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Colourful extravaganza opens to keep all busy for fortnight

Rupnagar: Alike the previous five seasons, this World Cup Kabaddi tournament also began on a magnificent note, where the crowd was all cheered up to see the famous Bollywood and Pollywood stars performing live on the stage. The glimpse of the trophy amid the pumping beats and laser show made the stadium echo with the

Keep skin cool, glowing with easy tips

New Delhi: As summer transitions into winter, you ought to take good care of your skin while getting exposed to the sun and its rays. Give your skin more fluids and eat right for healthy skin, says an expert. October being the beginning of the festive season, is generally the time when most people plan

Meditation can keep your emotional brain in check

New York: Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you are not a mindful person, suggests a new study Mindfulness, a moment-by-moment awareness of one’s thoughts, feelings and sensations, has gained worldwide popularity as a way to promote health and well-being. “Our findings not only demonstrate that meditation improves emotional health, but that people

Two Facebook comments a day can keep worries away

New York: Just 60 comments from close friends in a month — two comments per day — can impact your feelings of well-being and satisfaction with life just as much as getting married or having a baby, suggests new research. What really makes people feel good is when those they know and care about write

Keep make-up brushes clean, avoid infections

New Delhi: Taking care of make-up brushes is essential to avoid any kind of infections, says an expert. Ragini Mehra, founder of Beauty Source India, an online retail store for skincare products, shared a few tips to maintain your brushes: There are brush cleaning accessories available that are made from special non-toxic material (that won’t

Monkeys keep the government on toes

Surprising, but true. In Himachal Pradesh, the monkeys keep the state government on toes. So much so, that the government, which was earlier giving money for catching monkeys (for sterilisation), has now announced an incentive of Rs 300 for killing a monkey in certain areas outside forest. The reason: Under tremendous political pressure, the state

Modi using mother political benefit: Kejriwal

Keep modelling for Reliance: Kejriwal to Modi

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today mockingly dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “Mr Reliance” after his photo appeared in the company’s advertisements and accused him of “openly endorsing” its latest Jio services. Kejriwal’s caustic jibe at Modi, including an advice to him to “keep modelling for Reliance”, came on a day the Mukesh

Let the late Russian’s family keep London silver: Yogeshwar

New Delhi:  Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt is not keen to collect the upgraded silver medal from 2012 London Olympics on humanitarian grounds given that the original second place finisher’s positive dope test came after his death. “Besik Kudukhov shandaar pehelwaan the (Besik Kudukhov was a magnificent wrestler). Unke mirtyu ke baad dope test mein fail

How to keep smart cars safe from hacking

New York: A team of student researchers in the US created a security protocol to protect from cyber attacks smart cars with GPS, Bluetooth and internet connections. In 2015, two researchers remotely hacked a Jeep Cherokee and controlled everything — from the car’s radio and media console to its brakes and steering. “These cars have

How to keep smart cars safe from hacking

New York: A team of student researchers in the US created a security protocol to protect from cyber attacks smart cars with GPS, Bluetooth and internet connections. In 2015, two researchers remotely hacked a Jeep Cherokee and controlled everything — from the car’s radio and media console to its brakes and steering. “These cars have

CM tells police to keep an eye on foreign nationals in Kullu area

Shimla: Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh on Thursday talked tough against the drug peddlers and said concerted efforts are required to fight the drug menace in Himachal Pradesh. He said the need of the hour is to take stringent action on the drug manufacturers along with bringing few amendments in rules and regulations to break the

Keep fingers crossed and see the changes!

                                                                                   The state assembly elections are at least six months away but all parties are

Hema decides to keep Twitter updates only to film, dance

Mumbai: After drawing flak for tweeting about a film shoot last month when Mathura in her Lok Sabha constituency was engulfed by violence and tension, veteran actress-politician Hema Malini has said she would “restrict” her Twitter updates to “film and dance activities”. In the violent confrontation between the police and encroachers, 24 persons, including two

Thumb-sucking, nail-biting can actually keep allergies at bay

Toronto: Is your toddler addicted to “bad habits” such as thumb-sucking or nail-biting? Worry not, as according to a study, she or he is less likely to develop allergic sensitivities in the long run. The findings showed that children with both thumb-sucking or nail-biting habits were less likely to be allergic to things such as

Nothing will keep me away from Rio, says Nadal

Madrid: Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal has said that he had no intention of missing out on the Olympic Games starting from August 5 in Rio de Janeiro despite battling a wrist injury and fears over the Zika virus. Nadal has not played since withdrawing from the French Open in May due to a wrist

Prior engagement keep Swaraj away from oath ceremony

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj could not attend today’s swearing-in ceremony of 19 ministers due to a diplomatic engagement and, anticipating a negative headline in the media, she explained the reason for her absence well ahead of the event. “Media – Pl avoid the headline: ‘Sushma skips Oath Ceremony’,” Swaraj tweeted two hours before

Hit the gym to keep your muscle-repairing ability intact

Toronto: Here is another reason why you should hit the gym regularly as you grow older. New research has found that regular exercise could help muscles repair themselves as quickly as possible after injury even as you age. For many mammals, including humans, the speed of muscle repair slows as they grow older, and it

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Easy hacks to keep sweat stains away

New Delhi: Sweat stains can be unpleasant and embarrassing, so try using sweat pads or an antiperspirant to prevent it, suggests an expert. Gunjan Gaur, make-up expert and executive director of ALPS Cosmetic Clinics, shares some hacks to prevent sweat patches on your clothes: * Protect with sweat pads: You can steer clear of embarrassing sweat

Being a foodie can actually keep you lean

London: Do you perceive yourself to be a foodie? If yes, chances are that you may end up influencing the amount of your intake as well as decrease the risk of becoming obese, often attributed to an addiction to food, finds new research. According to researchers, when the study participants were told that they were