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An app developed to cure poor eyesight

London, June 1: One of the major causes of blindness in remote areas is lack of access to healthcare. Now, a new smartphone app will soon change that. Developed by British ophthalmologists, the Portable Eye Examination Kit (Peek) app is likely to change the lives of people living with poor eye sight but without access […]

Three killed in accident on Jammu-Srinagar highway

Jammu, June 1: Three people were killed on Monday in a freak road accident on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway at Batote in Doda district. A senior police officer said a senior retired State bank of India officer, Sukhdev Singh, and two women died on the spot when a truck went out of the driver’s control […]

Hyundai’s May sales up 1.5 percent

New Delhi, June 1: Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) on Monday reported a 1.5 percent rise in its sales for May at 52,515 units. The company had sold 51,718 units in the corresponding month of 2014. “In a market experiencing low growth with decreasing contribution of rural and diesel vehicles sales, Hyundai volumes grew to 37,450 […]

Bomb-making instructions found in Australian teen’s home

Melbourne, June 1: An Australian court on Monday heard that a teenager from Victoria state had instructions and the materials to make pipe bombs and a pressure cooker backpack explosive in his home when he was arrested during a counter-terrorism raid. The boy is charged with engaging in or planning an act of terrorism and […]

‘Baahubali’ trailer sends fans into frenzy

Hyderabad, June 1: The trailer of S.S. Rajamouli’s magnum opus “Baahubali” was screened in select theatres here on Monday and the response has been phenomenal. “The trailer was screened at 10:30 a.m. for free to audiences across 300 theatres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. An unprecedented number of people flocked to the cinema halls to […]

Bursting into laughter easily could be in your DNA

New York, June 1: If your wife immediately bursts into laughter after a humorous moment, while you barely manage to crack a smile, this could be due to her genes, new research says. The researchers demonstrated that people with a certain genetic variant smiled or laughed more while watching cartoons or subtly amusing film clips […]

Google doodle commemorates Nargis’s 86th birth anniversary

New Delhi, June 1: Google on Monday paid a tribute to legendary actress Nargis Dutt with a commemorative doodle on her 86th birth anniversary. The doodle features an illustration of the “Shree 420” actress holding her dupatta with both hands. The actress, whose original name was Fatima Rashid, was born on June 1, 1929. Married […]

Appearances before public are frightening: Big B

Mumbai, June 1: Amitabh Bachchan has faced the camera with conviction for over four decades, but the megastar says he still experiences stage fright. “Appearances before the public are even more frightening. Particularly when asked to perform or present or speak on occasion. The thought of not being misjudged, of not making error, of wanting […]

Whole-brain radiation ineffective to cure brain cancer: Study

Washington, June 1: The widely used whole-brain radiation technique to treat brain cancer is not an effective strategy and results in more memory loss than treating patients with radiotherapy alone, study says. First used in 1954, whole-brain radiation has long been a standard strategy for brain metastases (cancer cells that have spread to the brain […]

President greets Italy on Republic Day eve

New Delhi, June 1: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday greeted the government and people of Italy on the eve of its Republic Day, saying bilateral ties between the two nations were rooted in “strong foundations of shared values, democracy and pluralism”. In a message to Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Mukherjee said: “On behalf of the […]

Kim Kardashian pregnant with second child

Los Angeles, June 1: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is pregnant with her second child with husband Kanye West. Kim made the revelation about her second pregnancy in the teaser following Sunday’s mid-season finale of her reality TV show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”, reports The clip shows Kim hearing the exciting news […]

Tendulkar, Ganguly, Laxman join BCCI advisory committee

Mumbai, June 1: Former stars Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V.V.S. Laxman were on Monday included in the cricket advisory committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur took to Twitter to confirm the news. “Gr8 start to the day! Conference call w/ legends @sachin_rt @VVSLaxman281 & Saurav […]

Won’t campaign in Aruvikara by-poll, says Achuthanandan

Thiruvananthapuram, June 1: Former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan said on Monday that he will not campaign for the June 27 Aruvikara by-election to the state assembly, unless asked by the central leadership of the party. CPI-M candidate M. Vijayakumar has denied any rift within the party over the poll. Achuthanandan is apparently miffed at the […]

Maruti Suzuki’s May sales up 14 percent

New Delhi, June 1: Automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki on Monday reported an increase of 13.8 percent in its total sales for May which stood at 114,825 units, up from 100,925 units sold in the corresponding month of 2014. According to the company, domestic sales during the month under review grew by 13 percent at 102,359 […]

Court to consider complaint against Smriti Irani

New Delhi, June 1: A court here on Monday set June 24 for considering a private complaint against Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani for allegedly misrepresenting facts in her election affidavits. The matter was listed for Monday for Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain to decide on the maintainability of the complaint filed by Ahmer Khan. […]

Key talks between US, Pakistan begin in Washington

Washington, June 1: The US and Pakistan, which begin the third round of their strategic dialogue here this week, will also look for a window for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s second visit to the White House. A high-level delegation headed by Pakistani Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry will attend the talks which begin on June 2. […]

World No Tobacco Day observed

Chandigarh, June 1: Anurag Agarwal IAS Home Secretary cum Health Secretary flagged of the Awareness Van for signature campaign in the city carrying multiple messages and display on the side effects of Smoking as well consumption of tobacco products from Government Multi Speciality Hospital,Sector-16 Accompanied by senior functionaries of heath department. The Van will pass […]

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