Monday, 27 January, 2020


Know your government in Delhi

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s cabinet of six ministers, sworn in Saturday, comprises of two former journalists, a legal campaigner, an architect, a software engineer and a social worker — all under 50 years age, the youngest cabinet that Delhi has had. Arvind Kejriwal, 45: Activist-turned-politician is Delhi’s seventh and youngest chief minister. A graduate in mechanical engineering from the Indian ... Read More »

Bahrain court acquits princess on trial for torturing doctors

A Bahraini court has acquitted two police officers, including a Bahraini princess, who were on trial for torturing doctors while in detention during political turmoil in the Gulf Arab island kingdom in 2011, a lawyer and an activist said on Friday. Sheikha Noura bint Ibrahim al-Khalifa was one of the two police officers acquitted by the court of appeals on ... Read More »

Fitness more important than titles in 2014, Nadal says

Staying fit is more important to Rafa Nadal in 2014 than adding to his 13 grand slam titles, the world number one was quoted as saying on Friday. Spaniard Nadal had one of the best season's of his career in 2013 following his return in February after seven months out with a knee injury, winning 10 tournaments including a record ... Read More »

What is Ayurveda?


There’s an idea in Ayurveda that, “What heals, also prevents.” As we in the Western world develop our own “science of longevity” based in the undeniable strengths of modern research methodology, it makes sense to take a serious scientific look at botanical medicines already known to be efficacious through thousands of years of practice. Ayurveda provides much wise counsel on, ... Read More »

Thai Election Commission asks for poll delay after clashes

By Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand's Election Commission (EC) called for a February poll to be postponed on Thursday after bloody clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters seeking to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and scuttle the ballot. Hours after the unrest started, the EC issued a statement recommending the government postpone the vote until all sides supported ... Read More »

India to set up National Cancer Institute

New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) India will set up a National Cancer Institute, with the union cabinet Thursday approving the proposal for the “landmark step” in the area of research in the disease which has emerged a major public health concern with 11 lakh new cases diagnosed every year. The 710-bed institute will come up up in the Jhajjar (Haryana) ... Read More »

Cricket: Morkel ends solid India start

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 26, 2013 (AFP) – Morne Morkel made what South African captain Graeme Smith described as a miraculous recovery from injury and broke a solid opening stand by India on the first day of the second and final Test between South Africa and India at Kingsmead on Thursday. read more... Read More »

Mamata inducts two in her cabinet

Kolkata, Dec 26 (IANS) Two new ministers were Thursday inducted into the West Bengal government while a minister of state was elevated and given independent charge, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced. Binay Krishna Burman, a lawmaker from Mathabhanga in north Bengal’s Cooch Behar district, is the new forest minister, replacing Hiten Burman who stepped down citing health issues and illness. ... Read More »

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