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  • An extra 15 minute daily walk could boost global economy - study
    A man exercises early in the morning along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, India, December 21, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo   LONDON, November 6 (Reuters) - The world economy could be boosted by as much as $100 billion a year if employers successfully encouraged their staff to meet World Health Organization guidelines on exercise, according to an analysis of the economic impact of activity.   Adding an extra 15 minutes of daily walking, or jogging a steady
  • Selfitis patients begin to trickle into UP's SGPIMS
    By Amita Verma    Lucknow, November 5 (IANS) Do you get depressed if your post on the social media does not get enough 'likes'? Do you want to post every moment of your life - happy or sad - on the social media? Are you always into gaming if not clicking selfies and leave your family members embarrassed at social events? If even two of the above questions have 'yes' as an answer, then you are suffering from 'Selfitis'. 'Selfitis' is a genuine mental condition and
  • I am a radical humanist, says Aparna Sen
    Kolkata, November 4 (PTI) Known for being vocal on socio- political issues, film-maker Aparna Sen said she has always been a believer in issue-based politics and would love to call herself a 'radical humanist'. Sen said, she would talk about the right or wrong steps committed by any party or organisation, if she felt the need. "I am basically a radical humanist, a believer in secular ideals. But I have never come to the support of any particular party or group because I a
  • Kashmir: Lobbies at play 
    BY D.C. PATHAK  IANS | November 3   Prime Minister Modi once again spent Diwali with our Army Jawans in Jammu & Kashmir -- at Rajauri -- acknowledging the role of the army in keeping the threat of cross border terrorism in check and sending out the message that Kashmir was now fully integrated with the country. The abrogation of Art 370 by Indian Parliament on August 5 last, with a simultaneous clampdown on the assembly of people through out the state of J&K, h
  • Unicef lauds Skill India, Start-up India initiatives
    New Delhi, November 3 (IANS) The Unicef has lauded the 'Skill India' and the 'Start-up India' programmes and promised to help connect these with the youth to improve job opportunities for them. The Unicef Executive Director Henrietta Holsman Fore told IANS in an interview that the 'Skill India' and 'Start-up India' programmes "are doing fantastic". Unicef on its part would ensure that these schemes get connected well with the youth and a good private and public sector connect is
  • Is India splitting the Internet
    By K. Yatish Rajawat  IANS | November 1   India is ready to assign and define responsibilities in the freedom without responsibility internet world. Indian court and lawmakers want global Internet companies to be more responsible for the content on their websites. The Information Technology Intermediaries Guidelines draft was released on December 2018 and is opposed by most global Internet players. Like the rules on data localization the biggest arguments against
  • Forget air purifier, try Peace Lily at home
    By Bharat Upadhyay    New Delhi, November 1 (IANS) If you are planning to purchase an air purifier with your hard-earned money as air around you gets toxic, think again. According to health experts, air purifiers are not the only solution to keep your indoor air clean as the same job can be done by placing indoor plants like Peace lily or Boston Fern, along with keeping the environment dust-free. The air in Delhi and nearby areas was classified as "severe" on Friday,
  • In game-changer, Modi govt aims at direct connectivity with 11.5 cr farmers
    By Deepak Sharma    New Delhi, October 31 (IANS) By the middle of next year, the Modi government would have a direct connectivity with over 11.5 crore farmers and their families across India, making it a communication exercise hitherto unprecedented in scale. If all goes well, the massive data bank on the farmers would be ready for release by June 2020. A top level committee, headed by Union Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agarwal, is working in tandem with the I
  • Iron Man Vs Iron Lady: How Oct 31 turned into a legacy war
    New Delhi, October 31 (IANS) Who has a more muscular legacy to flaunt -- BJP or the Congress? That question dominated October 31 which is the birth anniversary of 'Iron Man' Sardar Patel and death anniversary of 'Iron Lady' Indira Gandhi. Though both the leaders belonged to the grand old party, BJP under Narendra Modi appropriated the legacy of Patel, using his Gujarat connection which was served to it on a platter by Congress's indifference. Now as Modi dedicated abrogation of A
  • Modi govt may follow S Korean development model
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) holds a summit meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on Feb. 22, 2019.(Yonhap/IANS)   By Navneet Mishra    New Delhi, Octòber 30 (IANS) South Korea, which occupies an important position in Asia due to its technological edge and global competitiveness, may influence the Indian model of governance according to a report being prepared by a BJP team. "Deeply
  • CJI to decide these crucial cases before retirement
