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India, Pak Foreign Secretary Level Talks Expected In January: Sartaj Aziz

The peace process was set in motion when PM Modi and Nawaz Sharif met in Paris on November 30 on the sidelines of Climate Change Conference. ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan has proposed to India middle of January for talks between the foreign secretaries of the two sides, said a top Pakistani diplomat today. The peace process between the two neighbours was revived ... Read More »

7 Activities To Reduce Heart Failure Risk

Those participants in the reserach who followed all the activities diligently reduced the risk of heart failure considerably. NEW YORK:  Seven measures that people can use to rate their heart health and take steps to improve it are managing blood pressure, controlling cholesterol, reducing blood sugar, getting physically active, eating better, losing weight and stopping smoking suggests new research. “Even ... Read More »

70 Per Cent Of Syria Refugees In Lebanon Live In ‘Extreme Poverty’: UN

Based on an assessment of more than 4,000 refugee households, the report found that an estimated 70 percent of them are living below the Lebanese extreme poverty line of $3.84 (3.52 euros) per day. (File Photo) BEIRUT:  More than two-thirds of Syrian refugees in Lebanon live in extreme poverty, according to a United Nations study published today, up nearly 50 ... Read More »

Psychiatric Symptoms Could Be Sign Of Brain Tumour

This is an area known to have an important role in the development of depression for patients with tumours in the brain. LONDON:  Psychiatric symptoms such as depression, mania, hallucinations, anxiety disorders and anorexia nervosa, even without any neurological signs, may be signs of a brain tumour, according to doctors who treated a woman thought to have treatment-resistant depression. The ... Read More »

Saudi King Blames Bashar al-Assad For ISIS Rise In Syria

The kingdom ‘calls for a political solution to end Syria’s crisis,’ said King Salman, who turns 80 later this month and who made only a brief appearance at the council. (AP File Photo) RIYADH:  Saudi King Salman accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad today of having aided the rise of the ISIS and called for a political settlement with moderate forces ... Read More »

Have Evidence Of Corruption, Want PM Modi to Intervene: Kirti Azad to NDTV

This evening, the BJP suspended Kirti Azad for publicly targeting Union finance minister Arun Jaitley with allegations of corruption in Delhi’s cricket body. NEW DELHI:  Cricketer-turned -politician Kirti Azad, whom the BJP suspended today, told NDTV that he expects Prime Minister Narendra Modi to support him, since he is fighting corruption. At the same time, he said he has evidence ... Read More »

Wave Of Attacks Kills At Least 15 Civilians Across Iraq

Smoke rises from Islamic State positions following a U.S.-led coalition airstrike as Iraqi Security forces advance their position in Ramadi on December 22, 2015. (AP Photo) BAGHDAD:  A wave of attacks across Iraq killed at least 15 civilians today as government forces pressed on with their offensive to dislodge ISIS militants from a major city west of Baghdad, officials said. ... Read More »

BSF Plane Crash: Cockpit Voice Recorder Found, Sent For Investigation

The Director General of BSF said the plane was “under-exploited” as it had flown about just 4,700 hours in the last 20 years. NEW DELHI:  The Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) of the ill-fated Border Security Force (BSF) plane has been retrieved from the crash site here and it has been sent for investigation, force Director General DK Pathak said today. ... Read More »

Solar Impulse 2 Ready To Fly Again By April 20: Spokeswoman

Solar Impulse spokeswoman Alexandra Gindroz said that the project had raised enough money to complete the repairs and fund the next phase of operations. (File Photo) GENEVA:  The sun-powered plane Solar Impulse 2, grounded in Hawaii since the summer for repairs, will be ready to fly again by April 20, the project’s spokeswoman told AFP today. The plane completed nearly ... Read More »

Helicopter Crashes Fighting Wildfire In Spain, Pilot Dead

A helicopter crashed and burst into flames in a forest in a rural area in the northwestern region of Asturias, local emergency services said in a statement. MADRID:  A helicopter battling a fire in northern Spain crashed today, killing the pilot, emergency services said. The helicopter crashed and burst into flames in a forest in a rural area in the ... Read More »