Do Not Let Your Blood Pressure Go Unchecked, It May Lead to Stroke

One of the biggest challenges in curbing the increasing rate of high blood pressure cases is the inability to spot its occurrence and not taking enough preventive measure to keep the condition at bay. In most cases, hypertension is the product of a sedentary lifestyle coupled with unhealthy eating habits, poor sleep pattern, alcohol or tobacco abuse and high levels of stress and anxiety. Some symptoms for early detection include headache, chest discomfort, palpitations, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, nosebleeds and feeling numb or weak. Eating a well-balanced diet, sleeping…

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Pokemon Go Launched in India in Partnership With Reliance Jio

Pokemon Go – unarguably the most sensational mobile video game of 2016 – has finally been launched in India. Interestingly, Niantic Inc., the developer behind the augmented reality mobile game along with The Pokemon Company, has partnered with Reliance Jio to bring the game to the country. The game is now available to download via Google Play and the App Store. (Also see:  Meet India’s Pokemon Go Players Who Gotta Catch ‘Em All) As a part of this partnership, Reliance Digital Stores and company’s select partner premises in India will appear as ‘PokeStops’…

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Food for thought: The man who makes cooking videos go viral

If someone had told Jamie Bolding three years ago that he’d be earning a lot of money from making viral videos, he’d probably have quit his “proper job” a lot earlier. Jamie, who is behind a host of videos that appear on people’s Facebook newsfeeds, only lasted three weeks in an entry-level job at a drinks company, but he still thinks it was too long. “I thought I could hack a real job, but I hated that I had no say in the decision making,” says the 25-year-old founder and…

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War on Black Money: PMO, IB Officials Go Into Huddle, Security Alert to Follow

New Delhi: The Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) and his team met with top officials of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) late on Tuesday night to discuss any possible law and order fallout of the decision to demonetize 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, sources told News18. The officials apprised the PMO of likely security scenarios and a nationwide alert could be issued soon, sources said. Even before Prime Minister Narendra Modi finished his nationally televised speech this evening, there were long queues at ATMs across the country. Network18 reporters fanning…

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Education and ‘barbarism’ can’t go together: Geelani to Sinha-led delegation

Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday said examinations cannot be held in the prevailing situation in Kashmir, arguing “if the authorities are really concerned about education, they should release all people including students and withdraw cases against them to help in creating a conducive and peaceful atmosphere.” A Hurriyat (G) spokesperson said Geelani was interacting with the visiting delegation from New Delhi which called on him at his Hyderpora residence this morning. “The delegation stressed upon the issue of education and were of the opinion that…

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Nissan starts selling made in India Datsun GO+ in South Africa

Japanese auto maker Nissan today said it has started selling of India-made entry level multi-purpose vehicle Datsun GO+ in South Africa. “Sales of the Datsun GO+, produced at the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Oragadam near Chennai, began on August 31, 2016 in South Africa,” Nissan India said in a statement. Commenting on the development, Nissan India Operations President Guillaume Sicard said: “Following on the success of the India-built Datsun GO’s launch into the small car segment in South Africa, the GO+ is another example of our Make in India models…

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Thailand Plans No-Go Zones For Pokemon Go

BANGKOK:  Thailand will make places such as the Royal Palace grounds, Buddhist temples and hospitals off limits to players of Nintendo Co Ltd’s wildly popular augmented reality game Pokemon Go, the Thai telecoms regulator said on Tuesday. The measures come after the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) met with five telecoms operators to discuss safety measures and the preservation of landmarks, Takorn Tantasith, secretary general of the NBTC, told a news conference. The five operators are Advanced Info Service Pcl, Total Access Communication Pcl, True Corp and two state…

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Narsingh Yadav A Victim Of Sabotage, Says Anti-Doping Agency; Will Go To Rio

HIGHLIGHTS 1Narsingh Yadav a victim of sabotage, says National Anti-Doping Agency 2Narsingh had failed two dope tests 3The wrestling federation had named Parveen Rana as Narsingh’s replacement Narsingh Yadav’s Olympic dreams are alive and kicking. The National Anti-Doping Agency, on Monday, gave the dope-tainted wrestler a clean chit to participate in the 74 kg freestyle category at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. Narsingh had returned positive for methandienone – a banned anabolic steroid, following which the wrestler cried foul, claiming that the entire episode was a conspiracy against him….

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Flipkart Confirms Lay-Offs, Says It Will Ask Under-Performers To Go

HIGHLIGHTS India’s largest e-commerce firm announces lay offs No comment on how many people will be asked to go Asking under-performers to go is not uncommon: Flipkart Days after revealing that it’s buying fashion site Jabong for $70 million, Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce company, has announced lay-offs. Without commenting on how many people it will pink slip, a company statement said that it is asking under-performers to leave. “Employees who do not meet the performance bar…are encouraged to seek opportunities outside the company where their skills can be better utilized,”…

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World Environment Day 2016: 5 of Your Favourite Foods Predicted to Go Extinct

            World Environment Day (WED) is one of the greatest annual events celebrated across the globe on 5th June. The objective of the event is to raise awareness about the leading issue of the sustainability of our environment. It was initiated in 1973 by the United Nations General Assembly and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to address colossal issues like global warming, deforestation and food shortages among many others. On World Environment Day, let’s awaken our conscience. With every passing year, the environment is getting…

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