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LONDON: South Asian countries including India have fared poorly in a ranking of the world’s most liveable cities topped by Austrian capital Vienna, with New Delhi figuring at 112th and Mumbai 117th position in a list of 140 cities. Pakistan’s … More
SAN FRANCISCO: Micro-blogging platform Twitter has launched Twitter Lite Android app in 21 more countries, including India, that will minimize data usage, load quickly on slower networks and take up less space on a mobile device.             The app, … More
GENEVA: Scientists have used a “breakthrough” approach, that combines virtual reality and artificial tactile sensations, to help two amputees feel as though their prosthetic hand belongs to their own body. The researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in … More
LONDON: The beleaguered Indian team today received a boost with pacer Jasprit Bumrah being declared fit and available for selection for the third Test against England starting in Nottingham on Saturday. England lead the five-match series 2-0 after convincing wins. … More
LONDON: A simple blood test could improve early diagnosis of myeloma, a rare cancer, a study has found. The study, published in the British Journal of General Practice, investigated the best combination of blood tests that could be used to … More
LONDON: Regular use of benzodiazepines, a class of drugs commonly prescribed to treat insomnia and anxiety, may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study. The risk increase was similar with both benzodiazepines and related Z drugs, said … More
MUMBAI: Actor Bhumi Pednekar is excited to be a part of Karan Johar’s next directorial “Takht” and says the feeling of doing the historical-drama is yet to sink in. “Takht” also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky … More
SEOUL: Scientists have developed a soft mesh that can record signals from the heart and muscles, paving the way for a new generation of flexible wearable health monitoring devices. The implantable device, provides information on muscle and cardiac dysfunctions, and … More
MUMBAI: Alia Bhatt said she doesn’t believe in reacting to rumours about her marriage but feels she is in a happy place, both personally and professionally. The “Raazi” star is currently dating Ranbir Kapoor and there have been speculations that … More
MUMBAI: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be seen in a guest appearance in Kajol’s upcoming movie “Helicopter Eela!”. Kajol and Bachchan are reuniting after their 2001 family drama “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham”. The film directed by Pradeep Sarkar, will see Bachchan … More
NEW DELHI: Remembering wife Sridevi on her 55th birth anniversary, Boney Kapoor today said that the void left by the actor could never be replaced, but her memories is something the family can live by. Sridevi passed away on February … More
MUMBAI: Arjun Kapoor is excited about espionage thriller “India’s Most Wanted”, which is based on real incidents, and the actor says he is foraying into an “uncharted territory” with the movie. The 33-year-old actor, who is collaborating with Raj Kumar … More
MUMBAI:   Spanish football league LaLiga today said social media giant Facebook will air the matches in Indian subcontinent for free for three years. The three-season deal commences with the 2018-19 campaign kicking off on August 17. “Now with Facebook, LaLiga … More
WASHINGTON: Scientists have developed a low-cost method that can monitor groundwater pollutants in real-time, and help reduce potential health risks. Groundwater contamination is increasingly recognised as a widespread environmental problem, said researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the … More
BENGALURU: India A captain Shreyas Iyer says not getting picked for senior national team despite a consistent show runs into his mind and it affects his performance at times. “It is really tough to be patient. When you perform consistently, … More
BOSTON: Talking with children from an early age can help them develop brain regions critical for language and promote their ability to quickly learn new words, a study has found. The study, published in the journal JNeurosci, showed that young … More
NEW YORK: Over 100 people, including some Indians, have been detained by the US border patrol and immigration officials in separate enforcement actions for illegally entering and living in the country. Federal Officers from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) … More
MUMBAI: Alia Bhatt has refuted reports that she is no longer friends with Katrina Kaif and said she is extremely fond of the “Tiger Zinda Hai” star. There have been reports that their equation hit rock bottom after Alia started … More
WASHINGTON: Scientists have developed a transparent heat-resistant gel using beer waste that may one day be used to build greenhouse-like habitats for human colonised on Mars. The “aerogel,” which looks like a flattened plastic contact lens, could also be used … More
NEW YORK: Adolescents with  conduct disorder and substance use problems are five times more likely to die prematurely than their peers, with roughly one in 20 dying by their 30s, according to a study. The research, published in the journal … More
MELBOURNE: Rajkumar Hirani’s “Sanju” emerged as the top winner of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) this year, bagging four awards, including the best picture and best director. Actor Ranbir Kapoor was honoured with the Vanguard Award for his … More
  DUBAI:Indian captain Virat Kohli today lost his number one position in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen, dropping to second after a forgettable performance in the lost second Test against England. Kohli lost the position to former Australian captain … More
NEW DELHI: Indians would live for about four years longer on an average if the country meets the WHO’s air quality standards, according to a new study. Noting that ambient air pollution alone may cost India more than USD 500 … More
MUMBAI: : Actor Varun Dhawan says it is difficult to voice what one feels for the country as patriotism needs to be felt more than being stated. The actor says he is proud of his upcoming film “Sui Dhaaga- Made … More
WASHINGTON: A video game designed to boost empathy in children may lead to greater connectivity in brain networks related to prosocial behaviour, scientists say. A study, published in the journal npj Science of Learning, shows that, in just two weeks, … More
NEW DELHI: The BCCI is likely to pose a few questions to chief coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli depending on how the third Test against England pans out after being left disappointed by the team’s meek surrender in … More
WASHINGTON: There may be hope for marine reefs to survive modern-day global warming, say scientists who have found that coral-algal partnerships have endured numerous climate change events since the age of dinosaurs. The relationship between corals and the mutualistic micro-algae … More
MUMBAI: The space for out-of-the-box cinema has shrunk because movie-making has become an expensive medium but veteran actor Shabana Azmi sees a lot of potential in streaming services, which have arrived on the scene in a big way. The actor … More
MUMBAI: Anushka Sharma says the notion that an actor will perform better if he/she is in a non-glamorous role is wrong as lack of make-up does not make one a good performer. Anushka, who will next be seen playing a … More
TORONTO: Women with developmental disabilities such as autism or Down syndrome are two times more likely to have another baby within a year of their first delivery, a study has found. The research Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences indicates that … More