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07-Aug-2020 Seoul

Vitamin D twice a day may keep vertigo away

Researchers have revealed that taking vitamin D and calcium twice a day may reduce your chances of getting vertigo again - a sudden internal or external spinning sensation,  often triggered by moving your head too quickly."Our study suggests that for people...

27-Jul-2019 Seoul

S.Korea nightclub wall collapse: 2 killed, many injured

Two persons were killed and dozens injured, including athletes participating in the ongoing World Aquatic Championships, following a wall collapse at a popular South Korean nightclub on Saturday, officials said.Nine of the injured are foreign athletes comprising...

22-Feb-2019 Seoul

Act against terrorism : Narendra Modi tells global community

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said here that the time has come for the global community to "come together" and "go beyond words" to act against terrorism, as he expressed his gratitude for South Korea's support in the wake of the Pulwama attack.Addressing...

21-Feb-2019 Seoul

Narendra Modi addresses Indian Community in Korea

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed the Indian community in Korea. He thanked the Indian community in Seoul for the warm welcome they had accorded him.  He said ties between India and Korea are not just on the basis of business contact....

17-Aug-2018 Seoul

Your eyes can predict risk of Parkinson's disease

The thinning of retina -- the lining of nerve cells in the back of the eye -- could be linked to Parkinson's disease, a finding that can boost diagnoses to detect the disease in its earliest stages, researchers have found.According to the study, the thinning...

13-Aug-2018 Seoul

Joseph Kahn attacks BTS band members

Korean-American film and music video director Joseph Jun-hee Kahn has accused BTS music band members of having plastic surgery.Recently Kahn took to his Twitter account and shared some controversial remarks on band members, which has garnered a lot of criticism from...

19-Mar-2018 Seoul

Why breastfeeding is important for high-birthweight infants

New mothers, take note. If you are breastfeeding your high-birthweight infants, you may probably be protecting them from being overweight or obese in childhood, a new study suggests."High birthweight is associated with overweight or obesity during early...

03-Mar-2018 Seoul

Samsung Galaxy S9+ named 'Best New Connected Mobile Device' at MWC 2018

Samsung Electronics Co on Friday said its new flagship smartphone, Galaxy S9 Plus has been named the "Best New Connected Mobile Device" at the Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC) -- the world's largest gathering for the mobile communications industry."We will continue...

01-Mar-2018 Seoul

Moon Jae-in, Donald Trump discuss possible US-N. Korea talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump held a telephonic conversation on Thursday on possible preliminary talks between Washington and North Korea, Yonhap news agency reported.The phone talk between Moon and Trump was the first in...

01-Mar-2018 Seoul

Japan has no right to claim sex slave issue settled : Moon Jae-in

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday strongly urged Japan to sincerely reflect on its past wrongdoings, adding that the country has no right to claim that the issue of its sexual slavery of Korean women is "settled", despite the two countries' 2015...

10-Feb-2018 Seoul

Kim Jong-un invites South Korea's President to Pyongyang

North Korea's rather reclusive leader Kim Jong-un has asked South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang at the "earliest date" possible for what will be a third inter-Korean summit.The invitation was delivered on Saturday at a landmark meeting between...

26-Jan-2018 Seoul

41 killed in S.Korean hospital blaze

At least 41 persons have been killed and dozens injured on Friday in a fire that engulfed a hospital in South Korea, media reports said.The blaze occurred at the Sejong Hospital in Miryang city. It started around 7.30 a.m. in an emergency room of the hospital,...

26-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Timea Babos-Kristina Mladenovic pair claims 1st Grand Slam title

Hungarian Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic of France on Friday won the women's doubles title at the Australian Open tennis tournament after defeating the second seeded Russian pair of Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova 6-4, 6-3.It took the fifth-seeded Hungarian/French...

26-Jan-2018 Seoul

We will lead consumer-centred AI world : Samsung

Based on almost half-a-billion connected devices it sells every year, Samsung Electronics will lead the consumer-centred Artificial Intelligence (AI) world, a top company official has said."Samsung will begin an exciting journey open to boundless possibilities...

26-Jan-2018 Seoul

41 killed in S.Korean hospital blaze

At least 41 persons have been killed and dozens injured on Friday in a fire that engulfed a hospital in South Korea, media reports said.The blaze occurred at the Sejong Hospital in Miryang city. It started around 7.30 a.m. in an emergency room of the hospital,...

10-Jan-2018 Seoul

Moon Jae-in, Donald Trump see possibility of US-N. Korea talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump see a possibility for talks between South Korea and North Korea leading to talks between Washington and Pyongyang, multiple local media reports said on Wednesday.Moon and Trump had a telephone...

08-Jan-2018 Seoul

Hackers targeting Winter Olympics in South Korea : McAfee

Hackers are targeting the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea with a phishing and malware campaign, cyber security firm McAfee researchers have found.In a blog post, McAfee Advanced Threat Research analysts Ryan Sherstobitoff and Jessica Saavedra-Morales...

