‘Better urban planning needed to combat pollution’

New Delhi, November 10 (IANS) Reducing transport activities, improving technologies and relocating traffic sources from crowded areas are some of the measures for better urban planning that can help Delhi combat rising air pollution, a leading health and medical research institute said on Friday.   As residents in Delhi and its suburbs continue to suffer […]

It’s India calling for Elizabeth Hurley again

It’s India calling for Elizabeth Hurley again

Mumbai, November 10 (IANS) After Hollywood star Halle Berry surprised many by posting ‘desi’ moments from her Mumbai tour on social media, British model and actress Elizabeth Hurley is also coming to the country’s financial and film capital here.   According to a well-placed source, Hurley, who was once married to Arun Nayar, a businessman […]

Air pollution may weaken your bones

Air pollution may weaken your bones

New York, November 10 (IANS) Besides respiratory infections, regular exposure to air pollution, especially the sooty black material emitted from gas and diesel engines, may also increase the risk of bone fractures, finds a study.   The study is significant as Delhi and National Capital Region continue to witness bad air quality for several days […]

GST rate on mass consumption items cut to 18pc

Guwahati, November 10 (PTI) The GST Council today decided to reduce tax rate on a wide range of mass use items – from chewing gums to detergents — to 18 per cent from current 28 per cent, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said.   The all-powerful council pruned the list of items attracting […]

Women more at risk from alcohol abuse: Study

Women more at risk from alcohol abuse: Study

A woman pours alcohol from the bottle into her mouth at the Far Hills Race Day at Moorland Farms in Far Hills, New Jersey, October 17, 2015. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith   New York, November 10 (IANS) Women with chronic alcohol abuse may be more at risk of developing deficits in stem cells in brain important for […]

Agatha Sangma to contest 2018 assembly elections

Shillong, November 10 (IANS) Former MP Agatha K. Sangma will contest the 2018 Meghalaya assembly elections on a National People’s Party (NPP) ticket, an official said on Friday.   On Thursday night, the NPP released its first list of 24 candidates for the 60 assembly seats in the state.   Agatha, who has been elected […]

China says border talks with India working ‘very well’

Beijing, November 10 (IANS) Ahead of the next round of border talks with India, China on Friday said both sides have “made great efforts” in resolving their dragging boundary dispute and the “mechanism” of special representative talks was working “very well.”   The 20th round of Sino-India boundary talks is to be held in New […]

Trump, Clinton camps both offered slice of dossier firm’s work – sources

Trump, Clinton camps both offered slice of dossier firm’s work – sources

U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton attend campaign events in Hershey, Pennsylvania, November 4, 2016 (L) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 22, 2016 in a combination of file photos. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Carlos Barria/Files   WASHINGTON, November 10 (Reuters) – The same political research firm that prepared a dossier on Trump campaign ties to Russia had […]