Drinking water before meals leads to weight loss

Washington D.C: A new study claims that drinking a bottle of water before meals could help obese adults in reducing weight. University of Birmingham researchers believe that the simple intervention could be hugely beneficial.

In the study, obese adult participants were recruited from general …


Calm returns to Gujarat

High Court asks Ahmedabad Commissioner to file report on violence and police action.

Some amount of normalcy has returned to Gujarat with markets and offices opening on Thursday afternoon. The Army stands deployed in areas where curfew has been imposed in Ahmedabad, and paramilitary forces…

Virginia shooting: US TV station mourns murdered journalists

Staff at a US TV station in Virginia have held a minute’s silence in memory of the two journalists shot dead by a disgruntled ex-colleague live on air.
“We will, over time, heal from this,” WDBJ7 anchor Kim McBroom told viewers, holding hands with two colleagues.


Hindu population declines, Muslims increased: 2011 census data

New Delhi: The Muslim community has registered a moderate 0.8 per cent growth to touch 17.22 crore in the 10 year period between 2001 and 2011, up from 13.8 crore, while Hindus population showed a decline by 0.7 per cent at 96.63 crore during the period, according to the latest census data…


‘No mathematical error,’ Jaya justifies acquittal in Rs 66-cr disproportionate assets case

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday asserted in the Supreme Court that there was no ‘mathematical error’ in the Karnataka High Court judgment acquitting her and three others in Rs 66 crore disproportionate assets case warranting interference by the apex court.
In her res…


Rupee, equity hit by grim China data

Grim China data and the fear of deceleration in the global economy hit the Indian rupee and equities further as the Indian currency tumbled below 65.80-levels a dollar and the benchmark BSE 30-share Sensex dipped more than 450 points on Friday.
The rupee opened at 65.71 compared to its previous…


Shabir Shah detained at Delhi airport

The Kashmiri separatist leader said that he would be meeting Pakistan NSA Sartaj Aziz tomorrow.

Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday left for Delhi to hold talks with Pakistan NSA Sartaj Aziz. Amid a cloud of uncertainty over the upcoming Indo-Pak NSA-level meeting,…