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Another Gir pride loses three cats as train runs them over (22:04)
Gandhinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) After losing as many as 23 Asiatic lions in a section of the Gir forest area in recent times, another set of three lions from a pride lost their lives as speeding goods train run them over in the wee hours of Tuesday.

Carbon footprint labels on food packets might help cut emissions (21:52)
Sydney, Dec 18 (IANS) Labelling food packets with carbon footprint can help reduce potential environmental impacts, says a new study.

IIT KGP researchers develop kit to help stop smoking (21:50)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Researchers at IIT Kharagpur (IIT KGP) have developed a prototype of a sensor-based tracking kit to monitor daily activities while a smartphone-based application is under development which will analyse the tracking kit data to recognise addictive and depressive behaviour, an official said on Tuesday.

Obese kids as smart as their leaner peers: Study (21:42)
London, Dec 18 (IANS) Obese kids, or those with lesser aerobic fitness, are as smart as their leaner peers, finds a study, that analysed associations of fitness, motor competence and adiposity with cognition.

Delhi air quality likely to deteriorate over next 2 days (20:18)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Delhi is likely to experience toxic air over the next two days as weatherman on Tuesday predicted the already "very poor" quality of air of the national capital will deteriorate further.

NHRC seeks reports from Maharashtra, Labour ministry over hospital blaze (19:12)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday sought a report from the Maharashtra government on the death of eight people in a fire at a hospital in Mumbai, while not ruling out negligence by the hospital administration.

National Cancer Institute opens in Haryana (18:50)
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Jhajjar, Haryana, which is also India's largest cancer hospital, opened for public service on Tuesday with the formal inauguration to be held in January.

Know why women tend to outlive men (18:42)
New York, Dec 18 (IANS) Scientists have long wondered why women outlive men globally. Now, they have found that the secret may lie in the second X chromosome, present in females.

Coal use declines in Europe, but spikes in India: IEA (18:22)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) While global coal demand looks set to rise for the second year in a row in 2018, it is forecast to remain stable over the next five years as declines in Europe and North America are offset by strong growth in India and Southeast Asia, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday.

Green leafy vegetables may prevent fatty liver disease (17:38)
London, Dec 18 (IANS) Eating green leafy vegetables in larger portion daily may reduce the risk of developing fatty liver disease, suggests researchers in a mice study.

Reaffirming faith in the fight against climate change (Column: Active Voice) (16:08)
By Amit Kapoor
Conversations in India rarely revolve around the subject of climate change. The discussions around the topic are largely limited to the highest offices and international forums, while the countrys citizens remain mostly disassociated from it. And yet it is no secret that the country will be the worst affected in the world once the full-scale repercussions of the global crisis are realised.

British doctors skeptical that AI could replace them: Study (16:08)
London, Dec 18 (IANS) Although Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to make major disruption in health care, 80 per cent of doctors in the UK are skeptical of the technology replacing them, finds a survey.

Smoking banned in Gwalior government offices (15:30)
Gwalior, Dec 18 (IANS) Smoking has been banned in every government office here in Madhya Pradesh and anybody found smoking will have to cough up a fine of Rs 200, an official said on Tuesday.

Cyclone Phethai: Rains continue in Odisha (15:30)IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, Dec 18 (IANS) Rains continued to lash several parts of Odisha on Tuesday due to the impact of cyclone Phethai, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

5 killed by elephants in Jharkhand (14:42)
Ranchi, Dec 18 (IANS) A herd of rampaging elephants have killed five people in the last one week in Jharkhand's Pakur, Jamtara and Dumka districts, forest officials said on Tuesday.

GST on recycled construction waste products to be reduced to 5 per cent (14:16)
By Arun Kumar DasIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) In a bid to promote reuse of debris generated by the construction industry, the government will soon reduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on products made from recycled demolition waste to five per cent.

Depression, anxiety affect health as much as smoking: Study (14:16)
New York, Dec 18 (IANS) Being anxious or depressed can increase risks for heart disease and stroke, the same as smoking and obesity, according to a new study, that underscores the importance of treating mental health conditions.

Stray cattle a lurking menace in Sri Krishna land (12:32)
By Brij Khandelwal
Agra/Vrindavan, Dec 18 (IANS) Not just people in cities, but even farmers in the vast rural hinterland are approaching local authorities seeking urgent solutions to the exploding bovine population that is destroying crops, causing traffic hazards and making life difficult for all.

Sonam Kapoor named PETA India's 2018 Person of the Year (11:32)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor, a vegan, has been named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India's Person of the Year for 2018.

Chilly Delhi morning with 'very poor' air on Tuesday (11:20)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Delhi experienced a chilly winter morning on Tuesday with the minimum temperature dropping to 5.1 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's normal as the air quality continued to be very poor.

Intense cold wave continues in Kashmir Valley, Ladakh (09:50)IANS Photo Service
Srinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) An intense cold wave continued in the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region on Tuesday, dropping the minimum temperatures below the freezing point, the weather office said.

New Zealand to hold referendum on recreational marijuana use (09:00)IANS Photo Service
Wellington, Dec 18 (IANS) New Zealand will hold a referendum in 2020 to decide on the legalisation of recreational marijuana, Justice Minister Andrew Little announced on Tuesday, a week after Parliament gave the green light to its use for medicinal purposes.

India inks MoU with France for collaboration to boost use of electrical vehicles (00:44)
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet was on Monday apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with France that seeks to support the governments ambitious plan for the deployment of electrical vehicles by maximising solar mobility and minimising its grid impact.

Cabinet approves AIIMS for Tamil Nadu, Telangana (00:00)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Monday approved setting up of two new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Madurai, Tamil Nadu, at a cost of Rs 1,264 crore and at Bibinagar, Telangana, at a cost of Rs 1,028 crore.

Delhi sees more dengue cases this winter than last (23:18)
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) A new municipal report suggests that dengue cases have increased in the months of November and December this year compared to 2017.

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