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Singapore scientists seek power from darkness through shadow energy

Scientists in Singapore are hoping to perfect a new method of power generation driven largely by shadows, with the hope that it could one day help highly urbanised cities power themselves. The shadow-effect energy generator (SEG) being developed by the National University of Singapore has the potential to harness power like solar cells, but without needing open spaces with uninterrupted light. To work effectively, the SEG requires both light and dark and, like solar panels, relies on light to shine on silicon to energise electrons. ........Read more

Galwan: Here's why Indian soldiers did not use firearm when Chinese attacked them

The first meaningful agreement on border disputes and maintenance of peace until final resolution was signed between India and China in 1993. The details of the agreement, which for the first time mentioned the Line of Actual Control (LAC), can be seen here. The agreement was signed by a Congress government under PV Narasimha Rao, who had actually followed up on what former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi - the late father of Rahul Gandhi - initiated with his China visit in 1988. In the chilly winters of December, Rajiv Gandhi's visit broke the ice between India and China. The previous visit to China by an Indian prime minister had been undertaken by Jawaharlal Nehru, the great-grandfather of Rahul Gandhi, in 1954.........Read more

Amid increasing COVID-19 cases, 39 people completely cured, discharged from hospital

While the coronavirus threat continues to loom with nearly 500 positive cases, 39 people have been cured of the virus or discharged from the hospital after treatment. 37 people have been cured, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. However, in the afternoon, news agency ANI reported that two people who tested positive for the virus have been cured, taking the total number of cured cases to 39.........Read more

Mercedes Driver Lewis Hamilton Clinches Sixth F1 World Championship Title

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has moved closer to equalling Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher’s record after sealing a momentous sixth world championship title.........Read more

Odd-even scheme in Delhi from today: All you need to know

The odd-even scheme will be applicable from November 4-15. The rule just does not apply on Delhiites only but people entering the national capital from other states also have to abide by it. ........Read more

'What matters is what MS Dhoni wants' - Sourav Ganguly on retirement

Ganguly has always maintained that Dhoni would need to be clear about the road ahead and communicate that to the team management led by Virat Kohli, the captain, and Ravi Shastri, the head coach, and most importantly the selection panel.........Read more

10 dead after cyclinder blast leads to building collapse in UP's Mau

At least 10 persons died and some others were injured when a cylinder exploded at a house in Walidpur area here on Monday, a senior UP government official said. Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi said.........Read more

Pakistan PM Imran Khan warns of 'bloodbath' when Kashmir curfew lifted

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan warned on Friday there would be a bloodbath once India lifts its curfew in disputed Kashmir and that any all-out conflict between the two nuclear-armed nations would reverberate far beyond their borders. Khan made the remarks in an impassioned speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly after India last month removed the decades-old autonomy in the part of Kashmir it controls and detained thousands of people. “If this goes wrong, you hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst,” Khan said. “If a conventional war starts between the two countries ... anything could happen. But supposing a country seven times smaller than its neighbor is faced with the choice – either you surrender or you fight for your freedom till death? “What will we do? I ask myself this question ... and we will fight. ... and when a nuclear-armed country fights to the end, it will have consequences far beyond the borders.” In its clampdown in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, which has a Muslim majority, India flooded the territory - already one of the world’s most militarized zones - with troops. It imposed severe restrictions on movements and cut all telephone, mobile phone and internet connections. Thousands of people were arrested. ........Read more

GST committee rejects rate cut for cars, biscuits

The fitment committee under the Goods & Services Tax (GST) Council has rejected the demands for a tax rate cut on cars and biscuits, while recommending tax relief for the hotel industry. The GST Council is scheduled to meet on Friday in Goa. The fitment committee, which comprises revenue officials of both Centre and states, is of the view that a rate cut would lead to a revenue shortfall, denting the collections of both the Centre and the states. The auto sector has been demanding a reduction in the GST rates from 28% to 18% to revive the falling sales. The fitment committee has rejected the proposal, citing revenue considerations. Auto sales generate taxes to the tune of Rs 55,000-60,000 crore per annum. Meanwhile, the committee has also rejected a proposal of the telecom ministry to lower the GST rate to 12% from the current 18%. Similarly, the committee has also not favoured reduction of GST rate on cruise tickets which is taxed at 18%. For the hotel industry, the fitment committee has recommended a rate cut from 28% to 18% on hotel tariffs of Rs 7,500 and above. The other option is to raise the tariff slab of Rs 7,500 and above to Rs 12,000 per night. The hotel tariffs starting Rs 7,500 attract a tax rate of 28%, while lower tariffs are taxed at 18%. The committee has also decided to leave the current GST rate structure untouched for a number of items including biscuits, bakery products, ready-to-eat food items, breakfast cereals, mineral water among other things.........Read more

