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The Health Department and the Food Safety wing are joining hands to launch an initiative to enforce dietary guidelines, involving the reduction of TFAs, salt and sugar in commercially available foods in the State. The initiative, with technical support from the WB, WHO and the FSSAI, is being launched as unhealthy diet is pushing up metabolic syndrome and premature deaths.

03:55:01 on 21 Nov

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Bollywood power couple Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan’s son Taimur Ali Khan has been breaking the internet with multiple photos and people can’t seem to get enough of him. Now, latching on to his widespread popularity, a toy company has started to roll out Taimur dolls! Yes, there’s now a toy of blue-eyed prince of the Pataudi royal family.

02:55:01 on 21 Nov

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Scientists have developed a novel drug that could block glioblastoma -- the deadliest form of brain cancer -- from spreading. The tissues in our bodies are largely made of fluid. It moves around cells and is essential to normal body function. But in some cases, this fluid may be doing more harm than good.

02:25:01 on 21 Nov

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All eyes are on Flipkart as CEO and co-founder of the e-commerce giant, Binny Bansal, voluntarily stepped down in a company-wide mail earlier last week, just one day after parent company Walmart announced an independent probe into allegations of “personal misconduct”, and on the basis of a “lack of transparency”.

09:26:01 on 20 Nov

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In a bid to make public transportation safer for women, an MOU has been signed by BMTC and Durga, a citizen organisation to install panic buttons in buses. Four panic button are placed on either side of the bus, where the seats reserved for women are located. The buttons positioned on the panel between the windows are at a height that is easily accessible to women.

08:25:02 on 20 Nov

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The Chairperson of Karnataka's Women's Commission NG Nagalakshmi Bai, in a letter to the state's Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, has come up with an unusual request - a dress code for men on beaches. Nagalakshmi's letter was prompted by the sight of nude men she saw at Gokarna Beach earlier this month when she was there for a holiday.

05:00:14 on 20 Nov

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Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are headed to Bengaluru for their wedding reception on November 21. The newlyweds were spotted at the Mumbai airport on Tuesday. Twinning in their white traditional attires, they posed for the paparazzi and thanked them for all their good wishes. The actors will be hosting one of the two wedding receptions in Deepika’s hometown Bengaluru.

12:23:46 on 20 Nov

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Just like every year, the Lux Golden Rose Awards 2018 was a star-studded affair with leading Bollywood ladies walking down the red carpet in their glamorous avatars. From Alia, Kareena, Aishwarya to Madhuri, the who’s who of Bollywood were present at the event and each looked as dazzling as the other. In case you are curious to know who wore what, we have you covered.

04:55:01 on 20 Nov

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A painting believed to be “Tête d’Arlequin” by Pablo Picasso stolen in 2012 from Rotterdam’s Kunsthal museum has turned up in Romania, prosecutors said on Sunday. In one of the art world’s most dramatic heists, thieves made off with seven paintings, worth millions of euros, by Picasso, Matisse, Monet and others.

01:25:01 on 20 Nov

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Children whose parents talk to them about non-violent ways of resolving conflict are less likely to physically or psychologically abuse their dating partners later, says a study. “Youths may be getting a mixture of both violent and non-violent solutions from their parents” said lead researcher Rachel Garthe from University of Illinois

12:55:01 on 20 Nov

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What started out as a random tweet about the eight of diamonds in a deck of playing cards has gone massively viral around the world. The tweet asks viewers to notice a tiny detail in the eight of diamonds card, and the detail has left thousands shocked that they did not notice it earlier. Shared three days ago by a Twitter user who goes by the name 'Plink'.

11:55:01 on 19 Nov

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There is indeed an International Men’s Day -- and it falls on November 19 every year. Let’s explore some gender-neutral beauty and fashion trends. For a long time, the beauty and fashion industries have worked to the most stringent of gender divides. However, over the past few years, we have seen a shift. Today, there are plenty of cosmetics for men.

11:25:02 on 19 Nov

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This might startle many people in India. A man being subjected to domestic violence seems unbelievable to us as a society, primarily due to the extreme gender stereotypes that we have inherited for centuries. Men who have reported their own experiences of harassment and violence, say the law against domestic violence has been used against them by the wife’s family.

06:26:01 on 19 Nov

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Long-term exposure to road traffic noise can increase the risk of obesity, according to research. According a study by Barcelona Institute for Global Health study has been published in Environment International there are associations between traffic noise and several markers for obesity.

