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Need to promote electric vehicles: Gadkari (23:36)
Nagpur, May 26 (IANS) Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that electric vehicles need to be promoted in order to cut down expenses incurred on crude oil imports.

Inter-state kidney racket busted in Delhi, four held (22:46)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Four persons, including a woman, members of an inter-state kidney racket, have been arrested here, the police said on Friday.

Trapped in well for 48 hours, bear dies, cubs serious  (22:18)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A female sloth bear, suspected to have stuck in an open dry well in Karnataka for 48 hours, died while her two cubs are in a serious condition, officials said on Friday.

Parents of infant suffering from rare liver disorder seeks help (21:56)
Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) Parents of a one-and-half-year-old child, who is suffering from a rare liver disorder, are seeking to raise Rs 25 lakh through a crowd funding platform, for transplant.

Climate, trade, security, migration to figure in tough G7 summit (Second Lead) (21:28)
Taormina (Italy), May 26 (IANS/AKI) Officials expect tough talks at the G7 summit in Sicily on Friday and Saturday between US President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world's wealthiest nations on a raft of issues from climate and trade to security, migration, North Korea and Russia.

Delhi sizzles at 44 degrees C; respite likely on Saturday (Lead) (20:48)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) It was a hot Friday in the national capital as the mercury soared to 44 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, the Met Office said.

Lightning strike kills six people in Bengal (20:48) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Six people were killed in lightning in three West Bengal districts on Friday evening as a thunderstorm swept across the state's north-western part triggering rain, police said.

Centre modifies rules to end cattle slaughter (20:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Union Environment Ministry on Friday modified the animal cruelty rules, making it mandatory to ensure the cattle are not bought or sold with a purpose of slaughtering.

Ghana to commemorate World No Tobacco Day (19:44)
Accra, May 26 (IANS/MAP) Ghana will join the rest of the world to commemorate World No Tobacco Day on May 31 under the Theme "Tobacco, A Threat to Development".

Designer viruses may help fight cancer (19:32)
London, May 26 (IANS) Researchers have created artificial designer viruses that can stimulate the immune system to specifically combat cancer cells.

Exposure to diesel pollution may damage your heart (18:42)
London, May 26 (IANS) People exposed to particulate matter (PM) emitted mainly from diesel used in vehicles may be at greater risk of developing heart attack, heart failure and death, researchers warned.

IVF babies as smart as naturally conceived kids (18:00)
London, May 26 (IANS) Although artificially conceived babies have a higher risk of being born prematurely, they may be just as smart as those born after natural conception, says a study,

PM lays foundation of third IARI on Assam-Arunachal border (17:02) IANS Photo Service
Gogamukh (Assam), May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone of the third Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) here in Assam.

Zika virus infections could cause eye diseases: Study (16:14)
New York, May 26 (IANS) Zika virus infection may cause lasting eye diseases and may be thus posing a wider threat in human pregnancies than previously thought, scientists have found.

Grey matter density increases during adolescence: Study (16:14)
New York, May 26 (IANS) While grey matter volume generally decrease with age, its density actually increases during adolescence, new research has found.

Long associated with coal, NTPC seen as key to clean energy thrust (16:00)
By Vishal Gulati
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The state-owned conglomerate NTPC Ltd -- long associated with coal-fired power generation -- is poised to facilitate India's bid to achieve its ambitious national renewable energy targets. This, at a time overseas investors are seeking more opportunities in the country's renewable projects.

Men may have worse chemotherapy-induced heart condition (14:38)
London, May 26 (IANS) Men undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatment are more likely to have worse heart muscle disease as compared to women, according to a research.

Solar juggernaut to keep rolling despite higher taxes (14:36)
By Soumya Sarkar IANS Photo Service
The government's surprise announcement that solar photovoltaic cells and modules will attract a levy of 18 per cent under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime that comes into force on July 1 caught the industry unawares, but experts said it was unlikely to have any lasting impact on the rapid growth of India's solar energy sector.

Bouldering may treat depression (14:34)
New York, May 26 (IANS) Besides building muscles and endurance, bouldering, which involves climbing rocks or walls to a moderate height without ropes or a harness, may also treat symptoms of depression, suggests new research.

Preeclampsia may up stroke risk by 6 times (13:26)
New York, May 26 (IANS) One in ten pregnant women, who suffer preeclampsia -- characterised by high blood pressure, swollen feet, ankles and face and severe headaches -- may be six times more at risk of suffering a stroke during or after childbirth, researchers said.

Climate fragility and terror - risks as well as opportunities (12:54)
By Florian Krampe
In a recent article for New Security Beat, Colin Walch made the case that the abandonment of some communities in Mali to deal with climate change on their own has created "fertile ground" for jihadist recruitment.

NASA reveals new mode of ice loss in Greenland (12:02)
Washington, May 26 (IANS) A new NASA study has revealed a new mode of ice loss in Greenland that may increase the potential for sustained loss of mass as the climate continues to warm up, with implications for the future rate of sea level rise.

6 killed in Sri Lanka landslides (11:24)
Colombo, May 26 (IANS) At least six people were killed and several others reported missing on Friday due to landslides in two different areas in Sri Lanka's Kalutara district following heavy rainfall, police said.

Modi inaugurates India's longest river bridge in Assam (Lead) (11:16) IANS Photo Service
Dibrugarh, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated India's longest river bridge here in Assam.

Modi arrives in Assam (10:48) IANS Photo Service
Dibrugarh, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived here in Assam. He will inaugurate the longest river bridge in India.

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