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  • India congratulates Afghan people for voting New Delhi, Oct 21 : India on Sunday congratulated the people of Afghanistan for exercising their democratic rights in that country’s parliamentary elections in the face of terror threats.”India congratulates the people of the Islamic Republic of Afgh…
  • Heart patients should take walk breaks every 20 minutes: Study Toronto, Oct 21 : Heart patients should engage in light physical activities such as standing up or walking at casual pace for about seven minutes after every 20 minutes of sitting at a computer or watching television, suggests new research.Previous r…
  • Ebola death toll rises to 200 in Congo Kinshasa, Oct 21 : The death toll in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 200, the Health Ministry has said. According to statistics released by the Ministry on Saturday, of the 200 cases confirmed in Beni and sur…
  • Eating spinach, beetroot could help prevent vision loss Sydney, Oct 21 : Eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could prevent macular degeneration, a common cause of vision loss in people over age 50, new research has found.People who ate between 100 to 142 mgs (mi…
  • Hackers breach govt health insurance system in US San Francisco, Oct 21 : Hackers have got access to personal data belonging to 75,000 people in a breach of government health insurance system used by insurance agents and brokers to help customers sign up for healthcare plans in the US, the media rep…
  • Zayn Malik posts shirtless snap Los Angeles, Oct 21 : Singer Zayn Malik sent his Instagram fans into a tizzy with an intimate shirtless photograph of himself.The One Direction superstar, who has come up with new single “Fingers”, logged into the official Zayn Instagram account to s…
  • Zayn Malik posts shirtless snap Los Angeles, Oct 21 : Singer Zayn Malik sent his Instagram fans into a tizzy with an intimate shirtless photograph of himself.The One Direction superstar, who has come up with new single “Fingers”, logged into the official Zayn Instagram account to s…
  • Immunotherapy plus chemo extends life of breast cancer patients London, Oct 21 : A treatment regime combining immunotherapy and chemotherapy can help tune the body’s immune system to attack an aggressive type of breast cancer, extending survival by up to 10 months, show results of an immunotherapy trial in Britai…
  • Immunotherapy plus chemo extends life of breast cancer patients London, Oct 21 : A treatment regime combining immunotherapy and chemotherapy can help tune the body’s immune system to attack an aggressive type of breast cancer, extending survival by up to 10 months, show results of an immunotherapy trial in Britai…
  • Islamic, Indian medieval artefacts to be sold at Christie’s London London, Oct 21 : Collectors and connoisseurs of Islamic and Indian art are in for a treat as medieval historical artefacts dating between the 9th and the 19th centuries will be on auction at Christie’s London on Thursday.Illustrations from an early “…
  • Rana Daggubati emphasises on need for literature in films New Delhi, Oct 10 : Actor-producer Rana Daggubati says there is a huge appetite for cinema, but very few people understand that if there is a need for cinema then there will also be a need for literature.And if literature is not taken as the base of …
  • Gujarat human rights lawyer Girish Patel passes away Gandhinagar, Oct 6 : : Well-known human rights activist Girish Patel died on Saturday morning in Ahmedabad.He was 86. He suffered from multiple age-related ailments, his family sources said.Patel was a fighter for the causes of the poor right from th…
  • AIKS flay police brutality on Maharashtra farmers Solapur (Maharashtra), Oct 6 : The All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) on Saturday denounced police caning on its activists on Saturday when they took out a procession from Sangli-to-Solapur, protesting land acquisition for the Ratnagiri-Nagpur Highway.The …
  • Responsibility of a society to make women feel secure at work : Vivek Oberoi Mumbai, Oct 3 : Actor Vivek Oberoi, who is busy judging reality show ‘India’s Best Dramebaaz,’ thinks that it’s the responsibility of a society to treat women equally, respectfully and to make them feel secure in a working environment.Vivek Oberoi wa…
  • I’ll keep singing till I’m happy about my singing: Hariharan New Delhi, Oct 1 : National Award-winning singer Hariharan says he has had a long career and is thankful to his fans for supporting him for more than 40 years.But he would give up singing if he is unhappy about his singing.The veteran, who calls Mumb…