PK Mishra Takes Charge as PM Modi's New Principal Secretary

Pramod Kumar Mishra was appointed as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new principal secretary and has already taken over his new assignment, an official statement said on Wednesday. Earlier, PK Mishra served as the additional principal secretary to the prime minister. He was holding the rank of a Cabinet minister. Meanwhile, former cabinet secretary P K Sinha was also appointed the principal advisor to the Prime Minister’s office. ........Read more

Tabrez Killing: Murder Charges Against 11 Dropped, Police Say Death Because Of Cardiac Arrest

Jharkhand Police have dropped the murder charges against 11 accused the lynching of a 22-year-old Muslim man Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand. Police concluded that Ansari died of “cardiac arrest” and it was “not a case of pre-meditated murder.” Earlier, Police had registered the murder charge in the FIR on a complaint by Ansari’s wife. Ansari was allegedly tied to a pole and thrashed with sticks by a mob at Dhatkidih village in Jharkhand’s Seraikela Kharsawan district on the suspicion of theft. The newly-married man was purportedly seen in a video being forced to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and “Jai Hanuman”. He passed away days after the incident. “We filed a chargesheet under IPC section 304 because of two reasons. One, he did not die at the spot… the villagers did not have any intent to kill Ansari. Second, the medical report did not substantiate the murder charge. The final post-mortem report said Ansari died due to cardiac arrest and that a haemorrhage in the head was not fatal. The second medical opinion said the cause of death was a combination of cardiac arrest and the head injury,” the Indian Express quoted Karthik S, Saraikela-Kharsawan SP as saying.........Read more

World Bank Appoints SBI's Managing Director Anshula Kant as MD, CFO

The World Bank Group, on Friday, announced that Managing Director (MD) of State Bank of India Anshula Kant will be their next MD and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). “Anshula brings more than 35 years of expertise in finance, banking, and innovative use of technology through her work as CFO of the State Bank of India,” World Bank Group president David Malpass said in a statement. Kant will be responsible for financial and risk management of the World Bank Group, reporting to the President. “She’s excelled at a diverse array of leadership challenges including risk, treasury, funding, regulatory compliance and operations,” said Malpass. “I look forward to welcoming her to our management team as we work to increase our effectiveness in supporting good development outcomes,” the statement read.........Read more

Former R&AW officers plea to carve 24 constituencies in Pokiest rejected by SC

The Supreme Court has rejected a plea that sought to carve out 24 assembly constituencies in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. The plea filed by a former officer with the Research and Analysis Wing officer sought for the carving out of 24 assembly constituencies in PoK, Gilgit and Baltistan. The SC said that it could go into this matter and rejected the petition. The court also imposed a cost of Rs 20,000 on the former officer for filing such a petition. Meanwhile the Supreme Court opened up today after a six week break. There are several key cases pending before the court, which will be heard and decided over due course of time. The petitions, including the one filed by ex-Union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, and lawyer Prashant Bhushan, seek review of the court's December 14, 2018, judgment dismissing all pleas challenging procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. Sensitive matters on the anvil Also, a three-judge bench headed by the CJI would decide the fate of BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi's contempt plea against Gandhi for wrongly attributing to the top court his " chowkidar chor hai" jibe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gandhi, however, has already tendered unconditional apology for it and sought closure of the case.........Read more

