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India has much to offer in wellness space: Arianna Huffington (IANS Interview) (11:42)
By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Greek-American journalist-entrepreneur Arianna Huffington raised many an eyebrow worldwide when she stepped down as editor-in-chief of the US web portal that bears her name to focus on a wellness start-up she says draws much from Indian traditions and practices.

Resistance training boosts exercise motivation (11:12)
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Lack of motivation is a big factor for many people not following an exercise regime that they initially planned. But a few months of resistance training can change that by instilling in people an intrinsic interest in pursuing physical activity, suggests new research.

Kerala flood toll reaches 370, rescue operations continue (10:48) IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (IANS) The death toll due to the devastating rains and floods in Kerala increased to 370, as two more deaths were reported on Sunday with rescue operations continuing in the worst affected districts of Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Thrissur.

Light rains in some parts of Delhi (10:24) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) With light rains in the morning in some parts of the national capital on Sunday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 36.3 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.

8.2-magnitude quake strikes off Fiji (08:24)
Suva, Aug 19 (IANS) A massive earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale on Sundat struck in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly 200 miles off Fiji and almost the same distance from Tonga, according to the US Geological Survey.

4 children among six killed by lightning in MP (22:56)
Bhopal, Aug 18 (IANS) At least six persons, including four children, were killed on Saturday as lightning struck Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district, officials said.

Organs of brain dead teenager from Bengal save three lives (22:42)
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Organs of a 15-year-old girl from West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, who was declared brain dead at a city hospital, were donated to three critically ill patients on Saturday, the hospital authority said.

Kerala floods: AAP lawmakers, Ministers to donate one day's salaries (Lead) (20:26) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that all Delhi Ministers, party MLAs and MPs will donate a month's salary to help flood-ravaged Kerala, grappling with its worst floods since 1924.

1,500 stranded in flood-hit Kodagu of Karnataka; CM visits affected areas (Lead) (20:08) IANS Photo Service
Kodagu (Karnataka), Aug 18 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday visited the flood-hit Kodagu district in the southern state, where hundreds are marooned in villages and towns due to heavy rains.

Odisha to receive heavy rainfall (19:52)
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said several parts of Odisha are likely to receive heavy rainfall in next three days.

Printable tags can convert plain objects into 'smart' devices (19:52)
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed printable metal tags that can be attached to everyday objects and turn them into 'smart' Internet of Things (IoT) devices by reflecting WiFi signals.

Two Nigerians held with drugs valued at Rs 5 cr in Gurugram (19:02)
Gurugram, Aug 18 (IANS) Two Nigerians were arrested in Gurugram and 1.3 kg heroin valued at Rs 5 crore in the international market was seized from them, police said on Saturday.

Kerala flood death toll 357, 11 districts still on alert (Second Lead) (18:34) IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The death toll due to rains and floods in Kerala has gone up to 357 this monsoon season, as 22 more deaths were reported on Saturday and red alert continued in 11 districts following prediction of more rains.

Higher BMI may increase your BP as well (18:18)
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) If you have a higher body mass index (BMI) then there are chances that you may have increased blood pressure (BP) too, a new study has found.

Haryana announces Rs 10 crore for flood-hit Kerala (18:06) IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said the state would provide a financial assistance of Rs 10 crore to flood-affected people and for rescue operations in Kerala.

Dalai Lama offers aid to flood-hit Kerala (18:04) IANS Photo Service
Dharamsala, Aug 18 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has written to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and made a donation towards relief and rescue efforts.

Kerala floods: Vijayan cancels US trip for treatment (17:34) IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) In view of the grave situation in Kerala due to floods, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has call off his proposed trip to the US for medical treatment, an official said on Saturday.

AAP lawmakers to donate salary for flood-hit Kerala (16:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) head Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that all party ministers, MLAs and MPs will donate a month's salary for flood-hit Kerala state.

Kerala flood death toll climbs to 196, 11 districts on alert (Lead) (16:16) IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The death toll in the Kerala floods climbed to 196 as 22 more deaths were reported on Saturday, even as fresh trouble loomed large for authorities due to prediction of more rains, with 11 districts continuing on a red alert.

Brain tumours may occur in children with common genetic syndrome (15:06)
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Parents, please take note. The frequency of brain tumours has been underestimated in children with the common genetic syndrome -- neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a new study has found.

Excess water released from Himachal dam (15:02)
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Authorities in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday released excess water from the Pandoh diversion dam, located 112 km upstream of Pong dam, as a precautionary measure, resulting in a rise in the water level in the Beas river downstream.

Heavy rain continues to lash Karnataka district (13:46) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Heavy rain leading to landslides and flooding continued to lash Karnataka's Kodagu district, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Saturday.

Kerala floods toll reaches 180, rescue operations continue (13:16) IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The death toll due to the floods across Kerala increased to 180 on Saturday with rescue operations continuing at several locations in the rain-ravaged state, authorities said.

Microsoft developing next version of BP-monitoring smart glasses (12:34) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Microsoft is developing the next version of its smart glasses, called Glabella, that can work as a cuff-less, wearable and unobtrusive blood pressure measuring device, according to a new report.

PM announces Rs 500 crore assistance to flood-hit Kerala (Third Lead) (12:22) IANS Photo Service
Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced Rs 500 crore financial assistance for flood-ravaged Kerala where hundreds of people have died, lakhs have been rendered homeless and property worth millions of rupees has been destroyed in one of the worst floods and torrential rain in recent history.

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