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Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa, Jitu conferred Khel Ratna awards

August 29th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Rio Olympics medallists — shuttler P.V. Sindhu and wrestler Sakshi Malik — and gymnast Dipa Karmakar along with shooter Jitu Rai were conferred the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards — the country’s highest sporting ...

Pregnancy should not be looked upon as a disease: Kareena Kapoor Khan

August 29th, 2016 (0)
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is expecting her first child with actor Saif Ali Khan in December, says pregnancy should not be looked upon as a disease wherein women can or cannot do certain things. “The ...

Beyonce wins big at 2016 VMAs

August 29th, 2016 (0)
New York, Aug 29 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles was the big winner at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards clinching seven trophies, including the prestigious prize for Video of the Year for the song “Formation”. The award show took place ...

Indo-Pakistan Peace Restaurant to showcase food in Paris

August 29th, 2016 (0)
By Jaideep Sarin (14:09)  Attari (Punjab), Aug 28 (IANS) A popular restaurant, which sells Indian and Pakistani cuisine and the idea of peace between the not-so-friendly neighbours right at the international border between both countries, will showcase its food at an ...

With skates on, Turkey could slip into Syrian quagmire

August 29th, 2016 (0)
Hakan Fidan, Chief of Turkish Intelligence, did not give much credence to warnings by Russian agencies that a coup to oust President Tayyip Erdogan was in the works. But he shared the information with others on a “need-to-know” basis. ...

Sushma meets UN General Assembly President-elect

August 29th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met President-elect of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly Peter Thomson. “Working together for important session of the UNGA. EAM @SushmaSwaraj meets UNGA President-elect Peter Thomson,” ...

Overuse of antibiotics harming India’s fight against TB: Lancet

August 29th, 2016 (0)
Toronto, Aug 25 (IANS) India, facing the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world, is also the world’s largest consumer of antibiotics, says a study, conducted to determine whether pharmacies have contributed to inappropriate use of antibiotics by dispensing ...

India ranked 77 in disaster risk index of the world

August 29th, 2016 (0)
Berlin, Aug 26 (IANS) While Bangladesh is among the top five countries at risk of disaster, India ranks 77th on the World Risk Index — marginally better positioned than Pakistan which is placed 72. The index is part of the ...

Mehbooba’s different voices: Pakistan bashing in Delhi, conciliatory in Kashmir

August 29th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) While she was in Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday attacked Pakistan and separatist leaders for inciting trouble in the state, but later in Srinagar her tone and tenor changed — ...

Self-styled godman Asaram to fly to Delhi for check-up by medical board

August 29th, 2016 (0)
 New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday permitted the self-styled godman Asaram to travel to Delhi from Jodhpur jail by air for his check-up by a medical board at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). ...