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Busy Big B Takes Time to Tweet in Toast to India’s Win in Hockey, Cricket

Busy with shooting for "Piku" in Kolkata, Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan on Monday complimented Indian sportsmen on their recent stellar performances in hockey and cricket. "India beat world champions Australia in hockey series tie…India beat Sri Lanka in Cricket series…you bring glory to country," the star tweeted Monday. The Indian men’s hockey team delivered a fantastic performance, winning their third ...

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‘Walk, Exercise, Keep Yourself Healthy,’ urges Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan urged the citizens in the national capital to make health a social movement so that the disease burden of the country can be brought down. "To keep one healthy, walking is the easiest exercise. It is very important to reduce the disease burden of the whole world that has been caused due to physical inactivity. ...

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Why More Indian Teens Prone to Ovarian Disorders?

Modern day sedentary lifestyle, junk food and obesity are the three main causes attributed for an increasing incidence of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) among Indian teenagers, with an estimated 10-30 percent adolescent girls being affected by it, health experts say. "There is a strong association of obesity and PCOS, especially when it happens around adolescence. The incidence of PCOS is ...

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NASA All Set to Unveil Orion Spacecraft Today

NASA’s Orion spacecraft is all set to be revealed to the world in the space agency’s first step towards sending humans to deep space on Monday. Technicians have put the finishing touches to Orion’s crew module, marking the conclusion of NASA’s efforts to build and prepare the vehicle for its maiden launch in December. "NASA is pushing the boundaries of ...

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Adult Vaccination: Preventive Health Care Lacks in India

To reduce the threat of common diseases, only about 10 per cent of adults in the country are opting for vaccines, said experts on Monday. According to health experts, though people has become more health conscious, only a minuscule population is opting for vaccines to prevent illnesses like flu and meningitis. Some of the vaccines available for adults are against ...

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Ajith Attends Daughter’s School Event as Perfect Daddy

When it comes to attending Parent-Teacher-Meeting or an event at teh school where the kids are studying, however great or busy a father might be, the only way he can show love and concern for his kids was to attend the PTM.  Actor Ajith Kumar, who is busy shooting for Tamil action-thriller “Yennai Arindhaal”, recently took out time to attend ...

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India Successfully Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable Agni-II Missile with 2000 KM Range

India successfully test-fired on Sunday its nuclear-capable Agni-II strategic ballistic missile in Odisha with a range of 2,000km, brining within range many cities in neighbouring China, a defence official said. The test was conducted from Wheeler’s Island in Bhadrak district, around 200 km from Buhbaneswar, by army personnel as part of routine user-trials, M.V.K.V. Prasad, director of the Integrated Test ...

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Narendra Modi Visits LK Advani to Wish him on His Birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited the resident of BJP veteran L.K. Advani on his 87th birthday, soon after his return from a hectic tour of Varanasi. “Wishing Advani ji a very happy birthday. May he be blessed with a long life and good health,” tweeted Modi from Varanasi and after reaching Delhi, he first dashed to the residence ...

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Intense Meteor Shower On Mars Due to Comet Fly

The comet Siding Spring that buzzed past Mars on October 19 caused an intense meteor shower and added a new layer of ions, or charged particles, to the ionosphere, NASA said. The effect of the comet on the Martian atmosphere was detected by two NASA spacecraft, including the MAVEN mission and a European spacecraft. The ionosphere is an electrically charged ...

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Upcoming AIIMS to Have Ayush Departments, Says Harsh Vardhan

Every upcoming All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) across the country will have “huge” departments of alternative medicine with a special focus on ayurveda, said Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday. While speaking at the 6th All India Congress on ayurveda, Harsh Vardhan said, “We want to ensure that ayurveda gets proper recognition in modern day science.” He said: ...

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Dengue Cases on Rise in Odisha after Bihar

The number of dengue cases in Odisha has reportedly increased to 5,535 this year after the authorities confirmed 31 new cases on Saturday, although the toll from the virus has remained at nine. A senior state health official said that of the 31 new cases, the highest (11) have been reported from the coastal district of Jajpur followed by the ...

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Modi in Varanasi: Cleans Assi Ghat,Spreads Cleanliness Drive

In his maiden visit to Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi brings cleanliness drive to his Lok Sabha Constituency, nominating nine persons including Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, crickters Suresh Raina and Mohammad Kaif, and singer Kailash Kher, to support and carry forward the message to clean India. Modi visited Varanasi for the first time after being the Prime Minister. During ...

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‘This Would Endanger Lives of Thousands,’ Says IMA

To a move that is likely to approve the proposed amendments to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act for ayurveda doctors, homeopaths and nurses to conduct the medical termination of pregnancy, the Indian Medical Association opposed, on Thursday. As per IMA statement, the ayurveda doctors, homeopaths and nurses should not be allowed to conduct the medical termination of pregnancy ...

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Bihar Government Bans Sale of Tobacco Products

In a situation where the number of cancer patients increases day by day in the country, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi announced a ban on the sale of select tobacco products in the state to battle cancer, on Friday. Though the ban is on tobacco, it will not affect the use and sale of cigarettes, bidis and khaini but ...

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Crib Deaths in West Bengal; Death Toll Mounts to 13

West Bengal is again haunted with the crib death, which continues unabated with a death toll reaching at least 13 infant deaths since Wednesday at the Malda Medical College and Hospital, an official said on Friday. Medical Superintendent and Vice Principal M.A. Rashid told IANS: "Since Wednesday, 13 babies have died. All of them were underweight and brought in very ...

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