Braille books get new software boost

A new software developed by Bengaluru students will completely change the way visually challenged students accessmaps and images in Braille books. ‘Soft-Braille’ — a software developed by the faculty and students of information science and engineering department of MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT) has made it easier to print images and maps on common Braille stationary using just a dot-matrix printer, a huge leap from earlierdays when such an exercise required high-quality swell paper and expensive thermal printers. And the best part is that the price for printing a page has now come down to Rs 5 per page with the help of the software from the earlier Rs 70 to Rs 100. Dr Mydhili K Nair, Professor and UG Programme coordinator at MSRIT said, “Braille textbooks have a separate appendix featuring all the images related to the text. Reading a chapter and searching for a descriptive image in the appendix is always challenging for the students. But by using the software, images related to the chapter can easily be printed on the same page and it is much cheaper than the conventional method.” Dr Mydhilialong with D Jagadeesh Sai, Lincy Meera Matthews and students of the Information Science and Engineering wing under the guidance of HoD Dr Vijayakumar BP worked extensively on the software. Funds from Saroj R Dusad Trust helped the team in designing the software.........Read more

‘I represent inclusive India’: Nusrat Jahan on fatwa over attire

After being criticised for sporting vermilion and bangles and not wearing a ‘burqa’ in Parliament, actor-turned-politician Nusrat Jahan on Saturday said that she represents an “inclusive India”. “I represent an inclusive India which is beyond the barriers of caste, creed and religion,” Jahan said in a statement that she later shared on Twitter. She also wrote that she “respects all religions”. “I still remain a Muslim and none should comment on what I choose to wear. Faith is beyond attire and is more about believing and practicing the invaluable doctrines of all religions,” Jahan said. Criticising her “un-Islamic” post-marriage appearance at her oath-taking ceremony in Parliament on June 25, a group of Muslim clerics had issued a ‘fatwa’ against the newly-married Member of Parliament. Jahan tied the knot with businessman Nikhil Jain on June 19.........Read more

Mysterious fast radio bursts discovered from deep space ‘could be aliens’

Scientists have detected the second repeating fast radio burst (FRB) ever recorded, a discovery that may help determine the origin of these mysterious signals which have been linked with advanced alien technology in the past.........Read more

Indians work fast but also leave tasks incomplete

Peruvian workers are swift, but don’t finish all their tasks. Russians good with weekly deadlines, but leave more work unfinished than Indians . UAE workers are the slowest while Czechs have the highest task completion rate . China is among the few countries where people not only work fast but also complete most of their tasks.........Read more

Time not ripe to re-think AFSPA says Army Chief Gen Rawat

The act gives the security forces special rights and immunity in carrying out various operations in disturbed areas. There has been a long-standing demand from various quarters in J-K and the Northeast to withdraw it. The Army chief said though AFSPA has certain strong provisions, the Army is concerned about collateral damages and ensuring that its operations under the law do not inconvenience the local people.........Read more

India's richest 1% corner 73% of wealth generation: Survey

The richest 1% in India cornered 73% of the wealth generated in the country last year, a new survey showed today, presenting a worrying picture of rising income inequality. Besides, 67 crore Indians comprising the population's poorest half saw their wealth+ rise by just 1%, as per the survey released by the international rights group. ........Read more

IT dept carries out 15-hour survey of docs at BCCI headquarters

Cricket News: Officials of the central Income Tax department carried out a nearly 15-hour survey of documents at the headquarters of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at Cricket Centre, inside Wankhede Stadium, recently, leaving the premises well after midnight. The survey culminated in notices being sent to BCCI Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rahul Johri and Chief Finance Officer (CFO) Santosh Rangnekar. Both Johri and Rangnekar have been asked to appear for personal hearings at the I-T department's Charni Road office at 3 pm on Monday.........Read more

Yuki Bhambri bests rookie Arjun Kadhe in season opener

As the two Indians competed in their first-round match at the Tata Open Maharashtra, the pace of serve proved to be a mere stat, as the surety of Bhambri’s groundstrokes would make the difference and help him race to a 6-3, 6-4 win in an hour and 14 minutes.........Read more

Padmavati row: CBFC invites Mewar royal family to help it certify Deepika Padukone film

The censor board has asked the erstwhile Mewar royal family to join a panel to help it certify Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama Padmavati, that has stoked Rajput anger for allegedly portraying the queen in “poor light”.........Read more

