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  • Dia Mirza feels helicopter tourism in Kaziranga will disrupt peace
    Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Bollywood actress Dia Mirza feels starting helicopter tourism in Kaziranga National Park, Assam, will disrupt peace in the place. Dia reacted to a news piece on Twitter on Monday that states Assam Government plans to promote helicopter tourism to Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve. Dia's tweet came after a Twitter user shared the news piece and wrote: "Helicopter tourism in #Kaziranga isn't a good idea at all." The actress replied: &
  • Shilpa Shetty Kundra: Combat weakness with Mandukasana
    Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Monday shared yoga therapy to combat weakness, in her new Instagram post. Sharing a video that captures the actress practicing Mandukasana, she wrote: "To support all kinds of healing processes, the main source of energy comes from the core of our being. So, the Mandukasana is a very important asana as it focuses on your navel centre, which also happens to be your life-force centre called the second brain. It has the ability
  • Father of Jyoti Paswan, Bihar's 'Bicycle Girl', passes away
    Patna, May 31 (IANS) The father of Jyoti Paswan, who shot into limelight as Bihar's 'Bicycle Girl', died on Monday. Jyoti grabbed headlines when she rode a bicycle, carrying her ill father Mohan Paswan, all the way from Gurugram to her native village Sirhauli during the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. Mohan had not been keeping well for the last few days. However, it is not yet confirmed whether he died owing to Covid-19. During last year's lockdown, wh
  • 'Simple application of Ayurveda can transform one's daily life'
    New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Our bodies are intelligent systems designed to keep most diseases at bay, but we must pay more attention to the signals they give us. Listening to our bodies allows for true restoration through Ayurveda, which has so much to offer and its simple application can transform one's daily life, says Dr G.G. Gangadharan, who, for over three decades, has championed this sound, scientific framework of healthcare that has saved countless lives over 5,000 years. &q
  • 58.9% healthy people died due to Covid, 36% from -45 age group
    New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) After more than 3 lakh deaths during the pandemic, an IANS-CVoter survey showed 58 per cent people who lost their lives were completely healthy before getting infected. The respondents also said 10.9 per cent of the deceased did not have any serious ailments but were not completely healthy; 17.5 of the victims had serious ailment like heart disease, diabetes, TB, Cancer, while 13.3 per cent did not know about it. A 21.2 per cent of the deaths were in the
  • Guwahati's cycling community turns relief riders amid Covid
    Guwahati, May 30 (IANS) The Guwahati cycling community, which had started its mission a couple of years ago to protect the environment and save fuel, besides popularising cycling as a mode of recreation, is now helping Covid patients, ailing people and senior citizens. The 'Cycling Community' of Guwahati launched the 'Relief Riders' mission two weeks ago to serve Covid patients, ailing people, senior citizens and those in distress with essential items, including food
  • Wife of Pulwama attack hero joins Indian Army
    New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Nikita Kaul, wife of Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, who sacrificed his life in the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir in 2019, has donned the olive green to continue the legacy of her husband. On Saturday, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Y.K. Joshi pipped the stars on her shoulders. She had passed out of the Officers Training Academy on May 26, this year. On Saturday she was formally commissioned into the Indian Army. She will be joining the force as Lieu
  • Delhi class X student raises Rs 6.5L to buy O2 concentrators
    New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) It's amazing how I could raise around Rs 6,65,000 in less than two weeks for the right cause. More than 150 kind supporters including my friends, family, friends' families, parents' friends, and numerous anonymous donors came together to help the people in need and raise more than Rs 6 lakh to help me purchase oxygen concentrators for the people of Kuchaman City, Rajasthan suffering from covid-19. I first wanted to target raising Rs 2,00,000 thin
  • Suniel Shetty: Being in this industry, balancing family life with work is difficult
    Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Actor Suniel Shetty says that it is tough to take out time for your family when you are part of showbiz. However, he adds that it isn't impossible. The actor, who was present at a recent shoot for the dance-reality show "Super Dancer: Chapter 4", was treated to a performance depicting his relationship with his wife Mana Shetty, by contestants Amit Kumar and super guru Amardeep. Appreciating the performance and looking back at his relationship w
  • Like flu, Covid to stay with us for generations: Expert
    New Delhi, May 27 (PTI): Like the flu, COVID-19 is here to stay for generations, according to the Director of the Indian Institute of Public Health-Hyderabad, Prof. G V S Murthy. Available data from different states suggests that June-end may see a significant downward spiral in COVID-19 cases in south and west India, he said. "In north and east India, it may be mid-July for a significant decrease in the cases", Prof. Murthy told P T I on Thursday. Allowing political
