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Modi lambasts Mamata at Bengal rally, canopy collapse leaves 90 injured

Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday patted his government in the back for raising the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) of crops, while lambasting West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee regime for forming a nexus with syndicates and murdering Dalit political activists, even as 90 people sustained injuries following a canopy collapse at a BJP rally here. Indi...

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90 injured as canopy collapses during Modi's Bengal rally

Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Altogether 90 persons sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital on Monday when a part of the canopy collapsed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi address in a rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town, hospital authorities said. The injured were rushed to the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital in ambulances in the Prime Minister's convoy an...

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24 injured as canopy collapses during Modi's Bengal rally

Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Around 24 persons were injured on Monday when a part of the canopy collapsed while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town, police said. The injured were rushed to the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital in ambulances in the Prime Minister's convoy and even on motorcycles. Around 22-24 people w...

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20 injured as canopy collapses during Modi's Bengal rally

Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) At least 20 persons were injured on Monday when a part of the canopy collapsed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town, a BJP leader said. The injured were rushed to the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital in ambulances in the Prime Minister's convoy and even motorcycles. According to informed sources, the...

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Wonder benefits of coconut oil

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Ever wondered about the different ways in which coconut oil can be used? This marvel oil has been used in India for generations for a variety of reasons because of its different health benefits. Doctor Priyanka Sampat, Ayurveda expert at Birla Ayurveda lists down some benefits. * Natural moisturiser: Coconut oil is used to treat dead skin, while also enh...

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Briton 'lucky' to survive jump from Australia waterfall

Canberra, July 16 (IANS) A British man has been deemed lucky to be alive after jumping from a waterfall in an iconic Australian national park. Josh Jones, 25, broke his left leg in two places and dislocated his knee in addition to sustaining several facial injuries, when he jumped 30 metres from a ledge at Jim Jim Falls in the Northern Territory's Kakadu National Park, reports Xinhua new...

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How distancing from decision can help arrive at a better one?

New York, July 15 (IANS) Distancing yourself from a decision may help you make the choice that produces the most benefit for you and others affected, suggests new research. It holds that one key to maximising benefits for everyone is realising that occasionally the best decision will benefit you the most. The most efficient decision is the one that is going to maximise the total ...

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Big B decodes fashion trends

Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he either donates his old clothes to the needy or keeps them for himself as he believes fashion has a cyclical nature. It took time for the human to realise that clothing could be a work of art. It now covers most of our clothing, more with art than practicality... When design searches, art takes the shape of changed design - where to...

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Creating job opportunities from e-waste: India-born Australian scientist shows the way

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The effective management and disposal of electronic waste, or e-waste -- the innards and shells of dumped smartphones, desktops, laptops and printers, among other things -- is a massive modern-day challenge. But an India-born Australian says end-of-life electronic products offer huge economic and job-generating potential, and India, which produces upward of two million t...

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Youth on bike dies after being hit by speeding car and dragged 300 metres

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) A youth succumbed to his injuries after a speeding car rammed his bike and dragged him at least 300 metres until police at a picket stopped the vehicle, police said on Saturday. However, the youth's family said that the victim was crying for help for 25 minutes but the policemen did not take him to hospital due to jurisdiction conflict between two police station...

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BBC's Bafta awards winning shows to air in India

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Shows like Wolf Hall and Unforgotten that have won the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) awards will soon be aired in India. English general entertainment channel Zee Cafe in association with BBC Worldwide is set to bring award-winning premium British dramas starting July 16. The channel will host the second edition of the B...

2 days ago
BBC's Bafta winning shows to air in India

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Shows like Wolf Hall and Unforgotten that have won the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) awards will soon be aired in India. English general entertainment channel Zee Cafe in association with BBC Worldwide is set to bring award-winning premium British dramas starting July 16. The channel will host the second edition of the B...

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No anti-incumbency, BJP set for fourth term: Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh

Raipur, July 14 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh says there is no anti-incumbency against his government despite being in power for over 14 years and that the ruling BJP is poised for a fourth successive victory in Assembly polls later this year. The BJP is in power since December 2003 and there is still no anti-incumbency. I have travelled widely to urban pockets and rural...

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Punjab's rural dispensaries to act as drug rehab centres

Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Dispensaries falling under Punjab's rural development department will be used as drug rehabilitation centres to tackle the rampant drugs abuse problem in the state, a minister said on Friday. Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa said under the 'Mission Tandarust Punjab', doctors deputed in these dispensaries and the para medical s...

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Ayushman Bharat: Government partially yields to IMA demand for higher rates

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Bowing to pressure from the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the the only representative voluntary organisation of the country's private doctors, the government on Friday agreed to a higher package for hospitals treating poor beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat, or Modicare, under certain conditions. Performance-linked payment system has been designed to incentiv...

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Machine learning may predict treatment outcomes of schizophrenia

Toronto, July 13 (IANS) Researchers have identified patients with schizophrenia at 78 per cent accuracy through a machine-learning algorithm that they used to examine functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images of both newly diagnosed, previously untreated schizophrenia patients and healthy subjects. By measuring the connections of a brain region called the superior temporal corte...

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Jiva Ayurveda seeks global recognition to Indian system of medicine

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Jiva Ayurveda, which runs 80 clinics and hospitals across India, has come out with diagnostic protocols in a bid to get global recognition to the ancient Indian system of medicine. The protocols will be launched on Monday. The ayurveda industry has long been wanting a set of protocols to transform the age-old healing tradition into a data and evidence driven sys...

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Cinnamon oil can help fight superbugs: Study

Sydney, July 13 (IANS) A researcher at an Australian university has found that cinnamaldehyde, a component of cinnamon essential oil, can help fight superbugs by inhibiting the development of even those bacteria that resist the most potent antibiotics. With most viral infections becoming resistant Sanjida Halim Topa, a doctor at Swinburne University of Technology found that cinnamaldehy...

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Nice to be pan-Indian: Nandita Das on being conferred Odia honour

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Actress, filmmaker and activist Nandita Das, who will on Friday be among six people to receive the Prabasi Odia Samman, says she feels deeply connected to her roots in Odisha and that she finds it good to be pan-Indian. Nandita will be conferred the award at New Delhi-based think tank Odisha Forum's annual function at the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry her...

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Regulation of healthcare needed to check corruption: Khurshid

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Thursday said a strong regulatory system is needed to check widespread corruption in the Indian healthcare sector where 25 per cent of the money spent on health is lost due to fraud. What you need really is a profound regulatory system. Regulation is itself something that can go wrong but if we have a good clear regulatory syst...

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