Analysis: GSK and Gilead go head to head as HIV drugs enter new phase

Analysis: GSK and Gilead go head to head as HIV drugs enter new phase

FILE PHOTO: Dolutegravir pills used in the treatment of HIV are seen at the Kenyan ministry of health offices in Nairobi, Kenya, June 27, 2017. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo   LONDON, November 2 (Reuters) – Gilead Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline are heading for an HIV showdown, pushing rival treatment visions and competing products that are expected to […]

Good friends circle in old age may boost brain functioning

Good friends circle in old age may boost brain functioning

New York, November 2 (IANS) Maintaining strong social networks with positive, warm and trusting friendships in old age might be key to slowing down age-related decline in memory and brain functioning, researchers say.   The findings showed that superagers — who are 80 years and older — who have cognitive ability at least as good […]

Dhoni among best ever stumpers, says Gilchrist

Dhoni among best ever stumpers, says Gilchrist

New Delhi, November 2 (IANS) Legendary Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist on Thursday picked former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as his successor in the world’s best stumpers’ list.   “Dhoni, the way he has carried every role that he has under his job description. A wicketkeeper, batsman, captain every thing. He is a brand and […]

Society doesn’t like women who confront tormentors: Big B

Society doesn’t like women who confront tormentors: Big B

Mumbai, November 2 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan rues how patriarchal mindsets still dominate most part of India, where the society has not allowed women to freely use the fundamental right of legal recourse in cases of harassment.   “Many crimes against women go unreported because women are scared to go to the police station, where […]

Chinese scientists complete genome sequencing for coconut

Chinese scientists complete genome sequencing for coconut

Beijing, November 2 (IANS) A team of Chinese scientists announced on Thursday they had completed sequencing the genome of the coconut.   The team from the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences sequenced and assembled the genome, laying solid foundations for further research of functional genes of the coconut and Palmae family, reports Xinhua news […]

Assam Rifles troopers on tri-nation expedition to boost border ties

Agartala, November 2 (IANS) Assam Rifles, India’s oldest central para-military force, is conducting a tri-nation motorcycle expedition involving India, Bangladesh and Myanmar to promote force-to-force and people-to-people relations as part of its 183rd Raising Day celebrations, an official said here.   The 2,150-km 19-day expedition will cover Bangladesh and Myanmar besides India’s six northeastern states […]

Kejriwal slams LG for Kathputli Colony demolition

New Delhi, November 2 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday slammed Lt Governor Anil Baijal for the demolition of Kathputli Colony here and said it was wrong to use DDA and police officials for “such a brutal activity”.   “People’s homes have been brutally demolished. Young girls are in the streets. One kid […]

Congress, a laughing club out on bail for corruption: Modi

  Kangra, November 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday tore into the Congress government in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, saying the party leadership had made itself a “laughing club” that vows zero tolerance towards graft but was out on bail on corruption charges.   “We all need to look at the Congress. We should […]

Bank employees shouldered worst impact of demonetisation: Unions

Bank employees shouldered worst impact of demonetisation: Unions

People wait for a bank to open to withdraw and deposit their money, after the scrapping of high denomination 500 and 1,000 Indian rupees currency notes, in Ahmedabad, India, December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File photo   Kolkata/Chennai, November 2 (IANS) As bank customers suffered by waiting in long queues to withdraw their money from November […]

Bitcoin skyrockets above $7,000 for first time ever

Bitcoin skyrockets above $7,000 for first time ever

A copy of bitcoin standing on PC motherboard is seen in this illustration picture, October 26, 2017. Picture taken October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic   LONDON, November 2 (Reuters) – Digital currency bitcoin rocketed above $7,000 for the first time ever on Thursday, after a more than sevenfold increase in its value since the start […]