Modi in Lucknow to lead third International Yoga Day celebrations

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 18:44

New Delhi/Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) The stage has been all set for grand celebrations of the third edition of International Yoga Day on Wednesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath slated to lead thousands of yoga enthusiasts here.


'My name is Bond and I stay calm and mind my own business'

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:22

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) At a time when writers are increasingly evoking controversies with their political stand and activism, one gifted writer -- possibly India's most loved and adored -- maintains a low-profile, away from the glitz and glamour, and yet commands enormous readership while writing at an incredible pace.


US group favours ban on sale of smartphones to kids under 13

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:48

New York, June 20 (IANS) With the balance between children's screen time and other activities going for a toss in more and more homes, a group in the US state of Colorado has for the first time sought ban on sale of the device to those below the age of 13.


Grape compounds can kill colon cancer cells

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 15:34

New York, June 20 (IANS) Compounds found in grape skins and seeds can kill colon cancer cells and may eventually lead to treatments to help prevent the condition, say researchers including one of Indian origin.


Hiding 'true' identity harms career, sense of belonging

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 14:08

London, June 20 (IANS) Far from helping you get accepted, hiding your true self at work may actually damage your career and reduce the sense of belonging in the workplace, a new study suggests.


We find our friends happier than strangers

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:38

New York, June 20 (IANS) People tend to perceive faces they are familiar with as looking happier than unfamiliar faces, even when the faces actually express the same emotion to the same degree, says a study.


Changing diet may treat autism

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:06

Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Altering the make-up of bacteria in the gut through diet, pro-and prebiotic supplements, faecal matter transplants or antibiotics might reduce the symptoms of autism, suggests new research.


Kurdish reporter killed in Mosul blast

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 23:42

Mosul, June 19 (IANS/AKI) Kurdish journalist Bakhtiyar Haddad died and three French colleagues were injured when a bomb exploded in Mosul's Old City during an offensive by Iraqi forces to retake last district of the city held by the Islamic State jihadist group, local media reported on Monday.


5,000 Armymen to take part in Yoga Day

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 15:16

Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) More than 5,000 Armymen and their family members will participate in the Third International Yoga Day celebrations on June 21 across the central command of the Indian Army here, a spokesperson said on Monday.


Shortage of 3 lakh yoga instructors in India: Assocham

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:56

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) At present, India is facing a shortage of about 3 lakh yoga instructors as against the requirement of over 5 lakh yoga practitioners, a study done by Assocham said here on Monday.


GJM shutdown may hit Darjeeling tourism during Durga puja

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 22:40

Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) The ongoing Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state that has paralysed tourism in the West Bengal's Himalayan town of Darjeeling in the summer season may also cripple business in the forthcoming Durga puja holidays, say operators.


Chemicals found in detergents, shampoos linked to birth defects

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 19:18

New York, June 17 (IANS) Parents' exposure to chemicals often used as disinfectants and preservatives in household and personal products such as detergents, shampoos and conditioners may be associated with birth defects in children, researchers have warned.