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Tripura takes steps to check malaria outbreak (22 minutes ago)
Agartala, Sep 25 (IANS) The Tripura government has undertaken steps to check any malaria outbreak in the state after six people died due to the mosquito-borne disease, a Minister said here on Tuesday.

Even one fracture can reduce your bone density (14:08)
New York, Sep 25 (IANS) Breaking a bone can cause bone density losses throughout the body, not just close to the site of the fracture and primarily around the time of the fracture, results from two studies have showed.

Yamuna in spate, crosses danger mark in Delhi (13:10)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Yamuna river here is flowing above the danger level following release of water from Haryana's Hathnikund barrage in the wake of heavy rains and flash floods in parts of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.

Beating malnutrition; health awareness seeps into interiors of Bengal (Social Feature) (12:58)
By Binita Das
Purulia, Sep 25 (IANS) Shruti Roy, a chubby seven-month-old baby of Loharsole village in this West Bengal district bordering Jharkhand, is a far cry from all-too-familiar pictures of malnourished children. And as awareness grows among the shy and conservative pregnant women and lactating mothers of this region, more and more infants now resemble Shruti.

Former content moderator sues Facebook over mental trauma (12:14)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Sep 25 (IANS) A former content moderator at Facebook has sued the company alleging that moderators who face mental trauma after reviewing distressing images on the platform are not being properly protected by the social networking giant.

Patna doctors' strike enters 2nd day, 12 patients dead (11:32)
Patna, Sep 25 (IANS) A strike called by junior doctors of a hospital here entered the second day on Tuesday even as 12 patients died in the last 24 hours, officials said.

Sunshine in Punjab, Haryana after 3 days of rain (10:28)
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) Giving a break to three days of continuous rainfall, sunshine greeted people in most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday.

Rainy Tuesday morning in Delhi (10:18)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Following overnight rains, the sky remained overcast in the national capital on Tuesday, with the Met predicting off and on showers through the day.

Traffic to Manali restored partially (09:40)IANS Photo Service
Shimla, Sep 25 (IANS) Traffic to picturesque Himachal tourist resort Manali was restored partially on Tuesday, a day after all major road links snapped due to landslides triggered by heavy rains, officials said.

Nepal, China to discuss hydro projects (09:24)
Kathmandu, Sep 25 (IANS) The first Nepal-China joint steering committee (JSC) meeting to discuss development of hydropower projects will be held here later in September, a Nepali official has said.

Anti-polio drive targeting 10 mn children begins in Pakistan (22:54)
Islamabad, Sep 24 (IANS) A fresh anti-polio campaign targeting over 10 million children started in Pakistan on Monday, the media reported.

Ease of Living best in Andhra, Odisha, MP (22:06)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh topped the chart in terms of ease of living followed by Odisha and Madhya Pradesh, according to the "Ease of Living Index" released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) on Monday.

Gujarat forms 64 teams to look for sick lions in Gir (21:28)
Gandhinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) The Gujarat Forest Department has set up as many as 64 teams to scan the vast Gir forests to identify sick and weak lions and immediately shift them to rescue centres in view of the recent deaths of 11 big cats in the region.

Monsoon to start withdrawing from Saturday (20:56)
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Monsoon rains in the national capital are likely to abate from Saturday, the weather office said on Monday.

SC to hear plea on female genital mutilation among Bohras (Lead) (20:30)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday referred to a Constitution Bench a plea questioning the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) prevalent in the Dawoodi Bohra community.

Stranded bird halts DMRC's Magenta Line briefly (20:08)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Services on Delhi Metro's Magenta Line, which connects Noida to Janakpuri, were halted briefly at Kalindi Kunj station on Monday after a bird was spotted on the tracks.

Eight washed away in Himachal; Manali cut off (Second lead) (19:40)
Shimla, Sep 24 (IANS) Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh on Monday claimed eight lives and hundreds, including school students, were stranded in the state as incessant rainfall for the third straight day triggered landslides and snapped over 200 road links, officials said.

Punjab on flood alert; schools, colleges closed (19:32)IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) Authorities in Punjab on Monday issued a red alert in several districts following heavy rainfall in the state and the neighbouring state of Himachal Pradesh over the last three days, in view of the threat of flooding of rivers.

Height linked to varicose veins: Study (19:12)
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) Tall people are more likely to develop varicose veins, characterised by swollen, twisted veins that can be seen just under the surface of the skin, usually in the legs, finds a new study.

After Ganpati Visarjan, Bollywood celebs turn beach clean-up warriors (18:58)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) A day after Ganpati Visarjan festivities, Bollywood and television celebrities like Shahid Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Niharica Raizada, Ritwik Sahore and Tanuj Mahashabde took to the Mumbai beaches for a clean-up drive.

After Munnar, Sikkim gets second real-time landslide warning system (18:26)
By Sandeep Manohar
Gangtok, Sep 24 (IANS) In a bid to save people from landslides in mountainous regions, Kerala based Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University has set up a wireless sensor network system in Sikkim-Darjeeling belt to predict and signal early warning of landslides to locals.

'Jayalalitha was unwell for a year, why raise issue about Parrikar's health' (18:22)IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) Defending the continuance of the ailing Manohar Parrikar as the Chief Minister of Goa, Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar on Monday said J. Jayalalitha continued to be the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu despite being unwell for a year and a half.

Maternal cannabis use likely to trigger early indulgence in kids (18:12)
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) Children whose mothers use marijuana are more likely to start smoking weed an average of two years earlier, which can lead to severe neuropsychiatric and social consequences, according to a new study.

Man gets new life in Kolkata's second heart transplant (18:10)
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) A 51-year-old man from Kolkata was given a new lease of life after doctors at a private hospital conducted city's second successful heart transplant here on Monday.

Himachal rains claim 8 lives; hundreds stranded (Lead) (17:42)IANS Photo Service
Shimla, Sep 24 (IANS) Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh on Monday claimed eight lives and hundreds, including school students, remained stranded across the state after incessant rainfall for the third consecutive day, triggering landslides and snapping over 200 road links, officials said.

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