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Cong reiterates spl Goa session demand on river project

Panaji, Oct 25 (IANS) The Congress once again demanded the summoning of a special session of the Goa legislative assembly, to pass a unanimous decision to condemn the Centre’s decision to grant a conditional approval to Karnataka’s controversial Kalasa-Banduri water diversion project on the Mhadei river. Addressing a press conference[Read More…]

Didi jogs 10km in Darjeeling hills

Darjeeling, Oct 25 (IANS) Known for her passion for walking, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee went on a 10-km jog along with senior bureaucrats, police officers and local Trinamool Congress workers in the picturesque northern Bengal hill town of Kurseong in Darjeeling district to raise awareness about environment conservation.[Read More…]

Skin exposure to UVB light alters gut bacteria for good

Toronto, Oct 25 (IANS) Skin exposure to ultra-violet B (UVB) radiation from the Sun can alter the gut microbiome in humans — possibly via vitamin D which can help explain the protective role of UVB in inflammatory diseases like Multiple Sclerosis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Sun exposure, vitamin D levels[Read More…]

People judge women CEOs more harshly for ethical failures

New York, Oct 25 (IANS) Women CEOs do not always have it easy as researchers have found that people are less likely to support an organization after an ethical failure if the business is helmed by a female. Female leaders, however, receive less negativity for general business failures, said the[Read More…]

B’desh MP hires lookalikes to write her univ exams

Dhaka, Oct 25 (IANS) A woman MP of Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League party was expelled from university for allegedly hiring as many as eight lookalikes to write examinations in her place. Tamanna Nusrat is accused of paying the lookalikes to pretend to be her for at least 13 exams. Nusrat[Read More…]

Neha Dhupia: Mehr brought discipline in our lives

Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia says her daughter Mehr has taught her how to manage time. “Post the birth of my daughter, Mehr, we have learned how to manage time. She has brought discipline in our (Angad and I) lives and my time management skills have become much[Read More…]

ASI finds 8th century objects, trade centre remains in Andhra

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has unearthed a 2000-year old historic trade settlement in Andhra Pradesh’s Gottiprolu village, along with a Pallava-period Vishnu statue, it said on Friday. The excavation done, 80 kilometres east of Tirupati and Nellore, by the ASI team has discovered[Read More…]

Alia Bhatt’s nostalgic post for mom Soni on her birthday

Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Actress Soni Razdan turned a year older on Friday, and her daughter Alia Bhatt posted a heartfelt post on social media to mark her special day. “To the most inspiring, understanding, beautiful, special/light soul that exists. I love you soo much mama.. thank you for being[Read More…]

Uma Bharti urges BJP not to seek Kanda support

Bhopal, Oct 25 (IANS) After independent MLA Gopal Kanda offered his support to BJP in Haryana, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti has urged the party leaderhip not to take his support. Bharti said that the party should take support from leaders with a clean image. In a series[Read More…]

3 killed, 5 injured in cracker blast in Gwalior

Gwalior, Oct 25 (IANS) Three persons were killed and five injured in a fire cracker blast in a house in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior, police said. “Firecrackers were being made illegally in a house in Nonke Sarai village when the blast occurred on Thursday night. The intensity of the blast was[Read More…]

Guru Nanak’s core spiritual message simplified, creating a $500 bn empire from $400k, reliving India’s spin bowling glory (IANS Books This Weekend)

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) As Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary approaches, soak in the essentials of what he preached; gain knowledge from the CEO of one of the world’s leading investment firms whose views are sought by heads of state; and finally, read a compelling account of India’s spin[Read More…]

JD-U suffers setback in Bihar bypoll

Patna, Oct 25 (IANS) The outcome of the October 21 by-elections held in five Assembly constituencies in Bihar seems to have dented key NDA ally JD-U’s image. The results have provided a lifeline to the opposition RJD. The ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) went on to lose three of its assembly[Read More…]

Cells linked to blindness in elderly found

New York, Oct 25 (IANS) A team of researchers have discovered cells that lead to progressive loss of central vision among the elderly. Age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in the elderly. Genome-wide studies have identified almost three dozen genes that play a role in[Read More…]

Rishabh Pant shares ‘good vibes’ post with Dhoni

Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant on Friday posted pictures with MS Dhoni and his dog on his social media platforms, saying “good vibes” only a day after chief selector M.S.K. Prasad said the team management is very clear on where they stand as far as the future[Read More…]

DA of J&K govt employees hiked by 5 per cent

Srinagar, Oct 25 (IANS) In good news for employees of Jammu and Kashmir government, their Dearness Allowance (DA) has been increased by 5 per cent with effect from July 1, 2019. According to the government order, the DA has been revised from 12 per cent of the basic pay to[Read More…]

Protests in Bolivia as Morales officially declared winner

La Paz, Oct 25 (IANS) Protests have erupted across Bolivia after incumbent President Evo Morales was declared the winner of Sunday’s presidential election despite disputed results, it was reported on Friday. Officials said Morales, who came to power in 2006, won 47.1 per cent of the vote and beaten his[Read More…]

Manav, Krittwika lift singles trophies in East Zone TT

Howrah, Oct 25 (IANS) PSPBs Manav Thakkar defeated teammate Harmeet Desai 4-1 to lift the men’s singles trophy — his first this season — even as West Bengals Krittwika Sinha Roy upset top-seed Sutirtha Mukherjee of Haryana 4-1 for her maiden women singles crown at the UTT National Ranking (East[Read More…]

Boeing, FAA blamed for Lion Air crash: Report (Lead)

Jakarta, Oct 25 (IANS) A faulty design and certification process were crucial factors in the deadly Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX crash that killed 189 people last year in Indonesia, a final report into the accident released on Friday by the countrys transportation authority. The National Transportation Safety Committee’s report[Read More…]

Flavours attract youth to use e-cigarettes: Study

New York, Oct 25 (IANS) Researchers have found that non-menthol flavours attract youth and adults to use e-cigarettes and contributes to multiple pathways linked to the higher use among youngsters. The study published in the British Medical Journal Open, researchers reviewed 51 articles, including 17 published before 2016 and 34[Read More…]

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