Bike rally to protest felling of trees in north Bengal (23:18)
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) The public protest against the alleged illegal, large-scale felling of trees in north Bengal took a sharp turn on Sunday with at least a hundred participating in a 33 km bike rally from Siliguri to Lataguri, near the Gorumara National Park, sporting green capes.

Specialised tests needed for diagnosis of motility, say experts (22:06)
Hyderabad April 30 (IANS) Specialised tests are required for a definitive diagnosis of motility and functional bowel diseases, said gastroenterologists at a two-day national conference, which concluded here on Sunday.

DRI seizes cache of arms, animal skins in Delhi, UP (18:48)
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The DRI on Sunday claimed to have busted an international syndicate engaged in smuggling of high-end firearms and animal skins following raids conducted in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

Tourists cheer as rain brings down mercury in Himachal (18:04)
Shimla, April 30 (IANS) Rains brought down mercury in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, bringing cheers to thousands of tourists who have thronged the hill stations to escape the heat wave in the northern plains. Higher reaches saw mild snow.

Study suggests new approach to assess vulnerability of bridges (14:20)
San Francisco, April 30 (IANS) Analysis considering a range of flood scenarios, as opposed to a single 100-year threshold, could be more robust and accurate about vulnerability of bridges, according to a study.

Nature is changing its rules: Modi (12:38)
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke of climate change in his monthly radio address 'Mann ki Baat' on Sunday and said this could also be a chance to be sensitive.

5-magnitude quake jolts Taiwan sea area (10:48)
Beijing, April 30 (IANS) A 5.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the sea area off the coast of Taidong county in Taiwan on Sunday morning, according to the measurement of the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC).

New eye test may detect early signs of glaucoma (10:24)
London, April 30 (IANS) Researchers have developed a simple eye test that could help solve the biggest global cause of irreversible blindness, glaucoma, by detecting the onset of the disease at a very early stage.

Rohtang Pass reopened for motorists (10:20)
Manali, April 30 (IANS) The majestic snow-marooned Rohtang Pass, located at an altitude of 13,050 feet in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, has been reopened for motorists after four months of closure, officials said here on Sunday.

Partly cloudy Sunday morning in Delhi (09:50)
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy Sunday morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature recorded at 24.3 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of season, the Met office said.

Thousands of pro-climate, anti-Trump protesters march in Washington (03:22)
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Thousands of people from all over the US marched on Saturday in favour of protecting the environment while slamming the effects that President Donald Trump's policies will have on the climate and on the health of Americans.

Muscular Dystrophy case treated with stem cell therapy (21:52)
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A 20-year-old man suffering from Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) -- a condition which slowly weakens and degenerates all the muscles of the body leading to disability -- was treated using stem cell therapy at a city-based hospital here.

Cloudy Saturday in Delhi, rain and dust storm likely on Sunday (Lead) (20:26)
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A dust storm on Saturday evening and cloudy skies most of the day on Saturday brought some respite to Delhi residents from the scorching sun while the maximum temperature settled at 39.2 degrees Celsius, a notch above the average, the Met office said. Light rain or dust storm is also likely on Sunday.

'More coal imports could end Goa's famous dolphin sighting tours' (19:44)
Panaji, April 29 (IANS) Dredging of the sea bed near Goa's Mormugao Port Trust, to facilitate expansion of the port's privately operated coal-handling berths may sound the death-knell for Goa's dolphin-sighting tours, which are a hit with tourists, WWF has said.A

Indian-American jailed for selling illegal pills, loses citizenship (19:00)
Washington, April 29 (IANS) A 29-year-old Indian-American was stripped of his US citizenship after being sentenced for more than five years in jail for conspiring to illegally distribute male enhancement pills imported from China.

Child with craniovertebral junction cured through rare surgery (18:06)
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A four and a half year old child with severe disability of craniovertebral junction (CVJ) -- where the skull and upper cervical spine are joined together -- has been cured through a rare surgery, doctors said on Saturday.

Bonobos more closely related to humans than chimpanzees (16:26)
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Bonobos may be more closely linked, anatomically, to human ancestors than chimpanzees, confirms a new study.

Beijing sees April's hottest day in 66 years (16:24)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) Beijing on Saturday saw April's hottest day in 66 years with the temperature soaring up to 33.1 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

Smartphone-controlled cells can treat diabetes (16:02)
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) Researchers in China have developed a system than enables smartphones to control release of glucose-lowering hormones in mice by engineered cells, paving the way for the development of an automated way for monitoring blood glucose levels and delivering insulin in humans too.

Farmers' income doubled in 10 years: Odisha CM (15:58)
Bhubaneswar, April 29 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said the income of farmers has grown two-fold in the last 10 years and the government would continue to work to keep up the momentum in the coming years.

Sudarsan wins gold at Moscow sand art championship (14:42)
Bhubaneswar, April 29 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik from Odisha won the gold medal at the 10th Moscow Sand Art Championship in Russia.

Left-handed? You are more likely to have a slender face (13:34)
New York, April 29 (IANS) People with a thin lower face are about 25 per cent more likely to be left-handed, new research has found.

Rhino poaching probe handed over to CID: Bengal Minister (13:26)
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) The West Bengal forest department has handed over the probe into the poaching of two one-horned rhinos in the Gorumara National Park to the state CID, a minister said on Saturday.

Testosterone increases impulsive behaviour in men: Study (12:26)
New York, April 29 (IANS) The male hormone testosterone is important for sexual and reproductive development but it can also make men less likely to question their impulses, suggests new research.

Artificial pancreas found safe and effective for kids (11:34)
New York, April 29 (IANS) An artificial pancreas that automates blood sugar control for people with Type-1 diabetes has been found to be safe and effective in a pilot study among young children.

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