Fitbit Alta HR review: The best fitness tracker for most people

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The best activity tracker is the one you’ll actually wear every day, otherwise there’s no point in buying one at all. Fitbit’s new $150 Alta HR is the one most people would wear not just every day, but all night—and that’s worth every penny. At a glance, the Alta HR looks identical to its predecessor, last year’s original Alta. It’s a slim bracelet with an OLED screen that wakes to show the time when you raise your wrist and responds to…

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18-year-old appears for Class 12 board examination along with mom and dad

Here’s the inspiring story of  West Bengal family who goes back to school and appears for Class 12 board examination in the state. 18-year-old appears for Class 12 board examination along with mom and dad           Someone had said it right, that there is no age to complete your education and it’s never too late to go back to school. Here is an inspiring story of a West Bengal family who had appeared for this year’s board examination together. Biplab Mondal, who is a student of…

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LAUNCH DAY! BIGGEST NAMES IN FASHION TIED UP IN KNOTS FOR ELEPHANTS

In September Save the Elephants launched a global social media campaign to raise money for the Elephant Crisis Fund called #KnotOnMyPlanet. We co-founded the Elephant Crisis Fund with the Wildlife Conservation Network to support the most innovative and urgent actions by a coalition of organisations dedicated to ending elephant poaching. To date we’ve supported 40 partners in more than 100 projects and have had some great successes, but big challenges remain. In partnership with leaders across the fashion industry, the Clinton Global Initiative, and Tiffany &Co, we have launched the #KnotOnMyPlanet campaign in homage to one of the…

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A hotspot for health care

Contours of a booming industry: The health tourism market is booming in Turkey with the number of medical tourists travelling there for plastic surgery, hair transplants, nose surgeries and organ transplants doubling in the past two years. Clients, predominantly from Arab and European countries, often come in tour groups. Turkey’s Health Ministry is looking to boost the numbers of medical tourists to two million and eyeing a revenue target of $20 billion by 2023 by introducing tax-free health-care zones targeted at foreign patients. Picture shows a patient being prepared for…

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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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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X Launch Set for Wednesday

Xiaomi is set to take the covers off the Redmi Note 4X, a Redmi Note 4 variant that it has teased on Weibo. The company announced on the Chinese social media website that it will launch the Redmi Note 4X smartphone on Wednesday, February 8; Xiaomi will also announce details about the pricing of the smartphone at the event as well. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X will go on sale in China on February 14, Valentine’s Day. The Redmi Note 4X teaser was shared by Xiaomi on its official Weibo…

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Reliance Jio Effect: BSNL Halves Unlimited Calls Rental for Landlines to Rs. 49 a Month for New Subscribers

State-run telecom operator BSNL on Monday halved the monthly rental for unlimited calling from landline to any network on Sundays and night hours to Rs. 49 from Rs. 99. “To attract new customers to experience wireline services, BSNL launched a very cost effective and affordable promotional landline voice plan ‘Experience LL 49’,” BSNL said in a statement. Under this plan, a fixed monthly charge of Rs. 49 is applicable for the first six months and after that, the customer shall be charged as per the general plan of the respective…

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London’s Art And Fashion Afternoon Teas for 2017

Most hotels in London offer afternoon tea as do many restaurants and cafes. For something different, it’s fun to try a themed afternoon tea and what better subjects than art and fashion. The Rosewood London, near Holborn station, has just launched an “art” tea created by Executive Pastry Chef, Mark Perkins. In Knightsbridge, the Berkeley Hotel ties in with the new fashion season to offer its popular Prêt-à-Portea “fashion” tea. Rosewood London’s afternoon tea includes the traditional items of crustless sandwiches with various fillings; smoked salmon, ham and Comté cheese, coronation chicken, avocado and tomatoes and egg salad,…

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Milind Soman unveils active lifestyle brand for women, Deivee

Actor, model and fitness evangelist Milind Soman on Friday unveiled his latest offering for Indian women, an active lifestyle brand called Deivee. Deivee pronounced as ‘Devi’ means goddess and aspires to help women connect with the goddess within her. Deivee is an active lifestyle brand with a range of specialised clothing for various activities such as running, walking, Yoga, swimming and gym wear Milind Soman has always been at the forefront of women’s fitness and has spearheaded the Pinkathon initiative for years. This is his way of aiding Indian women…

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Sign Up for Health Care Coverage? ‘Absolutely,’ Experts Say

THE final deadline for enrolling in health insurance for 2017 under the Affordable Care Act is on Tuesday. But with so much turmoil and uncertainty surrounding the law’s future, should consumers bother to shop for coverage? Yes, say policy experts and consumer advocates. Health plans — and subsidies to help low-income consumers pay for premiums — are in place for this year. Healthcare.gov and the state-based insurance marketplaces are open for business, for consumers who do not have job-based coverage and are seeking individual policies. “They absolutely should sign up,”…

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