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The following is a comment by reader Rajesh Singh for the article ‘And just who is Priyanka Vadra anyway?’ by Sunil Rajguru. Some grammar has been edited.  The views expressed her are of the author's alone. As the nation goes to polls in phases over the next 15 days, it is becoming increasingly clear that the Congress is losing ground across the country. The Gandhi family strongholds ...
Hyderabad: Bureaucrat-turned-politician Jayaprakash Narayan, whose Lok Satta Party is contesting 100 assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh, is worried that manufacturing is "at a standstill" and sought creation of more jobs for the young. "We are adding 15 million young people in the job market every year, but we are creating 10 percent jobs for them. Manufacturing is really at a standstill and the greatest ...
What if you are told that you can print your smart phone on your t-shirt and walk around? Welcome to the world of "spaser" technology that can make mobile phones so small, efficient, and flexible that these could be printed on clothing. A team of researchers from Melbourne-based Monash University's department of electrical and computer systems engineering (ECSE) has modelled the world's first spaser ...
Results from Microsoft's first quarterly earnings release under new CEO Satya Nadella offered fresh justification for his focus on cloud computing.Microsoft Corp. on Thursday posted net income and revenue that beat Wall Street expectations.Factoring out special items from a year ago, revenue in the January-March quarter grew 8 percent.Nadella, who replaced longtime CEO Steve Ballmer in February, touted ...
Kochi, April 25 (IANS) India needs over 26,000 independent directors and around 2,500 women directors to fill the boards of companies across the country, an official said here Friday. Lt. Gen (Retd) J.S. Ahluwalia, president of the Institute of Directors, said that despite a handful of high profile female Indian entrepreneurs, the proportion of female directors is a meagre 5.2 percent, which is even ...
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) The Kerala Police is yet to track down the thieves who made off with more than 150 medals and gifts received by cricketer Sanju Samson, his father said Friday. "It's now three weeks since thieves broke into our home (that's now locked in the fishing village near a beach here). Sanju, who is in UAE, asked me Thursday about progress made in the probe. I told him ...

Not fit? Blame it on genes

2014-04-25 14:20:00

Toronto, April 25 (IANS) In what could cheer the couch potatoes a bit, researchers have now found that genetic cells in our bodies keep changing and they could influence our health in numerous ways. Genomes are changing, not just from generation to generation, but even and in fact within our individual cells. The researchers found an association between the level of modification of RNA and our basal ...

Stressed? Bring home a horse

2014-04-25 14:20:00

Washington, April 25 (IANS) Preventing stress could become a bit easier as researcher have now found that working with a horse can significantly reduce stress hormones in youth. The study gives more scientific credit to the claims of therapeutic horsemanship professionals, parents and children who have reported a positive impact from these types of programmes. For the study, the researcher designed ...
The following is a comment by reader Rajesh Singh for the article ‘And just who is Priyanka Vadra anyway?’ by Sunil Rajguru. Some grammar has been edited.  The views expressed her are of the author's alone. As the nation goes to polls in phases over the next 15 days, it is becoming increasingly clear that the Congress is losing ground across the country. The Gandhi family strongholds ...
A man in a black overcoat and a cap, a walking stick in his hand, looks out of a black-and-white picture. By him are two boys, his sons, one of whom bears a striking resemblance to Aam Aadmi Party's Lok Sabha candidate from Ghaziabad, Shazia Ilmi. The trio are Shazia's brothers and father, Maulana Ishaq Ilmi, a Deobandi scholar who in 1953 founded in Kanpur what is now believed to be the largest selling ...
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) The Kerala Police is yet to track down the thieves who made off with more than 150 medals and gifts received by cricketer Sanju Samson, his father said Friday. "It's now three weeks since thieves broke into our home (that's now locked in the fishing village near a beach here). Sanju, who is in UAE, asked me Thursday about progress made in the probe. I told him ...
Since the assassination of Indira Gandhi on Oct 31, 1984, women politicians have steered clear of having a go at the high office of prime minister. For one, they are mostly regional satraps and not strictly in the national arena. Importantly, garnering 272 plus on their own out of the 543 elected seats in the Lok Sabha to stake claim in forming the government, even in good times, is a difficult ask. Despite ...
Suicides across the military dropped by more than 15 percent last year, but new detailed data reveals an increase in the number of Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers who took their own lives.The overall totals provided by the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps give some hope that prevention programs and increased efforts to identify troops at risk may be taking hold after several years of ...
Scientists in a United Nations-backed collaborative have cracked the genetic code of the bloodsucking tsetse fly in a breakthrough that brings new hope to the fight against one of the most devastating livestock diseases spread by the insect. Tsetse flies are vectors for the single-cell parasites that cause trypanosomiasis, or nagana, an often-lethal disease that affects some 3 million animals in sub-Saharan ...
In conservative Mississippi, some business owners who support equal treatment for gays and lesbians are pushing back against a new law that bans government from limiting the free practice of religion.Critics fear the vaguely written law, which takes effect July 1, will prompt authorities to look away from anti-gay actions that are carried out in the name of religious beliefs — for example, ...
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson put his agency's former internal watchdog on leave within hours of the publication of a Senate report that concluded the employee was too cozy with senior agency officials and delayed or classified some critical reports to accommodate President Barack Obama's political appointees.Charles K. Edwards had been allowed to quietly resign as acting inspector general ...
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) School authorities in India have persistently discriminated against children from Dalit, minority and other marginalised communities, pushing them out of education, a report by Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. According to the report "They Say We're Dirty: Denying an Education to India's Marginalised", the discrimination ranges from differentiation in serving mid-day meals, ...
Ghaziabad, April 21 (IANS) Angry over steep fee hike by DPS, parents Monday defied orders prohibiting gathering of four or more people imposed by the district administration and staged a sit-in outside the dsistrict magistrate's office here. A tussle is going on between the Delhi Public School Ghaziabad (DPSG) management and the parents over the arbitrary increase in fees by the school management. Additional ...
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