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6.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Japan (00:22)
Tokyo, Sep 21 (IANS) An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 has been detected off the coast of Japan on Thursday.

Pollens one of the reasons behind asthma attacks: Study (21:46)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Pollen grains, whose levels are known to become higher during spring and fall, are among the main causes for serious allergic reactions and asthma attacks among the people in Delhi, said a new study on Wednesday.

Cabinet apprised of declining Malaria, TB incidences (Second Lead) (21:26) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet was on Wednesday apprised of the progress made in the country's health sector, including the decline of Malaria Annual Parasite Incidence from 1.10 in 2011 to 0.84 in 2016.

N.D. Tiwari suffers brain stroke, paralytic attack (20:42) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi/Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari suffered a brain stroke and paralytic attack in New Delhi on Wednesday after which he was admitted to Max Hospital in Saket, his family members said.

Heavy rains batter Mumbai, disrupt life, main runway shut (Roundup) (20:36) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Torrential rains battered Mumbai and parts of Maharashtra on Wednesday, disrupting normal life in the country's financial capital. Flights were badly hit after a private airline skidded on Mumbai airport's main runway, forcing its closure.

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico (Lead) (20:12)
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Hurricane Maria made landfall on Wednesday in southeast Puerto Rico, ripping trees out of the ground and lashing two-thirds of the island with maximum sustained winds of 250 kmph, the US National Hurricane Center said.

Rs 113 cr spent on maintenance of medical devices: Nadda (Lead) (19:26) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet was on Wednesday apprised about the progress made in the country's health sector, including spending Rs 113 crore in 2016-17 on maintenance of 4,560 medical devices which were not functional in various public hospitals.

Floating labs to boost innovation in North-East (19:20)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Ministry of Science and Technology on Wednesday announced three initiatives to boost innovation, awareness and science in the north-eastern states, with a floating laboratory on the Brahmaputra being one of them.

India to conduct BIMSTEC disaster management exercise (19:04)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Indias National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is going to conduct a disaster management exercise next month in New Delhi with BIMSTEC countries, the Home Ministry said on Wednesday.

Cost of nutrition given in anganwadi centres revised (18:42)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an increase in cost norms for supplementary nutrition provided in anganwadi centres that would benefit 11 crore children, adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers.

Bio-toilets installed at Victoria Memorial Hall (18:38)
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH) has installed two clusters of bio-toilets at its sprawling campus here as part of its Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan initiative, its curator said here on Wednesday.

Modi invites noted gastroenterologist to contribute to Swachhata Hi Seva (18:36) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited noted gastroenterologist and liver transplant surgeon Saumitra Rawat to be part of the Swachhata Hi Seva initiative, saying that his contribution will be instrumental in building a clean and healthy India.

Diabetes may increase fracture risk in elderly (18:28)
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Seniors with Type-2 diabetes are more likely to succumb to fractures than their peers without the condition, suggests new research.

India will work above, beyond Paris Agreement: Sushma (18:04) IANS Photo Service
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) India will work above and beyond the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said while stressing that living in harmony with nature is central to the ethos of India.

Mumbai airport main runway shut due to heavy rains (Second Lead) (17:22) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Mumbai Airport's main runway failed to open at 2 p.m. on Wedesday as work on towing out a stranded private airlines aircraft continued amid heavy rains, low visibility and strong winds, officials said here.

Adopting eco-friendly tech a challenge for cooling industry (17:20)
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) The refrigeration and air conditioning sector faces several challenges while adopting low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants, said a senior official of the business body here on Wednesday.

Complex bypass surgery revives brain dead woman (16:42)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute here successfully conducted a bypass surgery to revive a woman, who was nearly brain dead with no oxygen supply to the brain and "zero" blood pressure level for 10 minutes, the hospital said on Wednesday.

Men with wider face more likely to cheat (16:30)
Toronto, Sep 20 (IANS) Facial characteristics may reveal your attitude towards casual sex. New research has found that men with square and wide faces tend to have a higher sex drive than others, are more easy-going when it comes to casual sex and would consider being unfaithful to their partners.

Cranberries may help cut urinary tract infections (16:26)
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Doctors can prescribe cranberry products as the first line of defence against repeated urinary tract infections (UTIs), a study has found.

Over 100 cr spent for maintenance of medical devices: Nadda (16:22) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The government has spent over Rs 100 crore for maintenance of 4,560 medical devices which were not functional in various public hospitals in the country, Union Minister of Health J.P. Nadda said on Wednesday.

Alzheimer's disease looms as elderly population in India rises: Report (16:20)
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) As the Indian population ages fast, the burden of Alzheimers disease will continue to increase and put additional pressure on the limited resources available to tackle the situation, a report said.

Hurricane Maria lashes Virgin Islands, eyes Puerto Rico (15:12)
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Hurricane Maria, the powerful category-5 storm, has slammed into the US Virgin Islands lashing the archipelago with rain as Puerto Rico braced for the hurricane's expected landfall on Wednesday.

As night falls, rescue workers search for survivors of Mexico quake (15:00) IANS Photo Service
Mexico City, Sep 20 (IANS) Alberto Montes de Oca stood patiently in the shadows of a once leafy residential street in Mexico City's Del Valle neighbourhood as Red Cross workers, troops police and volunteers scrambled to find survivors buried under the rubble of a toppled building.

India prevented 1 mn child deaths since 2005: Lancet (14:46)
Toronto, Sep 20 (IANS) India has averted nearly one million deaths of children under five years of age since 2005, owing to a significant decrease in deaths from preventable diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, tetanus and measles, according to a study, led by a researcher of Indian-origin.

More Rohingya influx could lead to humanitarian catastrophe, says Bangladesh NHRC (14:30)
By Garima Tyagi IANS Photo Service
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 20 (IANS) As Bangladesh tackles the flood of Rohingya Muslims streaming into the country from Myanmar, the head of the country's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) says the situation is alarming in the camps set up for the refugees and further aggravation of the situation may lead to a "humanitarian catastrophe".

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