricket in India will be chronicled in an upcoming book.Titled …
  • Over 8,000 to take part in Run for Education Kolkata, Nov 1 : More than 8,000 participants from across the country will take part in the fifth edition of Airtel Run for Education on November 25, it was announced on Thursday.As the city’s only fundraising sporting event contributing towards the …
  • Bengaluru bulls edge past hosts Patna pirates in PKL tie Patna, Nov 1 : Bengaluru Bulls won their fourth match of Pro Kabaddi League while Patna Pirates continued to have a dismal home leg as they lost 41-43 here on Wednesday.Pawan Sehrawat made a huge difference with his presence of mind, athleticism and …
  • Rajnath flags off ‘Run for Unity’ in Delhi New Delhi, Oct 31 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday flagged off the ‘Run for Unity’ here to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.Former Indian hockey player and Arjuna Awardee Zafa…
  • My producers felt I won’t be able to act in films: Akshay Kumar Mumbai, Nov 20 : Actor Akshay Kumar did lots of action films during the initial part of his career as his producers and directors thought that he won’t be able to act in their films.”Till today I have done around 135-140 films and in the initial part…
  • No point making documentary films on social issues: Akshay Kumar Mumbai, Nov 20 : Actor Akshay Kumar, who is known for featuring in socially relevant films, feels that there is no point in making documentary films on social issues as most of the time people don’t react to those films.The actor featured in “Toilet …
  • Storytelling festival concludes with diverse tales from India, abroad New Delhi, Nov 19 : Stories from Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s life, a dramatised musical about Mahabharata’s Pandavas and actor Pankaj Tripathi’s chilling, horror tale of a ride to Patna, formed the key highlights of an oral storytelling festival “Kathak…
  • Air pollution cuts average Indian’s life expectancy by over 4 years: Study New Delhi, Nov 19 : India is the world’s second most polluted country, slightly trailing only Nepal, the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) said on Monday.Particulate pollution is so severe that it shortens the average Indian…
  • Things to do this winter vacation with family New Delhi, Nov 19 : Finding engaging ways to spend fun time with your family could be a task during the winters.Exploring newer activity based things like go karting, bowling, playing cricket to laser blasts and trampoline, experts suggest some fun t…
  • Kitchen is run by discipline, passion: Chef Vikas Khanna Mumbai, Nov 19 : Michelin-starred chef Vikas Khanna finds discipline one of the most necessary traits for success.According to him, be it the culinary world or any other profession, if a person is disciplined, he or she will definitely become success…
  • Misty morning in Delhi, air quality ‘very poor’ New Delhi, Nov 19 : The national capital on Monday witnessed a misty morning with the air quality remaining in the ‘very poor’ category for the third straight day.The minimum temperature was recorded at 15.3 degrees Celsius, three notches above the s…
  • Once a Miss World, always a Miss World: Manushi Chhillar New Delhi, Nov 18 : Miss World 2018 Manushi Chhillar, who has clocked a year since she brought back the coveted crown to India after a long jinx, has mixed emotions as she is ready to head to China to hand over her title.She says it has been ...
  • Once a Miss World, always a Miss World: Manushi Chhillar New Delhi, Nov 18 : Miss World 2018 Manushi Chhillar, who has clocked a year since she brought back the coveted crown to India after a long jinx, has mixed emotions as she is ready to head to China to hand over her title.She says it has been ...
  • Kabir ‘vaani’ resounds in Varanasi through music, walks, literature Varanasi, Nov 18 : Iconic 15th century Bhakti poet-saint Kabir’s couplets, bhajans and compositions, rendered by noted musicians, reverberated in Varanasi’s spiritual air for two days as part of the three-day Mahindra Kabira Festival (MKF) here.Conce…