Government to roll out Bharat 22 exchange traded fund: Jaitley

  New Delhi, August 4 (IANS): In a move to boost its disinvestment programme, the Centre on Friday announced the creation of the Bharat 22 exchange traded fund (ETF) comprising 22 companies, or investments, from among central public sector undertakings, public sector banks and strategic holdings in the Specified Undertaking of UTI (SUUTI), Union Finance […]

Pakistan’s new PM Abbasi forms cabinet with an eye to 2018 poll

Pakistan’s new PM Abbasi forms  cabinet with an eye to 2018 poll

    ISLAMABAD, August 4 (Reuters): Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday formed a cabinet filled with allies of toppled leader Nawaz Sharif, in a reshuffle that appears aimed at bolstering support ahead of general elections due in mid-2018.   Ishaq Dar, a powerful finance minister, returns in the same role, despite […]

Gionee ‘A1 Lite’ coming to India on August 10

Gionee ‘A1 Lite’ coming to India on August 10

  New Delhi, August 4 (IANS): Chinese smartphone maker Gionee is set to launch its mid-range smartphone ‘A1 Lite’ in India next week.   ‘A1 Lite’, which is a new addition to Gionee ‘A’ series, will be available starting August 10, industry sources told IANS.   As far as camera specifications are concerned, ‘A1 Lite’ […]

Facebook unviels new measure to check fake news

  San Francisco, August 4 (IANS): After receiving positive feedback on how ‘Related Articles’ helped people determine whether the news they are reading is misleading or false, Facebook has now rolled out the feature more broadly. According to a report in TechCrunch on Friday, the feature is rolling out in the US, Germany, France and […]

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OMCs hike petrol pump dealers’ commissions New Delhi, August 4 (IANS): State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) have hiked commissions paid to fuel pump dealers by up to 43% for petrol and by up to 59% for diesel, effective from the start of this month, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has announced.   Announcing the decision along […]

Your clothes can spike chances of UTI

  Azera Parveen Rahman IANS   Rain and humidity make for a perfect breeding ground for bacterial growth, leading to infection. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), in particular, increases in incidence during this time and women, more than men, are prone to it. What’s more trendy, figure-hugging jeans and other tight clothing further increases chances of […]

Diet in Pregnancy

Diet in Pregnancy

    Dr. Kanili. Z. Jimo Obstetrics & Gynecologist   Eating habits in pregnancy is important for adequate nutrition of the mother and baby. Eating healthy is important for your baby′s growth and development.   Some of the healthy eating habits to be included during pregnancy are:   Fluids:   The first requisite is an […]

Masood Azhar terror listing: India seeks international cooperation

    New Delhi, August  4 (IANS) With China again blocking inclusion of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) leader Masood Azhar in the UN list of designated terrorists, India on Friday sought cooperation of the international community in the matter.   “You are aware of our position regarding Azhar and the terrible acts of terrorism he has […]

India mum on troop numbers in Doklam

    New Delhi, August 4 (IANS) India on Friday declined to get into China’s claim that the number of Indian troops in Doklam area has come down.   “As far as questions regarding deployment are concerned, these are operational matters whether on our side or the other side,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay […]

Six-month maternity leave to help more women seek jobs: Government

    Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal said in a written reply to Lok Sabha on a query whether the government has taken cognizance of the fact that six-month maternity leave could cause non-recruitment of female employees in the corporate sector   New Delhi, August 4 (PTI): With six months maternity leave, more and more […]

Xiaomi overtakes Fitbit, Apple in global wearable market

  Beijing, August 4 (IANS): Xiaomi has overtaken the US-based Fitbit and Apple in global wearable market by capturing 17 per cent share of the total 22 million units that were shipped in the second quarter this year.   According to a research by Strategy Analytics on Thursday, global wearables shipments rose eight per cent […]