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3 days ago
25 year jail sought for ex-S.Korean President's friend

Seoul, Dec 14 (IANS) South Korean prosecutors on Thursday demanded 25 years jail term for Choi Soon-sil, a close friend of former President Park Geun-hye, for her role in a massive corruption scandal which led to Park's impeachment. The prosecution also urged the court to impose a penalty of 126.2 billion won ($98 million) on Choi, who is facing 16 charges, including abuse of power, coer...

3 days ago
Lost battle to save my brother: Nadiadwala on Vora's death

Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Producer Firoz Nadiadwala, who had been looking after the ailing Neeraj Vora for over a year, on Thursday mourned the demise of his brother and friend. Vora, the man who made everyone laugh both on-and-off the screen, came into his own as the writer of Ram Gopal Varma's Rangeela and Daud and also made a big impact playing comic roles in films like Akele Hum Akele Tu...

4 days ago
Using liquid biopsy to monitor colorectal cancer

Cancer is a terrifying disorder which has touched almost everyone in some way or the other. With incidents of cancer rising across the globe, scientists have been frantically researching to figure out solutions to treat this disease in the most effective and non-invasive manner. Colorectal cancer encompasses both cancers of the colon and the rectum. According to the World Health Organisa...

4 days ago
Mutton soup exposes Telangana woman's chilling crime

Hyderabad, Dec 12 (IANS) In a sinister plot borrowed from a crime thriller, a woman murdered her husband and nearly swapped him with her paramour through plastic surgery but it was a bowl of mutton soup which spilled the beans. Police in Telangana revealed the shocking facts unearthed during the investigations of the chilling crime in Nagarkurnool town. M. Swati, a 27-year-old nu...

5 days ago
350 writers from 35 countries to participate at JLF 2018

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Set to take place from January 25 to 29, the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 will will be a celebration of literature like no other, hosting over 350 writers from 35 nationalities, the organisers said on Tuesday. After the Mumbai last week, the Festival held its Delhi preview here and the third roster of speakers exemplifies the diversity and depth of intelle...

6 days ago
This 'black box' recorder can measure surgeons' proficiency

New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Scientists have developed a novel recorder similar in concept to a flight recorder on an airplane that can be used to objectively measure surgeons' proficiency in robotic-assisted prostate cancer surgery. The recorder, called the dVLogger developed by the US-based Intuitive Surgical, similar to the black box in flight would evaluate a surgeon's proficiency in perf...

10 days ago
Brain changes detected in kid with double hand transplant

New York, Dec 7 (IANS) Doctors have detected changes in the brain of 10-year-old Zion Harvey from the US who was the first child in the world to undergo a double hand transplant. In July 2015, surgeons at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) successfully transplanted donor hands and forearms on eight-year-old Harvey who, several years earlier had undergone amputation of his han...

10 days ago
Ex-Japanese Emperor's WW2 memoir sold for $275,000

New York, Dec 7 (IANS) A memoir by former Japanese Emperor Hirohito about the country's slide into World War II has fetched $275,000 at an auction in New York, a media report said on Thursday. The 173-page document, written in pencil by an aide to the emperor in the spring of 1946, was sold by the auction house Bonhams on Wednesday to Japanese plastic surgeon Katsuya Takasu, reports Kyod...

11 days ago
Panel says Fortis hospital negligent in child's dengue death: Haryana Minister

Chandigarh, Dec 6 (IANS) A committee set up by the Haryana government to investigate the death of a seven-year-old child in a Gurugram hospital has found it guilty on various counts and a case would be registered against it, a Minister said on Wednesday. The high-level probe panel had found Fortis Hospital in Gurugram guilty of grave negligence, lapse, unethical and unlawful acts in the ...

15 days ago
US woman gives birth via donated uterus

Washington/New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) A woman born without a uterus has given birth via a donated uterus in the US -- a first for the country. The women suffered from absolute uterine factor infertility (AUI) -- a condition where the uterus is non-functioning or non-existent. The world's first successful uterus transplant was carried out in Sweden on a woman in her mid-thirties bor...

