How to ensure a safe and hazard-free festive season

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:54

We are in the midst of the Durga Puja festivities, to be followed by Dusshera and Diwali. Unfortunately, this happy time of the year also brings with it the serious risk of fires if safety protocols are not heeded to at the time of constructing pandals (marquees).


Want your kid to shine in school? Shift TV from bedroom

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 15:28

New York, Sep 27 (IANS) Parents, please take note. Researchers have found that when there is a TV or video games in the bedroom, children tend to spend less time reading, sleeping or participating in other activities -- and this can adversely affect their grades.


Cold weather linked to higher heart failure risk

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 14:40

Toronto, Sep 27 (IANS) Seniors with heart failure should avoid fog and low cloud in the winter as changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure could increase risk of heart failure and death among the elderly, suggests new research.


Here comes the 3D selfie

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:40

London, Sep 27 (IANS) If you love taking selfies, here comes something new to experiment with. Researchers at the University of Nottingham in Britain have developed a technology capable of producing 3D facial reconstruction from a single 2D image - the 3D selfie.


Unesco deplores murder of two Syrian journalists in Turkey

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 00:10

Paris, Sep 27 (IANS/AKI) Unesco on Tuesday deplored the killing in Istanbul of Syrian opposition activist, writer, journalist and filmmaker Orouba Barakat and her daughter Hala Barakat, who was also a journalist.


Losing weight can help save money

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 14:16

New York, Sep 26 (IANS) Your efforts to get in shape may pay off literally. A new study has found that weight loss for adults at any age leads to cost savings.


Good relationships can boost your career

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 14:38

New York, Sep 25 (IANS) Sharing a good relationship with friends and family can boost confidence and keep you motivated to achieve greater personal goals, suggests new research.


Care workers more vulnerable to sexual harassment

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 13:32

London, Sep 25 (IANS) Women employed in care work are more often exposed to sexual harassment by clients or customers than those in other occupational groups such as education, service or industrial work, new research has found.


Iconic brands like Old Monk can't be recreated: Liquor baron Rocky Mohan

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:36

Bengaluru, Sep 25 (IANS) When he was just 22, entrepreneur Rocky Mohan joined his family business -- Mohan Meakin Ltd -- that has been bottling some of India's most favourite spirits like the Old Monk rum. Having spent decades working on the brand, it's nearly impossible to recreate a brand like Old Monk, Mohan admitted.


Maleeha goofs up, labels Gaza photo as Kashmir's

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 16:40

United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) In an attempt to take on India at the UN General Assembly, Pakistan's Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi goofed up while displaying a picture taken from Gaza and labelled it as the "face of Indian democracy".


Don't see Khadi as cloth but movement: Modi

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:54

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday referred to Khadi not as a cloth but a "movement" which should be taken forward as a campaign.


Here's how to teach kids the worth of hard work

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 20:02

New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Do you want to instil the value of hard work in your kids? If so, try and demonstrate the effort you put in to achieve a goal, researchers said.


Pepsico India to counter malicious campaign on popular snack food

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 17:04

Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) Pepsico India Holdings Private Ltd is taking measures to assure consumers about the safety of Kurkure, in the wake of malicious rumours that the popular snack food contains plastic, said a senior company official.


Twitter bots can promote good behaviour, not just fake news

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 15:00

New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Twitter bots earned a bad reputation for their alleged role in the 2016 US presidential election but researchers have found that automated tweets can also help promote good behaviour such as getting the flu shot among the social network's users.