Man-made underwater sound may affect marine ecosystem (6 minutes ago)
London, Feb 7 (IANS) Underwater sound linked to human activity could alter the behaviour of seabed creatures that play a vital role in marine ecosystems, says a new research.
Meditation can help veterans manage chronic pain (8 minutes ago)
New York, Feb 7 (IANS) A major challenge for health care providers is how to help the veterans alleviate chronic pain that will last a lifetime. A new study suggests that practice of meditation may help veterans to relieve themselves from chronic pain.
'Baahubali: The Conclusion' is going on track: Rajamouli (10 minutes ago)
Chennai, Feb 7 (IANS) Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli has clarified that the shoot of the second part of "Baahubali" franchise is going on as planned. Contrary to rumours, there's no delay in the film's shoot and it has been going on at breakneck speed.
Tension rises in Manipur following attacks on Kuki youths (12 minutes ago)
Imphal, Feb 7 (IANS) Manipur Police beefed up security measures on Sunday as Kuki organisations condemned the "unprovoked" gun attack on February 3 on Kukis in Molnom villagers near Pallel town along National Highway 2.
DNA barcoding can lower bird strikes, enhance safety: Indian scientists (12 minutes ago)
By Sahana Ghosh
Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) Picture this: A bird strikes an aircraft and all that is left is a mass of feathers. What can you do to identify the vulnerable species, save it and ensure safe air travel at the same time? Zooming in on unique genetic labels through DNA barcoding could be the key, say Indian researchers.
Parrikar rules out withdrawing troops from Siachen (12 minutes ago)
Visakhapatnam, Feb 7 (IANS) Terming the recent death of 10 soldiers in an avalanche on the Siachen glacier "painful", Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday that withdrawing troops from the world's highest battlefield could not be a solution.
Johnny Depp 'respects' Leonardo Dicaprio (18 minutes ago)
Los Angeles, Feb 7 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp says he has "a lot of respect" for Leonardo DiCaprio ever since the pair worked together on 1993 released film “What's Eating Gilbert Grape”.
China's forex reserves drop by $99.5 billion (13:20)
Beijing, Feb 7 (IANS) China's foreign exchange reserves dropped by $99.5 billion from December to $3.23 trillion at the end of January, the central bank said on Sunday.
Modi in Odisha, calls for innovation in every field (13:18)
Bhubaneswar, Feb 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a two-day visit to Odisha on Sunday called for innovation in every field, and said th e country's young scientists should take up the great challenge of tapping solar energy.
Ryan Reynolds scared daughter with 'Deadpool' makeup (13:10)
Los Angeles, Feb 7 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds admits the scar makeup he had to wear for his role in “Deadpool” didn't go down too well with his 13-month-old daughter James.
Would love to work with Indian classical music: The Cat Empire (13:08)
By Ankit Sinha
Nashik, Feb 7 (IANS) With an array of influences ranging from ska to jazz to funk, Australian band The Cat Empire has carved their own niche in the global scene. Now, lead vocalist and percussionist Felix Riebl says he would "love" to incorporate Indian classical music if he gets that opportunity.
Diasaster-prone Kosi basin in Bihar to be better warned about floods (13:06)
By Imran Khan
Patna, Feb 7 (IANS) It's an area prone to annual devastating floods but little empirical data about it was available to anticipate potential disasters and maintain resilient livelihoods for the millions of people inhabiting the area. Now a Kathmandu-based international organisation dedicated to environmentally-sound mountain development strategies has set up an information system to tackle the threat.
Would love to work with Asha Bhosle, says Balkan Beat Box (13:03)
Nashik, Feb 7 (IANS) They are from Israel and musically represent the Balkan tradition, but Balkan Beat Box, a genre-defying band encompassing reggae, electronica and Mediterranean music, would love to work with legendary Indian singer Asha Bhosle.
Rakul Preet Singh in Telugu remake of 'Thani Oruvan' (12:56)
Chennai, Feb 7 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet Singh has reportedly been finalised as the leading lady opposite actor Ram Charan in the yet-untitled Telugu remake of Tamil blockbuster aceThani Oruvan".
'Green' lessons fetch Reliance Industries staffer Guinness entry (12:54)
Coimbatore, Feb 7 (IANS) An hour-long lesson last year on how to segregate waste at source, involving 12,994 people of this city, has fetched C.G.S. Manion, a member of the polyester division of Reliance Industries, a Guinness World Record.
Method to improve diagnosis of rare bleeding disorder (12:54)
London, Feb 7 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new cost-effective microscopy method to accurately identify people with a rare bleeding disorder.
Rio carnival draws millions of revellers on second day (12:52)
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 7 (IANS) On the second day of Rio's riotous five-day Carnival, Brazilians once again showed their ability to party in whatever circumstances.
How pancakes can help treat glaucoma (12:50)
London, Feb 7 (IANS) What has pancake to do with glaucoma? According to researchers, understanding the textures and patterns of pancakes can help them improve surgical methods for treating glaucoma.
China's gold output dips on lower prices (12:48)
Beijing, Feb 7 (IANS) China's annual gold output fell for the first time in 2015 due to lower prices in the global gold market, according to latest industry figures.
Lungs main target organs of MERS, says patient's autopsy (12:46)
New York, Feb 7 (IANS) Patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) often show signs of acute kidney failure but lungs are the main target organs of the new disease in humans, reveals a study of the first reported autopsy of a MERS patient.
How TRS captured Hyderabad (News Analysis) (12:44)
By Mohammed Shafeeq
Hyderabad, Feb 7 (IANS) The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was widely expected to unfurl its flag on the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). But the scale of victory it scored was something which even its leaders had not anticipated.
Making the most, says 'blessed' Priyanka Chopra (12:44)
Los Angeles, Feb 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who has added another achievement to her profile by giving voice-over for an animated character in Marvel Comics, shared that she is "making the most" of her day off.
After playing a queen, Ramya Krishnan to turn a ghost (12:42)
Chennai, Feb 7 (IANS) Actress Ramya Krishnan, who impressed audiences as Queen Sivagami in S.S Rajamouli's "Baahubali", is all set to play a ghost in upcoming Telugu film "Rudraksha", to be directed by her husband-filmmaker Krishna Vamsi.
Tabu had fun looking beautiful, glamorous in 'Fitoor' (12:34)
Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Versatile actress Tabu, who will be seen playing the character of a Begum in her next film “Fitoor”, says she had fun looking beautiful and glamorous in this film.
Nasser to don khaki in English film 'Solar Eclipse' (12:30)
Chennai, Feb 7 (IANS) Veteran Tamil actor Nasser will be essaying the role of a Superintendent of Police in upcoming Hollywood production “Solar Eclipse”, which also features Indian actors Om Puri, Rajit Kapoor and Ananth Mahadevan in key roles.