No food, no money: conflict and chaos as South Sudan grapples with famine

The tape measure wound around the arm of two-year old Apiu tells its own story. Under the traffic light system for measuring undernutrition, green means healthy, amber is for “at risk”. Apiu is deep in the red zone: seriously malnourished. South Sudan is grappling with famine and severe hunger. Now, despite a heavy UN presence and the efforts of many of the world’s largest organisations, delivering life-saving aid is about to become more difficult. After rains failed last year across the Horn of Africa, now they have started to fall…

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10 Versatile Ways Bananas Can be Used Apart from just Eating as a Fruit

Fruits make such an inevitable part of our lives, especially because of their innumerable benefits and of course different flavours. These seasonal delights can be relished in numerous ways, with each region in the country having their own exclusive recipes. One such fruit is banana that can be used in more ways than just one. From its leaves to the stem, flower to its peels, each and every part has a different story to tell. Eating a banana itself has so many health benefits to offer; it acts as a…

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Carlsberg reinvented as icon of Danish lifestyle in Mads Mikkelsen campaign

The £15m push, created by Fold7, features the brand’s premium lager, Carlsberg Export, and aims to revive the fortunes of the brand by growing awareness of its Danish origins. The centrepiece of the campaign is a 60-second TV spot that features Mikkelsen cycle whimsically through quintessentially Danish settings, while musing on why it is that the Scandinavian nation of five million regularly tops polls of the happiest country on earth. He finally dismounts in the Carlsberg brewery in Copenhagen, where he is handed a pint of Export, poured from the…

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JNU to rename its central library as Dr B R Ambedkar Central Library

Jawaharlal Nehru University will be renaming its Central Library as Dr B R Ambedkar Central Library at a function today. JNU’s central library to be renamed after B.R Ambedkar         jawaharlal Nehru University will be renaming its Central Library as Dr B R Ambedkar Central Library at a function today. The JNU Students Union (JNUSU) had announced that it would boycott the event which HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar was expected to address through video-conference, to raise various issues faced by the students. Students to boycott the event JNUSU…

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GOG’s DRM-free Galaxy client adds features to exit beta as a legitimate Steam rival

Beta no more! Gaming desktop client GOG Galaxy is ready for prime time, and it’s adding all kinds of gamer features such as cloud saves, an in-game overlay, screenshots, and more to celebrate the milestone. Version 1.2 of GOG Galaxy is currently available to early access testers and will roll out to all users in April as it exits beta. GOG Galaxy’s most notable new addition is its cloud save feature. This allows users to save game progress to the cloud for use across multiple PCs. Even better, it works…

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Fit & Proper: Thyroid disease as a lifestyle problem

Thyroid gland disorders are fairly common in India with prevalence rates ranging from 11 per cent to 13 per cent, one of the highest globally. The country at present harbours 42 million individuals who suffer from one or more forms of thyroid disorders. Hypothyroidism, or a reduced thyroid gland function, is the most common form of thyroid disorders in India, affecting one in 10 adults. The rates of hyperthyroidism, a disorder with overfunctioning thyroid activity, vary across different regions and are relatively less common.   Iodine is essential for thyroid…

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School fret as Maha education dept calls for competency tests in April

Competency tests to assess students first language and math skills will be conducted in April for Class 1 to 8 by the state’s education department. While the department has made the test mandatory for all the boards, which it wants to be part of year-end exams, schools have complained that they go on a summer break in April and some of the CBSE, ICSE schools begin classes for the new academic year during that period. These tests are part of the Pragat Shaikshanik (Progressive in Education) Maharashtra initiative started in…

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Meghan Markle shares a series of uplifting lifestyle mantras as she hints at ‘uncertain times’ (on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration)

As well as being a successful actress and the girlfriend of one of the world’s most famous royals, she is a self-styled lifestyle blogger. And Meghan Markle has taken to her website once again to share a series of ‘quotes to live by’ – on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States. The Suits actress posted mantras from figures including Oprah Winfrey, Gandhi and Mother Teresa on her website The Tig on Friday. Scroll down for video Meghan Markle took to her website on Friday to…

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Melania Trump’s inauguration as the First Lady of fashion

As Donald Trump celebrated his inauguration day, the world’s attention naturally turned to his wife Melania Trump and her sartorial choices. From Michelle Obama to Jackie O, the First Lady of the United States inescapably becomes thrust into the fashion realm. Famously scrutinised, what they wear can not only set trends but be a powerful tool for political messaging. Melania began her inaugural image strategy with looks that are certainly interspersed with meaning. Rarely speaking herself, she chooses to let her clothes do the talking. Her polished FLOTUS makeover has…

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There is such a thing as too much fashion

Come spring 2017, Pakistan’s nascent fashion fraternity is set to get very busy and even the most avid aficionado may end up wondering that perhaps the onslaught of design is going overboard. Lawn, typically, is primed to surge into the market at full-throttle, boasting a designer name and trying to enamour a considerable clientele with the usual slew of embroidered borders, silk dupattas, sequined patches, flotsam and jetsam. Sidling into the unstitched market are also formal chiffon suits — once again, designer-created — mostly targeted towards the bling-lovin’ party-hopping woman….

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