Jalandhar based MBD group JMD Sonica Malhotra featured in book Daughters of legacy
Jalandhar MBD group


What are the challenges and perks of handling age-old legacies? If you come into a position of power through a position of privilege, how do you make sure that you earn respect, more so if you are a woman? These and many more questions are what Daughters of Legacy seeks to answer through the stories

Drinking 'Grassmilk' may boost heart health: Study Drinking ‘Grassmilk’ may boost heart health: Study

NEW YORK: Cows fed with 100 per cent organic grass and legume-based diet produce “grassmilk” rich in omega-3, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease as compared to conventional milk, finds a study.While omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are essential human nutrients, consuming too much omega-6 and too little omega-3 can increase the risk of

Ice factories instructed to add food colour to distinguish edible and non-edible ice Ice factories instructed to add food colour to distinguish edible and non-edible ice

CHANDIGARH: With a view to check the misuse of non edible ice as edible ice, the Punjab government has issued strict instructions to all ice factories of the state to use food colour in non edible ice to ensure availability of healthy food items which were made or preserved by using ice. All the Civil

FSM launches statewide distribution of food grains under smart ration card FSM launches statewide distribution of food grains under smart ration card

Mohali(DP Correspondent): In order to ensure foolproof transparency and efficiency in the distribution of food grains, Punjab Food & Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu today launched a statewide distribution of food grains under SMART RATION CARD SCHEME through e-POS machines, during a State Level Function organized at Kisan Vikas Chamber in Mohali.This biometric supported electronic

Emirates airlines to continue with 'Hindu meal' option Emirates airlines to continue with ‘Hindu meal’ option

New Delhi : After receiving negative feedback from its customers, especially Hindus, Emirates Airlines on Wednesday stated that it will not remove ‘Hindu meal’ from its in-flight menu. “Based on feedback from customers, Emirates confirms we’ll continue to provide Hindu meal option, to make it easier for our Hindu customers to identify and request this

Food ordering app Zomato launches operations in 25 new cities in India
Food ordering app Zomato launches operations in 25 new cities in India

Food ordering app Zomato has announced the launch of its platform across 25 new cities in India, including Trivandrum, Vijayawada, Raipur, Madurai, Jodhpur, Thrissur, Ajmer amongst others. With this move, Zomato is now present across 63 cities in India, with further plans to launch in multiple new cities every month. As a leading global restaurant

TB vaccine may help reverse diabetes
TB vaccine may help reverse diabetes

TB vaccine may help reverse diabetes Boston, Jun 24 (PTI) A vaccine that prevents tuberculosis and is used to treat bladder cancer has been approved for clinical trials in the US to tests its ability to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a phase II clinical trial testing

Why eating whole grains may be much healthier
Why eating whole grains may be much healthier

LONDON: Regularly consuming whole grain foods such as barley, brown rice, millet, oatmeal and rye may help lose weight as well as decrease the risk of heart disease and diabetes, a study has claimed. The findings showed that study participants who ate whole grains had less inflammation, particularly in overweight people, which increases the risk

Why we can't stop eating junk food decoded
Why we can’t stop eating junk food decoded

BERLIN: Foods that are rich in both fats and carbohydrates have a particularly strong influence on our brain’s reward system, say scientists who explain why we cannot keep our hands off unhealthy junk foods like french fries and candy bars. Both fatty and carbohydrate-rich foods activate the reward system in the brain, albeit via different signalling

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead at 61
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead at 61

New York – Anthony Bourdain, the gifted chef, storyteller and writer who took TV viewers around the world to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition for nearly two decades, has died. He was 61. CNN confirmed Bourdain’s death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide. Bourdain was in France working on an

Agitating farmers to call off stir on June 6
Agitating farmers to call off stir on June 6

Ludhiana – The farmers of Punjab, whose agitation entered the fourth day on Monday, have decided to call off their stir on June 6, even as the protest would continue in other states. The decision was taken in a meeting of leaders of different farmers’ organisations here on Monday. The meeting, presided by Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU-Rajewal)

CM hits out at Union Minister over farmers' protest remarks
CM hits out at Union Minister over farmers’ protest remarks

Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday dubbed Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh’s controversial remarks about the ongoing farmers agitation “bizzare”. “It is not the protest which is bizarre, but the union minister’s statement,” Amarinder Singh said.He said that the Union minister’s statement on Saturday that the protest by farmers was

Farmers' agitation enters second day; vegetable prices soar
Farmers’ agitation enters second day; vegetable prices soar

NEW DELHI: Retail prices of vegetables shot up in some cities and fresh supply of farm produce was hit as the farmers’ agitation entered the second day on Saturday with a Left-affiliated body saying the stir would intensify from June 5. Agitating farmers stopped supply of vegetables, fruits, milk and other items to various cities. Though the

Now vegetarians can find Vitamin B12 in plants too
Now vegetarians can find Vitamin B12 in plants too

LONDON: If you are a hardcore vegetarian but deficient in Vitamin B12, then there is a good news for you as scientists have discovered ways to increase the levels of Vitamin B12 in an ayurveda herb used in making soups and sandwiches. Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is an essential dietary component found especially in

Sukhbir, Harsimrat thank PM, Amit Shah for GST waiver on langar
Sukhbir, Harsimrat thank PM, Amit Shah for GST waiver on langar

Chandigarh – The SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday thanked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP president Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the decision to grant exemption on GST on purchases for langar in gurdwaras and other religious shrines in the country. The decision will

Restaurant music can influence what people order
Restaurant music can influence what people order

WASHINGTON: Ambient music in restaurants can influence what food people choose, say scientists including one of Indian origin who have found that louder environments inspire diners to crave greasy cheeseburgers and fries instead of making healthier choices like salads. Volume is proven to directly impact heart rate and arousal. Softer music has a calming effect,

Popular vitamin mineral pills provide no health benefit
Popular vitamin mineral pills provide no health benefit

TORONTO: The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, a study has found. Researchers from the St Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto in Canada conducted a systematic review of existing data and single randomised control trials published in English from January 2012 to October 2017.They found

Drinking too much water may cause brain swelling
Drinking too much water may cause brain swelling

TORONTO: Drinking too much water can cause excess fluid accumulation, leading to dangerously low sodium levels in the blood or hyponatremia – a lifethreatening condition that can result in brain swelling, scientists warn. A team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RIMUHC) in Canada uncovered a key piece to the puzzle of

Late night meals can increase weight, cholesterol levels
Late night meals can increase weight, cholesterol levels

NEW YORK: Eating late at night could cause several health problems including weight gain and increase in insulin and cholesterol levels, show the initial results of an ongoing study. The findings suggest that eating the last meal of the day before 7 p.m. could help you stay in better health. “We know from our sleep loss

Punjab issues notices to companies to cancel tenders of wheat silos
Punjab issues notices to companies to cancel tenders of wheat silos

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government suffered a setback as the Centre Government has rejected its silos project for storing wheat. 32 steel silos had been approved while three have been completed with the cost of crore of rupees by the private companies and these two are functional, but other could not completed in stipulated time.