Authorities promise ease of restrictions, food for Kashmir ahead of Eid

Authorities enforcing a strict curfew in Kashmir promised easing of restrictions on Sunday and essential supplies for an Islamic festival, as the divided Himalayan region remained in a lockdown after India’s decision to strip it of its constitutional autonomy. Pakistan said that with the support of China, it will take up India’s unilateral actions in Kashmir with the U.N. Security Council and may approach the U.N. Human Rights Commission over what it says is the genocide of the Kashmiri people. Kashmir is claimed in its entirety by both India and…

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Trump calls for mental health reform after shootings — but his policies threaten coverage

President Donald Trump on Monday called for reforms to the nation’s mental health laws after back-to-back shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohioover the weekend killed at least 31 people. “We must reform our mental health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence,” Trump said in an address to the nation from the White House on Monday. “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun.”   But Trump’s critics and health policy experts say moves out of the White House have made and will make it more…

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Mortgage applications fall for third straight week, despite lower interest rates

nterest rates were much higher back then. Overall volume for mortgage applications fell 1.4% last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. Volume was still 35% higher than a year ago, when interest rates were significantly higher.   Homebuyers, or lack thereof, drove demand lower. Mortgage applications to purchase a home fell 3% for the week but were 6% higher than a year ago. The shift may be less about rates and more about what kind of homes are for sale and at…

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On health care, there are 3 types of Democrats running for president

CNN hosted the first night of the second 2020 Democratic primary debate at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on July 30, 2019. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images The 2020 presidential candidates at the opening night of the second Democratic primary debate fell into three buckets on health care, the top issue for Democratic voters so far. In an intricate and often confusing section of the debate, with candidates jockeying to define what “Medicare-for-all” even means, the first 30 minutes of the debate brought some clarity. There are essentially three perspectives from Democrats: 1) the ones who want to…

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Will Travel For Food: Anders Schønnemann

Anders Schønnemann  GLEN PROEBSTEL Danish photographer Anders Schønnemann captures beautiful photos of food around the globe (with am emphasis on the Nordics) and has worked with brands like West Elm and Mandarin Oriental to present us with appetizing lifestyle photos. Over the years he’s traveled far and wide for work and pleasure, sampling some of the best restaurants, so I had to ask him which place he is fondest of when it comes to dining. Here’s where he likes to travel for food.   Destination: New York What flavors/spices/textures define the cuisine of this…

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AAP using education system for politics: BJP

NEW DELHI: Citing a ‘circular’ purportedly issued by the Delhi government, the opposition-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress-on Friday alleged that the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is asking parents about their political choices ahead of Assembly elections. However, the AAP termed the letter as ‘fake’ and said it was an attempt to derail the education reforms being carried out by the AAP government. A delegation led by Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari also met the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday on the issue and demanded cancellation of three…

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Scott Morrison pledges $2.8m for school-based mental health program

 Scott Morrison promised $42m on mental health initiatives for young and Indigenous Australians in the election campaign. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP Scott Morrison will announce $2.8m for a school-based mental health program on Tuesday, after pledging during the election to “break the curse” of youth suicide. The funding commitment to preventative service batyr Australia, which was developed by a university student suffering mental ill-health, will allow the program to expand its online footprint. Ahead of the announcement in Sydney, Morrison said the innovative approach of batyr focused on early intervention by…

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Wings Lifestyle launches Wings touch in India for Rs 3,999

Wings Lifestyle has launched it’s first touch-enabled truly wireless earbuds in India called Wings Touch. The company has launched the Wings touch for Rs 3,999 in India. It uses intuitive touch controls to adjust volume, answer calls, change songs and use Siri and Google using touch. This helps in completing all actions without holding the smartphone. Each earbud offers 5 to 6 hours of play music on a single charge considerably more than the 2 to 3 hours of playability of most wireless earbuds. The charging case provides 5 full…

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Health Tips: Best Medicinal Herbs For Longer Life

Have you ever given a thought about how people in olden days used to cure themselves with simple medicinal plants? India was once a pioneer in promoting research on traditional therapy and medication from plants, the branch of science which is renowned all over the world as ‘Ayurveda’. What is most interesting part is that unlike the present allopathic medication, most of these medicinal extracts are completely safe and have no side effects whatsoever when used judiciously. The immense contribution of these plants in making our lives better is unfathomable.…

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Top Fashion Trends for summer 2019

Now, when the weather is changing, you should also plan some creative & trendy alteration to your wardrobe as per top fashion trends for summer, 2019. A lot of online fashion web portals are bringing a sparkling and chic collection by which you can flaunt your fashion in an affordable manner along with several deals & offers. And when you are a fashionista and love online shopping, you should definitely try to make a purchase from renowned fashion websites from where you can easily get offers, for example, Myntra Offers. Such kind of offers does not make…

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