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UDHAMPUR: Now, parents, especially of children with birth defects, can breathe a sigh of relief here as an early intervention centre has been set up in Udhampur District Hospital.

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MEDELLIN : Worsening land degradation caused by human activity is undermining the well-being of two fifths of humanity, driving species to extinction and intensifying climate change, the world's first comprehensive evidence-based assessment of land degradation and restoration said on Monday.

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NEW DELHI: Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, launched the QS I-Gauge, India's first nationwide higher education rating system for Indian universities and colleges. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Pranab Mukherjee emphasized the importance of globally-benchmarked quality assurance systems.

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WASHINGTON D.C: Symptoms of depression escalate quickly when exercise is stopped suddenly, finds a study. PhD student Julie Morgan from the University of Adelaide's Discipline of Psychiatry has reviewed the results of earlier studies that examined the effects of stopping exercise in regularly active adults.

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NEW YORK: Living abroad can clarify your sense of self, according to new research by a team of social scientists at Columbia Business School, Rice University, and the University of North Carolina.  The researchers found that living abroad increases "self-concept clarity," the extent to which individuals' beliefs about themselves are clearly and confidently defined and consistent and stable over time.

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NAIROBI : The world's last surviving male northern white rhino who lived in Kenya, has died after months of ill health, his caretakers said on Tuesday. Sudan, 45, lived at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. He was put to sleep on Monday after age-related complications worsened significantly, reports the BBC.

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WASHINGTON D.C: Social media use may have different effects on wellbeing in adolescent boys and girls, according to a recent research. Researchers at the University of Essex and UCL found an association between increased time spent on social media in early adolescence (age 10) and reduced wellbeing in later adolescence (age 10-15) - but only among girls.

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WASHINGTON: A study of mice released on Sunday at ENDO 2018 suggested mothers who overeat during breastfeeding may put children at higher risk of obesity and going through early puberty.

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NEW DELHI : The good old "tapri wali chai" -- tea from a roadside seller -- is not going out of fashion any time soon, even if fancy tea variants continue to flood the cafes, chai bars and vending machines.

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NEW DELHI : Six designers like Anju Modi and Nida Mahmood picked fluid fabric for their autumn-winter collections which they showcased here. Following a live performance, which was an ode to the six designers, models hit the ramp at the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2018 on Friday in Anju Modi's creations that were flexible and fluid.

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March16, 2018, celebrated the worlds sleep day with the slogan ‘ join sleep, preserve rhythm to enjoy life’. It was intended to emphasise the importance of circardian rhythm in healthy sleep. Through the World Sleep Day the World Sleep Society raises awareness of sleep disorders and their better understanding and preventability,

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NEW DELHI : There is nothing that sounds more beautiful than the idea of a summer wedding. What is not pretty, however, is the melting makeup, especially if its your wedding day.

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NEW DELHI : Ace designers Abraham & Thakore brought Delhi's street style to the runway at the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Autumn-Winter 2018.
Female models with messy tresses and colourful hair pins hit the runway on Wednesday in outfits like embroidered ivory top and sari and printed ivory skirt, black cotton palazzos, khaki gabardine trench and salwar teamed up with jutis or trainers.

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NEW DELHI : When it comes to fashion, floral designs are making big waves. But there are basic things you need to keep in mind to ace it, say experts.

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NEW DELHI: Summers are fast approaching and it is rattling the fashionistas looking for latest fashion trends for summer months. Some summer fashion trends can be seen continuing from the yesteryear such as pleated pants and crop tops. However, here is an insight on latest tips on summer trends of 2018 by Ashima Sharma, a fashion designer and founder of Ashima S Couture.

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To all the readers who strongly aspires to become a writer in your life. Here are some truly inspiring words from the author of   ‘At crossroads’, a book born in 2018. “World Book fair, 2018 was a wonderful experience, I met many new people, made new friends, found new opportunities and of course my book found buyer s and readers” Smita Maheswari, the author of ‘At cross roads ‘said.

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NEW DELHI: As temperature is rising nowadays in the capital, the National zoological park began its preparation for the comfort of animals. The authorities have put in place a series of special arrangements like installation of water sprinklers and desert coolers to help its animals stay cool.

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NEW DELHI: An increasing number of urban parents are now choosing to refrain from second pregnancies to focus on raising one child while maintaining the delicate balance between their professional and personal lives. For some parents, the added cost of raising another child is also a major deterrent, especially if they are already facing issues financially.

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NEW DELHI : Textile revivalist Madhu Jain has been awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017 by President Ram Nath Kovind for her contribution to women's empowerment. The designer says it is a formal ratification of the invaluable skills of Indias master weavers and craftspeople.

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NEW DELHI: The safety of women has been accorded the highest priority in the recent past, owing to an increase in the crimes against women. Women of the millennial are now moving outside their homes, be it for higher education, employment or post marriage. Travelling alone can be quite daunting, particularly at odd hours.

