Frequent tweeter Modi loses voice when it comes to rape of minority women: NYT

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:52

New York, April 17 (IANS) Sharply criticising Prime Minister Narendra's silence over rape cases in India, the New York Times in an editorial on Tuesday said such and other violent incidents were part of "an organized and systematic campaign by nationalist forces" to terrorise women, Muslims and Dalits in the country.


Poor sleep may raise obesity risk in kids

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:02

London, April 17 (IANS) Besides healthy eating and exercise, getting enough sleep may also be a key factor in managing weight in children and adolescents, a new study has found.


3 cups of coffee, tea daily may cut stroke risk: Study

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:52

Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Are you an ardent coffee or tea lover, but advised to avoid caffeinated beverages due to your heart conditions Cheer up, drinking upto three cups of coffee or tea a day is safe as well as reduce irregular heartbeat and stroke risk, a study says.


The New York Times, The New Yorker share Pulitzer for public service

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:48

New York, April 17 (IANS) The New York Times and The New Yorker were jointly awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for their revelations of sexual harassment and abuse that continued unheeded and unpunished in Hollywood, politics, the media and Silicon Valley, the media reported.


2018 Pulitzer Prizes winners announced

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 07:08

New York, April 17 (IANS) The New York Times and The New Yorker have jointly won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for public service for their reporting on exposing powerful and wealthy sexual predators, including allegations against Hollywood movie maker Harvey Weinstein.


Goa to host wine festival from Thursday

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 19:58

Panaji, April 16 (IANS) Starting Thursday, Goa will host the 14th edition of the annual four-day wine festival 'Grape Escapade 2018' which is expected to see several Indian and international wine brands in attendance.


Comey calls Trump 'serial liar', 'morally unfit' to be President

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:26

Washington, April 16 (IANS) Former FBI Director James Comey, in his first interview since being fired last May, said that Donald Trump is "morally unfit" to be US President, a "serial liar" who treated women like "meat" and it was "possible" that Russians had material that could be used to blackmail him.


Why middle-aged smokers should quit

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:26

New York, April 16 (IANS) Middle-aged individuals who smoke could be at far greater risk of developing heart failure than those who never smoked, or those who quit, according to new research.


80 genes that trigger depression identified

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:54

London, April 16 (IANS) Nearly 80 genes that could be linked to depression have been identified, a finding that adds to the evidence that it is partly a genetic disorder, say scientists.


Mother's obesity may up early puberty risk in girls

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:30

New York, April 16 (IANS) Maternal overweight and hyperglycemia or high blood sugar are linked to the earlier onset of puberty in girls, which can lead to multiple adverse health developments in adulthood, finds a study.


Gays, lesbians face subtle discrimination from neighbours

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 17:02

Toronto, April 15 (IANS) Despite claiming to support gay rights, many straight people who live in predominantly gay neighbourhoods still practice subtle forms of discrimination when interacting with their gay and lesbian neighbours, researchers have found.


Here's the secret to appear cool

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 09:56

New York, April 15 (IANS) Want to appear more cool to others? Try smiling instead of showing an inexpressive attitude, suggests a research.