How Malaria Killed 450000 Romans?

An analysis of 2,000-year-old human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula has confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire, addressing a longstanding debate about its pervasiveness in this ancient civilization. The answer is in mitochondrial genomic evidence of malaria, coaxed from the teeth of bodies buried in three Italian cemeteries, dating back to the Imperial period ...

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Post-Demonetisation, Swift IT Raids Greet 400 Cases

Income Tax (IT) Department has carried out swift investigations in more than 400 cases since the de-monetization of old High Denomination (OHD) currency on 8th November, 2016. More than Rs. 130 Crore in cash and jewellery has been seized and approximately Rs.2000 Crore of undisclosed income has been admitted by the taxpayers, said a statement. Detecting serious irregularities beyond the ...

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Cash Crunch, Future Lending Dominate Financial Inclusion Summit 2016

The two-day Inclusive Finance India Summit, formerly known as Microfinance India Summit, concluded on Tuesday with bankers and lenders vowing to stem the cash crunch that is hitting the industry across the country due to demonetisation. Two important reports by organisers Access India were released – The Inclusive Finance State of the Sector Report by Prof M S Sriram (IIM-B) ...

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Tamil Nadu Mourns, Schools, Colleges Holiday Today

As Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passed away at 11.30 pm on Monday night and the Apollo Hospital declared the beloved Amma dead officially, the funeral will be held at 4:30 PM today and the state government announced mourning with schools, offices and the state closing for official business on Tuesday. The mortal remains of Jayalalithaa were brought to ...

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Pearl Harbor Visit by Japan PM Abe to Bury Hatchet or History?

In a reciprocal gesture to US President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, cementing the leftover feelings of animosity, if any, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced that he would visit Pearl Harbor NOT on December 7 but 20 days later. Pearl harbor was a US Naval base in Hawaii that Japan attacked on ...

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UK Doctor Expresses ‘Shock’ Over Jayalalithaa Health?

London-based sepsis expert Dr Richard Beale, who treated J Jayalalithaa in October expressed his shock over a sudden cardiac arrest suffered by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on Sunday evening and said he had been keeping in close touch with Apollo Hospitals. “Unfortunately, and in spite of the progress she had made, her underlying health conditions inevitably meant that the ...

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Apollo Hospital Denies Death Rumours of Jayalalithaa

In a statement, Chennai-based Apollo Hospital denied rumours which began to spread that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa died already. It said the icon leader is on life-support system and its team of doctors are trying their level best to revive her from the cardiac arrest she suffered on Sunday at 4:30 PM. The rumours gained currency when AIDMK, Jayalalithaa’s ...

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Jayalalithaa News: Chennai-Bound Buses Cancelled

Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation(APSRTC) has cancelled many Chennai-bound buses, especially from Tirupathi and Chittore owing the unpredictable developments on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa’s heart attack and her current situation in Apollo Hospitals. While many VIPs and MPs are queueing up to Apollo hospital in Chennai to enquire about Jayalalithaa’s health, the hospital said that she is ...

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Woman Shooter Alleges Rape by Coach, FIR Filed

A national-level woman shooter on Saturday filed First Information Report in New Delhi’s Chanakyapuri police station alleging that her coach spiked her drink and raped her, sending shockwaves across the already-battered sports community. The complainant said her coach, an Arjuna Award winner, had been training her for the past two years at the Sports Authority of India’s shooting range. When ...

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Earn Honestly, Pay Taxes Honestly, says Minister

Union Minister (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal, addressing a gathering comprising of the trader fraternity at the Less-Cash India Summit, said the demonetisation will bring a change in the way people think and work as it makes the honest feel respected for the first time. It was an idea whose time had ...

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Bahubali 2 Satellite Rights Sold to Zee Network for Rs. 26 crore?

The satellite rights of Director S S Rajamouli’s “Baahubali: The Conclusion” (Bahubali 2) starring Prabhas and Rana Daggubati has been sold to Zee Network for a whopping Rs.26 crore, said the film’s publicist. In a tweet, he said: “satellite rights have been acquired by Zee Network for a whopping price of Rs 26C, which would surpass the record of “Baahubali.” ...

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Shane Warne Launches First Individual Emoji App for a Cricketer

Joining the ranks with celebrities around the world such as Justin Bieber, Ellen, Ronaldinho and Usain Bolt, emoji app developer StarMojis is launching the WarnieMojis app, which promises to add plenty of fun into the communication world with family and friends. The app features hundreds of unique and exclusive emoji stickers, GIF’s, audio comments and a custom message maker that ...

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Cataracts linked to Increasing Incidence of Depression in Older Adults: Chinese Researchers

Going beyond diabetes, scientists found that older adults with cataracts too are more likely to have symptoms of depression, ruling out the belief that they are independent of each other.  They attributed the link to vision loss that might cause older adults to become isolated and withdrawn, or even refusing to seek treatment for cataracts. According to new research by ...

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Why Did Evolution Puzzle Newton? New Model Explains Mating Selection

Why do some animals have showy ornaments such as deer antlers, peacock feathers and horns on dung beetles? Charles Darwin couldn’t figure it out, but now a Northwestern University research team has developed a mathematical model to explain the puzzling phenomenon of evolution. The mathematical model has made a surprising prediction: In animals with ornamentation, males will evolve out of ...

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It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s the tiniest asteroid! – Indian Origin Scientist

Astronomers have obtained observations of the smallest asteroid ever characterized in detail. At 2 meters (6 feet) in diameter, the tiny space rock is small enough to be straddled by a person in a hypothetical space-themed sequel to the iconic bomb-riding scene in the movie “Dr. Strangelove.” Interestingly, the asteroid, named 2015 TC25, is also one of the brightest near-Earth ...

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Coldest Decade of Millennium 1430s Saw Famine, Disease and More

While searching through historical archives to find out more about the 15th-century climate of what is now Belgium, northern France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, Chantal Camenisch noticed something odd. “I realised that there was something extraordinary going on regarding the climate during the 1430s,” says the historian from the University of Bern in Switzerland. Compared with other decades of the ...

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