Mega study confirms pregnant women can reduce risk of stillbirth by sleeping on their side

Lesley McCowan, University of Auckland and Robin Cronin, University of Auckland A New Zealand-led international study published today provides the strongest evidence yet that women can more than halve their risk of stillbirth by going to sleep on either side during the last three months of pregnancy. This mega study (known as individual participant data […]

India: what’s at stake in the 2019 elections

India: what’s at stake in the 2019 elections

A kite-maker prepares kites with election symbols of political parties at his shop ahead of the general election, in Kolkata. (REUTERS File Photo) Indrajit Roy, University of York Indians are about to start voting in the world’s largest democratic exercise. The country’s 900m registered voters will vote in national elections between April 11 and May […]

Did Facebook downplay BJP-linked fake accounts?

Did Facebook downplay BJP-linked fake accounts?

Facebook logo is reflected in glasses in this picture illustration taken April 1, 2019. (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/Illustration) Did Facebook went the extra mile to find the link associated with Congress, while it does not find it necessary to investigate further to find the BJP link in the case of Silver Touch, which ran the BJP-leaning Facebook […]

5.2 moderate earthquake hits Nagaland, Northeast: IMD

5.2 moderate earthquake hits Nagaland, Northeast: IMD

A screenshot of the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) on preliminary update on the earthquake that hit the Myanmar-India Border Region on April 4. (Morung Photo via USGS) Morung Express News  Dimapur | April 4   A moderate 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck the Myanmar-India Border Region today around 1.15 PM (07:45:29 UTC), a preliminary report by […]

Facebook’s WhatsApp allows users to control who can add them to group chats

Facebook’s WhatsApp allows users to control who can add them to group chats

Reuters Facebook Inc’s on Wednesday changed the privacy settings on its WhatsApp messaging platform, allowing users to decide who can add them to chat groups. The company said here the setting will be rolled out today for some users and be available worldwide in the coming weeks. This announcement comes amidst growing discontent over the world’s largest […]

No official Facebook pages taken down, says Congress

No official Facebook pages taken down, says Congress

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS): As Facebook announced on Monday that it has removed 687 spam Facebook pages and accounts connected to individuals associated with the Congress’s IT cell, the party said that none of its official pages have been affected and it was awaiting a list of pages/accounts removed from the social media company. “This […]

Congress’s many promises to take on Modi in election

Congress’s many promises to take on Modi in election

Rahul Gandhi, President of India’s main opposition Congress party, addresses his party’s supporters during a public meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, March 12, 2019. (REUTERS/Amit Dave File Photo) NEW DELHI, April 1 (Reuters): From a monthly dole for the poor to jobs quota for women, India’s main opposition Congress party is making one promise after […]

J&J baby shampoo samples fail Indian quality test; company rejects findings

J&J baby shampoo samples fail Indian quality test; company rejects findings

Bottles of Johnson’s baby powder and Johnson’s baby shampoo are displayed in a store in New York City, U.S., January 22, 2019. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Files) NEW DELHI, April 1 (Reuters): Johnson & Johnson’s baby shampoo samples failed quality tests conducted by the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, according to a public notice from the state’s drugs […]

45 million Indians suffer from heart ailments

45 million Indians suffer from heart ailments

Representative Image. (pixabay,com) Chandigarh, April 1 (IANS): Of the estimated 1.30 billion population of India, around 45 million suffer from heart ailments, which gives the country an odd distinction of having the highest number of cardiovascular disease cases in the world, according to a renowned cardiologist. Warning that India may turn into the world capital of […]

Warning message on liquor bottles from April 1

Warning message on liquor bottles from April 1

Image by kbatx from Pixabay New Delhi, April 1 (IANS):All liquor bottles will need to carry cautionary messages such as “Drinking is injurious to health” and “Don’t Drink and Drive” on their labels from April 1, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said on Monday. The food regulator has issued directives making […]

Alcohol ban in Mizoram to save future generations’

Alcohol ban in Mizoram to save future generations’

Representative image. (Photo by kbatx from Pixabay) Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition) Bill, 2019 which reimposes ban on sale and consumption of alcohol in the state after four years comes into force from April 1 Aizawl, March 31 (IANS): Come Monday and alcohol will not be available in Mizoram. State Excise and Narcotics Minister K. Beichhua said […]

Lalthlamuani is first woman to fight Mizoram LS poll

Lalthlamuani is first woman to fight Mizoram LS poll

Lalthlamuani, the first-ever woman candidate in the Lok Sabha elections in Mizoram. (Photo Courtesy: ECI@ eci.gov.in) A Jew, she has five grandchildren and runs a non-government organisation Aizawl, March  31 (IANS): For the first time in the Lok Sabha elections in Mizoram, a woman, Lalthlamuani, 63, is trying her luck. The fate of all six […]

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