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World Heritage Day 2019 special: Rediscovering Delhi’s Heritage | travel

Adilabad Fort A view of Adilabad Fort in Tughlaqabad ( Shivam Saxena/HT ) A sense of peace and calm engulfs you as you step into the fortification of Adilabad. Built by Sultan Mohammad Bin Tughlaq, Adilabad Fort lies to the south-east part of Tughlaqabad and is connected to it via ...

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Notre Dame Cathedral: The original symbol of Paris | travel

The Notre-Dame (Our Lady in French) cathedral is no stranger to destruction or fire. During the peak of the French Revolution, when French royals were being regularly executed, the crowd had stormed and gutted the cathedral, dubbing it as a Temple of Treason. In 1804, when Napoléon Bonaparte’s coronation ceremony ...

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IIT Roorkee researchers identify new method to detect breast and ovarian cancer

Breast and ovarian cancers are are responsible for approximately one third of all cancers that occur in women and one fifth of all cancer related deaths worldwide. (Source: Pixabay) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee have identified a new method to detect two of the worst forms ...

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Researchers find novel way to make tasty low-salt food

Recent findings have suggested that gradual reductions in salt over a period of years is the best way to reduce salt consumption. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Researchers have found a way to make food taste salty but with less of the sodium chloride tied to poor health. “It’s a stealth approach, ...

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Pulitzer Prize 2019: Forrest Gander wins for poetry, Richard Powers for fiction

Richard Powers’ novel The Overstory, that presents the world through the perspective of trees. (Source: Amazon.in) American poet Forrest Gander has been awarded the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for his collection Be With (New Directions, 2018). The collection has been described by the Pulitzer committee, as quoted by Poetry Foundation, as ...

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At least three repeated blood pressure measurements give accurate data of patient’s condition: Study

Blood pressure should be measured at least three times to prevent misdiagnosis, says the study. (Photo: Thinkstock Images) At least three repeated measurements of blood pressure during a clinic visit is required to reduce inaccurate classification of a patient’s true condition and prevent misdiagnosis, a recent study has stated. The ...

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Smiling makes people happier, says study

According to the results, facial expressions have a small impact on feelings. (Photo by iStock/Getty Images) Smiling really can make people feel happier, according to researchers who looked at nearly 50 years of data testing whether facial expressions can lead people to feel the related emotions. “Conventional wisdom tells us ...

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Knowing When to Let Go of Relationships: 3 Signs It’s Time to Move On

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~Lao Tze Thanks to the Internet, our lives are full of people. We’re connected literally all the time. And yet, despite our ceaseless connection, we feel disconnected. As the pace of life becomes ever more ...

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Global measles cases up 300 per cent year-on-year: WHO

So far this year, 170 countries have reported 112,163 measles cases to WHO. (Photo by iStock / Getty Images) Measles cases rose 300 percent worldwide through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, the UN said Monday, as concern grows over the impact of ...

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Public should seek medical help if they suspect rabies exposure | more lifestyle

A new research has highlighted the importance of raising awareness about the rising risks of rabies and advised to seek medical treatment on time. People wait an average of 10 days before seeking medical advice following exposure to potentially rabid animals overseas, according to the study. The study was discussed ...

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