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Drug users can dance all night, alcohol drinkers cannot: Parrikar (17 minutes ago)
Panaji, Dec 18 (IANS) Admitting that there was a need to control rave parties in the state, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said that those who consume drugs can dance till morning, while those who drink alcohol can dance only for two to three hours.

Western societies may quit alcohol with alcosynth-laded drinks: Scientist (16:22)
London, Dec 18 (IANS) People living in western countries are likely to quit alcohol in around two decades after they switch to a synthetic substance that mimics alcohol but does not harm people or cause hangovers, a British scientist has revealed.

'Growing number of designers has made fashion market tough' (15:42)
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Designer Ridhi Mehra, who has completed five years in the fashion industry, feels that the growing number of designers everyday has made the fashion market tough not only for newcomers but for established ones too.

Explore options to slow down ageing (05:20)
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Don't be paranoid if you see your skin ageing. There are a number of solutions -- be it by using natural ingredients like jojoba rich in vitamin E and vitamin C, or by exploring skin resurfacing solutions, suggest experts.

50 Chinese couples tie knot in mass wedding in Sri Lanka (23:38)
Colombo, Dec 17 (IANS) A grand mass wedding ceremony for 50 Chinese couples took place in the Sri Lankan capital on Sunday as part of the the government's agenda to promote Sri Lanka as an ideal wedding destination.

Indian fashion a bag of potatoes: Anand Bhushan (18:08)
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Designer Anand Bhushan, who has forayed into the market for children's wear, believes Indians need to up their game in terms of fashion as it still is a "bag of potatoes".

Reduce stress, anxiety by cycling regularly (17:34)
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Cycling can be one of the easiest ways to stay fit. Besides controlling your weight, it can reduce depression, stress and anxiety, say experts.

Baking is my first love: Maria Goretti (17:06)
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Maria Goretti, who was once a popular video jockey and is now known as a celebrity chef, will return to the small screen to give some baking lessons. She says baking is her first love.

Guard yourself against this Christmas con on Facebook (15:30)
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Use caution before participating in any gift exchange programme on Facebook as a Christmas con is doing the rounds on social media to take advantage of your generosity during the festive season, warns a report.

Indian chefs go ga-ga over mustard oil (14:42)
By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Mustard oil has been used for centuries as a food additive and remains a staple in a majority of Indian homes. Incorporating mustard oil into your daily diet is known to protect against heart disease. The oil is rich in monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, both of which help lower bad cholesterol and raise good HDL cholesterol hence maintaining one's cholesterol balance, which in turn leads to healthy cardiac functioning.

Don't go after another designer's forte: Masaba (13:30)
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Young designer Masaba Gupta, who has stood out for her quirky, colourful and contemporary take, says aspiring designers should concentrate on creating their own niche.

South Indian cuisine not just dosas and idlis: Chef Hari Nayak (Lead) (12:52)
By Natalia Ningthoujam
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) South Indian cuisine is "very underrated" and goes much beyond idlis and dosas, says New York-based Indian chef Hari Nayak, who is also working hard to dispel misconceptions in the West about Indian food in general.

South Indian cuisine not just dosas and idlis: Chef Hari Nayak (11:50)
By Natalia Ningthoujam
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) South Indian cuisine is "very underrated" and goes much beyond idlis and dosas, says New York-based Indian chef Hari Nayak, who he is also working hard to dispel misconceptions about Indian food in general in the West.

'India's Next Top Model' picks Ahmedabad's Riya as winner (20:30)
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Riya Subodh, who hails from Ahmedabad, has been chosen as the winner of the third season of "Indias Next Top Model".

Bengaluru police say no to Sunny Leone's New Year bash (19:40)
Bengaluru, Dec 16 (IANS) Bengaluru Police Commissioner T. Suneel Kumar on Saturday denied permission to a New Year bash in the city where Bollywood cine star Sunny Leone has been invited to perform, ostensibly to "maintain law and order" and prevent any "untoward incident".

Erectile dysfunction may signal heart disease risk (17:22)
New York, Dec 16 (IANS) Young men suffering from erectile dysfunction may be at an increased risk of developing heart disease -- the leading cause of death among men worldwide, finds a study.

Be friends with tea for health benefits (16:22)
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Waking up on a chilly morning to a hot cup of tea is definitely the best way to start your day and why not after all it has many health benefits too.

Women more likely to be sidelined at workplace: Study (16:00)
New York, Dec 16 (IANS) Love to toss creative ideas in the brainstorming session at your workplace? If you are a women, beware, you are more likely to receive less credit than your male counterparts, new research revealed.

George Clooney working on Watergate series (15:26)
Los Angeles, Dec 16 (IANS) Actors and filmmakers George Clooney and Grant Heslov, along with screenwriter-producer Matt Charman, are said to be working on a limited series that will explore the Watergate scandal that had forced sthen US President Richard Nixon out of office.

Maternal blood sugar may affect baby's heart (13:14)
New York, Dec 16 (IANS) Women with high blood sugar early in pregnancy may raise their baby's risk of developing a congenital heart defect, according to a study.

Facebook admits it can make people feel worse (Lead) (12:30)
San Francisco, Dec 16 (IANS) Call it admonition from parents and behavioural experts or self-introspection but Facebook has for the first time admitted that passively scrolling through posts on the social media platform can make people feel worse -- while active engagement on the platform may have the opposite effect.

'Passive scrolling on Facebook can make you feel worse' (11:32)
San Francisco, Dec 16 (IANS) Facebook has said that passively scrolling through posts on the social media platform can make people feel worse -- while active engagement on the platform may have the opposite effect.

Vastu elements for right winter vibes at home (06:26)
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Adding elements like candles, fireplace, bright Christmas lights and fiery gold and red decorations will not just help to beautify your home, but also lend a positive vibe, say Vastu experts.

'Kingfisher Villa' in Goa renamed 'King's Mansion' (19:10)
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) The iconic 'Kingfisher Villa', formerly owned by absconding tycoon Vijay Mallya was on Friday renamed 'King's Mansion' by its new owner, Sachiin Joshi, who also operates a liquor manufacturing business, whose products include "King's beer".

Tea: Tap in the mood, process, variety (18:32)
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Who doesn't like a perfect cup of tea? But that experience can depend on a whole lot of factors -- how it is made, who you sip it with and even the temperature of the water used, says tea sommelier Anamika Singh.

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