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India to proceed for consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

Indian Charge d’ Affaires, Gaurav Ahluwalia, will be meeting Jadhav. India hopes that Pakistan will ensure right atmosphere so that the meeting is free, fair, meaningful and effective in keeping with the letter and spirit of the ICJ orders. Jadhav is a former naval officer who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistan ... Read More »

Sedentary lifestyle linked to doubled mortality risk: Study

“Our findings imply that to get the maximum health benefits of physical activity in terms of protection against premature all-cause and cardiovascular death, you need to continue being physically active,” said the study’s author Trine Moholdt from the Norwegian University. This study aimed to assess how changes in physical activity ... Read More »

Microbes likely to play role in triggering heart attack: Study

The researchers found that unlike gut bacteria, certain bacteria in coronary plaques were pro-inflammatory. In addition, patients with acute coronary syndrome (heart attack) had different bacteria in their guts compared to patients with stable angina. Diet, smoking, pollution, age, and medications have a major impact on cell physiology, the immune ... Read More »

Ganesh Chaturthi being celebrated across India today

The day marks the birth of Lord Ganesha, who is a symbol of wisdom and good fortune in Hindu religion. This year, the festival began on September 2, and the immersion will happen after 10 days, on September 12.  Across India, especially in the state of Maharashtra, the festival is brought alive ... Read More »

Hong Kong protesters target trains, urge general strike

The global financial hub is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis as the movement has drawn millions on to the streets to protest against what they see as an erosion of freedoms and increasing interference in their affairs by Beijing. In the latest action, protesters dressed in their signature ... Read More »

Hurricane Dorian makes landfall in Bahamas as Category 5 storm

“#Dorian is now a category 5 #hurricane with 160 mph sustained winds,” the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said in a tweet. “The eyewall of this catastrophic hurricane is about to hit the Abaco Islands with devastating winds,” it said. The slow moving storm was expected to linger over the Bahamas ... Read More »

PM Modi to inaugurate new Gujarat Bhavan in Delhi today

The new Gujarat Bhavan will be called ‘Garvi Gujarat Bhavan’. It has been built over 7,066 square meter plot on Akbar Road. The foundation stone for this facility was laid in September 2017. The building has 19 suit rooms, 59 other rooms, conference hall, library Yoga centre, restaurant dining hall, ... Read More »

Pakistan to offer consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav today

A tweet from Pakistan’s foreign office said India will be given consular access to him on Monday “in line with Vienna Convention on Consular relations, ICJ judgement & the laws of Pakistan”. This is the first time that 49-year-old Kulbhushan Jadhav — sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court ... Read More »

India set to host COP14 to Combat Desertification from today

The participants include ministers from 196 countries, representatives of national and local governments, city leaders, community groups, scientists, non-governmental organisations, the private sector and industry experts and they will present and share their expertise and give an overview to achieve the goals at the 12-day Conference. Desertification is a worldwide ... Read More »

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 comes into force

As many as 63 clauses of the Act, which correspond to increase in penalty/fine for traffic rule violation, has come into force from midnight Saturday night. Traffic violations would now attract a penalty of Rs 500 in place of Rs 100 earlier, while disobedience of orders of authorities will attract ... Read More »