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Fasting Irom Sharmila ‘ate’ a rich and balanced diet, thrice a day

Irom Sharmila, who ended the world’s longest hunger strike on Tuesday afternoon with a lick of honey, was force-fed a rich diet through a nasal pipe …

Hunger Strike

Why a 68-Year-Old Man in Nepal Went Back to School

Every morning, before the sun goes up, Durga Kami brushes his teeth, puts on his uniform and walks for over an hour to get to school. His routine is …

Needless baby deaths caused by wrangling over NHS funding

Babies are dying and mothers and unborn children put at needless risk because of wrangles over NHS funding, doctors have warned.<p>A leaked letter from consultants at specialist units highlights “multiple cases” across the country where women and babies have been subject to “avoidable harm” as a …

The heat of a summer fire

I spent the last two weeks in the Kumaon and Garhwal mountains. It rained in the first week and all the forest fires were doused in Kumaon. The …

BJP, Congress spar over Big B’s association with NDA’s 2nd anniversary | india

The BJP and the opposition Congress sparred over an invitation to Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan to share the stage with Prime Minister …

India

Samsung’s first mirror displays are now being used in a hair salon

Samsung has been experimenting with mirror and transparent displays for years, but mostly in concept form. While we saw a pair of impressive 55-inch mirrored and transparent OLED displays last year, Samsung is revealing the first commercial installation of its mirror display today. A hair salon in …

How to cut your airfare in half

I was going to begin by saying this is a very simple trick but it’s not trick. It’s merely a matter of convenience. There are instances where this won't work-- but when it does, you could save hundreds.<p>Here are five things you should know about how to halve your airfare:<p><b>1. Cut airfare by up to half</b> …

Meet the 20-year-old woman who may be India’s youngest pilot

This June, three women will make history by becoming the country's first female fighter pilots. In Mumbai, 20-year-old Ayesha Aziz has also broken a …

Nat Geo

Plane crash feared in Nepal as flight carrying 21 goes missing in mountains

Small Twin Otter aircraft thought to have crashed during short flight between resort town of Pokhara and trekking start point in Jomson, official says<p>A small plane with 21 people on board and flying in poor visibility over mountainous terrain in Nepal on Wednesday has gone missing and feared to …

Seven killed in Northeast earthquake, over 50 injured | india

At least seven people were killed and more than 50 injured on Monday when a powerful, 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck Manipur and other northeast …

Natural Disasters

Juvenile bill to be tabled in RS today, govt hopes for its passage | india

With demands for passage of the juvenile justice bill -- that seeks to treat juveniles between 16 to 18 years as adults for committing heinous crimes …

India

A tale of two cities: The similar story of Mumbai and Chennai floods

Both the 2005 Mumbai floods and the Chennai deluge tell a similar story: of urbanisation and encroachments, of clogged drains and ignored …

Syria air strikes: Typhoons and Tornados to pair up in attempt to avoid clashes with Russia

Typhoon's superior radar and air defence capabilities to benefit Tornados<p>British Tornados over Syria are to fly in pairs with the RAF’s Typhoon jets amid growing concern over the possibility of accidental clashes with Russia.<p>The arrangement allows the 35-year-old Tornado to benefit from Typhoon’s …

15 habits that can make you happier

But advice on exactly how to boost your happiness is often not backed by science, even though there's a whole field devoted to studying it.<p>While everyone has different things that make them happy — a taco stuffed with cilantro is joyful for some and miserable for others — research on well-being has …

Happiness