Jerusalem: Shimon Peres, Israel's former president and its eldest statesman, passed away in a hospital outside Tel Aviv on Wednesday morning. He was 93. Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and one of the most central figures in Israeli politics, died two weeks after he suffered a stroke, a spokesperson for the...
New Delhi: Following the diplomatic blitzkrieg launched by New Delhi, Pakistan is virtually getting isolated in the region with Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan joining India in boycotting the annual Saarc Summit scheduled to be hosted by Islamabad in November. "Due to increased level of violence and fighting as a...
United Nations: New interactive maps from the World Health Organization (WHO) on air pollution have been released on Tuesday, confirming that 92 per cent of the world's population live in places where air pollution levels exceed WHO limits, a UN spokesman told reporters here. "Major sources of air pollution...
Beijing: The world's longest and highest glass bridge, in Hunan province, will reopen for China's Golden Week holiday in October, after a month-long safety overhaul. The bridge over the spectacular Grand Canyon Scenic Area in Zhangjiajie, a Unesco world heritage site, was temporarily closed at the beginning of...
London: Andre Schurrle came off the bench to score a late equaliser as Borussia Dortmund snatched a 2-2 draw against defending champions Real Madrid in a pulsating Champions League Group F match at the Signal Iduna Park, Germany. The Germany international scored the crucial goal in the 87th minute after defender Raphael Varane...
Thiruvananthapuram: Stepping up their protest against the LDF government over fees hike in private medical colleges in the state, opposition UDF...
Just as rains fall in floods, heat waves turn Earth bone-dry, winds uproot lives, and melting ice in Antarctica swells sea levels, we know we are heading for the doom.   One question may be lolling on your mind: how long before the...
There is no better word to define Delhi than “Din”. Thanks to vehicles that go pell-mell in the street, honking.  The smoggy streets really pine for a respite from blaring horns. Because, noise pollution could cause hearing loss in...
Now fight back your late-night craving for snacks. You don’t really want it after having dinner. Yes, you are not hungry. Taking in at night more carbohydrates, saturated fats and refined sugar than you already have during the day is harmful...
"Just a chap who messed about in a lab; academically not brilliant", said Frederick Sanger of himself. That was a humble self-portrait by a brilliant scientist. This British biochemist’s discoveries about the chemistry of life opened...
While most others hang out with friends, a large number of people would sit home by themselves.      Not shyness, but social anxiety or social fear keeps them indoors. This stems from the fear of interaction with others,...