Cellphone breaks not good for your brain: Study

New York, Aug 20 (IANS) Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, a new research has found. “Cellphones may have this effect because even just seeing your phone activates thoughts of checking messages, connecting with people, access … Read moreCellphone breaks not good for your brain: Study

Thousands march once again in Hong Kong

Hong Kong : A mass rally in Hong Kong on Sunday, widely deemed the most important so far this month, attracted tens of thousands of people as the crisis entered the 11th consecutive weekend of anti-government protests. All eyes were on whether the rally, which had been peaceful throughout the afternoon, would devolve into violent … Read moreThousands march once again in Hong Kong

Green nod for real estate projects in 60 days: Javadekar

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Environmental clearance for real estate projects will soon be reduced to 60 days, Union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. Speaking at the 15th national convention of the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), Javedekar said that his ministry intends to reduce the whole process of environmental … Read moreGreen nod for real estate projects in 60 days: Javadekar

Ashes: England name unchanged squad for third Test

London, Aug 19 (IANS) England on Monday named an unchanged squad for the third Ashes Test, after the second rubber ended in a thrilling draw. James Anderson could not make it to the mix but the England management will monitor the ace pacer on an ongoing basis, they said. Anderson, who is England’s leading Test … Read moreAshes: England name unchanged squad for third Test

Manmohan Singh elected to RS from Rajasthan

Jaipur, Aug 19 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan on Monday. Since the Bharatiya Janata Party did not put up any candidate due to lack of numbers in the assembly, Manmohan Singh was declared elected after the scheduled time to withdraw nominations ended on Monday. The … Read moreManmohan Singh elected to RS from Rajasthan

Prince William, Kate may call off Pakistan visit

Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton might be taking a rain-check on their visit to Pakistan due to the ongoing tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad, a media report said on Monday. As per reports citing a statement released by Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the … Read morePrince William, Kate may call off Pakistan visit

India, Bhutan agree on close coordination, boost ties

Thimphu, Aug 18 (IANS) India and Bhutan has agreed to maintain close coordination on matters linked to each other’s security and national interests, and emphasised on the hydro-power development as one of the important areas of mutually beneficial cooperation. They “reiterated” their commitment during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Bhutan that ended on … Read moreIndia, Bhutan agree on close coordination, boost ties

Mughal descendant offers gold brick for Ram temple

Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Prince Habeebuddin Tucy, who claims to be a descendant of last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, has offered to donate a gold brick to build the Ram temple at Ayodhya. He, however, wants the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi land to be handed over to him saying he is the rightful owner of … Read moreMughal descendant offers gold brick for Ram temple

‘Turkey supports peaceful settlement of Libya crisis’

Ankara : Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu voiced his country’s support for a peaceful settlement of the Libya crisis, state-run Anadolu Agency reported. Cavusoglu emphasized the importance of a peaceful settlement of the dispute in Libya, adding that “international community should display a united and principled stance to stop the clashes in Libya,” according to … Read more‘Turkey supports peaceful settlement of Libya crisis’

Jaitley’s condition critical, several ministers visit AIIMS

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Several Union Ministers including Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani and Jitendra Singh, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as well as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited AIIMS on Sunday to enquire about the health of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who is in a critical condition on life support systems. Jaitley, 66, … Read moreJaitley’s condition critical, several ministers visit AIIMS