04:55:01 on 19 Nov

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Being a tea or coffee person, may depend on your genetic predisposition towards bitter tastes, say researchers. The study, led by researchers from Northwestern University, and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, explored reactions to caffeine, quinine and propylthiouracil, to understand how they affect people’s preference for drinking tea, coffee and alcohol.

03:55:02 on 19 Nov

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Washington D.C. - In a recent study, biologists discovered how head injuries adversely affect individual cells and genes that can lead to serious brain disorders. The researchers at the University of California studied more than 6,000 cells in 15 hippocampal cell types -- the first study of individual cell types subject to brain trauma.

02:25:01 on 19 Nov

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By using virus that infects bacteria (bacteriophages), researchers from Panjab University have successfully treated multidrug-resistant bacterial infection in diabetic mouse model. People with diabetes are more prone to fungal and bacterial infections and the emergence of multidrug-resistant organisms has worsened the situation.

11:55:01 on 18 Nov

Read more at The Hindu
Facts about dry eye syndrome

According to a medical study, dry eyes condition in humans can significantly reduce the rate of reading and may cause disruption in daily tasks that require visual concentration for long periods. The chronic dry eye is a common disease in which natural tears fail to adequately lubricate the eyes, thus drastically affecting its functioning.

11:25:02 on 18 Nov

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Walt Disney once said, "I hope we never lose sight of one thing- that it was all started by a mouse" and as Mickey, the beloved cartoon character, turns 90, the company is throwing "the world's biggest mouse party". Mickey Mouse first appeared in 1928 cartoon film "Steamboat Willie" and since then, he has been an inseparable part of many lives.

02:55:02 on 18 Nov

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With winter just setting in, deciding on the perfect travel look can be quite a task. But fret not. We have got you covered. This week, we saw Bollywood A-listers like Anushka, Alia and Parineeti sashaying down the airport and needless to say, the actors upped the ante with some glamorous statements. Here’s a roundup of some of the interesting airport looks from this week.

02:25:01 on 18 Nov

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Youtube star Lilly Singh (popularly known as IISuperwomanII) starts her latest video with a twist on her usual phrase. In the video, which she released on her YouTube channel on November 12, Lilly goes on to chronicle her recent struggle with an inability to keep up with the demands of performing well and finally announces a short hiatus from the same.

01:25:02 on 17 Nov

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In India, it’s next to impossible to even think of wearing an insanely huge jacket or a seven-layered coat and taking the local transport. But there’s no harm in checking out photos of celebrities walking around in these ridiculously huge statement wear. While some are slipping into it’s cozy comfort, others are using style tricks to add an extra edge.

03:55:01 on 17 Nov

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A soak in hot water can help lower your blood sugar, the Daily Mail reported. New research has found it releases a chemical that combats inflammation and lowers blood sugar levels. Loughborough University researchers examined ten overweight men after they took a bath. Results showed that just one hot bath raises levels of the inflammatory chemical IL-6 in the bloodstream.

03:25:01 on 17 Nov

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Watch him go, this psychopathic, gaslighting, brat, preening, pious-posing, egomaniac idiot of a president. Some of us watch in awe, plenty of us in disgust. He can’t be cornered. Never backing down; he always doubles down. If he’s caught lying he tells a bigger lie. If he’s called on hypocrisy he’ll outmaneuver through more audacious hypocrisy.

02:55:01 on 17 Nov

Read more at Alternet
Smog: How it affects the eye

The Diwali pollution has severe health hazards and affects the eye as well. Dr Sudipto Pakrasi, who leads the Ophthalmology division at Medanta, Gurgaon, admits that the frequency of patients complaining of eye soreness, redness, burning sensation increases significantly post Diwali every year.

02:25:01 on 17 Nov

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A horrifying case of suspected caste killing has emerged in Karnataka’s Mandya district after the bodies of a couple from Tamil Nadu were found floating near the Shivanasamudra Falls. The Belakavadi Police found the body of 25-year-old Nandesh on Tuesday. On Thursday morning, the police found the body of 20-year-old Swati floating in the water.

07:25:01 on 16 Nov

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A painting by the British artist David Hockney has fetched $90.3 million in New York, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist sold at auction. Hockney’s 1972 “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” was sold at Christie’s on Thursday night. It is one of the 81-year-old artist’s “pool paintings” and is considered one of his premier works.

