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India top health sector provider to UN (22:54)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, June 28 (IANS) India, which plays the role of the world's pharmacy by producing affordable drugs, was the top supplier in the health sector to the UN system last year with total sales of nearly $804 million in pharmaceuticals and medical services, according to a report by the world body.

HP officials colluding with hotel owners in Kasauli (21:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said officials of the town planning department of Himachal Pradesh were hand in gloves with the owners of hotels and resorts in Kasauli engaged in unauthorized construction.

Put location, work roster of safai karamcharis on website: Delhi HC (21:22) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that the location and time-wise work roster as well as identity of each safai karamchari working under civic bodies should be put up on their website and at the site which a worker is assigned.

Cabinet approves India-Israel MoU on water conservation (20:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Israel next week, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave the nod for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between both countries on water conservation.

Monsoon to hit Delhi, northwest India in 48 hours (20:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Monsoon rains are expected to lash Delhi within two days, it was announced on Wednesday.

Rains bring down mercury in Himachal (19:40) IANS Photo Service
Shimla, June 28 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell sharply on Wednesday due to widespread rain, with Hamirpur town recording the highest rainfall of 64 mm in the state, the weather office said.

14-year-old tigress dies at Goa zoo (18:58)
Panaji, June 28 (IANS) Fourteen-year-old tigress "Sandhya", one of the oldest and most popular inmates of the state's only zoo at Bondla in south Goa, died on Wednesday.

Innovations in medicine needed to cure rare diseases: Doctors (18:28)
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Calling for better health research in India, health experts, including those from the All India of Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), on Wednesday said that innovations in medicine alone can help cure rare diseases.

Online dating abuse likely to affect girls more: Study (18:08)
New York, June 28 (IANS) Girls who experience problematic behaviours from an online dating partner -- such as monitoring, control, threats, pressure, or coercion using digital mediums -- are more prone to suffering severe emotional consequences than boys, a study says.

This human enzyme may help find cure for dementia (17:38)
New York, June 28 (IANS) Scientists have identified a naturally occurring human enzyme that can unravel protein aggregates that contribute to both Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, a finding that can help develop new therapeutic strategy for these diseases, a study says.

Humans may regenerate heart cells in future: Study (17:34)
New York, June 28 (IANS) Communication between "heart genes" in sea anemones and ability of the genes to regenerate may help humans to develop new therapies to treat heart conditions, scientists have found.

Rain brings respite from heat in Delhi (16:04) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Rain in the national capital on Wednesday afternoon brought immediate respite to Delhiites from the last few days' heat and humidity.

We worship 'gau mata', won't tolerate insult: Goa Minister (15:32) IANS Photo Service
Panaji, June 28 (IANS) A cabinet minister in the BJP-led coalition government, who has in the past demanded a ban on bikinis in Goa, has warned that no untoward incident against "gau mata" will be tolerated in the state.

Research warns against liberal consumption of good fat (15:10)
San Francisco, June 28 (IANS) Liberal consumption of so-called good fats like those found in olive oil and avocados may lead to fatty liver disease, a risk factor for metabolic disorders like Type 2 diabetes and hypertension, a new research has said.

20 students hurt as tree crashes on prayer assembly (14:20)
Raigad (Maharashtra), June 28 (IANS) At least 20 students were hurt when a large tree crashed in the compound of a school in Kapde-Burke village here on Wednesday morning, officials said.

Yoga not as safe as people thought: Study (13:56) IANS Photo Service
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Yoga's appeal is growing in Australia and worldwide but new research released on Wednesday suggests it is not as safe as previously believed.

Autistic adults more consistent in decision-making tasks: Study (13:40)
London, June 28 (IANS) People with autism disorder may show more consistent choices in high-level decision-making tasks and are less likely to show a cognitive bias because they are not influenced by the way choices are presented, showed a research.

Nothing sweet about it: Chandigarh's poor have more diabetics than the rich (12:20)
By Jaideep Sarin
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) First it was the bitter news of losing its second slot among the top 10 cleanest cities in the country. Now, Chandigarh has to live with the harsh reality of the not-so-sweet truth of having the highest incidence of diabetics.

Study suggests early warning systems to save crops from wildlife (12:08)
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh have recorded high levels of damage to crops and human life by the wildlife. The solution is deploying early warning systems and awarding adequate compensations, says a new study.

Cloudy sky, rain in Delhi on Wednesday (10:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) There will be some respite from the hot and humid weather as the MeT office forecasts thundershowers and rain in the national capital on Wednesday. The sky will remain overcast.

Slain Junaid's brother shifted to Apollo Hospital (00:16)
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Sakir, brother of Junaid who was stabbed to death in a passenger train on June 23, was shifted to the city-based Apollo Hospital on Tuesday.

Zen Hospital awarded for advanced laparoscopic surgery (Lead, with corrections) (23:40)
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Zen Hospital -- the first in Maharashtra to start 3D laparoscopic surgery -- was on Tuesday announced as the Best Centre for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Maharashtra.

Kejriwal for modern technology to clean drains (22:48) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday pushed for using modern technology to clean drains, saying the current process is "primitive".

How to monitor safai karamcharis' work better, HC asks civic bodies (21:40) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought to know from the civic bodies how the work of safai karamcharis can be better monitored and regularised.

Heavy rain in Maharashtra, Nagpur turns into 'Venice' (21:22) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Heavy rain lashed Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Tuesday leading to flooding in several cities, including Nagpur, which resembled Venice -- the Italian city known for its maze of canals -- on Tuesday.

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