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  • Muslim body slams Salim Khan, Salman for praising Modi 18-04-2014 02:12 PM

    The Forum for Muslim Studies and Analysis has slammed Bollywood actor Salman Khan and his father and film writer Salim Khan for praising Narendra Modi for "pure commercial gains". FMSA, a body of Aligarh Muslim University, mostly comprising muslim intellectuals, passed a resolution in Aligarh on Thursday. Reacting sharply to...
  • Young women see sexual assault as normal: US study 17-04-2014 01:21 PM

    Many girls who are sexually assaulted may not see themselves as victims, according to a new US study that found most young women do not report acts of sexual violence because they regard them as "normal". Sociologist Heather Hlavka at Marquette University, US analysed forensic interviews conducted by Children's Advocacy...
  • People perceive food that is either hard or has a rough texture to have fewer calories, study finds 17-04-2014 12:55 PM

    Washington: People perceive food that is either hard or has a rough texture to have fewer calories, researchers, including Indian-origin scientists, have found. "We studied the link between how a food feels in your mouth and the amount we eat, the types of food we choose, and how many calories...
  • If you yawn and your partner does not yawn back quickly, your relationship could be headed for trouble, study finds 28-03-2014 04:04 PM

    Does your hubby yawn a lot? This may be his way of expressing love for you but you need to yawn back to confirm that you miss him too! According to a fascinating research on chimpanzees, the contagious nature of yawns can actually reveal a lot about a relationship. If...
  • World's first academic pornography journal launched 23-03-2014 09:10 PM

    New Delhi: For those interested in knowing the culture of pornography or the nature of sexual fantasy, here comes a first-ever "dedicated" porn journal. Named as 'Porn Studies', the open-access journal is an "international, peer-reviewed journal to critically explore cultural products and services designated as pornographic", its London-based publisher Routledge...
  • Khurshid comes under fire over comments on SC, EC 13-03-2014 06:20 PM

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid's comments in London in which he is said to have questioned the role of Supreme Court and Election Commission have drawn flak in various quarters. Reacting to the issue, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said that the comments had been made out of desperation. "Khurshid's diatribe...
  • Shining B-Schools of India: Faculty of Management Studies-MRIU & Indus Business Academy 08-03-2014 09:52 PM

    In the 3rd edition of 'Shining B-Schools of India', we take a look at Faculty of Management Studies, MRIU and Indus Business Academy. ...
  • Twitter could be used to monitor HIV, drug-related behaviour: Study 02-03-2014 06:14 PM

    Los Angeles: Real-time social media like Twitter could be used to track HIV incidence and drug-related behaviours to help detect and potentially prevent outbreaks, a new study has found. The study, led by University of California Los Angeles, suggests it may be possible to predict sexual risk and drug use...
  • Lalu Prasad claims he rode cycle-rickshaw to sustain studies 28-02-2014 10:29 PM

    In a bid to score over rival Narendra Modi, RJD President Lalu Prasad on Friday claimed that besides selling tea he paddled a cycle-rickshaw during school days. "Do you know why I rode a cycle-rickshaw to Raj Bhawan today? Because I paddled a cycle-rickshaw while studying in Miller school," Prasad...
  • Karnataka MLAs defend study tour, say just Rs 70 lakh was spent 28-02-2014 09:16 AM

    Bangalore: In Karnataka, the second report of the supposed study tours of the MLAs has been released. The highlights of the tour of the MLA's to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji islands over new years eve includes details of their visits to cherry farms, juice processing, a cave of of...
  • Karnataka MLAs submit report 'study' tour of Australia and New Zealand 27-02-2014 08:07 PM

    Bangalore: A second report of the MLAs who went on a junket on public money proves to be a farce, showing up why these study tours by the MLAs only serve a luxurious holiday more than anything else. This report, by the MLAs of the committee on backward classes, who...
  • Sex is not only great for burning calories, it boosts intelligence too, Korean study finds 24-02-2014 03:07 PM

    New York: Sex not only helps decrease stress levels and burn away calories, but boosts your intelligence too! Love-making proved to greatly increase the creation of new neurons located within the hippocampus - an area of the brain that is responsible for the formation of long-term memory, say researchers. "We...
  • 'Poo-phoria' is gross but real: Passing a large stool can be compared to an orgasm, Indian doctor says 17-02-2014 12:37 PM

    Don't let this gross you out. An Indian doctor in Princeton has said 'poophoria' or a 'stool high' is the experience of passing a large stool that can feel like an orgasm. Scientifically, he explained that a large enough stool distends the rectum so it touches the vagus nerve. Princeton...
  • There goes your last hope of escaping one - researchers say crocodiles can climb trees 15-02-2014 01:50 PM

    Though the reptiles lack obvious physical features to suggest this is possible, crocodiles in fact climb trees all the way to the crowns, according to University of Tennessee researcher Vladimir Dinets. Researchers in the climbing study observed crocodiles in Australia, Africa and North America. The study documented crocodiles climbing as...
  • Shining B-Schools of India: Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, ISB&M 09-02-2014 12:13 PM