Facebook steps into YouTube with Universal Music Deal

Under the accord, Facebook users will be able to upload Universal’s songs and share music through Facebook, Instagram and Oculus virtual-reality technology. Both technology giants are battling for a bigger share of people’s time, and music rights could help Facebook give users new ways to engage with its services.........Read more

Bill giving 3-year jail term for instant triple talaq in Lok Sabha soon

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 criminalizes instant triple talaq, or talaq-e-biddat, and imposes a prison term of up to three years on husbands who violate the law. It also makes a provision for alimony for the woman on whom instant triple talaq has been pronounced and grants her the custody of her children.........Read more

Kulbhushan Jadhav, Sentenced To Death In Pak, To Meet Family On Christmas

Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian who has been sentenced to death in Pakistan, will be allowed to meet his has been allowed to meet his wife and mother on December 25.........Read more

Uranium to replace plastic? Chemistry breakthrough could pave the way for new materials

Uranium can perform reactions that previously no one thought possible, which could transform the way industry makes bulk chemicals, polymers, and the precursors to new drugs and plastics, according to new findings.........Read more

One out of 10 medicines in India 'fake'; may cause severe illness: WHO

An estimated one in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries like India is either "substandard or falsified", says a new research report from the World Health Organisation (WHO). These medicines not only fail to treat or prevent diseases but can also cause serious illness or even death.........Read more

First woman pilot, 3 woman officers pass out from Naval Academy

They were inducted in the force on Wednesday, at an impressive passing out ceremony in the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, in Kannur, in which as many as 328 cadets of the Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and two overseas cadets, one each from Tanzania and Maldives, passed out on successful completion of their courses.........Read more

China Open: Defending champion PV Sindhu loses to teenager in quarter-finals

World No 2 and defending champion PV Sindhu has been eliminated from the China Open Super Series Premier after a surprising 11-21, 10-21 loss to Chinese teenager Gao Fangje in Friday's quarter-final in Fuzhou. With her exit, the last of India's badminton players had bowed out of the tournament.........Read more

London's Admiralty Arch to Become Luxury Waldorf Astoria Hotel

London's Admiralty Arch, the historic landmark on The Mall which has hosted everyone from Sir Winston Churchill to James Bond creator Ian Fleming, will be transformed into a luxury Waldorf Astoria hotel. ........Read more

Facebook is working on a facial recognition feature to secure accounts and verify the identity of users: Report

The social media giant has tried a number of methods to help users regain access to a locked account. In certain cases it asks the user to identify photos of friends to verify designate several "trusted friends" who receive a code that can be asked from them to unlock the user's account. Reportedly, the company is also working towards rolling out a video chat device that can recognize users' faces.........Read more

Autodesk shows us how intelligent design tools and modern VR hardware are transforming construction

DAQRI, an American company specialising in AR work, partnered with Autodesk and used Autodesk’s BIM360 (Building Information Modelling) tool to bring to life, in AR, a hospital that was under construction. Engineers could “see the future” and see through walls. They could see the layout of pipes, the planned progress of the next few days, ensure better quality control, etc. Space management, for example, was vastly improved.........Read more

Rahul Gandhi’s Latest Gaffe, Calls Deceased War Hero Arjan Singh Air Marshal Instead of Marshal

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi goofed up again when he condoled Marshal Arjan Singh’s demise on Saturday, calling him an Air Marshal. It is a big error on Rahul’s part as Air Marshal is a three-star rank, whereas marshal is a five-star rank. There has been only one marshal in the Indian Air Force: Arjan Singh.........Read more

Sourav Ganguly Hits Out at Virender Sehwag, Says He 'Spoke Foolishly' on Coach Selection

"I've got nothing to say. Sehwag spoke foolishly (bokar moton boleche)," Ganguly, one of three members of the Cricket Advisory Committee that picked Ravi Shastri ahead of Sehwag and others as head coach. Ganguly, however, refused to be dragged into the issue any further. ........Read more

Frankfurt 2017: Land Rover Unveils Discovery With SVX Off-Roading Badge

The production preview of ultimate all-terrain Discovery will debut today and is the first Land Rover to bear the 'SVX' moniker. It comes with a 517 bhp, 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 petrol powertrain and sits alongside the SVR and SVAutobiography lines.........Read more

