Vector diseases: More entomologists, cross-border co-op needed, says WHO

Male/New Delhi, September 9 (IANS) Calling for immediate measures against vector-borne diseases in South East Asia region, the WHO on Saturday said there is an urgent need for more trained entomologists in the region, followed by collaboration of cross-border programmes on vector control.   According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), countries also need to […]

Panel to look into complaints against Jaypee Infratech: Paswan

New Delhi, September 9 (IANS) Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday said a committee has been set up to look into the complaints filed by aggrieved home buyers against Jaypee Infratech.   “The Consumer Affairs Secretary-headed committee will study the matter and submit a report in three days. We want to protect […]

Maharashtra hero’s widow joins Indian Army

Mumbai/Chennai, September 9 (IANS) Maharashtra hero, the late Col. Santosh Mahadik’s widow Swati Mahadik was on Saturday commissioned into the Indian Army as a Lieutenant, officials said.   As she completed her parade in Chennai on Saturday, Lt. Swati Mahadik broke down, and her family members and a senior army officer’s wife consoled and hugged […]

Security tightened along Myanmar border to check Rohingyas’ influx

Security tightened along Myanmar border to check Rohingyas’ influx

Rohingya refugees walk through water after crossing border by boat through the Naf River in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 7, 2017. (Photo by Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)   Imphal, September 9 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Saturday said that security along the 364-km long Manipur-Myanmar border has been beefed up to check the possible […]

Tripura CPI-M to protest against cut in Centre’s share in MGNREGA

Agartala, September 9 (IANS) The ruling CPI-M in Tripura will launch an agitation to protest against the “sharp reduction” in the allocation of funds by the Centre for the flagship rural jobs scheme — Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), party leaders said on Saturday.   “We will launch a massive agitation against […]

Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brain

Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brain

This combination of photos provided by Boston University shows sections from a normal brain, top, and from the brain of former University of Texas football player Greg Ploetz, bottom, in stage IV of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. According to a report released on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by the Journal of the American Medical Association, research […]

Modi welcomes Adnan Sami’s daughter Medina

Modi welcomes Adnan Sami’s daughter Medina

Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed singer Adnan Sami (IANS Photo)   New Delhi, September 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed singer Adnan Sami and Roya’s daughter Medina, who was born in May this year.   Adnan and his wife met Modi on Friday and also shared sweets with him which they had brought from […]

Hurricane Irma downgraded as it tears into Cuba’s northern coast

Hurricane Irma downgraded as it tears into Cuba’s northern coast

View of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Sint Maarten Dutch part of Saint Martin island in the Carribean September 7, 2017. Picture taken September 7, 2017. Netherlands Ministry of Defence- Gerben van Es/Handout via REUTERS   HAVANA, September 9 (Reuters) – Hurricane Irma weakened slightly on Saturday as it battered Cuba’s northern coast while […]

NASA’s asteroid-bound spacecraft imaged from Earth

NASA’s asteroid-bound spacecraft imaged from Earth

Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) As NASA’s asteroid-bound spacecraft OSIRIS-REx approaches Earth for its September 22 gravity assist, a ground-based telescope has captured images of the spacecraft.   This is the first Earth-based view of OSIRIS-REx since its launch on September 8, 2016, NASA said on Friday.   The images were taken on September 2, by […]