    New Delhi, October 30 (ANI): With just a few days remaining in the retirement of Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, there are many important judgments to be delivered including political sensitive cases like Ayodhya land dispute and Rafale cases.   Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, set to retire on November 17, will deliver important judgments in less than two weeks after reopening of the top court on November 4 after Diwali break.   One of the most important cases w
  • World unprepared for impact of climate change on mountain water supplies - experts
    Mountain guide Christian Pletscher walks on the Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland, August 29, 2015. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse   Mountain-sourced water supplies are becoming more unpredictable as warmer temperatures melt glaciers and change precipitation patterns and river levels   GENEVA, October 29 (Reuters) - The world faces increased flooding, droughts and possible conflicts due to the effects of climate change on fresh water supplies drawn from mountains but is "woef
  • Dalai Lama living testament of religious freedom: US envoy
    Dharamsala, October 29 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, is living testament of the power of religious freedom to overcome hate, division, and intolerance, said US Ambassador at large for International Religious Freedom, Samuel D. Brownback.   He called on the Dalai Lama at his official palace here on Monday and favoured that successor to the spiritual leader belongs to the Tibetan Buddhist system.   In a series of tweets after meeting the elde
  • Quantum boost for Indian languages at Tagore International Literature & Arts Festival
    By Vishnu Makhijani    New Delhi, October 29 (IANS) It's named after the Nobel laureate but the Tagore International Literature & Arts Festival in Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal next month will not only be a celebration of the poet but also of Hindi and other Indian languages - and could some day bring global languages within its fold, its organisers say. "Rabindranath Tagore has a presence across art forms like literature, Rabindra Sangeet and theatre but his wor
  • 'Syndicate blocking young Congress leaders from rising'
    By Saiyed Moziz Imam    New Delhi, October 28 (IANS) After the Congress' debacle in the last Lok Sabha elections, then party President Rahul Gandhi had slammed some senior leaders, saying they had not paid enough attention to the party but focused more on their children's poll prospects. His statement came at a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the highest decision-making body of the party, when it met to analyse the poll performance. Even his siste
  • Diplomatic ties with India yet to blossom: ex-Israeli spy
    By Sharon Thambala    Bengaluru, October 28 (IANS) Diplomatic relations between India and Israel are yet to realise their full potential for geo-political reasons though Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu bridged the gap between the two countries, admitted former Israeli national security advisor (NSA) Uzi Arad. "In the past, India was sensitive to its Muslim minority to get close to us for fear of annoying them. But that has
  • India's family planning profile is unique: US Professor
    By Archana Sharma  Jaipur, October 26 (IANS) India's family planning profile is unique among many nations for different reasons, feels Professor Amy O. Tsui from the US based Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Institute. However, the country still battles with certain challenges such as desire for sons over daughters which brings an imbalanced sex ratio leading to demographic implications for a "marriage squeeze" where males are unable to find females to
  • What green crackers, ask Sivasaki's firecracker industry employees
    By Tejas Dayanand Sagar    Sivakasi (Tamil Nadu), October 26 (101Reporters/IANS) After a blanket ban on firecrackers by the Supreme Court in October 2018, workers and firecracker manufacturers were fearing for their livelihood and business. However, the industry was saved after the announcement of 'green crackers', but it is yet to reach Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi, the manufacturer of 90 per cent of firecrackers in India. Green crackers are considered eco-friendly as
  • Don''t burst these firecrackers, just eat them this Diwali
    Lucknow, October 25 (IANS) This Diwali have firecrackers, rockets and "Sutli bombs" that you can eat and not ignite, cash notes that you can give but not preserve and play cards that you can snack on but not play.   Bakers, sweet shops and even private entrepreneurs have come up with a new range of designer snacks and sweets that are healthy and low on calories apart from being attractive.   "We have tried to innovate with our designs this year. The ''sutli bomb''
  • Stink is still the flavour of Yamuna in Taj city
    By Brij Khandelwal    Agra, October 25 (IANS) Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pre-poll promises to voters in Agra and the holy cities of Mathura, Vrindavan of restoring the original glory of the Yamuna river, not a single baby step has been taken in this direction till date since 2014, say activists. The Yamuna continues to stink, with its water being polluted by toxic effluents and waste from Delhi and upstream cities. "Forget human beings, even historical