30-Dec-2017 Seoul

We don't slow phones with old batteries like Apple : Samsung, LG

Samsung and LG, two of the biggest smartphone manufacturers, on Saturday claimed they do not slow down phones with old batteries -- a practice which Apple admitted to using in iPhones to prevent them from unexpected shutdowns."Product quality has been and will...

21-Dec-2017 Seoul

18 killed in South Korea building fire

Eighteen people died and dozens were injured in a fire that engulfed a commercial building in South Korea's Jecheon city on Thursday, firefighters said.The fire started in the afternoon from a vehicle in the basement parking lot of an eight-storey building in...

19-Dec-2017 Seoul

Samsung unveils 'Galaxy A8', 'Galaxy A8+' with Infinity Display

South Korean tech giant Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy A series on Tuesday as "Galaxy A8" (2018) and "Galaxy A8+" (2018) that will be available in early January, with pricing and availability to vary by markets worldwide."Samsung's 'Infinity Display' finally...

12-Dec-2017 Seoul

S.Korea's Moon visits China to discuss Pyongyang

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday left for China on a four-day visit. He will meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to discuss the North Korean crisis and bilateral issues.Moon and Xi are set to hold their third summit on Thursday, when they...

03-Dec-2017 Seoul

13 killed in S.Korea boat capsize

At least 13 people were killed and two others reported missing on Sunday after a South Korean fishing boat capsized off the coast of the city of Incheon.The 9.77-tonne chartered fishing boat, with two crew members and 20 passengers on board, collided with...

03-Dec-2017 Seoul

Seven killed in S.Korea boat capsize

Seven people were killed and two reported missing on Sunday after a South Korean fishing boat capsized off the coast of the city of Incheon.The vessel, weighing more than 9 tonnes and with 20 people on board, collided with a tanker weighing more than 300 tonnes...

08-Nov-2017 Seoul

Do not try us: Donald Trump warns North Korea

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued a blunt warning to North Korean Korean leader Kim Jong, declaring during his first major speech in Asia that continued nuclear provocation could result in the communist nation's obliteration."The weapons you...

08-Nov-2017 Seoul

Donald Trump cancels surprise visit to North Korea border

 US President Donald Trump on Wednesday cancelled a visit to the tense Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas because bad weather ostensibly made it impossible for him to travel by helicopter to the border from Seoul.The president's helicopter convoy...

07-Nov-2017 Seoul

Donald Trump arrives in S.Korea for two-day visit

US President Donald Trump arrived here on Tuesday for a two-day visit that will include a bilateral summit with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in.The US leader landed at the Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, some 70 km south of Seoul, from Japan, reports...

28-Oct-2017 Seoul

Massive military action if Pyongyang attacks : James Mattiss

Visiting US Secretary of Defence James Mattis warned on Saturday that North Korea will be defeated with a "massive military response" if it attacks his country or its allies.He said he "can't imagine" accepting North Korea as a nuclear power, reports Yonhap News...

14-Oct-2017 Seoul

Was expecting a polarised reaction for 'Simran': Hansal Mehta

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta, whose heist comedy film "Simran" received negativereviews from critics and didnt perform well when it released at the box office, says he was expecting a "polarised reaction" to the Kangana Ranaut-starrer."I was expecting a polarised reaction...

12-Oct-2017 Seoul

Apple partners LG Display for foldable iPhone

As Samsung plans to launch a bendable smartphone "Galaxy X" in 2018, Apple has reportedly begun work on a foldable iPhone with LG Display.According to a report in the Korean website The Investor, Apple has decided to go with LG and not Samsung (Samsung...

17-Sep-2017 Seoul

P.V. Sindhu wins Korea Open title

Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu overcame reigning world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 in the women's singles final of the Korea Open Superseries here on Sunday.The Rio Olympic silver medallist Sindhu won in an hour and 24 minutes at...

28-Aug-2017 Seoul

Samsung undecided on local pricing of Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Electronics is having a hard time setting prices for its newly showcased phablet Galaxy Note 8 as the South Korean government is pushing to cut down telecom costs, industry sources said on Monday.Last week Samsung showcased the 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 8...

22-Aug-2017 Seoul

New electronic skin tracks heart rate, respiration

Taking the technology of wearables to the next level, researchers have developed a new electronic skin that tracks heart rate, respiration, muscle movement and other health data, and wirelessly transmits it to a smartphone.The electronic skin developed by South...

05-Jul-2017 Seoul

S.Korea, US conduct joint missile drills

South Korea and the US on Wednesday conducted joint ballistic missile exercises a day after North Korea declared a successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a media report said.Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement...

01-May-2017 Seoul

Five die in S. Korea crane accident

Five persons were killed and 20 injured when a crane part fell on a ship under construction in South Korea on Monday, an official said.Two cranes collided at a Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje city, causing a structure to fall on a ship, Yonhap...

01-Feb-2017 Seoul

Won't run for Presidency : Ban Ki-moon

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Wednesday he will not run for the South Korean Presidential elections this year, a media report said.Ban was second in the running to become the country's next President, according to polls, behind Moon Jae-in,...

