Food & Health Life Style National

Last three years Suicides in Military service on the rise

An Indian Air Force officer, identified as Wing Commander Arvind Sinha, allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with a double barrel gun in his official quarters at the Air Force Colony in Prayagraj on Tuesday.   The incident took place at around 8 am. Arvind Sinha was the Central Air Command Public Relations Officer (PRO). Read More…

Food & Health Industries North India

Yogi Government Cow policy creates not only financial burden but ..

Earlier this month, the UP government announced a 0.5% ‘gau kalyan’ (cow welfare) cess on liquor and road toll collections. It also doubled an existing 1% levy on the incomes of wholesale produce markets, and the proceeds are intended to fund the construction and maintenance of new shelters for cows.   The chief minister had Read More…

Culture Environment Food & Health Travel

Millions hindu visits Kumbh Mela festival in Uttar Pradesh

More than Millions of people have taken to the waters at the confluence of India’s sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers as part of the Kumbh Mela festival – humanity’s largest gathering.   Approximately 15m people could have bathed on Tuesday. They expect about 120m visitors over 49 days.   Hindus believe bathing at the rivers Read More…

Business Companies Food & Health Market Technology

Food delivery Swiggy raises Rs 6987 crore in funding

Swiggy, in a statement said, it has executed definitive agreements for a USD 1 billion round of funding led by Naspers and saw new investors Tencent, Hillhouse Capital and Wellington Management Company coming on board.   The series H round also saw participation from other existing investors including DST Global, Meituan Dianping and Coatue Management, Read More…

Food & Health Life Style South India

Poisoning the temple Prasadam killed 12 so far and 30 found Critical

Petty politics between two groups over building a tower for a local deity’s temple in Chamarajanagar district unleashed a macabre tale of death, killing so far 12 devotees by poisoning the temple ‘prasada’.   Also over 70 devotees fell ill and were admitted to various hospitals in multiple locations in both Chamarajanagar and Mysuru districts. Read More…

Food & Health Nature

Orange juice could slash risk of dementia by 50 per cent, says study

Drinking orange juice could slash risk of dementia by 50 per cent, says study Lapses in memory, understanding and episodes of confusion can be early signs of brain decline which can ultimately lead to life-threatening dementia. (Photo: Pixabay) Lapses in memory, understanding and episodes of confusion can be early signs of brain decline which can Read More…

Food & Health National Supreme Court

You want everybody in India to become vegetarian : SC grilled petitioner

A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta made this observation while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) which said that export of meat cannot be encouraged or promoted in the country. “We cannot pass an order that everyone should become vegetarian,” the bench told the counsel appearing for the petitioner organisation. The Read More…

Food & Health Life Science Life Style North India

Rajasthan reports 29 cases tested +ve for Zika virus

Rajasthan Additional Chief Secretary (Health), Veenu Gupta said, “So far, there are a total of 29 people who have tested positive for Zika virus.” As one of those affected in Jaipur hailed from Bihar and visited his Siwan home recently, the eastern state has issued advisories to all its 38 districts to keep a close Read More…

Environment Food & Health National Nature Timeline

Indian Monsoon low by 9% : IMD

Cotton growing Gujarat has so far received 27 percent less rainfall than normal, while rice growing West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar in eastern India saw it drop by as much as 25 percent below average, IMD data shows. India, the world’s biggest producer of cotton and pulses and the second-biggest producer of sugar and rice, Read More…