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Shedding those pounds

Deepika Rathod Have you ever wondered why you don’t lose any weight even though you workout intensely and eat well? Weight loss is not only about what you eat and what workout you do, there’s more to it and you surely need to dig into the matter when it comes to ‘why am I not losing weight?’ Here are few ... Read More »

The Shining: It happened one winter

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK Stanley Kubrick, one of the most influential American filmmakers during late 1980s turned to the horror film genre with ‘The Shining’ (1980) based on the bestseller of the same name by Stephen King. He had earlier handled almost all genres in filmmaking including a film noir (‘The Killing’- 1956), war film (‘Paths of ... Read More »

‘No question of engaging Opposition on Rafale deal’

PTI   NEW DELHI Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has ruled out any engagement with the Opposition on issues relating to the multi-billion dollar Rafale fighter jet deal, saying they do not deserve to be involved after throwing muck on a very sensitive issue concerning India’s defence preparedness. Sitharaman said the government decided to go for procuring only two squadrons of ... Read More »

Recommendation to release Rajiv Gandhi’s killers sent to MHA

PTI   NEW DELHI Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has forwarded to the Union Home Ministry a recommendation of the Tamil Nadu government to release the seven convicts sentenced to life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case for its view, officials said Friday. The state government has sought the release of the seven convicts citing Article 161 of the ... Read More »

ISRO case: scientist awarded Rs 50 lakh compensation

IANS   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Friday awarded Rs 50 lakh compensation to former ISRO scientist S Nambi Narayanan who was falsely implicated in an espionage case and had to suffer jail term and ignominAy. Awarding the compensation, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice D Y Chandrachud also directed the setting ... Read More »

SC restores police power in dowry harassment cases

IANS NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Friday restored the police power to act on complaints of dowry harassment under section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice D Y Chandrachud struck down its earlier verdict that family welfare committees scrutinise dowry harassment complaints and submit their ... Read More »

India attaches ‘highest importance’ to ties with Russia, says Swaraj

PTI   MOSCOW India attaches the “highest importance” to its relations with Russia, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Friday, as she conducted a comprehensive review of bilateral ties ahead of President Vladimir Putin’s planned visit to New Delhi early next month. Swaraj, who is visiting Russia for the third time in 11 months, called on Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister ... Read More »

Abbas: Palestine committed to peace, negotiations with Israel

IANS   JERUSALEM Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday said that the state he represents remains committed to peace and a negotiated settlement with Israel so long as these could be guaranteed by international law. In an article to EFE news days after the US said it was closing the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington, Abbas said that Palestine was ... Read More »

Turkey to support Pakistan on Kashmir, says Qureshi

IANS   ISLAMABAD Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said that Turkey has agreed to support Islamabad’s bid for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue at the UN. Qureshi’s comments came at a joint press conference at the Foreign Office with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, who is currently in Pakistan on a four-day visit. “Turkey stands ... Read More »

EU, African countries meet to discuss migration strategies

IANS VIENNA Several interior ministers of European Union countries, among them France, Spain and Italy, were meeting representatives from African countries on Friday with the aim of fomenting cooperation on migration. The European Commissioner for migration, Dimitris Avramopulous, told the press upon his arrival to the talks in the Austrian capital Vienna that the goal of the informal meeting was ... Read More »