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No-trust debate: TDP says it is war between morality, majority

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on No-trust debate: TDP says it is war between morality, majority

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS): Former NDA ally and a prime mover of the no-confidence motion against the BJP-led ruling alliance, the Telugu Desam Party, on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “deceiving” the people of Andhra Pradesh by not giving it the promised special category status, saying it was fighting a war between […]

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WhatsApp to restrict India service as govt. talks tough

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on WhatsApp to restrict India service as govt. talks tough

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS): Hauled up second time by the government on its failure to check the spread of fake and provocative content on its platform amid growing lynching episodes, the Facebook-owned platform on Friday said it is launching a test to limit message forwarding to five chats that will apply to its users […]

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Eat More Veggies, Fruits to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Eat More Veggies, Fruits to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Consuming high amount of fruits and vegetables may put women at a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumours, a new study suggests. The findings suggested that women, among the study participants, who ate more than 5.5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day had an 11 per cent lower risk of breast […]

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‘Screening HIV, Syphilis Can Cut New HIV Cases in India By 7%’

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on ‘Screening HIV, Syphilis Can Cut New HIV Cases in India By 7%’

Combining testing and treatment of HIV with syphilis among sex workers and gay men could reduce the number of new HIV cases in India by seven per cent, and potentially avert over 50,000 new infections, in a decade, says a Lancet report. The research suggested that using HIV screening, antiretroviral therapy (ART) to treat the […]

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Manipur youth beaten to death by cousin over monetary dispute

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Manipur youth beaten to death by cousin over monetary dispute

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS): A 25-year old youth from Manipur was beaten to death here early on Thursday by his cousin over a monetary dispute, police said. The deceased was identified as Suihaimi Khangah A.S by his brother who also stayed with him in a rented flat at Sunlight Colony area of south Delhi, […]

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HRD Ministry may relax norms for teachers’ recruitment in Tripura

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Region  /  Comments Off on HRD Ministry may relax norms for teachers’ recruitment in Tripura

Agartala, July 20 (IANS): The Central government has assured Tripura that the state is likely to be granted one-time relaxation in qualifying marks and professional qualification for recruiting teachers to overcome the huge shortage of teachers, an official said here on Friday. “Union HRD (Human Resource Development) Minister Prakash Javadekar during a meeting with Tripura […]

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Novel Eye Drop May Treat Age-Related Vision Loss

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Novel Eye Drop May Treat Age-Related Vision Loss

Scientists have been developing an eye drop that can be self-administered, thus revolutionizing treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) — the leading cause of blindness in the developed world. Currently treated by injections of sight-saving drugs into the eye which must be administered by medical professionals, it is estimated that, by 2020 there will be […]

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Goalkeeper Alisson joins Liverpool for record transfer fee

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Goalkeeper Alisson joins Liverpool for record transfer fee

London, July 20 (IANS): Liverpool FC has confirmed that it has completed the signing of Brazilian net minder Alisson Becker from AS Roma for a 67-million-pound ($87.2-million) transfer fee, a world record for a goalkeeper. The 25-year-old goalie signed a long-term contract with the Reds after undergoing a medical, the club said on its website […]

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Flood warnings issued as storm intensifies in Philippines

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Flood warnings issued as storm intensifies in Philippines

Manila, July 20 (IANS): Philippines was on alert on Friday as tropical storm Ampil intensified, leading to fears of heavy rainfall, extensive flooding and landslides, according to the country’s meteorological agency. Several provinces including Zambales, Metro Manila, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite and Bataan were flooded on Friday as a result of heavy downpour on Thursday night, […]

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Trump attacks EU for fining Google ahead of Juncker visit

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Trump attacks EU for fining Google ahead of Juncker visit

Washington, July 20 (IANS): US President Donald Trump on Thursday attacked the European Union (EU), saying Europe’s latest fining of US tech-giant Google showed that the bloc “truly” has “taken advantage of the US”. “The European Union just slapped a Five Billion Dollar fine on one of our great companies, Google,” Trump tweeted. “They truly […]

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