UN hails India, China’s climate change fight when ‘others are failing’

UNITED NATIONS, January 13 (PTI): The United Nations has hailed India and China for their leadership role and strong commitment in fighting climate change at a time when “others are failing”.   Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the UN has a “very solid commitment” for climate action, pointing out that African nations were the biggest victims […]

Anoushka Shankar, Joe Wright split up

Anoushka Shankar, Joe Wright split up

London, January 13 (IANS) Popular sitarist Anoushka Shankar of Indian origin and her husband Joe Wright, a British film director, have parted ways.   “I can confirm that Joe Wright and Anoushka Shankar recently ended their marriage. All parties are committed to the welfare and happiness of their two beautiful children and ask that their […]

Keep off state’s education system, J&K Minister tells army

Jammu, January 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Syed Altaf Bukhari said on Saturday that the army should concentrate on its own job and not meddle with the state’s education system.   The minister’s remark came a day after Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat said the students in the schools of Jammu and […]

South Korea and North Korea to hold working-level talks on January 15

South Korea and North Korea to hold working-level talks on January 15

South Korean soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint on the Grand Unification Bridge that leads to the truce village of Panmunjom, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreans, in Paju, South Korea, January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji   SEOUL, January 13 (Reuters) – North Korea and South Korea have agreed to hold […]

No constitutional crisis, only procedural problems: Justice Kurian

New Delhi, January 13 (IANS) Justice Kurian Joseph, one of the four Supreme Court judges who revolted against Chief Justice Dipak Misra, on Saturday said there was no constitutional crisis in the apex court and there are only problems in procedure they had objected to.   “There will be no constitutional crisis and there are […]

U.S. ultimatum on nuclear deal, new sanctions draw Iran threat

U.S. ultimatum on nuclear deal, new sanctions draw Iran threat

A display featuring missiles and a portrait of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seen at Baharestan Square in Tehran, Iran September 27, 2017. Nazanin Tabatabaee Yazdi/TIMA via REUTERS/Files   MOSCOW, January 13 (Reuters) – Iran said on Saturday it would retaliate against new sanctions imposed by the United States after President Donald Trump […]

Honoured that cinema brings nations together: Big B

Honoured that cinema brings nations together: Big B

Mumbai, January 13 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has been invited to meet the ambassadors of several countries, here and the megastar feels honoured that cinema can bring nations together.   “French Ambassador invites me to ‘Bonjour India’ a Ballet performance. American Consulate General invites me for tea to meet ex Ambassador. Ambassadors/ Consulate General of Japan, […]

Take note of what judges said, raise your voice: Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi, January 13 (IANS) A day after four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court went public with their differences with Chief Justice Dipak Misra, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said it is “our bounden duty to take note of what the judges have said and raise our voice for corrective action”.   Sinha, who […]

How gut bacteria, broccoli can help keep bowel cancer away

How gut bacteria, broccoli can help keep bowel cancer away

Singapore, January 13 (IANS) Researchers have developed a cocktail of bacteria and cruciferous vegetables that can potentially turn into a targeting system that seeks out and kills colorectal cancer cells.   Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide, after lung and prostate cancer.   Although the 5-year survival rates for earlier stages of […]

Eating muesli in breakfast may help combat arthritis

Eating muesli in breakfast may help combat arthritis

London, January 13 (IANS) Eating a fibre-rich breakfast consisting of muesli and enough fruit and vegetables throughout the day everyday can help maintain a rich variety of bacterial species in the gut, which may have positive influence on chronic inflammatory joint diseases, and prevent bone loss, a study has found.   The findings, led by […]