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  • A toy that lets newborns take selfies, post them online November 6, 2014

    London: Your baby could post his or her first selfie with the help of this device. Called The New Born Fame, the stuffed toy looks like a mobile dangling over a baby's crib but it lets the newborn post pictures and videos online. Some of the apps attached to the mobile are...
  • Australian Radio station prank leads to nurse's death, donates USD 550,000 to her family September 13, 2014

    Melbourne: An Australian radio station, which aired a prank on an Indiaborn nurse who later took her life after the broadcast of the prank, has donated USD 550,000 to her family to help them rebuild their lives. Southern Cross Austereo said it was donating the money to a trust fund...
  • ETV reporter Rifat Abdullah saves 300 lives while reporting on Jammu floods September 12, 2014

    More than one lakh two thousand people have been rescued in the floodhit Jammu and Kashmir. Concerns mount over potential spread of waterborne diseases. ETV's reporter Rifat Abdullah saves 300 lives while reporting in the flood ravaged valley. ...
  • Modi has promised all help to prevent diseases: J&K CM Omar September 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Heavy rainfall and flooding in Jammu and Kashmir have led to a spurt in waterborne diseases. Expressing concern over the situation, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday listed the steps that his government is taking to combat the diseases. "The threat of disease is a genuine one. It is very...
  • Monsoon leads to spurt in waterborne diseases in Mumbai August 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Though the monsoon brings cheers by filling up parched lakes and dams and boosting up farming, it also leads to a spurt in waterborne diseases, say experts. Dr Sanjiv Badhwar, ENT specialist at Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital says, "In rainy season, we find increased number of patients with upper...
  • West Bengal: Seven infant deaths at Malda hospital in 24 hours July 12, 2014

    Malda: In yet another instance exposing the laxity of state government in medical care, seven infants lost their life soon after their birth at West Bengal's Malda Medical College & Hospital. All the deaths took place in the past 24 hours. Hospital deputy superintendent Jyotish Das said the infants were aged...
  • Bikeborne rob cash worth Rs 8 lakh from vegetable trader outside local bank July 8, 2014

    A vegetable trader was on Monday allegedly robbed of Rs 8 lakh by two bikeborne youths in front of a local bank in Kanpur's Mall road area, police said. The incident took place when Nikhil Arora, hailing from Punjab, was coming out of the bank with the cash inside a bag,...
  • Cesarean section may cause epigenetic changes July 5, 2014

    London: Researchers have found that the mode of delivery could make an imprint in the stem cells of the newborn infant. The finding may help explain why individuals born by cesarean section statistically have an increased risk of immunological diseases, researchers said. "The biological mechanisms predisposing a foetus or a...
  • West Bengal: Eight new born babies die in 24 hours in Purulia June 28, 2014

    Purulia: Eight new born babies died at the Deben Mahato Sadar Hospital in West Bengal's Purulia district in the last 24 hours. Hospital superintendent Nilanjana Sen said the babies were either one or twodays old. While five of them were underweight, two were suffering from respiratory problems and one died...
  • Indiaborn scientist named winner of 2014 World Food Prize June 19, 2014

    Washington: Indiaborn plant scientist Sanjaya Rajaram has been named the winner of the USD 250,000 World Food Prize for his contribution in increasing global wheat production by more than 200 million tonnes in the years following the Green Revolution. Rajaram's breakthrough achievement in successfully crossbreeding winter and spring wheat varieties, which...
  • Is this the best Mother's Day gift ever? Identical twin girls born holding hands in the US, make every one in the OR cry May 12, 2014

    Ohio: A rare set of 'mono mono' twins in the US were born holding hands, the News Day said in this report. Mono mono, or monoamniotic twins are rare and share the same amniotic sac and placenta. They were born on Friday at the Akron General Medical Center and when doctors...
  • South Africa's ruling ANC takes lead in election May 9, 2014

    Pretoria: The ruling African National Congress (ANC) took a clear lead on Thursday in South Africa's first "Born Free" election, featuring voters with no memory of the whiteminority rule that ended in 1994. Election officials said they were investigating a shooting death in rural KwaZuluNatal, the home of President Jacob Zuma....
  • South Africans vote in first 'Born Free' election May 7, 2014

    Johannesburg: South Africans voted in the first "Born Free" election on Wednesday, with the image of the ruling African National Congress as conqueror of apartheid likely to appeal even to those with no memory of whiteminority rule. Voters young and old wrapped up against the early winter chill to stand in...
  • Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run' manuscript to be auctioned November 29, 2013

    Los Angeles: The manuscript of rocker Bruce Springsteen's 1975 hit 'Born to Run' is set to go under hammer at an auction next month. The manuscript has a presale estimate of USD 70,000 to USD 100,000, according to auction house Sotheby's, reported Ace Showbiz. The document used to be in the...
  • Indiaborn investor Suhail Rizvi gains big from Twitter IPO, rakes in $3.8 bn November 8, 2013

