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Footballer who became a militant has surrendered: Army

Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) A young Kashmiri footballer who joined the militants over a week ago has surrendered, Army sources said on Friday. But the Jammu and Kashmir Police insisted that Majid Khan had neither surrendered nor had he been caught yet. The Army sources said Majid Khan, 20, surrendered after walking into a Rashtriya Rifles camp at Kulgam on Thursday evening. He came with his ...

5 hours ago
Kashmiri footballer who joined LeT wants to return home: Police

Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Majid Khan, a young footballer from south Kashmir who joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba over a week back, has contacted his family expressing a wish to return home, police said on Friday. The news was welcomed, with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti tweeting: A mother's love prevailed. Her impassioned appeal helped in getting Majid, an aspiring footballer back home. Every ti...

7 hours ago
Kashmiri footballer who joined LeT wants to return home: Police

Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Majid Khan, a footballer from south Kashmir who joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba over a week back, has contacted his family expressing a wish to return home. According to Kashmir police chief Munir Khan, the 20-year-old footballer had contacted his family. Khan dismissed reports that Majid Khan had surrendered. He said: He has neither been apprehended no...

2 days ago
Blood type may indicate heart attack risk from pollution

New York, Nov 15 (IANS) If you have A, B, or AB blood type, you might be more at risk of suffering a heart attack during periods of significant air pollution, than those with the O blood type, finds a new research. The findings showed that when pollution hits the mark of 25 micrograms per cubic metre, it increases the risk for people with non-O blood types. Once you go above that...

2 days ago
Stressful life events may lead to obesity in females

New York, Nov 15 (IANS) Women, who have recently experienced one or more traumatic events or those who have undergone several negative events relatively in the past years, are at a higher risk of developing obesity, warns a new study. Such events may also enhance cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes and cancer and contribute to spiralling healthcare costs. <...

6 days ago
Financial stress can put your heart at risk

Johannesburg, Nov 10 (IANS) Are you worrying too much about money issues? Beware as you may be putting your heart at risk. A new study has claimed that people suffering from financial stress are at a 13 times higher risk of having heart attack. Researchers say people, majorly in the developing countries, are experiencing a hike in the chronic diseases of lifestyle such as myocard...

7 days ago
Extreme swings in BP may turn fatal

New York, Nov 10 (IANS) Extreme fluctuations in the systolic (top) reading may be just as bad as having consistently high blood pressure as it increases risk of stroke, heart attack or even death, researchers said. The systolic blood pressure indicates how much pressure is being exerted by the blood against the arterial walls. According to the American Heart Association, a norma...

8 days ago
Masks not effective, surge in respiratory cases: AIIMS Director

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Emphasising that N95 masks and air purifiers are not completely effective in the current air pollution scenario, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria on Wednesday said that there has been a high surge in patients with respiratory problems and there could be a high fatality rate. The current smog situation in the national capital is the same to last year's post Diwali si...

9 days ago
Cancel half marathon, urges IMA as Delhi air quality worsens

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called for the cancellation of Airtel's Delhi Half Marathon in view of the alarmingly high levels of air pollution. There is need for immediate cancellation of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon to be held at 7 a.m on Sunday, November 19, 2017 in view of the alarmingly high levels of air pollution in the capital, the IMA said i...

10 days ago
People faced serious problems due to note ban: Survey

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Ahead of the first anniversary of demonetisation, around 63 per cent respondents of a nationwide survey released on Tuesday said they witnessed people in serious problems due to the government's sudden move announced on November 8 last year, while 65 per cent said they saw marriages being postponed because of the note ban. The report, done by 'Anhad' and 32 other ...

12 days ago
Was demonetisation pain worth it, asks common man

New Delhi/Hyderabad/Bengaluru/Kolkata, Nov 5 (IANS) Large companies and bankers, employees and customers, as well as small and medium enterprises have all vented their anger at the demonetisation announced by the government on November 8 last year. But the common man and woman have not been heard enough, though they are the ones that most felt the pain when money suddenly became scarce a...

14 days ago
Of technology, poetry, life and magic

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Learn the syntax and grammar of the HTML computer language; see how the most exhilarating highs and the heartbreaking lows of life and love come out in a few short lines; know how to conquer difficulties in life from a boy paralysed from the shoulder down; and go into a fast-paced plot and imaginative world that has a fresh new take on magic. The IANS bookshelf ha...

16 days ago
Indian doctors advise restraint on prescribing acid reflux pills

New Delhi/Hong Kong, Nov 1 (IANS) Taking strong cognizance of the latest study claiming that common Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) like pantoprazole and rabeprazole may double the risk of developing stomach cancer, Indian doctors on Wednesday advised the fraternity to be cautious while prescribing such pills to patients. The study by University of Hong Kong researchers, published in the j...

16 days ago
Common acid reflux drugs may cause stomach cancer

Hong Kong, Nov 1 (IANS) If you are popping up common over-the-counter drugs daily to treat acid reflux and stomach ulcers, hold on. You may end up having cancer. According to a first-ever documented research that looked at the link between common Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) like pantoprazole or rabeprazole may put you at double the risk of developing stomach cancer. Although th...

17 days ago
Spicy food may help you curb unhealthy craving for salt

Beijing, Oct 31 (IANS) If you enjoy eating spicy Chinese food, there are greater chances that you would crave less for salt and have lower blood pressure, potentially reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke, new research suggests. Previously, a pilot study found that trace amounts of capsaicin, the chemical that gives chili peppers their pungent smell, enhanced the perception of foo...

17 days ago
Daily aspirin use may cut digestive cancer risk

Hong Kong, Oct 31 (IANS) Individuals who regularly use pain reliever aspirin are likely to experience a significant reduction in digestive cancer risk, finds a study involving over 600,000 people. The findings showed that patients who were prescribed aspirin daily showed a 47 per cent reduction in liver and oesophageal cancer incidence. Gastric cancer reduced by 38 per cent, panc...

18 days ago
Goa regional writers to launch stir to back controversial book

Panaji, Oct 30 (IANS) The controversy over former BJP MLA Vishnu Wagh's book of poems, 'Sudhir Sukta', attacking Goa's elite Gaud Saraswat Brahmin caste, refuses to die with vernacular literateurs and friends of Wagh hitting back with a sustained campaign backing the book and its author and publisher. The campaign by Sahitya Academy award winning writer N. Shivdas and others has drawn up...

21 days ago
SAB TV co-founder Gautam Adhikari dies at 67

Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) Producer Gautam Adhikari, who was the chairman and whole time director of the SAB group, passed away on Friday after suffering a heart attack. He was 67. His last rites took place here and were attended by various Bollywood celebrities including Shailesh Lodha, Ramesh Bhatnagar, Raza Murad, Amal Malik, Kishan Kumar and Daboo Malik among many others. The SAB ...

22 days ago
Know how skin plays a role in controlling your BP

London, Oct 26 (IANS) Skin, the largest organ, typically covering two square metres in humans, plays a surprising role in regulating blood pressure and heart rate, scientists have found in a study on mice. The findings revealed that skin helps regulate hypertension and heart rate in response to changes in the amount of oxygen available in the environment. High blood pressure, the...

24 days ago
FIR against Goan poet will be withdrawn: BJP official

Panaji, Oct 24 (IANS) A top BJP official on Tuesday assured that an FIR filed against ailing Goan poet Vishnu Wagh over his scathing criticism of the state's elite Gaud Saraswat Brahmin caste, will be withdrawn. Wagh, who is bedridden following cardiac arrest more than a year ago, was booked last week after a women's organisation filed the FIR against him and publisher Hema Naik, allegin...

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