  • Proud to be an independent woman: actor Huma Qureshi
    Mumbai, May 26 (PTI) Actor Huma Qureshi says she is proud of the woman she has become after overcoming many personal challenges in her pursuit to become an actor. The Delhi-born actor is the daughter of Saleem Qureshi, the owner of the national capital's one of the most successful restaurants Saleem's, and homemaker mother Ameena Qureshi. Qureshi, who initially performed in a few theatre productions in Delhi before heading to Mumbai, said she had to overcome many things w
  • Sunny Leone acts out her favourite emojis
    Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Sunny Leone has revealed her most favourite emojis, in an Instagram post on Wednesday. In a video clip she has uploaded, Sunny brings alive her favourite emojis by acting them out before the camera. "What's your fav emoji? Remix with me and tell me!!" she wrote as caption. Sunny is currently in Kerala shooting the upcoming psychological thriller film "Shero". The film is directed by Sreejith Vijayan and is scheduled to be released
  • Sanjay Dutt remembers father Sunil Dutt on death anniversary
    Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt on Tuesday shared an Instagram post in memory of his father, the late actor-politician Sunil Dutt, on the occasion of the latters death anniversary, calling him a friend and a mentor. Sanjay posted a throwback black and white picture where he poses alongside his father. " "A parent, an idol, a friend, a mentor - you were everything to me. Love you Dad, miss"you," Sanjay wrote as caption. Sunil Dutt passed away in 2005
  • Playing a mother comes naturally to me: Actor Smita Bansal
    New Delhi, May 25 (IANSlife) Popular television and theatre actor Smita Bansal, who plays a doting mother in a new teleplay, says that she tapped into her maternal energy to be able to better understand her character. At a time when keeping families intact is at the core of life, the play highlights the role of caregivers and selflessness. Renowned playwright Jaywant Dalvi's teleplay, 'Chanda Hai Tu', presented by Zee Theatre, is a poignant tribute to motherhood and pare
  • Here's a DIY antiseptic mask of fresh Neem leaves
    Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), May 25 (IANS) Call it an innovation or a life hack but a young man from Lakhimpur Kheri has found a perfect 'antiseptic' mask that comes with a do-it-yourself technique. Mahendra Singh wears a mask that looks like a small basket, filled with neem leaves. He claims that the idea was given to him by a doctor in a government hospital. "I fill up my mask with neem leaves in the morning and wear it all day. It not only gives me fresh ai
  • Peepal tree boosts O2 level in Agra village
    Agra, May 24 (IANS) A new initiative has been launched in Naubri village in Agra (Uttar Pradesh) to prevent deaths due to lack of oxygen during the Covid-19 crisis. It highlights the importance of oxygen produced while sitting under a peepal tree here. The people living in the village are not only realising the significance of the tree to protect themselves from Covid-19 infection but are also joining yoga and meditation classes in the morning. The villagers believe that people suff
  • Madurai airport to furnish report on mid-air joy ride by marriage party
    Chennai, May 24 (IANS) The director of Madurai airport, S. Senthil Valavan, said on Monday that the airport is conducting a detailed inquiry into a post-wedding joy ride by a marriage party onboard a SpiceJet aircraft that off from the Madurai International Airport on Sunday. "We are conducting a detailed inquiry into the incident and a report on the same will be submitted in a day or two," Valavan said. The post-wedding joy ride has also put SpiceJet in a spot with vid
  • Is there a link between nutrition and skin ageing?
    New Delhi, May 24 (IANSlife) There is a whole gamut of skincare products available right now online and in stores that might give our skin the glow, shine, anti-ageing, smoothness that we all crave. But, what happens when we stop using these products? Many of us have an endless list of skin concerns like pigmentation, others about dryness or oiliness, or pimples, or allergies. However, as you grow older, one of the best ways to take care of your skin is to focus on what you eat, rather
  • Fiction flourishes in contradiction: Pak author Mira Sethi
    New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) In a country where assertive self-expression can be frowned upon, how to be yourself? Maybe through sneaky networks of solidarity, by improvising identities as one navigates life... While many of the characters in author Mira Sethi's debut story collection 'Are you Enjoying?' (Bloomsbury India) are professional performers, even those who are not, can be skilled chameleons. "To live in a society with strong views about what constitutes 
  • Sonu Sood announces oxygen plants in Andhra Pradesh
    Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood took to social media on Saturday to announce that he would be setting up a couple of oxygen plants in Andhra Pradesh in June. "Very happy to announce that the first set of my oxygen plants will be set up at Kurnool Government Hospital and one at District Hospital, Atmakur, Nellore, AP in the month of June! This would be followed by setting more plants in the other needy states! Time to support rural India," Sonu Sood tweeted. The ac