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Coming soon: Silk mats developed by IIT scientists could treat arthritis

If you suffer from knee pain, take heart. Scientists from IIT Guwahati have synthesised mats made of silk-proteins and bioactive glass fibres that they believe can assist the growth of bone cells and repair worn-out joints in arthritis patients. The disease most commonly affects joints in the knees, hips, hands, feet, and… Read more »

‘Dengue cases in India up by 11,832 over last year’

India in 2017 has seen 11,832 more cases of dengue compared with 2016, and the number of deaths from the vector-borne disease has been recorded at 46, eleven more than last year, officials said on Monday. According to the Directorate of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), till July 30, 2016,… Read more »

Skinny legs may increase death risk by 300%

If you have a lean body shape with normal body mass index but with skinny lower legs, you may be at three-fold increased risk of dying from cardiometabolic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease, a research has claimed. According to the study, lean people who are metabolically unhealthy, but have… Read more »

Eating disorders in men rise by 70% in NHS figures

The number of adult men being admitted to hospital with an eating disorder has risen by 70% over the past six years – the same rate of increase as among women. NHS Digital data analysed by the Guardian shows the number of hospital diagnoses in male over-19s rose from 480… Read more »

Mumbai University results to release by August 5: Chief Minister

The Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the Assembly on August 1 that theresults of the Mumbai University (MU) will be out by August 5. The MU results were initially sloted to release on July 31, a deadline announced by the Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao earlier. Due to delay in declaring… Read more »

Lucknow University’s student filmmakers’ work to be showcased by DD

Lucknow: State-owned broadcaster Doordarshan’s Lucknow centre will telecast documentary films made on social issues by the students of journalism and mass communication at the University of Lucknow (LU). An agreement to this effect was signed by LU and Doordarshan officials in the presence of Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik on Saturday…. Read more »

Ready in 30 mins or less: These crab recipes by chef Vikas Khanna are ideal for a lazy brunch

There are times when you just want to stare into nothingness and simply unwind at home. While there are big chances of ordering in, we believe there are ways to make your weekend-in all the more interesting. All it needs is a little effort on your part. These three recipes… Read more »

JNU committed academic murder by denying registration to students: JNUSU prez

With the deadline for semester registrations over, JNUSU president Mohit Kumar Pandey said on Wednesday JNU had committed an “academic murder” by denying him and four other students permission for registrations. “I have completed three-and-a-half years of my academic life in JNU. It is difficult for me to discontinue my… Read more »


Picture the scene: the late August sunshine spreads its warming rays freely, the sky and sea are exquisitely blue, and the glamorous city of Cannes forms a covetable backdrop. It’s fair to say that Leigh got it very right, choosing a mini-break here to propose to Jo in a picturesque… Read more »

After school, Rajasthan varsity to teach Akbar’s Haldighati ‘defeat’ by Maharana Pratap

After the revision in class 10 schoolbooks, the University of Rajasthan’s (RU) history department is set to include a book that projects Rajput king Maharana Pratap as a victor in the 1576 Battle of Haldigati against Mughal emperor Akbar’s forces. Historical evidence shows that Pratap had fled the battlefield with more… Read more »