Lok Sabha polls postponed in Mizoram to April 11

The Election Commission of India has postponed the Lok Sabha polls for Mizoram on 11th of this month. The scheduled date for polling in the State was tomorrow. Meanwhile, the 72 hours total bandh organised by NGO co-ordination is on for the second day today. The bandh is in protest against Bru polling in 6 … Read more

Voting begins in Afghanistan to elect a new President

Afghanistan goes to the polls today to elect a new President and representatives to about 450 seats in the Provincial Council. Polling begins at 8 this morning and about 20 million voters are eligible to exercise their franchise. The eight candidates are in the fray for the President’s post. They include : two former Afghan … Read more

Special arrangements for voters with disability

Special arrangements for voters with disability have been made to facilitate their access to exercise their franchise for Lok Sabha polls on the 10 of next month in the capital. Addresing media in New Delhi today, Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi Vijay Dev said a training session for voters and electoral officials will be launched … Read more

Prithvi-II missile test-fired

India successfully test-fired indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350 km from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha as part of a user trial by defence forces. The surface-to-surface missile was test-fired at around 10:05 AM from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test … Read more

India-US naval exercise – Malabar – underway in Bay of Bengal

India-US naval exercise named Malabar 2013 is underway in the Bay of Bengal. It is the latest in a continuing series of exercises conducted to advance multinational maritime relationships and mutual security issues. According to an official release, the exercise features both ashore and at-sea training. While ashore training includes subject matter expert and professional … Read more

Yoga in menopause reduces insomnia symptoms

Taking a 12-week yoga class and practicing at home was linked to less insomnia—but not to fewer or less bothersome hot flashes or night sweats. The link between yoga and better sleep was the only statistically significant finding in this MsFLASH (Menopause Strategies: Finding Lasting Answers for Symptoms and Health) Network randomized controlled trial. “Many … Read more

PM announces 1000 crore rupee disaster relief for Uttarakhand

Following is the text of Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh’s statement to the media after an aerial survey of disaster affected areas of Uttarakhand: “Earlier today, Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, UPA and I undertook an aerial survey of the rain and flood-affected areas of Uttarakhand. We saw for ourselves the large scale devastation that has … Read more

High blood pressure in Indians – a silent killer

Fast-moving lifestyles, unearthly hours at work, stress, addiction to alcohol and unhealthy meals are making more and more Indians fall prey to high blood pressure at a very young age. High blood pressure (BP) is a major public health problem in India and its prevalence is rapidly increasing among both urban and rural populations. In … Read more

Better health for people of BRICS countries

The second BRICS Health Ministers’ Meet held in New Delhi. First day held at Dr. Ramalingaswamy Auditorium, AIIMS, New Delhi and the second day at Banquet Hall, Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi. The first day the Health Secretaries and Senior Advisors of BRICS countries participated and the second day the Health Ministers of BRICS countries took … Read more

Daylight saving time ended in US

Daylight Saving Time (United States) began Sunday, March 11, 2012, 2:00am, and ended Sunday, November 4, 2012, 2:00am. Daylight saving time (DST) — also summer time in several countries in British English, and European official terminology — is the practice of advancing clocks so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. Typically clocks … Read more

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