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Zoo lioness kills father of her three cubs (05:52)
Indianapolis (US), Oct 22 (IANS) A lioness has killed the father of her three cubs in their pen at a zoo in the US.

Himachal achieves 66% target in providing LPG connections (20:00)
Shimla, Oct 21 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday claimed that its 'Grihini Suvidha Yojana' (GSY) has been a success as it has achieved 66 per cent target in five months since its launch on May 26.

Himachal may introduce drug abuse in school curriculum (19:50)IANS Photo Service
Shimla, Oct 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said the government is planning to introduce drug abuse in the school curriculum.

Ebola death toll rises to 200 in Congo (18:42)
Kinshasa, Oct 21 (IANS) The death toll in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 200, the Health Ministry has said.

Eating spinach, beetroot could help prevent vision loss (18:00)
Sydney, Oct 21 (IANS) Eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could prevent macular degeneration, a common cause of vision loss in people over age 50, new research has found.

Air quality gets better in nearly 350 Chinese cities (18:00)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) More than half of China's cities saw air quality improve year-on-year in September, the Chinese Environment Ministry has said.

Heart patients should take walk breaks every 20 minutes: Study (17:58)
Toronto, Oct 21 (IANS) Heart patients should engage in light physical activities such as standing up or walking at casual pace for about seven minutes after every 20 minutes of sitting at a computer or watching television, suggests new research.

Hackers breach govt health insurance system in US (15:18)
San Francisco, Oct 21 (IANS) Hackers have got access to personal data belonging to 75,000 people in a breach of government health insurance system used by insurance agents and brokers to help customers sign up for healthcare plans in the US, the media reported.

Immunotherapy plus chemo extends life of breast cancer patients (14:02)
London, Oct 21 (IANS) A treatment regime combining immunotherapy and chemotherapy can help tune the body's immune system to attack an aggressive type of breast cancer, extending survival by up to 10 months, show results of an immunotherapy trial in Britain.

Samsung's new ultrasound system to spot high-risk pregnancies (12:02)IANS Photo Service
Singapore, Oct 21 (IANS) Samsung Medison, a global medical equipment company and an affiliate of Samsung Electronics, on Sunday unveiled a new ultrasound system which is expected to facilitate the examination of high-risk pregnancies and early diagnosis of abnormal foetus conditions.

Apple Watch Series 4: Fall-detection for aged, fitness aid for millennials (Tech Review) (11:32)
By Nishant AroraIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) If you are constantly worried about an elderly person in your family suffering a fall in the bathroom or in the garden, the Apple Watch Series 4 is what you need.

Short interrupted breaths in sleep apnea deadlier: Study (11:30)
New York, Oct 21 (IANS) People with sleep apnea who have short interruptions in breathing while they sleep are at higher risk of death than those with longer interruptions, according to a new study.

Misty Sunday morning in Delhi (09:22)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital on Sunday with the minimum temperature settling at 17 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.

Delhi's air pollution spikes, severe in some regions (20:50)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The National Capital saw a sudden spike in the air-pollution on Saturday, a day after Dussehera.

Delhi's Dwarka chokes as garbage burning releases toxic gases (20:37)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Residents of Dwarka sub-city on Saturday took out a protest march as open burning of garbage continued, spewing toxic fumes and worsening the air quality to "severe-plus or emergency".

CWC monitoring Brahmaputra, Siang rivers (18:40)IANS Photo Service
Guwahati, Oct 20 (IANS) Central Water Commission (CWC) officials are closely monitoring the water levels in the Brahmaputra and Siang following fears about sudden bursting of an artificial lake formed by a landslide on the Tibetan side a few days ago.

Indonesia ignored warning about soil instability before quake (18:08)
Jakarta, Oct 20 (IANS) Geologists had warned Indonesian authorities regarding soil instability in the region on Sulawesi Island that was affected by an earthquake and a tsunami in September, experts said on Saturday.

Better cardiorespiratory fitness linked to longer life: Study (18:02)
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in the US have found that better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to better longevity, regardless of age, with no limit on the positive effects of aerobic fitness.

Father's nicotine exposure linked to child's poor cognition: Study (15:46)
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) While women have long been warned about the dangers of smoking during pregnancy, nicotine exposure in men could lead to cognitive deficits in their children and grandchildren, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found in their study on mice.

Mother-daughter conflict ups suicide risk in abused teen girls: Study (13:12)
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) Teenage girls who were maltreated during their childhood are more likely to entertain suicidal thoughts if the relationship with their mother is poor and the degree of conflict between the two is high.

Cycling, walking in nature may improve your mental health (11:30)
London, Oct 20 (IANS) People who commute -- walking or cycling -- through natural environments are more likely to develop better mental health than those who commute less, according to a new study.

How school support may help ADHD children (11:30)
London, Oct 20 (IANS) One-to-one support and a focus on self-regulation may improve academic outcomes of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests.

Misty Saturday morning in Delhi (09:46)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital on Saturday with minimum temperature settling at 17.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.

Delhi will soon become a gas chamber: Kejriwal (23:08)
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday flayed the Centre and the neighbouring state governments for their inaction to stop stubble burning and said that "Delhi will become a gas chamber".

Delhi's air very-poor, may turn severe (21:46)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The national Capital and the regions around it continue to suffer a "very-poor" air quality on Friday, which according to experts, may worsen due to combined effects of Dussehera and meteorological reasons such as low winds in Delhi.

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