01:40:02 on 16 Nov

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We always look up to our Bollywood stars for fashion inspiration. Apart from everyday fashion, we often find ourselves drawn towards them for wedding fashion inspiration. Newlywed Deepika Padukone was dressed in a traditional Sabyasachi creation for her wedding. But before Deepika, most of our Bollywood heroines have opted for the ace designer's expertise.

09:27:41 on 16 Nov

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Japanese cuisine offers plenty of gastronomical delights, while its traditional cuisine is based on rice with miso soup and other dishes. Side dishes comprise fish, vegetables cooked in broth and pickled vegetables, though the most well known and written about Japanese dish is sushi. There are few cuisines in the world which are presented as beautifully as Japanese food.

04:55:01 on 16 Nov

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The much-anticipated shortlist for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018 was unveiled at a special event, which took place at the London School of Economics & Political Science. Now in its 8th year, the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is one of the most prestigious international literary awards specifically focused on South Asian fiction writing.

01:25:01 on 16 Nov

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In all kinds of logic failure, recently, a pair of underwear a teenager was wearing was cited as evidence in the trial of a man who was accused of raping her. The lawyer for defence, Elizabeth O’Connell, held the pair up in court and said, “You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front.”

11:55:01 on 15 Nov

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After weeks of speculation, it looks like that the brand’s latest offering, the Most Stuf Oreo, will finally hit the market in early 2019. Currently, the biggest Oreo size is the Mega Stuf and the Most Stuf Oreo appears to be double the size of Mega Stuf. Earlier this month, a popular Instagram food account, The Junk Food Aisle, posted a photo of the Most Stuf Oreo.

11:25:01 on 15 Nov

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In a bid to reduce global air pollution, Swedish home furnishing company IKEA today announced its plan to turn rice straws into a new renewable material source for its products. The project, part of the company's 'Better Air Now' initiative, will begin from India and is focused on New Delhi, Gurugram and Faridabad which are among the world's most air polluted cities.

10:25:01 on 15 Nov

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A feminist manga-style artist says she will use characters based on Egyptian pharaoh and Chinese empress to bring more female empowerment to the male-dominated world of comic books. Queenie Chan is working on a series of non-fiction biographies aimed at children called Women Who Were Kings, which will be rendered in the manga, a comic book genre that originated in Japan.

01:40:01 on 15 Nov

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Make bathing time the most favourite part of your day by turning it into a pampering session. After all, you deserve it! The hectic lives that we lead, it becomes all the more crucial to take some time out to de-stress, look after yourself and stay beautiful. And to help you with that, you need to stock up on basic bathing accessories for an amazing bathing experience.

04:07:09 on 15 Nov

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Having the perfect eyebrow shape can really define your face and highlight your best features. The beauty trends keep us hooked all the time, thanks to social media as the viral tips never cease to fascinate us. New trends are born on Instagram everyday. What’s fascinating is that we are going back to some thousand- year-old notions of beauty and facial features.

01:55:01 on 15 Nov

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The urge to take a selfie with a cobra around his neck claimed the life of a man in Andhra. Believing a snake charmer who said he has herbs effective against snake bites, Jagadish, 24, of Mangalampet in Potti Sriramulu Nellore district, picked up a cobra from the charmer’s basket for a selfie. Even as he held it firmly by its neck, the snake managed to bite his hand.

08:57:01 on 14 Nov

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A 14-year-old boy addicted to video games allegedly committed suicide here in Maharashtra after his mother took away a mobile phone from him, police said on Wednesday. Krish Sunil Lunawat, who lived with his mother and elder sister in a rented house in Mahal area, used to be glued to the mobile phone and spend hours playing video games on it.

08:40:01 on 14 Nov

Andhra Pradesh’s capital Amaravati is set to host the sixth round of F1H2O World Championship on the banks of the Krishna river from November 16 to 18. Nineteen Formula 1 drivers, nine Formula 4 drivers across 12 countries have arrived in the city, along with 21 large containers carrying 10 Formula 1 boats and 10 Formula 4 boats, from the Krishnapatnam port.

07:25:01 on 14 Nov

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Tugay Sarac was just 15 when he first talked about joining Islamic State. But unlike his friends at the time, Sarac had turned to radical Islam as a way of avoiding coming to terms with his sexuality. When Sarac came across the Ibn Rushd-Goethe mosque - one of only a handful of gay-friendly mosques around the world, he found a middle ground.

