Cold wave conditions persist in Uttar Pradesh

Cold wave conditions persist in Uttar Pradesh

An Indian woman sits next to a fire with her son on a cold winter morning on the outskirts of New Delhi on January 3, 2018. (Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP Photo)   LUCKNOW, January 10 (PTI): Dense fog and cold wave conditions continued to hit normal life in parts of Uttar Pradesh on Monday, prompting […]

Army kills 138 Pak soldiers in 2017 in tactical ops

New Delhi, January 10 (PTI) The Indian Army killed 138 Pakistan Army personnel in 2017 in tactical operations and retaliatory cross-border firings along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, government intelligence sources said today.   The Indian Army lost 28 soldiers during the same period along the LoC, the sources said.   […]

The world needs to be told about Sikkim: A.R. Rahman

The world needs to be told about Sikkim: A.R. Rahman

New Delhi, January 10 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman, who has been named as the first brand ambassador of Sikkim, hopes India becomes more inclusive towards the “fascinating” Northeast, which he feels is a treasure waiting to be explored.   “I always find the Northeast region fascinating. It is a part of India that we […]

Hrithik turns 44, Sussanne calls him her ‘sunshine’

Hrithik turns 44, Sussanne calls him her ‘sunshine’

Mumbai, January 10 (IANS) As Hrithik Roshan turned 44 on Wednesday, his former wife Sussanne Khan said he is the sunshine in her life, while a host of stars like Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh sent in good wishes for the “special soul”.   Sussanne took to Instagram to share a photograph, and […]

Amitabh Bachchan supports Global Appeal 2018 against leprosy

Amitabh Bachchan supports Global Appeal 2018 against leprosy

Mumbai, January 10 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has thrown his weight behind the 2018 Global Appeal against leprosy.   Japanese philanthropist Yohei Sasakawa of The Nippon Foundation, also the WHO goodwill ambassador for leprosy elimination since 2001, reached out to the actor to honour him at an upcoming event for a global appeal to eliminate […]

Weekly pill to fight HIV may be on the anvil

Weekly pill to fight HIV may be on the anvil

New York, January 10 (IANS) Researchers have developed a capsule that can deliver a week’s worth of HIV drugs in a single dose, an advance that could make it much easier for patients to adhere to their dosing schedule.   Patients can take it just once a week and the drug will release gradually throughout […]

Over 18 lakh voters in revised electoral rolls in Meghalaya

Shillong, January 10 (IANS) The final electoral rolls in Meghalaya were published on Wednesday with names of 18,30,104 voters ahead of the Assembly elections, Chief Electoral Officer Frederick Roy Kharkongor said.   A total 3,27,595 new voters, including 88,412 first-timers between the age of 18 and 19, were registered in these rolls that showed an […]