  • Rahul attacks Modi government, says an ideology being imposed on education system New Delhi, Sep 22 : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked the Modi government saying that “an ideology” is being imposed on the education system and assured the teachers that his party was with them in fighting the battle.Interacting w…
  • Not here to repackage movies that others are doing: Actor Harshavardhan Kapoor New Delhi, Aug 20 : Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor has his goals set when it comes to choosing films — a script that reads new to him.He says that he is not here to revamp movies that others have been doing for long.”I feel like doing films basis whateve…
  • In my era, cinema wasn’t driven by studios: Kamal Haasan New Delhi, Aug 7 : Tamil film icon Kamal Haasan, who started his acting career when he was just three years old, says he comes from an era when artistes believed that cinema was one vision and not driven by studios.Kamal has donned many hats — as an…
  • ATTN MR: Parliament passes Bill for stringent punishment in rape cases A New Delhi, July 30 (INS) The Parliament on Monday passed the Bill that enhances the minimum punishment for rape of women from seven years to 10 years and provides for life imprisonment or death penalty to rape/gang rape of girls below 12 years of age…
  • Sonowal hails people of Assam for restraint Guwahati, Aug 4 : Assam chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday lauded the restraint and patience shown by the people of Assam, especially by the residents of Barak Valley, following West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s remarks on the d…
  • Sport chic jewellery pieces during festive season New Delhi, Oct 22 : Opt for traditional kadas, colourful gemstone-studded bangles and more while getting into the festive mood.Pradnya Mhaske, AGM, Merchandising and Design, CaratLane, suggests how:* Jhumkas: The one piece of jewellery you must own t…
  • 4 new Alexa built-in devices available in India next month Bengaluru, Oct 22 : Four Indian manufacturers on Monday announced to launch new products like portable headsets, smart speakers and set-top boxes with the Amazon Alexa built-in.The hardware manufacturers are iBall, Sirena Technologies, boAt and MyBox…
  • India congratulates Afghan people for voting New Delhi, Oct 21 : India on Sunday congratulated the people of Afghanistan for exercising their democratic rights in that country’s parliamentary elections in the face of terror threats.”India congratulates the people of the Islamic Republic of Afgh…
  • Data protection bill detrimental to economy, says advocacy group New Delhi, Oct 21 : While the government is in the process of devising institutional measures to protect consumers’ personal data, an advocacy group has written to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad against the limited scope of the legislation in…
  • Himachal achieves 66% target in providing LPG connections Shimla, Oct 21 : The Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday claimed that its ‘Grihini Suvidha Yojana’ (GSY) has been a success as it has achieved 66 per cent target in five months since its launch on May 26.The GSY provides liquefied petroleum gas (LP…
  • Nearly 35 lakh tonnes paddy procured in Punjab Chandigarh, Oct 21 : Nearly 35 lakh tonnes of paddy has been procured in Punjab this season, food and supplies officials in the state said on Sunday.Officials said that 34,86,102 tonnes of paddy had been procured till Saturday evening in grain market…
  • Hyderabad Airport terminal to open on Oct 23 Hyderabad, Oct 21 : The Interim International Departure Terminal at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here will be made operational on October 23.According to GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), the airport operator, all interna…
  • Himachal may introduce drug abuse in school curriculum Shimla, Oct 21 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said the government is planning to introduce drug abuse in the school curriculum.Addressing an anti-drug rally in Solan town, the Chief Minister said the drug abuse syllabus wo…
  • Heart patients should take walk breaks every 20 minutes: Study Toronto, Oct 21 : Heart patients should engage in light physical activities such as standing up or walking at casual pace for about seven minutes after every 20 minutes of sitting at a computer or watching television, suggests new research.Previous r…
  • Ebola death toll rises to 200 in Congo Kinshasa, Oct 21 : The death toll in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 200, the Health Ministry has said. According to statistics released by the Ministry on Saturday, of the 200 cases confirmed in Beni and sur…
