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Now, diagnosis at your finger length

London: Want to know if you are likely to catch a cold or develop joint ache as you get older? Well, diagnosis is at your finger length, say scientists. According to the scientists, studying the length of your fingers, specifically your ring and index fingers, could help you determine your risk of more serious health […]

Sugary drinks linked to high blood pressure

Washington: In one more reason why one should avoid or reduce taking sugary drinks, a new study has claimed that soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages such as fruit drinks may lead to increased blood pressure levels in adults. The international research, published in the journal Hypertension, found that every extra sugary beverages per day increases […]

Gut bacteria can control organ functions too

London: Bacteria in the human gut not only helps in digestion of food, but also control functions of other organs like the lever, says a new study. The findings, published in the `mBio` journal, offer new understanding of the symbiotic relationship between humans and their gut microbes and how changes to the microbiota can impact […]

SA to focus on fielding: Steyn

Mohali: South Africa pacer Dale Steyn on Tuesday said the nerve-wrecking tied match between India and England highlighted the importance of fielding and the Proteas will focus as much on saving runs as on scoring in their World Cup matches. A total of 676 runs were scored in the thrilling match and Steyn said despite […]

Bhupathi turns film producer with Chalo Dilli

Mumbai: Tennis star Mahesh Bhupati, who tied the knot with Bollywood actress Lara Dutta recently, is making his debut as a film producer with `Chalo Dilli` starring his wife and comic actor Vinay Pathak. Produced by Eros International in association with Big Daddy Productions (owned by Globosport) and `Bheegi Basanti` production, the film is being […]

No Salman-Asin steamy sequence in Ready

New Delhi: Director Anees Bazmee has denied rumours that his forthcoming film `Ready` includes a steamy sequence between leading stars Salman Khan and Asin. "I don`t know where these rumours came from. There is no steamy sequence between Salman and Asin in `Ready`," Bazmee told media. The director insisted that the film is squeaky clean […]

Raja allowed to appear through video-con

New Delhi: Jailed former Telecom Minister A Raja`s plea to participate in the proceedings in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case against him through video- conferencing was on Tuesday allowed by a Delhi court. "In view of the fact that electronic video linkage is available both in the Patiala House court as well as in […]

PPP ministers removed from Punjab govt

Islamabad: All seven PPP ministers in the coalition government in Pakistan`s politically-crucial Punjab province have been removed after the ruling PML-N ended its alliance with the party. Governor Latif Khosa on Monday signed an advice sent to him by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for the removal of the PPP ministers from the provincial Cabinet. […]

Major attempt to break Tripoli siege repelled

Cairo: Wary of US and NATO buildup off the Libyan shores, Mummar Gaddafi on Tuesday attempted to break the encirclement of his capital Tripoli using tanks and anti-aircraft artillery but his army was repelled in six hours of intense fighting by the opposition forces. Throwing in his ultra loyal elite Khamis brigade and mercenary militiamen, […]

Sensex shoots up 623 pts in post-Budget rally

Mumbai: In a post-Budget rally, the BSE benchmark Sensex on Tuesday shot up 623 points — the biggest single day gain in 21 months — to close at 18,446.50, as led by auto stocks funds bought blue-chips at lower levels amid positive global cues. As the market turned bullish, all the 30-BSE index scrips as […]

Jayanthi named JPC member

New Delhi: Congress spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan was on Tuesday named a member of the JPC into the 2G spectrum scam after her colleague Abhishek Singhvi recused himself taking the plea that he had appeared for cellular operators in the court as a senior advocate. The announcement about Natarajan`s inclusion was made by Telecom Minister Kapil […]

Singhvi recuses himself from JPC in 2G scam

New Delhi: Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi has recused himself from the JPC into the 2G Spectrum scam taking the plea that he had appeared for cellular operators in the court as a senior advocate. "I had appeared as a senior advocate in the court for cellular operators and had attacked the telecom policies from 2002 […]

Maoists blast two mobile tower control rooms

Jamui: Maoists blasted two control rooms of telecom towers in Bihar`s Jamui district late last night, police said. About 50 heavily-armed ultras came to the control rooms of private telecom operators and blew up the facilities detonating dynamites at Mahugayen village under Sonu police station area, Superintendent of Police R N Singh said. The Maoists […]

