Prescription video games help children with ADHD in trial

Prescription video games help children with ADHD in trial

Children play video games during the world’s largest computer games fair Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/Files   LONDON, December 4 (Reuters) – Playing tailor-made video games can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to results from a pivotal clinical trial announced on Monday.   The U.S. company developing […]

Politics has taken strong hold on everything today: Raveena

Politics has taken strong hold on everything today: Raveena

New Delhi, December 2 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon, who has slammed the protests and violence against the release of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansalis “Padmavati”, on Saturday said that politics has taken a “very strong hold” on everything today.   Speaking at the Agenda Aaj Tak conclave here, Raveena also slammed the Central Board of Film […]

WhatsApp to let group admins stop other members from posting

WhatsApp to let group admins stop other members from posting

San Francisco, December 2 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp is likely to give group administrators more powers where they will be able to restrict all other members from sending text messages, photographs, videos, GIFs, documents or voice messages in case the admin thinks so.   According to WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, […]

Japan’s Emperor Akihito to abdicate on April 30, 2019

Japan’s Emperor Akihito to abdicate on April 30, 2019

FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Emperor Akihito (R) and Empress Michiko leave after praying at the altar of late Prince Tomohito, a cousin of the Emperor, in Tokyo June 19, 2012. REUTERS/Itsuo Inouye/Pool/File Photo   TOKYO, December 1 (Reuters) – Emperor Akihito, who has spent much of his nearly three decades on Japan’s throne seeking to soothe […]

I’ve really not given Bollywood a thought: Manushi Chhillar

I’ve really not given Bollywood a thought: Manushi Chhillar

 Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley honours Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar as Indian captain Virat Kohli looks on during 11th edition of CNN-News18 Indian of the Year Awards in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI Photo    New Delhi, December 1 (IANS) Her dance performance on “Nagada sang dhol” song during Miss […]

Global press freedom plunges to lowest level in a decade: Study

Global press freedom plunges to lowest level in a decade: Study

London, November 30 (IANS) Global media freedom has fallen to the lowest level in at least a decade, according to a study that shows journalists are threatened by government censorship, organised crime and commercial pressures caused by the growth of the Internet.   Turkey has experienced the biggest decline in freedom of speech over the […]

‘Padmavati’ row ‘dangerous’ in the foreign film world’s eyes

‘Padmavati’ row ‘dangerous’ in the foreign film world’s eyes

Panaji, November 29 (IANS) They don’t know fact from fiction about fabled Rajput queen Padmavati, but the uproar over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati” has made visiting international movie talent here sit up and take note of how “autocratic” and “dangerous” voices and actions are infringing on freedom of expression in India’s film industry.   Iranian […]

Europe’s HIV epidemic growing at alarming rate, WHO warns

Europe’s HIV epidemic growing at alarming rate, WHO warns

HIV self tests are displayed in a pharmacy in Bordeaux, France, September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/Files   LONDON, November 28(Reuters) – The number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in Europe reached its highest level in 2016 since records began, showing the region’s epidemic growing “at an alarming pace”, health officials said on Tuesday.   […]

Bidis need to be targeted to reduce tobacco consumption

Bidis need to be targeted to reduce tobacco consumption

By Amit Kapoor IANS | November 28 Over the last weekend, tobacco advertisements were again seen across US media channels after decades of being banned. However, this time around, it was not by choice but by a court-imposed order to advertise the deadly effects of smoking.   The move provides a grim reminder to potential […]

China to have over 60,000 film screens by 2020

China to have over 60,000 film screens by 2020

People wearing 3D glasses watch the film “Titanic 3D” at a movie theatre in Taiyuan, Shanxi province April 10, 2012. Titanic 3D began showing in Chinese cinemas on Tuesday. REUTERS/Stringer   Beijing, November 27 (IANS) China is expected to have over 60,000 cinema screens by 2020 which will make it the world’s largest film market, […]