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26-Apr-2017 New York

Eating less salt may not lower your BP, says study

Contrary to popular belief, consuming less sodium may not lead to lower blood pressure in the long term, show results of a new study that followed more than 2,600 men and women for 16 years."We saw no evidence that a diet lower in sodium had any long-term beneficial...

26-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Government invokes Indian Telegraph Act

The state Home department headed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has ordered ban on internet services in Kashmir Valley for  one month, sources said.“Internet services in Kashmir Valley shall not be permitted to be transmitted for a period of one month,”...

26-Apr-2017 Gondia (Maharashtra)

Two killed as trainer aircraft crashes on Maharashtra-MP border

Two persons were killed when a trainer aircraft of a private aviation academy crashed into a river on Maharashtra's border with Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday, police said.Pilot Ranjan Gunta and student pilot Himani died when the National Flying Training Institute...

26-Apr-2017

Is it Cold War-II already?

The April 13 Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) strike by the United States on ISIS terrorists in Afghanistan has triggered suggestions that a second round of the Cold War is set to begin. Particularly as the new US President, Donald Trump, seems to be brash, abrasive...

25-Apr-2017 Agra

Record 1,000 metre-long offered on 362nd urs of Shah Jahan

A record 1,000-metre-long ceremonial chadar was offered on Tuesday at the graves of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his Empress Mumtaz Mahal on the 362nd Urs of the builder of the immortal memorial to love here.While one end of the chadar was at the southern...

25-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

2 PPS Officers Transferred

The Punjab Government today issued Transfer/Posting of 2 PPS officers with immediate effect. Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson said that Mr. Amarjit Singh has been posted as SP, Headquarters, Railways, Patiala and Mr. Balwinder Singh, has...

25-Apr-2017 Islamabad

14 killed in Pakistan land mine blast

At least 14 persons were killed when a passenger van hit a land mine in Kurram agency in Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said.Local authorities said the van ran over the anti-tank mine on the roadside when it was travelling in Godar area of Kurram agency,...

25-Apr-2017 Thane (Maharashtra)

Interactive wall climbing course launched in Thane

An interactive wall climbing course with ropes has been launched in this suburb of India's financial capital Mumabi to engage children in interesting physical activities instead of their going into gaming arcades and amusement parks.The facility launched...

25-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Global cues, rupee lift equities; Nifty above 9,300 points

Positive global cues along with a strengthened rupee lifted the NSE Nifty to its new record high of over 9,300 points and the BSE Sensex to its highest closing level in almost three weeks.The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) touched a...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

iVOOMi launches two affordable smartphones in India

Chinese electronic major iVOOMi on Tuesday launched two new affordable smartphones -- Me 1 and Me 1+ -- in its "ME" series at Rs 3,999 and Rs 4,999, respectively.Both the devices come with a 5-inch HD IPS display along with 2.5D curve glass. These also run on...

25-Apr-2017 Nairobi

27 killed in Kenya road accident

At least 27 persons were killed on Tuesday in Kenya when an oil tanker collided with a bus on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, authorities said.The bus was travelling to Nairobi when it hit the tanker near Makindu in Kibwezi, Xinhua news agency quoted police...

25-Apr-2017 Islamabad

10 killed in Pakistan landmine blast

At least 10 persons were killed when a passenger van hit a landmine in Kurram Agency in Pakistan on Tuesday, authorities said.Yasir Hussain, who is injured in the attack, was bringing stones from a mountain when his vehicle hit the landmine in Godar area,...

25-Apr-2017 Washington

NASA's Cassini probe completes final Titan flyby

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has completed its last close brush with Saturn's hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet.In its final close approach to Titan on April 21, the spacecraft passed at an altitude of about...

25-Apr-2017 Washington

NASA's super pressure balloon takes off from Wanaka

After several unsuccessful attempts, NASA finally launched its football-stadium-sized, heavy-lift super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand, on Tuesday.The super-pressure balloon test flight is now on a mission designed to run 100 or more days,...

24-Apr-2017 Raipur (Chhattisgarh)

Maoists massacre 26 CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh

In one of the deadliest attacks, 300 to 400 heavily armed Maoists, women included, ambushed a CRPF contingent in a forested patch in Chhattisgarh on Monday, killing 26 troopers and escaping with their AK-47 assault rifles.Six Central Reserve Police Force...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Ricoh India launches new DSLR camera at Rs 88,584

Imaging company Ricoh India Ltd on Monday launched its new mid-class DSLR camera "PENTAX KP" for Rs 88,584.The dustproof and weather-resistant camera features a new-generation "APS-C- sized CMOS image sensor" supported by 24.32 effective megapixels and a top...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

LG brings flagship G6 to India with bold display format

Kicking off an era of premium smartphones with the 18:9 screen aspect ratio, South Korean giant LG on Monday launched G6 in the Indian market at Rs 51,990.Initially launched at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona in February, the 18:9 format offers...

