2.5 Million Deaths In India From Lifestyle Diseases Linked To Pollution: Study

In 2015, 2.5 million of 10.3 million deaths in India due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are linked to pollution, according to a global study.   Pollution caused nine million deaths or 16% of global mortality–three times more deaths than from Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis, and malaria combined–in 2015, the study, Commission on pollution and health published in the Lancet, found.   Rising air pollution in a metropolis such as Delhi and smaller cities such as Ranchi are leading to rising incidences of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cancer, diabetes and other pollution-related ailments, the study…

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A food carnival in the city

The 10th edition of the Kovai Vizha has something for everyone, especially the foodies. The Taste of Coimbatore, a food carnival organised by the Coimbatore District Hoteliers Association, is making a comeback after seven years. All the top restaurants, hotels and caterers in the city are coming together with their creations at the VOC Park. Apart from the food, visitors can also enjoy music and dance performances. Meat lovers can look forward to the eight stalls specialising in Biriyani: Ambur Star, Angannan, Kovai, Venu, Abhitha, HMR, Best and Rowthar Kitchen….

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HTC to Launch Limited Number of Smartphones in 2018: Report

HIGHLIGHTS HTC has struggled to make a comeback in the smartphone market The HTC U12 might also be launched sometime in 2018 HTC has posted a loss for all three quarters of 2017 HTC has been going through a rough patch for the past few years, thanks to slumping smartphone sales. According to a report, HTC is now expected to limit its frequency of smartphone releases for 2018. Additionally, the Taiwanese manufacturer is reportedly also planning to release a cheaper, mid-range version of the HTC U11+ in January 2018. A report by Digitimes claims that…

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12 Style And Fashion Trends On Our Radar In 2018

Because we’re always looking to stay on top of the newest, coolest, weirdest and most interesting trends, we’ve already got our eyes on the style trends that’ll dominate fashion headlines in 2018. Though 2017 introduced us to some cool and flirty trends ― like paper bag waist pants and couch florals ― we’re eagerly awaiting what fun and fashionable things we can look forward to seeing on clothing racks in 2018. Anthropologie Berets were the “it” topper for fall runways in 2017, and it looks like it’s on the upswing for next year, too. And…

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Americans more concerned about health care than taxes in 2018

A mom and her children visit their pediatrician. Photo: Dominick Reuter / AFP via Getty Almost half of Americans in a new Associated Press-NORC poll say health care is their top concern going into 2018. Health care outpaced other issues, like taxes, immigration and climate change, by more than 15 percentage points. Why it matters: Congress and President Trump rushed to pass an overhaul of the tax system after failing to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Although Republicans may not spend more political capital on health care next year, the issue won’t go away as the public…

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King-size lifestyle of residents contradicts slump in market

City-based industrialists cry for business but when it comes to enjoying vacations, they never miss any opportunity. An i-stock image Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, December 26 The business community in the city always cries for slump in the market. Their concerns are — there is no work in the market, exports are hit and payments are a real problem — among hosts of other issues.But as far as living life in a style is concerned, there is absolutely no compromise. If travel agents in the city are to…

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New Business Opportunity In VR Fashion [Infographic]

Earlier this week a new virtual reality platform was announced that will be making waves in the virtual fashion market. Users will be able to take clothing that they have made in graphics software and sell them in a new marketplace for people to put on their avatars. What that means is people will be able to dress their characters inside certain computer games and environments with fashions that they buy in this new marketplace. The Opportunity The world leading Social VR platform, Sansar, is launching a fashion market for…

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Honor 7X Out of Stock Within Seconds in First Sale in India, Huawei Claims

HIGHLIGHTS Honor 7X is exclusively available via Amazon India It will next go on sale on December 14 Registrations for next week’s sale have opened Honor 7X, the new affordable smartphone competing against the popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Mi A1, went out of stock within seconds of becoming available in India in the first sale, parent company Huawei has claimed. The smartphone is sold exclusively on Amazon India, and features a 5.93-inch full-HD display with 18:9 aspect ratio, dual rear cameras and a 3340mAh battery. The company said Honor 7X will next go on sale…

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All 3 iPhone Models in 2018 to Have Bigger Batteries: KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo

HIGHLIGHTS The batteries will be L-shaped, much like the iPhone X Battery is expected to increase by 10 percent in the 2018 iPhone models An increase of an hour or two is expected Rumours for the 2018 iPhone variants are already afloat and reputed iPhone analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, in his latest investor note, writes that Apple is planning to increase battery capacity for next year’s iPhones by borrowing the L-shaped battery unit last seen on the iPhone X. This development comes as a whiff of fresh air for iPhone users. Kuo predicts…

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Meet the People, Trends, and Items That Will Rule Fashion in 2018

Photographed by Corey Tenold If we’ve learned anything from 2017’s wild and wacky fashion, it’s to expect the unexpected. Austere minimalism went out the window in favor of a magpie-like love of glitz, glamour, and granny-chic style. Artists outpaced musicians as the coolest collaborators. And a new crop of models brought their outsize personalities to the catwalks in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. Even in this time of change, we’re putting our money on nine trends that will dominate fashion in 2018. And if they don’t, well, don’t worry—we’ll…

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