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September 29, 2016

India-Pakistan conflict can cause disaster: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Sep 29 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti warned on Thursday any military confrontation between India and Pakistan could lead to a disaster of epic proportions."If urgent steps are not taken to bring down the tensions, confrontation between India and Pakistan would bring a disaster of epic proportions to the state," she said. "Both New Delhi and Islamabad must open channels of communication because of the dangerous consequences of the ongoing escalation along the borders,"…

Slain British teenager’s mother wants PM’s intervention

Panaji, Sep 29 (IANS) Fiona Mackeown, mother of slain British teenager Scarlett Keeling, on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure a fair probe into her daughters death by setting up a SIT.Her lawyer meanwhile accused the CBI of compromising the probe and letting the drug dealers get away. "I obviously hope, but I will try not to have any expectation against after the verdict in court. I think I have got more of a chance of getting a fair response from the Prime Minister. We thought he would be the best…

HTC launches new smartphone in India for Rs 15,990

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Taiwan-based company HTC Corporation on Thursday launched a new smartphone "HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle" in India at Rs 15,990.The 5.5-inch smartphone offers up to 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM, along with SD card support up to 2TB of expandable memory. "Our Desire line is about to make its biggest leap since the original Desire. Inspired by many of the same innovations that have made the flagship HTC 10 so popular, we are bringing these innovations to the Desire 10 Lifestyle," said Faisal…

Energy drinks may increase risk of drink driving

New York, Sep 29 (IANS) Love to consume energy drinks? Beware, it may put you at risk of drink driving, a study has found.The findings showed that consuming highly caffeinated energy drinks in combination with alcohol may increase the risk of drink driving. Many young people consume energy drinks with alcohol to decrease alcohol's sedative effects and stay awake longer, enabling them to drink more alcohol, said Amelia Arria from the University of Maryland, US. In the study, the researchers differentiated between the…

Only five per cent Indians aware of thrombosis

Kolkata, Sep 29 (IANS) Only five per cent of Indians are aware of thrombosis -- formation of blood clots in the vein -- which affects roughly one in 1,000 people in the country, an expert said here on Thursday.Thrombosis is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide but, sadly, not many people know of its fatality, said critical care expert Rajat Chowdhury ahead of World Thrombosis Day on October 13. "Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) affects almost one in 1,000 people in India ... people's awareness of thrombosis is…
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