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Petrol, diesel prices change everyday from May 1, trial run in 5 cities.

India’s state-owned fuel retailers decided to opt for a daily revision of fuel prices, as per the international regulations. Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and Hindustan petroleum Corporation Limited, which own over 95 per cent of the fuel market in the country, will be launching the project on a pilot basis in five

Himachal may ring white New Year

Himachal may ring in a white New Year

Shimla: Hill stations in Himachal Pradesh may ring in a white New Year as the Met Office on Saturday forecast snow in some areas in the state. In the state capital, a partly cloudy bone-chilling morning revived the hopes of revellers to celebrate the last day of 2016 amidst snow. “There are chances of snowfall

Under duress, Punjab waters may flow to Haryana, Rajasthan

Pritam Singh Kumedan is in agony today. The well-known river waters expert feels that ultimately, the Supreme Court is going to play heavy on Punjab. The 95 years young Kumedan does not want to be called old man as he says that he is ‘young at heart.’ Amidst the raging debate over SYL imbroglio, he

Smoking may cause artery explosion

New York: Individuals who smoke may be nearly twice as likely to develop an abdominal aortic aneurysm — a deadly condition of the main artery of the body that often turns out to be a silent killer, researchers have warned. However, the risk of this potentially life-threatening condition can be lowered by quitting, the study

Oppn asks May to clarify Britain’s role in Operation Blue Star

London: The UK’s Opposition Labour party hascalled on British Prime Minister Theresa May to “come clean” about the role played by Britain in Operation Blue Star before her three-day visit to India starting tomorrow. Labour party Deputy Leader, Tom Watson, said yesterday that Britain’s Sikh community deserves to know the truth in the wake of allegations

Maradona fears Argentina may be left out of 2018 World Cup

Buenos Aires: Argentina may be left out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, football legend has said. The former star player and national team coach said on Tuesday that there was no one looking out for his country’s interests inside football’s decision-making organisations, reports Xinhua. Argentina “has no representative” either within the regional

Bitch beating: Police may add fourth name in FIR

Mohali: Mohali Police on Monday night arrested three accused who slashed eyes of a stray bitch in Raipur Kalan on October 11. The case was registered for cruelty to animal against Makhan Singh, Harmeet Singh and Dassa. There are names of three persons in the FIR. The police may soon add one more name in

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Congress may have new look ahead of assembly polls

Patiala : The Congress party is in a complete different mode these days and it seems as if it wants to give itself a more younger look and for which it has already pulled up its socks ahead of the polls. The highly covert sources in the party on the condition of the anonymity told

Playing Pokemon Go may extend your life by 41 days: study

Los Angeles: Playing Pokemon Go regularly may add an extra 41 days to your life, a new study has claimed, despite concerns that the popular augmented reality game could be a health hazard. The health benefits of Pokemon Go, which encourages gamers to hunt Pokemon characters in real life by exploring their locale, have been

Twitter may receive bids this week: Report

New York: As Google, Sales force and even Walt Disney join the race to buy Twitter, the micro-blogging website is expected to receive bids this week, media reported on Wednesday. According to Wall Street Journal, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is “building a case to Salesforce.com Inc. investors and others that his company should be the

IFRS 9 may pose operational challenge for APAC banks

Chennai: Moving over to International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 9 or its local equivalent that requires providing for expected credit losses may create operational challenges across many Asia-Pacific (APAC) banking systems, said credit rating agency Fitch Ratings. According Fitch, IFRS 9 is one of the more significant accounting changes that banks are facing, and will

‘Trump may have avoided paying taxes for almost 2 decades’

Washington: Old tax returns of Republican nominee Donald Trump showed that he could have avoided paying federal income taxes for the last 18 years. The New York Times obtained these records which were sent to them anonymously with a return address of Trump Tower and published them on Saturday night. The records showed that Trump

Early menopausal symptoms may predict heart disease

New York: Women who experience menopausal symptoms — hot flashes and night sweats — much earlier are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) as compared to those with later onset of such symptoms, says research. Up to 80 per cent of women experience menopausal symptoms at some point during the menopause transition, said

Belly fat may increase risk of heart diseases

New York: Increasing stomach fat — also known as the “hidden fat” in abdomen — can lead to worsening heart disease risk factors, according to a study. The study adds to the growing evidence that regional fat deposits are harmful and further suggested that the density of the stomach fat (measured by CT scan) is

‘Go Goa Gone’ sequel may happen next year: Vir Das

Mumbai: Actor Vir Das says a sequel to his zombie comedy film “Go Goa Gone” might happen next year. “Go Goa Gone” was a 2013 zombie thriller featuring Saif Ali Khan along with Kunal Khemu, Das and Puja Gupta. Post the success of the film, there were talks about a sequel with aliens as the

Laughter-based exercise may boost health in the elderly

New York: Incorporating laughter into a physical activity program could improve older adults’ mental health, aerobic endurance and confidence in their ability to exercise, a study has found. In the study, older adults participated in a moderate-intensity group exercise program called ‘LaughActive’ that incorporates playful simulated laughter — self-initiated as bodily exercise — into a

Zika virus may live in eyes, spread through tears

Washington: Eyes may be a reservoir for Zikavirus, say scientists, including one of Indian origin, who found evidence of the virus in eyes and tears of infected mice, a discovery that raises the possibility that the infection may spread through tears. Zika virus causes mild disease in most adults but can cause brain damage and

Modi meets Theresa May at G20 Summit

Hangzhou (China):Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met his British counterpart Theresa May on the sidelines of the ongoing G20 Summit here. This was Modi’s first bilateral with May who succeeded David Cameron after he stepped down following UK’s decision to exit the European Union in June. “Building opportunities with the UK,” External Affairs Ministry

Yogeshwar’s Olympic bronze upgraded to silver

New Delhi: Star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt’s bronze medal from the 2012 London Olympics has been  upgraded to silver after runner-up Besik Kudukhov of Russia was found guilty of doping violation. “This morning I came to know that my Olympics medal has been upgraded to silver. I dedicate my medal to people of the nation,” Yogeshwar tweeted.

Gut bacteria therapy may help reduce weight gain

New York, Aug 29 (IANS) A new therapy that involves engineered gut bacteria may one day help reduce the health problems associated with obesity, suggests new research.The researchers found that incorporating the engineered bacteria into the guts of mice both kept them from gaining weight and protected them against some of the negative health effects

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