  • Himachal may introduce drug abuse in school curriculum Shimla, Oct 21 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said the government is planning to introduce drug abuse in the school curriculum.Addressing an anti-drug rally in Solan town, the Chief Minister said the drug abuse syllabus wo…
  • Delhi’s Dwarka chokes as garbage burning releases toxic gases New Delhi, Oct 20 : Residents of Dwarka sub-city on Saturday took out a protest march as open burning of garbage continued, spewing toxic fumes and worsening the air quality to “severe-plus or emergency”.Dwarka fell behind Anand Vihar area in east De…
  • 109 affected by zika virus in Jaipur Jaipur, Oct 19 : The total number of patients affeted by the zika virus in the city is 109, state health officials said.To contain the spread of the virus, dengue and chikungunya, health officials will conduct fogging on Saturday in different part of…
  • Importance of rehabilitation care post road accident (Medical Notes) Road traffic accidents have become far more common in the past few decades. Young adults between 19 and 29 are more at risk. According to one estimate, two million people are left with physical disabilities due to accidents.Road accidents are responsib…
  • Number of Zika virus cases reaches 100 in Jaipur Jaipur, Oct 18 : The number of people infected with the Zika virus has gone up to 100 in Jaipur, officials said on Thursday.State Chief Secretary D.B.Gupta held a review meeting and directed the officials to carry out anti-larvae activities in educat…
  • Former Uttarakhand CM N.D.Tiwari dead New Delhi, Oct 18 : Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari on Thursday died here at a private hospital following prolonged illness, hospital sources said.He was 93.Suffering from renal and old age problems, the former Union M…
  • Nano-carbon: New India-made weapon against mosquitoes? Bengaluru, Oct 18 : Toxic smog has once again threatened to engulf the National Capital Region (NCR) as farmers in parts of Haryana and Punjab have begun to burn their crop residue.And the zika virus, spread by Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes, has mysteriou…
  • Six ways to protect your baby’s skin this winter (Health Tips) New Delhi, Oct 18 : Winter is here, which means your baby needs extra care and attention. Baby skin requires a lot more nourishment during winter, as the temperature drop tends to make the skin dry.Winter also brings with it various skin problems for…
  • Delhi Minister releases NASA images of stubble burning, demands immediate halt New Delhi, Oct 17 : As Delhi’s air quality inches fast towards the “very poor” category, Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday released NASA satellite’s recent images of north India which showed stubble burning at “dangerous levels”.”It is …
  • PPP agreement to treat non-communicable diseases signed New Delhi, Oct 17 : The NITI Aayog on Wednesday launched the model guidelines and agreement for public-private partnership (PPP) for prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases in the tier-2 and tier-3 cities.The Guidelines and Model Conces…
  • Asian kabaddi champions unsure of road ahead: Iran captain Chennai, Oct 21 : Despite Iran winning the kabaddi gold at the Asian Games earlier this year, team captain Fazel Atrachali is not sure about replicating the success four years down the line as he feels the road ahead is rough.He also thinks India’s P…
  • Hardik Pandya becomes face of razor brand Mumbai, Oct 17 : Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya has been named as the face of grooming brand Gillette’s latest razor MACH3 START.Pandya joins the MACH3 family to amplify the attitude that comes with their newest razor.”Since the time I started shavin…
  • Will retire when no more emotions are involved, says Gambhir New Delhi, Oct 16 : He has been in the cricketing field for over a decade now and is the only Indian to have scored hundreds in five consecutive Test matches.Former India opener Gautam Gambhir, 37, says he will retire the day he feels there are no em…
  • From pain and penury to pinnacle of success: The winning tale of gritty Swapna Barman (IANS Special Series) Kolkata, Oct 14 : Until that evening in Jakarta when the country celebrated her success with much fanfare, everything about heptathlete Swapna Barman spelt hardship.From extreme poverty to physical deformity of the kind that threatened to time and ag…
  • Rahul Dravid to endorse air purifier New Delhi, Oct 12 : Former India captain and current Under-19 team coach Rahul Dravid has been named by Philips India as the brand ambassador for its air purifiers.”It gives me immense pride to be associated with a brand like Philips which is committ…
