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Former US President Bush hospitalised (16:32)
Houston, Jan 18 (IANS) Former US President George H.W. Bush was on Wednesday hospitalised here in Texas, his office chief of staff Jean Becker said.

Indigenously developed iron-fortified rice premix to address anaemia (16:08)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) An IIT Kharagpur team has developed the technology and machinery for the production of iron-fortified rice premix catering to India's anaemic population.

Acquitted in Arms Act, Salman thanks fans (Second Lead) (15:48)
Jodhpur/Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was on Wednesday acquitted by a Jodhpur court in an Arms Act case involving the killing of blackbucks. Even as the jubilant actor thanked his fans for support and some colleagues hailed the decision, Twitterati trolled him.

'5-D protein fingerprinting' may provide hope for Alzheimer's (15:20)
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Scientists have engineered a new technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid, a finding that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Nayanthara bats for Jallikattu (15:02)
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) Southern film actress Nayanthara on Wednesday came out in support of Jallikattu and the youngsters who are protesting against the ban on the ancient and popular bull-taming sport, celebrated during Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu.

KIMS Hospitals doubles capacity at Kondapur facility (14:54)
Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) KIMS Hospitals, a leading healthcare provider in South India, has doubled its capacity to 200 beds at Kondapur, the fast growing information technology corridor of Hyderabad.

People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E (14:46)
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E, an antioxidant important for cell protection, suggests a new study.

Transcendental meditation may reduce trauma in female prisoners (14:42)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Practicing transcendental meditation technique for 20 minutes twice a day can significantly reduce trauma symptoms such as unwanted thoughts and help female prisoners find inner peace, a study has found.

Indian-origin doctor charged with drug trafficking (Lead) (14:34)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) A 50-year-old Indian-origin doctor in the US has been charged with drug trafficking and money-laundering, according to federal authorities.

A third of adults with asthma may not have it (14:30)
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) As many as one third of adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, according to a Canadian study.

Meet Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, a moth specie!  (14:20)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Scientists have named a species of moth after President-elect Donald Trump, days before he is to assume the office as the 45th President of the US.

Beijing launches specialist police force (13:44)
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) Beijing launched a new specialist police force on Wednesday.

New drug can create 'good' fat to combat obesity (13:32)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Scientists have identified a new drug that can create beneficial "brown" or "good" fat to boost metabolism, combat obesity and Type II diabetes.

Salman Khan thanks fans after acquittal in Arms Act case (13:28)
Jodhpur, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Wednesday thanked his supporters after getting acquitted by a court here in an over 18-year-old Arms Act violation case.

Salman acquitted in Arms Act case (Lead) (12:56)
Jodhpur, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Wednesday acquitted by a court here in an Arms Act case in which he is alleged to have killed blackbucks in 1998.

Stem cell treatment could be a proven therapy for diabetes, autism (Comment: Special to IANS) (12:06)
By Chirayu Padhiar
Stem cell therapy has turned out to be a ray of hope for most patients who are trying to find a cure for incurable diseases. Researchers and experts believe India has been at the top in the development of stem cell treatment followed by several other countries like China and Japan. However, due to lack of awareness, most people don't think of stem cell therapy as an option for treating most of the incurable diseases.

Salman acquitted in Arms Act case (12:00)
Jodhpur, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Wednesday acquitted by a court here in an over 18-year-old Arms Act case.

Poor diagnosis of fungal infections ups antibiotic resistance (11:24)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Fungal infections that are often poorly diagnosed worldwide causes doctors to over-prescribe antibiotics, increasing harmful resistance to antimicrobial drugs, resulting in 1.5 million deaths a year, according to a study.

No respite from cold, Agra schools to open on Monday (11:06)
Agra, Jan 18 (IANS) With the minimum temperature hovering around 4 degrees Celsius for the last couple of days, a chill breeze in this Taj city in Uttar Pradesh forced tourists to spend more time in hotel rooms than out to view Mughal monuments.

Foggy Wednesday morning in Delhi (10:48)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) It was a foggy Wednesday morning here with the minimum temperature maintained at 4.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average, the weather office said.

Fresh snowfall disrupts life in Kashmir Valley (10:44)
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) After nightlong intermittent snowfall, the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday remained cut off from the rest of the country as road, rail and air traffic got disrupted.

Jallikattu protests gain strength in Tamil Nadu (09:42)
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) The massive state wide protests by youth in Tamil Nadu who are demanding holding of Jallikattu -- the bull-taming sport -- and banning animal rights group PETA, entered second day on Wednesday with protestors holding out throughout the night.

Indian-origin doctor charged with having firearms for drug trafficking (08:30)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) An Indian-origin doctor has been charged with having firearms for drug trafficking, according to federal authorities.

First gorilla born in zoo dies at 60 in US (06:44)
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The worlds first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo died in her sleep overnight, less than one month after her 60th birthday, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in US state of Ohio said.

Massive protests for 'Jallikattu' continue across Tamil Nadu (Roundup) (23:46)
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) The massive protests by youth at the Marina Beach here demanding holding of jallikattu - the bull-taming sport - and banning animal rights group PETA continued into late night with talks with government officials failing on Tuesday.

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