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Regular naps may help toddlers learn language better

New York: Toddlers who regularly take naps may develop better language skills than those who do not take a nap, researchers say. The findings showed that three-year-olds who napped within about an hour of learning a new verb performed better than those who stayed awake for at least five hours after learning, regardless of whether

ATM set on fire in Haryana

  Rohtak (Haryana): Unable to rob an ATM, miscreants set the machine on fire in Haryana’s Rohtak town on Thursday, police said. The State Bank of India (SBI) ATM in Gandhi Camp area was targetted by robbers, who held the guard hostage and tried to break into the it. “Having failed to take the money

Slamming Dunk gets Aussie T20 chance

Sydney: Big-hitting Chris Lynn was Thursday ruled out of Australia’s Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka with the injured batsman replaced by the Big Bash League’s (BBL) leading run-scorer Ben Dunk. Lynn was a dominant force for Brisbane Heat in this summer’s BBL but was under a selection cloud for international duties with ongoing neck concerns.

Rinaldi Polo team win Trunks Company Polo Cup 2017

  Mumbai: Fashion designer-turned-polo player Rinaa Shah’s polo team Rinaldi Polo team won the Trunks Company Polo Cup 2017 defeating Mumbai Polo team here at Mahalaxmi race course on Wednesday night. It was the first time ever that internationally well-known Jaipur-based brand Trunks Company organised an arena polo match. The evening started in the presence

Former Prime Minister is new President of Somalia

  Mogadishu: Former Prime Minster Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected the new president of Somalia after the incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamud conceded his defeat after two rounds of voting. Farmajo garnered 184 votes against his closest contender Mohamud who got 97 votes in the second round to emerge as winner. The third candidate, former president

Re-poll begins in 5 Punjab districts

  Chandigarh: Voting in 48 polling stations in five districts in Punjab began on Thursday morning following re-polling announced by the Election Commission (EC). Voters started turning out to cast their votes in Amritsar, Moga, Muktsar, Mansa and Sangrur districts, where the re-poll has been ordered. Voting will continue till 5 p.m. The Punjab government

RBI keeps benchmark interest rate unchanged for 2nd time

Mumbai: RBI today left interest rates unchanged for second time in a row awaiting more clarity on inflation trend and impact of demonetisation on growth even as it hinted at no interest-rate cut in immediate future by shunning its long-held “accommodative” monetary policy stance. It lowered economic growth forecast to 6.9 per cent for the

YouTube rolls out mobile live streaming feature

  New Delhi:  YouTube has rolled out mobile live streaming feature to every creator with more than 10,000 subscribers to share their thoughts and lives. Mobile live streaming has been built directly into the YouTube mobile app and the streamed videos will have the same features as regular YouTube videos. “To help creators earn revenue

India thrash Thailand by nine wickets for second straight win

Colombo:  India shot out Thailand for a paltry 55 before cantering to a nine wicket-win in their second match of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier here today. The match turned out be to a lopsided affair with India bowling out Thailand in 29.1 overs before jogging to the finishing line in 12.4 overs with

Woman raped in Moga

Moga: A 28-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a man on the pretext of marriage here, police said today. The victim said Sandeep Kumar, a resident of Jalandhar’s Noor Mehal, had been establishing physical relations with her for four years on the false promise of marriage, they said. After he refused to marry her, she

Ensuring foolproof security of EVMs in Punjab, EC says

Jalandhar:  All security measures are put in place to guard EVMs in nine assembly constituencies here, the Election Commission said today, as it dismissed the AAP’s allegations that standard procedure was neglected while guarding the strong rooms where the polling machines are kept. “There is no negligence in the security of EVMs. I am more

Lee Chong Wei mulling quitting Badminton Association of Malaysia

  Kuala Lumpur: Superstar shuttler Lee Chong Wei is said to be considering quitting the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) because of a frosty relationship with technical director Morten Frost of Denmark, local media reported on Wednesday. The tension between the two has been long-standing, and the last straw that broke the camel’s back was

Five members of Asif Kalia gang arrested in Delhi

  New Delhi:  The Delhi Police have arrested five members of Asif Kalia gang involved in robberies and extortion in east Delhi, a police officer said on Wednesday. The gang members were arrested on Tuesday night from east Delhi after receiving a tip-off, the police officer said. The gang members used to visit Goa and

Cash withdrawal limit from savings a/cs to go from March 13

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank today said the weekly limit on withdrawal of cash from savings bank accounts will be increased to Rs 50,000, from the current Rs 24,000, from February 20, and the limit will be removed from March 13. “The limits on cash withdrawal from savings bank accounts continue to be in place. In

Cash withdrawal limit to be Rs 50,000 from February 20; no limit from March 13

Mumbai:  The limits on savings bank cash withdrawals post-demonetisation are to be withdrawn in two stages, the Reserve Bank of India announced on Wednesday, with the limit slated to go up to Rs,50,000 per account from February 20 and to cease from March 13. The announcement was made by RBI Deputy Governor R. Gandhi following

Shahid Kapoor shares first picture of daughter Misha

Mumbai:  Shahid Kapoor made sure to keep his daughter Misha away from the limelight since her birth, but the actor today shared the first picture of his little bundle of joy. The 35-year-old star, took to social media to share the photo of the little one with wife Mira. “Hello world,” Shahid captioned the grayscale

Kings XI Punjab appoint Satish Menon as CEO

New Delhi:  Kings XI Punjab have appointed Satish Menon as Chief Executive Officer and Rajeev Khanna as the Chief Operating Officer of the franchise for the upcoming season of Indian Premiere League (IPL). Menon is a veteran in the media business with a cumulative experience of 35 years comprising print, television and sports marketing. He

You can’t overlook Rahane’s 2 years of hardwork: Kohli

Hyderabad:  Indian captain Virat Kohli today made it clear that Karun Nair’s one triple hundred cannot “overshadow” the two years of consistent performance by his deputy Ajinkya Rahane who now “walks back” into the playing XI as a fully fit player. Rahane didn’t have a great series against England and was out with a fractured

Bayern, Monchengladbach into German Cup quarters

  Berlin:  Douglas Costa’s goal helped Bayern Munich edge Wolfsburg 1-0 while Borussia Monchengladbach cruised past second-division football side Greuther Fuerth 2-0 in the last 16 of the German Cup. The Bavarians took the reins from the kickoff and created the first chance of the game with nine minutes played as Arjen Robben tested Wolfsburg

Enough jails for women prisoners: Government

  New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said the country has enough jails for women prisoners. Responding to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said there were 18 jails for women where over 2,000 women are lodged. Pregnant prisoners or women with children were provided good medical


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