Eating hot dogs, bacon may up colorectal cancer risk

New York, September 8 (IANS) Love to gorge on hot dogs, bacon, ham, sausages and salami? Beware, you may be at an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer — the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women, a study has found.   The findings showed that eating high amounts of red meat […]

‘Good brother’ Pakistan has ‘done its best’ to counter terrorism, says China

‘Good brother’ Pakistan has ‘done its best’ to counter terrorism, says China

Wang Yi, Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs, speaks before a meeting of the Security Council inside of United Nations (U.N.) headquarters in New York, U.S., April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files   Beijing, September 8 (IANS) After joining BRICS members in condemning terror groups based in Pakistan, China on Friday tried to mollify its all-weather friend […]

192 Indian space objects currently in orbit

Chennai, September 8 (IANS) A total of 192 Indian objects are orbiting in space as of April 1, 2017, catalogued by US Space Surveillance Network, said a retired Indian scientist.   He was citing the August 2017 issue of “Orbital Debris”, a quarterly published by NASA.   “Space objects include functional satellites as well as […]

Trump plans to nominate Indian American to top administration post

Washington, September 8 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has plans to nominate an Indian American woman to a key post in the State Department, putting her in a pivotal position of US economic diplomacy, a media report said.   Manisha Singh is currently the chief counsel and senior policy adviser to US Senator Dan Sullivan. […]

Farmers’ suicides rose under BJP rule: Rahul Gandhi

Farmers’ suicides rose under BJP rule: Rahul Gandhi

Nanded (Maharashta), September 8 (IANS) The country needs farmers as much as it needs industrialists but under the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, farmers’ suicides have increased in the country, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi said here on Friday.   “In the past three years, 9,000 farmers ended their lives in Maharashtra… India’s […]

Healthy lifestyle key to smarter brain in old age: Study

Healthy lifestyle key to smarter brain in old age: Study

New York, September 8 (IANS) Want to stay smart even in your advanced years? Maintaining a healthy lifestyle from childhood may be the key as it can help in reducing the risk of developing cognitive decline as one ages, according to a new advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA).   Increase in levels of […]

Twitter doesn’t accurately reflect real life: Study

Twitter doesn’t accurately reflect real life: Study

London, September 8 (IANS) The “happy” or “sad” tweets may not accurately reflect a Twitter user’s actual emotional state offline, suggests new research.   Rather, Twitter users have developed their own unique cultural behaviour, conversations and identities, which shape the ways in which they present their views online, said the study published in the journal […]

Soon, countrywide ‘school chalo abhiyan’: Javadekar

New Delhi, September 8 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said the government will undertake a programme from next year to enrol “70-80 lakh” students in the country who are out of schools.   “There are about 70-80 lakh children who are not going to schools. We have thought of a […]

Tripura government launches social media account

Agartala, September 8 (IANS) Tripura’s Left Front government on Friday introduced its own social media account — My Govt Tripura — to disseminate its decision, plans, actions and policies among the people.   Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, accompanied by Health and PWD Minister Badal Choudhury and Information and Finance minister Bhanulal Saha, launched the account. […]

‘Bengal saw highest number of GST registrations in India’

Kolkata, September 8 (IANS) At 77 per cent, West Bengal topped the list of states with new registrations under the Goods and Services Tax regime, an official said on Friday.   “The national average is 23 per cent,” Arvind Singh, the new Principal Commissioner, GST and CX, Eastern Region, said at an event organised by […]

Preity Zinta confirmed as owner of franchise in S. Africa T20 league

Preity Zinta confirmed as owner of franchise in S. Africa T20 league

Cape Town, September 8 (IANS) Bollywood actress Preity Zinta was on Friday confirmed as the owner of the Stellenbosch franchise in South Africa’s T20 Global League cricket tournament.   The 42-year-old already co-owns Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chandigarh-based Kings XI Punjab.   “I am extremely proud to announce and warmly welcome Preity Zinta to […]