24-Apr-2017 New York

High BP drug could treat skin cancer

Researchers have discovered by accident cancer-fighting properties in a drug typically used to treat high blood pressure.The drug carvedilol can protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer, the findings showed."What began as an experimental...

24-Apr-2017 Bhubaneswar

Fake currency totalling Rs 3.5 lakh seized

Fake currency notes with a face value of Rs 3.5 lakh have been seized and two persons detained in Odisha's Sonepur district, police said on Monday.The two were going towards Sonepur from Boudh carrying Rs 2 lakh in Rs 2,000 denomination and Rs 1.5 lakh in...

24-Apr-2017 Pulwama

Militants shot dead PDP District President Pulwama

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) District President for Pulwama Advocate Abdul Gani Dar was critically injured after suspected militants opened fire on him in Pinglan area of the south Kashmir district.Abdul Gani who is a senior PDP leader was on way to Srinagar...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

TN CM K. Palaniswami meets the protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday met with protesting farmers from his state at the Jantar Mantar and assured help.The farmers have protested here for the past 40 days and demands loan waivers, drought relief packages and formation of a Cauvery...

23-Apr-2017 Ranchi

Eight die as bus skids off road in Jharkhand

Eight persons were killed and more than 40 others injured on Sunday when a bus carrying a wedding party met with an accident near state capital Ranchi, police said.The bus ferrying more than 80 persons was moving to Patratu from Nagari locality of Ranchi when...

23-Apr-2017 Sanaa

5 soldiers killed in Yemen explosions

Five soldiers were killed and 20 others injured in two explosions at military barracks in Yemen's Aden city, security officials said on Sunday.The explosions in Aden, which is a provisional capital for the government of Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour...

22-Apr-2017 Agra

Hindutva outfits protest ban on coloured scarves at Taj

Even as preparations for the annual three-day Urs of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan beginning on Sunday go on apace, the controversy relating to the entry of visitors with saffron-coloured scarves threatens to disturb the fragile communal peace here.Officials...

22-Apr-2017 Dehradun

Writers denounce nationalism, target ruling establishment

The country's leading writers and intellectuals denounced nationalism and targeted the central government for propagating hate among the masses on the concluding day of a literature festival here on Saturday.In what was an absolute one-sided discussion,...

22-Apr-2017 Tura (Meghalaya)

Heavy rain leads to flood-like situation in Meghalaya

Heavy rain since Friday night has led to a flood-like situation in the low-lying areas in South West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, an official said on Saturday.Though no loss of life has been reported so far, around 20 persons have been displaced following...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Key member of inter-state gun suppliers' gang held in Delhi

A key member of an inter-state gun suppliers' gang has been arrested here along with a cache of firearms, which was to be delivered to a contact in the national capital, police said on Saturday.Rajpal Singh, 35, was arrested on Wednesday evening after...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Now, protesting TN farmers drink urine

Protesting in the national capital for over a month, Tamil Nadu farmers on Saturday drank their own urine to draw the Centre's attention to the drought in their state and other demands.On Friday, they had collected their urine in plastic bottles and threatened...

22-Apr-2017 London

Researchers discover new cause of high blood pressure

Researchers have discovered a new cause of high blood pressure which could lead to major changes in managing the disease.In a study published in the journal JCI Insight, the researchers named the new cause as Connshing syndrome which is linked to the overproduction...

22-Apr-2017 New York

Liver carcinogen traced to sunflower seeds

Researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin which has the potential to cause live cancer.In the study published in the journal PLoS ONE, the team of scientists documented frequent occurrence of aflatoxin -- a toxin produced...

22-Apr-2017 Reasi

Self-styled ‘Gau Rakshak’ group assaults nomad family in Reasi

Police on Saturday arrested four members of a self-styled ‘Gau Rakshak’ (cow vigilante) group from Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir after they assaulted a nomad family when they were moving with their livestock on Thursday night. A nomad family comprising...

22-Apr-2017 Bangalore

20 year old gets a fresh lease of life at Manipal Hospitals

Manipal Hospital scripted a rare surgery to give new lease of life to 20-year old Rekha. She was suffering from a genetic disorder called Mucopolysacharidosis which is a group of metabolic disorders caused by the absence or malfunctioning of lysosomal enzymes...

22-Apr-2017 Reasi

Four cow vigilantes booked in J&K for attacking goatherds

Four members of a self-styled 'gau rakshak' (cow vigilante) group were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district after they attacked and injured a nomadic family of five, police said here on Saturday.Five persons, including a nine-year-old girl, were...

