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Bihar flood toll reaches 119 (4 minutes ago)
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) Nearly one crore people have been affected by the Bihar floods that have claimed 119 lives so far, an official said on Friday.

Kunal Kapoor's 'The Sweet BreakUp' is all about mithai without sugar  (11:34)
By Vishnu Makhijani IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) As the festive season approaches, celebrity chef Kunal Kapoor has loads of good news for those who complain that Indian mithai is overly sweet and high on calories. He's been able to eliminate the sugar and yet keep the taste and the science involved in preparation intact.

Sunny morning in Delhi (10:04) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) It was a sunny morning here on Friday with the minimum temperature recorded at 29 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.

'Internet overuse making people vulnerable to neuropsychiatric dysfunctions' (23:48)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Internet overuse has risen to epidemic proportions and people are becoming vulnerable to many neuropsychiatric dysfunctions such as irritation, anxiety, obsessive compulsion, revealed research by a network of doctors, neurobiologists, and scientists.

Indian thrust on renewables will affect thermal projects: CEA (23:14)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Overemphasis on renewable energy would result in reducing viability of coal-fired thermal power plants in India, adding to the massive non-performing assets (NPAs) of state-run lenders, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian said on Thursday.

Assam floods: Ten more die, death toll reach 49 (22:40) IANS Photo Service
Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) Ten more people died due to flood-related incidents across Assam in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 49, officials said on Thursday.

SC grants Rs 10 lakh compensation to HIV+ rape victim who became pregnant (22:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday granted Rs 10 lakh compensation to a rape victim who became pregnant but could not undergo an abortion even though she had approached the Patna Medical College in the 17th week of her pregnancy.

ACB files FIR in case of graft in Delhi hospital (22:14)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police's Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) has filed an FIR for alleged corruption in purchase of medical equipment in a government hospital here, a senior official said on Thursday.

'Knee implant price cut boon for people but ensure quality does not go down' (22:08)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As the government capped price for knee implants to make it affordable, orthopaedic surgeons on Thursday called the measure a boon for the poor people, but urged the government to ensure that the quality of implants do not come down along with price.

Probe on Jayalalithaa's death a good move: Apollo Hospitals (21:46) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's decision to set up an inquiry commission to probe the cause of death of former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa is a good move, said Apollo Hospitals on Thursday.

'More positive experience with private healthcare than government hospitals' (21:04)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As many as 61 per cent of Indian patients, taking part in a survey, expressed a positive experience in private health care compared to only 39 per cent in government hospitals, said a knowledge report released on Thursday.

Stakeholders deliberate on Najafgarh drain issue (20:58)
Gurgaon, Aug 17 (IANS) In an attempt to lay the future road map for water security, stakeholders on Thursday came together on a common platform to deliberate on the issue of the Najafgarh drain.

Thousands queue up at Indira Canteens, many return empty-handed (20:32) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of persons queued up on Thursday to get subsidised food at Indira Canteens run here by the Karnataka government, though teething troubles forced many to return disappointed due to there being not enough food to meet the demand.

Government launches campaign for pollution-free Diwali (20:26) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Union Government on Thursday launched a campaign urging people to celebrate a pollution-free Diwali, an official statement said.

Volkswagen submits roadmap for recalling 3.23 lakh vehicles to NGT (19:36)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) German vehicles manufacturer Volkswagen on Thursday submitted a roadmap to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on recallling its 3.23 lakh vehicles for violating India's emission norms.

New pain reliever may help combat opioid abuse (19:12)
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a powerful pain reliever that is effective in alleviating neuropathic pain, a discovery that could be instrumental in addressing the opioid abuse epidemic, one of the biggest public health challenges today.

SC orders status quo on admission to medical courses in TN (18:32) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said that there could be no "compromise on intellect" as it ordered status quo on admissions to undergraduate medical courses in Tamil Nadu.

Night shifts linked with high breast cancer risk: Study (18:20)
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Women who work in night shifts may be at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, as artificial light blocks a hormone that plays a key role in suppressing growth of its tumours, claims a study.

Thunderstorm, lightning warning in Odisha's 16 districts (17:54)
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for 16 districts in Odisha.

Floods disrupt train services in northeast (16:40) IANS Photo Service
Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) Due to severe floods in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar, the northeastern region has been cut off by rail from the rest of India for about a week, officials said on Thursday.

Thousands living under open sky in flood-hit Bihar (16:22)
By Imran Khan IANS Photo Service
Bagaha/Purnea (Bihar), Aug 17 (IANS) Sundari Devi and her family of seven, including an elderly mother-in-law and children, are struggling to survive along an elevated road here for the last three days.

How testosterone can influence bull market trading (16:14)
Toronto, Aug 17 (IANS) Higher levels of testosterone, the male sex hormone, can directly influence traders to take financial decisions that can drive prices up and destabilise markets, a study has found.

Over 100 people evacuated in Portugal as wildfire rages (16:12)
Lisbon, Aug 17 (IANS) Some 133 people were evacuated from Macao in Portugal as an intense wildfire raged outside the town on Thursday.

500 trees to be trimmed in Meghalaya (16:02)
Shillong, Aug 17 (IANS) As many as 500 vulnerable trees would soon be trimmed in Meghalaya to avoid accidents, Deputy Chief Minister Roytre Christopher Laloo said on Thursday.

Medanta Hospital launches child care facility (15:50)
Gurugram, Aug 17 (IANS) Medanta - The Medicity has launched state-of-the-art pediatrics department to provide quality child care, the hospital said on Thursday.

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