    In the 3rd edition of 'Shining B-Schools of India', we take a look at Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, Kochi and ISB&M. ...
  • Discussing movies good for marriage, says a new study 02-02-2014 01:56 PM

    New York: How frequently do you watch and discuss movies with your hubby? If you don't, you stand a higher risk of separation. A new study finds that watching and discussing movies about relationships is as effective in lowering divorce rates as other, more intensive early marriage counselling programmes. Discussing...
  • AIIMS launches unique study into vascular, cognitive disorders 30-01-2014 08:40 PM

    New Delhi: AIIMS on Thursday launched a research project called 'cohort study' in collaboration with a Dutch organisation to investigate the various factors which may accelerate vascular and cognitive disorders like stroke and Alzheimer's disease. "Stroke mortality in India is 25 times more than that from malaria. Research has shown...
  • Shining business schools of India: Faculty of management studies 26-01-2014 08:53 PM

    The Faculty of Management Studies focuses on management education more than just business management. The commitment is thought leadership with a deep understanding of business. The approach to pedagogy combines fieldwork, case studies and instrumented feedback with a strong emphasis on concepts and theory. ...
  • Blame your genes for that paunch 24-01-2014 02:13 PM

    London: Scientists have identified five new genes that play a key role in deciding the size of belly fat, paving the way to treat obesity better. A person's measure of belly fat is reflected in the ratio of waist circumference to hip circumference, and it is estimated that genetics account...
  • Fish oil can increase brain size: Study 23-01-2014 05:53 PM

    Washington: Eating more fish can give you a bigger brain and also protect against diseases such as Alzheimer's, a new study has claimed. People with higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may have larger brain volumes in old age equivalent to preserving one to two...
  • Three years on, RTE objectives yet to be achieved: HRD Ministry 22-01-2014 08:39 PM

    New Delhi: Even three years after the ambitious Right To Education (RTE) came into force, nearly 20 per cent of government schools are yet to have professionally qualified teachers, according to a study conducted by the HRD ministry. The study for 2012-13 revealed that the percentage of professionally-educated teachers in...
  • 85 richest people as wealthy as world's poorest half: Study 20-01-2014 11:44 PM

    London: The richest 85 people in the world control as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population put together, says a study conducted by Oxfam. "It is staggering that in the 21st Century, half of the world's population - that's three and a half billion people -...
  • Shining B-Schools of India: IIM, Kashipur and KJ Somaiya Institute of Management, Studies and Research 19-01-2014 05:56 PM

    In the 3rd edition of 'Shining B-Schools of India', we take a look at Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur and KJ Somaiya Institute of Management, Studies and Research. ...
  • India's only hospital for fish to open in Kochi 16-01-2014 07:39 PM

    The country's first hospital for fish has been sanctioned, and will come up shortly in Kochi, Kerala Minister for Fisheries K Babu said on Thursday. The hospital will be set up with Rs 5.6 million assistance from the central government. In a statement here Thursday, the state fisheries ministry said...
  • Dolphins 10 times stronger than human athletes: Study 16-01-2014 03:03 PM

    Washington: Dolphins routinely produce 10 times more power than the fittest human athletes do, a new study has found. The findings explain why dolphins seem to swim with ease next to boats propelled by powerful engines. Previously, it was believed that dolphins must use a trick of fluid mechanics to...
  • Azam Khan defends foreign 'study tour', says media harassing SP MLAs 16-01-2014 10:24 AM

    London: The Samajwadi Party leaders on Thursday continued to defend their study tour to Europe and senior minister Azam Khan even lashed out at the 'adverse' media coverage. He said, "Media is harassing UP MLA delegation on tour. Reports of SP ministers on shopping sprees are false." Azam Khan, heading...
  • No copyright or trademark in Yoga, pranic healing asanas, rules HC 14-01-2014 06:18 PM

    Exclusive rights over yoga and pranic exercises, which are derivatives of ancient technique of yoga in India, cannot be claimed under the Copyright Act, the Delhi High Court has held. The court made the observations while rejecting the plea of Philippines-based Institute for Inner Studies seeking to restrain some persons...
  • Karnataka MLAs return from foreign trip, other tours put on hold 09-01-2014 10:54 AM

    Bangalore: Karnataka MLAs are back after spending the New Year's Eve in New Zealand and Australia. They returned to Bangalore via Hong Kong in a trip that cost Rs 8 lakh per MLA to the government exchequer. Though the 15-day trip did not have a single official meeting, the MLAs...
  • After Karnataka, UP MLAs go on a 'study tour' to five countries 08-01-2014 09:04 AM

    Coming close on the heels of the study tour by Karnataka MLAs, it is now MLAs from Uttar Pradesh who are set to go on a government-sponsored international study tour. Over 20 MLAs are will leave on Wednesday on a tour which covers five countries in 20 days. The MLAs...
  • After Karnataka, UP MLAs go on a 'study tour' to five countries 08-01-2014 08:07 AM

    Lucknow: Coming close on the heels of the study tour by Karnataka MLAs, it is now MLAs from Uttar Pradesh who are set to go on a government-sponsored international study tour. Over 20 MLAs are will leave on Wednesday on a tour which covers five countries in 20 days. The...