Colombian rebels hand over Dutch journalists

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 14:24

Bogota, June 24 (IANS) Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels handed over two Dutch journalists, kidnapped a week ago in the Catatumbo forest region, to a humanitarian commission, an official statement said on Saturday.


Having smartphone within reach reduces brain power: Study

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:54

New York, June 24 (IANS) Having a smartphone within sight or within easy reach - even if it is switched off - can reduce your ability to focus and perform tasks because part of the brain is actively working to not pick up or use the phone, shows an interesting research.


Arab states' demand to shut Al Jazeera evokes condemnation

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:30

Riyadh, June 23 (IANS) The demand by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries for Qatar to shut down Al Jazeera media network, among other conditions, to end the ongoing diplomatic impasse in the Gulf region has drawn condemnation.


Brisk walk may help keep Alzheimer's at bay

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:08

New York, June 23 (IANS) Taking a brisk walk or engaging in other moderate-intensity physical activities may help slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease, says a study.


Portable sink to help campers maintain hygiene

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:12

London, June 23 (IANS) Forget wet-wipes and hand gels, campers could soon have a portable sink to carry wherever they go and clean off mud, dirt and sweat in a proper manner.


Ramazan shopping keeps Hyderabad bright and alive at night

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:14

Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) Traffic jams are a common sight in parts of Hyderabad, especially in the Old City, during peak hours every single day. But during the holy month Ramazan, the city witnesses traffic snarls throughout the night.


Lack of job skills in new employees widespread: IBM study

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:44

Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) India's higher education system is not responding well to society's changing needs, making it difficult for the industry to find new employees with the right skills, says a study conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV).


Sex can boost brain power in older adults

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:24

London, June 22 (IANS) Staying busy in your bedroom even after age 50 could be good for your brain as researchers have found that older adults who have sex more frequently do better in brain function tests.


Egypt celebrates International Yoga Day

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:18

Cairo, June 22 (IANS) Hundreds of people turned up in the Egyptian capital to celebrate the third International Yoga Day on Wednesday, an official statement said here.


Men gain weight after marriage

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:18

London, June 22 (IANS) Putting paid to the idea that married couples have better physical health because of increased social support, a new study has found that marriage actually makes men fatter, and the early days of fatherhood add to the problem.