06:25:02 on 14 Nov

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Ninety per cent of urban parents in India believe that the internet helps children with their education, found a study by market research firm Velocity MR. Ironically, ninety per cent of them also believe that pop-ups expose their kids to unwanted content. And India is the third most porn watching country in the world. Do the math.

04:40:02 on 14 Nov

Google is celebrating Children's day with a doodle envisioned by a school student from Mumbai, winner of the 2018 Doodle 4 Google competition in India. The theme this year was "What inspires me". Pingla Rahul, the winner, showed her fascination with space exploration with the doodle, which shows a child looking at a sky dotted with stars with a telescope.

08:41:01 on 14 Nov

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All children’s books are political because everything is: to walk the under-fives through a gallery of girls in pink who are waiting for a prince is easily as strident as any of the more delicate messages about human intercourse you might find in a Michael Rosen book. Children’s literature with a political message was once frowned upon, but now it’s everywhere.

03:55:01 on 14 Nov

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In a bid to be more inclusive and gender sensitive, popular dating app Tinder recently introduced 23 options under the gender category in India. In a blog post published on Monday, Tinder said, “everyone is welcome on Tinder” and announced the introduction of gender identities other than man and woman on its platform.

01:25:01 on 14 Nov

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"For mother, it wasn't something to celebrate," said the soft-spoken 35-year-old, whose "bride" is a virtual reality singer named Hatsune Miku. In fact, none of Kondo's relatives attended his wedding to Miku -- an animated 16-year-old with saucer eyes and lengthy aquamarine pigtails -- but that didn't stop him from spending two million yen on a formal ceremony.

11:55:01 on 13 Nov

Read more at News 18

After the tumultuous events of the past few weeks, where the Central Bureau of Investigation director and his deputy accused each other of corruption and were subsequently sent on forced leave by the government, the agency’s acting director M Nageswar Rao decided what the organisation requires is a spiritual and mental healing workshop run by the Art of Living Foundation.

11:26:02 on 13 Nov

Read more at Scroll

India is perhaps the worst abuser of antibiotics in the world. According to a latest paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) , use of antibiotics in India went up 103% between year 2000 and 2015. All this, when multi drug resistance bacteria is in our hospitals, in our environment and it is spreading.

05:10:03 on 13 Nov

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Here's another reason to shed those extra kilos! Adolescent obesity is linked with up to a four-fold increased risk of pancreatic cancer later in life, according to a recent research. The findings also suggest that overweight and even higher weight within the 'normal' weight range in men may increase pancreatic cancer risk in a graded manner.

04:25:01 on 13 Nov

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Deepika-Ranveer wedding: All set to tie the knot on Nov 14 & 15, the celebrity couple has already started creating waves of excitement and anticipation about the outfits they are going to pick for their wedding day. Deepika who is getting married to her longtime beau Ranveer celebrated a pre-wedding ceremony and it came as no surprise that she chose a Sabyasachi ensemble.

03:55:01 on 13 Nov

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Bacteria are present in just about every breath of air we take in. How the airway protects itself from infection from these bacteria has largely remained a mystery—until now. When bacteria are inhaled, exosomes, or tiny fluid-filled sacs, are immediately secreted from cells which directly attack the bacteria.

12:25:01 on 13 Nov

Read more at Medical Express

Gossip is one of our most widely shared—and, often, most unconscious—addictions. People rarely consider themselves gossip addicts. But is that kind of compulsive sharing the same as your natural desire to talk to your sister about whether your other sister's boyfriend is right for her? Or the pleasure you take in hashing over a public figure's marital problems?

11:55:01 on 12 Nov

Read more at Yoga Journal

Almost one-third of all married women in India have experienced spousal violence with wife-beating accepted by many women, says a study which calls gender-based violence as one of the most serious concerns. About 27% of women aged 15 to 49 years have experienced physical violence since the age of 15 years. Patriarchal attitudes are deeply entrenched in the minds of people.

10:35:01 on 12 Nov

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Michael Jackson's iconic black 'Bad' jacket, which he wore on his first solo tour, sold for $298,000, about three times its original asking price, at a New York auction which featured items from music legends Prince, Madonna, John Lennon and others. Julien's Auctions had an original asking price of $100,000 for the jacket that Jackson signed on the back.

