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Why hangovers get worse as we grow older

New Delhi: The next time a hangover hits you hard the morning after a late-night party, look in the mirror to see if your hair is turning white or your hairline is receding. Yes, age is a major factor in the way drinking affects you. Worsening impact of hangovers are a reminder that drinking in […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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Pushed to second place, Trump asks Republican rivals to drop out

By Arun Kumar Washington: Undeterred by new polls that saw neurosurgeon Ben Carson overtaking him, real estate mogul Donald Trump asked some of his low polling rivals for the Republican presidential nomination to drop out. “There are too many people … If a person’s been campaigning for four or five months and they’re at zero […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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Assam again on the edge

Six months before the Assam assembly elections, there may be another bout of social unrest if the Tarun Gogoi government presses for franchise rights for those voters who bear the “doubtful” tag after their names. In a recent judgment, the Guwahati High Court has rejected the state government’s plea for allowing voting rights to even […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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A bird's eye view of computer assisted surgery

By Sanjiv Kataria Like many people, I have always been squeamish about entering a prison or a hospital. When Dr Mahendra Bhandari, Director Robotic Research and Education, Vattikuti Urology Institute at Michigan-based Henry Ford Hospital, suggested that I watch a computer assisted surgery using a Surgical Robot (SR) as part of my recent assignment with […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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Assam again on the edge

By Amitava Mukherjee Six months before the Assam assembly elections, there may be another bout of social unrest if the Tarun Gogoi government presses for franchise rights for those voters who bear the “doubtful” tag after their names. In a recent judgment, the Guwahati High Court has rejected the state government’s plea for allowing voting […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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In November, see Taj Mahal up close from a hot air balloon

Lucknow: Ever seen the Taj Mahal from 3,000 feet above and from a distance of just 500 metres? Well, this could be your lifetime chance as the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department is hosting a hot air balloon festival in the vicinity of the monument November 14-16. More than 15 hot air balloons from Australia, Belgium, […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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'Once Upon A Time In Bihar' - An honest portrayal

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “Once Upon A Time in Bihar”; Director: Nitin Chandra; Cast: Kranti Prakash Jha, Deepak Singh, Ajay Kumar, Pankaj Jha, Arti Puri, Ashish Vidyarthi and Neetu Chandra; Rating: ** Written and directed by Nitin Chandra, “Once Upon A Time in Bihar” is a poignant tale that reveals the distressing state of affairs […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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A pianist on a mission to create 'positivity' with music

By Ankit Sinha New Delhi: The country has been rocked with controversies like the Dadri lynching, rape assaults and attack on freedom of speech. But with the power of music, pianist Anil Srinivasan hopes to “contribute positively and creatively” to a world where grudges and blame-games are the order of the day. “Unfortunately, the country […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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Militant Buddhist Ashin Wirathu major factor in Myanmar polls

By Amitava Mukherjee His detractors call him the “Buddhist Bin Laden”. He does not deny this although he chooses to liken himself to James Bond for his ” nationalist outlook”. He has no political party and no poll candidates – yet he is turning out to be the most talked about factor in Myanmar’s coming […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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Style must accompany substance: A time for transformational leadership

By Amit Dasgupta It is extraordinary how quickly we believe smart slogans. Advertising and marketing are based precisely on the ability to win subscribers and getting them hooked through language and packaging. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has understood this all too well. When he spoke of ‘aache din’, he struck an immediate chord of empathy […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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Trump will call Iran's Ayatollah 'Hey baby'!

By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump would not call Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei the “Supreme Leader.” He would also put a stop to US meddling in Middle Eastern affairs because women there “don’t want freedom as evidenced by their desire to wear burkas or niqabs, which cover their […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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'Recycle waste, manage garbage to control street dog numbers'

Sahana Ghosh Kolkata: What has the Swachh Bharat campaign got to do with dogs? Well, Indian experts have found that managing how garbage is dumped and handled can help in controlling the population of strays in urban areas. While dog lovers have a way with free-ranging dogs or strays, for the municipal authorities and health […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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Sikh, Jain and modern India studies chairs in US varsity

By Arun Kumar Washington: Funded by $6 million in donations, the School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) has announced three new endowed chairs in Sikh, Jain and modern India studies. The chairs are named the Dhan Kaur Sahota Presidential Chair in Sikh Studies, Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies, and […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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Pakistan to act against LeT; no n-deal, or US role in Kashmir

By Arun Kumar Washington: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif came to the US with a litany of complaints against India with the hope of getting an India type nuclear deal and involving Washington in the Kashmir issue. He got neither. Instead Sharif ended up giving President Barack Obama an assurance that Islamabad would take effective […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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Bihar poll diary: Campaigning in the time of call drops

By Brajendra Nath Singh At least one thing is sure. Call drops don’t just affect the common man. Even ministers are victims of the sudden disconnect or silence at other end of the mobile connection. During campaigning in Bihar, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communication and IT, was to be contacted by the ‘war room’ […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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