US Open: Petra Kvitova stuns Garbine Muguruza at US Open

Petra Kvitova powered past Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza in Sunday's US Open night session to reach the quarter-finals. The Czech 13th seed fought back from 1-4 down in the first set to win 7-6 (7-3) 6-3.........Read more

Kamal Haasan on AIADMK merger: Clowns cap on Tamilians head, rise up Tamizha

"Gandhi cap, saffron cap, Kashmir cap, and now clown's cap. On the Tamilian's head. Is this enough, or do you want more? Rise up Tamizha," Haasan, 62, said in his tweet. Haasan has been consistently attacking the AIADMK for a while. Last week, Haasan had called for Chief Minister E Palaniswami's resignation over alleged corruption.........Read more

Massive asteroid to pass close by Earth on September 1, says NASA

A 3-mile big asteroid Florence will pass safely by earth on September 1, at a distance of about of 4.4 million miles, NASA has said. The Florence is one of the largest near-Earth objects currently being tracked by NASA.........Read more

Last Dodge Viper rolls off production line

The first generation Viper also had the ACR and the GTS editions. The latest generation model also had the ultra special ACR version, which was a complete track monster. It managed to demolish many other established super cars around various tracks. While the last vehicle, a red one rolled off the production line, it will not be sold but kept within the company itself as a part of their heritage collection. The vehicle was produced in the company’s Conner Avenue Assembly plant. Sadly, India never got the Viper.........Read more

Iceland to become the first country in the world to neutralise gender pay gap

Iceland's parliament has presented a bill that would require public and private businesses to prove they offer equal pay to employees, in what would be the first such requirement in the world. The bill entails that companies and institutions of a certain size, 25 or more employees, undertake a certification of their equal-pay programmes, Thorsteinn Viglundsson, Minister of Social Affairs and Equality.........Read more

'Students Are Disturbed': Bengaluru College Sacks Gay Professor

Ashley Tellis, Associate Professor and an LGBT rights activist was sacked by a Bengaluru college citing his involvement in "anti-college activities" and for hurting the "sensitivities of undergraduate students from heterogeneous backgrounds" in his classes. Prof Ashley was teaching in the Department of English, St Joseph's College' Bengaluru. ........Read more

This smartphone of the future has no touchscreen

The latest futuristic design to make its appearance is a concept smartphone that forgoes a touchscreen altogether, replacing it with holograms instead. Called Alo, the concept is the brainchild of French designer Jamie Olivet, in collaboration with acclaimed designer Phillipe Starck.smartphone that forgoes a touchscreen altogether, replacing it with holograms instead. Called Alo, the concept is the brainchild of French designer Jamie Olivet, in collaboration with acclaimed designer Phillipe Starck.........Read more

Meet the Farmer behind the Living Agricultural Museum That Is Home to over 850 Varieties of Rice!

Syed Ghani Khan is a museum curator who resides in a small village in Mandya district. His initiative is a unique one -- a living museum where over 850 varieties of rice and about 115 varieties of mangoes are being conserved and cultivated. The farmer hopes to reintroduce the lost traditional varieties and bring back the lost wisdom of our ancestors to this generation of farmers.........Read more

Stage set for Rahul-Akhilesh alliance, all eyes on EC order over SP poll symbol

The Congress and the Samajwadi Party is likely to finalise an alliance in Uttar Pradesh after the election commission (EC) gives its ruling on claims by competing faction in the state’s ruling party’s on its election symbol, the bicycle, sources said on Wednesday. While the two parties are yet to arrive at an agreement on the seat-sharing formula- the SP offering barely half of 120-130 seats demanded by the Congress- sources said the real reason for the delay in striking a deal was the ongoing feud in the SP’s first family. The poll panel will take a decision on the symbol on Friday.........Read more

95% ATMs recalibrated, but where’s the cash?