16 days ago
I've really not given Bollywood a thought: Manushi Chhillar

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Her dance performance on Nagada sang dhol song during Miss World 2017 pageants made many of her co-contestants think that she is a Bollywood actress, but Manushi Chhillar is not eyeing Bollywood as of now. She wants to complete her medical education after her tenure as Miss World gets over. My contestants did think that I was a Bollywood actor, the 20-year-old tol...

17 days ago
Implement road safety policy in right earnestness, SC tells states

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Noting one death every three minutes due to road accidents in India, the Supreme Court on Thursday issued 25 directions for road safety and directed all states and UTs to implement a policy on the issue with all earnestness and seriousness. The court also issued time lines for the implementation of its directions, including setting up of State Road Safety Council...

17 days ago
A.K. Antony to undergo surgery at RML

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Former Defence Minister A.K. Antony will undergo surgery at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital here following a brain haemorrhage, hospital authorities said on Thursday. Currently, the 76-year-old is undergoing conservative treatment as doctors needed time to decide on the next course of action. Conservative management is a type of medical treatment def...

18 days ago
Girl death: Panel finds 'irregularities' by Fortis

Gurugram, Nov 29 (IANS) A four-member panel, probing the death of a seven-year-old girl at Gurugram's Fortis Hospital and the subsequent bill of almost Rs 16 lakh slapped on the parents, has found irregularities by the hospital, an informed source said on Wednesday. The panel, headed by Haryana's Additional Director General of Health Rajeev Vadhera, was probing Fortis Memorial Research I...

20 days ago
Hadiya asks for 'freedom, release', SC sets her free from parents' custody

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Her head covered in a red scarf, Hadiya, a 24-year-old Hindu woman from Kerala who converted to Islam, told the Supreme Court on Monday that she wants freedom and release. The top court set her free from the custody of her parents and directed that she be allowed to complete her studies at a Salem homeopathy college. Allowing Hadiya to walk free, the bench headed...

20 days ago
SC sets Hadiya free from custody of parents

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday set Hadiya, a 24-year-old Hindu woman from Kerala who converted to Islam, free from the custody of her parents and directed that she be allowed to complete her studies at a Salem homeopathy college. Allowing Hadiya to walk free, the bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra directed the Salem college to allow her to complete h...

20 days ago
N.Korea fortifies part of border with S.Korea

Seoul, Nov 27 (IANS) North Korea has fortified a part of its border with South Korea from where one of its soldiers defected to Seoul earlier this month, a media report said on Monday. A photograph posted on Twitter by Acting US Ambassador to South Korea Marc Knapper showed a small group of civilian workers, monitored by North Korean soldiers, digging a deep trench at the point where the...

24 days ago
Pakistan Finance Minister relieved of duties

Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has been relieved of his duties after his leave of absence was approved by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Dar was relieved on Wednesday of his three roles, including his portfolio in the Finance Ministry and has been informed of the decision. The matter and the contents of the letter, earlier sent by Dar, were also disc...

27 days ago
Can Haryana's women achievers help wash off 'girl killer' tag?

Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) Success as in the movies, international sporting medals, scaling Mt. Everest and now bagging the coveted Miss World title. Women achievers from Haryana -- which has lived with the tag of being a girl killer with the worst sex-ratio among Indian states -- are re-writing the script of the state's infamy. The crowning of Manushi Chhillar, 21, who was born in Rohtak...

28 days ago
From 'Miss Campus Princess' to 'Miss World': Manushi Chillar's ascent within a year

Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) It has been a title bagging year for a doctor-in-the-making. Manushi Chillar, the Miss World 2017, has been bagging beauty titles in the past one year even while pursuing her course in medicine in an all-girls medical college in Haryana's Sonepat district. The 21-year-old beauty was crowed Miss World 2017 at a glittering ceremony in the seaside resort city of Sa...

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