  • Shukla launches his own music video on Durga Puja Kolkata, Oct 9 : After turning out for the country in international cricket and discharging his ministerial responsibilities for over two years since joining politics, Laxmi Ratan Shukla on Tuesday launched his own music video centreing around the Du…
  • I hope for my baby to be healthy regardless of the gender: Sania Mirza Mumbai, Sep 29 : Tennis star Sania Mirza, who is due to deliver next month, is not bothered about the gender of her unborn child, and is praying for the baby’s good health.”I think as an expectant mother the most important message that I want to give…
  • Now Bollywood takes to kabaddi! New Delhi, Sep 27 : Kabaddi is a native sport that was largely popular in rural India. But with the glamourising of the sport through a professional league that gave it a national as well as international audience, it was only a matter of time before…
  • Pregnancy empowers you, doesn’t make you handicapped: Sania Mirza (IANS Interview) New Delhi, Sep 26 : She was at the peak of her career when she decided to step into motherhood, but tennis star Sania Mirza, who is due to deliver next month, always believed in moving forward in her life. For her, pregnancy doesn’t mean taking thing…
  • Pregnancy empowers you, doesn’t make you handicapped: Sania Mirza (IANS Interview) New Delhi, Sep 26 : She was at the peak of her career when she decided to step into motherhood, but tennis star Sania Mirza, who is due to deliver next month, always believed in moving forward in her life. For her, pregnancy doesn’t mean taking thing…
  • Sport chic jewellery pieces during festive season New Delhi, Oct 22 : Opt for traditional kadas, colourful gemstone-studded bangles and more while getting into the festive mood.Pradnya Mhaske, AGM, Merchandising and Design, CaratLane, suggests how:* Jhumkas: The one piece of jewellery you must own t…
  • #MeToo: Artist Binoy Varghese named anonymously, painter denies New Delhi, Oct 21 : Artist Binoy Varghese was named in an anonymous #MeToo post on Instagram on Saturday night.Varghese has denied knowing the woman.The allegation made on Instagram page “@herdsceneand” — a handle that has previously posted against …
  • #MeToo: Star India internal panel writes to anonymous accuser to come forward Mumbai, Oct 20 : The Internal Complaints Committee of Star India on Sexual Harassment (Star ICC) has written to the anonymous accuser — who had alleged “sexual exploitation” of women employees — asking her to reach out to the committee or its exter…
  • My family taught me about failure: Deepshikha Deshmukh New Delhi, Oct 20 : Producer-entrepreneur Deepshikha Deshmukh has produced critically acclaimed movies like “Sarbjit” and “Madaari”.She also owns skin nutrition brand, but the daughter of veteran film producer Vashu Bhagnani believes that failure is …
  • Exhibition-sale to raise funds for breast cancer treatment Mumbai, Oct 18 : To mark October as the breast cancer awareness month and raise funds for patients’ treatments, a gallery here will exhibit and sell artwork-printed carpets, gallerist-doctor Tarana Khubchandani said.Titled “cARTpet”, the event will p…
  • There’s no God: Stephen Hawking in his last book New Delhi, Oct 18 : In “Brief Answers To The Big Questions”, the last book published in renowned physicist Stephen Hawkings name, he has reached the conclusion that there is no God.”There is no God.No one directs the universe,” he writes in “Brief An…
  • Conceptual art exhibition leaves open an ‘infinite’ landscape New Delhi, Oct 18 : Conceptual art by three contemporary artists, exploring the fine balance between form, narrative and medium, takes viewers to an ‘infinite landscape at the Exhibit 320 gallery here.Displaying works from Ganesh Selvaraj, Kumaresan …
  • Ensure healthy snacking at Diwali parties New Delhi, Oct 18 : What’s a Diwali party without snacks while you play cards? But make sure your guests get to binge on something healthy, suggest experts.Healthy snacking is in, so add a twist to your party plans with the following tips from T.K.Ba…
  • Lip fillers: Be aware of before, after tricks New Delhi, Oct 18 : If international reality TV star Kylie Jenner’s lip fillers make you want to try out the look for this festive season, be wary of a few before and after things to do, say experts.Capital-based aesthetic dermatologist Simal Soin, A…
  • Photographic canvasses capturing nature on view from today New Delhi, Oct 18 : Striking detail and vibrant hues at a Nature Morte gallery exhibition, that opened on Thursday here, transport the viewers to lakes, mountains and valleys, just as canvasses are rendered a mystic and photographic quality at the sa…