22-Apr-2017

Turning Ataturk's Turkey upside down, Erdogan to visit Delhi

When Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives in New Delhi on April 30, he will find in his host, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, something of a kindred spirit. Both aspire for absolute power.The April 16 referendum has removed constraints Erdogan was...

22-Apr-2017

Babri demolition case may bring out skeletons in BJP's closet

Just when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was hoping for success across the board from panchayats to parliament, the revival of the case against some of its leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition case of 1992 has raised the possibility of revealing the party's...

22-Apr-2017

Of Oppenheimer and the Bhagwat Gita

In the midst of heightened posturing by North Korea over a potential thermonuclear war Saturday April 21 is the 113th birth anniversary of Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a father of the first atomic bomb in 1945.While an actual thermonuclear war may not come...

22-Apr-2017 Kishtwar

Two killed in J&K landslide

Two persons were killed and two others were injured on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district when a landslide hit a vehicle they were travelling in, police said.The landslide hit the vehicle at Drabshalla village here."The injured have been shifted...

21-Apr-2017 Islamabad

Over 400 militants surrender in Pakistan's Quetta

At least 434 militants have layed down arms in Quetta, the capital city of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Friday.The Geo TV said that a ceremony was held in Balochistan assembly to mark the inclusion of the militants in the national mainstream.Chief...

21-Apr-2017 Kabul

At least 50 Afghan troops killed in Taliban attack

At least 50 Afghan troops were killed on Friday and around 70 others were injured when a group of Taliban insurgents launched an attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, a military official said.Ten Taliban militants were also killed, an Afghan Army...

21-Apr-2017 Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh)

13 burnt alive in MP fire

Thirteen persons were burnt alive on Friday when a fire broke out in the premises of a cooperative society in Chhindwara district, a senior Madhya Pradesh official said."The fire broke out when people had queued up during the distribution of kerosene and food...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Exploring the alchemy of clay

When a faculty member of the School of Planning and Architecture here decides to hang up her boots and probe hidden embers of firing and glazes and clay constructions, it becomes more than a mere pilgrim's journey.Artist Manjari Sharma's affair with stoneware...

21-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Indian equities slip on foreign funds outflow, selling pressure

Foreign funds' outflow, coupled with a weak rupee and heavy selling pressure in healthcare, FMCG and automobile stocks, subdued the Indian equity markets on Friday.Besides, caution prevailed over the ongoing fourth quarter results season.The wider 51-scrip Nifty...

21-Apr-2017 Vijayawada

14 killed as truck ploughs into villagers in Andhra

At least 14 persons were killed and 24 injured when a truck rammed into a group of villagers standing outside some shops in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district on Friday, police said.The speeding truck hit an electric pole, before ramming into roadside shops...

21-Apr-2017 Doda

Road accident claims four human lives in Doda

In a deadly road accident, at least four persons were killed while five others were critically wounded after a vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell downhill near Khelleni in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district on Friday morning. One...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Can't order UK to return Kohinoor : Supreme Court

Refusing to monitor government efforts for getting the Kohinoor back to India from the United Kingdom, the Supreme Court on Friday said the court cannot order the diamond's return or say that the UK should not auction it."We are quite surprised as to how an Indian...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

itel Mobile launches 'Wish A21' at Rs 5,390

itel Mobile, part of Chinese mobile manufacturer Transsion Holdings, on Friday launched a new smartphone "Wish A21" at Rs 5,390."The device offers specifications and capabilities superior to basic entry-level 4G smartphones within similar price points," said...

21-Apr-2017 Vijayawada

10 killed as truck rams into shops in Andhra

At least 10 people were killed and more than 20 injured when a truck rammed into shops in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district on Friday, police said.The speeding truck hit an electric pole before ramming into roadside shops on Puthalapattu-Naidupeta Road...

20-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Barkha Singh quits party post, blames Rahul Gandhi, Ajay Maken

In another setback to the Delhi Congress just ahead of the civic polls due on Sunday, Barkha Singh on Thursday quit as the party's women's wing chief in Delhi. She also hit out at Vice President Rahul Gandhi and the party's Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken."Congress...

20-Apr-2017 Damascus

37 killed in Syria clashes

At least 37 people were killed on Thursday in clashes between the Syrian army and rebel and Islamic factions in Syria's Hama province, a British-based war monitor reported.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that among those killed were...

19-Apr-2017 Bogota

Colombia mudslides leave at least 14 dead, 9 missing

Mudslides triggered by torrential rains in the western Colombian city of Manizales have left 14 people dead thus far and nine others missing, according to the latest Red Cross report on Wednesday."The situation is lamentable. I don't want to get ahead of the official...

19-Apr-2017 Noida

Six dead in Noida factory fire

At least six persons were killed and six others injured in a massive fire at an electronics factory here on Wednesday, police said adding that several persons were missing in the incident.Ten fire tenders and hydraulic cranes were pressed into service to...

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