Rebellion led Indian-American teen to $250,000 science prize  (10 minutes ago)
By Arul Louis
New York, March 26 (IANS) A rebellion began Indian-American teen Indrani Das on her way to the brain research that got her the quarter-million-dollar Regeneron Science Talent Search award for high school students.

Indian Museum, Kolkata hotels mark Earth Hour (23:28)
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) The Indian Museum as also several important office buildings and plush hotels switched off their lights here on Saturday as Kolkata joined the rest of the world in observing Earth Hour.

Jethmalani in Kochi hospital, to be discharged soon (23:00)
Kochi, March 25 (IANS) Rajya Sabha member and veteran advocate Ram Jethmalani was admitted to a private hospital here on Saturday after he felt uneasy but is responding well and could be discharged in a day, doctors said.

Mercury may reach 39 degrees by month-end: Officials (22:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) With the national capital already sizzling due to a significant rise in the mercury, making March the hottest in the last six years, the Met department says the temperature could rise to 39 degrees Celsius by the end of month.

Chief Justice disagrees with AG's view on environment (21:58) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) There were disagreements between the government and judiciary on environment on Saturday at the World Conference on Environment-2017.

President raises concerns over environmental degradation (21:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said it was high time to think about intensity of the environmental degradation and steps to stop it.

Four killed, property damaged in Tripura storm (21:12)
Agartala, March 25 (IANS) At least four people, including a woman, were killed and two others injured when a heavy seasonal thunderstorm accompanied by rain hit Tripura on Saturday, police said.

Following NGT directions to ban illegal abattoirs: Aditya Nath (20:06) IANS Photo Service
Gorakhpur, March 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Saturday said he was only following the directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to close down illegal slaughterhouses in the state.

1,800 units of blood collected in camps countrywide (19:36)
Gurugram, March 25 (IANS) SABIC's annual blood donation drive across India collected 1,800 units of blood in camps, a company spokesperson said on Saturday.

Kolkata police quiz Apollo hospitals' pharmacy manager (19:24)
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) A team of Kolkata olice on Saturday quizzed Apollo Gleneagles Hospital's General Manager of Pharmacy Sekhar Sharma in relation to the ongoing investigation into the hospital's alleged negligence in the treatment of a patient, police said.

Elephant census begins in Assam's Kaziranga (18:12)
Guwahati, March 25 (IANS) The Assam forest department on Saturday started its four-day census of elephants in Assam's famous Kaziranga National Park.

Women cancer survivors more likely to have pre-term delivery (17:58)
New York, March 25 (IANS) Women diagnosed and treated for cancer during their childbearing years are more at risk of having a premature delivery, babies with low birth weights or cesarean section delivery, a study has found.

Himachal to import chemical to treat apple plants (17:30)
Shimla, March 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has got permission from the Union Ministry of Agriculture for importing a chemical and machinery to combat serious problems afflicting apple produce, an official said on Saturday.

Cambodia rescues 11 endangered elephants (16:30)
Phnom Penh, March 25 (IANS) At least 11 endangered Asian elephants were rescued by Cambodian villagers from a muddy bomb crater on Saturday, an official said.

Turn off your lights, celebrate Earth Hour (16:26) IANS Photo Service
Washington, March 25 (IANS) The world will celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday night by switching off lights and going "dark" for one hour to encourage participation in fighting climate change.

Pakistan to observe 10th Earth Hour (16:24)
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Pakistan along with more than 170 countries will observe the 10th Earth Hour 2017 between 8.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. on Saturday, and participate in the World Wildlife Funds (WWF) effort to show global commitment to the planet.

10 minutes of vigorous exercise will boost kids' heart health (15:32)
New York, March 25 (IANS) Encouraging your children to engage in as little as 10 minutes a day in high-intensity physical activity could help them reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, researchers say.

Stem cell therapy may help repair lung damage (14:40)
London, March 25 (IANS) Stem cell therapy can potentially reduce lung damage caused by chronic inflammation in conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis, research from a pre-clinical trial has revealed.

Moderate earthquake rocks N-E states, Myanmar (14:10)
Shillong, March 25 (IANS) A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, rocked India's northeastern states and parts of Myanmar on Saturday, an official said.

Big B campaigns for tuberculosis-free India (13:56) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has voiced support for a government campaign that works towards a tuberculosis-free India.

Bengal not utilising health funds from Centre properly: Sambit Patra (13:50) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) The national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party Sambit Patra on Saturday accused the West Bengal government of not properly utilising the funds provided for health schemes by the Centre.

Childhood brain tumour survivor's high body fat ups stroke risk (12:50)
Toronto, March 25 (IANS) Survivors of childhood brain tumours have more body fat, increasing their risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and early death, research has shown.

Sunny Saturday morning in Delhi (09:38) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) It was a clear and sunny Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 17.7 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.

Excess iron in body may cause liver damage: Doctors (22:14)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Excess build-up of iron in the body -- Hemochromatosis --can damage the liver. This action is genetic and the excess iron, if left untreated, can damage joints, organs, and eventually be fatal, said doctors on Friday.

Area-specific strategy needed for disadvantaged states: President (21:44) IANS Photo Service
Patna, March 24 (IANS) Disadvantaged regions like Bihar and Jharkhand require a strategy for development that can harness productive forces of the economy and not just blindly follow path of industrialisation, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday.

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