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Several feared drowned as boat capsizes in Andhra Pradesh

National Disaster Response Force personnel have been pressed into service to trace the missing persons, official sources said. The number of passengers in the boat at the time of the accident was also not clear even as reports said at least 10 persons swam to safety. Chief Minister N Chandrababu …

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Body odour may help identify malaria: study

Blood tests do not necessarily pick up infection with the plasmodium parasite, especially at low parasite densities, according to the study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DNA tests for the parasite usually show infection, but they are far from rapid. “Our previous work in …

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Smart wristbands, rings allow users to type with gestures

Using acoustic chirps emitted from a ring and received by a wristband the system is able to recognize 22 different micro finger gestures that could be programmed to various commands – including a T9 keyboard interface, a set of numbers, or application commands like playing or stopping music. The system …

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At least 12 dead in flyover collapse in Varanasi

Pictures from the incident site showed passengers being pulled out from a car trapped under the collapsed portion of the flyover. “Deputy chief minister KP Maurya and minister Neelkanth Tiwari have been directed by the chief minister Yogi Adityanath to visit Varanasi’s Cantt area. The CM has expressed grief and …

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India’s exports grow 5.17 pc to USD 25.9 bn in April

Imports too grew by 4.60 percent to USD 39.63 billion in the month on yearly basis, leaving a trade deficit of USD 13.72 billion. Oil imports during the month under review were valued at USD 10.41 billion, 41.5 percent higher than the same month of previous year. Non-oil imports, however, …

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Portugal braces for wildfire season after 106 died last year

The government says that as from today, 13 water-dropping helicopters are available, with other aircraft already contracted for the critical period from June 1. Authorities have enacted a series of measures since last year’s deadly blazes, including a national and mandatory forest cleaning programme. A severe drought last year left …

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Differentiate between legal, illegal immigration: India tells UN

India’s Deputy Permanent Representative Tanmaya Lal said on Monday that the global compact on migration being negotiated was tainted by a focus on illegal immigration in some countries. “This is unfortunate, since this negative narrative is not at all helpful and, in fact, hurts the genuine interests and concerns of …

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