Mary Kom in semis of Asian Boxing Championships

Mary Kom in semis of Asian Boxing Championships

Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), November 4 (PTI) The celebrated M C Mary Kom was Saturday assured of her sixth medal at the Asian women’s Boxing Championships after she advanced to the semifinals of the continental showpiece event here.   Mary Kom defeated Chinese Taipei’s Meng-Chieh Pin in a split verdict in the quarterfinals to […]

Drinking coffee may cut death risk in kidney disease patients

Drinking coffee may cut death risk in kidney disease patients

London, November 4 (IANS) Want to live longer? Charge up on your cup of coffee. According to a study, caffeine consumption may prolong the lifespan of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).   The findings showed a dose-dependent inverse association between caffeine and all-cause mortality.   People who had the highest intake of coffee had […]

Art 370 a commitment to people of JK, should be honoured: CM

Srinagar, November 4 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has said that Article 370 of the Constitution, which guarantees special status to the state, is the nation s commitment to the people of J-K and should be honoured.   The chief minister said that dialogue is the only way forward to resolve the […]

Time to recommend Field Marshal Cariappa for Bharat Ratna: Army Chief

Gonikoppal (Karnataka), November 4 (IANS) Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Saturday here said it was time to recommend Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa’s name for the highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna.   “Time has come to recommend Field Marshal Cariappa for Bharat Ratna,” the Army Chief said as he unveiled statues of Field […]

Rajdhani, Shatabdi passengers to get SMS if train late by over an hour

New Delhi, November 4 (IANS) Passengers of Rajdhani and Shatabdi will now get text messages on their mobile phones if their scheduled trains get delayed by more than an hour.   Currently, the SMS messages are being sent to wait-listed passengers after the confirmation of their berths.   Railways made the much-needed facility operational on […]

Tough to remain ‘headstrong’ in filmdom: Kangana Ranaut

Tough to remain ‘headstrong’ in filmdom: Kangana Ranaut

    New Delhi, November 4 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut, known to speak her mind despite the reactions her words elicit, says it is difficult to remain “headstrong” in Bollywood as there are always people who try to make one “feel insignificant”. But she continues to fight it.   “Being an outsider in the business, […]

India to be high-middle income country by 2047: World Bank CEO

New Delhi, November 4 (IANS) Lauding India’s increasing per capita income, World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva on Saturday said she has no doubt that India will be a high-middle income country by 2047 when it completes its centenary year of independence.   “In the last three decades, India’s per capita income has quadrupled. I have […]

World Bank ranking is recognition for our work: Modi

World Bank ranking is recognition for our work: Modi

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi with the CEO, World Bank, . Kristalina Georgieva, at Ease of Doing Business event, at the Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, in New Delhi on November 04. (PIB Photo)   New Delhi, November 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India has improved 42 ranks on the World Bank’s ease […]

Trump heads to Japan with North Korea on his mind

Trump heads to Japan with North Korea on his mind

U.S. President Donald Trump sports a flower lei he was given as he and first lady Melania Trump arrive aboard Air Force One at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, U.S. November 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   HONOLULU, November 4 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump heads to Japan on the first stop of his five-nation […]

Afghanistan moves to block WhatsApp, Telegram messaging services

Afghanistan moves to block WhatsApp, Telegram messaging services

The WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Files   KABUL, November 4 (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s telecoms regulator wrote to internet service providers this week ordering them to block the messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram but it was not immediately clear whether they had complied.   Use of social […]

U.S. constantly adjusting sanctions regime in response to Myanmar situation: official

U.S. constantly adjusting sanctions regime in response to Myanmar situation: official

A Myanmar border guard police officers stand guard in Buthidaung, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Simon Lewis/Files   DHAKA, November 4 (Reuters) – The U.S. government will constantly adjust its sanctions regime to respond properly to the situation in Myanmar’s Rakhaine state where many thousands of Rohingya people have been displaced, a senior […]

China extends national anthem “disrespect” law to Hong Kong

China extends national anthem “disrespect” law to Hong Kong

China’s and Hong Kong’s flags are raised during a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover from British to Chinese rule, in Hong Kong July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj   BEIJING, November 4 (Reuters) – China’s largely rubber-stamp parliament formally extended a law banning disrespect of the national anthem on Saturday to cover […]