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Unique antioxidant from tomato

LONDON: A new natural antioxidant synthesised by tomato plants is 14 times as potent as resveratrol, the wonder compound and antioxidant in red wine, which delays ageing.

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Wear silk for anti-wrinkle effect

LONDON: A new research has associated wearing silk with healing qualities that range from easing the symptoms of the menopause, to anti-ageing, and, most recently, relieving recurrent thrush.

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43 killed in China train accident

BEIJING: The death toll in China’s first bullet train crash has risen to 43 as the shocked government on Sunday sacked three top rail officials holding them responsible for the accident that also left 211 passengers injured.

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Time to have separate India Office at State Dept: US

WASHINGTON: Reflecting the rapid expansion of the Indo-US ties, an official report says it is time to upgrade the India Desk in the State Department that comes under a regional bureau, to a full-fledged separate India Office.

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Ex-aides question Murdoch’s testimony over phone hacking

LONDON: News International chairman, James Murdoch has landed himself in a fresh controversy after two of his former employees questioned his testimony to a House of Commons committee, opening another line of inquiry in the messy phone-hacking issue.

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41 killed in China bus accident

BEIJING: At least 41 people were killed and six others injured when an overloaded double-decker bus burst into flames in a central Chinese province early Friday, in one of the worst road accidents in years.

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Ghulam Nabi Fai arrest could add to US-Pak tension

WASHINGTON: The arrest of separatist Kashmiri leader Ghulam Nabi Fai on charges of working for the ISI could very well add to the already tensed atmosphere between the US and Pakistan, a media report has said.

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No terror attack can damage Bhakra, says dam builder

NEW YORK: No terror attack can damage India’s Bhakra dam, an Indian American engineer who built one of its two powerhouses has asserted after intelligence reports indicated the 225-m high structure was on the hit list of Pakistan-based terrorists.

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New UK visa plan from August 9

LONDON: Britain has announced a new visa category to facilitate the immigration for exceptionally talented people from India and other non-EU countries in the fields of science, humanities, engineering and the arts.

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Murdoch testifies over phone-hacking scandal

LONDON: High drama marked the hearing of Mr Rupert Murdoch before British lawmakers in the phone-hacking scandal where the media baron said that on Tuesday was "the most humble day of my life", as he apologised to the victims but said he was not responsible for the fiasco.

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