Photojournalist’s death: CM seeks report from Jalandhar MC
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Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday announced a Rs 5 lakh compensation for the bereaved family of photojournalist Tarun Kumar Shammi and directed the Principal Secretary of Local Bodies to seek a report from the Municipal Corporation (MC) in this regard. Capt Amarinder Singh also directed the Principal Secretary to fix the responsibility of

Hearing tests may not detect common form of hearing loss

New York:Traditional clinical hearing tests often fail to detect patients with a common form of inner ear damage that might otherwise be detected by more challenging behavioural tests, new research has found. Such tests may not be able to diagnose those facing problems in certain situations, like hearing speech in a noisy room, said the

US Olympic champion Rollins banned for one year

Washington:American Olympic champion hurdler Brianna Rollins has accepted a one-year ban for failing to report correctly her whereabouts to anti-doping officials, a media report said. Rollins missed three tests, on April 27, September 13, and September 27 in 2016, which resulted in an anti-doping violation, Xinhua news agency reported. The ban is retroactive to September

World’s largest rodent gives birth at UK zoo

London: Lily – a member of the world’slargest rodent species – has given birth to a pup at a zoo in the UK. The six-year-old animal named ‘Lily’ – who featured in the TV series ‘The Secret Life of the Zoo’ – delivered her pup at the Chester Zoo. The sex of the baby capybara

Winds halt NASA’s balloon launch attempt yet again

Wellington: High surface winds scuttled NASA’s sixth attempt at launching a stadium-sized super pressure balloon from Wanaka in New Zealand on Friday, the media reported. NASA will make its seventh attempt at launching the balloon on Saturday, a Stuff.co.nz report said. “The wind speed was below our limit for a time, but unfortunately picked back

Google Home now supports multiple users

New York:Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant for home automation now has the ability for up to six people to connect their account to one speaker and can recognise who is talking to it. When you connect your account on a Google Home, Google asks you to say the phrases “Ok

Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US

Washington:The vexed issue of restrictions on American H-1B visas has been taken up with the US administration by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during his ongoing visit to the US, an Indian official said on Friday. The issue was raised by Jaitley at his meeting here on Thursday with AUS Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, an Indian

Apple, Nike to unveil limited edition Apple Watch 2

San Francisco:Apple and Nike are working to expand their smartwatch series partnership for the Apple Watch 2 with a new limited edition NikeLab offering. “NikeLab will feature a simple face to focus on fitness and will go on sale April 27, but will only be available through Nike’s website and at an Apple pop up

Dress like celebrities but first know your body: Celebrity stylist

New Delhi:Bollywood celebrity stylist Tanya Ghavri, who has designed for the likes of Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kai?f and is currently working on the film “Judwa 2”, says that it’s flattering to see young girls taking fashion inspiration from film stars but it is also important for them to understand their

New device can harness waste heat to power computers

Washington:Scientists have developed a new device that can convert heat emitted by computers into an alternative energy source, an advance that could allow computing at ultra-high temperatures. One of the biggest problems with computers, dating to the invention of the first one, has been finding ways to keep them cool so that they do not

Poor sleep may make it harder to see positive side

New York:Researchers have found that poor sleep may affect a specific region of the brain known to be involved in regulating negative emotional responses, especially in those suffering from depression and anxiety, thereby further restricting their ability to see things in a positive light. This area of the brain, the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex, may

Both high and low birth weight linked to fatty liver disease

New York:Children born with lower or higher weight than normal may be at increased risk for developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by the time they become teenagers, says a study. Advanced scarring of the liver was associated with low birth weight, while more inflammation was linked to high birth weight, according to the study

Shah Rukh finds it tough to describe himself

Mumbai:Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has confessed that he doesnt know what to say when someone asks him to describe himself in one word or in one minute. The actor said it has taken him over 50 years to “understand about 10 per cent” of himself, so how can he express it to people within a

NASA orbiter spots strange secondary crater on Mars

Washington:NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has captured a region of Mars sprayed with mysterious secondary craters. “Secondary craters form from rocks ejected at high speed from the primary crater, which then impact the ground at sufficiently high speed to make huge numbers of much smaller craters over a large region,” NASA said in a statement

Dress up right this summer

New Delhi:Summer is here and its time to put your best forward in trendiest outfits that are easy on skin keeping the warm weather in mind. From opting light layering to avoid sun burn to mixing and matching can add some fashion quotient in your daily wear dressing style, experts say. Rajesh Jain, Business Head

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Yahoo revenue jumps 22% ahead of Verizon deal closing

San Francisco:Ahead of the sale of its core internet business to US wireless communications service provider Verizon, Yahoo on Tuesday reported 22.1 percent increase in revenue for the 2017 first quarter ending March. It was higher than the $1.23 billion analysts had predicted.”Our Q1 performance reflects solid financial and operational execution in the new year,

Skin mucus of Indian frog can help fight flu

Thiruvananthapuram:A component of the skin mucus secreted by a frog species found in India can be harnessed to kill influenza viruses, new research has found. In their experiment, the researchers found that when delivered intranasally, one of the antiviral peptides found in skin secretions from the Indian frog Hydrophylax bahuvistara can kill H1 variety of

New wearable sensor can diagnose diseases from sweat

Boston:Stanford scientists have developed anew wristband-type wearable device that can analyse sweat to diagnose and monitor diseases like diabetes and cystic fibrosis. The new sensor collects sweat, measures its molecular constituents, such as chloride ions and glucose and then transmits the results for analysis and diagnostics. Unlike old-fashioned sweat collectors, the new device does not

Twitter adds two-factor authentication app support

New York:Twitter quietly released support for third-party two-factor authentication applications enabling the twitterati to now use these apps to protect their accounts, a media report said. A Twitter developer said that this feature had been live since “late last year or early this year”, tech website Android Police reported on Monday. This feature allows Twitter

‘Star Wars’ may get more sequels after its ninth episode

London:Film producer Kathleen Kennedy has said that there may be a possibility of continuing the story of the iconic “Star Wars” series even after the ninth episode. The 63-year-old creator has said that if the plot “warrants” it, a new sequel may surface in the future but there is nothing in works as of now,