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Woman’s braid cut, first incident reported in Jalandhar

DP Correspondent , Jalandhar, August 8:-Womans braid cut. An incident of braid cutting was reported from city on Tuesday, after a middle aged woman claimed that her braid was cut while she was sleeping in the afternoon.This is the first incident of braid cutting in Jalandhar.Raj Rani (45), a resident of Tagore Nagar locality said

From NPAs to revival, J&K Bank new chief has his task cut out

Jammu: Undeterred by the Kashmir turmoil, Rs4,300 crore of NPAs and a big fall in profitability, J&K Bank’s new Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed has set out to clean things up and is hopeful of a turnaround in fortunes soon. “I don’t see any concern. It is a challenge for me. We will manage the

Julian Assange’s internet access ‘cut’

London: WikiLeaks have announced that Ecuador has shut down internet access for its founder Julian Assange. “We can confirm Ecuador cut off Assange’s internet access Saturday, 5 pm GMT, shortly after publication of (Hillary) Clinton’s Goldman Sachs speeches,” WikiLeaks tweeted on Monday. The WikiLeaks claim follows the latest emails it disclosed from a hack of Democcratic

Cheers! Hops in beer may cut damaging effects of alcohol

New York: Beer lovers have reason to cheer as researchers have found that the hops content in beer may lessen the damaging effects of alcohol on the liver. Hops, generally used to add flavour to beer, refers to the flowers of the hops plant, Humulus lupulus. Using a binge-drinking mouse model, the researchers from Friedrich

Cut-out dresses make a chic cut for fashionistas

New Delhi: From Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra to international celebrities like Kerry Washington, Heidi Klum and Tracee Ellis Ros chose just a dash of skin show in cut-out dresses with a figure-hugging silhoutte for the Emmy Awards 2016 red carpet. If you wish to ape the look, make sure you’re at your fittest best and

Walking can cut cardiovascular death in early by half

London, Aug 28 (IANS) Moderate physical activities such as walking and cycling are associated with a greater than 50 per cent reduction in cardiovascular death in people over the age of 65, says a study.”Our study provides further evidence that older adults who are physically active have a lower risk of coronary heart disease, stroke


Petrol price cut by Rs 1/litre, diesel by Rs 2 a litre

New Delhi: Petrol price was on Monday cut by Rs 1 per litre and diesel by Rs 2 per litre, following a drop in international prices. Petrol will cost Rs 60.09 a litre in Delhi from midnight of August 15, as compared to Rs 61.09 a litre currently. On the other hand, diesel will cost

One-day pay cut for 72 doctors, 158 employees missing from duty

Meerut (UP): 72 doctors and 158 employees of various Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in the district will lose one-day salary after they were found absent from duty. During a surprise inspection led by DM Jagatraj at 30 PHCs including PL Sharma district hospital, several doctors and employees were found absent from their duty following which

Treating metabolic deficiencies may cut depression

New York: Identifying and treating metabolic deficiencies in individuals suffering from depression can help improve symptoms and also lead to remission in cases where antidepressant medications and therapy does not work, says a study. Depression is a mood disorder causing a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It is also one of the

Microsoft to cut additional 2,850 jobs from smartphone sector

New York: Hurt by a failed $7.6 billion Nokia experiment amid growing losses in the smartphone hardware business segment, Microsoft has announced to lay off an additional 2,850 workers to the previously 1,850 jobs it said it would cut. In a regulatory filing, the tech giant said it will cut 4,700 jobs globally by the

Exercise may cut gestational diabetes risk in obese women

London: Moderate exercises like walking and strength training when done thrice a week can help obese women to reduce the risks associated with gestational diabetes — a form of high blood sugar affecting pregnant women, a study says. Obese women are at increased risk of complications during pregnancy, the most common of which are gestational

DU releases first cut-off; LSR highest with 98.5%

New Delhi: University of Delhi (DU) on Wednesday released its first cut-off for the academic session 2016-17 with Lady Sri Ram College (LSR) keeping the highest cut-off for Psychology Honours at 98.5 per cent, an increase of 0.5 percentage point. The LSR set the cut-off for English Honours and B.Com (Honours) at 98.25 per cent


Increase vitamin D levels to cut kidney problems

London: A deficiency in the amount of vitamin D in the body may lead to high risk of chronic kidney diseases, especially in children, says a new study. Vitamin D deficiency has been found common in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) — the longstanding disease of the kidneys leading to renal failure. Researchers have

Eat nuts to cut mortality risk from prostate cancer

New York: Men suffering from prostate cancer may significantly reduce their risk of mortality by consuming nuts like almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios and walnuts, new research suggests. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed and second most lethal cancer for men. “Prostate cancer should be considered seriously as more men are prone to such diseases,”

Bombay HC overrules CBFC, clears ‘Udta Punjab’ with one cut

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday overruled the CBFC recommended 13 cuts to the Bollywood film “Udta Punjab” and cleared the film for release with one cut and three disclaimers by the filmmakers here. A division bench comprising Justice S.C. Dharmadhikari and Justice Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi also directed the Central Board of Film Certification to

Weight-loss surgery may cut death rate in obese patients

London: Obese individuals who undergo a weight loss surgery are less likely to face death, than those do not undertake a surgery, finds a new study. Being obese can increase an individual’s risk of mortality from numerous diseases like heart attack, stroke and a number of cancers. Bariatric surgery has shown to prevent obesity related

Keep away unhealthy snacks to cut obesity risk

New York: The proximity to snacks at workplace can increase your consumption behaviour, says a new study that focuses on how companies can promote healthy choices and still provide indulgent goodies. Many companies provide free snacks and beverages to incentivise productivity and boost morale of its employees. However, unhealthy snacking may cause an office obesity

‘CPI inflation to stay benign; RBI to cut 25 bps’

New Delhi: Inflationary pressure is likely to remain in check due to low, sub-potential growth and CPI forecast should average 5 per cent in the fiscal, in line with the Reserve Bank’s target, says a report. Global financial services major Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA-ML) revised its fiscal 2016-17 CPI inflation forecast to 5.7