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Gene linked to hair loss may improve cancer treatment

New York: Scientists have found that a gene associated with autoimmune hair loss disorder may also help improve cancer immunotherapy — treatment that uses body’s own immune system to fight cancer. The findings showed that a gene named IKZF1 recruits T cells in alopecia areata — a condition in which immune cells attack and destroy […]

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Even low levels of antibiotics in chicken can cause bacterial resistance

New York: Even negligible levels of antibiotics in chicken blood can cause bacterial resistance and sicken people with hard-to-treat infections, suggests new research based on a study of antibiotic resistance in leech’s gut. Microbiologists have long known that the overuse of antibiotics in people and animals leads to antibiotic resistance or the proliferation of germs […]

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Scientists decode possible origin of human speech

New York: Researchers have discovered neural circuits in the brains of rhesus macaque monkeys that could represent a common origin for social communication, including human speech. The findings showed that these circuits are involved in face recognition, facial expression and emotion and they may very well have given rise to our singular capacity for speech. […]

Deal reached to sell Sahara's NY Plaza Hotel for $600 million: Reports

New York: A Dubai investment group and a New York real estate company have reached a deal to buy the majority stake owned by Subrata Roy’s Sahara Group in the New York Plaza Hotel for $600 million, according to media reports. The prospective buyers have seven weeks to close the deal, real estate newspaper Real […]

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It's okay to fight for it: Deepika Padukone on pay gap

New York: Deepika Padukone, one of the highest paid actors in the Indian film industry, says women must not shy away from demanding and even fighting for the pay they think they deserve. The actress, who attended the TIME 100 gala here on Tuesday night, spoke to Time magazine about the need for confidence among […]

Indian Americans raise USD 2.4 mn for public health in India

Washington: Indian Americans have raised USD 2.4 million to carry out public health work in India. Raised at the second annual gala of WHEELS Global Foundation (WGF) in New York over the weekend, organisers of the event said USD 2 million of this was donated by Chirag Patel, co-CEO and chairman, Amneal Pharmaceuticals, and his […]

New York attack: 8 killed as truck plows into pedestrians

New York: Eight killed and 12 injured in a suspected terror attack after a truck rammed into pedestrians in Lower Manhattan in New York on Tuesday. According to reports, the suspect has been arrested. Based on the information authorities had at the moment, the incident was “a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent […]

Bill introduced to protect models from Harassment

New York: With an aim to provide protection to models against sexual and other forms of harassment in the industry, a lawmaker of US state of New York on Monday introduced a legislation. The bill, referred to as the “Models’ Harassment Protection Act,” follows months of research and coordination with the Model Alliance — a […]

Italy legend Pirlo to retire from professional football

Rome: Italian legend Andrea Pirlo has announced that he will retire from professional football in December when his contract with New York City FC expires. “You realise that the time has come, every day you have physical problems, you cannot train as you want because you always have some problem,” the former AC Milan and […]

Bus collision kills 3 16 in US state

New York: Three people were confirmed killed and 16 others injured after two buses collided in New York, media reports said. A private tour bus and a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus collided at the intersection of Northern Boulevard and Main Street in the New York City borough of Queens at around 6.15 a.m. (local […]

Sushma Swaraj arrives in New York for UNGA session

United Nations: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has arrived here to attend the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) session. She will hold a high level meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday. Following the trilateral meeting, Sushma Swaraj will represent India at a UN reforms meeting […]

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Virat Kohli on ‘much-needed break' with Anushka Sharma

New York: Indian cricketer Virat Kohli is on a “much-needed break” with Anushka Sharma. The actress latest social media posts indicate they are in New York, where the IIFA Weekend and Awards begins on Thursday. “Much-needed break with my <3 (heart emoji),” Virat posted on his Instagram page on Wednesday with a photograph featuring him and […]

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American circus stages final show

New York: America’s most celebrated circus Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus has staged its final performance in New York, as emotional performers, and wistful crowd-goers bid farewell to an institution in US live entertainment. The circus gave the final performance titled “The Greatest Show on Earth” to a sold-out crowd at Nassau Coliseum […]

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IIFA returns to US: New York to host its 18th edition

New Delhi: The organisers of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards are readying a “big blockbuster” for the gala’s 18th edition to be hosted in New York this July. This is the first time that the event will be held in New York — described as the city that never sleeps. But the […]

Snowstorm: Travel ban lifted in New York

New York:Most travel bans were lifted and transit services gradually resumed Tuesday morning in New York area after a snowstorm whose impact was far less than expected for most of the area. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo held a morning storm briefing in which he announced the reopening of roadways and public transportation in […]