Sitharaman joins powerful ‘sisterhood’ of female defence ministers

Sitharaman joins powerful ‘sisterhood’ of female defence ministers

From left, Nirmala Sitharaman, Florence Parly of France, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and Ursula von der Leyen of Germany are among 16 women around the world who hold the defence portfolio. Sitharaman and Parly are the only two women defence ministers of nuclear-armed nations. (Photo credit: IANS collage with images from Wikimedia and Jim Mattis)     […]

Heavy drinking may harm men more than women

Heavy drinking may harm men more than women

London, September 4 (IANS) Contradicting prevalent belief, new research has found that heavy alcohol use may put men more at risk of long-term harm than women.   The findings, presented at the annual European College of Neuropsychopharmacology meeting being held in Paris from September 2-5, suggest that long-term alcohol use can change brain functions and […]

Dating sites can’t predict romantic attraction: Study

Dating sites can’t predict romantic attraction: Study

New York, September 4 (IANS) Dating websites which claim to match people with complex computer analysis of their traits and preferences may not really work, suggests new research.   The study published in the journal Psychological Science found that a machine-learning algorithm just simply could not tell what makes two people click.   “Attraction for […]

Mother Teresa to be named co-patron of Calcutta Archdiocese

Mother Teresa to be named co-patron of Calcutta Archdiocese

Kolkata, September 4 (IANS) In commemoration of the first anniversary of her canonisation, the Archdiocese of Calcutta is set to declare Mother Teresa as its co-patron.   “On September 6 we will have at 5.30 p.m. a holy mass in the cathedral (The cathedral of the Most Holy Rosary) and the Archbishop is going to […]

Nikon India launches D850 for Rs 254,950

Nikon India launches D850 for Rs 254,950

Nikon D850 DSLR launch on September 4 in New Delhi. (IANS Photo)   New Delhi, September 4 (IANS) Extending its FX-format DSLR camera range, imaging technology major Nikon India on Monday launched Nikon D850, which comes with a 45.7 MP BSI CMOS sensor.   Priced at Rs 254,950 for the body only and Rs 299,950 […]

No need to change daily revision in fuel prices regime: Pradhan

New Delhi, September 4 (IANS) Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said the dynamic pricing regime, whereby prices of transport fuels are revised daily, would continue despite petrol prices going up by over Rs 6 per litre since the scheme was introduced pan-India from mid-June.   Speaking to reporters here after taking over additional charge […]

Galaxy Note 8 may be priced over 1mn won in S. Korea

Galaxy Note 8 may be priced over 1mn won in S. Korea

Seoul, September 4 (IANS) Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 device is expected to come with a price tag of 1.09 million won ($962) here, industry sources said on Monday.   The 64 GB Galaxy Note 8 is expected to come with a factory price of 1.09 million won, while the 256GB edition is expected to be […]

New camera can help doctors see through the body

London, September 4 (IANS) Scientists in Britain have developed a camera that can help doctors see through the human body.   Designed to help doctors track medical tools known as endoscopes that are used to investigate a range of internal conditions, the new device can detect sources of light inside the body, such as the […]

Mizoram rejects demand for another district council for tribals

Aizawl, September 4 (IANS) The Mizoram government on Monday rejected the demand for another autonomous district council for Hmar tribals, a top official said.   The government has been holding peace talks with Manipur-based terror outfit Hmar People’s Convention-Democratic (HPC-D) over its demands for all-round development of Hmar tribals, who mostly live in Mizoram and […]

GST India’s biggest economic reform measure ever: Modi

GST India’s biggest economic reform measure ever: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a plenary session of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit, in Xiamen, China September 4, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu   Xiamen (China), September 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) introduced in July this year is the biggest economic […]

Kovind extends greeting on Teachers’ Day

New Delhi, September 4 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday greeted teachers across the country on Teachers’ Day, saying that it is our moral responsibility to pay respect to them.   “Our nation has a warm tradition of the ‘guru shishya parampara’ by which teachers impart their knowledge to students and empower them,” Kovind […]

49 infants die in UP hospital, DM transferred

Lucknow, September 4 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday said 49 infants have died in a Farrukhabad hospital in the past 30 days.   Orders have been issued transferring the District Magistrate, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Superintendent of the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital at Farrukhabad, a government spokesperson said.   Between July […]