09:40:02 on 12 Nov

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A $300 bottle of wine sold in the United States and Europe is made in the unlikeliest of places: at the foot of the Himalayas in China, where farmers sing traditional songs while picking grapes. A stone's throw away from Tibet, Ao Yun's vineyards are located beneath the sacred Meili mountain at altitudes ranging up from 2,200 metres in the SW province of Yunnan.

11:41:02 on 12 Nov

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The Madras High Court on Friday expressed serious concern over youngsters using their motorcycles to compete in drag racing on city roads even during peak hours much to the annoyance of other motorists.The High Court wanted to know what kind of measures the police had put in place to check such incidents in the city.

10:41:02 on 12 Nov

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The nightlife culture of India has undergone a sea change in the last 10 years, and there is no one way the country kicks up its heels. Among regulars of the nightlife scene, there is a broad consensus that Delhi is a wayward cousin to other cities that have a happening after-hours vibe. The nightclub scene in both north and south India, are as different as they can be.

03:25:01 on 12 Nov

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Delhi’s air is among the worst in the world, although many in the city of more than 20 million are unable, or unwilling, to protect themselves from the cocktail of gases and particles. But at the TopDog Luxury Pet Resort, Gautam Kari, the chief operating officer who studied animal behaviourology in California, is offering relief for posh pooches.

01:25:01 on 12 Nov

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Analysts say that Japan’s demographic make-up — more than one third of households contain just one person — makes it perfect for the solo market, with many also craving “me time” in a fast-paced, interconnected and workaholic society. Karaoke, in many ways the archetypal social activity, is a case in point.

12:55:01 on 12 Nov

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When we think of Bali, the notion that comes to our mind is that of an exciting holiday destination. You can visit spots which are diverse in nature, whether it is the Besakih Temple or the Ubud Monkey Forest. However, what most people don’t know is about the unique connection which Bali has with India, commemorated every year in the form of a festival called Baliyatra.

11:55:01 on 11 Nov

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Ginger is traditionally added to a number of Indian and Asian dishes to add a burst of flavour to them. But the magical root spice also has a wide range of health benefits. Yami Gautam posted a picture of the much loved Indian milky concoction - adrak waali chai- on her Instagram stories and there are several reasons for you to take inspiration.

07:26:01 on 11 Nov

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As an eight-year-old, paper artist Jaishree Pankaj Shah would watch intently as her grandfather made hand-cut paper designs or stencils to decorate the swing of Lord Srinathji. That was her first lesson in the Sanjhi paper craft. Sanjhi is an art form rooted in the folk culture of Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, and later became an integral part of Vaishnavite traditions.

04:25:02 on 11 Nov

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Faizul Hasan Qadri loved his wife of 57 years so strong that he built her a mausoleum - a Taj Mahal replica built from concrete. On Friday morning, the 82-year-old ‘Shah Jahan of the Poor’ passed away in Meerut after he was hit by a motorcycle. Now, Qadri will be laid to rest next to his beloved Tajamulli Begum, in a grave he dug a few years back inside his ‘Taj Mahal’.

02:55:01 on 11 Nov

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Fascia, a band or sheet of connective tissue, is rarely considered in isolation as the cause of pain disorders. Experts have long suspected that fascia ailment, which is a painful and relatively common condition, is responsible for maintaining the arch in your foot. Fascia can be classified into four types, each with different properties, functions, and characteristics.

01:26:01 on 11 Nov

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Last week Deepika, Alia & Aishwarya showed us how to add an X-factor to a simple tee-jeans looks, this week the actors seem to be in the mood for experimenting. While Kangana's classic take on winter fashion will make you want to recreate her look, Priyanka's travel style will make you think twice. Here's a roundup of some of the interesting airport looks from this week.

12:55:01 on 11 Nov

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Improving city parks could help make residents more active, a study conducted by Penn State researchers, published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease, noted. The study found that small improvements to a city's ParkScore - an evaluation of a city's park system -- could lead to more physical exercise for its residents.

09:57:01 on 10 Nov

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The recently concluded Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018 left spectators stunned as the Angels walked down the ramp clad in glamorous lingerie and magnanimous wings. But what stood out was the $1 million diamond-encrusted Dream Angels Fantasy Bra created by Atelier Swarovski in collaboration with Victoria’s Secret.

04:56:01 on 10 Nov

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A royal retreat in the middle of a lake situated deep inside a forest, Lake Palace offers guests a unique experience. The trip to the hotel, which once a tourist bungalow of the Travancore royal family, starts from the boat landing centre at Thekkady. Boats take visitors across the lake which is surrounded by the greenery of the forest and the deep blue of the sky above.