Of the 200,000-odd ATMs in the country, 95% have been recalibrated to accept and dispense the new currency notes that have replaced the high-value banknotes rendered invalid on 8 November. But only 35% of the recalibrated cash machines are operational. The reason: banks are routing cash to their own branches to meet the requirement of their customers instead of making cash available at ATMs.........Read more

Indonesia earthquake: Death toll climbs to 54, hundreds of people injured

A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing at least 54 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings. Major General Tatang Sulaiman, chief of the army in Aceh province, said 52 people have died in Pidie Jaya, the district closest to the epicentre. Another two people died in neighbouring Bireuen district. The national disaster mitigation agency said 78 people have suffered serious injuries.........Read more

The mesmerising journey whisky takes from barley to barrel

We followed its journey across Britain, from the malting process in Berwick-upon-Tweed to a Glasgow bottling plant, distilling it from its 21 smooth steps from field to tumbler. Learn your ‘mash tun’ from your ‘wort’ – and why a 10-year-old whisky remains 10 years old, even if it’s in a cask for a century........Read more

Ajit Doval meets Chinese Envoy ahead of Modi-Jinping meet in BRICS

The meeting comes days after China threw a spanner in India’s attempt to get Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar in the proscribed terrorist list of the United Nations. This has been the second attempt by Beijing to do thwart India’s attempt at the behest of Pakistan.........Read more

Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Strikes Off Japan’s Southeastern Coast

The quake hit at around 00:14 GMT on Friday, about 149 kilometers (93 miles) southeast of the city of Katsuura in the southern Chiba Prefecture. The epicenter was located at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, minor tremors were felt in nine different prefectures........Read more

Aware of R Ashwin Threat, NZ Coach Mike Hesson Mulls Combination

Hesson is aware of the threat Ashwin could pose to his batsmen in the upcoming Test series in India and hinted at the possibility of fielding three spinners depending on the conditions.........Read more

At this crowded govt hospital in Rajasthan, IV bottles hang from tree trunks

At the Saipau community health centre in Dholpur district, bottles of intravenous (IV) fluid hang from nails hammered into the tree trunks. Patients and their family members sit on the cemented platform around the trees and keep a watch on the fluid flow. “We have admitted patients beyond our capacity. We can’t turn them away,” centre incharge Dr Charanjeet Singh Chauhan said. The health centre, which has 15 just beds, is overwhelmed as there has been a spike in the cases of viral fever brought in by monsoon rains. The two trees have virtually turned into hospital wards. On Saturday, 15-20 patients were lying under each of them. The indoor patient count for the day was 200. There were people everywhere on the floor, in the corridor and when the staff ran out of place, they thought of the trees.........Read more

PS4 Slim vs. PS4 Pro vs. Xbox One vs. Xbox One S: Size, weight, specs, and more

That's why we decided to create a giant spec sheet each of these new systems -- the PS4, PS4 Slim, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Project Scorpio -- all in one place.........Read more

Half of Trump Voters Belong in ‘Basket of Deplorables’: Clinton

Speaking at a fundraiser, Hillary Clinton characterised half of Trump supporters as sexist, racist, or homophobic.........Read more

Viewing pirated films online not an offence: Bombay High Court

"The offence is not in viewing, but in making a prejudicial distribution, a public exhibition or letting for sale or hire without appropriate permission."........Read more

NIA reveals how separatists transport hawala money into J&K

The probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the flow of funds into Jammu and Kashmir to fuel the unrest has revealed several startling details........Read more

Brain activity and response to food cues differ in severely obese women

The brain’s reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they’ve eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts. The study …........Read more

Need to take another birth to compete with Rajinikanth: Irrfan

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, whose film "Madaari" is slated to clash with Rajinikanth's "Kabali" at the box office, says there is no competition between him and the southern superstar and that he will have to take another birth to compete with him.........Read more

Infosys Techie Stalked for a Month, Family in the Know: Police

The family knew about it but did not want to file a police complaint.........Read more

J&K: ISIS, Pakistani flags raised during protest against Sainik colonies

In a protest against setting up separate townships for Kashmiri Pandits and Sainik colonies, moderate Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday led a group of protesters in Srinagar, J........Read more

Are Separatists Making Sense on Kashmiri Pandit Colonies?

The division of Kashmiris on religious lines and isolation of the Pandits from the (Kashmiri) society will not be tolerated by the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Both the communities collectively will not let this to happen. Pandits are a vital part of........Read more

Wishfies Part II: The fantastical animated world of artist Gitanjali Rao

After hanging out with idols like Che Guevara and Frida Kahlo, the animator-filmmaker is now creating selfies with Phantom and Asterix.........Read more