Priyanka Chopra meets Syrian refugees in Jordan

Priyanka Chopra meets Syrian refugees in Jordan

Cairo, September 11 (PTI) Actor Priyanka Chopra, on her maiden visit to a Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian capital of Amman, is appalled by their plight and said the world should be inspired by their resilience.   More than 5 million people have fled war-torn Syria since the civil war began in 2011 and […]

Sensex climbs 195 pts, Nifty tops 10,000 ahead of macro data

Sensex climbs 195 pts, Nifty tops 10,000 ahead of macro data

People look at a screen displaying the Sensex on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files   Mumbai, September 11 (PTI) The benchmark BSE Sensex on Monday advanced by 195 points to end at 31,882.16 and the Nifty went past the 10,000-mark for the first time […]

We could have managed liquidity better, says Rajan

We could have managed liquidity better, says Rajan

New Delhi, September 11 (PTI) Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said that in hindsight it appears that the central bank under his governorship could have managed the liquidity in banking system in a better manner on certain occasions.   Rajan, however, added that once the problem of liquidity shortage was thrown up by data, […]

2 militants killed, 1 arrested during encounter in Kulgam

Srinagar, September 11 (PTI) Security forces today killed two unidentified militants in an overnight encounter in Kulgam district of Kashmir while the third was caught alive, police said.   Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Khudwani area of Kulgam district following specific information about the presence of some militants there, a police […]

‘550 mn Indians live with uncorrected refractive errors’

New Delhi, September 11 (IANS) With a staggering 550 million Indians — close to half the population — living with uncorrected refractive errors, the major cause of road accidents, and 63 percent of the world’s population in need of vision correction, two major stakeholders have come together to address the issue in this country and […]

Apple’s new flagship device may be $1000 ‘iPhone X’

Apple’s new flagship device may be $1000 ‘iPhone X’

San Francisco, September 11 (IANS) Apple’s upcoming iPhone will be called the “iPhone X” and is expected to be priced at nearly $1,000, media reports said, adding that two other new smartphones may be called “iPhone 8” and “iPhone 8 Plus”.   Reported by Apple news website 9to5Mac late Sunday, the new devices will be […]

Kids with asthma are unnecessarily prescribed antibiotics: Study

Kids with asthma are unnecessarily prescribed antibiotics: Study

London, September 11 (IANS) Children suffering from asthma are unnecessarily prescribed antibiotics for treatment even though guidelines do not support this, new research shows.   Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. Symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath and chest tightness.   The findings showed that asthma […]

E-cigarettes linked to risk of heart attack and stroke: study

E-cigarettes linked to risk of heart attack and stroke: study

London, September 11 (IANS) Vaping e-cigarettes with nicotine may cause stiffening of the arteries in humans and that may increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes in later life, researchers have found.   Researchers conducted a study that included young adults — average age of 26 — with no history of electronic cigarette use […]

Strategic partnership with Afghanistan article of faith for India: Sushma

New Delhi, September 11 (IANS) Indias strategic partnership and friendship with Afghanistan is an “article of faith” for it and “not just another relationship, but a spiritual and civilisational connect”, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said here on Monday.   Issuing a joint statement with her Afghanistan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani here, she said that their […]

Mizoram varsity students’ strike continues for 6th day

Aizawl, September 11 (IANS) The indefinite strike by students of Mizoram University to demand the appointment of a regular Vice Chancellor continued for the sixth day on Monday.   The Mizoram University Student Council, which is spearheading the agitation, burnt an effigy of Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar.   “The university has been […]

Journalists condemn assault on media

New Delhi, September 11 (IANS) The Press Club of India on Monday condemned the police assault on reporters and cameramen while the latter were covering the protest by parents against the Ryan International School in Gurugram on Sunday over a seven-year-old’s murder inside the premises last week.   In a statement here, the journalists body […]