Phone tapping: Parliament adjourned till noon

New Delhi: Parliament was Tuesday adjourned till noon as opposition members vociferously demanded a probe into the alleged massacre of Sikhs in Haryana and alleged tapping of telephones of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalitha. As soon as the Lok Sabha convened for the day, members of Akali Dal trooped into the Well demanding an inquiry into […]

BJP describes Union budget as politically oriented

New Delhi: BJP Parliamentary Party today discussed the merits of the budget for 2011-12 at its weekly meeting, describing it as a "politically oriented" in view of the impending elections in five states and said it did not address key issues of inflation, corruption and black money. "This budget is entirely politically oriented keeping in […]

Godhra train carnage: 11 get death sentence

Ahmedabad: Eleven convicts in the Godhra train burning case were today handed down death sentence while 20 others were given life imprisonment by a special court in the 2002 incident that left 59 `karsevaks` dead and triggered riots which claimed over 1200 lives in Gujarat. Special judge P R Patel considering the case as "rarest […]

Hrithik is the highest paid filmstar on TV

Mumbai: Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan, who is making his television debut as a dance reality show judge, is the highest paid film star on small screen. The shooting for "Just Dance" the dance reality show on Star Plus will start next month where the 37-year-old film star will judge contestants along with choreographers Farah Khan […]

2 more special AI flights from Libya return

(image) New Delhi: A total of 557 Indians returned home in two batches by air from strife-torn Libya in the wee hours today taking to 1,083 the total number of people evacuated so far by the four Air India special flights. The fourth Air India flight( AI-170) landed at Terminal 2 of Indira Gandhi International […]

Rail roko stir cripples train services in Telangana

Hyderabad: Train services across Telangana region were paralysed today as TRS, TDP, BJP workers along with other Telangana supporters began a dawn-to-dusk `rail roko` agitation in support of the separate statehood demand. Scores of activists of various political parties blocked the trains at several places in various Telangana districts of Nalgonda, Warangal, Mahabubnagar and also […]

Rupee gains by 15 paise

Mumbai: The Indian rupee gained 15 paise to Rs 45.12 per dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange today on the back of dollar weakness against other currency rivals. Forex dealers said continued weakness of the dollar against other currencies and shifting of funds from the forex market to firming equities mainly pulled down the dollar. […]

Indians have Rs 500 lakh crore black money

(image) Shillong: Claiming that black money to the tune of Rs 500 lakh crore was stashed by Indians in foreign banks, yoga guru Baba Ramdev today advocated for bringing those money back. Continuing his tirade against corruption, he said if brought back, the huge amount of black money could change the economy of the country. […]

SC verdict on reinvestigation in Rizwanur case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Monday pronounce its verdict on appeals challenging the Calcutta High Court`s order for a fresh CBI probe into the death of computer graphics teacher Rizwanur Rahman who had married the daughter of industrialist Ashok Todi. The High Court had asked the agency to probe the matter after registering […]

Court rejects bail plea of Maoist leader

Malkangiri: Bail application of Maoist Sriramulu Srinivasalu, one of the ultras whose release had been demanded by abductors of Malkangiri district Collector R V Krishna, was rejected by a local court on Monday. Additional District Judge M S Dhal rejected the bail plea of Srinivasalu, who had a week ago been granted bail by a […]

Police shifts recovered silver to separate room

Puri: A day after recovering 522 silver bricks weighing about 18 tonne and valued at over 90 crore in the international market from Emar Mutt on the Grand Road here, police on Monday shifted the white metal slabs to a separate room in the same premises, police sources said. "All the 522 silver bricks have […]

Man kills wife, son, self in Angul

Angul: In a gruesome incident, a man committed suicide after smashing his wife and 8-year-old son to death in Balihata village of Nuasahi area here, police informed on Monday. The deceased husband has been identified as Ajendra Dalbehera.   The 16-year-old daughter who was too attacked by his father has been admitted to a hospital […]