03:56:01 on 10 Nov

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How a mirror could transform working out

Remember the days when you needed to go to the gym to get a workout? We don’t either, and the latest option for an at-home workout is one right out of “The Jetsons.” The Mirror was created by Brynn Putnam, boutique fitness studio owner who saw that people, particularly millennials, used to working out in boutique fitness studios now wanted an at-home option.

01:55:01 on 10 Nov

Tips to boost metabolism

Did you know! Your eating and sleeping pattern regulates the amount of calories you burn. Researchers found that when at rest, people burn 10 percent more calories in the late afternoon and early evening than in the early morning hours.The findings have been published in the journal Current Biology.

12:55:01 on 10 Nov

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Women who smoke, have diabetes or high blood pressure increase their risk of a heart attack more than men faced with the same risks, a large study of UK adults has found. The researchers, writing in the BMJ, said women should receive the same treatments as men and be offered support to stop smoking. Doctors should also be better at spotting female patients at risk.

06:55:01 on 09 Nov

Read more at BBC News

We all know we shouldn’t be traipsing to the GP with every sniffle, but coughs can be a bit tricky. Some sound worse than others, some last longer than others, and all cause us to try self-diagnose to save the embarrassment of a trip to the doctors, only to find out an over-the-counter remedy was the solution all along.



06:37:01 on 09 Nov

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With this being the season of celebration, usually strictly-followed bedtimes are taken leniently. The only downside to this is the morning after and we aren't even getting into what your body feels like. If you can rest it off, nothing like it. But if you don't have a choice and have somewhere to be, here are 3 ways in which you can look fresh.

05:25:01 on 09 Nov

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After Diwali celebrations, thick clouds of smog enveloped Delhi-NCR as the air quality dropped to ‘hazardous’ in various areas across the city, exposing people to major health risks. To help you deal with the fallout of the plunging air quality in the capital, we have compiled a list of easy-to-make home remedies.

02:26:01 on 09 Nov

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It’s winters and who wouldn’t like a few extra hours of sleep tucked inside their warm blanket? Apart from comfort, there is another reason that is compelling enough to keep you in bed for longer – turns out, a few extra hours in bed could help you avoid dehydration. According to a new study, anything under six hours of shut-eye a night could leave our bodies dehydrated.

01:56:01 on 09 Nov

Read more at Indian Express

Healthcare providers and parents should begin talking to adolescents in middle school about healthy romantic and sexual relationships and mutual respect for others, a doctors’ group urges. Obstetrician-gynecologists, in particular, should screen their patients routinely for intimate partner violence and sexual coercion and be prepared to discuss it.

12:55:02 on 09 Nov

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As make-up artist Kodo Nishimura sashays into a room in Tokyo balanced on pin-thin heels, he could hardly look less like a practising Buddhist monk. Immaculately made-up, sporting smoky eyeshadow, false lashes and winged eyeliner, he changes outfits three times during a presentation to starry-eyed fans.

12:25:01 on 09 Nov

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Given that most of us automatically tune out as soon as air hostesses and or stewards begin with the vital, but mundane, instructions of emergency procedurals and in-flight information, airlines are continuously looking for ways for you to put down the magazine and take off your earphones and pay attention, damn it. This is a game that Air New Zealand keeps winning.

02:10:02 on 08 Nov

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Infosys Ltd. has returned to stability, almost a year after the appointment of a new chief executive ended a tumultuous period at the software and services company. Chairman Nandan Nilekani, speaking on the sidelines of Bloomberg's New Economy Forum in Singapore, said that the turnaround is complete.

01:41:01 on 08 Nov

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There can be no dispute regarding Kangana Ranaut’s impeccable sartorial choices. The Queen actor slays and does so quite often. Her recent appearances serve as perfect examples of this. Recently the actor was spotted in an Anita Dongre ensemble. The grey embroidered suit looked lovely on her. The look was rounded with footwear from Louis Vuitton and grey Hermes bag.

12:55:01 on 08 Nov

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Diwali is a good day to make the world a better place. And in this battle of smog and pollution choking the city, we can fight with planting green plants. There’s a wide variety of plants which not only produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide but also cleanse the air of pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde, etc.

