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Want stronger muscles? Eat more apples and green tomatoes

Scientists from University of Iowa have stumbled upon two natural compounds, one found in apples and one in green tomatoes, which reduce ageing in muscles. They made this discovery while trying to find a protein that causes muscle weakness and loss during ageing. The protein called ATF4 alters gene expression in skeletal muscle, causing reduction […]

Parents! You think e-cigs are OK for teens? Think again

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You might think that people who smoke electronic cigarettes are safe but the reality is quite different. Teen who use e-cigs are likelier to start smoking traditional cigarettes than their peers who do not. In the study, researchers from University of Pittsburgh analysed data on a national sample of nearly 700 16 to 26-year-old nonsmokers […]

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I have signed films without reading scripts: Katrina Kaif

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Most actors like to be politically correct, especially when speaking in the media, but not Katrina Kaif. Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar in a still from Welcome. The 32-year-old has no qualms in accepting that in the initial stages of her career, she did choose films based purely on instinct and not on scripts. Asked […]

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Air India Soon to Phase Out Its Ageing A-320s: Sources

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NEW DELHI: Air India – fresh from its Monday evening scare of its Kajuraho-Varanasi flight catching fire while landing in Delhi – is speeding up its plans to replace its ageing fleet of Airbus A 320 planes. The airline has a fleet of 64 A 320 planes and 14 of them are close to 20 […]

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As Waters Recede, 10 Lakh Still Affected in Assam Floods

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GUWAHATI, ASSAM: Even though rains have weakened and the flood waters are receding in Assam, they have left 64 people dead since June and affected over 10 lakh people, as many of them were marooned in lower parts of the state, getting little or no relief, life has become uncertain for thousands in the relief […]

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Student bodies seek PM’s intervention on Manipur situation

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Guwahati, Sep 9 – A number of tribal students bodies of Assam’s Karbi Anglong district have sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in the prevailing situation in Manipur due to three controversial bills being passed in the Manipur state assembly. In a joint memorandum, the Karbi Students’ Association, the Rengma Naga Students’ Union, the Hmar […]

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Committed to revitalising Assam Tea Corporation: CM

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Guwahati, Sep 9 – Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said his government was fully committed to reviving the sick Assam Tea Corporation Ltd (ATCL). Chairing a meeting at his official residence here on Tuesday, Gogoi stressed on the need to revitalise ATCL to pursue its objectives more vigorously and to lend life to its […]

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Modi government and RSS plan to ‘cleanse’ India of western culture, roadmap to be prepared

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New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government wants to ‘cleanse’ India of the ‘pollution’ caused by western culture, says a report in the Telegraph. Union culture minister Mahesh Sharma PTI photo During a meeting with leaders of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) last week, the Union culture minister Mahesh Sharma and HRD Minister Smriti Irani pledged to […]

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TRAI gives 15 days to Indian mobile operators on call drops

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Seeking urgent steps by mobile operators to check call drops, regulator TRAI on Wednesday said their performance would be reviewed after 15 days and warned it will “cross the bridge” if they fail to do the needful. Separately, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said that the government is presently not thinking of imposing any […]

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Diplomat rape scandal: Saudi Arabia embassy officials meet MEA counterparts, protest police action

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New Delhi(PTI): Saudi Ambassador to India Saud Mohammed Alsati along with some embassy officials on Wednesday senior External Affairs Ministry officials and protested against the Haryana police action at the residence of one of its diplomats charged with alleged rape of two Nepalese women. According to official sources, the Ambassador met Joint Secretary Thanglura Darlong […]

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