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CHENNAI : Among the several types of idlis -- a healthy South Indian dish -- the Kanchipuram idli has a special, even divine, status. It is offered to the Lord Varadharaja Perumal in Kanchipuram. An official of the Varadharaja Perumal temple told IANS that no other temple has the Kanchipuram idli as the main offering to the Lord.

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NEW DELHI: The festival of colours of Holi can be a bit harsh for your beauty routine. While the colours damage your skin, harsh sun rays and chemicals present in colourful foams damage your hair. Here are some of the tips to be followed for a complete beauty care to be performed before and after the playful celebration.

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NEW DELHI: The annual holiday festival of colours, Holi, is less than a week away, and as usual, we can expect the traditional promises to be made of renewed friendship, forgiveness for sins committed in the recent past, and a fun-filled day of frolic marked by a splashing of coloured powder, water and balloons, and a chanting "Holi Hai".

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NEW YORK : Bespoke creations by a 75-year-old Indian jewellery brand dazzled at the New York Fashion Week runway here during designer Bibhu Mohapatra's show.
Some exquisite Forevermark Diamond pieces from Narayan Jewellers by Ketan and Jatin Choskhi were featured at the gala for the third time in a row.

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NEW DELHI: The “Pad Man” promotions have seen at least over a 30 film celebrities posing with an open sanitary napkin as part of the #PadManChallenge to convey there’s nothing to be “ashamed” about something as “natural” as menstruation. But is it actually helping in breaking taboos surrounding the subject, or is it just another marketing gimmick?

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NEW DELHI: Children need to be aware of the Internet risks that can expose them to bad actors and abuse on the web, a top Google executive said at an event here on Tuesday to commemorate Safer Internet Day 2018. "We want to bring Internet for everyone. Keeping the web safe for everyone is a shared responsibility," Sunita Mohanty, Director, Trust and Safety at Google India, told reporters.

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NEW DELHI: It grew over time by joining the dots and the outcome is "Different". Fifteen-year-old Neeha Gupta's debut book tells the story of Nicole Grace, the only surviving member of Bridgen -- a planet in the neighbouring galaxy of Andromeda -- after her father sent her to earth when her planet was on the verge of destruction.

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NEW YORK: The successful cloning of two monkeys by Chinese researchers is a "significant advance" for disease research, a U.S. scholar said on Friday. "The cloning of the monkeys is a significant advance. Others had tried in the past and failed," said Robert Desimone, Director of McGovern Institute for Brain Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambride in Massachusetts state, told Xinhua in a written interview.

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WASHINGTON: Your grandmother's insistence that you receive more mosquito bites because you're "sweeter" may not be that far-fetched after all. Researchers reporting in the U.S. journal Current Biology on Thursday showed that mosquitoes can in fact learn to associate a particular odor with an unpleasant sensation.

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NEW YORK: Harry Potter fans of all ages can look forward to a magical 2018. As part of its year-long campaign to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL) announced today that worldwide bestselling and Caldecott Medal-winning artist Brian Selznick will illustrate new paperback editions of J.K. Rowling's bestselling Harry Potter series to be published in July 2018.

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NEW DELHI: The first edition of the IAA Education India Awards & Summit 2018 kicked off at the Leela Palace in New Delhi on 13th January. IIT Delhi was chosen as the Best Technical institution of India, Hansraj as the Prominent Higher Education Institution and Amity University as the Best Private University of India from among the 2022 nominations.

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NEW DELHI : Skip the chokers, and go for small diamond studs and big rings to give a fashionable twist to the look in winter, say experts. Saurabh Maheshwari, co-owner of Vishal Jewels, and Ritika Bhasin Gupta, Jewellery Designer, list down some things to keep in mind while picking accessories.

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NEW YORK : Do you feel old and wrinkled? Just 30 minutes of facial exercises which includes puckering and squeezing the cheeks daily can make you look three years younger, reveals a study.

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Sucheta Pal needs no introduction for she is one of the popular faces in the ‘alternate fitness’ industry. But, before being the ZES (Zumba Education Specialist), Pal was an electronics engineer in an IT firm, but owing to work-induced stress she quit her lush job and dared to take the road less travelled and look what became of her: she is one of the 140 select Zumba master trainers in the world and over the last five years has trained 4,000 Zumba instructors.

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CHENNAI : Imagine chicken meat that is black in colour and is cooked and served in Chettinad cuisine style. Well, guests at the Desi Di restaurant who order the Tamil Roast Kadaknath Chicken certainly wait in anticipation for the dish after hearing a brief introduction about the black chicken meat.

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Benagaluru is well known for its night life. The city is full of pubs, clubs and restaurants. In the city the usual permitted time for nightlife is 1 AM. But there is a happy news for the party minded people on the New Year’s evening. The Pubs, Bars and Restaurants will remain open till 2 AM on New Year's evening.The police also declared that they have dropped the plan to separate men and women by putting barricades on Brigade Road, the party centre for the citizens.

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