12:25:01 on 08 Nov

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If you are a traveler and can afford luxury, you can now stay at the world's first ever underwater villa in the Maldives. The two-story villa is located around 16 feet below the Indian Ocean, and has been named 'Muraka', which, in the local Dhivehi language, means coral, reports CNN. Muraka is a part of the Conrad Maldives Rangali island resort.

11:55:01 on 07 Nov

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It's an Indian Halloween." On the eve of a Diwali party, that's how Michael Scott explains the Hindu festival to his co-workers. Though that ignorance is typical of The Office's bumbling manager, played by Steve Carell, this time it's not his fault entirely, having being misinformed of the festival's meaning by the vacuous Kelly Kapoor, who's as ignorant of Hinduism.

01:11:02 on 07 Nov

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Spreading the festive cheer in UAE, Emirates Airlines celebrated Diwali by surprising people in Dubai with a special Mithai (sweets) truck on the eve of the festival of lights. UAE-based airline’s crew took everyone by surprise. Not only did the staff give out traditional Indian sweets, air hostesses of the airline even danced to peppy Bollywood numbers.

09:11:01 on 07 Nov

Read more at Indian Express

Archaeologists in central China Tuesday believe they have unearthed a 2,000-year-old pot of wine that had been sealed and buried in a tomb. About 3.5 litres (118 ounces) of the yellow liquid, which officials said smelled strongly of Chinese wine when they poured it out, was discovered in a bronze pot in Henan province, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

03:25:01 on 07 Nov

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Chronic exposure to excess noise may increase the risk of heart disease and stroke by activating a brain region involved in stress response, a study warns. This response in turn promotes blood vessel inflammation, said researchers. Findings reveal that people with the highest levels of chronic noise exposure had an increased risk of suffering cardiovascular events.

01:26:01 on 07 Nov

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Since Diwali is round the corner, your kids must be putting up some interesting questions. To make your child aware of what Diwali is and why we celebrate the homecoming of Lord Rama, here are some book recommendations. Since Valmiki’s version of Ramayana needs maturity to be understood, Rama and the Demon King by Jessica Souhami is a lighter version of the same.

11:12:24 on 06 Nov

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Deepika Padukone spent a whopping 10 million rupees on her wedding jewellery at the Andheri store of a jewellery brand she endorses. Deepika bought a mangalsutra and to that she added a huge solitaire diamond. She also bought a huge necklace for herself. This is a pretty sizeable necklace but smaller than the one she wore in her last film Padmaavat.

06:00:29 on 06 Nov

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A recent study has found evidence of brain injuries in football players from a surprisingly young age. There have been more and more cases confirming that repeated hits to the head have lifelong consequences for professional football players, but a new study has found evidence of lasting effects from head injuries at a much younger age than expected.

04:25:01 on 06 Nov

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The respiratory problems during and after Diwali can be managed with simple kitchen ingredients. Ayurveda Expert, Dr. Dhanvantri Tyagi, shared recipes of some Ayurvedic concoctions that we can prepare this Diwali to protect ourselves from the adverse effects of smoke and fumes.

02:55:01 on 06 Nov

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Dhanteras 2018 (Dhantrayodashi 2018) Date, History: The first day of the Diwali festival is Dhanteras or Dhantrayodashi. On this day Hindus worship the God of wealth, Kubera. It is also believed by many that it was on Dhanteras that Goddess Lakshmi had come out of the ocean while it was churned with a pot of gold and wealth.

11:25:01 on 05 Nov

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Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Hilary Duff and Christie Brinkley all swear that lemon water is the perfect way to start the day. Hot water with lemon juice added in, there are no rules about how one makes it, but it contains a load of vitamins. Kicking off the day with a very low-calorie, refreshing drink can give us a little clarity about how we're genuinely feeling.

05:55:01 on 05 Nov

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Disgusting food museum opens in Sweden

The dead mouse in the Chinese wine sure looks nasty, and the maggots in the cheese tend to put people off. But nothing is more horrible to an unaccustomed palate than the Icelandic fermented shark. It’s the worst. Or so says the expert. From spicy rabbit heads to fruit bat soup, the collection, now on display in the Swedish city of Malmo.

04:55:01 on 05 Nov

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Art inspired by impressionism

It’s hard to believe that the Impressionist style, once mocked and insulted by critics is today admired the world over as the most coveted art forms. Impressionism managed to win accolades despite being mired in controversy and subjected to hatred in its own era. It was the creative voice that grew up in the streets of Paris way back in 1874.

02:25:02 on 05 Nov

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