    New York: Suhail Rizvi, an enigmatic Indiaborn investor, has emerged as one of the biggest gainers from Twitter's highprofile public debut with his 15.6 per cent stake in the microblogging site worth a whopping $3.8 billion. Rizvi is the "nonboldface name of the moment", a report in the New York...
  • Kollam: 20yearold mother kills new born baby from her illicit relationship September 24, 2013

    A new born baby girl was suffocated to death reportedly by her mother at Kulathupuzha in Kollam district, police said on Tuesday. The baby's 20yearold mother has been taken into custody in connection with the incident, police said. Police said preliminary investigation revealed the woman delivered the baby at the residence...
  • DNA tests ordered to ascertain parentage of two newborns in Puducherry August 24, 2013

    The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry has decided to conduct DNA tests on two new born boys, delivered on the same day in a ward following confusion on their parentage, created by the negligent hospital staff. The alleged negligence by the staff on duty in the maternity wing...
  • Congress leader announces cash prize for newborn girls on Rajiv Gandhi's birthday August 21, 2013

    Celebrating the 69th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in his own way, a local Congress leader announced a gift of Rs 2,500 each to the girl babies born in the district on Tuesday. Joseph Louis, TNCC member and son of former MP from the district AGL Adaikalaraj,...
  • Gujarat: Congress to gift Rs 1,001 to babies born on Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary August 20, 2013

    The district Congress unit has decided to offer monetary gift to babies born on Tuesday in the city, on the 69th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The babies born today would be presented Rs 1,001 cash by Vadodara district Congress committee president Vinubhai J Patel. "I have extended an...
  • Newborn baby boy dumped near a garbage bin August 16, 2013

    A newborn baby boy was found abandoned near a garbage bin in a town near Madurai on Thursday. The infant, wrapped in a shawl and put in a textile shop bag, was noticed by a roadside shopowner at Sandhai Thidal near Thirubhuvanam on hearing the child's cries, police said. He handed...
  • Watch: Experts prediction on the royal baby looks July 23, 2013

    After months of betting on the gender of the royal baby, now rumours are rife about what the royal baby looks like. A baby boy was born to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St Mary's Hospital in London on July 22, 2013. ...
  • Watch: People celebrate the birth of royal baby July 23, 2013

    A baby boy was born to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St Mary's Hospital in London on July 22, 2013. ...
  • Mumbai: Heavy rains throw life out of gear for the second day July 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai and adjoining areas for the second day on Friday, impacting movement of suburban trains and vehicular traffic and throwing normal life out of gear. Mumbai suburban railway, the city's lifeline, was in disarray with water overtopping the tracks at several places on the...
  • Dia Mirza: Never been crushed by the industry's perception July 11, 2013

    Macau: She was a teenager when she won the coveted Miss Asia Pacific title in 2000 and, since then, Dia Mirza has been smiling away as an actor, social worker and now, as a producer. But she is glad that she has been able to evade the "pretense" which often...
  • Mumbai: People forced to drink dirty, impure water July 10, 2013

    Mumbai: While it is the rainy season, residents of Mumbai continue to face shortage of drinking water. Several areas are getting impure and dirty water which is resulting in a large number of people falling sick. While the BMC has failed to take action, many people are using social media...
  • Maharashtra drought: People forced to drink dirty water April 5, 2013

    Mumbai: As Maharashtra faces one of its worst droughts in four decades and is facing acute shortage of drinking water, the people living in the affected areas are forced to consume polluted water. The use of polluted and dirty water has led to several waterborne diseases in the area. In...
  • US: Indiaborn Attorney Preet Bharara in spotlight April 3, 2013

    New York: Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara has proven adept with the media, landing on the cover of Time magazine and being named the latest "Sheriff of Wall Street" by the financial press. The chief federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York was back in the limelight on...
  • UK: India-born football fan bashed up in racist attack March 17, 2013

    London: A 56-year-old India-born football fan was beaten up badly by seven men and punched in the face and head more than 18 times on a packed tram in UK, as 200 onlookers did nothing to save him from the racist attackers. Prakash Patel, a bank officer, was travelling home along...
  • Lady Gaga to undergo hip surgery, cancels tour February 15, 2013

    Los Angeles: Popstar Lady Gaga has cancelled the rest of the tours of the 'Born This Way Ball' as she undergoes surgery for a hip injury. The singer had previously postponed shows in Chicago, Detroit and Ontario because of the problem but she is now forced to cancel the rest...
  • Thane: Newborn baby girl found abandoned January 21, 2013

    Thane: A newlyborn girl was found abandoned in the city's Vartak Nagar locality in the early hours on Monday, police said. Some of the people who had come out for a morning walk, found the abandoned baby lying on the ground of a Firing Range around 6.30 am and later informed...