23-Jan-2017 Seoul

Faulty battery caused Galaxy Note 7 to catch fire : Samsung

Samsung Electronics said on Monday that faulty battery caused its flagship Galaxy Note 7 to catch fire after discontinuing the fire-prone device more than three months ago.A mix of thin separators between the positive and negative layers, abnormal squeeze in...

10-Sep-2016 Seoul (South Korea)

New material blocks electromagnetic waves from mobile phones

A group of South Korean scientists has developed a new material to effectively block electromagnetic waves emanating from electronic gadgets and appliances, Yonhap news agency reported.The team led by Gu Jong-min of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology...

05-Sep-2016 Seoul (South Korea)

Brain-inspired memory device for wearable electronics

Researchers have developed a new memory device for wearable devices like smart watches or phones which is inspired by the neuron connections of the human brain.The device boasts of highly reliable performance, long retention time and endurance. Moreover, its stretchability...

30-Jul-2016 Seoul (South Korea)

Anurag Kashyap's film honoured in South Korea

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's psychological thriller "Psycho Raman" ("Raman Raghav 2.0") has won the Best Asian Genre Film at the 20th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) in South Korea.Kashyap, who is popular for films like "Gangs of Wasseypur"...

28-Jul-2016 Seoul (South Korea)

Samsung beat Apple in smartphone shipments amid positive results

Riding on the strong sales of its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones, Samsung Electronics on Thursday declared 8.14 trillion won ($7billion) year on-year operating profit - 18 per cent - in the second quarter results.Touted as a bad news for Apple that...

24-Jun-2016 Seoul

India’s NSG dream hits the Great Wall of China

India's wait for a coveted Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership continues even after eight years of lobbying, as China foiled its latest bid in Seoul on the grounds that New Delhi has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).Also upholding China's...

23-Jun-2016 Seoul/Tashkent

No NSG consensus over India's membership bid

A lack of consensus amid strong opposition from several countries led by China thwarted India's bid for NSG membership in Seoul on Thursday night even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged Chinese President Xi Jinping in Tashkent to consider New Delhi's...

10-Jun-2016 Seoul (South Korea)

UN chief frontrunner in S Korean presidential hopefuls

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ranked first in a survey of South Korean people to pick the country's next president. Ban's tenure as the UN chief ends later this year. According to a poll of 1,002 adults conducted for three days through Thursday, 26 per...

01-Jun-2016 Seoul

Four killed in S Korea subway construction site collapse

Four persons were killed and 10 others were injured on Wednesday when a subway construction site in South Korea collapsed.A rescue official told a briefing that the subway construction site in the city of Namyangju, east of capital Seoul, collapsed at about...

30-May-2016 Seoul

Women more addicted to smartphones than men: Study

Women are using smartphones for four hours a day or longer and are more prone to succumb to smartphone addiction than men, the first-ever academic study on this topic has revealed.The study, conducted in South Korea, noted that 52 percent of the women in the...

06-Jan-2016 Seoul

North Korea successfully tests hydrogen bomb

North Korea on Wednesday announced that it has successfully conducted a hydrogen bomb test, hours after what seems to be an artificial earthquake was detected close to the nuclear test site.In a "special" announcement, North Korea said it conducted an H-bomb...

03-Jan-2016 Seoul

Early sex puts teenagers at high infection risk

Teenagers who experience their first sexual intercourse at an early age run a greater risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) which includes diseases such as gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, HIV or other infection, warns a study.Sexually transmitted...

12-Sep-2015 Seoul

India seeks South Korea's investment in railways

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has sought investment from South Korea in the Indian Railways, according to a statement issued by the Indian embassy here on Saturday.Prabhu, who came here on September 9 on a three-day visit, met South Korean Minister of Land,...

06-Sep-2015 Seoul

10 killed in South Korea boat capsize

At least 10 people were killed when a fishing boat capsized off South Korea's southwest region, the Coast Guard said on Sunday.The 9.77-tonne boat "Dolphin" was found at around 6.25 a.m. on Sunday near Chuja Island, north of the southern resort island of...

02-Sep-2015 Seoul/Chandigarh

Sukhbir Badal says Punjab ready to establish Korean Park in Punjab

Punjab Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today solicited Korean investment in environment management, transport, electronics and solar cell manufacturing besides offering to establish a Korean Park with plug and play facility to kickstart Korean investment...

31-Aug-2015 Incheon (Seoul)

South Korea ready to build smart city at New Chandigarh

South Korea today expressed its willingness to provide technology as well as finance to build the first of its kind smart city in India at New Chandigarh besides providing LED and safe city solutions for Ludhiana and Amritsar.This offer was extended by Korea...

03-Jul-2015 Seoul

Five die in South Korea factory blast

Five workers were killed when an explosion took place near a chemical factory's wastewater disposal facility in South Korea on Friday.The explosion occurred at a plant belonging to South Korean conglomerate Hanwha Group, reported Xinhua citing Yonhap News...

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