Delhi saves 290 MW by switching off lights during Earth Hour (24 minutes ago)
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Switching off lights and electrical appliances during the Earth Hour initiative this year, Delhi saved around 290 MW of power, the capital's distribution companies (discoms) announced on Sunday.

Talk therapy for depression? Brain scan may predict efficacy (13:46)
New York, March 26 (IANS) Researchers have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether talk therapy or antidepressant medication is more likely to help a patient recover from depression.

'Over 70 percent of country's water aquifers are overdrawn' (With Images) (13:32)
By Kushagra Dixit
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) At 76 million, India has the largest number of people living without access to safe water in the world, and experts warn of a looming crisis as over 73 per cent of the country's aquifers are being overdrawn.

'Khoon ka Rishta' campaign enables pregnant women in Bihar avoid anaemia (Health Feature) (12:54)
By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) On the face of it, it's deceptively simple. Pregnant woman across eight districts of Bihar are given 180 iron and folic acid (IFA) tablets to prevent anaemia, a similar number of blood drop-shaped red stickers and a booklet with an outline of a baby for pasting the stickers -- one for every tablet consumed.

'Repurposing' malaria drug to treat castrate-resistant prostate cancer (12:38)
Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) Tapping into the trend of repurposing old approved drugs to treat totally different diseases -- a strategy that led to the development of Viagra, researchers at IIT-Kanpur have shown how a malaria drug can be used to tackle drug resistance in metastatic prostate cancer.

Depression curable, speaking about it helps: Modi (12:24) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on people to change the society's mindset about the menace of "depression" and to encourage its victims to speak up.

Spiritual retreats may uplift mood, behaviour (11:18)
New York, March 26 (IANS) Apart from enhancing well-being, people who spend their time on spiritual, meditative and religious retreats are likely to have changes in the brains systems associated with mood and social behaviour, sleep, memory, says a study.

Clear Sunday morning in Delhi (10:22)
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The national capita witnessed was a clear sky on Sunday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 20.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average.

Rebellion led Indian-American teen to $250,000 science prize (With Images) (08:38)
By Arul Louis
New York, March 26 (IANS) A rebellion began Indian-American teen Indrani Das on her way to the brain research that got her the quarter-million-dollar Regeneron Science Talent Search award for high school students.

Indian Museum, Kolkata hotels mark Earth Hour (23:28)
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) The Indian Museum as also several important office buildings and plush hotels switched off their lights here on Saturday as Kolkata joined the rest of the world in observing Earth Hour.

Jethmalani in Kochi hospital, to be discharged soon (23:00)
Kochi, March 25 (IANS) Rajya Sabha member and veteran advocate Ram Jethmalani was admitted to a private hospital here on Saturday after he felt uneasy but is responding well and could be discharged in a day, doctors said.

Mercury may reach 39 degrees by month-end: Officials (22:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) With the national capital already sizzling due to a significant rise in the mercury, making March the hottest in the last six years, the Met department says the temperature could rise to 39 degrees Celsius by the end of month.

Chief Justice disagrees with AG's view on environment (21:58) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) There were disagreements between the government and judiciary on environment on Saturday at the World Conference on Environment-2017.

President raises concerns over environmental degradation (21:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said it was high time to think about intensity of the environmental degradation and steps to stop it.

Four killed, property damaged in Tripura storm (21:12)
Agartala, March 25 (IANS) At least four people, including a woman, were killed and two others injured when a heavy seasonal thunderstorm accompanied by rain hit Tripura on Saturday, police said.

Following NGT directions to ban illegal abattoirs: Aditya Nath (20:06) IANS Photo Service
Gorakhpur, March 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Saturday said he was only following the directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to close down illegal slaughterhouses in the state.

1,800 units of blood collected in camps countrywide (19:36)
Gurugram, March 25 (IANS) SABIC's annual blood donation drive across India collected 1,800 units of blood in camps, a company spokesperson said on Saturday.

Kolkata police quiz Apollo hospitals' pharmacy manager (19:24)
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) A team of Kolkata olice on Saturday quizzed Apollo Gleneagles Hospital's General Manager of Pharmacy Sekhar Sharma in relation to the ongoing investigation into the hospital's alleged negligence in the treatment of a patient, police said.

Elephant census begins in Assam's Kaziranga (18:12)
Guwahati, March 25 (IANS) The Assam forest department on Saturday started its four-day census of elephants in Assam's famous Kaziranga National Park.

Women cancer survivors more likely to have pre-term delivery (17:58)
New York, March 25 (IANS) Women diagnosed and treated for cancer during their childbearing years are more at risk of having a premature delivery, babies with low birth weights or cesarean section delivery, a study has found.

Himachal to import chemical to treat apple plants (17:30)
Shimla, March 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has got permission from the Union Ministry of Agriculture for importing a chemical and machinery to combat serious problems afflicting apple produce, an official said on Saturday.

Cambodia rescues 11 endangered elephants (16:30)
Phnom Penh, March 25 (IANS) At least 11 endangered Asian elephants were rescued by Cambodian villagers from a muddy bomb crater on Saturday, an official said.

Turn off your lights, celebrate Earth Hour (16:26) IANS Photo Service
Washington, March 25 (IANS) The world will celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday night by switching off lights and going "dark" for one hour to encourage participation in fighting climate change.

Pakistan to observe 10th Earth Hour (16:24)
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Pakistan along with more than 170 countries will observe the 10th Earth Hour 2017 between 8.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. on Saturday, and participate in the World Wildlife Funds (WWF) effort to show global commitment to the planet.

10 minutes of vigorous exercise will boost kids' heart health (15:32)
New York, March 25 (IANS) Encouraging your children to engage in as little as 10 minutes a day in high-intensity physical activity could help them reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, researchers say.

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