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New York, March 19 (IANS) Besides genes and an unhealthy diet, your friends can also play a role in making you overweight, says a study, which found that obesity can spread through communities like a 'social contagion'. The study showed social circles can influence a person to become obese, suggesting...
Srinagar, March 19 (IANS) A 28-year-old man belonging to Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district died in police custody in Srinagar, triggering a spontaneous shutdown and street clashes in Awantipora town. As news reached Awantipora that Rizwan Asad Pandit, 28, a private school teacher, had died in police custody, clashes started...
Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) A youth has died after falling into the river Ganga in Pauri district of Uttarakhand, police said. Ashish Jaldi, 22, a resident of Kotdwar area fell into the waters late on Sunday apparently after losing balance. He was at the Mastram ghat in Lakshman Jhula...
Beijing, March 18 (IANS) An international research team has for the first time identified nine genes responsible for eyebrow colours. Eyebrow colour is one of the most recognisable visual traits of the human body. It has a strong correlation with hair colour, but scientists believe in the existence of...
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) A youth from Hyderabad aspiring to become a commercial pilot was among the 50 people killed in the New Zealand mosques attack. He is the third man from Telangana confirmed dead. Ozair Khadir, 25, a resident of Noor Khan Bazar area in the old city here,...
Jammu, March 16 (IANS) Five people were killed on the spot and eight others injured on Saturday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district, police said. Their vehicle that set out for Rajgarh from Chanderkote went off the road into a deep gorge near Kunda Nallah after...
By Chandrakant Naidu Bhopal, March 16 (IANS) Even before the onset of summer, nearly 4,000 villages are staring at an acute drought in 36 out of 52 districts in Madhya Pradesh. A lean monsoon last year has left in its trail a grave crisis for the third successive year while...
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, March 16 (IANS) Not satisfied with her cozy job at a corporate hospital here, a psychologist joined a team that is helping to prevent farmers' suicides in parts of Telangana. Shruti Naik wanted to explore the area of rural distress and found the task more challenging. Her...
By Vishal Gulati Nairobi, March 16 (IANS) Taking a significant lead, India has piloted resolutions on two important global environment issues related to single-use plastics and sustainable nitrogen management at the UN Environment Assembly. Both resolutions were adopted with consensus on Friday evening. The global nitrogen use efficiency is low,...
Nairobi, March 16 (IANS) The world has laid the groundwork for a radical shift to a more sustainable future, where innovation will be harnessed to tackle environmental challenges, the use of throwaway plastics will be significantly reduced and development will no longer cost the earth. After five days of talks...