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First three months most crucial after one quits smoking

New York: Smoking-related deficits in brain dopamine, a chemical released by neurons to send signals to other nerve cells, return to normal levels three months after quitting, according to a new study. The normalisation of dopamine systems suggested smoking-related deficits are a consequence of chronic smoking, rather than a risk factor, said the study published

Sushma chairs meet on overseas Indians’ philanthropy work

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday chaired a meeting of the India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI), a philanthropic organisation engaged in supplementing the country’s social development efforts. “Facilitating Diaspora’s desire to give back to India. EAM chairs sixth board meeting of IDF-OI in Delhi @GivingtoIndia,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas

Mars gullies not formed by flowing water: NASA

New York: The gullies on the surface of Mars, similar to the ones on the Earth, are not carved out by flowing water, US space agency NASA has revealed. Gullies that sit on the surface of Mars are similar to gullies found on the exterior parts of the Earth. The gullies found on the Earth

‘Chennai to Singapore’ songs to be released in six countrie

 Chennai: Music album of upcoming Tamil film “Chennai to Singapore”, which features six songs, will be unveiled as part of music composer Ghibran’s sojourn across six countries. The musical journey will begin here on August 12 and will go through Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, and will finally halt at Singapore. Each track will be released in

Breaking: Ghaggar Flash flood:Body of missing girl recovered

Panchkula: Body of missing girl Monika has been found near village between gumthala and chownki. Body has been placed at morchery sector 6 and her family is already there. Read more: Flash flood: Four youth drowned in Ghaggar River, one dead, one

Seven killed in Thane building collapse

Thane (Maharashtra): Seven persons were killed and 12 injured on Sunday when a two-storied dilapidated building collapsed in Thane district’s Bhiwandi town, an official said. Another 10 persons were rescued but at least a dozen more were feared trapped in the debris. Rescue operations were underway, the official added. The incident occurred in Gaibinagar locality famous

Modi promises free check-up for pregnant women

New Delhi: Expressing concern over pregnancy related deaths and other complications, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said government hospitals and other facilities will provide free medical care to needy pregnant women in the country. During his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address to the nation, Modi called upon doctors across the country to join in the

Truck crushes couple to death on killer stretch

Panchkula: Two more lives were snuffed out at the killer stretch on National Highway (NH-73) between Nada village and Barwala in Panchkula on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. The victims, Head Constable Balkar (32) and his wife Suman (27) were crushed under wheels of a speeding truck. The accident occurred outside the police

18 kawariyas injured

Muzaffarnagar: Eighteen ‘kawariyas’ from Haryana were injured when the truck they were travelling in turned turtle on Meerut-Karnal Highway here, police said on Saturday. The incident took place last evening when the pilgrims were on their way to Haridwar to collect ‘Ganga jal’, they said. The injured were shifted to a hospital, police said.

Breaking: Woman’s Gold Chain Snatched at Dadu Majra

Chandigarh: Woman snatched of gold chain by miscreants at Dadu

Over 80% of tickets sold for Rio Olympics

Brasilia: More than 80 per cent of the tickets available for the Rio Olympics have been sold, organisers said on Saturday. Fans have spent 1.03 billion reais ($320 million) on tickets, representing 96 per cent of the target set by the Rio 2016 organising committee, Xinhua news agency reported. Some 6.1 million tickets were made

Breaking: Private firm manager murdered at Manimajra

Chandigarh: A senior manager of Reliance JIO, Vineet Tehran(38), a resident of Modern Housing Complex(MHC) manimajra was killed by unidentified persons near Uppal hosing apartment Manimajra. The police said that the incident  took place  about 11pm at Manimajra when a security saw XUV vehicle( CH01BA4440) and heard some screams about brawl. The police said that

Case against two in Pakistan for Facebook hate posts

Islamabad: A case was registered against two people in Pakistan’s Punjab province for uploading alleged hate posts on a social media giant Facebook. The complainant Mateeullah, said Rozi Khan and Muhammad Nadeem Gul Qadri of Toba Tek Singh city posted objectionable contents on their Facebook pages targeting a religious school of thought, Dawn online reported

Ladies of BRS Nagar all set for Teej celebrations

Ludhiana: Ladies of the city are all set to celebrate the festival of women ‘Teej’. The party was organised by Kuldeep Kaur in a traditional way in which the ladies came attired in colourful Punjabi dresses which attracted everyone’s attention. To mark the celebrations, a Teej Contest was organised for the ladies in two categories

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Breaking: Punjab Transfers : 1 IAS, 3 PCS Officers Transferred

Chandigarh: The Punjab government has transferred one IAS and three PCS officers.  The file attached

Tributes to unknown Sikh soldiers of WW-I at Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Ludhiana: Punjabis are always on the top when we talk about their hospitality, care, love etc. They are always eager to do something new and are also fond of something special which the people are unaware of. After all the success of organising religious Langars at Musjid and always keen to serve the society when

ACS P C Dhiman retires from government service

Shimla: Additional Chief Secretary (Education), PC Dhiman on Saturday retired from government service after putting 32 years of service. A farewell party was organised here on Saturday in his honour, which was attended by senior officers of the state government. Dhiman belongs to Una district and joined Indian Administrative Services in 1984 and was allotted

Capt’s sole aim to become CM: Khaira

Chandigarh: Amarinder Singh’s latest statement urging Congress high command to announce the chief ministerial candidate before 2017 polls has brought out his deep and desperate ambition to become the chief minister of Punjab. This was stated by AAP spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira here on Saturday. It is not the first time that Amarinder had tried

Isla Fisher wants to play Prince in biopic

Los Angeles: Actress Isla Fisher is a huge fan of late musician Prince, and she says she would jump at the chance to play the star on the big screen. “Starring in a biopic of Prince. We are the same height, which I do not believe is a coincidence,” Fisher told guardian.com. She also credits

All Dalit BJP MPs should resign: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that all Dalit Bharatiya Janata Party MPs should resign to protest the assault on the community by “BJP goons”. “Udit ji and all Dalit MPs of BJP should resign in protest against countrywide assault on the Dalits by BJP goons”, he said. Kejriwal’s remarks come