Here’s What You Need to Know About VK Sasikala’s ‘VIP’ Lifestyle in Jail

Sasikala was convicted by the Supreme Court in the 21-year-old disproportionate assets case. The interim AIADMK general secretary, a close aide of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, was named in the Rs 66 crore corruption case along with the latter and is barred from contesting for elections for 10 years. File image of VK Sasikala. (Image: PTI) New Delhi: After major controversy over AIADMK leader VK Sasikala having paid bribes and getting VIP treatment in the Bengaluru prison, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah has ordered an inquiry into allegations made by…

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AICTE makes yoga mandatory for students to earn an engineering degree

AICTE makes yoga mandatory for students to earn an engineering degree Students studying in engineering colleges and technical institutions will now have to practice yoga as AICTE has made it mandatory in order to obtain their engineering degree. They will have to participate in yoga or sports or any other extra-curricular activities to get a degree. Representative image Students studying in engineering colleges and technical institutions will now have to practice yoga as All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has made it mandatory in order to obtain their engineering…

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Harmful Chemicals and Plastic Matter in Food Linked to Risk of Chronic Diseases in Men

Do you usually consume foods packed in plastic? Experts now suggest that potentially harmful chemicals found in plastic products, such as phthalates, may pose severe threat to human health. Researchers at the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute joined hands to investigate the presence of harmful chemicals in around 1500 male participants. The urine samples of close to 99.6% of the participants contained phthalates. Traces of phthalates in human body have often been linked to triggering a range of ailments. “We found that the prevalence of cardiovascular disease,…

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Improved Vaccination Rates Would Fall Victim to Senate Health Cuts

Passage of the Senate’s health care bill, as proposed, would risk eroding national health in one little-discussed way, according to medical experts: It would eliminate cash that pays for vaccines to protect the most vulnerable among us from diseases like mumps, measles or the flu. Former Pres. Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) currently requires new health insurance plans to cover federally recommended vaccines for adults and children, without making patients share the costs through co-pays or deductibles—a “first dollar” coverage mandate meant to help Americans overcome the financial obstacle…

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Lack of Sleep May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

Given our busy and chaotic lives, as many as one in three people have trouble sleeping – either they are not getting enough sleep, or suffer disturbed sleep or in some cases, it’s a combination of both. Whatever be the situation or the reason, lack of sleep can play havoc with your physical as well as mental health. It can make you forgetful, tempt you to overeat, cause lethargy and raise your blood pressure. A new study, published in the journal Neurology, shows that poor sleep may also have some serious consequences…

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Say hello to sexy legs

There are hardly any body parts left in the world of contouring! According to make-up professional Meghna Butani, the latest trend is to sculpt your legs with make-up. She says, “This trend isn’t just about applying a highlighter or a bronzer on your thighs or legs to make them look sexy. It’s a full on, detailed layer of make-up done to attain super gorgeous limbs.” Similar to face contouring, Instagrammers are using self-tanners, bronzers and highlighters to chisel their legs. The result? The contouring creates the impression of thinner legs,…

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How to Make Crisp Tandoori Rotis at Home Without a Tandoor

Rotis make an indispensable part of any Indian household. You would agree, we are all fixated to these round flatbreads and our meals don’t culminate till we have one. Since years unknown Indians have also been quintessentially consuming one of the most popular variety of flatbreads called Tandoori Roti. This roti may not be as fancy as Khamiri or Roomali but is simply cooked in a cylindrical clay oven called tandoor and not our usual tawa. Popular in India, Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Tandoori Rotis are typically enjoyed with delectable non-vegetarian dishes. But did you know, you could easily…

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This 15-year-old cracks IIT JEE Advanced 2017, wants to run a start-up dealing in robotics

While at the age of 15, most students appear for their class 10 examination, 15-year-old Abhay Agrawal from Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad has cracked the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced 2017 and scored 2467 All India Rank. He secured a seat in mechanical engineering at IIT-BHU. “I took admission in a coaching class in my city. Some people discouraged me but that motivated me to study hard,” Abhay said. As per a TOI report, vice-chairman of IIT-JEE Kanpur zone Prof Shalabh, along with other staffers, were surprised when they checked Agarwal’s documents….

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Sailfish OS for Sony Xperia X to be available for testing this month

A few months after Jolla and Sony announced their plans to bring Sailfish OS to Xperia devices, Jolla has given more details regarding the project and its progress. Among the key takeaways from Jolla’s blog post on the matter is that first deliveries will begin sometime this month. What that means is, an initial batch of community members will be able to test Sailfish OS on the Xperia X a few weeks from now. The Cbeta group, which Jolla says is their closest community development group, will get to test the software first. The…

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Nagaland Food: A Beginner’s Guide to this Northeast Indian Cuisine

When it comes to food, there are so many endearing qualities about the Nagas. And I particularly love my Naga friends for many culinary reasons. In their company, one gets to eat really yummy food. Nagas are hospitable and they are known for their large heartedness. Land up in any Naga home – back in Nagaland or, in any metro cities where they are increasingly making a presence, they will manifest their hospitality on the table so much so that it’s hard to resist not over eating. They can cook a…

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