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Let’s quit together: health kicks are easier if your partner signs up too

People whose partner stops smoking, loses weight or gets more active are far more likely to succeed in adopting healthier habits themselves<p>Quitting smoking, getting fit or losing weight are all easier if your partner is on the same health kick, new research suggests.<p>People whose partner stops …

Behavior

Technology News, Views, Opinions & Mobile Reviews | Gadgets & Gizmos

Technology News & Mobile Reviews, Gadgets & Gizmos in Video & Photo Reviews at BGR India. Get latest Gadgets & technology news on laptops, mobiles, …

Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do

Could studying ants reveal clues to reducing highway traffic jams? Physicist Apoorva Nagar at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology thinks the answer is yes.<p>Nagar says he got interested in the topic when he came across a study by German and Indian researchers showing that ants …

Autonomous Cars

Cow dung fires turning Taj Mahal yellow

The Taj Mahal's pristine white marble dome is being discoloured by small grains of cow dung, according to officials<p>India is to ban the burning of cow dung fires near the Taj Mahal amid fears that their brown particles are turning its celebrated white marble a mucky yellow.<p>The white marble mausoleum …

Another new ichthyosaur in the golden age of Jurassic discovery

An ichthyosaur fossil found on the Isle of Skye has been identified as a new species of sea-going reptile, dating back 170 million years. It‘s the latest of a number of ancient species to be uncovered in the area<p>Jurassic Park is alive and well and found in Scotland. A 4.2 metre ichthyosaur fossil …

Dinosaurs

Two New Cases of Swine Flu in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh

<b>Hyderabad:</b> Two women, one each from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, were found infected with swine flu on Thursday, a health department official …

Oppo launches its slimmest smartphone R5 in India, pre-orders start at Rs 29,990 - Tech2

Oppo has launched the super-slim R5 at Rs 29,990. This puts it in direct competition with premium handsets such as the 16GB Motorola Moto X (2nd …

Phones

Top 10 Bollywood films of 2014: Queen, Dedh Ishqiya, Aankhon Dekhi and more

This past year was a mixed bag for Bollywood. It started off with a bang, and made us hold out hope that the reign of nonsensical, regressive …

Bollywood

An Indian army soldier keeps vigil near the site of a gunbattle with suspected militants at Pindi Khattar village in Arnia near the border with Pakistan November 27, 2014. Gunmen wearing army uniforms on Thursday attacked an Indian army base near the border with Pakistan, leaving ten people dead in …

How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

It’s nearly the new year -- a time for resolving to eat less, exercise more, work harder, give more, get your financial situation in order, make a …

A. R. Rahman becomes scriptwriter, producer

After composing music for 12 films, including three Hollywood ones, Oscar-winning music director A. R. Rahman is turning scriptwriter and producer …

Bollywood

Salman Khan's 'campaign' for Mahinda Rajapaksa 'shameful': CPI | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

CPI criticised Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Tuesday for reportedly campaigning for Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, saying it was "shameful" …

India

Michael Slater Calls Anushka Sharma Virat Kohlis Wife

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma was addressed as cricketer Virat Kohli's wife by Australian presenter Michael Slater during his commentary on final …

Divers set to search for AirAsia wreckage after debris, bodies found | Reuters

PANGKALAN BUN/SURABAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) - The first two bodies from the AirAsia plane that crashed off the coast of Borneo arrived on Wednesday in the Indonesian city of Surabaya, where relatives have gathered to await news of their loved ones.<p>Rescuers believe they have found the plane on the …

Search for Missing AirAsia Plane Expands on Third Day

A bevy of resources was added to the search efforts for AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501 as the sun rose on the third day of hunting for the jet, which vanished Sunday morning with 162 people on board.<p>At least 30 ships, 15 aircraft and seven helicopters were now involved in the ever-expanding search …

Airplanes

What role did weather play in disappearance of AirAsia Flight QZ8501?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The passengers and crew aboard AirAsia Flight QZ8501 expected to land in Singapore at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, after a flight of just over two hours.<p>They departed Juanda International Airport in Indonesia's East Java early that morning, but amid increasingly bad weather one of the pilots …

Missing AirAsia plane: strange parallels with MH370

The mysterious disappearance of AirAsia flight QZ8501 is the second case of its kind this year after MH370 vanished in March<p>The disappearance of an AirAsia flight between Indonesia and Singapore has, perhaps inevitably, prompted comparisons with the unsolved case of the missing Malaysia Airlines …

Airplanes

AirAsia flight QZ8501: no distress call, no red flags and no sign of wreckage

Plane took off six minutes after sunrise and was meant to arrive two hours later; at sunset the search was suspended<p>AirAsia’s flight QZ8501 took off from Juanda international airport in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second largest city, at 5.35am, shortly after sunrise on Sunday. The plane seated 180 but …

Aamir Khan starrer 'PK' 2014's highest foreign-lingo grosser in North America

Aamir Khan's <i>PK</i> has become the highest-grossing foreign language film in North America.<p>The comedy/drama film, which was helmed by Rajkumar Hirani, …

Bollywood

Samsung Surrenders Services, Hands Strategic Victory To Android Competition

The news that Samsung will be closing the ChatOn group messaging service available on its Galaxy smartphones and feature phones is a worrying step for the beleaguered mobile manufacturer. South Korean news agency Yonhap notes that the tech giant is closing the service to the vast majority of the …

Smriti says Sanskrit will be optional, but KV schools have nothing else to offer - Firstpost

HRD minister Smriti Irani has denied all allegations that education was being saffronised after her recent decision to remove German and replace it …

Smriti Irani

Talk Therapy Helps People At High Risk For Suicide

According to new research in the <i>Lancet Psychiatry</i>, even short-term psychotherapy can offer long-term benefits for those at higher risk of suicide. For up to two decades, the new study followed people who’d attempted suicide once, and found their risk of future suicide declined by more than 25% if …

Diagnosis in ‘Digital India’

The diagnosis of the first patient with Ebola in the U.S. was initially missed in an emergency room late night on September 25. Thomas Duncan, a …

Elephants are being wiped out, but not enough people seem to care

Progress on wildlife poaching is slow because there is little public pressure. Let’s hope Interpol’s ‘most wanted’ eco criminals list will help<p>I asked a senior environmental journalist the other week what he thought was the single most under-reported environmental issue. He replied, unhesitatingly, …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: Best phablet you can buy in Indian market

Samsung created the phablet market with the Galaxy Note in 2011. But that was three years ago. Now, almost all phone companies are selling a phablet …

Phones

Bhawna was murdered before friends could celebrate wedding

November 16 was the day Abhishek and Bhawna’s friends had planned to celebrate the couple’s union. Instead, they spent the day searching for Bhawna …

PhD Scholar From Manipur Found Dead With Throat Slit at South Delhi Home

<b>New Delhi:</b> A 33-year-old PhD scholar from Manipur was found dead at his rented residence in the Kotla Mubarakpur area of south Delhi last night. The …