TANNING

  • India and Vietnam sign seven agreements to strenghten ties October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking closer ties with Vietnam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung signed seven agreements on Tuesday. "India and Vietnam have close ancient, spiritual and cultural bond. Both of us believe in maintaining peace and prosperity in the region," Modi said. India has agreed to...
  • Vietnam keen on Indian participation in oil, gas exploration October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: On the eve of its Prime Minister's visit, Vietnam on Sunday favoured greater participation by Indian companies in oil and gas exploration projects in South China Sea, a huge source of hydrocarbons, and promised to extend full security to them. Newly appointed Vietnamese Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh rejected...
  • Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to visit India October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will be on a two-day visit to India next week, the external affairs ministry said on Friday. "Prime Minister of Vietnam will be on a state visit to India from October 27-28," external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said on Friday. The spokesperson added...
  • India keen to enhance cooperation with Vietnam September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India is looking to enhance cooperation with Vietnam in defence, security and political arena as there is immense potential for bilateral engagement between the two nations, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday. The President noted that IndiaVietnam partnership has reached a "high point" and is also beneficial to ASEAN...
  • White House digs Obama's 'suit'able tan August 30, 2014

    Washington: The White House on Saturday strongly defended Barack Obama's dress sense after the president faced some online disapproval for wearing a more informal tancoloured suit at a news conference on Iran and Ukraine. It not only went viral on the social media, but Obama also faced some criticism for it...
  • Shuttler Arvind Bhat advances to New Zealand Open semis April 17, 2014

    Auckland: Recently crowned German Open Grand Prix Gold winner Arvind Bhat came out with another fantastic performance to enter the men's singles semifinal of the New Zealand Badminton Open Grand Prix here on Thursday. The fifth seeded Bhat beat Malaysian third seed Chun Seang Tan in 56 minutes to win the...
  • Vietnam back out as hosts of 2019 Asian Games April 17, 2014

    Hanoi: Vietnam quit as hosts of the 2019 Asian Games on Thursday, citing a lack of preparedness and concerns that holding the multi-sport event would not prove financially viable. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Vietnam was suffering the effects of global recession and the state was unable to foot the...
  • Owner Tan gambling with Cardiff City future December 20, 2013

    For a man who once operated Malaysia's most profitable lottery and gambling business, Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan could well be putting the side's Premier League future at stake with his controversial approach to running the organisation. Cardiff were on the brink of administration and escaped a windingup petition at the...
  • Shah Rukh Khan to Katrina Kaif: Stars caught sporting the tanned look September 11, 2013

    Bollywood A-listers might be known for doing whatever it takes - from hiring nutritionists to paying excessively on cosmetic surgeries and getting the best trainers, etc - to sport a flawless look. But flaunting their super tanned bodies doesn't seem that bad an idea! We give you a quick lowdown...
  • Malaysian billionaire plans IPO of newlypromoted Cardiff City May 24, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian billionaire Vincent Tan is exploring an IPO of U.K football team Cardiff City as early as this year, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, in a deal that would follow the team's recent promotion to the Premier League. Cardiff City would be the second Premier League...
  • Jeet Thayil's 'Narcopolis' in Man Asian shortlist January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian author Jeet Thayil's debut novel Narcopolis featured among five novels showcasing the diversity and depth of writing from Istanbul to Tokyo as the shortlist for the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize was revealed, listing distinctive and celebrated writers for the first time in a regionwide context. The shortlist,...
  • Hilary Mantel favorite to with the Man Booker 2012 October 16, 2012

    London: Judges are choosing the winner of Britain's most prestigious literary trophy from a shortlist that includes novels set in the court of King Henry VIII and the opium dens of Mumbai. Hilary Mantel is favored to win the 50,000 pound ($82,000) Booker Prize with "Bring Up the Bodies," a tale...
  • Booker Prize for 2012 to be announced today October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Man Booker Prize winner for 2012 will be announced today, as some are calling it "the book world's equivalent of Oscars night". India's Jeet Thayil is also in the running for his debut book Narcopolis, a prize worth 50,000 pounds. Indian writer Jeet Thayil's first novel 'Narcopolis',...
  • Tanning beds linked to skin cancer October 3, 2012

    Washington: Indoor tanning beds can cause nonmelanoma skin cancer, and the risk is greater the earlier one starts tanning, suggests a new scientific analysis. Indoor tanning is already an established risk factor for malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, but which is less common. Now, the new study...
  • Indian writer Jeet Thayil on Man Booker shortlist September 11, 2012

    London: Indian writer Jeet Thayil's first novel 'Narcopolis', described as a compelling tale of Mumbai's hazy world of opium addiction, has made it to the sixauthor shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2012 announced today. Apart from 53yearold Keralaborn Thayil, authors on the shortlist are Deborah Levy, Hilary Mantel, Alison Moore,...
  • Now, a tiny implant to give 3month tan August 29, 2011

    London: Want to have a tan but without using sunbeds? You can do that now, as scientists have developed a tiny chip the size of a rice grain which they say can give you a threemonth tan once implanted under the skin. Developed by Australian pharmaceutical company Clinuvel, the implant...
  • Women spend more on makeup than fitness January 29, 2011

    London: Women never change, it seems. They spend more on their looks than on their health, a new survey has revealed. According to the survey, the average bill for hair products, makeup and fake tan in a bid to look young is 336 pounds a year. Just 228 pounds is...
  • New 'seethrough' bikini to protect skin tanning May 30, 2009

    London: A tanresistant swim suit may be a solution for those who want to enjoy a sun bath without having tan lines on their skin. A costume firm has claimed to have designed a new "seethrough" bikini which allows 80 per cent sun light to pass through, filtering the harmful Ultra...
  • Skin secrets: Ban that tan this season April 22, 2009

    Summer is here and so is the problem of skin darkening. So how do you prevent uneven tanning of your skin? Staying out of the sun altogether may not be a logical option, but you can enjoy the sun sensibly with these pointers. Tanning is not all that bad Your skin darkens...
  • Rx for diabetes, heart ailments? Have a hearty laugh! April 18, 2009

    Washington: If you are a cardiac patient, a bellyful of mirth is what your doctor might prescribe for you to reduce your risk of heart attacks. Medical researcher Lee Berk and his colleagues discovered that the anticipation of "mirthful laughter" had surprising and significant effects. Two hormones, viz. betaendorphins (the family of...
  • Tanorexia, teenagers' latest addiction September 3, 2008

    Washington: More than 25 percent students of a large university are addicted to tanning, a new study has found. All the students having symptoms of tanning dependence also suffer symptoms similar to alcohol and drugaddicted individuals. The study by researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center also found those with...
  • Tanning cream may ward off skin cancer September 21, 2006

    Boston: Scientists say they have discovered a cream that may ward off skin cancer by tanning skin a golden bronze without exposure to the sun. Tests so far have been confined to mice, but researchers at the DanaFarber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital in Boston say the findings would mark...