Ramadan fasting may help protect against diabetes, obesity: Study

Ramadan fasting can help decrease insulin resistance and maintain a healthy body weight, a study suggests. Researchers showed that the practice of fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan – that involves abstinence from food and water from dawn to sunset – may increase levels of proteins that improve insulin resistance and protect against the […]


Flower pesticides linked to high blood pressure in kids, finds study

Exposure to flower pesticide may increase blood pressure in children and put them at the risk of hypertension, a study has found. Researchers at University of California San Diego in the US found a link between higher blood pressure and pesticide exposures in children – especially heightened pesticide spraying period around the Mother’s Day flower […]


From eggs to pulses: Foods you should eat to maintain good muscle health

Good muscle health is essential for a leading a healthy life as muscles are important for functions like maintaining body posture and position, lifting of objects, and activities like running, cycling, swimming. In fact, the interplay of muscle mass and fat mass in our body determines the overall metabolic health of an individual. Dr Nandan […]

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OnePlus 7 Pro users complain of ‘phantom’ touch display issue

OnePlus 7 Pro users are complaining of new “ghost” or “phantom” touch issue, where the screen is said to process non-existent taps. OnePlus seems to be aware of the issue of random inputs, which is occurring when a user opens the CPU-Z app on their phone. However, Android Police reports the issue in other apps like Chrome as well, […]


Ex-Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal, wife denied permission to travel abroad

Former chairman of Jet Airways Naresh Goyal and his wife Anita were stopped from travelling abroad at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSIA) by Immigration officials on Saturday. Sources said that the couple was heading to Dubai on Emirates flight EK 507, which had taken the taxi way but was called back. The immigration […]


Minorities made to live in fear, have to end this deception: Narendra Modi to NDA MPs

BJP leader Narendra Modi on Saturday called on President Ram Nath Kovind and staked his claim to form the next government. Exercising powers vested in him under Article 75 (1) of the Constitution of India, the President appointed Modi to the office of Prime Minister. Sources indicated that the swearing-in ceremony is likely to take place on May […]


Talk in BJP: If Amit Shah joins Modi government, who will head party?

Shah took over as BJP president in July 2015 after predecessor Rajnath Singhjoined the government as Union Home Minister. Shah was re-elected unanimously as president in January 2016 and his three-year term ended this January, but he was asked to continue till completion of the Lok Sabha elections. Although names have not been suggested so far […]