New phase, New crisis

Witoubou Newmai Our society needs to be fully conscious that we are treading into two sequestered realms — the ‘individual interest’ and the ‘public discourse’ with the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde syndrome. We also need to recognize and be fully aware that ‘individual interest’ and the ‘public discourse’ are rather fast drifting apart from […]

Eating more fiber tied to lower mortality with colon cancer

Lisa Rapaport Reuters Health People who eat a high-fiber diet or increase their fiber intake after a colon cancer diagnosis may be less likely to die of these tumors than individuals who don’t consume much fiber, a recent study suggests.   “Eating more fiber after colorectal cancer diagnosis is associated with a lower risk of […]

Women power: How a forest was saved from timber mafia

Mudita Girotra IANS Armed with just water bottles and sticks, a group of poor tribal women in Muturkham village of Purbi Singhbhum district of Jharkhand trekked miles to the sal forest that surrounded their habitat. Their mission: To save the forest from being plundered and denuded by the “forest mafia”.   Accompanied by just a […]

Facebook rolls out ‘Disaster Maps’ in India

Facebook rolls out ‘Disaster Maps’ in India

New Delhi, November 9 (IANS) In a bid to help communities recover and rebuild faster in the aftermath of natural disasters in India, Facebook on Thursday introduced new measures, including its ‘Disaster Maps’ feature in the country.   As part of the effort, Facebook will make data from ‘Disaster Maps’ available to the National Disaster […]

Holy Smoke! Vatican to stop selling cigarettes in its shops

Holy Smoke! Vatican to stop selling cigarettes in its shops

Pope Francis waves as he leads the Wednesday General Audience in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican, May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi   ATICAN CITY, November 9 (AP) — Pope Francis is saying “Just Say No” to cigarettes.   The Vatican announced Thursday that it would no longer sell cigarettes to employees in its duty […]

Priti Patel’s exit won’t affect Indian influence in Britain

Priti Patel’s exit won’t affect Indian influence in Britain

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Employment Minister Priti Patel, leaves after a cabinet meeting in Downing Street in central London, Britain June 27, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo   By Anasudhin Azeez IANS | November 9   It was shocking news for the Indian community in Britain. The most influential British-Indian politician was ousted from the government in […]

Over 72% turnout in Himachal assembly elections

Over 72% turnout in Himachal assembly elections

Chamba: Women voters in a queue show their voter identity card as they wait to cast their vote at a polling booth in Chamba on Thursday. PTI Photo   Shimla, November 9 (IANS) Over 72 per cent of 50.25 lakh electorate in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday exercised their franchise in the assembly elections where the […]

Solar probe report indicts Chandy, am innocent, he says

Thiruvananthapuram, November 9 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday said he does not rule out foul play in preparation of the solar judicial probe report in which he has been indicted. The 1,000 page report was tabled at a special session of the state assembly.   Chandy added that the final victory […]

Jio announces triple cashback offer for Jio Prime members

Jio announces triple cashback offer for Jio Prime members

A woman checks her mobile phone as she walks past a mobile store of Reliance Industries’ Jio telecoms unit, in Mumbai, July 11, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files   New Delhi, November 9 (IANS) Reliance Jio on Thursday introduced a variety of ‘Prime Benefits for all JIO Prime customers, including triple cashback of up to Rs 2,599 […]