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Book review: Yashwant Chittal’s ‘Shikari’ mirrors the colour of caste in modern Indian society

An English translation of Kannada writer Yashwant Chittal’s 1979 novel mirrors the faultlines in modern Indian society.

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Vasant Panchami 2018: Saraswati Puja 2018 date, time and muhurat, Basant Panchmi celebration at home

Vasant Panchami 2018: Vasant Panchami, also known as Shri Panchami, Basant Panchami, and Saraswati Panchami, is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. This ritual of initiating education to children is known

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Basant Panchami 2018 : Saraswati Puja Mantra, puja vidhi (how to do) and muhurat

Basant Panchami 2018: Basant Panchami celebrated by Hindus, the festivals observed on this day include Saraswati Puja also known as Shree Panchami, Basant Festival of Kites in Punjab and Haryana, Sufi

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Climate change linked to more flowery forests: study

Scientists have revealed a surprising relationship between surging atmospheric carbon dioxide and flower blooms in remote tropical forests.

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Longevity protein may help treat diabetes, cancer: study

Scientists have revealed the three-dimensional structure of longevity protein that may help develop therapies to treat diabetes, obesity and certain cancers.

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Super blue moon on January 31 will mark last of trilogy: NASA

For those who missed the full moon treat on January 1, a rare celestial treat awaits you on January 31, marking the last in a trilogy of supermoons. The first happened on December 3, 2017, NASA said i

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Kenya eyes 12-15% growth in footfalls from India in 2018

Kenya is eyeing 12-15 per cent growth in tourist arrivals from India this year.

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Maharashtra Tourism minister highlights ‘Maharashtra 360-degree’ at FHW Mumbai

As part of its campaign for 2018, 'Maharashtra 360-degree', the tourism arm of Government of Maharashtra, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) will be putting special focus on cuisine, i

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Single blood test may detect eight types of cancer, says study

Scientists have developed a single blood test that can help in the early diagnoses of eight common cancer types and helps identify the location of the disease.

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Flu may spread just by breathing: Study

We may pass the flu to others just by breathing, according to a study which contradicts the popular belief that people can catch the influenza virus by exposure to droplets from an infected person's c

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100 per cent fruit juice may not up diabetes risk: Study

Drinking 100 per cent fruit juice may not increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study.

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Microsoft develops Artificial Intelligence enabled ‘bot artist’

Microsoft researchers are developing an artificial intelligence (AI) enabled 'drawing bot' that can create images from text descriptions of an object.

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2017 sees warmest ocean on record: Chinese Academy of Sciences

The temperature of oceans in 2017 reached a record high, putting the marine ecosystems in jeopardy, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said.

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US tests nuclear power system to sustain astronauts on Mars

Officials from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and U.S. Department of Energy, at a news conference in Las Vegas, detailed the development of the nuclear fission system under NASA's K

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New paper test can identify contaminated water

Scientists have developed a simple, paper-based device that can be used to test if a water sample is contaminated, providing a low-cost way for developing countries to limit the spread of water-borne

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Eating high-salt diet may lead to dementia: Study

A high-salt diet reduces resting blood flow to the brain and may cause dementia, a study in mice suggests.

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Dr Reddy’s recalls single lot of breast cancer drug from US

Pharmaceuticals major Dr Reddy's Laboratories has recalled a single lot of Docetaxel injection vials, used for treatment of breast cancer, USFDA has said.

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ISRO releases first image taken by Cartosat-2 series satellite

The first day image captured by India's recently launched weather observation Cartosat-2 series satellite shows a part of Indore city in Madhya Pradesh with the Holkar Cricket Stadium in the centre.

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The story of Indo-Israel connect, from the Mumbai consulate office since 1961

Roshni Sinor, executive secretary to the consul general in Mumbai, (1961-2007), the lady who served the office for 45 years and with 18 consul generals during her interesting tenure, shares her though

Non-invasive therapy could remotely kill cancer cells

Scientists have developed a system that can non-invasively and remotely control immune cells so that they recognise and kill cancer cells.

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ISRO can deliver better with more resources: Kiran Kumar

The Indian Space Research Organisation can do things at a much faster pace if given more resources, says the agency's former Chairman A S Kiran Kumar.

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Magic mushrooms may treat depression without dulling emotions

Psychedelic drugs like magic mushrooms can help relieve the symptoms of depression, without the 'dulling' of emotions linked with antidepressants, a study has found.

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Humans share fish genes that aid in repairing spinal cord

Lampreys are jawless, eel-like fish that shared a common ancestor with humans about 550 million years ago. The fish specie can fully recover from a severed spinal cord without medication or other trea

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Ritz Carlton, a luxury Saudi prison, takes February 14 bookings

The Ritz Carlton in Saudi Arabia's capital may be reopening its doors in times for Valentine's Day, after serving for several months as a prison for the country's elite caught up in what the governmen

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Aliens visited earth? You may not believe what you will see in this shocking video – Watch

It is a long-debated topic, whether aliens exist. There have been many movies that are dedicated to the extra-terrestrial beings. Also, there have been instances when people from across the world have

Water sports may expose you to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Love to play water sports like surfing or bodyboarding? Beware, you may be three times more likely to swallow antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli or E.coli bacteria in your guts, new research has re

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Over 52 per cent employees say no wellness programmes by firms, says Survey

More than half of corporate employees in India said their company does not run any wellness programme for them, a survey by Assocham said.

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